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Can we really get away from big tech image

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When we think about the products and services that we use they can all be traced back to Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft. These companies have dominated the tech industry and have shaped how we connect, shop, and learn in present day society.

The Problem

Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft have dominated how we connect, learn and view the world and society around us. While this may seem pretty harmless at surface value, diving deeper we…


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This post is a copy of an issue of my newsletter Society x Tech. If you would like to subscribe, please do so here.

The world runs on time and money. Since the beginning, money has been used between business-to-business and business-to-consumer without real focus on peer-to-peer money transfers; that is, until 2009 when Venmo stepped onto the tech scene reevaluating how we as well as traditional banks think of banking.

The Competition

Prior to Venmo, if you were out with friends for dinner, you would have to go to the ATM to split the bill. Now, Venmo makes it easy to…


This publication is in relation the fourth edition of the newsletter. You can subscribe here: www.societyxtech.com

Dianna Allen is a graphic designer, mostly within the product label and packaging niche. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri but works remotely and has been traveling since 2017 and is currently in eastern Europe. Her favorite past time is hanging out on her balcony in the sun and enjoying music. She is the creator of Remetea an application that helps you pick your favorite drink based on your mood. Her product won the Product Hunt Makers Festival in the Wellness Category. I…


This publication is in relation the third edition of the newsletter. You can subscribe here: www.societyxtech.com

Ayoola John-Muyiwa (AJ) was born in Nigeria, grew up in Houston, Texas and is currently the CEO and Founder of Blademy; an online learning platform that prepares Black millennials for in-demand careers in tech, design, finance, and entrepreneurship. Prior to starting Blademy, he worked as an Engineer and Trading Analyst at ExxonMobil, BP, and Goldman Sachs. He also earned a certificate in Corporate Entrepreneurship from the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, the nation’s leading entrepreneurship program. …


This publication is in relation the second edition of the newsletter. You can subscribe here: www.societyxtech.com

Marie is an indie maker from France, working on two main products: Threader, a Twitter client curating good threads, and Women Make, an open community meant to support women makers and put them at the forefront. Marie left Paris more than a year ago now to become a nomad and work on projects with her partner, Vincent.

Read on to learn more about Women Make and how she has built the community.

Soyo: Why did you decide to create Women Make?

Marie: I created…


This publication is in relation the first edition of the newsletter. You can subscribe here: www.societyxtech.com

Anne-Laure Le Cunff is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and community builder. After working at Google in San Francisco, where she managed global marketing for digital health, she moved to London to start Ness Labs, a venture studio developing products focused on wellness, creativity, and culture. Her work has been featured in WIRED, Forbes, and more. She is also a MSc of Applied Neuroscience candidate at King’s College.

This interview talks about her chrome extension, Teeny Breaks as well as how we can encourage better…


The Problem

The Personal Trainers industry has experienced steady growth over the five years to 2017, fueled by rising demand for weight-loss services and greater interest in customized workout regimes.

Rising disposable income over the next five years will enable a greater share of consumers to spend on higher-priced personal training sessions. Moreover, the percentage of Americans who are overweight or obese is expected to increase over the five years to 2022, fostering greater demand for industry services.

This was the brief from the UXmas design challenge. …


I am so excited to announce the launch of Society x Tech; A hand-picked curation of articles, podcasts, and interviews that dig into the societal implications of technological trends.

Each month you will receive a newsletter that explores different sides of how certain trends in technology are impacting present day society in the world. The goal is to foster new thoughts and insights in hopes to encourage thoughtfulness when creating new products within technology. Immediate future editions explore the following trends:

  • Mindful Tech
  • Online Communities
  • Open Source

I’m starting this because I’ve always been interested in the sociological aspect of…

Ademusoyo.

Full Stack Developer. UX/UI Designer. MacScientist. Creator of Society x Tech

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