Weekly Roundup – November 20th, 2015
Happy Friday! This will be our last roundup for two weeks, since we’ll all be passed out from tryptophan and mulled wine next week. So, get your fill of news and have a safe and happy holiday.
You know how getting coupon codes from ecommerce sites is like taking candy from a baby? Apparently, they’re on to us. In a survey of consumers, a quarter admitted to abandoning their carts on purpose to get a discount code via email. Whoops!
Your weekly Amazon news: In the all out war between Amazon and everyone else in retail, Amazon scores another big one, pulling Martha Stewart’s line onboard.
This doesn’t necessarily count as huge retail news, but as a born and bred East Coaster, it’s good to see my hometown coffee staple Dunkin’ Donuts in the news. They’re unveiling mobile ordering in thousands of locations, as well as testing delivery options is some smaller markets (read: the middle of Maine). What are the odds I could get the LA location to deliver up to SF?
Design firm REX has been officially chosen to create the Performing Arts Center for WTC after Frank Gehry’s original design was shelved. So excited to see how it comes together with the already stunning beauty of my bae the Freedom Tower!
This new wave of designers are actually biologists, or “organism designers,” as they like to say. As understanding behind natural organism deepens and broadens, there is a chance for biologists to use the fundamental building blocks to genetically engineer more and cooler organisms.
You may be totally fine with the way keys have been made for a long, long time, but if you aren’t (or just want a solid belly laugh c/o Core77), check out this quick-release key design.
If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, it’s time to giddyup. If you have a friend who loves tech/lives in the Bay Area and also loves fancy food and beverage/lives in the Bay Area check out this list from TechCrunch.
Salesforce is on track to hit $8B in revenue this year.
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