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3 02, 2016

Uber’s Extreme Makeover

February 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

From its modest beginnings as a black car service for around 100 San Francisco friends, Uber has since flourished as a company, servicing patrons in over 400 cities in 68 countries. Now, not only does Uber offer a wide variety of transportation services such as uberX, and uberPOOL to fit the likes of all customer […]

2 02, 2016

Super Bowl 50 Expected To Hit 260 Million Eyeballs

February 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

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There are two reasons for watching the Super Bowl: football and commercials. Super Bowl Sunday is probably the only time non-football fans will sit through an entire game just to enjoy the commercials and, of course, to see the half-time show. And advertisers know this.

In ten years […]

29 01, 2016

Move Over Periscope, Facebook Takes On Live Streaming For iPhone Users

January 29th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Got an iPhone? Good news. You now can stream videos live through the Facebook app in the U.S.

Facebook Live Streaming

Today, Facebook announced their expansion into live video streaming. Right now, all celebrities, verified users, and journalists with an iPhone can use Facebook’s new live broadcasting feature by […]

28 01, 2016

Mattel Joins The 21st Century With Three New Body Types for Barbie Dolls

January 28th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Mattel Barbie Dolls

Today, Mattel announced the introduction of three new body types for their Barbie doll line. They also are planning to roll out a variety of dolls with different skin tones, eye colors, and hairstyles. This is a long time coming for the well-known toy retailer. […]

27 01, 2016

Google Blocked 50% More Bad Ads in 2015

January 27th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Google Bad Ads

In 2015, Google blocked 50% more ‘bad ads’ than 2014. Totaling a whopping 780 million in ‘bad ads,’ this covers the likes of malware, promotion of fake or illicit goods, and intrusive ads that cover up content. Although Google describes these ‘bad ad’ practices in […]

26 01, 2016

Adidas New Ad Veers Away From Dystopian Future And Pushes Status Quo Once Again

January 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

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Who knew cool sneakers could inspire individuals to build their own futures? Apparently Adidas’ sneakers are just the trick to avoiding an inevitably dystopian world. Adidas Originals new campaign highlights four brand influencers – lifestyle blogger and model Aleali May, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert, singer and DJ […]

25 01, 2016

The Disappearance of Twitter’s Share Counter

January 25th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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For the first time in six years, Twitter has decided to update its tweet and follow buttons. The new button avoids the old skeuomorphic design witch boasts realistic looking features such as drop shadows, gradients, and a 3D effect. The blue Twitter bird and black text will […]

22 01, 2016

The Ampersand Has Survived, Thanks To Designers.

January 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , |

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The most intriguing & unique letter in the alphabet is no doubt the 27th. Boasting with curvilinear features that have a quite sensible typographic history, the ampersand is an old character growing in popularity with designers & trendsetters alike.

But where did this un-monotonously, ever changing […]

20 01, 2016

New Nielsen Metric Shows How Many People Engage With TV Shows On Facebook

January 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Nielsen, a US-based global information and measurement company, is rolling out a new metric for Facebook that can show you how many people are scrolling through Facebook as they watch TV. Facebook’s new metric is called Social Content Ratings, which is very similar to Twitter TV Ratings that Nielsen launched in 2013. The purpose of […]

19 01, 2016

Taco Bell Creates Million Dollar Scholarship Fund For Young Creative Students

January 19th, 2016|Tags: , |

Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship

This past New Years Eve, CEO, Brian Niccol, decided to launch Taco Bell’s newest marketing initiative different from the rest. During the college bowl playoff games, Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl, Taco Bell introduced a new $1 million scholarship aimed at a […]