For those unfamiliar, gamification has little to do with game design.
A term called gamification has taken UX by storm over the past few years, a trend likely spurred by Foursquare's success with badges. Whether they understand it or not, app designers desire to create a gamified experience, a supposedly sure route to the elusive engagement that makes free apps valuable. Even in the news business there is a hunger for gamification.
Sure, it may not feel like it just yet, but spring is here. As you tackle spring cleaning in your home, take a closer look at your LinkedIn profile as well.
Remembering to clean up your LinkedIn profile on a regular basis, whether you’re job searching or not, will help you stay prepared for any professional changes, expected or otherwise, that may be headed your way.
Big thumbs down: a committee of Facebook reviewers—should be rephrased “functionaries—decided to censor a story published on ScientificAmerican.com that we reposted to our Facebook page. Am I getting overexercised here? No, “censor” is the right word in this instance.
Okay, what story was that? Nature News reported on a scientific study published this week in the august journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group and we posted their story on our site and then later on our Facebook page). The story was widely tracked, not just by us, but by dozens of media outlets because the study was a scientific take on one of those perennial topics that is the stuff of collective fascination, whether you own up to it or not. So what topic was that? Okay, let’s coyly spell it out here: does size matter?
If you had invested $1,000 in Bitcoin just two months ago and sold it yesterday, you would have made about $9,000 in profit.
Once reserved to the darkest corners of the Internet, Bitcoin is a digital crypto-currency that’s quickly gaining favor internationally, due in part to attention on Cyprus’s banking emergency, its inclusion in the American financial regulatory framework, and increasing press coverage.
The business community has welcomed a new direct currency trading deal, to be administered by ANZ and Westpac, struck between Australia and China. However, challenges remain for Aussie start-ups doing business in the Middle Kingdom.
Under the agreement, the Australian dollar will be directly convertible into Chinese yuan, easing costs for companies.
China only has deals of a similar nature with the United States and Japan. ANZ and Westpac are the first two Australian banks licensed to handle the conversion in China.
Tech giant's new service, unveiled at Google I/O developer conference, will be available for $9.99 a month in US.
Revealing the music service, Chris Yerga, Google's engineering director, said users would be able to stream from a vast library on any device, using the Android operating system. "This is radio without rules. It's as 'leanback' as you want to, or as interactive as you want to," said Yerga. Users will be able to search for an artist and add tracks to their library. A "listen now" feature will create a mix of favourite artists or genres based on previously listened-to songs.
A human resources management degree provides a good start to your career in any organization. This page tells you more about these programs, where you can find them, and what jobs are open to you after graduation.
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What's the best way to teach kids about money? One parent helps develop good habits using online money management.
It wasn't until they each turned 13 and my wife was able to open student accounts for them at PayPal that we found a system that worked for us. Saturday mornings arrived with an announcement at breakfast: We're offering $20 for anyone who's willing to dust and vacuum the downstairs; better act now, because the price is dropping to $10 tomorrow. We'll pay $30 for someone to ..... And then they'd compete for the best-paying work.
When the job is done, I take out my phone, launch the PayPal app, and text or email them the money. It shows up in their accounts instantly.
Facebook has dropped its first ad for Home, which it is calling a "whole new experience for your phone."
The 60-second ad takes a page from Apple's playbook and presents Home as an un-scary technology that puts people first. Voiceover: "We carry our phones wherever we go. They're with us almost every second of the day. We reach for them when we have a free moment or we're curious. More than anything we use our phones to connect to the people we care about. From the moment you turn on your phone, you see what your friends are sharing. Your latest messages, calls and updates are right upfront. And you can keep chatting from any app, so no matter what you're doing, your friends are always right there with you. Home. A whole new experience for your phone."