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Amazon's New Page-Flip Feature Makes Kindle Books More Skimmable 28 Jun 2016, 1:00 pm

Skip ahead. Skip backward. Roam as you please. Then go back to where you were in a jiffy.The advantages that e-books have over their dead-tree forebears are so many and varied that I'm not going to bo. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Harry McCracken

Amazon's Alexa Now Lets Users Turn On New Skills By Voice Command 28 Jun 2016, 1:00 pm

Saying commands like "Alexa, enable Jeopardy" or "Alexa, enable Skyscanner" is enough. Before, users had to do it in the app.Amazon has taken the natural step of allowing users to load up new "skills". […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Mark Sullivan

The Gender Pay Gap Is Even Worse At The Top 28 Jun 2016, 12:00 pm

An analysis of income distribution among top earners shows that the gender pay gap increases dramatically in the 80th and 90th percentiles.It's already well known that a woman makes 79¢ for every dol. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Leah Hunter

How The Space Industry Feels About Our Puny Earthbound Election 28 Jun 2016, 12:00 pm

The private space sector is booming but for growth to continue, America's next president needs to invest in exploring the universe.At this very moment, two American astronauts are floating in outer sp. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Elizabeth Segran

The Future Of Work? This Article 28 Jun 2016, 11:00 am

I wrote it in virtual reality. WHOA.I'm at my standing desk, typing this note. But instead of looking at my 24-inch monitor as usual, I'm wearing an HTC Vive headset. And thanks to the new VR producti. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Mark Wilson

This Company Is Revolutionizing How We Put On Sunscreen 28 Jun 2016, 11:00 am

Imagine if you no longer had to bend over backwards to protect yourself from UV rays.Applying sunscreen can be a tedious chore that often seems to require superhuman flexibility and the need for at le. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Rina Raphael

DJ Shadow Is Navigating A Shifting Music Landscape On His Own Terms 28 Jun 2016, 10:45 am

Twenty years into his career, DJ Shadow—aka Josh Davis—gets reflective as he welcomes the release of his fifth album in two decades.If you just look at his official discography, you could get the. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Dan Solomon

25 Smart Design Ideas That Could Help Ease The Refugee Crisis 28 Jun 2016, 10:00 am

The What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge has come up with an amazing variety of ideas that could help refugees on their journey—and once they reach Europe.In 2016, another 3 million refugees and mig. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Adele Peters

How Americans' Views On Gender Roles Are Hurting The Economy And Holding Us Back 28 Jun 2016, 9:39 am

Anne-Marie Slaughter shares her theory of "care feminism" and how it's the missing piece to achieving equality at home and work."We will achieve gender equality when we value caregiving as much as bre. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Kathleen Davis

Black Girls Code Is Moving Into Google's New York Offices 28 Jun 2016, 9:35 am

Google is bringing its investment in diversity closer to home.In a bid to develop a pool of more diverse job candidates, Google is cutting out the pipeline and going right to the source.Read Full Stor. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Ruth Reader

How Brexit Could Affect Small Businesses And Startups In The U.S. 28 Jun 2016, 9:25 am

The U.K.'s vote to leave the E.U. will have global business repercussions. We talked to entrepreneurs to see what they think those are.Will Brexit affect small business and startups?Read Full Story

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Lydia Dishman

What The Next iPhone Really Means For Music Copy Protection 27 Jun 2016, 9:20 pm

Replacing analog headphone jacks with digital audio paves a path to stricter DRM. But it's not a given it will be enforced.Here's the nightmare scenario if Apple removes the headphone jack on the next. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Jared Newman

How The Democrats' Leading Software Provider Is Planning To Win You Over 27 Jun 2016, 8:30 pm

NGP VAN is unveiling some new features, including app updates that generate talking points tailored to voters' moods.The next time a volunteer for Hillary Clinton or another Democratic candidate shows. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Neal Ungerleider

In The Aftermath of Brexit, John Oliver Loses His Damn Mind 27 Jun 2016, 8:07 pm

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver is exasperated with Brexit.We all knew this rant was coming. On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver delivered a nearly apoplectic monologue about Brexi. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | P. Claire Dodson

4 Habits Of Employees You Should Promote Immediately 27 Jun 2016, 9:00 am

You've probably already got high performers whose talents you could be developing more than you are. Here's how to identify them.High turnover is bad for morale, it's expensive, and it can sink the pe. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | John Rampton

You Need Full-Blown Apps Less Than Ever, And Slack's New Buttons Prove It 27 Jun 2016, 4:00 am

In operating systems, workplace tools, and beyond, the best parts of an app increasingly live outside the app itself.Earlier this week, Slack made a big change to how its third-party app integrations. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | Jared Newman

Can Entrepreneurship Fight Violent Extremism? 26 Jun 2016, 1:00 pm

The seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit met in Silicon Valley to promote startups as a counter to the nihilism of terrorism.Back in 2009, soon after he entered the White House, President Oba. […]

Source: Fast Company Fast Company | E.B. Boyd

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