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Why Instagram Is Becoming Facebook’s Next Facebook

At a recent all-hands meeting with employees, Kevin Systrom, a founder and chief executive of Instagram, showed off one of his favorite charts: Days to Reach the Next 100 Million Users.<p>“It’s the only graph in the company that we celebrate when it declines,” Mr. Systrom said in an interview last …

Social Media

The Case Against Empathy

Designers love to tout their ability to empathize with users. But too much empathy can kill a company. Here’s what to do instead.<p><i>The following is an excerpt from</i> The Way to Design, <i>a guide to becoming a designer founder and to building design-centric businesses</i>. <i>It was a</i><i>dapted and reprinted with the</i> …

I Quit Sugar For 30 Days And This Is What Happened

No added sugars, no artificial sweeteners, no fake sugars, no honey, no agave, no syrup, no joy.<p>1. You too are interested in a sugar detox and want to know if it really helps with weight management, increased energy, fewer cravings, improved skin, etc.<p>2. You don’t understand how a human can do such …

High Blood Pressure

Designing the Uber Cash Experience

<b>Designing magical experiences is a local effort.</b><p>Uber was imagined as a private driver that appears at the tap of a button. And, since your private …

These ATMs In Kenya Dispense Clean Water Instead Of Cash

A Danish engineering firm has developed a clever way to distribute water in developing countries while collecting revenue for the community.<p>When Danish engineering firm Grundfos started researching the best ways to distribute water in Nairobi, Kenya, they found that access to clean water wasn’t the …

An Upright Design: The Artifox Standing Desk 01

A followup to last year’s digital+analog featured desk we eyed longingly for, furniture studio Artifox is back with an elongated edition designed for …

Playful Paintings on the Streets of Tokyo Pay Tribute to Japanese Culture

Spanish street artist Pejac recently finished a tour of Asia, where he decorated the streets of cities in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan with whimsical paintings and installations. Tokyo, one of his destinations, became the canvas on which he unleashed his praises and critiques of Japanese …

These 9 trends show the future of mobile payments and banking

In June 2015, MEF launched its third annual Global Mobile Money report which studied 15,000 mobile users across 15 countries. Unsurprisingly, the headline statistics are that mobile banking and mobile commerce continue to grow. Sixty-nine percent of mobile media users carried out a banking activity …

Can I Really Speed Up My Metabolism?

<i>A:</i><p>Yes, you really can speed up your metabolism, though likely not significantly, and certainly not with diet pills, green tea, or any other quick-fix products. There's only real way to make a difference in how your body burns calories: increase your lean muscle mass.<p>To get why, you have to …

Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, “I Would Not Want To Be A Designer”

The lauded Braun designer reveals how architecture has influenced his work, what Apple gets right, and the kind of design he truly hates.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: How did you get started as a designer? What was your training?</b> <b><br>Dieter Rams:</b> I began my studies in architecture at the Wiesbaden School of Art in …

Late Singapore Leader Lee Kuan Yew Had Opinions on Everything

Lee Kuan Yew had a strong opinion about most anything. As he once said, “I have been accused of many things in my life, but not even my worst enemy …

TAG Heuer, Google, Intel to Challenge Apple With Luxury Smartwatch

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer is creating a smartwatch in partnership with American technology firms Google and Intel. The watch is an attempt to …

The wise man of the East

IF YOU seek his monument: look around Singapore. Prosperous, orderly, clean, efficient and honestly governed, it is not the work of Lee Kuan Yew …

Singapore Prepares for World Without Lee Kuan Yew

Singaporeans enjoy a high standard of living but lack a pluralistic political system and free speech<p>SINGAPORE—When Lee Kuan Yew entered the hospital with pneumonia last month, his latest bout of ill health revived an often muted public discussion about what this affluent city-state would become …

Asia

Spotify must change its free music service, says Universal records

First it was Taylor Swift, now the music label giant Universal is joining the chorus of those who fear Spotify's free music service is damaging the industry<p>A major new row has broken out over the Spotify music streaming service which some musicians accuse of devaluing their product by allowing …

Sam Smith

Google Fiber is working on a game-changing way to measure TV ad views

Google will be rolling out a system that allows advertisers to see exactly how many views their TV ads are getting from Fiber users in Kansas City, one of the first places to get its blazing fast internet and TV service.<p>With the current status quo, advertisers rely on viewership numbers from …

Microsoft makes big play for Internet of Things with IoT versions of Azure and Windows 10

At Microsoft’s business-focused Convergence conference today in Atlanta, Georgia, the computing giant confirmed it’s making a big play into the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) realm, with a new Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and IoT-focused version of its Windows 10 operating system.<p>Azure is …

Facebook’s move into payments spells data opportunity but security threat

Last June, Facebook hired former PayPal president David Marcus to run its Messenger division, leaving many people in the industry scratching their heads. “Why put a payments guy in charge of messaging?” stakeholders questioned.<p>But I felt this was just one strategic move designed to crystalize …

Facebook plans to add third-party apps to Messenger

Facebook Messenger is slated to get a big overhaul.<p><i>Mashable</i> has learned Facebook plans to announce that it's opening up Facebook Messenger to …

Apps

How to Get Kate Upton's Abs Without Doing Crunches

Last winter, New York City fitness guru David Kirsch kicked Kate Upton's butt into shape with stair running, pull-ups, and, of course, ab work. What he did not have her do...

5 Moves to Lose Love Handles

Shares 12K<p>Love handles: nobody likes them, nobody wants them. But how do we get rid of them? <b>The following exercises make for a great workout routine</b> …

Workouts