Sunday, 4 May 2014

DESIGN, BUSINESS & INNOVATION

Photo via PSFK.
Good news for independent designers! The MoMA Design Shop now will sell successfully crowdsourced projects. "Crowdfunding campaigns have led to numerous contributions in the arts, fashion, and technology, and when it comes to crowdfunding Kickstarter is king. Despite the numerous successful projects that come out of Kickstarter, many of these items are hard to find once the funding period comes to an end. MoMA Design Store, being made aware of this problem, has decided to sell several successful Kickstarter projects during this year’s NYCxDESIGN." Read full article in PSFK. E.T.P. 3'

Image via The Daily Dot.

"Dubious tweets may soon become a thing of the past. TweetCred is a Chrome extension that rates the credibility of tweets on a scale of 1-7. Users will see each tweet in their timeline accompanied by seven stars. The more blue stars, the more credible the tweet. Users can also give feedback, telling TweetCred—get it? like “street cred”—whether a given rating is too high or too low". Read full article in The Daily Dot. E.T.P. 3'

Image via Mashable.


Nice infographic in Mashable presenting a brief story of data storage. "When you think about player pianos, your thoughts probably gravitate toward creepy ghosts rather than data storage innovation.
But you're wrong. The machines "know" which keys to play by reading data stored in punch cards — pieces of stock paper with holes punched into them. In the late 19th century, American inventor Herman Hollerith invented an electronic means by which to tabulate the information stored on them. In doing so, he set in motion modern data storage." Have a look in Mashable. E.T.P. 6'

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