Mondays might not be your favorite day of the week, but the good news is that we’re all in this together ladies and gentlemen. As purveyors of prime Grade A web content, the SolidSmack crew has done some of the heavy-lifting to make sure you get your Mondays started on the right track.
Welcome to The Monday List.
Every Monday, we link you up with some of the most insightful, informative, and socially-relevant stories to keep tabbed, bookmarked, reading listed, pocketed, or what have you to get your week started on the right foot. Be sure to check in each week for a new crop of freshly sprouted words curated straight from the source of your favorite homegrown ‘Smack.
What We’re Reading This Week:
Diamond glass could make your phone’s screen nearly unbreakable—and its inventor says the FBI enlisted him after Huawei tried to steal his secrets.
The epicenter of innovation is turning to software to help the most vulnerable get off the streets.
Everyone can stop pointing at stuff and asking me, ‘O.K., so what color is that?’
After decades of resistance to sports gambling, team owners and state officials are laying the groundwork for it — with potentially huge implications.
In 2010, Facebook was having a pretty good year. It was good because the site was still seeing massive user growth and it had seen its valuation balloon to $23 billion. Facebook was also facing backlash over violating users’ privacy, but it was nothing like the public lashings the company faces now. Not all on the up-and-up, but not all bad either.
Customers are willing to pay upwards of $1,000 for a phone — but only if they’re rewarded with just as much status.