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New Behance concept looks like a killer app

Behance is an essential resource for designers and creatives, whether you want to show off your latest work, find some inspiration or even if you're …

Graphic Design

The Build-Your-Own-Handbag Startup That’s Perfected Mass Customization

How Mon Purse’s Lana Hopkins shook up the supply chain and embraced technology so consumers can design their own bags at non-luxury prices.<p>If you pop into Bloomingdale’s in New York in search of a new handbag, you might notice that, next to the Rebecca Minkoff, Marc Jacobs, and Salvatore Ferragamo …

Salvatore Ferragamo

New Kylie Jenner Merch Includes a T-Shirt With Kris Jenner Giving the Finger

Anyone who watches <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> is already aware that the reality TV family has a special relationship with momager Kris Jenner. Kylie Jenner's store is now profiting off that with its latest batch of merch—and, knowing the family matriarch (as we feel we do), she is probably …

Kylie Jenner

Gabrielle Union Creates Hair Care Brand: 'I Want Women With Textured Hair to Have Great Hair Days'

Gabrielle Union is about to break into the lucrative beauty business with a new line of hair care products under Ulta Beauty.<p><i>WWD</i> reports that with …

Hair

How Social Media Turned Hollywood’s Beauty Prep into Marketing Gold

Social media has pulled back the curtain on the behind-the-scenes process of Hollywood’s beauty prep, unlocking major marketing opportunities for …

Golden Globes

How Celebrities Helped Fashion Nova Take Over Your Instagram Feed

Fashion Nova is the "viral store" using celebrity power and social media to build a fast-fashion empire.<p>When I told a friend I'd be writing a story about Fashion Nova, his immediate response was, "Oh, because of Cardi B.?" That's understandable, considering the reality star has churned out numerous …

Social Media

This Blogger Just Launched Her Second Fashion Line of the Month

When a blogger flexes her entrepreneurial muscles and launches her own self-funded fashion line, we’re can't help but wonder what will she do next. …

You Can Design the Livery for An Actual 787 Dreamliner

Here’s a chance you don’t often get—you can actually design the livery of an actual 787 Dreamliner! In collaboration with DreamWorks animation, …

North America

First design-your-own Xbox One controllers ship, as Microsoft sees 'tremendous interest'

The Xbox Design Lab has shipped its first controllers; new orders will arrive in only two weeks.<p>The first custom Xbox One controllers made with the Xbox Design Lab are now shipping to the public, Microsoft has announced. Microsoft sent out the very first orders on Friday, August 26. They should …

Xbox

San Francisco Wants You to Design Its Future Transit System

The city is asking for ideas on where to build future subway lines.<p>A subway station near the buffalo paddock in Golden Gate Park, a tunnel to Alcatraz Island—feasible or not, you can have San Francisco review your ideas for transit expansion, thanks to a tool that lets you design and submit your …

How Shutterstock Uses Machine Learning to Improve the User Experience

Most companies know by now that the key to making smart and strategic decisions is to look at both current and past data as a cornerstone for future …

Is Your Design Idea Hot Or Not? This App Will Tell You

Hatchli is an app that ranks ideas by swiping left and right, like Tinder. It’s about as superficial, too.<p>Every designer can use quality feedback on a new idea, especially early in the conceptualizing phase. But what’s the best way to get that feedback? Now in beta on iOS, Hatchli is a new app …

Deep Frying

Timberland’s First Crowdsourced Boot Available Now

Timberland and Betabrand, a crowdfunding company, have teamed up to create three crowdsourced product designs for Timberland’s newest collection …

Shoes

Free App Sweatcoin Pays People To Get Fit And Stay Active

After raising nearly $1 million ($890K), 150 million steps tracked and tens of partners signed up, new UK health app Sweatcoin launched in the Apple app store this week and has been an instant hit.<p>In the past 48 hours the app has gone to #1 in the Apple UK Finance store and has tapped into the …

App Store

The retail industry is transforming, but not the way you think it is

Goldman Sachs' global cohead of consumer retail and healthcare banking, Kathy Elsesser, described the impacts of e-commerce on the sector in a company podcast released Wednesday.<p>She said those impacts were significant yet often misunderstood.<p>"I recall about five or six years ago being on an …

eCommerce

American Apparel is now crowdsourcing accessories

The retailer is letting small businesses and vendors pitch their products in 90-second videos for the chance to be sold at American Apparel, the company announced Wednesday.<p>The company is calling the project Made In.<p>"Cutting and sewing 100% of our garments in America is at the core of our DNA," …

Clothing

How A Dutch Startup Made The File-Sharing Business Cool

WeTransfer’s simple user experience and creative clientele are transforming a commodity service into a bona fide brand.<p>In the Netherlands, where the file-transfer company WeTransfer is headquartered, “even the highway and airport signage is beautiful,” says cofounder Ronald “Nalden” Hans. …

UX Design

New Google Analytics App Improves the User Experience

Google is meeting its analytics customers where they tend to spend the most time: on tablets and smartphones.<p>In fact, in its latest upgrades to …

DOE Announces Major Expansion of Crowdsourcing Initiative for Building Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced a major expansion of its distinctive online crowdsourcing community for building technologies. Seeking …

Reddit’s plan to become a real business could fall apart pretty easily

The social news service isn't on sure footing. Yet.<p>The promise of Reddit’s business has always been that it brings in millions and millions of eyeballs, hosts content that other websites use for themselves and has a <i>highly</i> engaged community that advertisers would love to reach.<p>Now Reddit says it has …

Internet

The Collaborative Economy Is Exploding, And Brands That Ignore It Are Out Of Luck

Rides, houses, power tools: You can share almost anything today, and the number of people sharing is growing every day. If you’re a company that only sells to consumers and doesn’t help them share, you may want to rethink your plans.<p>The so-called “collaborative economy” is gaining steam, as people …

TED Weekends imagines a crowdsourced future

Most choirs require their members to have a great voice, enjoy wearing a robe and be available for rehearsals in the same location. This is not the …

The Future of Work: Marketplaces and Crowdsourcing

The Future of Work: Marketplaces and Crowdsourcing - overview<p><! -- ========================== PAGE CONTENT ========================== -><p>Work is being …

Crowdsourcing Your Innovation

In 2000, I predicted that we would see innovation as a service in the near future. NASA recently invited users from freelancer.com to help them solve …

Revolutionizing Innovation with Communities and Open Innovation

“You say you want a revolution. Well, you know… we all want to change the world.” – John Lennon<p>Crowdsourcing. Open innovation. User communities. …

Will collective intelligence change the way we work?

We're in the midst of a transformation in how businesses are organized. Typical corporate hierarchies are starting to look overrated, and changes in …

MIT

MSO introducing crowdsourcing app feature, web portal to better connect with the public

SINGAPORE: To make it more convenient for the public to reach the Municipal Services Office (MSO), a new crowdsourcing app feature along with a web …