Kori Williams

Kori Williams is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in New York, she covers events, social-media news, apps, and New York brands. She loves grammar and aims to use her voice to help others.

HowApp wants to give childhood education an upgrade

Technology has revolutionized the way we live our everyday lives. So it’s no surprise that the way we teach our kids is changing too. Online schooling and different websites have popped up over the years to give kids and parents an alternative to traditional schooling. In fact, many American families are turning their backs on the public education system which hasn’t changed much in decades. HowApp aims to bring all the joys of learning to the convenience of a smartphone app. What is...

No more Instagram likes could be a win for mental health

Social media giant Instagram has announced it will no longer show the number of likes a post gets. This has been going on for some time in other countries. Canada has had its likes hidden since May. Then, last month, Instagram said it would be doing the same thing in six additional countries: Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand. Now the change is coming to the U.S. Even though this news has gotten negative attention, many people think it’s a great way to combat how...

Warnable is a neighborhood watchdog on your smartphone

Public safety is an issue all over the news lately. Events like shootings have devastated communities and they seem to be happening on a regular basis. The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High are well-known. But after the Parkland, Florida shooting last year there has been almost one mass shooting for each day of the year. Different initiatives have been made and suggested over the years to help combat this issue and one of them may be closer to your fingertips...

Etsy snaps up Reverb for $275 million

Etsy has become the go-to destination for handmade and vintage items of all kinds. Now, it’s trying its hand at a new medium. The company has just acquired Reverb, an online marketplace for music gear, for $275 million according to Billboard. Reverb announces its acquisition Reverb founder and CEO David Kalt confirmed the business deal in a blog post on Reverb’s blog. On July 22, he announced an agreement was signed between the two companies. He calls it an “exciting day for the Reverb...

Amazon’s home robots could be on the market sooner than you think

Just in case you didn’t have enough Amazon tech in your home, the company is still working on home robots according to Bloomberg. This device, codenamed “Vesta (the name of the goddess of hearth, home and family in Roman mythology),” is being developed by Lab 126 and could be as early as next year.  A bit more than Echo These home assistants by Amazon.com Inc. are a “higher quality” version of the Echo speaker. It’s reportedly “waist-high” and on wheels to move independently from room to room....

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