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The Way You Type Online Identifies You

Tweet Imagine that you sell access to an expensive database, so expensive that users are routinely tempted to share their “named accounts” with others in the office rather than pay for additional licenses. You would probably want to “encourage” these users to pay up or stop sharing the account, but it’s difficult to know which logins are legitimate and which …

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And now… Google ENERGY?

Tweet Yes, you read right. The search giant is now potentially moving into buying and selling energy. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the USA has granted Google “market-based rate authorization,” in other words the right to buy and sell energy on a wholesale basis. The approval is effective from February 23 as Google had requested. Is this …

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Quote: Learning how to handle complexity

Tweet Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple. Tim Parsey

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The Mint.com Story: Why Good User Experience and Design are Essential

Tweet  Nice video about Mint.com and their interface design. The video looks at Mint.com paying attention to some of the UI decisions made. What do you think? Have you seen any other videos that you others can benefit from?

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Google Fibreoptic Britain

Tweet Google seems to be a contender for the Conservative Party’s agenda to deliver 100Mbits/sec connections by 2017 nationwide. The Conservatives and Google already have close links. Last year, Tory leader David Cameron appointed Google CEO Eric Schmidt to a committee of “top talent” that would help lead Britain out of recession.

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Quote: A budget tells us what we can’t…

Tweet A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it. William Feather

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Quote: A business that makes nothing…

Tweet A business  that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Henry Ford nothing but money is a poor business.

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Google Broadband: 1Gb/sec

Tweet More fingers in more pies. Google is planning on installing high-speed broadband access in a number of trial locations across the USA.  The Google Blog announced the plan along with a video requesting information. They say they will install 1 Gb/sec fire-to-the-home connections at competitive prices for at least 50,000 users and potentially up to 500,000 users. Here’s the …

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Video: Good design makes you happy

Tweet  Short talk by Don Norman about ways that good design makes you happy. He’s actually quite funny too!

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Quote: A designer knows he has achieved perfection when…

Tweet A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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