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GE Teams With Celebrities And Redesigns Santa’s Sleigh For National 3-D Printing Day

The brand uses a design contest and Twitter gifts to give us a peek at its 3-D prowess. See the new visions for Santa’s ride that came out of the campaign here.<p>Despite perhaps suffering from over-hype, 3-D printing is still very much a hot topic and will play a role in the future of everything from …

Bitcoin Reaches All-Time High, Tops $1,000

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has been steadily gaining traction, doubled in value within the last week–surpassing the $1,000 mark on the Mt. Gox exchange and hitting an all-time high Wednesday. The value of Bitcoin soared to $1,044 at one point, leveling off at about $920 as of this …

Cryptocurrency

How Flipboard Keeps You Glued To The Page

The new Flipboard app, released this week, looks similar to previous iterations. And for good reason.<p>Several years ago, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue was searching for the company’s soul. He and cofounder Evan Doll had been playing with the idea of a magazine app for the age of the iPad, but they hadn’t …

UI Design

Pinterest Clamps Down on Contests to Keep Them From Getting ‘Spammy’

Just a few months after Facebook finally eased off its restrictive contest guidelines, Pinterest seems to be taking the opposite approach. In a …

Advertising Industry

Now that ‘virality’ comes in a can, do we have to say goodbye to organic web weirdness?

Last week, I happened across a video on Reddit of something glorious: A crazy son-of-a-bitch losing his mind on a guy playing a trumpet on the …

Jimmy Kimmel

The Real Reason It Doesn't Matter That Amazon Is Losing Money

Following another quarter of surging revenue, Amazon's march toward overtaking Target in annual sales is on track to happen this year. Once that …

21st Century Media and Journalism

Facebook’s two announcements about its ‘news feed’ – that it would make news a lower priority and let users determine quality rankings – triggered an …

Why Twitter Isn't Turning a Profit

Perhaps the most surprising sentence in Twitter's IPO documents Thursday — and the most troubling news for fans of the social media service — came on …

Coming Soon: Ads on Instagram

Instagram just made it official: ads are about to hit the social photo-sharing platform.<p>"In the next couple months, you may begin seeing an …

Wall Street

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 …

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The Definition of Advertising Has Never Been More Unclear

For most of the past 100 years, if a marketer said he needed a new advertising campaign, everybody knew what that meant. The machine turned on. The …

Advertising

Ebay Acquires “Content Meets Commerce” Shopping Site, Bureau Of Trade, As Its Personalization Efforts Heat Up

eBay has acquired online marketplace for men’s shopping Bureau of Trade, the company announced today. Founder Michael Phillips Moskowitz is joining the eBay Marketplaces team, where his focus will be on helping eBay improve its personalization efforts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it …

The Science Behind Using Online Communities To Change Behavior

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sean Young is a family medicine professor and director of innovation at the center for behavioral and addiction medicine at UCLA. He writes about topics related to psychology, technology, and public health/medicine at seanyoungphd.com.</i><p>Is it just me, or is it impossible to talk to …

How Apple And Microsoft Agree On The Future Of Design

Microsoft led the tech industry past its crutch of cheesy skeuomorphism. So where is everyone going next? A new era of interaction design.<p>With so much attention paid to Apple’s new mobile software, iOS 7, it’s worth noting the extent to which Microsoft spearheaded flat design. The refreshing UI of …

UI Design

The Future, According To Evernote’s CEO, Is Not Paperless

To expand Evernote’s footprint, the company unveiled a series of partnerships and products that bring the popular productivity app closer to the physical world.<p>Evernote CEO Phil Libin once envisioned a paperless world–but not anymore. As he unveiled a series of partnerships Thursday, the notetaking …

Productivity

How Al-Shabaab Uses The Internet To Recruit Americans

The terrorist organization, responsible for attacking a Kenyan mall, has a sophisticated social media presence.<p>When terrorists affiliated with the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab attacked a Kenyan mall, killing at least 62 people and holding hundreds more hostage, something was off. As rescuers, …

Al-Shabaab

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Is Done With Being Cool

In a wide-ranging interview with James Bennet, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, Mark Zuckerberg talks immigration reform, government requests for user data, and Facebook losing its cool.<p>A Democrat? A Republican? No, Mark Zuckerberg prefers to label himself as pro-knowledge economy, where ideas make …

Mark Zuckerberg

The Future Is Scary. Creative Thinking Can Help.

Thinking creatively about the future requires sensitivity to the complex, fast-moving world in front of you, the ability to anticipate unexpected disruptions, and a willingness to constantly reevaluate your most basic beliefs and assumptions. Done well, we believe thinking creatively about the …

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that …

Taco Bell Has an Extremely Active Social Marketing Team

There was no time for rest this past Labor Day for Taco Bell’s social marketing team, busy shooting a YouTube video about a fan who started a drawing …

Marketing

Samsung Is Spanking Apple in Earnings, Sales

Apple has elicited a lot of hand-wringing by investors and fans alike lately, even as its chief competition Samsung seems to be prompting nothing but …

It Takes Purpose to Become a Billionaire

What do billionaires have in common? What is it that they do better than anyone else? Why do we admire them, or their companies’ products and services, so much?<p>I’ve spent some time trying to identify common traits in the <i>Forbes</i> list of billionaires and other similar lists of the world’s wealthiest. …

Welcome to the 72-Hour Work Week

How many hours do you think the average American professional works each week? If you think 40, 50 or even 60, think again. For many, 72 hours is the new norm.<p>In a recent survey of 483 executives, managers, and professionals (EMPs), we found that 60% of those who carry smartphones for work are …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it. Here are 7 ways your firm can disrupt its own industry, raising the standards of customer experience and creating new opportunities for growth.<p>Massive disruption is coming, and the …

Customers

Outbox Hacks Your Mailbox To Deliver Digital Letters Instead

The NSA’s got nothing on this startup, which wants to intercept, scan, digitize, and help organize all mail before you ever see it in your physical mailbox. It’s a logistical nightmare. But is there enough value in the “mail graph” to justify it?<p>The USPS employs more than 500,000 people in its …

Archives

Rovio: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Fast CompanyRovio’s head of games is leaving the company<p>Fast CompanyAngry Birds maker Rovio has set the price range of its IPO valuing the company at $1 billion<p>Fast CompanyAngry Birds maker Rovio announces it’s going to IPO<p>Fast CompanyFinnish learning-game studio Lightneer just scored $5 million in …

Condé Nast’s Cult Design Magazine Domino Is Coming Back As An E-Commerce Store

<i>Domino</i>, the Condé Nast-owned interior design magazine that the publisher folded in 2009 (save for special editions), is being resurrected this fall as a shoppable e-commerce site with a quarterly print magazine component, <i>Women’s Wear Daily</i> reports.<p>Project Décor, a year-old e-commerce startup that’s …

Condé Nast

Why Yahoo’s “30 Logos In 30 Days” Campaign Is Actually Brilliant Rebranding

Yahoo’s new logo play is not a gimmicky marketing stunt, argues the author, but a clever, innovative, data-driven rebranding, utilizing a large-scale A/B test to find the best look possible.<p>Yahoo recently announced it’s getting a new logo.<p>New CEO, new direction, new brand–makes sense. The question …

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