Innovation Brief: Instacart and Instagram

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On a semi-weekly basis, Street Fight’s Innovation Brief series aggregates and analyzes happenings from across the technology and media spheres. This week, we look at Instacart’s new delivery promise, Instagram’s moderation woes, and Sony’s latest. 

These insights come from digital agency M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher synthesizes his perspective from the trenches of digital experience creation. See the full episode and summary notes below, and stay tuned for semi-weekly episodes. 

🛒 Instacart’s new delivery feature can get you your order in ’30 minutes or less.’ We discuss the darker side of faster delivery and the strain it has on Instacart’s workforce.

🔐 Instagram had to tweak its algorithm after a dispute centered on blocking pertinent content. We dive into the power these algorithms have over the 3 billion people who use social media each day.

🎹 Sony releases a product that will sync your body movement to your instrument. We promise there are no drugs involved in this story.

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Mike Boland has been a tech & media analyst for the past two decades, specifically covering mobile, local and emerging technologies. He has written for Street Fight since 2011. More can be seen at www.mikebo.land