British Airways Boeing 747 takes off above the tailfins of other BA aircraft at London Heathrow, UK on 27 July 2009
(Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

Should you really ever go back?

Adrienne Hunter - June 15, 2015

It’s been dead and buried for 16 years – but last week, HSBC announced it might resurrect the old brand of Midland Bank for part of its business. The Midland, along with its slogan: ‘the listening bank’ was once a household name, and HSBC believes reviving it might boost the bank’s retail business. Rebranding can…

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Five questions to ask yourself before building an app

Ben Robinson - June 12, 2015

This year mobile Internet usage has overtaken desktop for the first time and there’s no sign of it slowing down. A fifth of the global population now owns a smartphone and more and more people are using them to access content on the web – 85% of them are using mobile apps rather than websites….

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Social media shapes offline language

Sophie O'Mahony - June 3, 2015

You probably didn’t need proof that social media and its distinct grammatical form had firmly embedded itself in our culture – let’s face it, everyone, even my 80-year-old mother, is using it. However, an analysis of a children’s short story writing competition’s syntax has shown that hashtag is the ‘word of the year’. Hashtags started…

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Clerkenwell Design Week Round Up - Cool Blue

Clerkenwell Design Week Round Up

Lucy Bowes - May 27, 2015

There have been murmurings for some time about a shift in design dominance away from Italian shores. For many years Milan was seen to have a momentum unrivalled by any other city in the world, but all eyes are now on London. Along with London Design Festival in September, Clerkenwell Design Week has played a…

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Developing for the next three billion users

Chris Neale - May 26, 2015

Over the last decade the number of people accessing the web globally has increased threefold, from 1 billion in 2005 to approximately 3 billion today. People from every walk of life in the first world use the web to share, shop and surf online daily. The developing world is catching up fast. Projects like Google’s…

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