Fjord Trends 2019
Network effects are one of the most important dynamics in software and marketplace businesses. But they’re often spoken of in a binary way: either you have them, or you don’t.
Chris Bourdain is searching for a word that he cannot quite find. We’re sitting together in a small café in Grand Central Terminal, drinking table wine and talking about his late older brother, Anthony.
Waking up on a Sunday morning, I received a text about what happened after I left the previous night’s party. “Everyone got high and we played truth or dare. Ted and Ivan docked.” “Are you serious?” I replied. “I thought that only happened in porn.
The biggest and perhaps best source of data about what people like to watch on the internet and what they would pay for doesn’t come from streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or Hulu. It comes from porn.
Hackastory selected the 40 best digital stories of 2018. We listed the interactives, graphics, longreads, newsgames and data visualizations that make our hearts beat faster. Let these articles and visualizations inspire you to continue innovating in journalism.
Businesses are suddenly very interested in Facebook Messenger bots. And for good reason: Facebook’s chat platform now supports over 1.2 billion monthly active users—and automated chatbots, like ManyChat and Chatfuel, provide a unique, interactive way of engaging with them.
What technologies are essential to the future stores? According to the survey, both brands and retailers look at optimising the checkout process from stores, with mobile payment being their number one concern, self-scan cash registers being also a priority.
In the midterms, Michigan became the first state in the Midwest to legalize marijuana, Florida restored the vote to over 1.4 million people with felony convictions, and Louisiana passed a constitutional amendment requiring unanimous jury verdicts in felony trials.
How the financial crisis precipitated a mass exodus of Western investment from Central Europe—and paved the way for oligarchic takeovers of media.