Snap Inc. teamed up w Allrecipes on a new computer vision-powered feature for the Snapchat camera, Food Scan. It will recommend recipes from Allrecipes based on more than 1,200 ingredients understood via the Snapchat camera, to make more than 4,500 dishes. (Although I wouldn’t take a pic of eggs on my counter.)
Virtual Commemorative Ticket NFTs are coming to selected NFL games this year. The NFL will highlight the promotion during the nationally broadcast Lions vs. Bears game on Thanksgiving to make sure everyone asks, “What are NFTs?”
@nycmedialab x Bertelsmann NFT & Blockchain Challenge - open to university (grad students + faculty) & startup teams. Each participating team will receive up to $5K. The 12-week challenge will begin in Feb. and conclude with a Demo Day in May. #NFT
To get your coffee from this Starbucks Pickup with Amazon Go location, preorder your drink using the Starbucks app, choose the store at “59th between Park & Lex w/Amazon Go,” then head to the store where it will be waiting on a counter. Drink orders that are in progress will be displayed on a digital screen above the counter. The store has a lounge and seating area (which seems to contradict the “get in, get out fast” concept). To enter the Amazon Go market area and the seating area, you’ll use the “in-store code” from the Amazon app, then insert your credit card or scan the palm of your hand if you’re already registered with its Amazon One program that launched in its Go stores in Seattle last year. 2 other stores are planned in 2022.
‘Big tech’ buys hundreds of startups, but what are they, what does that mean for competition, and how does this fit into the broader market? How many more Instagrams are there, and how many DAOs? Analysis from @benedictevans.
MT @kyurieff Facebook is trying to boost its Clubhouse competitor by offering creators $10,000 to $50,000 *per session* to host Live Audio Rooms on its app, plus a fee for guests of $10,000 or more. With @bysarahkrouse
MT @_KarenHao Over the past few weeks, the Facebook Papers have reaffirmed that FB has fueled the spread of hate speech & misinfo around the world. But there’s a crucial piece missing from the story. FB isn’t just amplifying misinfo. The company is also funding it.
RT @nytimes Looking for your next book? Welcome to Read Like The Wind, a newsletter of book recommendations from @nytimesbooks critic @MollyYoung. “As a Times critic, my goal is to inject a little surprise and intrigue into your reading life.”
Workman Publishing Co., Abrams Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, Candlewick Press, Chronicle Books, and Sourcebooks have partnered on Shop Local Forever, a consumer-focused marketing campaign to promote holiday book sales.
RT @penguinusa Books are vital to understanding ourselves and those around us. Use this month as a starting place to read more beloved stories by Indigenous authors and about Native American history. #teamPRH
Chatham Asset Management offered a fully-financed bid to acquire RR Donnelley for $9.10/share in cash. They say their bid is worth approximately $48M more than the deal from Atlas Holdings. #PrintingBiz
Metric Media network runs >1.2K local news sites. It has ties to Tea Party founders, to a “dark-money ATM of the conservative movement,” and to a Catholic political advocacy group that launched $9.7M campaign in swing states against Biden 6 wks before 2020 election.
MT @simonowens Lots of media companies are launching subscription boxes. It allows them to make money in two ways: By charging brands to be included in the box (advertising) and by charging consumers who want to receive the boxes (subscriptions).
MT @CybilsAwards Latinx Kidlit Book Festival 12/9-10. “Everyone is welcome at this virtual festival that celebrates diversity in children’s literature and brings books and ideas straight into classrooms.” @LatinxKidLitBF#LKBF21
MT @PENamerica Are you an NYC writer with activism experience in the city? Apply to PEN America and the Literary Action Coalition’s new Writing as Activism Fellowship to join a cohort of NYC writer-activists and develop creative writing pieces centered on activism.
MT @foxyhedgehog “Nonprofit literary arts organizations champion books, and their transformative ability to connect readers of all ages and backgrounds.” @ruthedickey@nationalbook You can find out more about the Literary Arts Emergency Fund & how to apply here! The deadline to apply is January 5, 2022.