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Facebook hires first CMO after landing ex-Motorola marketing chief

Facebook has appointed its first-ever Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) after luring Motorola’s recent head of marketing Gary Briggs (...)

2013-08-04
YouTube adds Play icon to video page titles so you can quickly see which tabs are making noise

YouTube has added a new play icon to its video pages that only appears when content is playing. The icon disappears when you hit pause, (...)

2013-08-02
The Debate Over Unpaid Internships and Other Top Comments

Facebook introduced embeddable posts this week, giving blogs and news organizations the ability to include public status updates, (...)

2013-08-02
Twitter goes on a UK PR drive one day before a proposed user boycott over abusive troll behavior

A week after a storm erupted for Twitter over its perceived lack of action over abusive troll behavior by some users in the UK, the (...)

2013-08-02
Infographic: A Map That Compares Global Birth And Death Rates At A Glance

A word cloud is reimagined as a new way of looking at birth and mortality across the globe. We post a lot of infographics, but (...)

2013-08-01
Two years in, Facebook has paid 329 security researchers over $1 million as part of its Bug Bounty program

Facebook today announced it has paid out over $1 million to 329 security researchers as part of its bug bounty program, which launched (...)

2013-08-01
Google UX designer and hashtag creator Chris Messina departs for digital collection platform NeonMob

Chris Messina has left Google to join the digital collectibles platform NeonMob. The former developer advocate and UX designer for (...)

2013-08-01
Caffeine Quantified: Your Favorite Coffee Chains Ranked, Weakest to Strongest

The folks at Thrillest conduct a long-overdue study into which chain’s coffee is strongest, and the results may cause you (...)

2013-08-01
Homegrown Solutions Are Changing How Seattle Gets Its Water

Americans mostly don’t think about where their water comes from or where it goes. That’s going to need to change, and (...)

2013-08-01
A Bible Of Color Theory Is Now An App

On the 50th anniversary of Josef Albers’s The Interaction of Color, Yale University Press has released the work as an interactive (...)

2013-08-01
How Game Phenomenon Plants vs. Zombies Brings Joy To Kids, Movie Directors, And YouTube

The creators of Plants Vs Zombies talk about going from humble beginnings to a cultural phenomenon. Few developers could get (...)

2013-08-01
Setting Sail: A Giant Orb Made Of NYC’s Snapped Umbrellas

Assembled from discarded umbrellas and plastic bottles, the Harvest Dome 2.0 is a dramatic work of "performance architecture." (...)

2013-08-01
LEED Lies: Bank Of America’s “Green” Skyscraper Is Actually An Energy Guzzler

LEED says the Bank of America Tower is New York’s greenest office building, but new data debunks those claims. It’s (...)

2013-08-01
The Day I Was a Commercial

Co.Create staff writer Joe Berkowitz was kidnapped by Heineken for an experiential marketing campaign. One helicopter, speedboat, (...)

2013-08-01
Hacking Hollywood: A Fast Company Digital Edition

Get it now as an e-book, or from our iPad app. Hacking Hollywood: The Creative Geniuses Behind Homeland, Girls, Mad Men, The (...)

2013-08-01
What Counts As Natural In Food And Drink? More Stuff Than You Might Think

As Naked Juice has been forced to stop calling itself "all natural," it’s clear that even the government has very little (...)

2013-08-01
Big Guns: The Weapons Of Hollywood’s Greatest Heroes And Villains

An Italian art director compiles the most iconic firearms from Hollywood’s past. In Hollywood, it’s the props--namely, (...)

2013-08-01
Google announces Android Device Manager coming later this month, an app that helps you find your lost phone

Google today announced Android Device Manager, a new website and accompanying app coming later this month that helps you find your (...)

2013-08-01
How We Created a Fake Vodka Brand to Promote Our Startup

Editors note: This is a guest post by Kevin Bracken, founder of Speak Easy, a social space sharing marketplace. Whilst we by no means (...)

2013-08-01
Graffiti Removal Guy Faces Existential Graffiti-Removing Dilemma

Street artist DS created a likeness of the man assigned to paint over his previous graffiti--right at the scene of the "crime"--leaving (...)

2013-08-01
Indoor Air Pollution Is One Of The Deadliest Things On Earth

The smoke from indoor stoves kills as massive number of people every year. What’s the solution? Indoor air pollution is (...)

2013-08-01
Ikea’s New Catalog Magically Transforms Into Furniture

In an amazing use of paper, Ikea’s new catalog can be placed anywhere in your home, and appear as any piece of furniture (...)

2013-08-01
What A Punk Sensibility Can Teach You About Embracing Chaos

Avant rock band Gogol Bordello puts on some of the most transcendently sweat-drenched shows around. How do they keep reinventing (...)

2013-08-01
These Are, Indeed, Your Granny’s Porcelain Dolls—Only Weird And Amazing

Artist Penny Byrne is turning vintage ceramics pieces into subversive satire. This may be a controversial opinion, but in my (...)

2013-08-01
Capturing The Inconsiderate Drivers Who Make It Dangerous To Bike In The City

A new blog--Get Off My New York City #Bikelane!--collects pictures of cars and other impediments blocking the city’s impressive (...)

2013-08-01
This New Coffee Shop Is Staffed By Robots

Designed by Yves Behar, Briggo is a warm replacement for hospital coffee machines. But unlike your neighborhood Starbucks, there’s (...)

2013-08-01
These Deadly Diseases Turn Into Art When You Zoom In

Hepatitis B gets a little less awful sounding when you see how it looks under a microscope, as part of a new book called Hidden (...)

2013-08-01
This Ship Uses Underwater Robots To Livestream Mysteries Of The Deep To Your iPhone

The Okeanos, the exploration ship of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is about to set out on another voyage, (...)

2013-08-01
BMW’s New Electric Car Was Inspired By iPads And Macbooks

The i3 will be BMW’s first all-electric car produced from the ground up. And its styling came from an unconventional place: (...)

2013-08-01
This Tooth Sensor Puts Wearable Computing In Your Mouth

From reminding you to stop eating to reprimanding you for saying "like," this tooth-based device could change our lives. If (...)

2013-08-01
iPhone 5 Malware Can Infect Your Phone From A Source You’d Never Expect

Unlock your plugged-in iPhone for just a moment and your charger has full access to pretty much anything--which might be a problem (...)

2013-08-01
Google, the freaky line and why Moto X is a game-changer

To many geeks the new Moto X phone, announced yesterday, is, well, lame. To me it’s a game-changer, but it is way over the freaky (...)

2013-08-01
“Europa Report” Earns Raves As A Space Story Grounded In Hard Science

In Magnolia Picture’s Europa Report, a team of independent filmmakers painstakingly created a science fiction movie that’s (...)

2013-08-01
4 Business Leaders Changing The World Through Their Passion Projects

Sometimes businesses can make change themselves, but sometimes it just takes a business leader devoting a little time to make a (...)

2013-08-01
Foursquare Sells Location Data to Help Advertisers Target Users Outside Its App

The data will help advertisers identify users to serve display and video ads more effectively. Sitting on a data treasure trove (...)

2013-07-31
Google Public Alerts in Japan now warn of typhoons, blizzards and other severe weather

Google launched its Public Alerts system in Japan in March, and now it is extending the information provided to users from just tsunamis, (...)

2013-08-01
North Korea has a tablet. There’s no Wi-Fi connectivity, but it comes with Angry Birds

North Korea is better known for its erratic approach to diplomacy than innovation in consumer technology, but that hasn’t stopped (...)

2013-08-01
Social website creation platform RebelMouse gets $10.25 million in Series A funding

RebelMouse, the company that describes itself as “your social front page”, has landed more than $10 million in fresh funding in (...)

2013-08-01
YouTube says it will bring its creative studio space to New York City in 2014

Google announced today that it will be opening up a YouTube creative studio space in New York City in October 2014. When completed, (...)

2013-08-01
Google Fiber gets $10 per month sports package with 12 TV networks

Google Fiber customers are already a lucky bunch, but things are getting even better. Google is sweetening the pot with a new $10 (...)

2013-08-01
Jelly Bean passes 40% Android adoption, but just 6.5% of devices run latest 4.2 build

Last month was a significant one for the Android ecosystem since it marked the first time the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1/4.2) build finally (...)

2013-08-01
Saudi Arabia Is Fracking Worried About U.S. Energy Independence

As oil from fracked wells starts to replace oil shipped in from Saudi Arabia, officials in the kingdom are seeing a bleak future. (...)

2013-07-31
A Clever, Shape-Shifting Bag Inspired By Origami

An upgrade on the tired, plastic laundry hamper. The market for reusable tote bags not only now exists but is brimming with (...)

2013-08-01
Rdio Pairs Unreleased Music With Wild New Visuals For Its New Music Weekly series

A 15-second snippet of new music, with some bold animation in front of it, is a pretty good way to help you find your new favorite (...)

2013-07-31
How Do Audio Maestros Engineer Video Game Music?

Not content with sold-out symphony halls and packed panels at gaming conventions, video game music is getting a convention of its (...)

2013-07-31
The Disintegration Of Android, Visualized

Android is the biggest mobile operating system on Earth, but it’s death by a thousand cuts for developers. Google’s (...)

2013-07-31
Perfume To Evoke Memories Of Younger Days For People Who Have Forgotten The Past

These "smell kits" help reactivate the memories of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. A smell can do more (...)

2013-07-31
Twitter for Windows 8 gets support for multiple accounts, lists, Start screen pinning, and native sign-up

Twitter today released an update for Windows 8 and Windows RT, adding new features and improving the overall speed of its app. You (...)

2013-07-31

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