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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?
Virgina Tech University has launched the “DreamVendor”, an interactive 3D printing station. Users simply need to bring a SD-media card containing the data for the 3D print out to the self-serve shop.
W Hotels Worldwide is re-launching its founding Whatever/Whenever" philosophy with five new experiential offerings sure to turn the most discerning travelers into believers. Starting April 17th, guests who have long been used to getting whatever they want, whenever they want it, will be able to access new services by pressing the Whatever/Whenever button on their hotel phone. Luxuries like luggage free travel, thoughtful pillow menus, portable snacks for the plane ride home will be some of the services on offer. This service is going to first be made available in W Hotel İstanbul.