NEWS & ANALYSIS
DoP Daily Edit, 12th January 2018
Walmart scan and go, Snapchat redesign backlash, Optimizely’s new tools, Facebook changes priorities, Dropbox IPO, Tips for non-tech managers
Optimizely helps businesses test out different ways to make their websites or apps more effective – but, as vice president of Product Management Claire Vo put it, how do you go from “five experiments per week to hundreds and thousands of experiments per week”?
Walmart Scan & Go – Walmart’s in-store self checkout app. (Android, iPhone, and E-Commerce) Read the opinion of 13 influencers. Discover 5 alternatives like Amazon Dash Button and Payy
Facebook Inc. said it’s making major changes to its flagship social network, shifting users’ news feeds back toward posts from friends and family and away from businesses and media outlets — a transition that is likely to mean people spend less time on the site.
Realty firm Embassy Group, the joint venture partner in WeWork India, has pumped in around Rs 100 crore ($15.6 million) in the company as the shared space provider aims to expand into multiple locations across Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi amid growing competition in this segment. Embassy Buildcon was allocated 100,00,000 compulsory convertible debentures in return…
Web-storage company Dropbox Inc. has filed confidentially to go public, in what stands to be one of the largest tech IPOs in the past few years, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
Snapchat’s redesign was meant to make the app easier. For now, it’s mostly causing anger. On Thursday, Snapchat users in Canada were surprised with the new design. The automatic update is live in Australia, the U.K., and has been beta tested with users worldwide.
Voice isn’t ‘the next platform’ (and certainly doesn’t supplant smartphones). So, is there some fundamental strategic leverage here for any of GAFA? Or is this just another adjacent accessory segment to give a little more support to the core?
Microsoft is testing a new feature for Skype: end-to-end encrypted chat conversations, secured using the industry standard Signal Protocol by Open Whisper Systems. The company announced the experimental feature named “Private Conversations” in a blog post today.
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