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The Grown-Up Nightclub Of The Future

In developing a refreshed home for London’s famed Ministry of Sound, OMA also imagines a new way to make nightlife safer.<p>Blame gentrification, uptight government, or the Instagram generation: The club scene is dwindling. And Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, an architect and partner at Rem Koolhaas’s …

Nightlife

10 Tools to Make Your Startup Team More Productive

With many open source projects and tools available for startupsThe post 10 Tools to Make Your Startup Team More Productive appeared first on iamwire.

Project Management

The “Bart And Lisa” Theory Of Information Design

In a new book, Jennifer Daniel uses design to illustrate the origin stories of everything, from Big Bang theory to earwax.<p>When she was working as graphics editor for the <i>New York Times</i>, Jennifer Daniel and her team developed a philosophy they termed the “Bart and Lisa approach” to designing …

Infographics

London's most showstopping desserts

Sure, you've all heard of a cronut by now. But what about a gold-embellished eclair, a browned meringue or a croquembouche constructed out of all of …

Unleash the Power of the IoT with Design Thinking

<i>This is the second part of a 2 part blog series and you can find the first part here.</i><p>After presenting at Smart Industry 2016, I continue to examine how design thinking can drive IoT success.<p>Applying internet technologies to the world of things offers an ocean of possibilities, but the path to a …

Personal assistant bots like Siri and Cortana have a serious problem

Assistants are all the rage right now. Everyone seems to be working on one. People imagine them becoming the new interface to computers — why bother with apps and searching the web when you can just ask your assistant to do it for you?<p>Yet, a major challenge stands between the dream assistant and …

Automated furniture app transforms tiny apartments into mini mansions

Most people don't live in tiny <i>Fifth Element</i> style apartments. But since some of the most popular cities are beginning to feel the squeeze, an idea …

Real Estate

Silicon Valley can't stop innovating around pizza

Can't stop, won't stop<p>Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley can't sleep. You see, they have a problem on their hands, and it's circular and saucy and requires an inordinate amount of human labor to produce. That means inefficiency, which is the enemy of overwrought Medium posts everywhere. It is known by …

Silicon Valley

We Go for a Flight in the Amphibious Icon A5 Airplane

It’s time to face facts: The flying car will probably never happen. But here is a carbon-fiber flying boat that is intended to be as easy and natural to operate as the family Camry, if about eleventy-billion times more fun. The Icon A5, which started as a napkin sketch more than 10 years ago by …

Swimming Pools

Furniture that Flattens Into Wall Art Is Perfect For Cramped Apartments

Just because you live in a cramped downtown apartment doesn’t mean you don’t want to entertain. So here’s a brilliant way to keep some extra seating …

Furniture

This investment bank presentation is a crash course on everything you need to know about digital media in 2016

In the milliseconds it takes for a web page to load, dozens of companies you probably have never heard of are bidding in a furious auction to serve you an ad.<p>And that's just one area: programmatic advertising.<p>The investment bank LUMA Partners, the company known for its LUMAscape summaries, has a …

AdTech

Fintech startup Revolut has handled $500 million on its cards in just 10 months

It means $300 million has been spent or transferred over, using Revolut cards, in just 3 months. The last time Revolut disclosed usage figures was back in February, when it said it had handled $200 million.<p>CEO and cofounder Nikolay Storonsky told Business Insider even he was surprised that …

Startups

4 Design Challenges Uber Had to Overcome to Take Its App Global

Design director Ethan Eismann discusses how the ride-hailing app's design team has handled the challenges of taking Uber global.<p>Uber has become a massive global brand: It now operates with more than one million drivers in 400 cities across 70 countries. Being in so many places raises some …

New York City

The Most Overlooked Key Performance Indicator for Entrepreneurs

As entrepreneurs lucky enough to find the time, we measure stuff in our business.<p>We measure website visits, conversion rates, open rates, profit and loss...and for those fortunate few who have cracked the code, we measure lifetime customer value. All of these metrics help to create a healthier, …

Entrepreneurship

Drink in the view with our round-up of the UK’s best rooftop bars

The first thing we do when the clocks go forward? Hunt down the best rooftop bars<p>There’s only one direction we’re heading when the sun comes out, and …

England

The Largest Vacation Rental Website You've Never Heard Of

Tripping.com has more listings than Airbnb and other sites combined. So...why haven't you used it yet?<p>When looking for a vacation rental, perhaps you do a general web search and comparison shop by clicking around on a variety of sites such as HomeAway, Airbnb, TripAdvisor, and VRBO. But what if you …

Hospitality

Airbnb Business Model: Here’s Exactly How It Works

If you’ve been wondering…<p>“But how does Airbnb makes money?”<p>You’re in the right place.<p>This comprehensive case study will explain you how Airbnb …

Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook

Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones.<p><b>“Mark is fixing stuff.”</b><p>I’m killing time in the Frank Gehry–designed Building 20, whose signature feature is its soaring 434,000 square feet of open space, the latest addition to …

Virtual Reality

Facebook is actually out to kill the web as we know it

Last year, around this time, I wrote about Facebook’s secret plan to kill Google and become the second trillion dollar company in the process. It generated <i>lots</i> of conversations. But I was wrong. Facebook’s plan is actually much bigger than that. This week, unless you’ve been playing Candy Crush …

Cheap Sleeps: Hostels vs. Airbnb

<b>In recent years, I've nearly exclusively used two websites to find my accommodation: hostelworld.com and airbnb.com. Let's dive into the pros and cons of both options.</b><p><b>Hostels</b><p>I love hostels for their social scene, organized activities and fun atmosphere. The added bonus of meeting fellow travelers …

Hospitality

The World's Oldest Hotel Has Been a Family Business for 1,300 Years

That family business in your town that has been passed down for four generations can’t hold a candle to Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan.<p>For roughly …

Japan

These 5 Space-Age Cocktails Are Seriously Out of this World

Can you say "foie gras fat wash?"<p>Forget shaken or stirred. Today’s top mixologists are turning to centrifuges, refractometers, dehydrators, …

Bravo TV

How Many Bodyguards Does It Take To Protect Mark Zuckerberg's 5-Bedroom Mansion?

Hint: More than a baker's dozen.<p>Paparazzi and passersby beware: There's no casually cruising by Mark Zuckerberg's $7 million abode anymore. The billionaire's Palo Alto, Calif., mansion is now patrolled by 16 security guards, because apparently that's how the world-famous Facebook co-founder and CEO …

Silicon Valley

What I learnt after spending a week at the Bay Area

On the last week of January 2016, I had the pleasure of taking a week-long trip to the Bay Area, mostly visiting San Francisco and Silicon Valley. As …

South-east Asia

Airbnb’s Delistings Anger Hosts And Raise Claims Of Data Fudging

As the BBC reports delistings across the United Kingdom, a new study says Airbnb purged hosts before opening its books to the public.<p>As many as hundreds of Airbnb hosts in the U.K. may have been delisted in recent weeks “for no reason,” according to a new BBC report. But last week, critics of the …

Hospitality

Jimmy Wales: I don't regret not monetising Wikipedia

As Wikipedia celebrates its 15th birthday, its co-founder has a vision: he wants every single person on the planet to have free access to knowledge<p>According to Jimmy Wales’s Wikipedia page, he is an atheist from Alabama, is worth a million dollars, has been married three times, and is known to his …

Ben Affleck

What’s the impact of Joseph Stiglitz’s work on economics?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Project Syndicate.</i><p>For a long time, the assumption underlying much of mainstream economics was that …

Economics

15 Delicious Ways to Upgrade Your Ramen Noodles

Cooking