Oliver Finel

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3 Innovative Ways Startups Are Driving Results Over Social Media

Some small businesses are getting creative and earning their social media followers' trust -- and their dollars -- by ditching the one-way hard sell that's all too common on Facebook and Twitter.<p>They understand that social-media platforms are fertile ground for potentially lucrative two-way …

Wallpaper of the Week - Pixel Art

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created for one of our tutorials section. It's a pixel art illustration of Muhammad Ali done in …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka | Salon.com

<b>Pokhlebkin reconsidered</b><p>“His name was magical. Legendary,” claimed an article in the newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva (Evening Moscow) on the third anniversary of Pokhlebkin’s death. “Many believed it to be a pseudonym for an entire research institute, since one man could not know so much.” Moreover, …

8 New Jobs People Will Have In 2025

Sparks & Honey, a New York trend-spotting firm, has a wall in its office where staff can post imaginative next-generation jobs. Below are eight of …

Employment

Geometric Pattern in Illustrator

Last weekend I was playing in Illustrator trying to create a simple wallpaper to use on my phone and tablet. I love geometric patterns, but I hadn't …

A Brave New Modernism

Modernism is a broad and complex subject to define especially in the context of design and architectural movements and trends. A basic form or …

Have You Ever Been To – Poster Illustration by Federica Bonfanti

Have You Ever Been To.<p>Federica Bonfanti is a graphic designer and illustrator who creates beautiful artworks, typography, and branding projects. This …

The Age of Invisible Design Has Arrived

The Wright brothers didn't invent powered, manned flight. By the end of the 19th century, daredevils around the world had already put motors on …

How Not To Worry: Timeless 1934 Advice on Controlling Anxiety and Mastering Life

As far as vintage finds go, they hardly get more fortuitous than <b>You Can Master Life</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a marvelous 1934 compendium of sort-of-philosophical, sort-of-self-helpy, at times charmingly dated, other times refreshingly timeless advice on cultivating “the power to think, to create, to …

Facebook’s Android Homescreen Could Expose Apple’s Inflexibility

The mainstream has had little reason to care that Android gives developers much more customization freedom than iOS. But if Facebook’s fabled Android homescreen is a hit, the stubbornness of Apple’s closed mobile platform could be framed as a drawback after years of its cohesive design and ease …

Data Is Not Killing Creativity, It’s Just Changing How We Tell Stories

I keep seeing this topic push up about how data is affecting creativity. Some say we are losing our sense of narration and storytelling. It’s not this at all. We are just experiencing a shift that other civilizations have faced when the traditional means for storytelling transform to give a sense …

Iterations: Calendar Frenzy, Google Now, and Apple’s “Anticipatory Computing” Problem

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah is a contributor to</i> TechCrunch<i>. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Now that the Mailbox sale to Dropbox is complete, let’s move on to the next native iOS app that everyone wants to replace: The Calendar. Yes, the calendar. Nearly every other conversation I had this …