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IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion Next Year, as Billions of Things Get Connected

When you start adding up all the IT budgets of every company and government agency, you start talking about, as they say, real money.<p>Here’s the …

Internet of Things

Seven Do's and Don'ts of Mobile App Marketing [Infographic]

The mobile app market is fiercely competitive. Only businesses that create fresh, useful, and original apps will succeed in it.<p>To create such an app, …

Five Steps to Get Your CEO to Notice You

We all want to get on in life and move our career forward as quickly as possible and that often means being able to stand out from the rest of the …

How To Become An Extraordinary Entrepreneur Leader

In building successful businesses, I find that creating a new and innovative product or service is usually the easy part. The hard part is providing the leadership required to align and motivate all the constituents and players – from engineers, to investors, vendors, and ultimately customers. …

Google unveils major overhaul of its search engine

Google's changes are a big deal because so many other companies rely on Google search results to get visitors to their own websites.<p>Google's 'Hummingbird.'<p>(Photo: Alistair Barr, USA TODAY)<p>Story Highlights<p>Dubbed Hummingbird, it keys in on voice-based queries<br>• Revamp affects 90% of Internet giant's …

FYI: Do Cloned Wild Animals Have Instincts?

Let's ask Betsy Dresser, the senior vice president of research at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species in New Orleans, who has raised several litters of small African wildcat clones. "Oh yes, the clones are very much wild animals with wild instincts," she says. "They bite and …

Popular Science kills comments - while YouTube tries to fix them

Popular Science is closing comments on its articles. Citing "trolls and spambots", the 141-year-old American magazine has decided that an open forum at the bottom of articles "can be bad for science".<p>The decision was "not made lightly" said online content director Suzanne LaBarre - nor, …

An Inflatable Concert Hall And Other Amazing Images From This Week

DARPA Spends $10 Million To Make BigDog Stronger And Stealthier

America's favorite shambling robo-donkey is about to become even more alarming.<p>BigDog is a cinderblock-hurling robot that shambles like a something out of Lovecraftian horror. DARPA and Boston Dynamics are developing the four-legged robot to go anywhere troops can go on foot, while carrying up to …

Plastic Bags Transformed Into Eco-Friendly Carbon Nanotubes

Such membranes have potential for water desalinatization and other advanced filtering.<p>Here's a real Cinderella transformation story. A team of chemists has found a way to turn non-biodegradable plastic bags into a carbon nanotube membrane, a high-tech material with potential to make super-efficient …

Nanotech

Looking For The Next Big Thing In Smartphones? Think Digital Inclusion In Developing Countries

A few weeks ago, the technology press watched with bated breath as Apple unveiled the new iPhone 5S and 5C. They look like nice products. The 5S has a fingerprint sensor, improved imaging capabilities, and ships with Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system. The 5C is a bit less expensive and doesn’t …

7 Tips For Effective Digital Coupon Marketing

Coupons are no longer limited to the Sunday paper and a couple of special flyers throughout the month. Customers are searching for coupons they can load on a smartphone app, eliminating the need to carry slips of paper around. As a business, you can take advantage of this demand by being an early …

BlackBerry Lost Nearly $1 Billion In The Last Quarter

BlackBerry’s stunningly rapid decline is not over. Just eight months ago the company launched a new software platform and phones that it hoped would turn around its business, unveiling the BB10 operating system and Z10 smartphones. The sleek devices and clever platform were center stage at a swanky …

The Life Of A City, Made Visible Through Foursquare Data

Remember in “The Dark Knight” when Batman turns all the mobile phones in Gotham City into one super-surveillance network that can show him what the populace is up to at any given moment? That basically exists already, only it’s no masked vigilante behind it. It’s Foursquare.<p>The location-based city …

Would You Borrow From PayPal? PayPal's New Small Business Loans *Updated*

*<i>This article was updated Sept. 26, 2013 6:50 p.m. MST to include the cost of PayPal’s sample fee amounts, which were expressed in the article as a simple interest calculation, to also include the calculation as annual interest, now included at the end of this piece.*</i><p>As tight bank credit and rising …

California's New 'Online Eraser' Law Should Be Erased

People mocked Google CEO Eric Schmidt for his 2010 suggestion that teenagers should change their names when they turn 18 to avoid the indiscreet and ill-advised Internet posts they made as youths. The California legislature thought it had a better solution for this problem and enacted a law, SB 568 …

Microsoft To Offer Cash For Your iPhone With Trade-In Program

Microsoft really, really, <i>really</i> wants you to ditch Apple products for its own – so much that in addition to the iPad buyback program it launched a few weeks ago, the company will start buying your iPhones for cash beginning this Friday. The program will offer consumers a minimum of $200 for an …

Apple Proves Critics Wrong With Blowout Sales Of iPhone 5S and 5C

Blowout sales of the new iPhone 5S and 5C, but particularly the former, have shown that the naysayers were way off.<p>With 9 million phones flying off the shelves in the first weekend, Apple was looking more like the company Steve Jobs began resurrecting in 1997. Sticking to a cautiously high-end …

The Real Price of Wireless Data

With data increasingly overtaking voice as the primary source of traffic on mobile networks, the Big Four providers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile) in the United States have increasingly moved to relatively inexpensive voice and text messaging packages and different pricing schemes around data …

70+ New Single Page Website Designs for Inspiration

As you’ve already seen in our previous posts about Single Page Website Designs that showcasing your work in single page design is a hot trend. It’s …

The Secret to Building Large Websites: Website Architecture

We need to create a common persona for each group. The user interface design depends greatly on the results of this stage. To get started with this, …

The Web Design Trend That Catches Everyone's Attention These Days - Flat Design

Advertisement<p>I think that there is no designer not to be involved in the harsh “battle” between skeuomorphic and flat design. Fortunately, these …

UI Design

Top Usability Mistakes in Web Design

High-quality usability has been the center of discussions in the industry in the past ten years, as it becomes more and more important for users. …

UI Design

45 New High-Quality Free Fonts For Designers

ADVERTISEMENT<p>Typography is more than just the arrangement of typefaces; it has become a form of art that plays a crucial role in any sort of design. …

60 Beautiful Examples of Websites With Full-Blown Video Backgrounds

Large background images have already become an integral part of any Web design yet they’re often perceived as trivial things. In spite of this, the …

Web Design

Does Your Logo Meet These Five Brand Rules?

Many small businesses have inherited a logo from "back in the day," when nobody had time to really put together something proper. It stuck around and …

7 Things to Think About Before Creating a Logo for your Startup

It doesn’t matter if you’re working with a top-tier design firm or going at it alone with dusty copy of CS5, creating a logo can be a challenging process for anyone. This is especially true if you’re designing for your own startup — it’s difficult enough to run a company, let alone break its entire …