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2017
29/Jun

The Most Hated Online Advertising Techniques

June 29, 2017

A survey was conducted with 452 adult respondents from the United States who were not employed in an IT- or marketing-related industry. In this survey, participants were shown 23 wireframes corresponding to different types of advertisements and rated how much they disliked them on a scale of 1 to 7.

Wireframes were presented for both desktop and mobile variants of the same ad,

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2017
21/May

UX Cheat Sheet

May 21, 2017

User-experience research methods are great at producing data and insights, while ongoing activities help get the right things done. Alongside R&D, ongoing UX activities can make everyone’s efforts more effective and valuable. At every stage in the design process, different UX methods can keep product-development efforts on the right track, in agreement with true user needs and not imaginary ones.

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2015
03/Feb

Project Management and Business Analysis: Understanding the Relationship

February 3, 2015

Project Complexity is increasing…It’s a direct reflection of business as a whole in 2015.  Multiple stakeholders spread out across multiple time zones, sometimes countries! Ambiguous direction, fragmented resource allocation, agile sprint cycles, communication issues.  Pick a reason out of the hat and throw your best solution at it.  Chances are it will rear its’ ugly head again sometime in the (near) future. 

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2013
10/Oct

Content producers vs. content distributors

October 10, 2013

Two forces, working in grudging symbiosis, control the media: content producers and content distributors. If information travels along a highway, then the distributors own the road, and the providers make the stuff that rides on it. Neither has value without the other. But control both the road and its travelers, and a company might master its own destiny.

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2013
01/Oct

Imagine, no ads ruining your experience online

October 1, 2013

Depending whom you ask, Chad Russell and Charles Butkus’ invention is either a step forward for the Internet — or a death knell for free content. Their AdTrap device intercepts online advertisements before they reach any devices that access your Internet connection, allowing you to surf the Web — even stream videos — without those annoying ads. 

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2013
24/May

What is a Bitcoin?

May 24, 2013

Bitcoin is a virtual form of currency that can be used to make payments over the Internet without transaction fees or involving a financial institution. Each Bitcoin is subdivided into 100 million smaller units called satoshis, defined by eight decimal places.

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2013
22/Apr

How Collaborating in the Cloud Improves Hiring

April 22, 2013

The age of the “worker bee” is over. Companies of all sizes and shapes are wisening up to the fact that employees aren’t just task-doers — they’re thinking, breathing humans with a penchant for creativity and teamwork. Cloud collaboration is the driving force behind these new workplace principles — and it’s affecting hiring in a big way.

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2012
31/Dec

Biggest Tech Duds of 2012

December 31, 2012

In 2012, we saw big tech advances. Smartphones got bigger. Tablets got smaller. Social media played a role in everything from a presidential election to disaster relief. But with advances come clunkers.

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2012
21/Dec

What is Rasberry Pi?

December 21, 2012

In a world where computers are increasingly powerful and are concealed within ever more glossy slabs of aluminum, the Raspberry Pi (RPi) offers surprising proof for the virtue of moderation.

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