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Timeline: The March to a Billion Users [Chart]

The March to a Billion Users<p>How long did it take for each app to hit the 1B mark?<p><i>The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on</i> …

Hungryroot

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Food

The Premium Jewelry Subscription Box

Access the Ultimate Jewelry Collection<p>How often do you wear jewelry?<p>Every Day<p>A Few Times Per Week<p>Rarely<p>Handpicked and delivered straight to your …

How goTenna works

messaging<p>Send private messages 1 to 1; in a group, or broadcast to any goTenna nearby. All messages are compatible and interoperable with both iOS …

A Childhood Fantasy Comes True: An Apartment with a Slide

An. Apartment. With. A. Slide. You read that correctly. Childhood fantasies can come true no matter how old you are! This Ukrainian apartment is …

Best Architecture Posts of 2015

10. YO! Home Is a Convertible Apartment Concept<br>YO! Home is a mind-blowing convertible apartment that’s an affordable concept high on style and design …

The best bike you’ll see this year

This week’s absolute gold for cyclists! We’ve already got three articles about two-wheelers up and here’s one to absolutely top them all! Voted as …

Industrial Design

Japanese Scientists Create Touchable Holograms

A group of Japanese scientists have created touchable holograms, three dimensional virtual objects that can be manipulated by human hand.<p>Using femtosecond laser technology the researchers developed 'Fairy Lights, a system that can fire high frequency laser pulses that last one millionth of one …

InterAct

The Monster Project

GoMonsterProject.com | Twitter | Instagram<p>The Monster Project is the undertaking of a passionate collection of artists who share a common goal: to …

VICE maakt gebruik van cookies

VICE maakt gebruik van cookies.<p>Hallo! VICE maakt gebruik van functionele en analytische cookies. Met cookies bedoelen we ook scripts, local storage, en pixeltags of beacons. Die gebruiken we om inzicht te krijgen in de werking en effectiviteit van onze site. Derde partijen plaatsen via onze website …

VR and Augmented Reality Will Soon Be Worth $150 Billion. Here Are The Major Players

A new report suggests AR will be eventually worth four times as much as VR.<p>Together, virtual reality and augmented reality are expected to generate about $150 billion in revenue by the year 2020.<p>Of that staggering sum, according to data published today by Manatt Digital Media, and originally …

Gartner identifies the top 10 strategic IT technology trends for 2016

Top 10 strategic trends 2016 (credit: Gartner, Inc.)At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo today (Oct. 8), Gartner, Inc. highlighted the top 10 technology …

8 Successful People Share How Not To Find A Mentor

Finding someone to help you navigate your career path is crucial to success, but make sure to avoid these mistakes.<p>Now, don’t get me wrong—mentorship is one of the biggest keys to success. But believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong way to seek out a mentor and build a mutually beneficial …

This tiny country just outlined a plan to completely stop using oil, coal, and gas

This is welcomed news in a world that - despite recent advances in tackling climate change by the US and China - remains relatively paralyzed in its ability to make substantial changes to how it deals with climate change.<p>Earlier this year, Costa Rica met the entirety of its national power demand …

CMOs Don’t Have to Compromise Their Big Ideas

The last time we spoke with Kevin Akeroyd from Oracle Marketing Cloud the conversation turned to marketing myths. As Akeroyd pointed out, for all the …

Apple's latest Silicon Valley campus could be "futuristic tech office" by HOK

Apple is rumoured to be planning another new campus in California's Silicon Valley – a clover leaf-shaped complex by architectural firm HOK featuring …

Silicon Valley

Webflow Builds Sites Without Code, Like Squarespace Crossed With Photoshop

When design and code combine, building websites may never be the same.<p>Right now, the web is split between designers and developers. The designers mock up layouts in Photoshop. The developers turn that imagery into functional code via standards like CSS and Javascript. As a result, designers have …

Digital Transformation Doesn’t Have to Leave Employees Behind

When we try to define what a “digital organization” is, what first comes to mind are technological devices: employees toting laptops, permanently connected to a shared, real-time flow of information on virtual platforms, constantly communicating with customers or suppliers – people working from …

Why Everything Brands Say About Gen Z Is Wrong

Marketers need to look closer at the differences between this generation and millennials to find insights with significant meaning.<p>As the millennial marketing craze reaches saturation, a new obsession is making the rounds among brand marketers: Gen Z. Roughly defined as anyone currently 12 to 20 …

Shell CEO: Solar Energy To Be Backbone Of World’s Energy System

<b>Published on</b> September 30th, 2015 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>31<p>Shell CEO: Solar Energy To Be Backbone Of World’s Energy System<p>September 30th, 2015 by <b>James …

11 fitness technologies that won't let you skip leg day

Not a day goes by without a new fitness app, activity tracker or connected device promising to turn you into the ultimate athlete or yoga master. Fitness is such an active market that simply keeping track of it on Index probably has me burning more calories than I could eat in a day!<p>Whether you’re …

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

Smart Cities

Rarely say yes to feature requests

Here’s a simple set of Yes/No questions that you can quickly answer before you add another item to your product roadmap.<p>Saying yes to a feature …

What if online health looked like this? A casestudy by Fantasy

This guy made his million selling his last name. Now he wants to sell you his future

Jason Zook (née Sadler) makes a living writing books, designing Web products and attending speaking engagements, but you might know him best as the man who sold his last name as a billboard.<p>Owner of IWearYourShirt.com, Zook originally began his project by getting companies to pay him to wear their …

How The Creators of Monument Valley Are Writing The Rules of Virtual Reality

The creators of one of the most beautiful iPad apps of all time has turned their sights to pioneer virtual reality in Land’s End.<p>There’s only ocean as far as my eye can see. It’s a swirl of pastels marking the break of dawn. Overhead, I watch a flock of seagulls fly by. Under foot, I hear the crash …

Why more British students are taking US soccer scholarships

<b>Six years ago, Dom Dwyer's career was going nowhere.</b><p>Released by Norwich City as a schoolboy, he entered semi-professional football, turning out for King's Lynn and Staines Town, who play in the Ryman Premier Division.<p>It was there, in the foothills of the English game, that he looked west and …

'6S Marketing' Ad Agency Asks Apple to Rename 'iPhone 6s'

6S Marketing, an ad agency located in New York, is hoping to persuade Apple to change the name of its upcoming iOS device, the iPhone 6s, to the iPhone 7. The company has written an open letter addressed to Apple and rented several billboards, one in Times Square, reading "Dear Universe, Please …

Is adaptive better than responsive design?

If you have been remotely listening to the Web design conversation in the past five years, one phrase keeps coming up – responsive Web design. By now, you are probably designing every one of your site outlines with a responsive framework.<p>But some of the talk is shifting to adaptive Web design. The …