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Maisie Williams Is Launching a Talent Discovery App to Foster Collabs

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Game of Thrones‘ Arya Stark and Highsnobiety cover star Maisie Williams is launching a new mobile app dubbed Daisie, reports The Verge. Daisie is designed to connect creatives, providing a place to network, share, and collaborate, as well as obtain guidance on given careers.

“I couldn’t be happier about the change we are currently seeing in creative industries and the movement towards women becoming truly valued,” Williams noted in a statement regarding the app’s development. “I want Daisie to give other creatives the opportunities that I was lucky enough to receive at the beginning of my career. Daisie will break down the archaic gap between youth and creative jobs; offering new opportunities for individuals to collaborate, learn and create – establishing a new way for talented individuals to be discovered and employed.”

Co-founded by movie producer Dom Santry, the app hopes to become a new place for discovery and collaboration, as an alternative to the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“Social media can be a very lonely place, and somewhere that doesn’t necessarily inspire collaboration or foster meaningful connections,” Santry added. “It’s very easy for creative voices to get lost in platforms riddled with ads and unimportant content; we’re hoping to eradicate these, providing a focused, industry specific platform.”

For now, Daisie is still in the developmental stages, with hopes of launching in August of this year.

Visit The Verge for more on Maisie Williams’s new social app, and follow to the Daisie website to sign up for updates.

In other news, Apple is reportedly pushing back its iOS 12 update to focus on improving iOS 11.

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PUMA Unveils Game-Changing Fit Intelligence Technology

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PUMA today announced its latest footwear technology. Dubbed Fit Intelligence (Fi), it is the successor to AutoDisc, which launched just two years prior.

According to the German sportswear giant Fi “is designed to automate, fine tune, and adjust performance fit for PUMA footwear.”

With Nike building on its auto-lacing technology with the Adapt BB and adidas forging ahead with its accelerated footwear production at its SPEEDFACTORY locations, PUMA looks to bring its own, game-changing technology to market.

The first Fi footwear to launch is a running shoe that employs a micromotor that powers a cable lacing system. Simply gesturing up or down on the forefoot Fi module tightens or loosens the lacing system. Additionally, it comes with a smart sensing capability that adapts to the shape of the foot of each wearer.

Using an app, sneakerheads can monitor, adjust, and fine tune their Fi-equipped footwear.

“We have created a product that speaks to the future of sport which is life in motion. It’s fast and changing all the time,” said Charles Johnson, PUMA’s Global Director of Innovation.

Fi is the latest step in PUMA’s continued attempt to push the boundaries of performance and lifestyle product. In 1968 PUMA debuted the first laceless sports shoe with Velcro™ straps and followed that up in 1991 with the first cable closure, seen on the PUMA Disc.