What they all have in common is taking something that was largely marketed as an algorithmically driven service (Spotify) and positioning Apple Music as a human-powered passionate alternative. She told Fast Company in 2016 that Washington-Henson-Blige spot largely defied traditional marketing. “You have these three Black women who are mature and who are listening to music much in the same way you do with your friends, and you don’t look anything like them,” she said. “The passion and the emotion of that interaction is universal.” … [Read more...] about Netflix is missing one big thing. It just added it with its new superstar hire
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Take the nation’s largest private employer, for example. By year’s end, Walmart plans to have autonomous floor-scrubbing robots deployed in 1,860 of its more than 4,700 stores, a robot rollout that began long before COVID-19 was a headline. The company is also deploying shelf-scanning and stock-sorting robots at more than 1,000 stores, a rollout that has continued during the pandemic, a Walmart spokesperson recently confirmed to CNN. And more autonomous robots are coming, says Phil Duffy, vice president of product for San Diego-based Brain Corp, the company behind the software that drives Walmart’s autonomous cleaning bots. “The world of fully autonomous robots at scale—these are robots that have all the sensors on them, have the processing on board, and are able to make decisions themselves—is probably less than five years away.” … [Read more...] about Is the pandemic finally the moment for a universal basic income?
Replying is complicated: Hey’s desktop app offers a neat “Focus & Reply” mode that shows each message side-by-side with a reply field. That way you can quickly scroll through unanswered emails to deliver rapid responses. It’s a useful feature, but you can only access it by adding emails to a “Reply Later” folder first. Otherwise, you’ll get a more traditional response field, appearing underneath the message instead of next to it. You can’t switch between these modes while replying, and you can’t use rich text formatting in the “Focus & Reply” setting. Having two ways to reply to an email just adds confusion to what should be a straightforward process. … [Read more...] about Hey is a visionary alternative to Gmail. But it’s missing the basics
You’ve made paid leave a big talking point, but the plan that you’ve helped create is only for biological moms. Including men in paid leave is good for equality in the workplace and for the pay gap. Could Paternity Leave Policies Close The Wage Gap? … [Read more...] about Here are the stories Ivanka Trump missed when she was reading Fast Company for her new book
This year, an estimated 4.1 million girls will be subjected to female genital mutilation. Today, 33,000 girls under age 18 will be forced into marriages, usually to much older men and an extreme preference for sons over daughters in some countries has fuelled gender-biased sex selection or extreme neglect that leads to their death as children, resulting in the 140 million “missing females.” … [Read more...] about India accounts for over 30% of world’s 142.6 million ‘missing females’: UN report