Quibi, David Dobrik’s App and A Japanese Billionaire
Here’s what we’ve been reading from across the web over the last couple weeks. New apps, eccentric billionaires and more. It’s all good-to-know information that will serve as a decent conversation starter!
YouTube Star David Dobrik has released an app that mimics a disposable camera. Yes, for some reason people want to go back to the old days. The app adds a film-like filter and the kicker is you won’t be able to see the pics you take until the next day, when they ‘develop’. Read more about it on The Verge.
Quibi’s Mobile View
If you haven’t yet heard of Quibi, you will soon. It’s one of the most ambitious media streaming platforms yet, and it’s set to debut later this year. They will be focusing on “quick bites” of content that are produced specifically for mobile viewing.
That means their original premium content is filmed in a way that takes both portrait and landscape modes into consideration. You can read more about the innovative technology at Axios.
Junior Varsity is an enigma of a band straight out of Los Angeles. They manage to draw huge crowds to their shows and have amassed a cult social media following. The only thing is … they haven’t exactly released any music yet. Read more about this badass band that gives no shi*ts about the status quo on Complex’s Pigeons and Planes.
Japan CEO Gives Away $9 Million
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is giving a total of $9 Million to 1,000 lucky Twitter followers. That’s $9,000 each!
The billionaire says it’a a ‘serious social experiment’ meant to mimic a universal basic income. What’s his motivation? Besides the fear of artificial intelligence replacing workers in the future, Maezawa says he ‘has the money and free time’.
Read more about him and his plan on NBC News.
Japan School’s “No Homework Day”
Speaking of Japan, an elementary school in the Shimane Prefecture is making tons of kids happy. The school is implementing a “No Homework Day” so students can have more time with family and hobbies.
Hopefully this becomes a trend elsewhere, but I highly doubt it. Leave it to Japan to be ahead of the rest of the world! Read more about it at JPNtalk.
Ask A Barber
Ever wonder why you can never get your hair looking as sharp as your barber makes it? ‘Ask A Barber’ seeks to answer all the questions you have about men’s grooming.
Whether it’s what type of product to use for your type of hair or which style you should try out, they have it covered. ‘Ask A Barber’ is a new feature you can read right now on InsideHook.