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New federal crowdfunding rules give companies another tool to get cash

It's easier for startups to bring amateur investors into the fold under new federal rules that take effect Monday — but does it make sense for Illinois companies?<p>Companies can now raise up to $1 million across state lines without prior approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>That gives …

Equity Crowdfunding Is Here: Now You Can Own A Share In A Startup’s Success (Or Failure)

The most revolutionary portion of the JOBS Act, passed in 2012, goes into effect today. But will it really be a game-changer for small businesses?<p>Nick Tommarello has been waiting four years for this: The day when everyday people can start investing directly in companies over the internet. Today …

6 Helpful Tips for Nonprofits to Create Viral Crowdfunding Campaigns

Crowdfunding has quickly emerged as a viable option for charities and nonprofits looking to leverage the power of the internet and the virality that …

7 Things You Should Know About Digital Journalism Courses

Much has been said about the challenges that communication professionals have faced on their journey into the digital age. But in some ways, …

Journalism

How We Make Hardbound Stories

<i>Lessons learned from the frontiers of mobile storytelling</i><p>Hardbound is a platform for visual storytelling.<p>We’re less than a year old, but we’ve …

Toy Story

The Future of Digital Storytelling: Firestarters in Australia

How has digital changed the way advertisers tell stories? What content connects? And how can today’s deluge of data influence and even improve our …

Storytelling with Data: Our Brains Crave Structure + Love Oddballs

AMA Talks: Thought Leaders Chat About the Power of Storytelling, Making Smart Decisions & More

<i>AMA Talks</i> <i>is a video series featuring expert advice from authors, thought leaders and business professionals around the globe. We’ve rounded up a few</i> …

Public Speaking

iview: Story Hunters

From today iview will screen <b>Story Hunters</b> a new video journalist concept, showcasing original stories driven by the audience.<p>Comprising fact based …

Adobe launches free Spark web service, rebrands its iOS storytelling apps

Adobe has been steadily introducing free creative tools that let iPhone and iPad users tell stories through text, photos, and videos, and today that effort is coming to the web with the all-new Adobe Spark. In addition to launching the free web app, Adobe is updating a few of its existing iOS apps …

An Animated Map That Shows We Are a Nation of Immigrants

Since 1920, a total of 79 million people from around the world have emigrated to the United States and become lawful permanent residents. The animated map below displays them all. The brightness of a country corresponds to its total migration to the U.S. during the time period shown.<p>Two Centuries …

UX Conferences, Events and Meetups: the definitive list

Our global events wish list:<p>IA Summit <br>Focused on Information Architecture • 20 to 90 minutes sessions, besides the workshops • Big names like …

UX Books: the essential reading list – UX Collective

Must-read UX books:<p>A mandatory reading for anyone who works in a digital company, covering basic principles that helps you to take the day-to-day …

Ultimate Guide To Interaction Design For Websites

Modern designers hear a lot of titles thrown around, most of which are moving away from the general "web designer" into specialists like UX designers …

Learn how to animate Scalable Vector Graphics

Scaleable Vector Graphics (SVGs) are now fully supported in most well-known browsers, going a few versions back. We've seen SVGs go from experimental …

7 TEDx GIFs from around the world we can't stop watching

<b>TEDx teams are fun, clever, and very fond of design. Below, we’ve handpicked some wildly cool animations from TEDx events around the world to get</b> …

GIF Animations

Collective #218

Inspirational Website of the Week: Pixels by Tomer LernerAn innovative and creative showcase of the fantastic work of Tomer Lerner. Our pick this …

The Evolution of the American Mom in 7 Stories

Some aspects of being a mother never change. But, with Mother’s Day approaching this weekend, it’s worth remembering that society’s ideas of what …

Teenage Refugees Tell Us the Horrors They Went Through to Get to Europe

The UK will be taking in up to 3,000 unaccompanied minors who've been forced to flee their home countries. We spoke to some young refugees about their journeys so far.<p>When David Cameron did a U-turn on Wednesday and agreed that the UK could take in up to 3,000 unaccompanied minors after all, I …

Meet the Guys Turning Old Graphic Design Manuals into Kickstarter Blockbusters

In 1970, the visionary “information architect” Massimo Vignelli and his design firm partner Bob Noorda created a manual that redesigned every visual element of the New York City subway system. It was a practical solution to a serious problem: by the late 1960s, the subway had become so unsafe and …

What Adobe’s Latest Acquisition Says About the Future of Marketing

Marketers love sharing “content” as part of campaigns, especially the free sort, like social media commentary or videos created by happy …

Logo Design Psychology

Learn more about Logo Design Psychology and Colour Theory to improve the effectiveness of your Graphic Design projects in Communicating with …

Watch in awe as thousands of cargo ships traverse the world’s oceans

Each tiny dot on this captivating interactive map represents a single cargo ship plying the waters of the world.<p>The mesmerizing digital rendition of …

Panama Canal

Delta employees tell stories through StoryCorps

Delta Air Lines employees are telling their stories through oral history project StoryCorps, as the company prepares for its CEO changeover …

Innovation & Trends in Video and Digital Imaging at the LDV Vision Summit 2016

You might be considering what conference to attend, or what meetup, if you’re interested in technology, visualization or visually-focused businesses. …

The 81-year-old Indian teacher still transforming lives

<b>Vimla Kaul has not stopped working since she retired as a government school teacher 20 years ago. The 81-year-old educates under-privileged children in India's capital Delhi. She spoke to the BBC's Ayeshea Perera.</b><p>A group of children shout "good morning" at the top of their voices as Vimla Kaul …

2016 Crowdfunding Rules: How the Restrictions Work and Why It Matters

Crowdfunding is at hand but unfortunately, it may not be time for startups to celebrate just yet. Here's why.<p>Beginning May 16, 2016 Regulation Crowdfunding is the law of the land in the US. For the first time, US startups have a legal framework for seeking equity investment from the general public. …

PM - Scientists turn to crowd funding and peer to peer grants to fund their research 15/04/2016

MARK COLVIN: Astronomer's call it the Wow! Signal, because that�s the word the astronomer Jerry Ehman wrote in his notes when he first saw it nearly …