NEWS & ANALYSIS
DoP Daily Edit, January 11th 2018
Microsoft should retire Cortana, Stripe’s new Product, Virtual Amazon Dash buttons, Jimmy Lovine’s Denial, Reminders for People who hate Reminders
Stripe Atlas Taxes – Use Stripe Atlas to help file your business taxes. (Fintech, Payment, and Tech)
The “father of the iPod” said tech companies must help users track their digital lives
In a betrayal of loyalty signaling poor morale, a massive dump of Snapchat’s usage stats has leaked. The most worrisome is that the number of users posting Stories has shown zero growth, an even worse performance than Snapchat’s total user growth that was sluggish this year.
I use a bunch of different apps for taking notes, recording voice memos, and managing my schedule, so I’m always ready with a suggestion if someone asks me what they should use to get organized. But if you don’t care to cram your phone with productivity apps and still need a way to remember stuff, …
Been using Fin to deal w errands and other annoying life admin. Worth trying. https://t.co/es7jPX407E
First, Amazon announced physical “Dash” buttons to make it easy for consumers to re-order their favorite products. Then it launched virtual versions of the product to embed on the Amazon website and mobile app, providing one-click re-purchase power for items you recently ordered.
The archetype of success in Silicon Valley has long been young, male, and potentially a dropout from one of three or four elite universities. That may be slowly changing. This week, Canva announced a $40 million founding round making its founder, Melanie Perkins, 30, perhaps the youngest female CEO to be leading a $1 billion…
Alphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly acquired a U.K. startup focused on technology that turns surfaces such as phone displays into speakers. Redux developed technology that eliminates the need for small speakers in mobile phones, freeing up space for batteries or other components, the Cambridge, U.K.-based startup said on its now defunct website.
Rumours went round last week that Apple executive Jimmy Iovine was set to leave the company in August. Some speculated that the timing coincided with the last of Iovine’s stock vesting. The exec was on stage at the Grammy Museum on January 8 and addressed the issue saying that he’s loyal to Apple and its vision, and he is, in fact, not leaving.
This would be a good time for Microsoft to show that it’s a new day and kill Cortana, Bing and Edge https://t.co/Ik5OuiXYPI
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