October 10, 2017
 

Good morning!

The web is full of sites that are sluggish, laden with ads and pop-ups, and generally uninviting on mobile devices. Flipboard, which has long worked with large publishers to make their content beautiful and smartphone-friendly, is now trying to help smaller ones--an initiative it says will be good for Flipboard and its users, but also for the internet at large. I talked to cofounder and CEO Mike McCue about its efforts

Harry McCracken

 
   
 
Flipboard Just Introduced A Seal Of Approval For Mobile-Friendly Sites

Flipboard Just Introduced A Seal Of Approval For Mobile-Friendly Sites

New self-serve tools let smaller publishers find readers on Flipboard–and give content creators an incentive to present their work in the best available light.
 
 
 
Sonos’s Secret Weapon In The Smart Speaker Wars: Becoming A Platform

Sonos’s Secret Weapon In The Smart Speaker Wars: Becoming A Platform

As tech titans release familiar-looking smart speakers, Sonos is hoping to set itself apart by opening its sound system up to developers–and giving users more freedom.
 
 
 
Six Ways To Pull Yourself Out Of A Work Slump

Six Ways To Pull Yourself Out Of A Work Slump

Even people who love their their jobs can find themselves in a rut. Here’s how to get out of it without quitting.
 
 
 
Modifying Your Own Genes Is Just An Injection Away–If You’re Feeling Lucky

Modifying Your Own Genes Is Just An Injection Away–If You’re Feeling Lucky

Biohacker Josiah Zayner wants to create a world where anyone is free and able to experiment on their own DNA.
 
 
 
How New York Can Use Self-Driving Cars To Improve Mobility, Not Clog Traffic

How New York Can Use Self-Driving Cars To Improve Mobility, Not Clog Traffic

Cities need to plan now for a world of autonomous vehicles. A new proposal for a strategy in New York involves integrating autonomous ride sharing with the city’s mass transit system, and de-incentivizing private vehicle use.
 
 
 
Apple Has The Early Advantage In AR, But Google Will Win In The End: Study

Apple Has The Early Advantage In AR, But Google Will Win In The End: Study

Apple’s platform will be a big winner for app developers, but over time, Google’s should bring in more money for advertisers and media companies.
 
 
 
How A Szechuan-Flavored Disaster Hurt “Rick And Morty” Way More Than McDonald’s

How A Szechuan-Flavored Disaster Hurt “Rick And Morty” Way More Than McDonald’s

“Rick and Morty” fans could not handle the disappointment of missing out on “Mulan” sauce, and it’s going to hurt the show they love.
 
 
 
Hate Mornings? Design A Productive Afternoon Routine Instead

Hate Mornings? Design A Productive Afternoon Routine Instead

You don’t need to wake up at 4 a.m. to have a productive day.
 
 
 
How U.S. Soldiers Are Using Their “Warhacks” To Transform Combat

How U.S. Soldiers Are Using Their “Warhacks” To Transform Combat

The armed forces need battlefield innovation and adaptability, but are they agile enough to take advantage of it?
 
 
 
By Excluding Trump, “SNL” Handled A Tragedy Better Than Trump

By Excluding Trump, “SNL” Handled A Tragedy Better Than Trump

This week’s gloriously Trump-free “Saturday Night Live” mostly kept things light–before going all in on gun control during Weekend Update.
 
 
 
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