Jay Ebert

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Great UI/UX Animations

We’re back with a new roundup with more nice UI animations that we’ve come across recently. Everything from subtle micro-animations to more majestic …

UI Design

Visiting Asia’s youngest country: why East Timor should be next on your bucket list

<b>East Timor could practically be the definition of off-the-beaten-track.</b><p>It only gained independence in 2002, and gets just 60,000 tourists a year.<p>By …

Asia Travel

59% Of Deloitte's 2017 Technology Fast 500 Are Software Companies

• Seven of the top ten 2017 winners are software companies including ClassPass, Toast, Liftoff, SalesLoft, ShipHawk, iSpot.tv and Cylance.<br>• Notable enterprise software companies on the 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 include Adaptive Insights, Alteryx, Apttus, Domo, Cloudera, Couchbase, …

North America

The end of the cloud is coming

We’re facing the end of the cloud. It’s a bold statement, I know, and maybe it even sounds a little mad. But bear with me.<p>The conventional wisdom about running server applications, be it web apps or mobile app backends, is that the future is in the cloud. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are adding …

Blockchain

Trump Damaged Democracy, Silicon Valley Will Finish It Off

Donald Trump’s rise is, in a sense, just one symptom of the damage the tech oligarchs are doing to America.<p>When Democrats made their post-election …

The Airbnb Tool That’s Changing UI Design

Uber, Google, Instacart, and others are all adopting Airbnb’s prototyping tool, Lottie.<p>There’s a hot new design software being used today by major tech companies like Airbnb and Google to build new apps. But the tool, called Lottie, wasn’t born from your typical designer. Instead, it has its …

Apps

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed | Inc.com

Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them enlightenment in business.<p>Why this book in particular? Well, the nonfiction publication--released almost half a …

Bill Gates

Trump Camp Scrambles To Defend Diplomatic Blunder Over China And Taiwan

President-elect Donald Trump’s team insists it’s not a big deal that he spoke directly with Taiwan’s president, breaking with years of delicate foreign policy precedent and leading to the Chinese government lodging a complaint over the matter with the U.S.<p>Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday …

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: Happiness is a state of mind. As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

Happiness

How to Make Your Company Machine Learning Ready

In recent years, there has been a staggering surge in interest in intelligent systems as applied to everything from customer support to curing cancer. Simply sprinkling the term “AI” into startup pitch decks seems to increase the likelihood of getting access to funding. The media continuously …

Machine Learning

Palo Alto mayor: Tech firms are 'choking' the city

In a tech-centric city built on the backs of Google, Facebook and its own feeder program in Stanford University, Palo Alto’s mayor isn’t making many friends. For decades, Palo Alto has played host to some of the brightest minds on the planet while they toiled away on keyboards creating the next big …

The Pivotal Ages of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From college dropouts to talk show hosts, people are always talking about entrepreneurs who have made history. Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey -- they’re all known for their massive successes, but did you ever wonder at what …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Elements of a Strong Business Model - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Creating a business model isn’t simply about completing your business plan or determining which products to pursue. It’s about mapping out how you …

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

Sephi Shapira Contributor<p>Sephi Shapira is the CEO of MassiveImpact.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why every household is about to get a brand-new fridge<p>A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important …

Carsharing
Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley's Honesty Problem: Learning From Theranos

Theranos isn't the only startup guilty of exaggeration. Silicon Valley has an honesty problem, and entrepreneurs should take note.<p>Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you've most likely heard about the ongoing saga of Theranos. For those who aren't familiar, Theranos is a medical startup …

Silicon Valley

Interview: Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone on the Accuracy of 'Silicon Valley' and Online Activism

In the arena of tech, failure is unavoidable and sometimes even celebrated, yet Christopher Isaac "Biz" Stone​ has strung together a slew of hits, …

Silicon Valley

As venture capital dries up, tech start-ups discover frugality

Tech start-up Appthority's office has plush conference rooms, soundproof phone booths, an enormous kitchen and a view of San Francisco Bay. It has ping-pong and foosball tables, beer on tap and 11 types of tea.<p>The cybersecurity company owns none of it. And that's how the company's president and …

Photos: Hong Kong’s overwhelming urban density—captured from a drone

Photographer Andy Yeung takes drone photos to capture the beauty of one of the world’s most densely populated cities: Hong Kong.<p>Taken from a bird’s-eye view, his latest photo series, “Urban Fog<i>,”</i> captures the city’s iconic skyline on foggy nights, when it looks like a dreamland of sorts. And in his …

Hong Kong

We’re obsessed with this men’s dress shoe company that’s disrupting the luxury market

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>The Stewart Penny Loafer retails for $369 and has options in both leather and suede. Paul Evans As part of an ongoing series, each week</b> …

Men's Fashion
Silicon Valley

Facebook's VR headset is collecting a lot of personal data and people are freaking out

Facebook's long-anticipated virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, is finally available. It costs $600, requires a powerful computer to run, and is sold out for months due to demand.<p>You get much more than just a headset for your money; the Oculus Rift package also includes the game "Lucky's …

Virtual Reality

The money in Silicon Valley has attracted a different type of tech worker, says Apple cofounder

In an interview with Mashable, Wozniak argued that Silicon Valley's transformation from a land of fruit trees to a paved office park has it mirroring Los Angeles and Orange County now.<p>It's also changed who is coming to Silicon Valley for work.<p>"I think the money that's been made has attracted a …

Silicon Valley

Cure for HIV reportedly 3 years away

A cure for HIV and AIDS reportedly could be just a few years away after scientists have been able to successfully snip away the virus from infected cells and prevent the disease from returning.<p>Scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University are confident that within the next …

Apple's Sad Transformation Into 'The American Samsung'

Apple’s launch event on March 21st, and the subsequent roll-out of the hardware, continues a trend that has seen Cupertino move away from a single hero device to a bewildering range of devices trying to satisfy every part of the smartphone ecosystem.<p>The three major products were nowhere close to …

iPhone

The Minimalist's Guide to Eating Well on a Budget

If you are on tight food budget but want to eat in a way that supports a healthy body composition, you’re in luck. <b>Having less to work with is</b> …

Nutrition

Material Design UI Kit (PSD)

UI Design Template Kits (80 submissions)<p>Collections<p>Free Mobile App UI Kit for Sketch & Phot...<p>A brand new mobile UI kit created by Behance user …

Button UX Design: Best Practices, Types and States

Buttons are an ordinary, every-day element of interaction design. Despite this, because buttons are a <i>vital element in creating a smooth</i> …

UI Design

10 Top Tips on Creating Flat Design Graphics

In this article we’ll be talking about flat design. You’ve probably heard about it as it is one of the main trends in design for a few years already. …

UI Design

The importance of bottom navigation in mobile UX design

Designers know that design is more than good looks. Design also covers how users engage with a product, whether it’s a website or app. It’s like a …

UI Design