Friday 5 — 11.27.2015

Friday 5 — 11.27.2015

It’s been an odd, three-day work week on the interwebs. We had the #SlackDown maelstrom with an impressive social media save, fake Don DeLillo joined Twitter to announce a fake death, and then a real Jeff Bezos joined Twitter to announce a real disposable rocket launch. Go figure. In more substantive news: WordPress has disrupted itself, according to founder Matt Mullenweg. The WordPress.com product has been revamped to be faster, slicker, […]

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Friday 5 — 11.20.2015

Friday 5 — 11.20.2015

Google just made a big improvement to finding in-app content on mobile. On Android devices, Google will now launch the app if you have it installed, or stream the content to you if you don’t. This is an important step forward in a world where 50% of all online time — not just mobile time — is spent in-app. After the  Paris attacks, Facebook launched “tragedy features” Safety Check […]

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Friday 5 — 11.13.2015

Friday 5 — 11.13.2015

Who are your top 9 — the people who appear in that mysterious box on your Facebook profile page? Turns out it’s not the people whom you stalk (or who stalk you). Instead, Facebook’s algorithm displays these people on your profile page as subtle encouragement for you to interact with them. Benedict Evans has a new post on mobile as the new scale ecosystem. As Android and iOS devices outsell personal […]

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Friday 5 — 11.6.2015

Friday 5 — 11.6.2015

Tired of drafting the same email reply over and over? Google is here to help with SmartReply, a new Inbox app feature that suggest replies to your email messages. You can edit the reply as suggested, or delete it and write your own. Extra credit: Geek out on the machine learning under the hood. If you are responsible for data storytelling, new research explained by Storybench may […]

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