Apple Stores Even More Like Apple Schools; Shopping Gets Ethical; More in Five for Wednesday


  1. Apple’s retail stores have long offered educational workshops, but the programs they’re rolling out in May — collectively known as “Today at Apple” — really up the ante. There will be 60 different programs for both kids and adults, and all are free.
  2. Online bank Aspriration will rank the companies from which you purchase things, using thousands of data points to tell you how the companies treat people and the environment.
  3. Reactions to Amazon’s new “style selfie camera” run the gamut from “wow, that’s pretty cool” to “uhhhhhhhh, no thanks.” (For what it’s worth, we think your money is better spent on an Echo.)
  4. It’s been almost a year since Twitter relaxed the requirements for their Verified Account program. Don’t sign up for the sake of vanity; sign up so others on Twitter know that you’re really you. Here’s how to get started.
  5. Lastly: if you’re familiar with the work CRTLabs does, you know one of the things we’re interested in is how technology is transforming cities. Here’s a great example of a new kind of traffic light in the Netherlands.

Joseph Sullivan

Joe Sullivan is a User Experience Designer for the Center for REALTOR® Technology.

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