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The True Value of Bitcoin: Blockchain

The True Value of Bitcoin: Blockchain

In 2017, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency in general, firmly planted themselves into the mainstream news cycle. Reporting mostly consisted of speculative hype, some critical, some optimistic, about the future of Bitcoin as a legitimate currency and its potential to revolutionise the world’s financial systems. Some saw an opportunity for a new, secure, decentralised monetary system, others ...

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2018: The Year of Stripe

2018: The Year of Stripe

Founded in 2010 by Patrick and John Collison, Stripe went head to head with web payment giant Paypal. Their niche was to offer an achingly simple e-commerce payment system that could be integrated into a website with little more than a few lines of code. Today, e-commerce is a $2 trillion global industry, and over ...

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5 Free, Easy Ways to Organically Boost Instagram Engagement

5 Free, Easy Ways to Organically Boost Instagram Engagement

If you’re beginning to feel like your Instagram post engagement is decreasing, then you’re not the only one. Ever since Instagram did away with the chronological ordering of posts in favour of an algorithm-driven feed in 2016, engagement has decreased on average around 33%, according to analytics firm Quintly. As such, you may want to ...

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Microsoft’s U-Turn on Axing MS Paint after Internet Outcry

Microsoft’s U-Turn on Axing MS Paint after Internet Outcry

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that its pioneering graphics program MS Paint would no longer be included in future versions of Windows. Due to Paint’s simplicity and ease of use, it garnered a worldwide fan base, many of whom took to social media to lament the fate of one of the most iconic computer programs ever created. ...

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How Customer Experience Became Adobe’s Favourite Buzzword

How Customer Experience Became Adobe’s Favourite Buzzword

Adobe’s Digital Intelligence Briefing is a comprehensive report which analyses the state of digital proliferation and how it will impact both the retailer and consumer. You can read it for free, right here. Otherwise, here’s the skinny… Customer Experience is the New Black. Customer Experience (CX) is how customers interact with your organisation. Although it’s ...

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To Helvetica and Back: Typography, UX, and the World’s Most Famous Font

To Helvetica and Back: Typography, UX, and the World’s Most Famous Font

Helvetica. It’s the design equivalent to Marmite. Some love it. Others can’t stomach it. There is no denying, however, that it’s one of the most iconic fonts to have existed (sorry Comic Sans). Originally designed in 1957 by Swiss typographer Max Miedinger, 2017 marks Helvetica’s 60th Birthday. Miedinger’s aim was to create a typeface which ...

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