Andy Brown

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Mondrian and Colour, Turner Contemporary Margate, review: 'profound'

This exhibition proves there was a lot more to Mondrian than his trademark grids, says Mark Hudson<p>Blue, red, yellow. Black, white? Few artists are associated with such a particular use of colour as Piet Mondrian. His planes of pure, unchanging primary colour slotted into asymmetrical black-on-white …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

Azerbaijan ballot app purportedly shows results before voting even starts

Many have accused Azerbaijan's government of running a fake democracy, and the administration hasn't helped its image with its official election app for Android and iOS. Citizens who downloaded the client were surprised to get supposedly final election results a day before voting even began. As the …

Better Data Can Help Advertisers Avoid Cringe-Inducing Ad Placement

You’re watching TV with the family and having a nice moment. Then all of a sudden a commercial comes on for an erectile dysfunction drug, or a preview for a horror flick. You interrupt your blissful reverie with a reflex reaction, knocking over the chip bowl in a mad dash to change the channel. And …

Visualizing The Big Data Industrial Complex [Infographic]

Behold the ever expanding rings of big data, tech’s most overhyped sector. I say overhyped, yet demand is fierce for software, hardware and consulting services that help companies process and store giant streams of varied and frequently changing information. According to research collective …

The Periodic Table of Alcohol

The Periodic Table of Alcohol infographic does a good job of organizing popular alcoholic drinks in the periodic table design format. Posted on …

Whoops! Surf City Riot Suspect Arrested After 'Liking' His Own Photo On Police Facebook Page

It turned out to be pretty easy to track down some of the suspects in last month's riots in Huntington Beach: some couldn't resist bragging about …

“The Shazam for Wine” Lets You Buy Vino By Snapping Its Label

As is often the case with alcohol, a wine you enjoy today might not be remembered tomorrow. Considered the Shazam for wine, Drync launched Tuesday with a wine discovery and e-commerce app that lets users buy vino by snapping a photo of the label or searching by name.<p>“Amazon has trained us to …

Arsenal have a crisis brewing with just 11 senior players fit for opener against Aston Villa

Arsene Wenger has let 17 players leave Arsenal this summer, he has brought in only one (and even he was free) and now the club only have 11 fit …

Soccer

Marianne Faithfull breaks back, cancels shows

<b>Marianne Faithfull has been forced to cancel several concerts in the US and Lebanon after an accident in which she broke a bone in her back.</b><p>The 66-year-old singer spent four weeks in hospital after fracturing her sacrum while on holiday.<p>The accident happened in July but only came to light after she …

Joy Division tapes 'saved from skip'

<b>Unheard Joy Division outtakes are among a stash of rare tapes to have surfaced, according to a former studio engineer who says she rescued them from a skip.</b><p>Julia Adamson worked at Stockport's Strawberry Studios and says she saved tapes by bands including Joy Division and Magazine when it shut 20 …

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Now With 7 Million Installs, Drippler’s Personalized Mobile News App Gets An Upgrade

Drippler, the makers of mobile apps for iOS and Android which serve as a hub for personalized news about your device, its features, as well as new mobile applications, is launching a revamped version of its service for Android, now optimized for Android tablets. The Drippler app has been installed …

Millennial Media To Acquire Mobile Ad Company Jumptap For $200M+ In Millennial Stock

Millennial Media just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Jumptap, a deal that brings together two well-known mobile ad companies.<p>The acquisition press release describes the deal as “a predominantly stock transaction,” with Jumptap shareholders to receive 24.6 million shares in …

A Canterbury Tale: Xan Brooks follows in the footsteps of the glueman to uncover the film's locations – video

To celebrate 70s years of Powell and Pressburger's classic, Xan Brooks travels to Kent to visit key locations from the film. Set during the second world war and loosely spun from Chaucer's classic work, A Canterbury Tale follows a land girl, a British soldier and a US sergeant as they investigate a …

The Wombles becoming (Wimbledon) common again with new film and TV show

Missing believed lost on Wimbledon common, the Wombles could be set for a big-screen return under the auspices of co-creator Mike Batt. The gentle, point-nosed eco-activists were a mainstay of British television in the 1970s, going on to enjoy film and chart success. And now, it seems, they could …

Eating Lunch at Your Desk Makes You a Better (More Miserable) Worker

The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, compared participants who ate alone at their desks to those who walked to a restaurant to eat lunch …

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Trends

The 12 Habits Of Highly Collaborative Organizations

When it comes to the future of work and collaboration I’ve worked with and researched hundreds of companies. Collaboration is indeed a top priority for many business leaders but knowing what makes organizations successful can be a tricky thing. After all no two companies are like and their …

Los Angeles Tops Bon Appetit's 50 Best New Restaurants List

Many of us don't eat at "best new restaurants" too often here in Los Angeles, because normally they're pretty good but also hard to get into and …

10 rules for managing your penis

Recent news stories involving sexting, wine, toasters, politicians and penises indicate some men need a refresher course, so here are my 10 rules for keeping your penis out of trouble<p>In light of the "cock au vin" story, here is my guide to what <i>not</i> to do with your penis.<p><b>1)</b> <b>Do not involve your penis</b> …

Why does content ‘go viral’?

Read a preview of the week ahead, and a review of the previous week, from our global forward planning services.<p>A Lightspeed survey shows that the UK …

Speed Of Light

Dunn and Humby join Starcount

UK — Tesco clubcard creators Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby are selling their company to data and trend aggregator Starcount for an undisclosed sum.<p>H&D …

Morgan Stanley

Daily Research News Online no. 17707 - Kantar Buys Into Social Media TV Analytics Firm

Kantar Buys Into Social Media TV Analytics Firm<p><i>August 8 2013</i><p>In the UK, audience measurement and analysis specialist Kantar Media has acquired a …

Public Relations

Kantar acquires stake in TV social analytics company SecondSync following partnership deal

Kantar has acquired a minority stake in TV social analytics business SecondSync following a partnership earlier this year.<p>The firm was launched in …