Facebook Questions Goes Where Quora Can't →
When Facebook first launched its Questions feature last summer, we predicted that things were “about to change dramatically on the world’s largest social network.” The launch turned out to be a bit of a false start, however, and the feature never took off. Today, Facebook announced that It has launched a revamped version its Questions product, making it even easier to quickly...
Location App Loopt Looks for Future in Flash Deals →
Launced in 2006, long before Foursquare and Gowalla were on the scene, Loopt’s first mobile product allowed users to automatically share their locations with a list of friends as well as geo-tag locations with text and photos. Since then, the company’s main app has developed into a checkin-style location-based service that allows users to see what friends are nearby, check where their friends...
Groupon Regales The Bored And Hungry With A New... →
The deal-of-the-day emailing behemoth Groupon, has integrated real-time technology into its latest service extension, Groupon Now. Groupon famously delivers deals to over 70 million email subscribers from merchants willing to relent 40-50% of their earnings in order to generate new customers. Operating under the same business model, Groupon Now enables users to see deals only when they enter...
Starbucks Card Mobile is a hit →
Starbucks has announced that more than three million people have used mobile payments via its iPhone and Blackberry apps since the programs January launch. The Starbucks Card Mobile is available at 6,800 stores, and allows customers to pay by showing the bar code apps on their phones. According to Vice President Brady Brewer: Starbucks now offers the nation’s largest mobile payment network.
The 13 Things to Take Away from SxSW (Besides a... →
Sequoia To Color Labs: Not Since Google Have We... →
app for sharing photos, $41 millions funding!!!??!! Blimey is that for real? Not sure I see how it is revolutionary…. But maybe you can tell me?
Sony Ericsson Open to become first fully... →
Sony Ericsson and Foursquare collaborate to make the US Open the first ever fully-integrated Foursquare sporting event. “The tennis fans lucky enough to become ‘Mayor’ of each court at the event will even have the chance to win the ultimate prize – the opportunity to participate in a pre-match coin toss.” via @PSFK
Google launches its own quarterly publication. →
Brits are Europe’s biggest online shopaholics-... →
Retail websites now reach 75% of the European internet audience each month, with the UK leading the way, according to new research. In January 2011, 270.6 million unique visitors in Europe visited sites in the Retail category. This represents a market penetration of 74.5 percent of Internet users, up 8.5 percentage points versus last year.
10 Tips for Decreasing Web Page Load Times →
Patience is a virtue, but for many, it is often a difficult concept to practice. That is especially true for web users visiting a website that takes a long time to load. Users are enamored with speedy websites, and when a site responds slowly, visitors lose their patience and are less likely to come back. Improving the speed of your website is important not only to users, but to search engine...
The Gamification of Mobile Marketing →
Just been reading this very interesting article about the gamification of the digital world. Think about the amount of time the digitally connected adult spends playing games on his phone, online or on a game system. (world of warcraft, angry birds, farmville and much more…) Three billion person-hours a week are spent gaming. Couldn’t some of that energy be used to promote your...
Listen Closely: Broadcastr Brings You An Audio... →
Broadcastr, a new platform that allows anyone to record or upload audio, and then “pin” it to physical locations. Broadcastr then indexes and curates that audio for playback via Web or smartphone, where it can be filtered and shared in the usual ways. Think of it as a crowdsourced audioguide to anywhere and everywhere, as if the whole world was a museum: restaurant reviews straight from diners’...
"Supermoon": Biggest Full Moon in 18 Years →
Tonight the moon will make its closest approach to Earth in 18 years—making the so-called supermoon the biggest full moon in years. Beautiful.
Design for Japan →
After the terrible earthquake and tsunami on March 11, and the devastating destruction it caused in Japan, many graphic designers and creatives felt obligated to do something to help in their own unique way. This Tumblr contains a collection of artwork made in the hope of creating attention and raising money for Japan. It is open for submissions. via @lostateminor
Oh dear..... Asda launches dating website →
Passive Voice Is Redeemed For Web Headings →
In summary: Active voice is best for most Web content, but using passive voice can let you front-load important keywords in headings, blurbs, and lead sentences. This enhances scannability and thus SEO effectiveness. Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox, October 22, 2007
The No-Pressure Introduction to CSS3 →
The most important thing for me as a project manager are the benefits of CSS3… This article gives a good overview. Rich Interfaces - By having such control over our websites it will allow us to create more rich interfaces for users. Although in the past we could get the same effect using an image it did not necessarily mean that we would use them, CSS3 gives us more freedom to implement...
Asos launches Fashion Finder site →
Online fashion retailer Asos has launched a service that gives customers access to lines it does not carry, through a portal and combined social network. Another great idea from the online fashion giant. I am seriously impressed by Asos. Well done. Check out Asos Fashion Finder
A few SEO tips (which you might already know but... →
Excellent article! “The strategy that is likely to win is one that balances design, SEO and writing through every step of the development process.”
The Marcel Agency has created a gesture interactive window display that allows passers-by to wave their arms and change the image appearing on the screen. The display is for Repetto, a French Ballet shoes company and it features an ballerina dancing in front of several different stages.
People who make the same face in every picture
mattjukes: Lindsey Lohan: Beyonce: Duck-Face Girl: Paris Hilton: Nick Jonas: Lady Gaga: Paula Dean: Kristen Stewart: Brock: Submitted by lilayynguyener
Crowdbeacon: When Quora Meets Yelp →
Crowdbeacon is a recently-launched iPhone application that essentially acts as a GPS-based Q&A application. More contextually – let’s say you’re in the West Village for a meeting and need a haircut at a salon that could see you in the next 30 minutes. Posting this ‘beacon’ via the Crowdbeacon app will allow users or businesses to respond to you with answers, and will search local Foursquare,...