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Exclusive: Material Theming Is Google’s Ambitious New Design Tool

Google is evolving its landmark Material Design philosophy–and making it easier for everyone to use.<p>Today at Google I/O, the company revealed a major overhaul of its Material Design language with a new tool called Material Theming.<p>Material Theming, on the most basic level, is a plugin for the …

UI Design

The 8 Types of Salespeople

UX master Jared Spool evolves our thinking on design maturity and product vision

Jared Spool is the founder of UIE and co-founder of Center Centre. In our 19th episode, he hits on the topics of UX design’s coming of age, the true role design plays in a business, and dives into the details of what his design school is aiming to do differently.<p>When trying to convince executives …

Culture Is Not the Culprit

When organizations get into big trouble, fixing the culture is usually the prescription. That’s what most everyone said General Motors needed to do after its recall crisis in 2014—and ever since, CEO Mary Barra has been focusing on creating “the right environment” to promote accountability and head …

How to Rank in Google, According to an SEO Guru | Inc.com

SEO is a fundamental part of any digital marketer's world. The fast-moving world of search engine optimization goes through many changes each year. Those who understand it are tight lipped with their tips and tricks, and those who want to learn it better start taking notes.<p>As a marketer, you'll …

8 Apps That Can Fix All Of Your Public Speaking Problems

From using too many filler words to forgetting what you were going to say, these apps can help make you a better public speaker.<p>Your most common fear might also be the skill that will help you get ahead in your career. Employers say that the most in-demand skill is strong communication skills, …

Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate

Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing. When it is blowing against you, everything is more difficult.<p>For organizations seeking to become more adaptive and innovative, culture change is often …

With new ecosystems, is the future bright for banking?

Next year is likely to be a game-changing year for the banking and finance sector. As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) are implemented across the European Union, the exclusive control of banks and other financial institutions on financial …

Data Analytics Top Trends For Retail In 2017 | Articles | Chief Data Officer

Retailers are in the midst of difficult times, with ongoing economic uncertainty, the rising power of the consumer, and an ever-growing influx of …

Starling Bank, a digital-only UK challenger bank, launches beta

Starling Bank, one of a number of digital-only or so-called “challenger” banks in the U.K., is launching a beta of the app that powers its current account, the first time it has been available beyond a very small group of private testers close to the company. Those already on the beta waiting list …

Banking

Design In Tech Report 2017

Power Tool Secrets of Millionaire Amazon Sellers | Inc.com

In the world of online sales, the seller has their work cut-out for them. If you can get it right, the sky truly is the limit. But that begs the question; how exactly do you get it right? Especially when there are so many ways for sellers to get it wrong. You know I went where the answers are, just …

eCommerce

Ready for ads on Alexa and Google Home?

When I search for a movie time on my phone or computer, I am presented with ads (for example, from Google AdWords). When I ask Alexa, no such ads exist. Yet.<p>The growing proliferation of voice-enabled devices like Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home raises some interesting opportunities and challenges …

10 Fatal Mobile SEO Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First 1000 Visitors

By now, most SEOs are pretty good at mobile SEO.Mobile SEO has been around for a while. We’ve heard the same things about mobile first design, …

SEO

5 Business Strategies To Boost Your First Quarter Sales

Stop wasting money on ads that don't work and start using these tips to make more sales.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might have succeeded in turning a great idea into a business, but if you can't get people to purchase your product or service, you don't really …

The Paradox Of Buying Influence

<i>“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride.</i><p>Influencer marketing is somehow both …

Public Relations

15 Brilliant Tools To Spy & Outrank Your Competitors

9 principles of psychology for powerful marketing campaigns | Articles | Marketing

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in February 2016.</i> <br>Marketers are in a new world.<p>They have to spend time learning the most current …

Gartner Reprint

This technology is keeping Internet of Things data secure

<i>Getty Image By Harriet Green, general manager, IBM Watson IoT, cognitive engagement and education</i><p>The world will soon be buzzing with tens of billions of networked devices. They could be anywhere, owned by anyone, and yet connected to a company's system through the open Internet.<p>How can we make that …

The ultimate guide on how to use Snapchat

Even regular users aren't aware of many of its constant changing features.<p>We put together a guide that walks you through the basics of sending and viewing snaps, adding friends, and some less obvious features such as Snapchat's most recent update: the addition of the search bar.<p>So whether you're …

10 Questions to BotMakers on Chatbots

..and about the “Future of Conversations” in healthcare, education, art& business ~ BotCast1.0<p>We have been talking to machines since ages now. But it …

What Working at a Social Media Company Taught Me about ROI

Marketers need to think of social as a building block that has the power to support, inform and accelerate nearly every aspect of your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the past four years, myself and three other marketers have met frequently to talk shop. …

Amazon and death of the shopping mall: 10 retail trends to watch for in 2017

TORONTO – Competition among Canadian retailers continued to heat up this year, with some brands beefing up their physical stores and e-commerce …

Amazon Go, deep learning, and a better retail experience

You could say Amazon Go almost broke tech media’s internet this past December. Driverless shopping, checkout-free shopping, almost “shoplifting,” deep learning, computer vision, and job killer AI were a few phrases that made the rounds. Taking a step back, one does wonder why this is surprising, …

Google teams up with H&M to make dresses based on your personal data

The hottest designer at the next Fashion Week may well be your smartphone.<p>H&M Group's digital fashion house, Ivyrevel, is working on a collaboration …

The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything) | Inc.com

We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us a competitive edge physically, mentally, and intellectually.<p>What if you could simply …

Self-improvement

Memories, Guesses, and Apologies

Well, here I am blogging on the bus with my newly installed Windows Live Writer!!!<p>This blog is a text version of a five minute "Gong Show" …

UK To Be Fastest Growing Rich Economy For Next 30 Years Says PwC

One should always take such projections out into such a far future with more than a pinch of salt. But PriceWaterhouseCoopers, who appear to call themselves PwC these days, insist that this is likely to be true of the UK economy, that it will grow faster than the other G7 economies up to 2050. …