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See The Winners of Tongal’s Star Wars-Pringles Campaign

From more than 1,000 ideas to seven finalists, Co.Create showcases the winners and runners-up of a Pringles crowdsourcing ad contest (...)

2013-06-26
Fresh Data Reveals The Way We Meet Now

Where, why, and how we get together to get the job done is changing every day. The cloud-based video conference company Blue Jeans (...)

2013-06-26
The End Of Advertising As We Know It—And What To Do Now

AKQA’s Rei Inamoto argues that the thing we call advertising is over and offers four guidelines for moving into the next (...)

2013-06-26
NYC’s New Maps Orient You Like A GPS

33% of New Yorkers can’t find north. So a new Pentagram project injects permanent city fixtures with the first-person perspective (...)

2013-06-26
YouTube Racists Inspire This Interracial Family Tumblr

A response to a flood of hateful comments about a Cheerios ad featuring an interracial family, We Are the 15 Percent is a heartening (...)

2013-06-26
Breaking Bad Name Lab Cooks Up a Batch of Facebook Profiles

Sure, you’re stoked for the final season of "Breaking Bad"; but do all of your Facebook friends know that? In anticipation (...)

2013-06-26
Meet Tomfoolery, The Company Trying To Make Work Awesome

As technology further blurs work and life, how can we make sure the software we use for work is cool but not creepy? A company (...)

2013-06-26
The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a team’s ideas down on paper. (...)

2013-06-26
A Smarter Smoke Detector That Tracks The Horrible Air You’re Breathing

Like so many other gadgets in our lives, smoke detectors are becoming multi-purpose. The latest is the Canary, a smartphone-controllable (...)

2013-06-26
A Paralyzed Mom’s Ingenius Method To Surf With Her Kids

A lo-fi and entirely effective method leads to this heartwarming video. Learning to surf when you’re 50 years old is one (...)

2013-06-26
A Chicago Library Retools By Offering A Maker Space In Addition To Books

For if you don’t want to read, but really want to do some 3-D printing. Most big cities these days have maker spaces--places (...)

2013-06-26
Happy now? Google’s giving you an easy way to put a satisfaction survey on your website

Google has added a new feature for website owners that allows them to put a website satisfaction survey on their site simply by adding (...)

2013-06-26
Google will remove all Blogger sites that monetize adult content, from June 30

Google sent an email to Blogger users today warning them that their site will be removed at the end of the month if they do not remove (...)

2013-06-26
Singapore mobile social gaming startup Daylight Studios gets $660,000 investment led by Red Dot Ventures

Singapore-based mobile social gaming startup Daylight Studios has received an investment of S$839,000 (US$660,000) led by seed-stage (...)

2013-06-26
Google’s Knowledge Graph search tool comes to Sweden, shows information instantly in the sidebar

Google is rolling out its Knowledge Graph product in Sweden today, allowing users to see a small batch of information related to their (...)

2013-06-26
The Latest Twitter-Inspired Beer: #MashTag

A new beer from the UK called #MashTag is the latest alcoholic beverage inspired and created by users of social media. British beer (...)

2013-06-25
Facebook simplifies mobile app install ads so marketers only need App Store URL to create placements

Facebook has been making multiple updates to its ad platform over the past several weeks. Today, it launched a new way for developers (...)

2013-06-26
Microsoft announces Bing for Developers, bringing its search tech to your app

Today at its Build developer conference, Microsoft announced Bing for Developers, technology that will allow developers access to (...)

2013-06-25
Twitter taps Microsoft Translator to add built-in translation support to Windows Phone app

Twitter has added built-in translation support to its Windows Phone app with the help of the Microsoft Translator API. The new update (...)

2013-06-25
Only Canadians Can Open The Molson Beer Fridge

A proud yet friendly demonstration, suitable for Canadians and Molson Canadian. People have long made fun of Canadians for being (...)

2013-06-25
Masturbation-Themed Ad Hopes to Sell More Protein Drinks

They’re really shaking their milkshakes. Get it? For Goodness’ Shakes protein drinks are "designed to promote the (...)

2013-06-25
The Supreme Court Rules That The Defense Of Marriage Act Is Unconstitutional And Legalizes Gay Marriage In California

In a landmark ruling, the court says that the federal government can’t discriminate against gay couples, and leaves it up (...)

2013-06-25
Using Advertising Technology To Data-Mine Your Social Network To Help You Out

Advertisers know everything about you from the information you put online and what you buy with your credit card. Helparound is (...)

2013-06-25
MoMA And Foursquare Team Up For An Architecture Scavenger Hunt

Find New York’s best architecture with a little social-networking help. By all accounts, New York is a great city, but (...)

2013-06-25
What Types Of Images Perform Better On Pinterest? [Infographic]

The web continues to turn more and more visual and, the optimization of images in your content marketing is more important than ever. (...)

2013-06-25
Google Maps gets new cloud-free satellite imagery for a clearer view of the world

Google is rolling out new cloud-free satellite imagery across is mapping products today, as it looks to provide a “more accurate (...)

2013-06-25
Confirmed: Official Facebook app is coming to Windows 8

Today at its Build developers conference in San Francisco, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Facebook will bring an (...)

2013-06-25
Twitter for BlackBerry app updated to include image tweaks, tweet details

BlackBerry has updated its Twitter app today bringing new image tweaks and in-line tweet details to all versions of the mobile platform (...)

2013-06-25
Google Search for Android gets TV show information, saved offers, voice action for playing music, and more

Google today released an update for its Google Search app for Android, adding new features exclusive to Jelly Bean devices. You can (...)

2013-06-25
Want to be More Creative? Start Keeping More Boring Hours

Stop burning the midnight oil, rock star. You’re better off and maybe more creative keeping unglamorous, 8-hours-of-sleep (...)

2013-06-25
How Experiential Marketing Has Changed In A Social/Local/Mobile World

Sub Rosa’s Michael Ventura discusses how the digital world has changed the nature of experiential marketing and how brands (...)

2013-06-25
A Glass-Domed Subway Station Brings Natural Light To Underground Commuters

Subways aren’t particularly pleasant places to be. The design for New York’s new Fulton Street station--featuring an (...)

2013-06-25
The First Step In A Design Challenge: Build Team Understanding

Before embarking on a design sprint, make sure the players involved come to a common understanding, writes Google Ventures’ (...)

2013-06-25
A More Friendly Condom Brand, Designed For Women

Ever notice how the names of condom brands like Magnum, Trojan, and Armor exude aggressiveness? L. Condom has rolled out a new, (...)

2013-06-25
“Honey Boo Boo” EP Howard Lee Explains The Show’s “Watch n’ Sniff” Premiere

As if Honey Boo Boo weren’t enough of an assault on your senses, here comes an aromatic layer. “You’ve seen (...)

2013-06-25
Did President Obama Just Endorse Fossil Fuel Divestment?

In his long climate speech, the President uttered two words that might have gone unnoticed for most Americans, but served as a (...)

2013-06-25
Take A Stroll Through This Living Human Cell

A new Kinect-rigged installation let’s you wiggle your toes around in some organelles. In seventh grade, my science teacher (...)

2013-06-25
Facebook denies providing user data to Turkish authorities following government requests over protests

Facebook today released a statement saying it has not handed over any user data to Turkish authorities despite government requests (...)

2013-06-25
Twitter is testing automatic in-stream image previews on Twitter.com

Multimedia content is one of Twitter’s primary focuses as it develops its service into a platform for brands to reach and interact (...)

2013-06-25
What You Need To Know About Obama’s Big Climate Change Push

President Obama made a big speech on climate change today, announcing everything from new power plant regulations to energy efficiency (...)

2013-06-24
Exposure To Money Triggers Unethical Decisions

A set of studies finds that thinking about money makes you more likely to fudge the rules. Uh oh. Money corrupts. It’s (...)

2013-06-24
Now Entering North Verizon: See a Map of The Corporate States of America

A graphic designer mapped out America with corporations in place of states. In his magnum opus, Infinite Jest, the late author (...)

2013-06-24
How Microsoft’s “Project Mountain” Stacks Up Against Data Centers from Google, Apple, and Facebook

Microsoft’s ominous-sounding “Project Mountain” is a $700 million investment in cloud storage for Office365 and (...)

2013-06-24
Kickstarting: A Sketchbook Designed For Architects, By Architects

A:LOG is a tool that allows for more design time. Last fall, architect-designer Michael Graves lamented the current state of (...)

2013-06-24
The Artificial Intelligence Company You Should Watch

Boris Sofman is the cofounder and CEO of Anki, a startup that had been in stealth for five years until it unveiled its first product (...)

2013-06-24
M.I.A Brings The “Noize” and Some Dancing Gold Engravings to the Club

The predictably unpredictable M.I.A. returns with the first video from her forthcoming album, and it features a car chase that (...)

2013-06-24
Video: Take A Surreal 1,000 MPH Train Ride Through Tokyo

As the lights blur and the landscape mirrors, Tokyo becomes a surreal landscape of hyperreality. I have no clue how quickly (...)

2013-06-24
This Clothes Rack Turns Your Mess Into Art

Now there’s no excuse to toss your clothes onto a chair. Chairs seem to exist in two states. Either there’s a person (...)

2013-06-24

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