Tenth Grade Tech Trends — Product Design A few months ago, my fifteen-year-old sister told me that Snapchat was going to be the next Instagram. Many months before that she told me that Instagram was being used by her peers as much as Facebook. Both times I snickered. Learning from past mistakes, I took some time over the holiday break to ask my sister many, many questions about how she and her friends are using technology. Below I’ve shared some of the more interesting observations about Instragram, Facebook, Instant Messaging, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, and FaceTime. I hope you’ll find them as informative, surprising, and humbling as I did.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella makes a big impression in just a year Satya Nadella’s appointment as Microsoft CEO a year ago was surprising. A protracted search for Steve Ballmer’s successor had many expecting the nod to go to an outsider to steer Microsoft into the future, not the then-unknown 22-year Microsoft veteran. Microsoft even attempted to massage any concerns by strategically announcing Bill Gates was "substantially increasing" his time at the company. It’s still not clear whether Gates is really dedicating up to 30 percent of his time at Microsoft. Nevertheless, Nadella created a mission statement to drive Microsoft forward with a mobile and cloud focus, and so far he seems to be steering the software giant in the right direction. A fresher and newer Microsoft emerges under Nadella
Why Tabletop Games Thrive and the Lesson for Video Games Tabletop games have an ancient history, going back thousands of years to Egyptian board games and Roman polyhedral dice. Card games and dice games have been popular for centuries. Miniatures games date back to H.G. Wells' Little Wars over a century ago, and the tabletop roleplaying game grew out of miniatures in the 1970's with Gygax and Arneson's seminal Dungeons & Dragons. The industry reached a high point in the early 1990's as the first collectible card game, Magic: The Gathering, became a smash hit that continues strongly to this day. Some may have thought tabletop gaming would dwindle as electronic games became more popular, higher quality, and less expensive.
Typography: Collection of Inspirational Designs (Part2) Typography is everywhere! The use of Illustration of text is on every web page and every modern designer’s artwork out there. Typography allows every graphic artist to provoke feelings and mood in their designs. How to write a corporate Twitter strategy (…and here’s one I mad (Cross-posted from the Cabinet Office digital engagement blog, with thanks for the guest spot.) You might think a 20-page strategy a bit over the top for a tool like Twitter. After all, microblogging is a low-barrier to entry, low-risk and low-resource channel relative to other corporate communications overheads like a blog or printed newsletter.
Nano Supermarket - What Is Nanosupermarket? The NANO Supermarket bus received over 45.000 visitors since its opening. Check out the tour schedule for details. Browse through our product collection and create your personal technology profile by telling us which products you would or would not buy. If you are interested in hosting the NANO Supermarket at your event, please contact us. The NANO Supermarket presents speculative nanotech products that may hit the shelves within the next ten years: Medicinal candy, interactive wall paint, programmable wine and more. 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week Some of our staff spent the week in Austin TX reporting on anti-robot protests and drones that shoot both fire and silly string. But the news cycle rolls on with big announcements from Facebook, Tesla and Nintendo. These are our best stories from this week (3/14-3/20). 1. Facebook introduced free friend to friend payments through Messages.
Non-Gaming Brands Invest in eSports The rise in eSports has been significant enough to attract the interest of non-gaming brands in recent years. We've seen Coca-Cola and American Express sponsoring League of Legends in various ways, but the corporate connection doesn't stop there. As the eSports audience grows, brands are attracted more than ever to the demographic of the eSports audience: young sports fans who aren't followers of classic sports, where the brands reach them through television. This is a worldwide audience, too, and it's getting significant attention from global brands who are forward-looking enough to see the opportunity. Analytics firm Newzoo has just made available a new report on The Global Growth of eSports: Trends, Revenues and Audience Towards 2017. The company spent the past six months developing Newzoo’s Global eSports Audience & Revenue Model to create an exclusive 68-page report, which it bills as "the first of its kind in the industry."
SPEED SHOW vol.5:’Open Internet’ – Paris [ Version française ici! , Docu below] The SPEED SHOW series is coming to Paris! It’ll be awesome! We will rock the place and on top we’ll kill the night with a F.A.T. lab after party at Le dune!