A hand-picked selection of news and articles worth reading this month.
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What’s happening out there
Tesla’s next shiny things
The company generated a lot of buzz with the recent announcement of:
- The 2nd generation Roadster that goes from 0 to 100kph in 1.9 secs
- The Semi truck with enhanced Auto Pilot
From a tool to an ecosystem
Shopify grew from a tool to a platform to an ecosystem. How? Constant innovation & investment in new tech to delight users. They’ve strengthened their core offering and evolved in the e-commerce space.
Long read: Build an unforgettable first-time user experience
Earn the right to more of your users’ time by taking a human-centred approach. Make them feel inspired, and deliver a thoughtful, well-crafted experience. It really pays off.
The software architecture that powers Netflix
The (hugely simplified) complex stuff that happens every time you hit Play - Or the significance of Cloud and Microservices in running a platform like Netflix, even if that means using rival Amazon’s AWS cloud services.
Weird & wonderful
🚗 Automaker allows people to pay for brand new cars with Youtube views of videos they uploaded of test drives.
💻 Dictionary of online behaviour, including “instameet” and “pinboast.” Know anyone who’s committed these?
Enabled at eChallenge Gala Dinner
As a Gold Sponsor of the University of Adelaide’s eChallenge, Enabled attended the event to celebrate the start of budding South Australian startups.
CEO Grant Hull also presented the award to the winners of the Tech eChallenge program, which Enabled and Microsoft ran for the uni.
Enabled CEO and COO at the eChallenge Gala Dinner. See more on our Facebook page
The inaugural Enabled Team Day was a chance for us to hone in on our collective focus, including future direction, financial transparency, workshopping concerns. We also unveiled our culture book!
More photos on our Facebook page