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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?
Samsung commissioned the famous French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to paint a giant mural for the launch of the its new tablet computer.
The Star Tracker is a niche social networking site with the aim of empowering and promoting Portuguese talent globally. Members can interact with likeminded peers, helping each other climb the career ladder, whilst honing their networking skills and promoting themselves. Applicants must be Portuguese, talented, working abroad and they must be invited to join by an existing member of the site.