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The 10 Questions Every Brand Should Ask To Ensure It’s Simple Enough

How simple is your brand experience? (Note: That is not one of the questions!)<p>Growth is not something most executives will ever view negatively.<p>But there’s a price to pay for everything–as our companies grow, so does their complexity. More offices and employees require more communications. Added …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>Do you want to be a cryptocurrency millionaire?Don't get your hopes up.VISIT HARD FORK<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if …

Forget Big Data: The future is Small Data, and Facebook just bought it

This morning, Onavo, an Israeli start-up, announced it was being acquired by Facebook. Onavo’s flagship product is a data compressor. When you browse a web page or use an app on your phone, Onavo routes the traffic through its servers, where it compresses and optimizes the data before sending it on …

Developing Countries

Premise Data wants to revitalize economic data, and Android plays a big role

Has it ever struck you as odd that we live in an increasingly global, increasingly digital society, but we have to wait weeks or months for official …

Here's What The Marketing Organization Of The Future Should Look Like

2020 isn’t the future; the future is now. Every day, the look and feel and function of marketing is transforming radically—and so the means to keep up must be transforming too. Marketing organizations that aren’t restructuring to meet the demands of 2020—of today, for that matter—will be left by …

The Top 7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014

Whether you realize it or not, chances are your business is already using content marketing as part of your overall marketing strategy.<p>With content marketing being arguably the most critical piece of an inbound marketing strategy, and with an estimated 60% of businesses employing some form of …

Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Flipboard Pro: Get Started

Flipboard has become an interesting combination of both a visually attractive reader and a curator of great content for iPad and iPhone (and now also …

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

Design

Designing effective navigation

One of the very first steps to designing and developing an Android application is to determine what users are able to see and do with the app. Once …

Designing for iOS7: Perils Pluses

Designing for iOS7: Perils & Pluses<p>Like many other companies building mobile applications, we’ve spent a lot of time recently redesigning our iPhone …

UI Design

Facebook Graph Search Now Lets You Find Comments, Posts

Facebook announced an update to Graph Search on Monday that will enable users to search for conversation topics within status updates, comments and …

Third-party Android browser forms ‘anti-Google alliance’ with rival search engines

Dolphin, a third-party mobile browser that runs on Android and iOS, is apparently tired of seeing Google reign as the de-facto king of the Internet. …

Apple hires one of Nike’s top Fuel Band designers to work on wearable devices

Apple has lured away top Nike design director Ben Shaffer, according to a source at Nike with knowledge of the details behind Shaffer’s departure. At Nike, Shaffer was the Studio Director of the Innovation Kitchen. This is Nike’s research and development lab where new product designs are created. …

MLB using Apple’s iBeacons to create interactive stadium experiences

If you’re planning to see a ballgame next year, make sure to bring an iPhone(s aapl). According to Mashable, the MLB has been working closely with …

Facebook's Big Data Partner Knows Who You Are Even When You Use A Different Name On The Web

It's rolling out a new product for marketers, called "Audience Operating System," that allows advertisers to tie together your "digital persona" even if you've changed your name due to marriage, the use of a nickname, or because you sometimes use a middle name. It also figures out whether someone …

Google Analytics

Math matters: how big data is building the future of everything

To speed up innovation, scientists are sequencing 'the materials genome'<p>New materials lead to new innovations. Gorilla Glass is a big selling point for smartphones. Kevlar saves lives and has worked its way into consumer products. Lithium-ion batteries have enabled a host of energy-storage …

Data-Driven Design In The Real World

17 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Why Cops and Prosecutors Are Begging iPhone Users to Upgrade to iOS 7

The secret to scaling social networks and local marketplaces | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

The dribbblisation of design

There are divergent things happening in the product and interaction design community.<p>On one hand, we have some amazing pieces of writing from the …

Now even supermarket chains are making cheap Android tablets

Cheaper than a Kindle Fire HD, the Hudl has a 1.5GHz CPU and 1440×900 display.<p>Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket chain and the world's …

What Clayton Christensen Got Wrong

There’s no question Clayton Christensen, who developed the theory of disruption, is Silicon Valley’s favorite business school professor. For me, …

How Big Data Is Changing Football on and off the Field

While most sports fans probably think baseball—and more precisely, Moneyball—when considering sports and data, there is a quiet data revolution that …

Fantasy Football

Why is Predictive Analytics Important?

Why are people using predictive analytics? Why has its use become so important? There are a number of ways predictive analytics can be used. Some …

Big Data

Infographic: The Intricate Anatomy Of UX Design

This mega graphic attempts to tackle the relationship between UX and all other aspects of design.<p>We toss around the term “user experience” (UX) a lot, mostly as a shorthand for something like “where industrial design meets interface design.” But to be perfectly honest, that tendency does this …

As Google Reader is Axed, its Dependents Step Up

So Google is axing Google Reader. While the product has a diminishing but fiercely loyal user base (which includes me and other TNW staffers), a number of related RSS services relied on the Reader API code to do their thing. That means the shutdown could affect a wider selection of Internet users, …