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An App To Share Civic Complaints Gains Popularity Where The Government Hasn’t Been Listening

In a country known for corruption issues, urban residents in Brazil are flocking to an app that lets them share what they care about directly with city officials.<p>Brazil is a country plagued by problems of rampant corruption, political and otherwise, but that doesn’t mean politicians completely …

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Can This App Replace Sleeping Pills?

We’ve all encountered apps capable of putting users to sleep, but that’s rarely their stated intention. Now one doctor has released a piece of software she claims will replace sleeping pills and help send insomniacs into a deep slumber.<p>Dr Kirstie Anderson, one of the UK’s foremost sleep experts, …

Your Office Space Should Be Basic, Functional And Shared

"I see this a lot more in Miami than Silicon Valley but you shouldn’t be spending money on an office that screams ‘Look at my nice office! Look at the view!’" says 500 Startups adviser Navid Zolfaghari, one of the original employees at social media startup, Wildfire which sold to Google. You’d be …

7 Killer Tips for Logo Design

Designing a logo is simple, right? Think again. There's more to crafting a brand's visual identity than just placing a name in a square and calling …

A Better Way to Define Your Company (Used By McDonald's, Starbucks, and Apple)

Ask yourself: What business am I really in? The big guys do, and they find unique ways to expand their business.<p>McDonald's is about to become the largest children's book distributor in the U.K., according to reports in <i>The Bookseller</i> and <i>The Wire.</i><p>Here's how it will work: For a limited time in each …

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Apple Just Bought A Tiny Display Company. That Could Mean Big Things

Apple used to push display technology with its products, most notably when it brought the Retina Display to the iPhone. But that hasn’t been the case lately, which makes its recent acquisition of tiny LuxVue Technology all the more interesting. But LuxVue’s technology has fascinating implications …

Apple Will Be Furious That It Only Won $120 Million In Its Case Against Samsung

That's only 5.4% of the $2.2 billion the company was hoping for.<p>Considering the millions the company likely spent just to go through litigating this case, that's basically nothing.<p>First up in the verdict was Apple's "quick links" patent. The jury decided that all of the Samsung devices Apple …

The Unpopular Step That Would Popularize Electric Vehicles

A Skyscraper-Sized Solar-Wind Tower Could Become North America's Tallest Structure

5 Things Really Successful Learners Do

Most everyone can learn, but some people just absorb and grow at remarkable rates. Here are some of their tricks.<p>Many people claim to be a "lifetime learners," and with good reason. Scientists have warned that you need to keep your brain active if you want to avoid mental decay. But some people …

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Bye-Bye Browsers: Why Facebook's New App Links Are a Big Deal

Facebook announced a slew of new programs and initiatives for developers at its F8 Conference, but the most exciting might just be App Links.<p>App …