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A YouTube Founder Has Launched an App for Livestreaming Cooking Shows

Two of the geniuses behind YouTube debuted an app at SXSW Monday that could be huge for food lovers. Simply called Nom — fittingly short and pithy — …

The Best Recipe Videos on YouTube for People With “No Time to Cook”

<i>House of Cards</i> is great and all, but in truth our favorite thing to binge watch is cooking videos. There’s something addictive, even therapeutic, …

The Untold Story Of Shake Shack’s $1.6 Billion Branding

For the first time, Pentagram tells the story of building Shake Shack’s branding from the ground up.<p>Last week, Shake Shack went public in an IPO that ballooned to $1.6 billion–cementing the brand’s journey from a one-off boutique stand in New York’s Madison Square Park to a multinational burger …

2015 Trends: Mobile Pay and Wearable Tech Move From Concept to Real-World Disruptor

<i>Last month we launched our first ever magazine, “Megatrends Defining Travel in 2015“, where we identify the global trends in travel in 2015 and</i> …

The Most Important Design Lessons Of 2014

May they inspire you to greatness in 2015.<p>More companies than ever identify as design-led organizations. Yet the nuts and bolts of how to “do design” remain mysterious to many. Meanwhile, design as a profession has sprinted past the days when industrial designers crafted beautiful, shiny objects, …

What Bitcoin Can Learn From Mobile Money's Journey

<i>Sarah Boone Martin is founder of Rock the Coin, an organisation that</i> <i>engages in grassroots community outreach about bitcoin. She is also CEO of Boone</i> …

Web Design & Checkout Abandonment - Tips & Insights | JUST™ Creative

For companies with e-commerce as a priority income stream — the <b>design, branding and layout</b> of a website has never been so important in encouraging …

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What Is Character? Debunking the Myth of Fixed Personality

We’ve previously explored what it means to be human and what defines a “person.” Much of our understanding of personhood hinges on what we call “character” — but what, exactly, is it? Here is an omnibus of definitions and insights from notable cross-disciplinary thinkers, from philosophy to …

Solving the Mystery Around the New Facebook-PayPal Partnership

Facebook and PayPal have been partners in some way for over three years now, ever since Facebook started accepting PayPal as a funding source for the …

Bitcoin users turn on FBI after Silk Road seizure

Bitcoin users are pissed and retaliating after the FBI seized their digital currency as part of its case against underground marketplace Silk Road.<p>Last week, the FBI took down the Silk Road website and froze the over 26,000 Bitcoins that were being held for customers as they made their …

Square Cash Goes Head To Head With Venmo And Google Wallet To Allow Anyone To Send Money Via Email

Square today is formally launching Square Cash, a product that allows anyone to send money to a contact via email. Square initially soft-launched the product to a limited number of users earlier this year but is opening the service more broadly to users with a few tweaks to the initial payments …

Meet the Exec Crafting Google’s Vision for the Future of Shopping (Maybe This Time It’ll Work!)

Like many of its peers, Google has its own take on what the future of digitally-enabled commerce should look like.<p>In fact, it has had a lot of takes …

Why Twitter Buying MoPub Is a Very Big Deal

Full disclosure: I’m a former Facebook product manager and was creator and builder of Facebook Exchange (FBX), Facebook’s real-time bidding ad …

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How 500 Years Of Weird Condiment History Designed The Heinz Ketchup Bottle

From a 17th-century fish sauce, ketchup evolved into a patent medicine, a carcinogenic health hazard, and eventually, a non-Newtonian fluid. Here’s how ketchup’s rich history is reflected in the design of a bottle of Heinz.<p>What do you think about when you see a glass bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup …

Listen To The Orchestra Of Users Updating Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a silent depository of information, an endless library where no one even dares to cough even though books are being added, subtracted, and edited with fervor at every moment.<p>But it’s silent no more. Listen to Wikipedia, inspired by Listen to Bitcoin and created by Mahmoud Hashemi and …