October 17 – 5 Key Stories From The Digital World

By October 16, 2019 Insight

1. These are the Under Armour-designed suits for Virgin Galactic’s space tourists

  • Richard Branson announced that crewed test flights will begin this year
  • tailored to the measurements of some of the 600 people who have signed up for the flight
  • a tab inside the suit where wearers can inscribe their specific mission statement

2. How Brands Are Using Emotion To Transform The Shopper Experience

  • Brands are increasingly trying to appeal to the 5 senses so as to create an emotional association
  • Offering immersive experiences is another method for brands to capture quality time with customers
  • Prioritizing opportunities for employees to spend time with customers and build personal relationships

3.  In India And Mexico, WhatsApp Is The New Growth Hack

  • more than 1.5 billion people in over 180 countries use the WhatsApp main app
  • In India…More than 400 million people use the app every month
  • WhatsApp was used as “a way to get around high SMS and data costs, and it just stuck

4. Vatican launches $110 ‘click to pray’ wearable rosary

  • wearable device connected to a mobile app that’s activated by making the sign of the cross
  • device shows progress throughout each prayer and keeps track of each rosary completed
  • app features personalized religious content, as well as health tracking info gleaned from the bracelet

5. Kubernetes becomes the service delivery engine of the data center

  • Service mesh technology provides a solution to this problem by making the network smarter
  • SMI will enable service mesh implementations to be interchangeable, making services independent from their implementations
  • universal service mesh concept to bridge the gaps between these implementations, producing a kind of network of networks