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Here’s what the Australian Tax Office has the power to do

A joint investigation by Four Corners and Fairfax Media has exposed disturbing behaviour within the Tax Office, sparking calls for more oversight and accountability. But what exactly can the Tax Office do — and how does it differ to other Commonwealth agencies?

India is beefing up its military as tensions rise with China and Pakistan — and now it wants to buy more than 100 fighter jets

India is beefing up its military as tensions rise with China and Pakistan — and now it wants to buy more than 100 fighter jetsNOW WATCH: Watch an F-35 fighter jet use a ski jump as a runwaySee Also:India is beefing up its military as tensions rise with China and Pakistan — and now it wants to buy more than 100 fighter...

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Luxury Villa On Swedish Private Island

There’s getting away from it all – and then there’s getting away from it ALL. The homeowner of this luxury summer villa has a whole private island to themselves; it doesn’t get much more private than that. Situated in Sweden on Grötskär Island, Villa Kymmendo was purpose built in a simple but artistic style in...

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for American Express by Pentagram

“Into the Blue”

Established in 1850, American Express is a global services company that provides payment, travel, and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. In numbers, American Express, covers "more than 112 million business and consumer Card Members, 18 million American...

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How To Build A Successful Brand In 2018

A Strategy Director for a prominent and celebrated London design studio shares her insights on how to build a successful brand in 2018.

The new Google AdWords interface is coming soon. Are you ready?

Bagpipe music in AdWords? Contributor Mona Elessily lists pros and cons of the new Google AdWords interface as she sees and hears it.
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The Pro Marketer’s Product Launch Checklist for 2018 – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfishWhat goes into a truly exceptional product launch? To give your new product a feature the best chance at success, it's important to wrangle all the many moving pieces involved in pulling off a seamless marketing launch. From listing audience members and influencers to having the right success metrics to...

Brands Must Navigate Back To Relationships

There’s an understandable tension regarding the role of technology and whether it is strengthening or weakening human relationships. While the recent scandal at Facebook and this week’s attack at YouTube headquarters have focused greater public attention on the risks and dangers of technology to society, there has been...

Google patent on related entities and what it means for SEO

Contributor Dave Davies pulls key points from a newly awarded Google patent on related entities and points out the ranking benefits of strengthening entity associations in your SEO and link-building efforts.
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How to use the Knowledge Graph for higher rankings

Contributor Ryan Shelley recommends looking into the content displayed in a knowledge card and using what you find to develop a smart and targeted content marketing campaign for your website.
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Tech

YouTube hack hits popular music videos, causes biggest video ever to disappear

YouTube appears to have fallen victim to hackers today, as a number of high-profile music videos have been defaced. The most-viewed YouTube video of all time, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” disappeared from YouTube today after being defaced by hackers. The video’s image was altered and replaced with a...

Brandless

Contributed by Stephen ColesSource: https://medium.com License: All Rights Reserved.
Launched in July 2017, Brandless is an online retailer offering grocery and household supplies exclusively under its own label, all for $3. The concept is simple, and so is the look. Still, even Brandless has a brand. The identity is...

Design

13 Podcasts Every Designer Should Listen To

Every designer has a different way of “plugging in” when they start working on a new design. Listening to music is probably one of the best options when you go on a design sprint. You might prefer putting on a guilty-pleasure TV show in the background. But once in a while, you might want to switch it up and learn...

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for American Express by Pentagram

“Into the Blue”

Established in 1850, American Express is a global services company that provides payment, travel, and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. In numbers, American Express, covers "more than 112 million business and consumer Card Members, 18 million American...

Huru Backpack

Huru is a product with a strong personality. Every detail is elaborated to give you freedom for spontaneous adventure, the freedom to have anything you need right in your backpack.

Design Thinking Is B.S.

In a recent talk at the School of Visual Arts, Pentagram partner Natasha Jen argues against the cult of design thinking.
This article was adapted with permission from a talk Pentagram partner Natasha Jen gave for the MA Design Research, Writing, and Criticism Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Read a...

Handwritings Of David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, & More, Now Downloadable As Free Fonts

Perhaps a modern tribute to the late stars, designers Nicolas Damiens and Julien Sens decided to convert handwritings of great artists such as David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon and Leonard Cohen into digital typefaces.

Damiens and Sens have managed to capture the nuances of these artists’ handwritings from their...

Cryptocurrency payment UX process

A digital currency payment system learning exerciseCryptocurrency is a hot topic right now, both in and outside the tech world. With interest and awareness growing, so is the attraction to crypto.More and more people are downloading wallets, buying Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other digital currencies. Many see it as an...

IA for Good: communicating social impact better

Notes from my talk at World Information Architecture Day 2018 (India).On 24th Feb, at WIAD 2018 New Delhi, I shared the overall importance of information design with a particular focus on NGOs.Information Architecture (IA) is critical for NGOs to translate human or planetary situations, its urgency, and emotions that...

Adrian Frutiger logos, 1960s–70s

“The great stroke of luck in my life is to have been blessed first with an artistic feeling for shapes, and second with an easy grasp of technical processes and of mathematics.”
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5 takeaways from Questlove’s new book on creativity

In "Creative Quest," the drummer, DJ, and “Late Night” musical director dives into his own successes and failures, and shares inspiration from a few of his A-list friends.
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Dev

ES6 Arrow Functions: Fat and Concise Syntax in JavaScript

Arrow functions were introduced with ES6 as a new syntax for writing JavaScript functions. They save developers time and simplify function scope. Surveys show they’re the most popular ES6 feature:

Source: Axel Rauschmayer survey on favorite ES6 features

Source: Ponyfoo’s survey on the most commonly used ES6...

A reason for unexplained connection timeouts on Kubernetes/Docker

The Linux Kernel has a known race condition when doing source network address translation (SNAT) that can lead to SYN packets being dropped. SNAT is performed by default on outgoing connections with… Read the full article at: tech.xing.comSee it on Scoop.it, via Docker

Amazon QuickSight Adds New Data Connectors to Popular Business Apps and JSON

Now you can use QuickSight to directly connect to, analyze and report on data from popular business applications such JIRA, GitHub, ServiceNow, Adobe Analytics, and Twitter. For example, engineering teams using JIRA to track issues such as tasks and bugs can now use QuickSight to report on developer efficiency and bug...

NGINX Extends Microservices Ambitions

NGINX has extended the reach and scope of a namesake application platform that the company is positioning as a bridge between legacy applications and emerging microservices architectures. The NGINX Application Platform now includes NGINX Unit 1.0, an open source application server designed to simplify microservices across...