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Parse grows 25% in month after Facebook picked it up, powering 100k apps with aggregate API service

Mobile back-end platform service Parse revealed today that it powers more than 100,000 mobile applications. That figure is a 25 percent (...)

2013-06-12
How To Make Content Marketing Work For Your Business

Guest post by Josh Pigford, founder of Temper Content marketing may be the new buzz word in digital media, but many businesses are (...)

2013-06-11
The New Abnormal In Movies: Why Charm Is Dead, Sequels, Reboots, And Marketing Moguls Rule (And The One Bright Spot)

Film and TV producer Lynda Obst explains what went so terribly wrong with movies in her new book, Sleepless in Hollywood. Here, (...)

2013-06-11
A Wondrously Simple, Tactile Comic Book For The Blind

Philipp Meyer re-envisions the comic book in a Braille-like format. His simple story uses basic shapes but packs an emotional punch. (...)

2013-06-11
Building Blocks For Creating A New Generation Of Women Engineers

A new kind of toy called Goldie Blox aims to inspire young girls to explore engineering, with wheels, axles, belt-drives, and pink (...)

2013-06-11
Synthetic Glow-In-The-Dark Houseplants: Brilliant or Science Crime?

A Kickstarter project to create eerily glowing vegetation is causing an uproar among critics of genetic modification, amid fears (...)

2013-06-11
Here Are Some Alternative Uses For The Money You’re Spending On Cannes

It’s another robust year for Cannes submissions. But the sheer amount of money being spent to compete could be used for so (...)

2013-06-11
Send A Digital Kiss, Courtesy Of Burberry

Lay a wet one on your mobile device and watch it (the kiss) wing its way to your beloved. Want to add a personal touch to your (...)

2013-06-11
The Kind Of App Experiment You’d Only Find In NYC

As the technology scene grows in cities like NYC and L.A., we’re going to see all kinds of experiments that solve those cities’ (...)

2013-06-11
A Designer Overhauls The NSA’s Atrocious Powerpoint Presentation

Slide show expert Emiland De Cubber transforms the NSA’s clunky Prism deck with minimalist cool. When news of the NSA’s (...)

2013-06-11
Why Myspace Owners Tim And Chris Vanderhook Think Their New Music-Streaming App Is Bigger (And Better) Than Apple’s

Myspace used feedback from users of its revamped web interface to power a new, mostly human-curated, artist-driven streaming radio (...)

2013-06-11
A Global Invention Lab With One Goal: Stop Climate Change

The Ocean Invention Network is trying to invent our way out of planetary catastrophe. Climate change, as British economist Sir (...)

2013-06-11
Sony’s New Campaign For PlayStation 4 Promises Greatness

Sony’s ad for the forthcoming PlayStation 4 aspires to greatness. Sony put in a strong showing at announcements]E3 this (...)

2013-06-11
Beautiful Pics Of Trash, Inspired By Botanical Drawings

Barry Rosenthal’s series of jewel-toned garbage collections sheds new light on litter. Before photography and the Internet, (...)

2013-06-11
Infographic: This Chart Will Turn You Into A White Wine Snob

A handy chart offers 20 new ways to talk about el vino blanco. Not too long ago I met a winemaker who said, “I believe (...)

2013-06-11
High-Fructose Corn Syrup Is Bad For Everything: It Might Be Killing The Bees

The latest suspect fingered in colony collapse disorder is a familiar villain. Colony collapse disorder, the phenomenon where (...)

2013-06-11
Survival Of The Fittest: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg On “This Is The End” And Keeping Your Best Ideas Alive

Their directorial debut, "This Is the End," may be about surviving an apocalypse, but the screenwriting duo of Seth Rogen and Evan (...)

2013-06-11
This Is How Much It Costs When Your Employees Smoke

Add up the cost of extra health care, smoke breaks, absenteeism, and lowered productivity, and smokers start to look like a pretty (...)

2013-06-11
A Stylish iPhone Case That Blocks Harmful Radiation

Protective case maker Pong teamed up with Ideo to sleekify their latest products. The effects of cellphone radiation on our (...)

2013-06-11
Are Your Web Graphics Print-Ready?

Advertise here with BSAAs a web designer, masters of the digital realm, you might have never faced the situation where your designs (...)

2013-06-11
6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation

Reward employees with time to think, while providing them with the structure they need. Every organization is designed to get (...)

2013-06-11
What Happened To $6 Million Worth Of Hair Donations To Locks Of Love?

Holding nonprofits to a standard for transparency comes up against the difficulties of providing a quality service to those who (...)

2013-06-11
Kissing online: Google and Burberry let you send a personalized smooch to a loved one

Kissing someone across the globe has never been more real. With Burberry and Google’s newly-launched sweet little idea to spread (...)

2013-06-11
Another winner from Google’s Waze acquisition: Israeli charity Tmura

There’s something I haven’t seen mentioned in any of the articles about Google buying the Israeli startup Waze for a supposed (...)

2013-06-11
Facebook follows Google, Microsoft in asking permission to disclose how many FISA requests it receives

Facebook is the third, but it won’t be the last. Today, Facebook joined Google and Microsoft in requesting permission from the government (...)

2013-06-10
Microsoft’s E3 Xbox One tech demo: 300,000 asteroids, spinal thumbsticks and NFL multi-tasking

Microsoft is trotting out several tech demos, ranging from a massive cloud-based asteroid map to the new National Football League (...)

2013-06-10
The Following Is Not Based On Actual Events: “Supposed Histories” Ventures Into Unreal Storytelling

Agency founder and filmmaker Mark Waites asked people to tell him a story that wasn’t true. The result, "Supposed Histories," (...)

2013-06-10
How Film Accelerator CineCoup Mashed Film and Tech To Create a New Moviemaking Model

CineCoup brings a startup ethos to the challenging world of independent film. Also: Wolfcop. As much as we’d like to think (...)

2013-06-10
What 5 Dots In iOS 7 Reveal About A Decade Of Apple Design Strife

A "new" element of iOS 7 has been buried since the iPhone’s original mockup. Signal bars are ubiquitous on phones, so (...)

2013-06-10
New York Has A New $20 Billion Plan To Protect Itself From The Next Super Storm

Mayor Bloomberg outlines a system of flood prevention and storm preparation so that the city can withstand a once-in-500-years (...)

2013-06-10
These Traditional-Looking Quilts Are Made Of Film Strips

Sabrina Gschwandtner’s concentric diamond patterns use 16-mm film footage. Sabrina Gschwandtner takes a canny approach (...)

2013-06-10
Niels Diffrient, A Pioneer Of Ergonomic Seating, Dies At 84

Designer of the Freedom and Liberty chairs redefined the act of sitting. Niels Diffrient, who passed away last Saturday at 84, (...)

2013-06-10
The Carbon Is Too Damn High

A new report from the International Energy Agency has a dire warning: Despite our best efforts, we’re putting more and more (...)

2013-06-10
Done deal: Google buys social mapping software company Waze

After a multitude of rumors and media reports about a potential acquisition of Israeli crowd-sourced mapping software company Waze (...)

2013-06-10
Facing criticism, Google appeals to the US government to let it share more about data requests it receives

Today Google published a missive directed at the US Attorney General, and Robert Mueller, current head of the FBI. The letter details, (...)

2013-06-10
Arianna Huffington Loves Fleet Foxes And Other Musical Inspirations Revealed In Spotify’s Cannes Playlist

Agency Droga5 celebrates the 60th edition of the Cannes Lions Festival by compiling a 60-song playlist from some innovators that (...)

2013-06-10
Moshing At The Movie Theater

BY Experience broadcasts live events--everything from the Metropolitan Opera to Ira Glass to heavy metal--at movie theaters around (...)

2013-06-10
One Million Bones Brings Genocide To Washington D.C.

The National Mall was filled with a grisly but starkly beautiful reminder that atrocities are happening around the world. Visitors (...)

2013-06-10
An Ingenious Button-Down Shirt With A Hidden Microfiber Cloth

You’re already using the tail of your shirt for cleaning glasses and gadgets. The VoyVoy oxford just makes the ritual a little (...)

2013-06-10
Seattle’s Urban Food Forest Is Open For Foraging

If you’re in Seattle, you can soon skip the farmer’s market. The Beacon Food Forest will grow plums, apples, walnuts, (...)

2013-06-10
Jigglevision: Send Secret Messages With Jell-O

Jigglevision is not some variation on beer goggles. It’s a new way to decode secret messages from Jell-O. Forget encrypted (...)

2013-06-10
The Country’s First Floating Wind Power Is Now Bobbing Off The Maine Coast

Instead of performing the expensive and difficult task of undersea drilling to secure a wind turbine, why not just have it float? (...)

2013-06-10
Micro-Apartments Aren’t New, They’re Just Usually Illegal And Awful

Tiny apartments are suddenly being hailed as a solution to skyrocketing urban housing prices. But they’re not new--SRO’s (...)

2013-06-10
Can This App Convince You To Stop Smoking (And Make Better Decisions)?

Craving To Quit hopes to teach its users a little bit of mindfulness, which might help them on their quest to end addiction. (...)

2013-06-10
A Low-Tech Test Using Only Vinegar Could Save 72,000 Women A Year

A 15-year study has shown that a simple test that uses only a magnifying glass and household products can drastically increase (...)

2013-06-10
A Vaporous Folly Built Of Steel And Architectural Ingenuity

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has designed a light and airy pavilion for the 2013 Serpentine Gallery in London. Every summer, (...)

2013-06-10
Social Media Guidance for Mystified Marketers

Dear Bob & Doug:I represent a major athletic apparel company specializing in yoga wear. We sell at dizzyingly high price points (...)

2013-06-10
FlightCar: The Latest Sharing Site In Legal Limbo

Making some cash by renting your car to a stranger while you go on a trip instead of leaving it at the airport probably sounds (...)

2013-06-10

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