We First 5: Olympics Opening Ceremony

Simon Mainwaring / Other / 11 months ago

1. Philips launches sustainability program “Healthy People, Sustainable Planet”

In a great example of a multi-national giant outlining a clear vision and sense of purpose for a healthier future, Phillips recently unveiled its ambitious “Healthy People, Sustainable Planet” initiative. More info here: http://philips.to/2aXqHnZ

2. Company Launch: The Kind Traveler

As if you needed another reason to take a vacation… Ushering in an innovative way to think about hotels and traveling, The Kind Traveler is the first ‘give + get’ hotel booking platform that allows users to make a charitable donation and receive a discount on their stay somewhere. More info here: http://bit.ly/2aosCB0

3. Olympics Opening Ceremony to Break with Opulent Traditions

Reflecting Brazil’s current recession along with Rio’s stated desire to hold a more sustainable games, which you can read more about over on the blog, this Summer Olympics’ opening ceremony will be a more modest affair. More info here: http://aol.it/2aBfwBG

4. Instagram’s Stories Takes On Snapchat

Innovating bold new ways for you to waste time, sorry, we mean, stay connected, Instagram unveiled its “stories” feature this week which takes dead-aim at competing with Snapchat by offering identical features with a smoother interface. More info here: http://on.mash.to/2aZUhtj

5. Jill Returns As A Bride

Congrats to Jill from all of us at We First. We’re happy for you and Doug, and even happier to have you back!

Image via Flickr courtesy of user Trish Hartmann at https://flic.kr/p/dhwHo5

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