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A Straightforward Guide to the Process of Iterating Products

<i>Chris Bank is the Growth Lead at UXPin, the UX Design App.</i> <i>For more tactics to preserve UX during product design, check out the</i> <i>Guide to UX Design & Process Documentation</i><i>.</i><p>Aside from launching the product, the single most important process a product team uses to ensure success is measuring, learning, …

PhotoSpotLand Wants To Help You Take Better Photos

Our smartphones now allow us to take more photos than ever before, but even as those cameras get better, they still don’t allow you to take DSLR-quality images. For that, you still need big sensors and the right kind of lens for the right kind of situation. PhotoSpotLand is a new service for those …

Road Trip: Montreal, Canada

Travel<p>Brush up on your French as you cruise through Montreal's picturesque wine country.<p>Like a good French wine, this drive offers a complex blend of history, culture, and scenery.<p><b>Overview</b><p>This rewarding loop drive begins in Montreal, one of the world's largest French-speaking cities, with more …

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What Is 'Creativity' In Advertising, And When Does It Lead To Market Performance?

“I wasn’t expecting the positive correlation that we had,” explains Professor Werner Reinartz in a recent interview about his ground-breaking article in the Harvard Business Review, <i>Creativity in Advertising: When It Works and When It Doesn’t</i>. “When we started the research, I was agnostic. Even …

Fully-Automated Ad Management Startup Multichannel Raises $3M In Seed Funding

Multichannel wants to help marketers fully automate their online advertising so they can focus on developing campaigns instead of staring at software dashboards all day. Based in Hong Kong and the U.S., Multichannel has raised $3 million in seed funding from investors including founder Dmitry …

DataStax nabs $45M to dominate the global 'enterprise NoSQL' market

DataStax, the company that wants to bring down Oracle’s relational database, has scored yet more venture funding.<p>Today, it announced a massive financing round of $45 million, which will be used to market its “NoSQL” database to large corporations. DataStax is a popular option for fast-growing tech …

Google is about to spend half of Apple’s annual marketing budget promoting a single phone

Google’s forthcoming, Samsung-killing Moto-X Android “superphone” is also going to have a super-size advertising budget of up to half a billion dollars, reports the Wall Street Journal. That’s half as much as the $1 billion Apple spent advertising all of its products in 2012.<p>So why is Google—or …

How to Blend Exposures to Enhance Your Composition

Exposure blending is a popular technique often used to create high dynamic range photography. This article is about using the same technique but for …

Noise-canceling tech could lead to Internet connections 400 times faster than Google Fiber

The basic mechanism behind noise-canceling headphones could boost both the speed and reliability of Internet connections, according to researchers that published findings via Nature Photonics.<p>Noise-canceling headphones use a microphone to pick up any outside noises within range of your ears. It …

Emaze Raises $800K For The Presentation Sweet Spot Between PowerPoint And Prezi

Microsoft PowerPoint facilitates presentation design with zero constraints. And startups like Prezi provide well-designed templates and other features to help you communicate what matters. Now an Israeli startup called Emaze is trying a different take by offering a much simpler presentation …

With Over 15M Sites Built, Weebly Launches New Planner And Mobile Editor, Brings Website Creation Service To Android

In this day and age, if you own a small business, you need a web (and mobile) presence. It’s just the way it is. Some might opt just to go for a social media approach, a Twitter account and a Facebook page, but the likelihood is that you want something a little more flexible, high-quality and …

A Different Approach To Foiling Hackers? Let Them In, Then Lie To Them.

Most systems administrators describe the task of network security as something like defending a castle. Kristin Heckman talks about fighting hackers in terms that sound more like a job as a Walmart greeter.<p>“We want to provide these individuals with an enjoyable experience,” she says of the …

Why Yelp Needs Help

The directory service used to be helpful but has now depreciated thanks to user review overload.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg talks travails of iOS integration, answers are ‘above his paygrade’

Facebook introduced the HTC First with Home for Android today, and now CEO Mark Zuckerberg is doing the press rounds and discussing everything from “Facebook phone,” building for Android, Google’s reaction to Home, and even why iOS was left in the dark.<p>During the unveiling event, Zuckerberg …

Adobe reverses decision to collect App Store royalty on Director 12 iOS apps

Users of Adobe’s just launched Director 12, which introduced the ability to publish iOS games, weren’t too happy in January about the company’s decision to collect a 10 percent royalty on earnings above an initial 20K for paid iOS apps. Following the feedback from users, Adobe has now reversed its …

T-Mobile Gets Its ‘Un-carrier’ iPhone Assault Off To A Running Start With 579k New Users In Q1

T-Mobile USA is embarking on a new strategy to claw back market share from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, and today the carrier released some numbers that should help it set off on the right foot: 579,000 new customers, bringing its total to 34 million, according to preliminary Q1 results. Deutsche …

Nuance Announces Voice Ads, So You Can Talk To Mobile Advertising

Nuance, a company known for its voice technology, is getting into the advertising business.<p>It’s launching a new product called Voice Ads, which brings Nuance capabilities to mobile advertising. These are ads that you can actually have a (limited) conversation with, potentially creating a much more …

Michael Dell Promises Employees That Big Changes Are Coming To The PC Business

Because the company is in ongoing negotiations with investors, Dell filed a copy of the email with the SEC.<p>The company's founder and CEO has a lot of PR work to do with Dell employees, some of whom could get the short end of the stick if any of the proposed deals with Silver Lake or other …

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Sexy Fish Stew - Valentine's Day Seafood & Potato Stew

The 25 Least Visited Countries In The World

The problem might just be finding the right destination. The least visited country in the world may not be the one you would think.<p><b>Click here to go straight to the destinations ></b><p>I am currently conducting research through visits to all 198 countries of the world.<p>The reason? To figure out where I …

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Instagram Infographic Breaks Down Its User Types

Instagram to some has democratized photography, whereas to others (professional photographers) it’s bastardized the art form. Take it or leave it, 40 …

Tumblr now home to over 100 million blogs and 44.6 billion individual posts

Over 100 million user blogs have been created at Tumblr, according to the most recent statistics displayed on the company's website. <i>The Next Web</i> was first to notice that Tumblr had crossed the hundred million milestone only a year after reaching 50 million. Over 44.6 billion posts have been …