Hey now, hey now – Daydream is over 

News reaches me, via Business Insider, that Daydream, Google’s VR effort, has been killed off: In an emailed statement to Business Insider, a Google spokesperson acknowledged that consumer adoption of the product was weak, and that it faced other issues. “There … hasn’t been the broad consumer or developer adoption we had hoped, and we’ve […]

Time and TikTok

Despite being utterly obsessed with TikTok, I hadn’t noticed this, per Wired’s Louise Matsakis: Unlike other social media platforms, TikTok is totally stripped of information like when a video was uploaded or the date a user opened their account. The app presents an endless stream of algorithmically chosen videos, which you swipe through vertically. But […]

‘The Pleasures of Eating Alone’

What is it the cool people on Twitter say? “I feel seen”? The WSJ’s Ellen Byron writes: Household challenges, like different schedules, account for the biggest reason people eat alone. But nearly one-third of people say they eat alone for personal pleasure, particularly millennial consumers, she says. Further eroding group dining: smaller, more frequent meals; […]