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A Different Way to Innovate

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Western companies can learn from emerging economies by focusing on simplicity rather than on endless new features, a Cambridge professor says....
A Different Way to Innovate

Google toys with removing Instant Preview in Search, adds dropdown menu with Cached, Similar, Share options

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Google has added a new drop-down menu to its search results page beside every URL with three options: Cached, Similar, and Share. At the same time, the company has apparently removed the Instant Preview option from Google search. The addition may be a bit difficult to spot at first, because...
Google toys with removing Instant Preview in Search, adds dropdown menu with Cached, Similar, Share options

Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone

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Sprint chief executive Dan Hesse is being watched closely by the company’s board of directors, but the CEO has to answer to investors and subscribers as well. Last year in October, Hesse revealed that the company is placing a massive $15.5 billion bet on Apple’s iPhone, and in a...
Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone
The Truth is Complicated

Tweetbot 2.0: The Best iPhone Twitter Client Just Got Even Better

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As Twitter has decided to focus on simplicity, it's iPhone app is now a shadow of its former self for more advanced users (and for Twitter, search and lists apparently qualify as advanced features). Thankfully, there are some very good alternatives on market and among those, Tweetbot has long been...
Tweetbot 2.0: The Best iPhone Twitter Client Just Got Even Better

Real Gamification Mechanics Require Simplicity And, Yes, Game Designers Can Do It

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. My gamification post two weeks ago (which described everything you...
Real Gamification Mechanics Require Simplicity And, Yes, Game Designers Can Do It

Gadgetwise Blog: A Box of Crayons for the iPad

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DigiTools, a set of physical coloring tools for the iPad, is an effort by Crayola to bring the crayon's waxlike simplicity to touch-screen coloring,...
Gadgetwise Blog: A Box of Crayons for the iPad

Betaworks launches Swirl: A group photo sharing app that wont make your eyes bleed

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With the rise of photo sharing services like Instagram, countless startups have tried to create the perfect “group photo sharing” app. And while I absolutely hate nearly every app that fits this category, idealistically speaking, there are plenty of reasons to keep an eye on this space. Allowing anyone to easily create...
Betaworks launches Swirl: A group photo sharing app that wont make your eyes bleed
Mobile Commerce App PayDragon Launches Checkout, Shipping Almost Anything In 2 Days Or Less

Converting videos for your devices just got easier with Miro Video Converter

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Here’s a great tool for anyone who’s getting a new mobile device for the holidays: Miro just updated its free Video Converter tool with a 3.0 release, which now supports batch converting of videos as well as a bunch of new options to fine-tune the settings of the converted videos. The...
Converting videos for your devices just got easier with Miro Video Converter

This New Startup Is Changing The Way We See File Sharing And Its App Isn't Even Out Yet (FB)

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Sharing files has always been an integral part of the Internet. During the past few years, some file sharing services have complicated the exchange, making it difficult for users to easily share things with others.    Pipe, a brand new Facebook app that we showed you recently is setting out to...
This New Startup Is Changing The Way We See File Sharing And Its App Isn't Even Out Yet (FB)

Hulu Plus on Apple TV redesigned with simplicity and easy discovery features in mind

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It's not often that we see those services present on the Apple TV get tweaked, but today Hulu announced its Plus offering has been on the receiving end of a major design overhaul. Clearly taking a cue from Cupertino's own iTunes app on the tiny media box, the Hulu...
Hulu Plus on Apple TV redesigned with simplicity and easy discovery features in mind
With New Sign In Feature, Google Plus Makes Its Developer Pitch
Geek of the Week: Peter Newland, indie board game maker

Review: Readability finally gets a gorgeous app on iOS, but was it worth the wait?

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Richard Ziade, founding partner of Readability, is forthright with me about the wait for an official iOS app. “It did take a really long time.” In fact, the official app of the reading platform took over three months from its initial announcement back in November to make it to market....
Review: Readability finally gets a gorgeous app on iOS, but was it worth the wait?

Software: The new networking paradigm

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VMware’s Herrod discussing the software-defined data center at Structure.VMware’s planned acquisition of Nicra for $1.25 billion represents the evolution of networking beyond the hardware-dominated point of view that has sustained the industry for decades. On the same day Cisco said it would cut 2 percent of its workforce, VMware said...
Software: The new networking paradigm
Verizon announces “Share Everything” plans — the future of mobile data (sort of)

Posterous Releases iPhone, Android Optimized Mobile Sites

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Not a week after competitor Tumblr releases a similar feature, Posterous steps up to the plate with Posterous for mobile devices.As with all things Posterous, it’s designed with simplicity and minimalism in mind. The release also features a few nice touches for the iPhone, specifically “users can swipe left and...
Posterous Releases iPhone, Android Optimized Mobile Sites

Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

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“Maybe we shouldn’t even call it a browser anymore,” Mozilla’s VP of Firefox engineering Jonathan Nightingale told me a few days ago. “‘Browser’ is really an antiquated word. People don’t really browse all that much anymore.” Instead, he argues, we now mostly use our browsers to access sophisticated web apps,...
Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

Apple Wins Patent Ruling As Jury Finds Samsung Infringes

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The jury in the landmark Apple-Samsung trial announced moments ago that Samsung infringed on patents for ”bounce back” scrolling functionality on all devices. On the ’915 patent, relating to one finger to scroll, two to pinch and zoom navigation, all but three Samsung devices (Ace, Intercept and Replenish) infringed. For Apple’s ’163...
Apple Wins Patent Ruling As Jury Finds Samsung Infringes

Google releases Chrome for Android

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Google announced Tuesday that it’s releasing a version of Chrome for its Android smartphone operating system, after three years. “Today, we’re introducing Chrome for Android Beta, which brings many of the things you’ve come to love about Chrome to your Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone or tablet,” wrote Google...
Google releases Chrome for Android

Opera bringing new 'Ice' browser to iOS, Android next month

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After 19 years, the alternative browser known as Opera has capitulated and will move to the WebKit core used by most other browsers for their latest mobile offering, known as "Ice." The new browser, which will likely debut for iOS and Android at the upcoming Mobile World Congress next month,...
Opera bringing new 'Ice' browser to iOS, Android next month

SingleHop launches Public Cloud to give customers "elastic" cloud infrastructure

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SingleHop, a Chicago-based infrastructure-as-a-service startup that manages some 12,000 servers for 5,000 clients, is today launching the SingleHop Public Cloud service. The service will allow SingleHop customers to utilize the VMWare cloud platform without having to deal with all of the technical aspects of its back-end — SingleHop is...
SingleHop launches Public Cloud to give customers "elastic" cloud infrastructure
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Airbnb for 3D printing, Makexyz links designers to local printer owners
Percolate Partners With Getty Images And Aviary To Help Companies Create And Share Images
Jolicloud expands its simple aggregator for personal clouds
Messaging war survivor Kik retools with new custom features

17 Examples of Great Presentation Design

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Last week we shared 10 rules to help instantly improve your presentations. While readers mostly agreed with the rules, they requested some examples of well-designed slides, so Dan and I did some digging.  We gathered some of the best examples of slides and presentation design to help provide a clear...
17 Examples of Great Presentation Design
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