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New Evidence Suggests Parkinson's Might Start in The Gut, Not The Brain

We might have been wrong about Parkinson's this whole time.<p>A new study adds to a growing body of research that suggests we might have been thinking …

The 'Pinterest for Ecommerce' Now Pays You to Share

The Fancy, a startup often described as the "Pinterest for ecommerce," is rolling out an affiliate scheme Monday to incentivize users to share …

Create Your Own Online Clothing Boutique, Earn 10% of Sales

<i>The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup</i> …

Advantages of E-commerce Over Traditional Retail

eCommerce

The Rise of Online Entrepreneurs: Ecommerce By the Numbers (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With lower startup costs and a broader reach, a growing number of entrepreneurs are turning to online retail instead of traditional brick-and-mortar businesses. According to data compiled by Ubot Studio, a marketing automation software …

A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following is an excerpt from Perry Marshall’s book 80/20 Sales and Marketing. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Because shoppers are clearly enamored with the speed and convenience of internet shopping, you should …

Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)

Ecommerce Basics: 10 Questions to Ask When Creating an Online Store

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If your company sells goods in a brick-and-mortar store but not online, you could be missing out on an incredible revenue-generating opportunity. U.S. online retail sales grew 12.6 percent to $176.2 billion in 2010, and they're expected …

4 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Customer-Return Policy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Convenient return policies are key to developing customer loyalty, but many ecommerce retailers continue to make the process far too onerous. Too often, they bury their return policy deep in their website and load it with technical …

Study: Global Ecommerce to Hit $1.2 Trillion This Year, Led by Asia

Ecommerce sales are forecast to increase 17% to $1.2 trillion worldwide this year, led by growth in the Asia-Pacific region.<p>Indonesia is expected to …

5 Surprising Places Where Ecommerce Is Taking Off

What characterizes a market that's primed for ecommerce growth? It's not a country's population size, income per capita, nor even the amount its …

Ecommerce in China: How the World's Biggest Market Buys Online

China is poised to become the biggest online marketplace in the world within the next few years, according to multiple estimates.<p>Online retail …

A 12-Year-Old Certified Genius Just Got A Clothing Line At Nordstrom

Isabella Rose Taylor is a 12-year-old college freshman from Austin, Texas. Her fashion line, which is described as "hippie-grunge, yet feminine," will launch for back-to-school later this year.<p>Prices range from $20 to $100. Taylor already blogs about fashion and sells some clothes online.<p>We spoke …

Master of Pen and Ink: The Monumental Drawings of Ikeda Manabu | Colossal

<p>The task of Japanese artist Ikeda Manabu is seemingly impossible: a blank paper canvas larger than a person spread before him, a small acrylic pen …

Fantastic Fashion Illustrations by Laura Laine - The Fox Is Black

It’s been quite a while since we featured the work of Laura Laine on the site, so I thought I’d see what she’s been up to lately. A Helsinki based …

Pantone Launches Color Trendspotting Subscription Service PANTONEVIEW.com

Longtime authority on color and professional color standards Pantone announced the launch of PANTONEVIEW.COM, an online resource for everything …

26 Business Logo Design Inspiration #19 | Logos

Yet another awe-inspiring collection of business logo design. This is <b>inspiration #19</b> in logo design series. Earlier we are showcasing thousands of …

tokujin yoshioka: logo design for tokyo metropolitan art museum

apr 30, 2018<p>the staircase unfurls at the 1st-floor level, as if reuniting with its vast family of arboreal brethren in green park opposite.<p>the …

Logo Design

Keep your logo simple but smart

Think it's a fluke that an apple is an iconic symbol of technology greatness for Apple Inc., a check-mark like "swoosh" represents athletic prowess for Nike, and some people get hungry when they see the golden arches of McDonald's?<p>These and other company logos share important qualities: They're …

Logo Design: using the psychology of colour

FLUIDIC – A Sculpture in Motion: An Interactive Field of 12,000 Spheres Illuminated by Lasers | Colossal

<p>FLUIDIC is the result of a unique collaboration between Hyundai’s Advanced Design Center and Berlin-based studio WHITEvoid. The interactive light …

Pantone Pairings by David Schwen

What began as a fun Instagram project has now led Minneapolis-based creative David Schwen to create limited edition art prints in his series, Pantone …

Floating letters made of human hair and other unusual items

Flamingo Rug by Serena Confalonieri

With the inspiration nod going to 15th century Nordic painting, <b>Flamingo Rug by Serena Confalonieri for Nodus</b> blows up the floral still life to macro …

Future Personal Transportation System for India

With the challenges of global warming and rising fuel crisis, we need an alternative to fossil fuel-powered vehicles. Most Indians are still …

India

No Wet Blankets Allowed

Make that towels! This is becuase we have the Dry Clean, a very capable towel drier that not only dries towels but also disinfects them. The device …

The Surreal and Beautiful Illustrations of Marina Muun - The Fox Is Black

I recently discovered the work of Marinna Muun and I love it! Born in Bulgaria, Munn says that she “grew up all over the place” and now is currently …

Suburbia Modern Wall Storage

Note Design Studio has cooked up a lot of new products for Milan Design Week, but my favorite has to be this wall storage unit for Seletti.<p>Called …

New Technology Will Enable the 3D Scanning of (Non-Asian) People From Ten Kilometers Away

The Photon 3D Scanner we mentioned last week has been overfunded by $140,000. The Photon, you'll recall, will allow you to inexpensively scan things …

Rand Renfrow’s illustrations bring a unique take on life - The Fox Is Black

Rand Renfrow is a Texas based illustrator with probably the best name ever and a great style to match. Every time I see Rand’s work it makes me …