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mCordis' Paul Berney: contextual relevance is the USP of mobile

Customers are willing to share data in return for some value exchange, but permission must be built into the heart of campaigns, explains the co-founder<p><b>What can you tell us about mCordis and your role there?</b><p>I am the co-founder of mCordis along with Michael Becker, based in San Francisco. The …

Set up a charity

Find trustees for your charity - you usually need at least 3.<p>Make sure the charity has ‘charitable purposes for the public benefit’.<p>Register as a …

8 Reasons You Should Apologize for Working Too Hard

If you're working ridiculous hours, chances are there's someone at home picking up the slack.<p>Are you working nights and weekends trying to make your business (or your career) a success? Maybe you should ask forgiveness from your other half.<p>I'm writing this post on a Sunday evening, and that's not …

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Will the buildings of the future be grown underwater?

A spiny pencil urchin hangs in a perspex case next to the lacy sheath of a glass sponge. Nearby lie the cracked-open skulls of crows and robins, a collection of knobbly seed pods and a globular lump of brain coral. Eerily lit from below by glowing tables, which themselves seem to grow from the …

A Handmade Handbag, From A New Matchmaking Site For Makers

The site We’ve connects artisans and buyers, for a new angle on products like this Pythagorean Purse.<p>Take a stroll through the world’s artisan fairs or flea markets (there are a lot) and you’ll find that one-of-a-kind crafts present an easy escape from big-box stores and dime-a-dozen consumer …

China's rainbow mountains - in pictures

The Danxia scenic area in Gansu province, north-west China, is a landform of reddish sandstone that has been eroded to create unusual rock formations

Relaunched Guardian mobile site may have led to dip in paying iPhone app subscribers

The launch of a new free smartphone-friendly version of The Guardian's website may have led to a drop-off in paid-for subscribers to the paper's …

Shopkick Adds In-App Purchases To Help Retailers Fight Amazon: ‘We Are The Anti-Amazon Coalition’

Shopkick, the iOS and Android app that lets users search for products, find out where they are sold, and then automatically get checked in at retail locations for discounts to buy them in stores, is making another move today that widens its remit beyond simply driving more bricks-and-mortar …

DPD to let UK shoppers track home deliveries in real time (video)

If you're like us, you want a better sense of where your packages are than "on truck for delivery." So does the UK's DPD, apparently, as it's rolling out a Follow My Parcel service that will let online shoppers track their goods in real time. The feature gives customers a web link that lets them …

7 Keys for Creating Stunning Urban Landscape Photography

When thinking of landscape photography, what often comes to mind are photographs of mountainsides or desolate beaches, but landscape photography is …

Landscape Photography

The 2013 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

The 2013 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

You’ve all watched that Bret Victor MIT talk, right?

Go. Watch it. Now.<p>Then read this.<p>“Right now, today, we can’t see the thing, at all, that’s going to be the most important 100 years from now.<p>We …

The future of digital stories – thoughts from the Futurebook Innovation Workshop 2013

Last Thursday I attended the Futurebook Innovation Workshop, programmed by The Literary Platform – a very interesting afternoon of presentations and …

Are Apps The Future of Book Publishing?

We’re at the dawn of the tablet era now. Earlier this month, Apple sold 3 million of its new iPad during the opening weekend, with some analysts expecting over 60 million of the tablets to be sold worldwide. What’s more, e-book readers are selling even more briskly than tablets. People are using …

Retiring Wall Street Strategist Gives Amazing Investment Advice Just Before He Quits

This is a bummer. Minack's work was lucid and helpful.<p>But as a parting gift to clients, Minack wrote a two-page farewell note that contains the best investment advice you will likely ever receive.<p>What is this investment advice?<p><b>Don't try to pick stocks</b>• <b><br>Don't try to time the market</b>• <b><br>Just invest in a</b> …

Investing

Hand-drawn maps are enjoying a renaissance as contemporary artists use their imagination, creativity and humour to breathe new life into the traditional craft of cartography. Guardian Travel feature 10 of the best: http://gu.com/p/3fmkd Photograph: Jenni Sparks

More work hours doesn't mean more productivity. 26 great tips for managing your time.

Instead of doing that really important thing that you should be doing, have a look at this instead. It gives you some great ideas for making yourself …