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With AirWatch, VMware gets phones and tablets and a toehold in Internet of Things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Maxx-Studio<p>At the very least, VMware’s $1.5 billion buyout of AirWatch proves the company, famous for …

Paper Has The Potential To Change How Facebook's 1.2 Billion Users Consume Media

Based on watching the promo videos for Paper, the new Facebook application, I believe this new application will be one of the most valuable platforms for media companies and brands to distribute and tell stories. Disclosure: I own shares of Facebook.<p>The application will change how Facebook’s 556 …

Why You Should Test Your Mobile App With Drunk People

In the Cocktails and Customization study, they asked Samantha, a 21-year-old pharmacist, to visit three separate websites that offer customization …

Make it beautiful: how the fashion industry is giving tech a hand

Blurring the lines between gadgets and jewelry<p>For the fashion-conscious, wearable gadgets are currently <i>not</i> wearable. But at CES 2014, fashion moguls and global tech authorities are finally chatting about how to fix that problem. Design as a function isn't a new idea, but the fashion industry thinks …

Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They’re in Theaters

Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web. Now it’s toying with the same idea for movies.<p>This …

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The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce

If David Tran were a more conventional CEO, he would be a fixture at conferences, a darling of magazine profiles, and a subject of case studies in the Harvard Business Review. Sriracha hot sauce, made by Huy Fong Foods, which Tran founded 33 years ago in Los Angeles, is one of the coolest brands in …

Sriracha Sauce

Netflix may be about to fall victim to the binge-watching revolution it started

Netflix has been coy about how “binge-watching” is affecting its business, but it may drop a big hint in its earnings report later today. And if it does, investors could get hit pretty hard.<p>The issue is how Netflix accounts for the cost of its original programming—shows available only on Netflix …

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Articles about 7 design blogs follow on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's not all shoots and rounds: The creative team at Dwell is ever on the internet prowl for the best visual inspiration to be...<p>We’re turning inward for inspiration, highlighting superlative users and fresh photos found on our own site.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's …

Fabrication

Build a Better Photography Website with IM-Creator

Just over 2 years ago, IM-Creator became one of the first HTML5 website builders released to the market. Today they are one of the leaders in …

Web Design

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New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck | Colossal

<p>Hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck works in the realm of the ultra-real where he spends hundreds of hours perfecting the shape of the human form, the …

Reinventing The Supermarket As A Terraced Retreat

Amsterdam-based NL Architects transform an unlovable building typology–the supermarket box–into a green oasis.<p>The supermarket may be a marvel of social engineering, a highly calibrated machine designed to fulfill our gustatory desires–at the expense of our wallets–but it’s a stretch to call it …

Airbnb Comes Home Preview

One of the most exciting companies to enter the domestic sphere in the last five years is Airbnb. Transforming homes into short-term rentals, Airbnb has reimagined how we use our houses, and where we lay our heads when we're on the road. Deputy Editor Aaron Britt sits down with Airbnb cofounder Joe …

Hospitality

5 Ways Big Companies Can Pivot Like Lean Startups

By lowering the barriers to breakthrough ideas and matching them to underserved needs, large companies can reclaim their reputation for innovation.<p>Innovation. You’ve either got it or you haven’t. Right now, Procter and Gamble hasn’t. Its recent mediocre results have been blamed on a drought of new …

Typographic Design Patterns And Current Practices (2013 Edition)

Now, three years later, <b>we’ve reviewed the original study and explored how Web typography has changed</b> over these years. We spent countless hours …

Articles about kickstarter week grown garden state on Dwell.com - Dwell

You might consider New Jersey the Edsel of the mid-Atlantic, but illustrator Michael Mulvey is a proud son of the Garden State...<p>A pair of industrial designers mines their prospective audience to drum up funding for a simple yet genius kitchen product.<p>Faced with tens of thousands of characters, …

New Jersey

The Floating Temple: How to Lift a Seven Million Pound, 112-year-old Building | Colossal

<p>Something’s up in Provo, Utah and it weighs around seven million pounds. It’s the 112-year-old exterior of the Provo Tabernacle that was severely …

Infographic: A Beautiful Cheat Sheet For Two Dozen Espresso-Based Drinks

<i>Ugh</i>. Just when you kinda sorta started to get a handle on the wide world of wine, along comes another new liquid metric for how cosmopolitan you really are (or aren’t): coffee. The variety is daunting. The differences are minute. This graphic should at least help with one subsection of the …

A Video Look Inside Art Lebedev Studio's New Moscow HQ

Longtime Core77 readers know I've been a fan of Art Lebedev Studio for ages. Recently I got a kick out of their Attraktsionus ferris wheel/ski lift …

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