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Jim Yong Kim steps down from the World Bank and other news from the TED community

January 16th, 2019|

2019 is starting off big for the TED community — below, some highlights.   Jim Yong Kim resigns from the World Bank. In an unexpected move, Jim Yong Kim announced that he will be stepping down from his position as President of the World Bank by the end of the month. According to The New York Times, he will be joining a development-focused private investment fund, and plans to rejoin the board of Partners in [...]

Doreen Fletcher’s atmospheric paintings of London’s East End reveal three decades of change

January 15th, 2019|

Doreen Fletcher’s atmospheric urban landscapes have only recently captured an audience when the discovery of her paintings revealed a distinctive vision of the changing capital. For the first time, the Nunnery Gallery will bring the majority of her work back under one roof, in the home of their making – the East End. The works reveal the drastic changes of east London’s streets across just three decades, remembering the businesses long forgotten and the buildings [...]

Scott Listfield’s paintings of a curious astronaut exploring franchises on an apocalyptic Earth

January 15th, 2019|

Who doesn't love a good apocalyptic-themed exhibition? Throw in a wandering astronaut, exploring our planet after we've all disappeared and you get another wonderful new series by Scott Listfield, an American artist who likes to predict our future. This month, he's featuring Franchise Too at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles – a collection of paintings about our love of fast food chains, pizza places, and coffee shops. "In particular I was thinking about places that [...]

Snap’s new CFO is leaving after just 8 months

January 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Snap’s new CFO is leaving after just 8 months

Tim Stone, who joined in May from Amazon, is leaving — and Snap doesn’t have a replacement. Snap CFO Tim Stone, who joined the company in May after nearly two decades at Amazon, plans to leave Snap to “pursue other opportunities,” according to a filing Tuesday [...]

Twitter wants to make it easier to have conversations. And it’s asking for your help.

January 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Twitter wants to make it easier to have conversations. And it’s asking for your help.

Can a new set of product features change the way people communicate online? Twitter is a great service for reading the news. It’s not so great for interacting with other people. The most obvious problem is that Twitter interactions can be toxic. Like the internet [...]

Recode Daily: The bizarre story of the most popular photo on Instagram: An egg

January 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Recode Daily: The bizarre story of the most popular photo on Instagram: An egg

Plus: PG&E files for bankruptcy after being found liable for $30 billion in wildfire costs; whoever owns the Instagram account of that brown egg is sitting on a social media goldmine; the rise of the Swiss Army gadget. A picture of a brown speckled egg [...]

The future of voice assistants like Alexa and Siri isn’t just in homes — it’s in cars

January 16th, 2019|Comments Off on The future of voice assistants like Alexa and Siri isn’t just in homes — it’s in cars

Voice assistants are more habit-forming in cars than on smartphones. As smart speakers take off in the home, it’s important to note that cars are an even bigger market for voice assistants. Some 77 million US adults use voice assistants in their cars at least [...]

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