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Let’s Stop Talking To Sexist Bots: The Future Of Voice For Brands

As brands race to get into the voice-activated space, Wolff Olins global head of content Jemma Elliot outlines why they shouldn’t automatically default to a female voice. British bank NatWest recently announced that it’s testing an artificial intelligence-powered ‘digital human’ called Cora. Show More Summary

UNICEF says child marriage rates are finally dropping

Finally some good news in this gray world: Child marriage rates are dropping, at long last. According to a new report from UNICEF, there are now 12 million underage girls married each year. That number is obviously too high, yet it actually shows progress, the organization reports. Show More Summary

How To Talk About Getting Fired In A Job Interview

Being fired is more common than you think. If you get asked about it in an interview, the key is to be truthful, but tactful. Being fired is difficult enough in itself. Couple that with the fact that you often have to discuss why you left your previous company in job interviews, and it often feels like adding insult to injury. Read Full Story

This Smart Paint Talks To Canes To Help People Who Are Blind Navigate

The Ohio State School for the Blind is pioneering new technology that causes canes to vibrate when it touches lines of traffic paint. The crosswalk on a road in front of the Ohio State School for the Blind looks like one that might be found at any intersection. Show More Summary

Cancel All Your Plans Because You Have A Second Life To Live In VR

There’s been lots of talk of social virtual reality, but Sinespace could be the first metaverse that supports hundreds of people being together at once. For several years, since the release of the Oculus Rift, HTC’s Vive, Samsung’s GearVR, and other headsets, consumer virtual reality has been seen as the future of social 3D worlds. Read Full Story

Stop Confusing Your Job Skills With Your Credentials

The big-name employer you worked for or the elite university you went to may matter less than you think. It’s what you did there that counts. Credentials ruled in the traditional job market. Candidates were coached to dial up the prestige on their resumes, on social media, and on job interviews. Show More Summary

Rylo’s smart 360 camera is now Android-friendly

We’re almost a decade into the iPhone-Android war, and there are way more Android phones in the world than iPhones. But it’s still common for interesting new apps and gadgets to support iOS first and then catch up with Android. Rylo—one of our Most Innovative Companies for 2018–is the latest example. Show More Summary

Stella McCartney and PETA want students to invent vegan wool

Vegan wool sounds like an oxymoron. But designer Stella McCartney believes we might soon be wearing sweaters made of the stuff. She’s partnering with PETA and investment firm Stray Dog Capital to launch a biodesign challenge for college students throughout the United States. Show More Summary

Gucci just joined the gun control movement

The Italian luxury house just donated half a million dollars to March For Our Lives, the organization planning a demonstration in Washington, D.C. and in cities around the country on March 24th. A team representing Gucci will also be at the march. Show More Summary

Why The Oscar Rarely Goes To Indie Noms For Best Animated Film

Disney and Pixar consistently sweep the Academy Awards. But if indie films are usually Oscar bait for live-action, why isn’t it the same for animation? Since its inception in 2002, the Best Animated Film category at the Academy Awards has been pretty much a shoe-in for whichever movie Disney and/or Pixar released that year. Read Full Story

Sheryl Sandberg: Women are missing “informal mentoring” from senior male execs

Facebook COO Sandberg spoke to Recode’s Kara Swisher today at the Lesbians Who Tech conference in San Francisco and surprised some in the audience with her thoughts on #MeToo. “We need a world where women don’t get harassed,” she said. Show More Summary

The Georgia GOP killed a $40M tax break over an NRA discount used by 13 people

Here’s a doozy of a statistic: Only 13 people ever used the National Rifle Association’s discount for Delta Airlines, according to USA Today. Mind you, this is the same discount that Delta said it would no longer offer in light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Show More Summary

Phone Makers Are Embarrassing Themselves By Copying Apple’s Ideas

How the iPhone X left other phone makers flailing at Mobile World Congress. As someone who generally prefers Android over iOS, this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show was painful to watch. Read Full Story

In The Wake Of #MeToo, Davids Schwimmer And Arquette Urge #AskMoreOfHim

A group of men in Hollywood has responded to #MeToo and #TimesUp by asking other men not to be dirtbags. The #MeToo movement encouraged women to reveal the harassment they’ve endured at the hands of men. In response, a budding movement is encouraging men to stop being dirtbags. The twist is that this upstart was created by men—and famous ones at that. Read Full Story

Why Amazon Is Immune To Almost Any Boycott

While other companies are taking stands on the NRA, Amazon is staying quiet. Why doesn’t this lack of response hurt the e-commerce giant? We’re at an interesting point in American history where corporations are becoming more politically reactive than elected officials. Show More Summary

“It would’ve never survived the studio system.” How Creative Control Saved “I, Tonya”

Screenwriter Steven Rodgers’s bold Oscar contender may never have come to life without him taking the reigns–and refusing to make it without Allison Janney. After penning a series of romantic comedies and dramedies–2015’s Love The Coopers (starring Diane Keaton and a young Timothée Chalamet), 2007’s P.S. Show More Summary

Rosa Parks’s house has been on a long, beautiful journey

Three years ago, Rosa Parks’s house was about to be demolished, until an American artist saved it by shipping it to Berlin. At long last, the house is coming back to the States, after its European vacation. The Civil Rights leader was...Show More Summary

Podible wants to personalize your podcast playlist with artificial intelligence

There are a lot of podcasts in the world. While we do our best to make recommendations, it’s hard to keep up with all of them, so Podible is bringing artificial intelligence into the fight. “We constantly hear from podcast listenersShow More Summary

Plae, the cult sneaker brand for kids, now has bigger shoes to fill

Four years ago, kids’ shoe startup Plae entered the market in a big way. The shoes–designed by founder Ryan Ringholz, former lead designer at Puma–were quickly embraced by kids in the celebrity set. (The Afflecks and Kutchers are fans.)...Show More Summary

Top Companies Are Missing Talent From Historically Black Colleges

As Silicon Valley blames the “pipeline problem” for its lack of diversity, there’s untapped talent at HBCUs. Meet a few people working to change the ratio. How many times have you seen a report where today’s top tech companies admitShow More Summary

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