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Spotify's 'Serendipity' map shows when two people play the same song at the exact same time

theverge.com — Spotify today unveiled Serendipity, an online map that displays a live stream of coordinates whenever two users play the same song at the same time. As each pair of listeners flashes onto the screen, the song they've chosen starts playing for a few fleeting moments before another song comes on.
Aug 21, 2014

Spotify's "two people listening to the same song at the same time" locator is accurate to 1/10 of a second. bit.ly/VHV4BA

Aug 21, 2014

Cool RT @verge: Spotify's real-time "Serendipity" map shows when two people play the same song at the exact same time theverge.com/e/5814934

Aug 21, 2014

This @Spotify Serendipity map is cool and pretty theverge.com/2014/8/21/6050… Also a reminder that people really, really like pop music. Meh.

Aug 21, 2014

Spotify created a global map that shows when two people click play on a song simultaneously. j.mp/1ro0v7x

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is still with us: a timeline

theverge.com — Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of interesting new things.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @ArielleDRoss: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is still kicking ass. Here's a timeline that proves it. theverge.com/e/5814458

Aug 21, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is still kicking ass. Here's a timeline that proves it. theverge.com/e/5814458

The future of the home screen isn't about apps

theverge.com — As part of Verge Hack Week, we've invited great minds from around Vox Media to contribute their thoughts on the future of everything - from food to fashion to the written word. In this installment, we welcome Joe Alicata, Vox Media's director of video product. "Have you seen this?"
Aug 21, 2014

So @wirelessjoe built Chartbeat and the Sportscenter app, and he has big ideas about the future of the homescreen. mobile.theverge.com/2014/8/21/6043…

Aug 21, 2014

RT @wirelessjoe: They let the hacks write during hack week. “@verge: Read Vox Media's @wirelessjoe on the future of the home screen: s.iffy.io/1z6gUfa

This stylish bracelet has a phone charger hidden inside

theverge.com — Most wrist-bound devices are designed to take your hands and eyes off your phone, to allow you to use it less. But the QBracelet wants you to use it more - or at least longer.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @mathewi: I would probably buy this dumb thing MT @piercedavid: jewelry should look good and also charge your phone theverge.com/2014/8/21/6051…

Aug 21, 2014

I would probably buy this dumb thing MT @piercedavid: jewelry should look good and also charge your phone theverge.com/2014/8/21/6051…

Google Chrome arrives in Cuba

theverge.com — Google Chrome is now available for download in Cuba, one of the world's most isolated internet regimes. Google announced the move in a short Google+ post Wednesday, noting that American sanctions against Cuba and other countries have made it more difficult for the company to launch products abroad.

Messenger warfare: I put same-day delivery to the test

theverge.com — I want it all, and I want it now. Who can deliver? Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of interesting new things.
Aug 21, 2014

This is what happened when I ordered same-day delivery from every service I could find theverge.com/2014/8/21/6046… pic.twitter.com/2creImwiXQ

Kanye West's sampling: a listenable history

theverge.com — Kanye West's songs have always been huge, elaborate affairs that either build off of an existing song or pick out the best parts of several others to create one coherent and cooler whole. And while West may be known for his early work with soul, his choice of samples has now made it all the way to Elton John and Bon Iver.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @carlfranzen: Insanely extensive look at Kanye's best samples going back to 'The College Dropout' bit.ly/1z6icqy via @jake_k

Aug 21, 2014

Insanely extensive look at Kanye's best samples going back to 'The College Dropout' bit.ly/1z6icqy via @jake_k

Aug 20, 2014

This is VERY cool: A Spotify History Of All Kanye West’s Samples theverge.com/2014/8/20/6048…

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