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. 1 Jony Ive Leaves Apple to Start a New Company
The man who over decades convinced Apple fans with iconic product design and his pronounciation of "aluminum" is in the business.
The change of management begins In late 2019, he launched a new project entitled LoveFrom next year. In a press release, Apple stated that it will remain a customer of its new design company.
. 2 Amazon launches US counter-in-store pickup, starting with 1
The longer-term plan for Amazon is to upgrade the pickup option to 1,500 stores (including non-Rite Aid partners) expand at the end of 2019 – a very rapid increase in the next six months.
. 3 Google Maps can now predict how full your bus or train will be.
This is a new prediction technique that Google has perfected for over half a year. Starting in October, the company asked Google Maps users, who traveled between 6 and 10 in the morning, for details about their trip.
4. Apple's Sidecar has really to do with me, you know?
Darrell has tried Sidecar, the feature that lets you use an iPad as an external display for your Mac – and he says it's all about asking anything you might do.
. 5 Niantic Throwing Harry Potter Wizards Unite Fan Festival This Summer
Niantic has been organizing personal anomaly events around the world for years for their first title, Ingress. World events for Pokémon GO.
. 6 My Six-Month Email Service at $ 30 / Month Superhuman
A $ 30 email service that captures the worship of investors and founders in Silicon Valley may be a not-so-surprising story in one of Subscriptions obsessed landscape How hidden the startup Superhuman has received large financial resources.
. 7 The Rise of the New Crypto Mafias
This article takes up the idea of the "PayPal Mafia" and explores the genesis and flow of talent in today's crypto landscape. (Extra Crunch Membership required.)