October 13, 2015 Full Contact

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We pulled together some of the most interesting articles we’ve read recently – and included the quotes that got us talking the most.

How Boston’s Newest Ride-Hailing App – Fasten – Is Looking to Challenge Uber
From boston.com

“Riders want to pay less, drivers want to make more, and they’re always at odds,” said Vlad Christoff, Fasten’s COO. “You drop rates, drivers are getting mad. You raise prices or you’re surging, drivers are happy but riders hate it. If you can keep both sides happy, the market grows in the right direction.”

Don’t Call It A Dislike Button – Facebook’s New Emoji Reactions
From Mashable

Remember the rumors about Facebook planning a “dislike” button? It’s actually much more than that: Facebook Reactions (the official name of the feature) incorporates a multi-faceted button with several different emoji-inspired responses to a post, including anger, sadness, surprise and love.

Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post, “Reactions gives you new ways to express love, awe, humor and sadness. It’s not a dislike button, but it does give you the power to easily express sorrow and empathy — in addition to delight and warmth.”

This Beautiful Timeline Lets You Explore World History Through Wikipedia
From Gizmodo

This amazing visualization brings together the world’s history from Wikipedia in an interactive timeline stuffed with information and images. Explore world history from the Big Bang up until present day. If only history lessons at school had been this much fun.


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