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Downtime speed read
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.
Why it matters
Whilst the app promotes authors, it also caters to consumers by tailoring media to their everyday needs. Is this a new trend whereby TV show lengths may be reduced to 15 minutes or where movies will need to include intermissions for today’s time-poor audiences? Are there other services or products that would be better suited to consumers if they took into account time restraints?
Coca-Cola and WWF have put up a 60 X 60 foot billboard in Manila. The message? “This billboard absorbs air pollutants”. It’s made of thousands of Fukien tea plants surrounding the iconic shape of a Coke bottle.
Leya Books is a new, innovative book editor that launched the first book vending machines in Portugal – in some of the busiest metro stations in Lisbon.