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Google takes Apple's crown as world's most valuable brand - BrandZ Top 100

Google has finally beaten Apple for the #1 spot in the BrandZ Top 100 list. Apple fell from the top thanks to a steep 20% fall in estimated brand value, all while Google saw an appreciable 40% increase to $159 billion.<p>The study takes into account views of potential and current buyers, as well as …

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BlackBerry Reveals Project Ion, Its QNX-Powered Effort To Underpin The Internet Of Things

BlackBerry is mostly discussed in terms of its slow decline in the global smartphone market, which it once pioneered. But it acquired QNX in 2010, and that would provide the basis not only for its BlackBerry 10 smartphone operating system, but also for the platform underlying a huge percentage of …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Shoes<p>Fancy rich-guy designer slippers aren't just for fancy, rich, designer-wearing guys anymore.<p>By Matt Sebra1 day agoView More<p>Gift Ideas<p>All …

Should Apple ditch the iPod?

For the moment, the Apple doom-mongers have been silenced by another record quarter. But there’s one area where things are down, and still dropping. It’s the iPod division, and it’s the closest thing Apple has to a dead man walking.<p>Sales of the music player continue to plummet as more people buy …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Shoes<p>Fancy rich-guy designer slippers aren't just for fancy, rich, designer-wearing guys anymore.<p>By Matt Sebra22 hours agoView More<p>Gift Ideas<p>All …

Flickr goes head to head with Instagram in total redesign of apps for iOS and Android

Since Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, she has made a steady push to rebuild the photo-sharing community at Flickr by overhauling its products. Today Flickr is getting its most dramatic makeover to date, with a total redesign of the apps for iOS and Android that make it a more direct competitor to …

Yahoo is Making The Push for Tighter Integration in Apple’s iOS

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reportedly preparing detailed presentations for Apple executives in an attempt to convince the Cupertino firm to integrate …

Internal Documents: Samsung Wants To Abandon Android

Last week, Samsung brought out a document put together by an Apple sales team that showed how the iPhone-maker thinks about its competition with Android, among other evidence used in cross-examination.<p>This week, Apple brought out documents that show that Samsung's tablet sales were far lower in …

Mobile

Google as a mobile carrier, revisited: Here’s what its network could look like

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Corbis<p>Every year or so we see a report emerge claiming Google(s goog) is contemplating life as a mobile carrier, …

Did An Ad Agency Just Create “The World’s Most Beautiful Sustainable Font?”

With Ryman Eco, a typeface that uses 33% less ink than standard fonts and 27% less ink than the leading sustainable font, Grey London says it has created an eco-friendy and beautifully designed font alternative.<p>When a story about a young boy who determined (erroneously, some say) that the …

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Yahoo May Clone YouTube, For All The Good It Would Do

Yahoo is one of the few companies that can compete with Google in the realm of search—theoretically, at least. Now, the company reportedly plans to challenge Google in another area it dominates: user-generated videos.<p>Yahoo will reportedly launch its own YouTube clone within the next few months at …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly20 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Men's Fashion

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>12 Photos12 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

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There’s Just No Getting Around Apple Buying Yahoo

Apple should buy Yahoo.<p>This is neither a new idea, nor one acceptable to the Apple fan base. But since people briefly talked about it last year, it’s become an increasingly good idea — maybe a necessary one for Apple’s continued growth and success — and I’m going to tell you why.<p><b>Apple’s Missing</b> …

Marissa Mayer

Instagram closes in on Twitter, making Twitter’s photo upgrades too little, too late

Move over, Twitter. Photo-sharing service Instagram is now approaching the user levels of the older micro-blogging service.<p>Almost 35 million Americans used Instagram at least once monthly in 2013, according to research firm eMarketer, compared to 43.2 million for Twitter.<p>Instagram is heavily tilted …

Successful Brands Don't Care About Sales on Twitter

Social-savvy brands have been using Twitter to engage with fans and followers for years, but since we know most of them aren't advertising, what are …

Remembering Yves Saint Laurent

Given the intertwined beauty and troubled complexity of the lives of Yves Saint Laurent and his lover and business partner Pierre Bergé, Jalil …

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

For those of you who haven’t heard of the term, “flat design” is mainly the term given to the style of design in which elements lose any type of stylistic characters that make them appear as though they lift off the page.<p>In laymen’s terms, this means removing stylistic characters such as drop …

CTO Tom Conrad Shifting To Advisory Role At Pandora

Pandora’s Chief Technology Officer Tom Conrad announced on the company blog that he’s shifting to an advisory role, and that Vice President of Engineering Chris Martin will be taking his place as CTO.<p>In an email to the company that Conrad included in his post, he noted that he’s been at Pandora for …

Pandora announces major executive team shuffle — CTO Tom Conrad to depart

Pandora announced that it’s shuffling its executive team today, which will see long-time chief technical officer and EVP of product Tom Conrad stepping down later this year.<p>Conrad first started with Pandora back in 2004, just before the company launched an online radio service that uses algorithms …

How Google’s Redesigned Search Results Augur A More Beautiful Web

Google’s revamped search results page ditches underlined links. It’s a small tweak that means a lot to the web.<p>If you’ve searched anything on Google in the last day–and chances are you have–you might have noticed something different. The company’s newly designed search results page has ditched the …

Yahoo Wants to Develop a Better Siri

Apple's Siri may soon have some competition.<p>Yahoo's quest to personalize your smartphone interaction now includes a $10 million grant to Carnegie …

Adobe Doesn't Think 'Photoshop' Is a Dirty Word

In January, <i>Jezebel</i> offered a $10,000 bounty to obtain un-retouched images from filmmaker Lena Dunham's <i>Vogue</i> cover shoot. Within two hours, they …

Big Changes Are Coming To Google Search Results -- Are You Ready?

Face it: We’ve gotten too used to our familiar search results. The simple lists, the basic titles, the easy tags and categories; they’ve all been with us since the dawn of the search engine age. 2013 saw a few changes in search engine results page (SERP) format, but for the most part, our SERPs …

Articles about mikal hallstrup design everyday things on Dwell.com - Dwell

Fresh from his appearance at Design Indaba in Cape Town, Mikal Hallstrup of Designit talks about the importance of design in...<p>See highlights and hidden gems from Salone del Mobile and beyond.<p>“Being somewhat new to the profession of architecture, I’ve learned to depend on certain handy resources.” …

Design

A Modern New Era Dawns at Louis Vuitton

In the most highly-anticipated show of the season, Nicolas Ghesquière blended his love of techno fabrics and angular cuts with the time-worn …

Yahoo has joined the war for your online identity—about half a decade too late

For nearly half a decade, Yahoo has been giving away its most valuable asset to its rivals. Now it has decided that that must stop.<p>About 800 million people use one or more of Yahoo’s services every month. Some of those many millions log into Yahoo with their Google or Facebook credentials. This …

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