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The Latest Web Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

Web designs are becoming less subjective and more functional. Here are a few examples worth noticing.<p>Just like fashion, web design has fads that come and go and it can be difficult to spot which ones will stick past next quarter. Following the latest fad may be keep you on top for the moment, but …

Innovation, Revolution and Deposition: Why fintech is facing an existential crisis

“Whilst fintech is no doubt creating a new understanding of what it means to provide a financial service, what is increasingly apparent is that …

The Internet Was Just Taken Over by a Global Monopoly, And No One Even Noticed

On Saturday, the United States ceded oversight of one of the Internet’s most basic and fundamental functions — the so-called “root zone,” which …

Is Zebra Tech’s Zatar the “Facebook of Things?”

Zebra Technologies showcased its emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies at the Innovation Labs World conference in Singapore this week.<p>The Lincolnshire, Illinois company presented on its smart tag technology that allows advanced monitoring of shipped goods. As well, it discussed its Zatar …

Inside Google G Suite and its machine learning system

Google’s Apps for Work has a new name, G Suite. G Suite at the moment is more of a mission than a reality. What Google wants to do is create the …

Machine Learning

Customer Service Lessons To Learn From The Banking Industry

You don’t have to be in banking to appreciate customer service insights from the industry. A recent survey from Clarabridge on the banking industry is a customer service wakeup call for any and all types of business, in any industry. And, while the numbers shared below may not track exactly with …

Customer Service

How to Overcome 5 Major Brand Trust Issues

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trust is a pivotal feature of successful brands; when a user trusts your brand, they’ll be more willing to buy from you. For many major established brands, like McDonald’s or Ford, brand trust is tied to history and most people have had …

Royal Bank of Scotland to disappear for customers outside Scotland

<b>The brand RBS is to be reduced to a back office role, according to the bank's chief executive.</b><p>Royal Bank of Scotland will disappear for customers outside Scotland.<p>Ross McEwan told BBC Scotland that the RBS brand was associated with the bank's global ambitions.<p>It has retreated from them since it …

5 Lead-Generation Tips For Your eCommerce Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are literally dozens if not hundreds of ways of generating leads for your ecommerce business. As long as you’re upholding your company’s reputation and ethics, you needn't worry about "right" and "wrong" ways of generating leads. …

Suddenly Everybody Is Obsessed with A.I.—Even If Investors Don’t Get It

Many still don’t understand the emerging industry.<p>As Silicon Valley investors and tech giants continue to pour cash into burgeoning artificial intelligence technologies such as machine learning and chatbots, the relatively nascent A.I. industry is emerging as the latest mega-hot new ticket in …

Artificial Intelligence

Psychology Of Color In Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

<b>The Psychology Of Color In Business by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist</b><p>What do the colors in your company’s branding tell customers?<p>Today’s …

Biggest developments in fintech in 2016

To get to grips with one of the 21st century’s biggest changes in digital – especially in regards to finance and investment – is no easy task for any …

iPhone 7 And Galaxy Note 7 Will Both Have Dual-Cameras

The latest news on the next generation of flagship devices from Apple and Samsung is that both the Galaxy Note 7 and iPhone 7 may feature dual-camera …

Messaging Service WhatsApp Tops 1 Billion Monthly Users

The multi-platform mobile messaging service WhatsApp has crossed a billion active users a month, the company announced on its blog Monday.<p>“That’s …

WhatsApp Messaging Service Releases Mac Desktop App

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on Tuesday announced the release of its first native desktop client for the Mac. The app mirrors …

Why designers should be taking a digital-first approach to branding

Branding has always been a very top-down process: through identity and messaging, brand designers have tried to define and influence what consumers …

Instagram is quietly testing a major visual overhaul of its Android app

Instagram, following the controversial announcement that it would change the order in which images appear in user feeds, now appears to be testing a complete redesign of its app. Instagram has long stuck to the same skeuomorphic design, but if this redesign rolls out to everyone, the app could …

Apps

The 40 coolest people in UK fintech

British fintech startups raised $962 million (£676.9 million) in investment funding last year, according to KPMG. London alone accounting for $743.7 million (£523.3 million) of that.<p>Business Insider has been covering the sector closely and has rounded up the 40 most exciting people in the scene …

Twitter just released its playbook for building great mobile apps

Developers who want to know how to take advantage of Twitter’s tools and knowledge can do just that now that it has released its Mobile App Playbook.<p>The ‘book’ is really a series of of blog posts Twitter has been releasing over time on best practices for building apps, which obviously lean on …

Billion-Dollar Social Marketing Startup Sprinklr Extends Reach

In early April, billion-dollar marketing startup Sprinklr closed its ninth acquisition in two years, paying an undisclosed sum for social analytics …

Apple says the average iPhone is unlocked 80 times a day

A majority of people use TouchID or a passcode<p>Apple on Friday divulged a fascinating iPhone statistic: owners unlock their device, on average, 80 times a day. The company disclosed the figure during a press briefing centered on the many layers of iPhone security it employs to protect customers — …

Facebook Messenger chief: It will be years before everyone has M

If you were hoping Facebook would use last week's F8 conference to release its AI assistant M to the mainstream, you're going to have to wait a lot …

Brands Can Now Create Interactive Video Campaigns on Facebook and Instagram

Online rollover ads that let consumers move their mouse over a video promo to access more information about a brand have been a boon for publishers …

Coming soon: The internet of clothes

The internet of clothes might soon be a reality, if a deal announced today (Apr. 18) between Avery Dennison, a major manufacturer of apparel and footwear care-labels, and Evrythng, a London internet of things startup, succeeds. The partnership will result in 10 billion items of clothing getting …

Internet of Things

Amazon’s new strategy to steal Netflix customers — and keep them

Amazon is rolling out two new offerings for would-be customers that could radically reshape the way people interact with the company's Amazon Prime service.<p>First, Amazon is making its streaming video service, Prime Video, available monthly for $8.99. That's a dollar less than what Netflix charges …

Televisions

London fintech startup Revolut is raising £10 million and signing 1,500 new customers a day

CEO and founder Nikolay Storonsky told to BI that the 10-month-old startup is currently raising its Series A funding round: "We hope to close very soon we've already had a few offers from investors, it's just a question of getting the right price and the right investors. We will be raising £10 …

Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Us Find The Authors Of The Bible

Both the most controversial and best-selling book ever written, the Bible is an unusual book not least because, for the most part, we’ve got no idea who wrote it. Which makes it easy to pull find-replace jobs and make unfortunate typos. The Old Testament, in particular, is more or less anonymous. …

6 Tips for Marketers Who Want to Connect in a Meaningful Way With Millennials

While brand experiences have grown in scope, scale, sophistication and effectiveness in recent years, there are a host of new issues and challenges …

Now you can even have your clothes chosen by algorithm

It is a rather outdated iPhone commercial that popularized the pretty cringy mantra ‘there’s an app for that’ back in 2009.<p>Increasingly though, there’s now an algorithm for ‘that,’ and in this case, as spotted by TechCrunch, it’s clothes shopping.<p>There are many subscription services out there and …

Apps