Launch and Release

May 11, 2018

The Twittersphere was busy with news from the fashion, tech, and social media industries. Here are my top picks from this week:
  • Met Gala – The Met Gala was held this week, and the theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” left quite a stir. Rihanna stole the show with an outfit fit for the pope.  Zendaya and Jared Leto also rocked the theme, wearing Catholic-inspired outfits from Versace and Gucci respectively. You can check out the rest of the best dressed here.
  • Google Can Do It – At the annual Google I/O conference this year, several new updates were announced for the Google Assistant. Notably, the Assistant can now make appointments and reservations for you by calling the restaurant, hairdresser, doctor’s office – you name it. The demo proved not only can the Assistant handle the appointment, it sounds remarkably human – even down to the mmm-hmms. 
  • SpaceX – SpaceX is launching its newest version of the reusable rocket, the Falcon 9 Block 5, which is designed for 10 or more flights with very limited refurbishment. This makes the rocket much more cost effective than previous spaceships. This is the final design of Falcon 9, and will be eventually human certified.
  • End of Klout – The end of an era for social influencers, Klout, a startup that provided how important you are on social media, has announced that it is closing its doors on May 25. While Klout may not live on, the impact of Klout on the Influencer landscape will.