Along with charges of fake news and photoshopped pics, thanks to Facebook, Snapchat and others, we’ll soon have to contend with a glut of reality-altering effects as they creep into our everyday posts.
Earlier this week, Apple announced it had purchased the iOS-native app Workflow, an automation tool designed to help made your device smarter, and more productive. Now ordinarily this may not have been big news, but it comes at a time when the company is trying to position its mobile devices as real workhorses. So this week, we revisit the changing nature of work thanks to the computers in our pockets.
If your life were a story, what would it say? Would it be adventurous, fun-loving, or sentimental? Who would you share it with? And where? Though the web already give us nearly unlimited ways to share, this week saw the introduction of another – Facebook Messenger’s Day. And with it, not only do we now have more ways to show off what we’re doing, but how Facebook wants to own what we do.
Uber’s meteoric rise from another Silicon Valley startup to the next great evolution in transportation has been one fraught with resistance. Led by its aggressive CEO, Travis Kalanick, the company has spearheaded a new one way to get around, and earned a reputation for running over anyone or anything in its path. With a massive valuation though, the company seemed untouchable. Until…this past month. Now all hell is breaking loose.
A week ago, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, penned a post in defence of Globalization. In the age of Trump, it was a striking note, and one that has fuelled rumours of Zuckerberg running for President one day. But Facebook is already one of the most powerful company’s on Earth. So, with such a large megaphone at his disposal, how will Zuckerberg use it?