The Baffler,  May 1, 2015

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Up next: an app that travels for you. / Victoria Pickering
Up next: an app that travels for you. / Victoria Pickering

• App nauseum: TechCrunch reports on Dufl, an app-based service that will pack your suitcase for you, deliver it to your hotel, and ship it back home at the end of your trip. Now if only you could get it to sit next to that screaming baby on the plane for you.

• Elon’s at it again: In a much-ballyhooed announcement, Tesla will finally announce its big battery plans.

• Tech CEO Harper Reed and Kanye West weigh in on the Baffler-esque notion that “innovation is worthless,” and that the trick to massive corporate success is, in fact, the soulless repetition of a proven concept.

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