Mark Lewis

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Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

Tentrr is turning private land into glampgrounds, with the help of VCs

If you’ve ever gone camping and found yourself thinking it kind of sucks, likely because you’re too close to other campers, you might be interested to learn about Tentrr, a three-year-old, 47-person company that’s promising to make it “dirt simple” to enjoy the great outdoors. How: by striking …

Foxconn will make the world's first blockchain smartphone

Blockchain is all the rage right now, and you'll soon see the world's first blockchain-based phone.<p>Finney, created by Sirin Labs, will be a phone that lets people store and use digital currencies without having to pay transaction fees, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. This means you won't need to …

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The folly of initial consideration and the myth of the loyalty loop

<i>Brands enter people’s lives through myriad touchpoints, all of which contribute to building a bias toward the brand in the consumer’s mind – in other</i> …

CheckOut launches an online to offline retail solution that utilizes machine learning and smart screens

In “bricks-and-clicks” retail, there is often a disconnect between the online and offline worlds. Sometimes that gap is systemic, in that the retailer actively keeps the two apart, but mostly it is due to a lack of cohesion across ecommerce and in-store offerings.<p>Today CheckOut Apps has announced …

5 Top Designers On How To Create The Ultimate PowerPoint Presentation

Slide presentations usually suck–but a good designer can turn that around. Here are four tips for selling your ideas.<p>PowerPoints are awful. Long and uninteresting, they are the corporate drone of visual media–synonymous with endless meetings, academic conferences, and corporate retreats.<p>For graphic …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

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Five Reasons Why Big Data Isn't Enough

Here are 5 reasons why Big Data no longer can stand alone, and why the future is likely to always include Small Data:<p>Big Data analyzes the past – and …

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

cienpiesnf/Dollar Photo ClubYou drop a glass while making breakfast. You get stuck in traffic on your way to work. Your boss yells at you for being …

Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

About Nieman Lab<p>The Nieman Journalism Lab is an attempt to help journalism figure out its future in an Internet age.<p>The Internet has brought forth an unprecedented flowering of news and information. But it has also destabilized the old business models that have supported quality journalism for …

Harnessing Disruption 2 pt. 3 - Tom Whitwell

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Problems of output are problems of input

I often get the question, “What do you do when you’re blocked?”The best course of action is to not get blocked in the first place. If you set up a …

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What's Your Capacity Gap?<p>Fatigue<p>Only 56% of employees feel physically energized at work.*<p>Organizations are becoming more aware of the high cost of …

Resist and Thrive

<i>Last week I gave this talk at Web Summit in Dublin. It’s a first-draft of thoughts that I felt compelled to share in a room of entrepreneurs and</i> …

The 100+ tech & business women speakers you need at your next event

“Why was the stage dominated by male speakers?”<p>“Couldn’t the organizers find qualified female speakers?”<p>These are questions that attendees, — male and female — ask themselves on the way home from the conferences and events that you worked so hard planning.<p>As two female co-founders, of an event-tech …

Listening as a Strategy for Good Design

Droga5’s UX Director, Daniel Perlin, shares the methodology behind design based on audience and place<p>According to the theory of The Adjacent …

In Artificial Intelligence, Anything is Possible

PSFK speaks with Creative Technologist Claudia Perlich about how machine learning is impacting advertising

The Steal Like An Artist Journal

A notebook for creative kleptomaniacs. <br>Get a signed copy!<p>Buy now: Amazon – B&N – IndieBound – Powell’s – BookPeople<p>Paperback, 224 pages, ISBN: …

Donald Robertson Art-Bombs a Retail Concept Store

STORY, NYC’s magazine-style retail space, collaborated with SVP of Global Creative Development, Estee Lauder Companies Donald Robertson for its …

3 ways to design happiness

Over the last couple of years, I’ve conducted research with my colleagues at Change Sciences—an online study with 8,000 people on 250 top sites, …