D&T Issue 173

Big Tech, Zero UI and Nike’s Marketing Blindspot

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It’s issue #170 of DNT Weekly and as per usual the week has been eventful. Here’s what we’ve been reading of late.

Sam Altman is in the news again. This time it’s for Worldcoin. The project is backed by some of tech’s biggest stars, but four countries are probing its privacy practices. Read about it here.

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John Maeda shares takeaways from his Design in Tech Report, thoughts on designing with artificial intelligence, and why we should embrace uphill thinking in a world optimized for shortcuts.

The Big Tech we’re talking about these days is a different beast. And they seem pretty different from each other.

As organizations rapidly deploy generative AI tools, survey respondents expect significant effects on their industries and workforces.

The goal of Zero UI is to create a user experience that is so seamless and natural that users don’t even realize they are interacting with a device.

A look at India’s efforts to beam TV channels directly onto mobiles phone without the need for internet data.

From energy production and the fight against climate change to healthcare, aviation and computing, room-temperature superconductors would have a transformative effect.

It’s impossible to simultaneously please your existing customers and your potential ones.

Sanam had a stable job at HCL. But he wanted to build something of his own. He quit his job in 2011 to start a small pizzeria named Pinocchio Pizza. La Pino’z v1.0 was born.

What can we learn from Nike losing both Lionel Messi and Stephen Curry?

How IIT school degrees became a fast track to tech royalty.

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