Gabriel Sirbu

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Miami's Newest Condo Tower Will Be Home to Nearly 2 Percent of the World's Billionaires

The Design Studio Behind Xbox Reviews The PlayStation 4

Teague is known for designing Microsoft’s original Xbox. Here, they critique Sony’s PlayStation 4.<p><i>Even if you don’t know the design consultancy Teague, you know their work–ranging from the original Polaroid camera to the interiors of almost every Boeing plane to date. They were also the firm</i> …

Basic Animations in CSS and Javascript for Prototypes

Motion design is getting more important everyday when it comes to design interfaces that engage with the user both functionally and emotionally. …

Dynamic Duos: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg And Kate Aronowitz On Social Design

The social network giants evolve with purpose–and a “like”-minded design approach centered on people.<p><b>Mark Zuckerberg,</b> cofounder and CEO <b><br>Kate Aronowitz,</b> director of brand design<p>Few people can claim they worked their way up from Photoshopping abs onto male models in muscle mags to leading the creative …

New startup economics: Why Amazon (web services) and Dropbox need each other

Earlier this week, I stopped by at the offices of Dropbox, the San Francisco-based online storage and syncing service. It was quite amazing to walk …

What startups need to know about TPP, the secret global trade agreement

In the name of “individual rights and free expression,” WikiLeaks this week released the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement — an international trade agreement with the stated aim of liberalizing the economies of the Asia-Pacific region. Among other problems, this agreement …

The 10 Companies Paying Americans The Least: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street: This summer, thousands of fast-food workers in the United States went on strike in cities across the country, demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour and the ability to unionize. To no one’s surprise, they didn’t get it. As of 2012, an estimated 4.7% of hourly workers …

From Its Beginnings In A Denmark Loft, Zendesk’s Steady Rise To The Top Of The Helpdesk Heap

As with many startups, Zendesk’s origins began at a table with a few laptops, three co-founders and lots of coffee. But the founding of the customer service software company has an unorthodox twist: Zendesk started out of a loft in Copenhagen, Denmark, and not in Silicon Valley.<p>Mikkel Svane and …

If Bitcoin Is So Secure, Why Have There Been Dozens of Bitcoin Bank Robberies And Millions In Losses?

Bitcoin.org, the semi-official voice of the Bitcoin community, says "the whole system is protected by heavily peer-reviewed cryptographic algorithms like those used for online banking. No organization or individual can control Bitcoin, and the network remains secure even if not all of its users can …

As Bitcoin prices surge past $750, a new high, U.S. agencies set to argue in favor (updated)

Bitcoin prices have exploded over the past week, and just in time: Federal agencies are gearing up to defend the digital currency’s legitimacy in a Senate hearing today.<p>The United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchanges Commission will argue in favor of Bitcoin’s viability, with …

A Cancun Compound You’ll Never Want To Leave

Sergio Orduña, of SO Studio, designed the CUMBRES DOCE property in downtown Cancun, Mexico that consists of five separate houses. The houses sit on a …

Sher.ly Makes It Easy To Build Your Own Cloud

Sher.ly, you can’t be serious. But they are. This Polish company is building a way to use your own hardware and machines to create a secure, always-on cloud solution for small and medium-sized business. It’s the kind of enterprise solution that you’d think would be far easier to implement and, …

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

The Rise Of Social Commerce, And How It Will Completely Transform The Way We Shop On The Internet

Social commerce is all about inspiration and product discovery. Sites like Pinterest, Wanelo, OpenSky, and others are more like digital catalogs or virtual malls where shoppers can browse and connect with people interested in the same products and brands. But entrepreneurs and retailers are anxious …

Social Commerce

Articles about angular futuristic house georgia on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture …

iOS7 Frosted Glass Effect with HTML 5 and Javascript

With iOS7 Apple introduced a completely new design for the 6 year old OS. Among all the changes, one that really caught everyone's attention was the …

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OpenBrand Adds Live Comps To Help Designers Show Clients What Their Designs Look Like In The Real World

This is pretty neat. OpenBrand, the UK/Czech startup that provides a ‘Dropbox for designers‘ and an online space for brands and agencies to manage brand-related design assets, has added the ability to generate “Live Comps.” What is a comp? Well, in this context, it’s referring to a composition that …

Introducing The Mind Blowing Artist Grito

I really like street art, specially the aerosol art, but I gotta say I still got really impressed with the work from this spanish artist called …

How Far is it to Mars?

If the Earth were 100 pixels wide,<p>Low Earth Orbit<br>Hubble & the ISS<p>GPS Satellite Orbit<p>100 pixels<p>(12,756km)<p>The Moon would be 3000 pixels away.<p>27 …

Safari’s mobile browser market share lead increases past 61 percent in March

According to the latest data from Net Applications for the month of March, Apple is steadily increasing its lead for mobile browser share over Android and many other platforms with Safari capturing 61.79-percent of mobile browser web traffic during the month. That’s a nice jump up from the …

Google+ gains support for full-resolution photos as service looks to replace Picasa

It's no secret that Google wants Google+ to be central to the company's services, and part of that strategy includes making it a stronger platform for sharing photos. The company has now added support for full-size photo uploads to the social network, letting users post pictures larger than 2048 …

The first call from a cell phone was made 40 years ago today

Martin Cooper changed the world when he made the first cell phone call 40 years ago.<p>The former Motorola vice president and division manager made the call on the company's DynaTAC phone while standing in front of the New York Hilton on Sixth Avenue. His first call: to the head of research at Bell …

US Cellular Samsung GALAXY S 4 pre-orders begin April 16

Hot on the heels of AT&T announcing their pre-orders for the Samsung GALAXY S 4, US Cellular is announcing that they’ll be opening up pre-orders for …

Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style

Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today, first spotted by AppleInsider, which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that’s almost entirely screen, with touch gestures and virtual buttons replacing physical ones completely. …

Facebook game developers made $2.8B in 2012

Executives from Facebook have revealed that game developers generated around $2.8 billion in revenue last year. Sean Ryan, Facebook’s Director of …

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 …