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25 companies that are revolutionizing retail

In the midst of a retail apocalypse that has forced thousands of brick and mortar stores to close, brands are doing everything they can to keep up with changing shopping habits.<p>We've highlighted 25 companies — from online startups to some of the biggest and most established companies in the US — …

eCommerce
Language

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

How One App Built a Community of 24 Million Wine Drinkers (and Raised $37 Million in Venture Capital) | Inc.com

Seven years ago, Heini Zachariassen wanted to create an online wine community that would simplify the wine selection process. At the time, the complexity of choosing a new wine was overwhelming for the average shopper--so he wanted to create a space in which wine drinkers could share …

App Store

Breezy Japanese house is a clever indoor-outdoor dream

The Kyoto house is breezy and dynamic<p>It’s always exciting to see how the Japanese do residential architecture: from skinny structures to prefabs, Japanese homes take advantage of their sites in ingenious ways.<p>Take this contemporary home in the suburbs of Kyoto, for instance. Designed by architect …

Architecture

Nest’s new home camera is an interesting toy

The Cam IQ’s intelligence doesn’t justify its cost<p>I’ve never understood the fascination with connected home cameras, such as Canary, the Nest Cam, and others. They’ve always been a gimmick in my experience: not reliable enough for a proper security system, not practical enough to be a baby monitor. …

Home Security

This mini turbine harvests energy from wind or water to charge your devices when you're off-grid

This portable turbine can harvest energy from wind or water to charge your devices when you're off-grid.<p>The turbine has a max output of 25W and needs to be in water travelling at 5mph or in wind travelling at 7mph to achieve that.<p>It is perfect for tech savvy campers who want to harvest renewable …

Renewable Energy

19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

Luckily, Mastercard has released a list of Europe's top little-known — yet affordable — travel destinations to help you avoid the hoards on your next trip.<p>The list of 44 under-the-radar destinations was compiled using information from local travel bloggers and tourism experts, as well as Mastercard …

European Travel

New 'responsive' Google Font can shapeshift to match any design

Google Fonts is getting more customizable and interactive. The company has updated its collection with its very first ‘parametric’ font – a new typographic technology that makes it easy for designers to tweak and modify the format of virtually any typeface.<p>Developed in collaboration between …

The 17 best places in Europe to visit this summer that don't cost a fortune

European travel may evoke a sense of glamour and luxury, but that doesn't mean it has to be pricey.<p>In fact, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report's best vacations rankings, you can visit some of Europe's best vacation spots on a budget.<p>To determine its list, U.S. News calculated an …

European Travel

Google’s powerful job search tool is going live today

Google is rolling out new features that will make it easier for jobseekers to connect with employers, straight from the search page.<p>Here’s how it works. Jobseekers can simply type queries like “jobs near me” or “retail jobs” in the search box and Google will return a list of available positions. It …

Employment

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Google App Maker

<b>Pros</b><p>User-friendly. No coding required for basic app creation. Intuitive UI builder with drag-and-drop widgets. Google Drive Tables for simple data …

Dropbox founder reveals how he built a $9 billion company in his 20s — even though Steve Jobs told him Apple would destroy it

Drew Houston cofounded Dropbox, a file-storage application that is going public, 10 years ago. As CEO, he has led it to over $1 billion in annualized revenue and more than 500 million users. But it has not all been smooth sailing.<p>Houston joined Business Insider Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell on …

Startups

Can A Machine Choose Fonts And Colors Better Than You? Try It

These automated design tools let you find new font and color combinations with the push of a button. And then call it a weekend.<p>Maybe you’re just feeling uninspired. Maybe you took a job that pays less than you’re worth. Look, I’m not here to judge. We’re all going to be working for AI in a few …

Typography

Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world

The GPS tracker is only about an inch in diameter and syncs with an Android or iOS app. It's waterproof, and it can be attached to everyday items — like keys, wallets, or laptops — or to a pet's collar or child's backpack.<p>There are a lot of GPS trackers on the market, many of which are about the …

Crowd Funding

The Gentrifier’s Aesthetic: 23 Totally Over-The-Top Industrial Lofts

From sweatshop to $25 million loft<p>Exposed brick walls, pipes covering the ceiling, polished concrete floors, exhaust cones transformed into light fixtures–these are staples of the industrial warehouse aesthetic, ripped right from the 20th century’s factories and transformed into the 21st century’s …

Interior Design

How Shoto takes the hassle out of tracking pictures taken at your wedding

I’m getting married later this year. While I’ve paid for a professional photographer to document the day, I’m conscious that my friends and family will be there, taking their own photographs with their cell phones and cameras.<p>Cell phone cameras have improved significantly over the past few years, …

Why Designers Are Reviving This 30-Year-Old Japanese Productivity Theory

Toyota’s 5S principles, which ushered in lean manufacturing in the 1980s, are experiencing a renaissance.<p>Decades before Marie Kondo became the go-to Japanese organizational guru—transforming her name into a verb and selling more than 6 million copies of her book, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying</i> …

Lean Manufacturing

A guy who runs an 8-figure business explains how to tell if you should be an employee or an entrepreneur

While sharing top marketing tips on OkDork, I founded AppSumo and Sumo, which is now an 8-figure business. (Before that, I saw what it's like to build a business as employee #30 at Facebook and employee #4 at Mint.com.)<p>For all the freedom to choose your own schedule, there are 90+ hour …

Entrepreneurship

How Much Would Facebook Be Worth Today If It Hadn't Bought Instagram?

Facebook just did an update last week that Instagram is now up to 700 million monthly active users.<p>A little over 5 years ago, Kevin Systrom – Instagram’s founder – agreed to sell his company to Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion of cash and stock. At the time of the deal, Instagram had 30 million users.<p>…

Social Media

This interactive map uses machine learning to arrange visually similar fonts

Typography enthusiasts likely already know how to identify fonts by name, but it’s always useful to explore visually similar fonts when you feel like changing up your options. Design consultant firm IDEO’s Font Map helps you do exactly that, with an interactive tool that lets you browse through …

Machine Learning

Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.<p>This means …

Education Technology

The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and …

Apps

Steve Jobs Practiced This 1 Habit That Triggers Creative Ideas, According to Neuroscience | Inc.com

Visitors to Steve Jobs's house in Palo Alto or to Apple's corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California, were all too familiar with one habit that helped Jobs to clear his mind and develop novel ideas.<p>Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson didn't know it when he first met the legendary Apple co-founder, …

Creativity

Google’s parental control software Family Link hits iOS

In March, Google introduced its own parental control software for parents of kids with Android devices called Family Link – but there was a bit of a catch. In order for the system to work, it required that both parent and child use Android. That has now changed, as the parents’ app for configuring …

Apps

Fontabulous Font Bundle

26 Fontabulous Fonts – 99% Off.This extensive collection includes a handpicked selection of 26 high quality fonts well suited for a wide range of …

Typography

Walmart is reportedly about to buy the hottest men's clothing brand

Bonobos generates between $100 million to $150 million in annual revenue and attracts young, urban customers with its slim-fitting pants, shirts, jackets, and suits.<p>The companies have reportedly agreed on a price and the deal is "in its final due diligence stages," Recode reported citing unnamed …

Clothing

Powerful automation hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

Apps