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99designs launches a UK website for its crowdsourced design services

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99designs, one of the world’s most prominent online crowdsourced graphic design marketplaces, has launched a UK-focused portal as it looks to ramp up its international growth efforts. The platform lets businesses source customized designs for logos, websites, t-shirts, and almost any kind of graphic design work, by initiating projects in...
99designs launches a UK website for its crowdsourced design services

Announcing the Hack Battle at The Next Web Conference 2012

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For those of you attending the TNW2012 conference, the 25th of April will probably mark a day of travelling, checking in to your hotel, getting in the mood at the pre-conference party and mentally preparing for your upcoming two days of doing business. On that very same day however, The...
Announcing the Hack Battle at The Next Web Conference 2012

5 Ways to Tell if a Co-Working Space is Right for Your Startup

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What's less structured than a business incubator and more community-oriented than executive suites? For an increasing number of startups, the answer is co-working spaces - where entrepreneurs rent desks, office space and access to office amenities by the hour, day or month.  But how can you tell if a...
5 Ways to Tell if a Co-Working Space is Right for Your Startup

99designs launches its crowdsourced design network in France after localizing in Germany and The UK

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After purchasing Berlin-based 12designer and launching its first non-English site in Germany, 99designs, a startup which lets businesses crowdsource ther designs, has announced the launch of a localized French-language version at 99designs.fr. 99designs has had quite the year in terms of expansion, as the company was previously US-centric until its UK launch back in February....
99designs launches its crowdsourced design network in France after localizing in Germany and The UK

99designs Makes Its First Acquisition, Scoops Up European Rival 12designer

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99designs, the polarizing crowdsourced design marketplace, announced its first acquisition tonight, as the Accel-backed startup scooped up its European rival, 12designer, for an undisclosed amount. In the near-term, 12designer will continue to operate as a stand-alone site. Since raising $35 million from Accel, 99designs has been focused on international growth,...
99designs Makes Its First Acquisition, Scoops Up European Rival 12designer
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Nokia's Redesign of the Windows Phone UI

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We all know that back when the Nokia and Microsoft partnership was announced, Nokia was given special rights to alter the user interface as they saw fit. At least with the current Lumia devices, we didn't see much of a redesign at all, however we have recently come across some...
Nokia's Redesign of the Windows Phone UI

Amazon Ramps Up Global Expansion, Opens Massive Media R&D Center In London

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As Amazon gears up for its quarterly earnings later this week, the company today has announced an expansion that points to its big ambitions in digital media, and an increasing focus on how that growth will come from outside the U.S.. Amazon is opening a new R&D hub in London focused...
Amazon Ramps Up Global Expansion, Opens Massive Media R&D Center In London

A month after buying 12designer, design marketplace 99designs launches German site

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A month after its purchase of Berlin startup 12designer, 99designs has launched a localized German-language version of its site. It is the first non-English language offering from the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace. 99designs connects businesses looking for design work with more than 180,000 graphic designers from around the...
A month after buying 12designer, design marketplace 99designs launches German site

Minted Expands Beyond Stationery With Launch Of Art Print Business

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Minted, the company that is best known for its online marketplace for stationery with prints by individual graphic designers, has launched a new vertical: Art prints. The art business on Minted is curated in the same way as stationery. Minted holds design competitions to which any graphic designer or...
Minted Expands Beyond Stationery With Launch Of Art Print Business

Stock Photo Site Fotolia Acquires Wilogo, A Crowdsourced Design Community

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Fotolia, the company that’s home to an online marketplace of royalty-free stock photos, has just acquired Wilogo, a crowdsourced design community. The all-cash deal involves the acquisition of the team, the website and services, and will see Wilogo remaining independent when the deal completes. Founded in 2006, Wilogo is currently...
Stock Photo Site Fotolia Acquires Wilogo, A Crowdsourced Design Community

LinkedIn puts all of its data to good use with targeted updates for companies

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Popular companies who have set up a page on professional networking site LinkedIn know how powerful it is to be able to share updates to all of its followers, which is very similar to Twitter and Facebook functionality. If you have some interesting news to share about a new product,...
LinkedIn puts all of its data to good use with targeted updates for companies

Where Hollywood And Tech Collide: Disney To Buy 'Star Wars' Maker Lucasfilm For $4.05 Billion

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The worlds of Hollywood, tech, and gaming are getting cozier than ever. The latest evidence of this came this afternoon, with the announcement that entertainment juggernaut Walt Disney Company will buy Lucasfilm, the film production company best known for making the Star Wars series, in a cash-and-stock deal worth $4.05...
Where Hollywood And Tech Collide: Disney To Buy 'Star Wars' Maker Lucasfilm For $4.05 Billion

Derbywire Wants To Let Creatives Sell Works Straight From Their Smartphones

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Thanks to the growth of the web in recent years and the advent of a number of startups making art- and design-focused marketplaces, the cliche of the “starving artist” may not stick around for much longer. The latest entry into this realm is Derbywire, a startup that launched this...
Derbywire Wants To Let Creatives Sell Works Straight From Their Smartphones

70 graphic designers recreate the first page of “Great Expectations,” by Charles Dickens

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What happens when 70 graphic designers redesign the first page of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations?” Well, as you can see below, GraphicDesign& found out and has released an entire book dedicated to this atypical design prompt. The book, Page 1: Great Expectations, includes contributions from the likes of Tony Chambers of...
70 graphic designers recreate the first page of “Great Expectations,” by Charles Dickens
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Amazon's London development house points to global content roll-out

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News Amazon is forming a London multi-platform digital development centre out of two recently-acquired companies suggests it is preparing to offer its digital content line-up outside the U.S.. The outfit announced it will locate “teams of software development engineers, user-interface experts and graphic designers” on the eighth floor of a...
Amazon's London development house points to global content roll-out
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Hipstamatic Out Of Film? Camera App Lays Off Engineers And Others

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Is Hipstamatic, the iPhone photo app that was an early hit on the App Store, on the rocks? TechCrunch understands that Synthetic, makers of the app, has recently had to let go of much of its engineering staff, among others, as part of a wider restructuring as it looks for...
Hipstamatic Out Of Film? Camera App Lays Off Engineers And Others

Sneak a peek at Animal Planet’s new & gorgeous Channel ID design

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Not to be confused with a new visual identity (aka core branding and logo design), Animal Planet has released their newest station identity, which is a 5 second-ish segment that reminds you what channel you’re watching. Yes, Animal Planet is still holding strong with its controversial logo redesign from 2008,...
Sneak a peek at Animal Planet’s new & gorgeous Channel ID design
Behance shows off your creative talent, attracts its first investor

With Teeology, Jennifer Lopez Is The Newest Celebrity In The E-Commerce Startup Space

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Los Angeles-based entrepreneurs Brian Lee is a whiz at teaming up with celebrities to put together smart e-commerce plays — his hits include legal document site LegalZoom with famed lawyer Robert Shapiro, subscription women’s shoe site ShoeDazzle with reality star Kim Kardashian, all-natural baby products site Honest Company with actress...
With Teeology, Jennifer Lopez Is The Newest Celebrity In The E-Commerce Startup Space

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos backs Behance, a place for artists to showcase their talents

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Jeff Bezos Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Union Square Ventures and angel investor Dave McClure are among the investors pumping $6.5 million into Behance, a 6-year-old New York company that allows writers, graphic designers and other artists to showcase their portfolios and find new projects. Behance projects site have received some 70...
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos backs Behance, a place for artists to showcase their talents
Zaarly Showcases Skills for Hire with the Launch of Zaarly Storefronts

Graphic designers are ruining the web

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Designers have turned webpages from simple sources of information into bloated showcasesWhat happens when you click on a weblink? Here's one answer: a request goes from your computer to a server identified by the URL of the desired link. The server then locates the webpage in its files and sends...
Graphic designers are ruining the web

Wow, the Web’s only 20 years old and already people are wishing for its ‘good old days’

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At twenty years old, the World Wide Web isn’t exactly new any more, but it’s still at an early stage of what it will develop into. Yet, amazingly, we already have people complaining that ‘it wasn’t like this in my day’. Specifically, there’s John Naughton, who argues in today’s Observer...
Wow, the Web’s only 20 years old and already people are wishing for its ‘good old days’

"Imagine" a society that fosters creativity

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Imagine by Jonah Lehrer Many of us have some creative aspect to our lives, whether it's in our jobs, in our domestic activities, or in our hobbies. If we don't restrict "creativity" to the narrow realm of the traditional Fine Arts, we find creativity in many unusual places. Creativity...
"Imagine" a society that fosters creativity

5 Bad Things & 5 Good Things About Apple's Retina MacBook Pro (AAPL)

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If you are a professional then you don't need to be convinced why the Retina MacBook Pro is an awesome computer. But if you are a consumer with a bit of disposable income you may want to consider Apple's newest 15-inch.  While the MacBook Pro line is marketed toward graphic...
5 Bad Things & 5 Good Things About Apple's Retina MacBook Pro (AAPL)
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