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Hulu Launches Ad-Free Subscription Tier For $12 Per Month

Streaming service Hulu just announced a new subscription tier to remove advertisements. As a reminder, a standard Hulu subscription costs $7.99 per month. The new commercial-free option costs $11.99 per month. It removes all the advertisements, with some notable exceptions.<p>According to the pricing …

How To Become The Modern Marketer Of The New Millennium

<b>We all know the marketing landscape has evolved and changed drastically, not at least for retailers. Customers can and will access information about</b> …

Marketing

Peak – Responsive WordPress Portfolio Theme

Peak – Portfolio Theme.<p>Minimalistic and straight to the point, this is the <b>Peak</b> WordPress theme. It was developed and designed for the use as simple …

Web Design

Autea – Corporate Identity by Michał Markiewicz

Autea Identity.<p>Graphic designer Michał Markiewicz created the corporate identity for Autea, a Poland based company engaged in autism treatment. The …

Graphic Design

Winecast – Branding, Packaging, and Web Design by Anagrama

Winecast – Brand Identity.<p>Mexican branding and graphic design studio Anagrama has designed the brand identity, packaging and website for Winecast, an …

Graphic Design

Handmade Letterings by Jordi Rins for an Organic Food Store

Mural “El Maset”.<p>Look here, an organic food shop can look very stylish too! Barcelona based graphic designer and art director Jordi Rins created …

Organic Food

Yahoo’s new logo makes it look more like a cosmetics brand than an internet company

There’s no question that CEO Marissa Mayer has people looking anew at beleaguered old-guard portal Yahoo. Enough to get pundits to stop using adjectives like “beleaguered”? The jury’s still out. But the stock price is moving in the right direction, employee morale is up—even among those who were …

Advertising

Yahoo's homemade logo and rise of in-house agencies

After Yahoo Inc. revealed its new logo on Thursday, chief executive officer Marissa Mayer also revealed that the company undertook its first brand overhaul in 18 years without the help of an advertising or branding agency.<p>In a blog post, Ms. Mayer wrote about her love for branding – along with a …

Social Media Marketing

Macala Wright: How Brands Design Customer Experiences Of The Future

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

From AT&T to Facebook: How tech logos have evolved

Logos can be touchy. When the Gap changed its iconic logo, some customers swore they’d never return.<p>Now Yahoo says it wants to change its logo, retaining the color purple and the exclamation point.<p>The change could bode well for the web company, as its current logo is outdated, said Ira Kalb, a …

Graphic Design

Updated: Bloomberg signs up for $32M Ubuntu Edge fundraiser and Canonical cuts pricing

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: ubuntu-edge.info<p><b>UPDATED: Since this article was published Canonical has cut the Edge’s price to $695. See details at</b> …

YouTube founders create Mixbit: Vine-like video sharing with a difference

Social Network-backed video sharing apps are all the rage, and now the biggest boys in school have woken up to the idea. MixBit is the brainchild of Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, better known as the founders of YouTube, and is a Google Ventures-backed iOS app that lets you record up to 16 seconds of …

WhatsApp Doesn't Care About Stickers and Asian Chat Apps

Yesterday Jan Koum, CEO of WhatsApp, announced that the popular messaging app would be releasing push-to-talk functionality for all its supported mobile platforms.<p>While Koum described the feature as a “pet project” six months in the making, most of WhatsApp’s nominal peers in the chat app space – …

SOASTA Raises $30 Million For Service That Uses The Cloud To Test Apps

SOASTA has raised $30 million in Series E funding for its cloud platform that helps developers test web and mobile apps. New investors, Macquarie Capital and ROTH Capital, joined Canaan Partners, Formative Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners in the round. SOASTA has now raised $63 million. The …

Experience design is now as important as the underlying tech itself

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Smart Destinations, Creative Commons<p>The startups and tech companies that are carefully crafting emotional and …

New from Google App Engine just for your busy application: Dedicated memcache

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>If you’re a developer needing fast query performance for your applications, Google(S goog) App Engine now has a deal for you. …

Android developer revenue closing in on iOS

iOS is often touted as the more lucrative platform for developers to sell their apps on, and it’s an all too often sight to see an application launch on Apple’s Appstore before it reaches Google’s Play Store.<p>However, research conducted for VisionMobile’s recent Developer Economics survey, which …

Apps

Articles about 7 design blogs follow on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's not all shoots and rounds: The creative team at Dwell is ever on the internet prowl for the best visual inspiration to be...<p>We’re turning inward for inspiration, highlighting superlative users and fresh photos found on our own site.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's …

Fabrication

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Jeff Bezos to open Center for Innovation this fall, aims to inspire young would-be entrepreneurs

What's an e-commerce tycoon to do after funding everything from nuclear fusion startups to commercial spaceflight ventures? Why, help develop a museum exhibit to inspire young folks and teach them about innovation, of course. After more than two years of development and $10 million from Jeff Bezos' …

Should Your Website Be Using Adaptive Design?

In today’s multiscreen world, 27% of all web traffic comes from smartphones, tablets, and various other devices. And if your business depends on the web for revenue, then you likely know about responsive web design — which automatically adjusts layouts to fit different screen sizes. Responsive …

Giant Chrome T-Rex Installed on the Seine River in Paris by Philippe Pasqua | Colossal

<p>Artist Philippe Pasqua recently completed installation of an impressive Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton that now stands watch over the Seine river in …

The secret to making meetings useful? More discussions and fewer presentations

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Jeff Weiner here</i><p>Ask your team to identify their biggest productivity killer and inevitably two issues will rise to the top of the list: managing their inboxes and their meeting schedules.<p>I’ll tackle the former in a future post. For now, I’d like …

Management

102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

Heartwarming Photos of a Little Girl and Her Special Connection with Wild Animals

Many times, amazing photos come from the hands of extremely talented photographers. In other cases, exceptional subjects supply the magic to create …

Art Galleries

How Reputation Management Drives Small Business

This week I had a chat with Pierre Zarokian, CEO of Reputation Stars (ReputationStars.com) and SubmitExpress.com. Pierre recently did an interview with <i>Search Engine Journal</i> about the particular issues of Online Reputation Management (ORM) for small companies. I was intrigued. Here’s that interview, …

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What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

Software Development

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …