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  1. Spotify and the reimagined audio walled garden

    This was originally posted in the Sparrow One weekly newsletter. Subscribe to it here.

    By Ana Milicevic , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  2. 13% of my website visitors block Google Analytics

    There’s widespread use of adblockers on the web but users are increasingly blocking cookies and other tracking scripts too.

    By Marko Saric , written on

    From the Privacy desk

  3. The return of the 'slow web' movement

    Those who have been around for a while might remember a time when trawling through ugly headache-inducing personal websites was a fundamental part of the internet experience. Even those who weren't around back then find themselves feeling nostalgic for it.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Culture desk

  4. From sci fi to commercialization: the rise of digital avatars

    In the late 1990s, the Gorillaz — a virtual music band made up of four animated characters — introduced the concept of digital avatars to the general public.

    By Jerry Lu , written on

    From the Odd Futurism desk

  5. Only 9% of visitors give GDPR consent to be tracked

    Privacy regulations such as the GDPR say that you need to seek permission from your website visitors before tracking them.

    By Marko Saric , written on

    From the Privacy desk

  6. $50,000 for a year of iPad classes is a terrible deal

    This week, Harvard announced that all course instruction will be taught online for the 2020-21 academic year. The $50,000 price tag will remain.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Education desk

  7. A Tale of Two Streets: Supreme vs Madhappy

    I’ve long admired how streetwear brand Supreme has built a brand centered around hyper-exclusivity and downtown cool, to the point where consumers are willing to camp outside their stores and crash their websites.

    By Jerry Lu , written on

    From the Ecommerce desk

  8. The post-PC era never looked brighter

    In 2010, just a few months after the announcement of the original iPad, Steve Jobs sat down with Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal to talk about the future of computing in light of the arrival of the iPad. At the time Jobs talked about the iPad ushering in the post-PC era.

    By John Sherrod , written on

    From the Education desk

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