“None of us are paid enough to deal with this on a daily basis.”
“Nine days before the World Health Organization announced the African Ebola outbreak now making headlines, an algorithm had already spotted it.”
“Many of our readers were quite vocal about their displeasure when we wrote in July that Facebook would begin forcing iPhone and Android users to download a separate app for messaging. Well, angry readers, here is a bit of mischief for you: Time.com has discovered a simple way to avoid using Facebook Messenger.”
Email killer and group chat app Slack wanted one of those trendy Sandwich videos. Sandwich demurred—until it got hooked on Slack itself.
International artists that tinker heavily with computers to create their work are called “glitch artists.” They produce a type of new media art that lays out defects—glitches—in a given computer system onto a visual canvas, whether it’s print, 3-D installation, or computer screen.
A new exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago is celebrating their work, but why? Historically, humans have been indifferent to non-human art; none of Koko the Gorilla’s drawings appear in the Louvre. So will art fans flock to glitch art? Or are these digital artifacts only a mother(board) could love?
Square, the payments startup from Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, has prototyped a Square credit card. The plastic card is all black, and save for the card holder’s name emblazoned on the face, features no logos—not even Square’s. Over the past year, multiple sources indicate Square employees have been carrying the card—seen here below, partially blurred to protect the card holder’s identity—around in their wallets.
However, despite buzz about the potential of a Square credit card, other company sources indicate the project was recently killed.
Details of the rumored prototype came to light during reporting for Fast Company's profile of Square, published this week. As Square seeks to unearth new sources of revenue beyond its core business of payments processing, the company has launched a slew of new products, including Square Market, Cash, Feedback, Invoices, Capital, Dashboard, and on Monday, August 11, Appointments. Some insiders expected the Square credit card would be a promising addition to the mix, potentially opening the company up to a swath of lucrative consumer loyalty and rewards services. But after pressing the company multiple times about the project, Square finally confirmed that it’s not launching a credit card. Or, should we say, the company is no longer launching one. And the reason why highlights the difficulties Square faces in the immensely complex financial space.
Long a holdout, Apple has joined Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other tech companies by releasing a diversity report of its own. And like the rest of them, the makeup at the Cupertino, California company is largely white and male.
The low-resolution GIFs. The thoughtless use of fonts. The star map navigation grid. It’s Web 1.0 all over again!
Whether we’re reading articles or emails or tweets, most of us probably spend more time reading online than paging through physical books. If you wear glasses, there’s a good chance you’re putting them on to stare at a screen. But what if a digital display could take care of vision correction on its own?
The Internet of Things and a new app makes teachers into first responders.
A new underwater cable network promises speeds 100 times faster than the typical modem.
Sensing the changing tides in the industry, iPad magazine designer Joe Zeff is bringing his talents to the enterprise world.
You may not have heard of Joe Zeff before, but if you’ve picked up an iPad edition of PC Magazine, Fast Company (full disclosure!), or Time's 9/11 memorial, you’ve likely seen his work. His studio has developed some of the earliest visions of interactive magazines on tablets. But now, he’s closing up shop to join the enterprise-focused mobile development platform ScrollMotion as vice president and executive creative director.
PR has always been about of glad-handing and cold calling. Until now.