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Type Makes A Difference: An Exploration Of Type-Focused Websites

There is an inextricable link between typeface, type size and measure (i.e. line length). While a design’s appearance can vary from screen to screen, …

See Your Favorite Literary Classics Made Over As Pulp Fiction

The creator of Pulp the Classics explains the project, which replaces the covers of classic literature with that of vintage noir detective novels.<p>You can’t necessarily judge a book by its cover, but you can tell a lot about the content from it. For instance, when a certain font is paired with an …

It’s time to say goodbye

As some of you know, the Silk team joined Palantir over a year ago. We have maintained Silk as a free service to date. Unfortunately, we have decided …

Apple issues Golden Master build of OS X 10.9 to developers

A GM build of Mavericks means that an official release isn't far off.<p>According to notices on Apple's developer site, Apple has just issued a Golden …

Meet Walter Blanco And The Rest Of The Cast Of The Spanish Language “Breaking Bad” Remake

There’s at least one more way for <i>Breaking Bad</i> die-hards to get a new crystal-blue fix of extremely depressing, painful-to-watch-yet-nonetheless-totally-addicting television about a cancer-stricken meth dealer/high school chemistry teacher that <i>doesn’t</i> involve scouring the Internet for “Jesse, …

How Fab.com’s Jason Goldberg Hustled His Way to $325 Million

The first time the CEO of Fab started a company, he crashed and burned it, vaporizing $48 million. So how has he managed to seduce investors from Silicon Valley to Asia? By mastering the art of the FOMO.<p>Any entrepreneur trying to raise cash for their startup should examine the most polarizing case …

Edward C++Hands

I’ve been looking for a good analogy of what programming in C++ feels like and I remembered this 1990 Tim Burton movie, Edward Scissorhands. It’s a …

10 Job Interview Tips From A CEO Headhunter

Whether you’re being interviewed to be an intern or a CEO, you’re going to run into a few notoriously tricky questions–here’s a road map of what you’ll be asked, and how to craft impressive answers to even the toughest questions.<p>No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, …

Employment

Marshmallow Mazooka

Office warfare has never tasted so good. The Marshmallow Mazooka ($33) is your new long-range weapon for cubicle-based conflict, capable of launching …

Android News

Rich Silverstein's ad seeking a new executive assistant is hilarious and frightening. http://adweek.it/14DM1Dr

The Future of Handwriting

This is the second in our Future Of series, where we analyze and dissect one facet of life that’s been impacted by digital technology. Today, we look at handwriting.<p>From the ancient scripts of Sumerian 3,000 years before Christ, through the dawn of the Greek alphabet and onto the ballpoint-toting, …

Vint Cerf on the Age of Context and Citizens of the Internet

Few people have as much claim as Vint Cerf to the title “Father of the Internet,” but as the technologies he helped develop in the 1970s and ’80s become increasingly central to our lives, delighting us in ever more exciting ways, they’re also facing greater scrutiny by the intelligence …

Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Others Join Google in Big Lobby Spending

As figures for the lobbying spend of Q2 of 2010 were released, all eyes were on Google. With a total of $1.34 million over the past three months, it’s definitely an increase, as Consumer Watchdog will tell you. However, it’s worth comparing Google’s outgoings in Washington with its tech brethren. …

Mark Zuckerberg

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

Zipcar’s Customer Service Gets Horrible Reviews

As the sharing economy matures, players like Zipcar are getting schooled in the fine art of customer service.<p>The Avis-owned car-sharing pioneer has …

Customer Service

Condé Nast Inks Big Deal With Amazon

Condé Nast has announced a big deal with Amazon that will let people buy and renew print and digital subscriptions to its magazines on the e-commerce …

Advertising Industry

A Look at How Agency Compensation Has Changed

Gone are the days when agencies could milk marketers for all their worth. Marketers are demanding more of their agencies, as the ANA's newest Trends …

Compensation

Red Bull’s Instagram Video Shows How Engagement Is Done

Maybe the most remarkable part of Red Bull's superb Instagram video post today was that it took the brand—a social media dynamo—two months to create …

Social Media

Goodby Silverstein Wins Princess Cruises

Goodby Silverstein & Partners is back in the cruise business. The Omnicom shop, which previously worked on Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Viking and …

Advertising Industry

Google is laying the groundwork to build its own self-driving car—without a major auto manufacturer as partner

Once again, Google is apparently working on its own version of hardware at the same time that it’s partnering with mainstream manufacturers of the same kind of device. But this time, it’s a car.<p>A report by Amir Efrati includes details of Google’s exploration of what it would take to build its own …

Autonomous Cars

Authentic Design

The Birth Of Modern Design<p>In 1908, Adolf Loos, an influential Austrian architect, wrote an essay provocatively titled <i>Ornament and Crime</i>. The modern …

How Axe Built A Highly Scientific, Totally Irresistible Marketing Machine Built On Lust

How do you engineer a virtually unbeatable grooming product for men–and now women–that promotes passion? The answer isn’t in the chemistry. It’s in the marketing.<p>The Manhattan laboratory of International Flavors & Fragrances, a facility that spans the better part of a Midtown office floor, has more …

Fast Company posts tagged Futurist Forum | Fast Company

Fast Company18 Visions Of The City Of The Future, From The PastFrom fanciful flying cars to garden-covered rooftops, here’s a look at what designers have imagined for our cities–and how they’ve shaped our urban future.<p>Fast CompanyHow The Robots Will Take Your Job And Kill The EconomyThe basic …

Nike Sharing Its New FuelBand Data With Marketers

Nike hopes to become a vanguard of intimate, sensor-based advertising with the help of its activity-monitoring device, the Nike+ FuelBand.<p>Along with …

Advertising Industry

Marketing Malpractice: The Cause and the Cure

Thirty thousand new consumer products are launched each year. But over 90% of them fail—and that’s after marketing professionals have spent massive amounts of money trying to understand what their customers want. What’s wrong with this picture? Is it that market researchers aren’t smart enough? …

harvardbusinessreview

A Technique to Bridge the Gap Between Marketing and IT

Quick: when someone says “IT,” what comes to mind? Usually, people think of the systems they use as employees inside organizations — not customers. Here’s a familiar story: Marketing conducts research (“Big Data“! “Analytics“!) and uncovers new customer insights; it then turns to operations to …

Amrit Mazumder

Reinventing The Supermarket As A Terraced Retreat

Amsterdam-based NL Architects transform an unlovable building typology–the supermarket box–into a green oasis.<p>The supermarket may be a marvel of social engineering, a highly calibrated machine designed to fulfill our gustatory desires–at the expense of our wallets–but it’s a stretch to call it …

Architecture