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Maybe the Biggest News of WWDC: Pay with Apple Pay

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Perhaps lost in the splashier news about Siri, iMessage and Apple Maps was confirmation that Apple Pay was coming to the web (PC and mobile). The expansion of Apple Pay to the web was first reported earlier this year by the Re/code blog. Merchants can now integrate Apple Pay as a payment option online, beside credit cards […]

Smarter bots, smarter futures? How humans can prepare for an automated workforce

Featured image: “Computer inside” by Luke, licensed under CC0. These days, you can do just about anything from a smartphone. Whether you need to order a meal, arrange a meeting, coordinate childcare or complete any number of life’s daily tasks, there’s a slew of apps and services waiting at your beck and call. Show More Summary

The explainable

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Signature has an interview with Denis Boyles about his new book on the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Everything Explained That Is Explainable. The title of Boyles’s book was one of the marketing slogans used to sell the encyclopedia when it went on sale in 1910 and 1911. In the interview, Boyles talks about how the work […]

Technological unemployment, then and now

3 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

In “Promise and Peril of Automation,” an article in the New York Times, David Morse writes: The key area of social change stimulated by automation is employment. Everywhere one finds two things: a positive emphasis on opportunity and a keen sensitivity to change, often translated more concretely into fear. The emphasis on opportunity is welcome […]

The width of now

3 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

“Human character changed on or about December 2010, writes Edward Mendelson in “In the Depths of the Digital Age, “when everyone, it seemed, started carrying a smartphone.” For the first time, practically anyone could be found and intruded upon, not only at some fixed address at home or at work, but everywhere and at all times. Before this, everyone […]

Just Google it

3 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

From Michael S. Evans’s review of Pedro Domingos’s  The Master Algorithm: For those in power, machine learning offers all of the benefits of human knowledge without the attendant dangers of organized human resistance. The Master Algorithm describes a world in which individuals can be managed faster than they can respond. What does this future really look like? […]

Can Location Save Mobile Advertising?

3 months agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Yesterday on Marketing Land I wrote about a new mobile ad blocking report that contends there are now roughly 419 million people blocking ads on mobile devices around the globe. That’s up from about 200 million a year ago. The highest concentration of ad blocking users is reportedly in Asia, while it is less common […]

Framed and shot

3 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

“From the very beginning of her career,” writes Arthur Lubow, of Diane Arbus, “she was taking photographs to obtain a vital proof — a corroboration of her own existence. The pattern was set early. When she was 15, she described to a friend how she would undress at night in her lit bathroom and watch […]

Meet the Comm Leaders who took home the inaugural Husky 100 award

The Husky 100 is University of Washington’s new student recognition award that honors students who make the most of their time in UW and best represent the Husky experience. The award includes both undergraduate and graduate students from all three UW campuses in all area of studies. Show More Summary

The future of Facebook is more bias, not less

3 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

“What makes social media unique,” writes Mark Zuckerberg in defending Facebook against charges of an anti-conservative slant in its promotion of “trending” news stories, is that “we are one global community where anyone can share anything — from a loving photo of a mother and her baby to intellectual analysis of political events.” The ideal of a global community […]

One of the most important websites for the future of big data & AI is up for sale this week

The future of the world will be impacted in major ways by big data and artificial intelligence.  That much is undeniable, right? But how is data accessed and how does AI make connections and recommendations between technologies, data sets, and users?  Through something called an API, or Application Programming Interface. APIs are already big but they’re […]

Ethics in Autonomous Corporations, Investments in Human Community, and the Strategic Value of Social Media: Three Good Twitter Conversations This Week

Last weekend I started what I’d like to make a regular series of blog posts rounding up some of the most interesting conversations I was fortunate enough to have over the previous week on Twitter. Here’s last week’s about blockchain, news algorithms, and people discovery. Above: thinker @LAPrice, CMX community summit founder David Spinks, and marketer Dave Ewart. […]

The green light

3 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Gatsby’s real name, you’ll recall, was Gatz, so I guess it’s no surprise that The Great Gatsby is Bill Gates’s favorite novel: The novel that I reread the most. Melinda and I love one line so much that we had it painted on a wall in our house: “His dream must have seemed so close that he […]

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