Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 - Google Has a Plan to Supplant SMS

Google brands its replacement for SMS as "Chat," Apple can’t quit Samsung…yet, people are worried about MoviePass, digital design pioneer Susan Kare is honored, the weekend long reads suggestions, and Do Not Disturb While Driving might be having an impact. Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome Stories from: @LangeAlexandra, @backlon, @emiliapetrarca Tweets: @waltmossberg Links:Exclusive: Chat is Google's Next Big Fix for Android's Messaging Mess (The Verge)Apple Can’t Cut Its Dependence on Rival Samsung’s Screens (WSJ)The Woman Who Gave The Macintosh a Smile (The New Yorker)Phone use while driving is still a huge problem, but this is helping (SlashGear) LongReads:Style is an Algorithm (Racked)Everything We Know About the Feud Between These Two Computer-Generated Instagram Influencers (The Cut)Iceland Takes Hard Look at Tech Boom Sparked by Its Cheap, Bountiful Power (WSJ)The Untold Story of Jaime Levy, Punk-Rock Cyber-Publishing Pioneer (NYMag)Can This Man Help Uber Recover From The Travis Kalanick Era? (Wired) Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer

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