World Wide Web Wednesday #40

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Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy!

Indicators of Wealth

How will you know if you’re rich? Economists at the University of Chicago recently published a paper that examined the best indicators of wealth over the last few decades. In the most recently studied year, 2016, studies have shown that there was a 69.1% chance of accurately guessing that a person was wealthy if he or she owned an iPhone. What other factors are indicators of your wealth?

The Science of Perfect Timing

Our mood and energy levels fluctuate according to a natural daily rhythm. How can you structure your day according to the rhythm? Daniel Pink, author of WHEN: The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing, shares how people can maximise perfect timing throughout their day to schedule meetings, meet people and make the most of their day.

ANZ’s first digital staff

ANZ has recently introduced its first “digital person”. Their latest AI invention is Jamie, a 25 year old kiwi woman. Her first job is to chat with customers to answer the bank’s most frequently asked questions. How did she come about?

The App Store turns 10

On July 10, 2008, Apple’s app store officially opened with 500 apps under its belt. Since then, it has become one of the most important software stores on the planet. It has over 2 million apps, 20 million registered developers, and revenues topping $100 billion over its decade-long lifetime. What has changed for us ten years on?

Can Amazon save Snapchat?

Snap Inc., the parent company of popular photo sharing app Snapchat, is working with Amazon to add a feature called Visual Search. This new feature will allow smartphone cameras to identify products, songs and barcodes, and link them to product listings.

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Article by Melanie Chan in collaboration with our team of Unleashed Software inventory and business specialists. Melanie has been writing about inventory management for the past three years. When not writing about inventory management, you can find her eating her way through Auckland.

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