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MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Startups

7 great movies you can watch on Netflix this weekend

Every week, we go through Netflix's inventory and select amazing movies that you can watch over the weekend.<p>We pick some that have recently come onto the service and mix in a few old favorites as well.<p>From Pixar's Oscar-winning tear-jerker "Coco" to the silly but enjoyable action-adventure film …

A Very Brief History Of Blockchain Technology Everyone Should Read

When Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity is still unknown, released the whitepaper Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System in 2008 that described a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash” known as Bitcoin, blockchain technology made its public debut. Blockchain, the technology …

Blockchain

This Laptop is Every Designer’s Wet Dream

Why this doesn’t exist already, I don’t know! Aptly named the Logitech Lapdesk, it’s the latest concept from designer Erik Tuft and it explores the …

Industrial Design

Watch: 15 Graphic Design Trends For 2018

<b>Philip VanDusen,</b> founder and chief creative officer of NYC-based Verhaal Brand Design, lays bare 15 trends that graphic designers should note for …

Plexamp, Plex’s spin on the classic Winamp player, is the first project from new incubator Plex Labs

Media software maker Plex, which has been enjoying a bit of growth following its newer focus on DIY cord-cutters, today announced a new incubator and community resource called Plex Labs. The idea here is to help the company’s internal passion projects gain exposure, along with those from Plex …

plexamp

Rising Thunder developers release source code for canceled indie fighting game

One last build for fans to play and tinker with<p><i>Rising Thunder</i>, the indie fighting game canceled in its alpha phase of development in 2016, will live on through one final build, with open-source server code, the game’s developers said today.<p>The build will be called <i>Rising Thunder: Community</i> edition …

Fighting Games

How to Improve Customer Loyalty through User Experience

You're reading How to Improve Customer Loyalty through User Experience, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to …

Design Thinking for Startups

PushInterview 03:<p>A Candid conversation with Nitin Sethi of Quikr on Design Thinking for Startups<p><b>Eight out of Ten entrepreneurs</b> who start businesses …

Design

Quiz apps are the latest mobile craze

Once known as "Facebook's youngest employee," 21-year-old Michael Sayman, who recently joined rival Google, yesterday released a new mobile trivia …

Discord introducing new feature to make jumping into games with friends easier

Rich Presence is live today<p>Discord is introducing a new tool today for developers to make it easier for players to jump into games with friends, spectate during matches and send party invites.<p>The feature, dubbed Rich Presence by the Discord team, is a software development kit (SDK) that will allow …

Game Development

New South Park Game Warns You To Not Play Due To Microtransactions

Nearly every one of the 283 episodes of <i>South Park</i> that has aired over the last 20 years started out with an identical disclaimer. If you're ever tuned in before the show's intro, you know the one: the white-text-on-black-background message warning people of poor impressions and foul language, …

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

Creativity

This commercial for a used 1996 Honda deserves an Oscar

Most people with a car to sell would just pop it up on Craigslist and be done with it. But filmmaker Max Lanman had a better idea for his fiancee's 1996 Honda Accord named "Greenie": produce a cinematic, emotionally uplifting commercial that makes the old two-door coupe sound like the doorway to a …

Clio Awards

Ferrari Threatens to Pull out of Formula 1

Its presence in the sport is no longer guaranteed after 2020<p>Since Formula 1’s inaugural season in 1950, Ferrari has won 227 races, 16 constructors’ championships, and 15 drivers’ titles. But if it can’t come to an agreement with the new owners, Liberty Media, it may pull out of the sport.<p><i>NBC Sports</i> …

Motorsport

Download 61 High-Quality Fonts

Fontelicious, a huge font bundle consisting of 61 high-quality fonts (limited time offer).The friendly people of Pixelo have packed together another …

Why Fonts Matter: Insights to UX and Typography

When users come to your website, they usually come with some goal in mind. This goal is rarely to spot your wonderful site design and enjoy its …

The Explosive Legacy of Guy Fawkes, the Man Behind the Mask

History MagazineHistory Magazine<p>A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous Gunpowder Plot of 1605.<p>Tensions were high in England in late October 1605, when an English nobleman, Lord Monteagle, received a mysterious letter. Along …

Humanities

All 25 James Bond movies, ranked from worst to best

Of course I later caught up with the ones I skipped as a kid, but it's been a nice long while since I've watched any of the Bond films so when Collider asked me to rank every entry in the franchise, I figured it was high time to revisit them all, starting with <i>Dr. No</i> and going all the way to <i>Spectre</i>. …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Amazon And Ebay Opened Pandora's Box Of Chinese Counterfeits And Now Don't Know What To Do

A few years ago in California, a professional cartoonist, a designer of golf putters, a surfer, and a self-professed geek got together and formed a company. No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke, it’s the very real story of four guys and one good idea — a story of grassroots entrepreneurship and …

Intellectual Property

Best-Ever Algorithm Found for Huge Streams of Data

It’s hard to measure water from a fire hose while it’s hitting you in the face. In a sense, that’s the challenge of analyzing streaming data, which …

How to Build a Better Brand With Human-Centered Design

Your brand needs to be a constantly evolving asset. Here are some recommendations on how to do that.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating a brand in saturated markets is an increasingly difficult task. While adtech is making it easier to target potential …

Marketing

The Creator of This Gorgeous Game Doesn't Even Know How to Code

The maker of 'The First Tree' wants you to know that you can do the same.<p>When technical artist David Wehle posted about his new fox adventure game to …

Game Development

4 valuable tips for building pre-launch hype for your mobile app

Launching a mobile app isn’t quite as easy as it was 10 years ago. When smartphones were flooding the market back in the mid 2000’s, there was a distinct “honeymoon phase” when it came to apps. In other words, people were much more open to experimenting and trying out new programs.<p>These days, …

Russia threatens to block Facebook

Russia says it will ban Facebook in 2018 if the social network fails to comply with local data storage laws.<p>Alexander Zharov, head of communications regulator Roskomnadzor, was quoted by official state media outlets on Tuesday as saying "the law is obligatory for all."<p>"In all cases we will make …

Patreon raises big round at ~$450M valuation to get artists paid

In an era where art is shared and streamed for free, Patreon offers new hope for turning content creation into a career. Illustrators, comedians, game makers, and musicians use Patreon to let fans pay a monthly subscription fee for special access to their work. In exchange, Patreon takes only a …

Patreon

Use These 5 Tips To Optimize Your Website's Homepage

Your homepage is some of the most important real estate on your entire website. While it’s true that many of your website visitors probably enter through landing pages or direct links to products or services, a huge number of them still come through the homepage. And, for many, this will be the …

21 Websites Designers Love That Can Spark Ideas for Non-Designers

Research like a designer if you want to innovate.<p>If you want to keep up-to-date on business as an entrepreneur, you go to inc.com.<p>What if you want to keep up-to-date on <i>design</i>, where do you go? Especially if you're <i>not</i> a designer?<p>Here is a list of our favorite websites compiled by our studio, Birsel …

Pew Research Center

Excel Data Entry Form

Step-by-step instructions for entering data<p>Using Excel's built in data entry form is a quick and easy way to enter data into an Excel database.<p>Using …

Databases