THE OTHER RIDE;HAILING APP
Once considered something of an
also-ran, Lyft has surged as disgruntled Uber users have come to think
of it as a warm-and-friendly alternative. In the week after #DeleteUber
trended in early 2017, Lyft saw an
increase in new users of more than
60%, and numbers have continued
to be strong.
CHAT;CENTRIC WORKPLACE TOOL
This increasingly vital platform is
bringing social media’s unending
digital connectivity to the office environment (and is another company
that’s now a verb). Workers love it.
Is it a productivity helper, or just
CULT CLO THING RE TAILER
As consumers shun malls and
embrace socially aware products,
Everlane’s high-quality wardrobe
using minimal water and energy—
represent a stylish alternative.
FAST;CASUAL SALAD SPOT
Casual dining meets the locavore
movement. Workers are getting in
line to upgrade their sad desk lunches
with inventive, seasonal salads from
this rapidly growing chain.
HIGH;FLYING DRONE MAKER
DJI has brought the personal-drone
industry out of its awkward, crash-prone early years, thanks to its
streamlined quadcopters that
are simple enough for anyone to fly
and safer than their predecessors.
ON THE RISE
Pictures are the key to contemporary communication,
as this Facebook-owned
platform continues to prove.
With journalism under fire
and public-arts funding in
jeopardy, the radio (and podcasting) stalwart offers a safe
space for quality storytelling.
The socially conscious
outdoor-goods purveyor is
leading by example in the
notoriously wasteful apparel
Glasses were utilitarian or
absurdly expensive before
Warby upended the industry. Now it’s the standard-bearer for conscious online
You will never be Serena or
LeBron or Ronaldo. You can,
however, wear their technologically advanced, design-forward shoes.
For 140 million users, the
green-circle logo represents
listening bliss: unlimited
on-demand music and
eerily accurate recommendations.