Mike's Industry View - Issue #146
AI / Creativity
UPS Flight Forward delivered prescription medication from a pharmacy in North Carolina directly to a customer’s house by drone. The deliveries were made in partnership with CVS Pharmacy.
Adidas partners with the International Space Station to test products in space — www.cnn.com Adidas is going above and beyond the confines of Earth and looking to the stars to push the boundaries of innovation.
T-Mobile says it owns exclusive rights to the colour magenta — adage.com A German court has told startup insurance provider Lemonade to stop using a similar shade in marketing.
Why a digital world needs physical retail — econsultancy.com As retailers try to keep up with the pace of technology, the role of physical stores and real-world retail experiences has become more important than ever.
Buy now pay later schemes causing 36% of millennials "financial stress" — www.chargedretail.co.uk Buy now pay later schemes are causing over a third of UK millennials to experience financial stress after being encouraged to spend money they don’t have.
Amazon's shipping costs soar 46% after promising one-day delivery, but Jeff Bezos says faster shipping is actually better for the environment — www.businessinsider.com "Although it's counterintuitive, the fastest delivery speeds generate the least carbon emissions," Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said.
Microsoft Japan's 4-day workweek experiment sees productivity jump 40% — www.cnbc.com Microsoft Japan's experimentation with a four-day workweek has proved to be a huge boon to employee productivity.
Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying for Saudi Arabia — www.nytimes.com The Justice Department’s charges raised questions about the security of technology companies.
An Instagram Influencer gave a restaurant a one-star rating because they didn’t receive a discount — www.squaremeal.co.uk The social media star was shocked to receive a full bill
Facebook rebrands as FACEBOOK: can capital letters save a toxic brand? The company’s new logo is designed to bring a ‘sense of optimism’ to the brand that brought us the Cambridge Analytica scandal