Thursday’s Recommended Reads

Some recent saved favorites from Pocket:

RISD President John Maeda to become design partner at Kleiner Perkins — Tech News and Analysis: If you need any more proof that venture capital firms are increasingly seeing the value of design, here it is: on Wednesday the President of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), John Maeda, announced that he’ll be joining Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner Perkins as a design partner starti – by Katie Fehrenbacher – Tags: Airbnb,Joe Gebbia,John Maeda,Kleiner Perkins,RISD –

Why A New Tech News Site Spurns Ads for Subscriptions: The Information, former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin’s new tech news site, debuted today with a seemingly counterintuitive business model: no ads, only subscriptions. – by John McDermott –

AT&T goes after T-Mobile with lower off-contract plan pricing: AT&T is announcing changes to its Mobile Share line of wireless plans today, rolling out a new “Mobile Share Value” structure on December 8th that offers subscribers a discount on service if they’re not on a hardware contract. – by Chris Ziegler –

AT&T’s EverThere could be the first wearable for your parents or grandparents — Tech News and Analysis: Is there a connected wearable device market for the senior crowd? Surprise: There sure is given that one in three adults over the age of 65 in North America fall every year. For years, monitoring services have been there for those on the floor and now AT&T is getting in on the game with EverThere. – by Kevin C. Tofel – Tags: AT&T,EverThere,wearable devices –

Volvo to put 100 self-driving cars on Swedish roads in pilot project: Volvo is about to take its biggest step yet towards bringing a self-driving car to market with a pilot project that’ll put 100 such vehicles onto public roads in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. – by Trevor Mogg –

Twitter Is About To Officially Launch Retargeted Ads: Twitter is ready to roll out retargeted ads fueled by browser cookies, sources confirm. Twitter could make the announcement as soon as tomorrow, expanding retargeted ads beyond the “experimental” phase that started in July. – by Josh Constine –

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