- Amazon celebrated Alexa reaching 10,000 skills with a new musical game called Beat the Intro. The fast rise of Alexa skills invokes the inevitable comparison to Apple’s app store, and with it the associated growing pains of discovery.
- Is that really Michael Flynn on Twitter? Before you retweet or reply, take these steps to determine if a Twitter account is legit.
- How do leaders make the most of customer insights gathered online? This article on the digital marketing value loop offers a pithy typology of social listening, digital insights, and digital foresight as three stages of maturity, and describes how effective digital transformation helps a brand evolve alongside its customers.
- With the launch of Instagram galleries, you can finally post ten pictures of your cocktail/sunset/painted toenails at once. But is the gradual evolution from a clean, photography app to a full service lifestyle platform — stories! video! messaging! — taking away the simplicity that made Instagram so special?
- The goal of Slack is to remove the tyranny of the productivity-sucking inbox, but not replace it with GIF-filled distractions. Here are five Slack hacks to keep you productive.
Weekend fun: The privacy concerns of voice-activated devices are mounting, and nowhere more than this creepy, spying German doll. Speaking of creepy, museums are using the hashtag #museum101 to tag the creepiest objects in their collections. You were warned.
Consumed: A pretty great Kit Kat dessert at Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs.
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