new comprehensive survey shows that out of the eight biggest social networks, Facebook was the only one to see a decline in the rate of people actively using the site per month over 2014 — a pattern that was consistent in regions across the world — while others like Pinterest and Tumblr saw large jumps in activity.
This week Google’s Eric Schmidt was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he suggested that the future Internet will be, in one sense, invisible — because it will be embedded into everything we interact with.
“The Internet will disappear,” he predicted (via The Hollywood Reporter). “There will be so many IP addresses…so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won’t even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time.
With customer service, production and supply chain management, companies are constantly being told that they have to get it right first time. In new technology, however, that mantra is turned on its head. Try to think of a truly great product that realised anything like its full potential in its very [...]
Verkko muuttuu kiivaasti ja jo vuodessa ehtii tapahtua paljon. Mobiilikäyttäjien räjähdysmäinen kasvu, sosiaalisen median leviäminen verkon joka sopukkaan ja käyttökokemuksen korostuminen ovat suuria pohjavirtoja, jotka heijastuvat verkkosuunnitteluun. Jos sivusto on suunniteltu 3-5 vuotta sitten eikä sitä päivitetä säännöllisesti, se ei todennäköisesti ole enää kilpailukykyinen.
Verkkosivustolla on nykyisin merkitystä enemmän kuin koskaan, sillä ostopäätös tehdään yhä useammin verkossa. Mitä sinun siis tulisi tietää verkon kehityksestä? Mitkä ovat verkkosuunnittelun trendit 2015?
Around this time every year, global innovation and design firm Frog predicts what the biggest trends in tech will be in the coming year. In 2014, Frog predicted that drones, augmented reality, and self-driving cars would all be big trends (and they were mostly right). For 2015, Frog sees 3-D printers and hydroponic gardens in every kitchen, and smart T-shirts and wearable fitness AIs as some of the major tech trends of the year. Here's how four of Frog's designers see 2015 in tech playing out.
So, why is an independent design business important to anyone who is not in the field? The first answer comes back to YOU: the user and consumer. Design has had an outsized impact on your life in recent years, because designers are deeply committed to advocating for user needs / wants / desires in the face of corporate inertia. This gets much harder to do when designers are on the inside.
But the only way to truly understand what’s happening and why is to keep watching. Breakthroughs from years ago are finally leading to real products and services today. Others are inching forward with the promise of big changes in 2015 and beyond.
If you think about the impact Twitter has on the world versus Instagram, it’s pretty significant. It’s at least apples to oranges. Twitter is what we wanted it to be. It’s this realtime information network where everything in the world that happens on Twitter—important stuff breaks on Twitter and world leaders have conversations on Twitter. If that’s happening, I frankly don’t give a shit if Instagram has more people looking at pretty pictures.
There’s nothing worse than getting a desktop website when you’re on your phone, so Google’s got a solution.
A new feature in Google Search adds “mobile-friendly” to the description of results that are optimized for your phone. Google automatically determines if websites are mobile friendly using its Webmaster tool which is available to anyone.
With every new year comes a landslide of predictions and trends to guide us into the new year. While the year advances, rarely do such transformative trends or changes take place in alignment with a calendar. Not even Y2K could do so
While the Oculus Rift's buzz rides almost entirely on its ability to drop people into the virtual reality of video games, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sees the headset as an important element of the future of all computing.
Bots, those software programs that automate web activity, accounted for 56% of Internet traffic in 2014, according to content delivery platform Incapsula. (This was actually down from 61.5% of traffic in 2013.)
Though you might not notice them, bots are everywhere online—and used for both good and evil.
Many baulked when Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg agreed to drop $1 billion on Instagram in April 2012. "That's $33 per user," said some; "there's no business model!" screamed others. Less than three years later and Citigroup now says Instagram is worth $35 billion
Skype co-founder Janus Friis is backing a new communications app called Wire, out now for iOS, Android and Mac OS X. The app itself is the reimagining of how a communications tool like Skype should operate had it been built today. Much of that, in Wire’s case, means under-the-hood improvements that users don’t necessarily see, such as advancements in media processing, audio technology, file compression and delivery, and more.