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Undercover video shows Facebook loathe to delete toxic content

An undercover investigation has shed new light into the often hidden process by which Facebook removes hateful or violent content from its platform. In some cases, according to the report, it takes a lot for the company’s moderators to remove even the most toxic posts or pages–especially if they …

Internet

Google Maps just got a great new feature and you probably didn’t even realize it

Google Maps is a must-have app on any smartphone, whether it’s an iPhone or Android device. But let’s not forget that Google Maps was available …

Maps

Home - Future Navigator

<b>Anticipate</b><p>The Soft Trends<p>Changing the way we<br>live, think, feel and work<p><b>Predict</b><p>The Hard Trends<p>Future conditions<br>coming whether you like it or …

The Future

BMW's Launching an Uber Competitor in Seattle

In this wacky new world of bike shares, electric scooters, OneWheels, and transit apps, automotive companies aren’t quite <i>famous</i> for their inspired, …

Transportation

Interview: How Nike Is Rebuilding Its Stores With Local Data & Personal Service

Nike Direct's leader explains how the Los Angeles concept store will inform the brand's DTC strategy on how to use data to build not only the store …

eCommerce

Singapore's Changi Airport wants to make layovers more interesting

Singapore’s Changi Airport is determined to keep the title of best airport in the world for the seventh year in a row and is taking every step possible to be sure of it.<p>That’s why a new addition to the airport’s complex, connecting Terminal 1 to Terminals 2 and 3, is due to arrive in 2019 – but the …

Trails

Rolls-Royce unveils its concept for a hybrid flying taxi

The race to launch flying taxis hotted up over the weekend, as Rolls-Royce revealed its interest in designing one. Fun fact: it’s not the luxury car brand from the UK that you’re thinking of. It’s actually the parent company that shares the same name that made the announcement. Besides owning a car …

Engines

POWERGLASS® RGB MEDIA FAÇADE - Laminated glass from Peter Platz Spezialglas

Concept<p>powerglass® media façades are high tech glass façades with integrated (RGB) LED. They combine a transparent glass façade with advanced …

How Marketing Your Brand Boils Down to These 2 Straightforward Strategies

Let’s talk about “satisficing.” Though it at first appears to be a misspelling, it’s actually an incredibly important idea about how people make …

Marketing

Alexis Christodoulou creates dream-like architectural spaces for Instagram

Cape Town-based digital artist Alexis Christodoulou has generated a cult following on Instagram with his images of imaginary spaces in pale blues, …

Social Media

Casper offers rentable nap rooms in the city that never sleeps

Mattress startup Casper has opened a space for New Yorkers to relax and refresh, and even sleep for a short while in tubular wooden pods.<p>Located in …

New York City

This Retailer Is Betting Big on Made-to-Order Brands, and It’s Opening 15 Stores Dedicated to It

In an era when fast fashion is constantly bemoaned and traditional retailers like Sears continue to struggle, Consortium is stepping in to offer …

Advertising Industry

What determines human decisions?

One could call Daniel Kahneman the unicorn of economics. As a psychologist, he had a profound influence on people who criticized the homo economicus …

Critical Thinking

Book a bed at The Dreamery, Soho’s new nap bar for sleep-starved New Yorkers

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United States

Ford is saying goodbye to cars and hello to batteries

Ford made waves recently when it announced it would stop producing cars (except for the iconic Mustang) -- in favor of SUVs, trucks and other large vehicles -- for the United States. It wasn't a big surprise and if anything it was expected since SUV and truck sales are growing while car sales …

Electric Vehicles

Culture "is now used just to promote" says Olafur Eliasson

Governments are using culture purely as a promotional tool rather than recognising its social value – and this is contributing to the rise of …

Tate Modern

The Market@Macy’s and B8ta

From TheRobinReport.com ---The new Macy’s Herald Square B8ta shop (which they acquired an equity interest in) is not just a cool, modern looking shop …

eCommerce

Brick-And-Mortar Retail Isn't Dead: Just Look At Who's Moving Into Empty Toys 'R' Us Stores

Toys “R” Us, which closed the last batch of its U.S. stores just over a week ago, has left behind not only nostalgia but also hundreds of empty stores across the country. Still, if you thought this paints a gloomy picture of brick-and-mortar retail, you’d be mistaken.<p>As much as consumers mourn the …

Real Estate

Top Japan Fashion Site Bets Big on Private Brand, Body Scanning

Japan’s largest e-commerce company is betting that it has found the key to selling clothes online: a size-measuring bodysuit and its own line of …

Market Capitalization

Life Kitchens

Kitchens

There's a Digital Apocalypse Coming. Take Notice Before It's Too Late

If you work at a digital agency, you need to read this.<p>Some say that before an earthquake, dogs act funny. They tense up. They bark at nothing. They seem afraid, because they can sense something is coming.<p>People, unfortunately, aren't blessed with the same capabilities. And in the agency world, it …

Profit

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

Privacy

From Muji to Ikea: Why the best retailers think like UX designers

The most successful brands treat their customers as users, not buyers. Here’s how.<p>Imagine walking into a store and finding a fitting room full of outfits curated just for you–items you reserved online, and a few chosen for you based on what you’ve bought in the past. You like a pair of jeans and a …

eCommerce

Branding luxury in a post-luxury world

Macau is the hedonistic stomping ground for China’s elite. And the City of Dreams wants to be a unique city within the city.<p>What is luxury to the uber rich? No one knows anymore. It’s a concept in flux. And for no one is that truer than China’s affluent population–a group that’s sick of precious …

Photographers

How To Determine How Many LED Lumens You’ll Need To Properly Light Your Space

What is enough light? The question is difficult enough but when faced with having to calculate how much LED lighting you need to create a well-lit …

Dining Rooms

Amazon Looking For Hands-On Entrepreneurs To Run Delivery Fleets

Amazon yesterday put out the word that it is seeking “hundreds of entrepreneurs” to put up as little as $10,000 to start and manage their own …

eCommerce

Facing a constant threat of rape and harassment, the women of Delhi fight back

<b>Delhi, India (CNN) —</b> The women, dressed in colorful saris, giggle as they arrange themselves into rows.<p>It's Friday morning in a small apartment in southern Delhi, where about 45 women ranging in age from 28 to 50 are forming orderly lines.<p>These women are not waiting in a queue or getting ready for …

Self Defense

Kroger Just Made a Stunning Announcement That Could Change Everything You Think of When You Think About Supermarkets

The company's jumping into an experiment. If it can pull it off, everything will be different.<p>Supermarkets are changing. But if Kroger can pull off what it announced today, it will make getting groceries feel like living in a science fiction movie.<p>It goes far beyond ordering your groceries online, …

eCommerce

PayPal's AR Patent Points To The Immersive Future Of Retail

<b>Digital payment giant proposes “look and buy” shopping experience.</b><p>Much has been made of augmented reality’s potential to revolutionize retail — allowing consumers to interact with the shopping experience in unprecedented ways.<p>In a recently approved patent titled, “Augmented Reality View of Product …

Augmented Reality

Meet the AR startup that wants to give live theater an augmented makeover

Sasha Kreindlin, CEO of ARShow, hopes augmented reality is the next stage frontier. Will stage-loving audiences buy it?<p>Theater artist Sasha Kreindlin spent about 15 years of his career doing video projections for stage productions, but he always felt like he didn’t get involved in that particular …

Augmented Reality