D&T Issue 73

Metaverse Design and the ($14tn) Shipping Container Shortage

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Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far.

As Freshworks made a splash with its IPO, Indian online gaming startups received a big setback. Read all about how Karnataka has proposed a ban on online gaming platforms in the state is expected to impact a slew of Indian startups.

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The Metaverse will be a bridge between real and virtual world experiences. For this universe to be accepted well by the masses, there will be a ton of design and user experience resources thrown at the problem. Canvs Editorial takes a look at some these vital factors in the confluence of design and metaverse.

A generation that grew up with Google is forcing professors to rethink their lesson plans.

The report highlights that 97% of data leaders say their companies have suffered the consequences of ignoring data, either missing out on new revenue opportunities, poorly forecasting performance, or making bad investments.

Even if you donโ€™t use Apple products, you still live in a world the company completely reshaped.

Some 90% of the worldโ€™s goods are transported by sea, which makes the current shortage a real problem.

The IPO turned over 500 employees in India into crorepatis with almost 70 of them below the age of 30 years.

Over the course of many months, they noticed that the side project was earning more revenue than their core business. So they decided to listen to their customers and pivot towards building an email marketing platform – Mailchimp.

Refugees help power machine learning advances at Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon. Their nights are spent labeling footage of urban areas โ€” house,โ€ โ€œshop,โ€ โ€œcarโ€ โ€” labels that, in a grim twist of fate, map the streets where the labelers once lived.

DeSnake Escaped the Dark Web’s Biggest Bust. Now He’s Back. He tells how he walked away unscathed from the takedown of AlphaBay, why he has resurfaced now, and what his plans are for the resurrected, once-dominant online black market.

Designing for users around the globe is more than just being inclusive. The article explores how UX designers can improve their work by considering users of other cultures, languages, locations, and backgrounds.

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