Reading List 2016

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Adobe Summit 2016

I am at the Adobe Marketing Summit today. It started yesterday and the buzz words are éxperience’ and ‘journey’. Continue reading

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How Uber conquered London | Sam Knight | Technology | The Guardian

The Long Read: To understand how the $60bn company is taking over the world, you need to stop thinking about cars

Source: How Uber conquered London | Sam Knight | Technology | The Guardian

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Medium and Twitter founder: ‘We put junk food in front of them and they eat it’

Ev Williams on feedback loops, giving a home to publishers, and finding critical mass

Ev Williams also created Blogger while he was still working for his earlier company, Prya, before selling it to Google.

Source: Medium and Twitter founder: ‘We put junk food in front of them and they eat it’

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What’s the best free email service for someone moving from BT? | Technology | The Guardian

Patrick doesn’t want to pay BT £5 a month to continue his email service, and would like a free alternative

This is an interesting article which includes a number of facts to consider when deciding which email service to go for. I would add that students often create amusing email addresses for themselves which become less appropriate when approaching businesses for a career. It can cost as little as £6.49 per year to create an email address with your own unique domain name.

Source: What’s the best free email service for someone moving from BT? | Technology | The Guardian

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The Industries of the Future, Click – BBC World Service

Former US Senior Adviser for Innovation Alec Ross discusses the industries of the future

Source: The Industries of the Future, Click – BBC World Service

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Want a job at Google’s new self-driving car company? They’re hiring | Technology | The Guardian

New job postings reveal how the company plans to bring its autonomous cars to market, pointing to a large manufacturing operation

Source: Want a job at Google’s new self-driving car company? They’re hiring | Technology | The Guardian

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect

We Are All Confident Idiots

The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise. A leading researcher on the psychology of human wrongness sets us straight.
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This is a really interesting article from a general but also a journalistic perspective.
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Monkey selfie case: judge rules animal cannot own his photo copyright

A San Francisco court said that while the protection of law could be extended to animals, there was no indication that it was in the Copyright Act.

Source: Monkey selfie case: judge rules animal cannot own his photo copyright

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Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 20% of Android battery life

Facebook’s Android app negatively impacts performance and battery life, even when it’s only running in the background, users find

Source: Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 20% of Android battery life 

Facebook does not have the greatest track record with its Android app. Users have long complained about performance issues and it sucking up battery and last year Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, took the unusual step of making his staff ditch their iPhones and move to Android until they sorted out the issues.

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