Friday Five: August 2 - 8

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Friday Five is back with a new edition of the latest trending tech news. New York City’s first self-driving electric shuttle has rolled out. Cricket Wireless is using an innovative marketing campaign to attain its users. These, and much more for this week’s Friday Five! 


Google Images is getting a new look. The search giant on Tuesday said it's launching a redesign of its search engine for photos. The redesign will also emphasize shopping. If you click on an image of a product, it will show you information on brand, price, reviews, and availability. (CNet)


New York City’s First Self-Driving Shuttle Service is now in service. The shuttle service, which is run by an MIT spinoff called Optimus Ride, consists of a half-dozen six-seater electric vehicles, and hope to expand their service in other areas as well. (The Verge)


When it comes to school textbooks students may frown upon the idea due to excessive pricing. As we transform into the digital era, Pearson of the biggest publishers of educational books in the world has announced that they would adopt a “digital-first” strategy. (Wired)


Cricket Wireless, the prepaid cellular provider, rolled out a mobile app from Adfone that lets customers earn rewards just by watching ads on their smartphones. Cricket generated a whopping 47% customer redemption rate for the rewards app during the successful trial. (Mobile Marketer)


The Apple Card has already started rolling out by invitation only. Created in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard, the Apple Card sees Apple expand into the world of finance. Promising no annual fees, late fees or over-the-limit fees. (CNet)


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