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The Definitive NBA Court Design Power Rankings

Everything you ever needed to know about the past, present, and future of the league's hardwood homes<p>Welcome to what might become an annual tradition …

The Definitive NBA Logo Rankings

It’s that time of the summer again. After going way too deep ranking names and court designs, we’re back to hit perhaps the most important piece of …

Kids' wacky inventions made real

<b>Imagine coming up with the craziest invention - and then seeing it in real life.</b><p>The INVENTORS! Project asked over 450 children in Sunderland in the north of England to draw their inventions.<p>The project then asked local designers and manufacturers to make some of them into real life products.<p>Take a …

Inside the Over-the-Top Marketing Strategy for 'Deadpool'

Too much "Deadpool" marketing, you say? Moviegoers were bombarded with gifs, billboards, videos and PSAs starring Marvel's anti-hero heading into …

DC streetcar system could open as soon as Feb. 26

WASHINGTON (AP) - City safety officials say Washington could launch passenger service on the rail cars by the end of the month. The D.C.

How to Overcome Fear of Failure on Social Media

Unless you have been hiding under a rock you will know that social media is a key part of running a business in 2016. According to the last Sensis Social Media Report, almost 50% of consumers use social media every day. Yet only 31% of small - medium sized businesses have an effective social media …

Here are 5 reasons Toyota's Scion brand failed

Jim Lentz, Toyota's CEO for North America, announced yesterday in a video statement that the brand will be phased out after the 2016 model year, with all products but the tC coupe reappearing with a Toyota badge (and, perhaps, a new corresponding Toyota name).<p>Some will argue that Scion's death was …

Metro Ridership Continues to Drop. Why?

Metro ridership remains at its lowest level in a decade, a report prepared for the Finance and Administration Committee states. Across Metro's modes, …

D.C. area forecast: Cold through Friday, bitter cold this weekend with below-zero wind chills

<b>TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT</b> <i><br>A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.</i><p><b>6/10:</b> Breezy mid-30s to near 40 gets a little grade inflation given the bitter chill on the way.<p><b>EXPRESS FORECAST</b><p><b>Today:</b> Becoming partly sunny & breezy. Highs: Mid-30s to near 40. <b><br>Tonight:</b> Chance of evening …

5 Fancy (But Useless) Web Components You Should Avoid — SitePoint

Every time one web design trend dies out, it seems a tour bus of new trends appears on the horizon. It’s also perfectly natural to want to mimic …

Check Out NASA’s New WPA-Inspired Ads For Space Tourism

A pair of designer brothers–whose grandfather was a longtime NASA illustrator–imagine the future of commercial space travel.<p>Terrestrially, the Golden Age of Travel may be long behind us (if it ever really existed to begin with). But when it comes to space, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab thinks the …

D.C. to Fully Deploy Snow Team Ahead of Expected Accumulation

D.C.-area residents still recall Jan. 20 with shudders, and not just because it was below freezing: Roughly one inch of snow effectively paralyzed …

Ad-Less Apple Maintains Presence at Super Bowl 50

Apple was conspicuously absent from commercial slots aired during the television broadcast of yesterday's Super Bowl 50, but that didn't stop some of its products from popping up in ads for other companies' wares (via <i>AppleInsider</i>).<p>In TV spots aired during the National Football League's biggest …

How Quicken Loans Is Responding to Backlash Over Super Bowl Ad

Quicken Loans spent most of Super Bowl 50 on its Twitter page responding to backlash from its first big game commercial, with people making a …

Missing U: Why Uber Should Have Rebranded With Help from Users and Drivers

This week, people who updated their Uber app were surprised when the trusted Uber "U" logo was replaced by a new Uber.<p>And it didn't take long for the …

Chipotle's Comeback Plan Involves Free Burritos

Chipotle Mexican Grill made some public splashes during its company-wide meeting Monday, first offering rainchecks for free meals and then announcing …

Advertising

Snowstorm Checklist: 15 Things to Do NOW

Prepare for emergency winter events before getting stranded.<p>Whenever snow is in the forecast, make sure to minimize travel, keep dry and bring your …

Washington D.C.

FBI Agent: Cell Tower Data in 'Serial' Case Accurate

An FBI agent testified that cell tower data records originally entered into evidence in the trial of a convicted killer at the center of the popular …

Crime

9 Awesome Inventions Courtesy Of Kids' Fascinating Imaginations

A fellow inventor helped bring their ideas to life.<p>After recognizing the power of children's imaginations, an inventor decided to help turn kids' fascinating ideas into reality.<p>For his INVENTORS! Project, Dominic Wilcox had more than 450 children and a handful of adults come up with an idea for an …

Uber’s Head Of Design Steps Down

Andrew Crow, Uber’s head of design, has announced that he’s leaving the company. Since joining in 2014, he helped grow Uber’s design team from 30 to nearly 200 while leading “all aspects of design,” according to his LinkedIn, “including Product, Brand, Marketing, Content Strategy & Copywriting, and …

The Most Design-Savvy Super Bowl Commercial

Amid a deluge of Super Bowl ads filled to the brim with animals (some of a stranger species than others) and celebrity cameos, one commercial stood out last night for its design. The Israeli illustrator and designer Noma Bar created a lovely animation for NewYork-Presbyterian hospital to explain …

5 Tips For Executing Cross-Device Targeting

Cross-device programmatic advertising is expected to grow out of its infancy stage this year, as the technology and data capabilities give marketers …

Grammys 2016: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

The 2016 Grammys are coming up fast. We enlisted a team of industry experts to weigh the odds for winners in the major categories.<p>Related<p>Grammy Noms: …

5 mobile marketing strategies for modern brands

It doesn’t matter who you are or who you serve. Users have more commerce, finance and personal wellness options than ever before. And the tide of …

Top Snapchat marketing strategies you don’t want to miss in 2016

Before you scoff at Snapchat, consider these figures: 100 million active users are currently on Snapchat, 23 percent of which are aged between 13-17. …

Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker has died, aged 67

The late guitarist's bandmate Donald Fagen said that he was "smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter"<p><b>Walter Becker</b>, the …

What Musicians Were Wearing and Sharing on Instagram This Week 2/7

Something good to read while ignoring the #sportsday festivities.<p><i>Hi, I’m sure you’re just rushing through this column this week because you can’t wait for that #sports thing to happen. Who is your favorite team? Mine is Beyoncé. Anyway, while you’re swimming in a vat of guacamole, check out the</i> …

Even Beyoncé couldn't save the Super Bowl halftime show

Beyoncé, Coldplay and Bruno Mars put on a fine show, but the shoddy audio of the Super Bowl 50 halftime show made the performance hard to enjoy for viewers at home.<p>From the opening notes of Coldplay’s <i>Yellow</i>, which were impossible to decipher, to Beyoncé performing her new hit <i>Formation</i>, to the final …

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