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In Cuba, app stores pay rent | The Economist

An ingenious answer to digital deprivation CUBANS, like citizens of most countries in the digital age, are familiar with app stores. But theirs have actual doors, windows and counters. Los Doctores del Celular, a mobile-phone repair shop a few blocks from Havana’s Malecón seaside promenade, is one example. Inside, a …

Day Care Apps: A Much Closer Look at Nap Time – Bloomberg

America’s day care industry goes gaga for digital oversight. Unless your toddler is a big talker, his days at preschool or day care can be largely mysterious. Many states require teachers to record attendance, scraped knees, and uneaten meals, but it’s easy for communication to break down, especially with kids …

Outlook on Your Phone Is the Future of Email | WIRED

It’s not email that sucks; it’s the way we experience it. Microsoft’s mobile app offers a chance to rethink the process. EMAIL’S DEAD, THEY said. Ruthlessly murdered at the hands of Slack, HipChat, Basecamp, and Trello. But the reality is that email isn’t going anywhere. We sent 183 billion emails …

Waiters Will Be Replaced by Apps — Next

It’s always dangerous to look to Florida — where headlines like “Senior Citizens Flock to Strip Club Offering Free Flu Shots” are the norm — for a glimpse of anything resembling forward-thinking progress, but here it is. At Walt Disney World, the Beauty and the Beast–themed Be Our Guest restaurant (“THE hot spot …

7 Essential Tools for Business Travel

Life is hard out there for a jet-setter, and if you find yourself on a plane or a train more than at your desk, these tips are for you. Between calculating expense reports and trying to navigate around a new city, traveling for business can be a headache. So, in …