Inside Pinterest’s 12-Person AI Team That Is Taking On Google

Posted 12/11/2017 - 02:00

Google has hundreds of researchers working on visual machine perception. Pinterest has a fraction of that. Here’s how the pinning service could still win the race to master visual search.
“I was up until 1:30 working on it!”Read Full Story

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Everything You Need to Know to Enter the A-List & Creativity Awards

Posted 12/10/2017 - 11:00

Ad Age's 2017 A-List & Creativity Awards celebrated outstanding agencies, work, people and companies. Honorees included Anomaly, BBDO, Boost Mobile's Boost Your Voice campaign, Kaylin Goldstein of CP&B Boulder and The Drone Racing League.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Ram Trucks, Purina, Fandango and More

Posted 12/08/2017 - 16:15

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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This Bio-Battery Could Charge Your Phone With Your Sweaty Underpants

Posted 12/08/2017 - 06:53

The stretchable fabric battery uses sweat-munching bacteria to produce electricity.

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Friday Wake-Up Call: Terry Savage to Leave Cannes Lions. Plus, Wendy's Latest Twitter Antics

Posted 12/08/2017 - 06:00

Two thumbs up

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Cheap Party Decor Turned Into Mesmerizing Kinetic Art

Posted 12/08/2017 - 04:45

Steal this idea for your next soiree.

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Scott Belsky Returns To Adobe To Lead Product And Design

Posted 12/08/2017 - 04:00

One of the Valley’s most fervent believers in creativity returns for round 2 at Adobe.
Scott Belsky–co-founder of Behance and an early stage investor in startups like Uber and Pinterest–is returning to Adobe after two years away. Now, he’ll take the role of Chief Product Officer and EVP of Adobe Creative Cloud.Read Full Story

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Scientists Are Using Eye-Tracking To Discover How We See Design

Posted 12/08/2017 - 03:15

Using biometrics, two architectural researchers think they can help architects and planners design better cities.

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Facebook Wrote The Book On Addictive UX, And It’s Rewriting It For Kids

Posted 12/08/2017 - 02:30

Is the company’s new app for kids a boon for parents, or a pipeline for engaging new Facebook users?

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The Next Great Design Challenge: Make AI Comprehensible To Humans

Posted 12/08/2017 - 02:00

For the promise of AI to be fully realized, humans have to trust the machine.

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Super Bowl LII: Who's Buying Ads in the Big Game

Posted 12/08/2017 - 02:00

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Uber, Hulu, Target and More

Posted 12/07/2017 - 16:00

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Thursday Wake-Up Call: NY Times Sues The Weinstein Co. for Unpaid Ads. Plus, Walmart's New Name

Posted 12/07/2017 - 06:00

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.
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This Awesome Transit Art Is Made Out Of Antique Wooden Escalators

Posted 12/07/2017 - 05:56

Travelers have already nicknamed the piece “the stairway to heaven.”

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Here’s An Internet Off Button For When You Just Can’t Take It Anymore

Posted 12/07/2017 - 04:45

We’ve all been there. The creator of the new Chrome extension “Nothing on the Internet” decided to do something about it.

It’s a little black box that sits in the top right corner of your browser. And when you click it, it turns any page on the internet into a serene tabula rasa with no text and no images.Read Full Story

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6 Stunning Houses That Blur The Indoors And Outdoors

Posted 12/07/2017 - 03:57

In the concrete jungle, these houses bring nature inside.

As cities get denser, and more people spend their lives in cramped, crowded, concrete spaces, the soothing allure of nature becomes ever more appealing–so much so that contemporary architects have begun incorporating natural elements into the structures of homes.Read Full Story

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Pantone’s Color Of The Year Is Here, And It’s As Nebulous As 2018 Looks

Posted 12/07/2017 - 03:00

Terrifying or exciting? Ultra violet could be either.
It’s the color Prince crooned about, the color of royals, the color of clairvoyants–and the color Pantone has anointed as the embodiment of the coming year. The official color of 2018 is a saturated, intense, blue-toned shade of purple called Ultra Violet, also known as Pantone 18-3838.Read Full Story

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This Detergent Bottle Talks To Your Wi-Fi (And It’s Actually Useful)

Posted 12/07/2017 - 02:30

For the first time ever, a team of engineers created simple plastic objects that communicate wirelessly–without using batteries or electronics.

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Visualization: More People Are Biking (And Running!) To Work

Posted 12/07/2017 - 00:00

A new report from Strava, a social network and app for athletes and commuters, is a glimpse at the way we get around today.

One of the easiest ways to combat carbon emissions is to ditch your car and walk or ride a bike instead. A new report from the activity tracking app Strava illustrates how more people are doing just that to get to work.Read Full Story

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From BP, Bud, Old Navy and More

Posted 12/06/2017 - 16:00

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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The 50 Companies Creatives Would Kill to Work for Full-Time

Posted 12/06/2017 - 10:44

Creative networking site Working Not Working's fourth annual list of Companies Creatives Would Kill to Work for Full Time is out, and the lineup once again features a mix of agencies, tech firms, retailers and design shops.

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The Ink In This Tattoo Is Made Out Of Living Cells

Posted 12/06/2017 - 06:39

A.K.A. bacteria.
Tattoos are all the rage at MIT these days: researchers at the university have recently produced prototypes that point to the future of biotech, from electronic tattoos that serve as interfaces to tattoos that change color based on body chemistry.Read Full Story

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Rodarte Founders the Mulleavy Sisters Join Anonymous Content, MPC Promotes Brukman

Posted 12/06/2017 - 06:16

Anonymous Content has added Kate and Laura Mulleavy to its roster for commercial representation. The sisters, who founded fashion label Rodarte in 2005, made their feature film debut in September with the drama "Woodshock," starring Kirsten Dunst.

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: Agencies Boost Ad Spending With Amazon. Plus, the Google Vs. Amazon Feud

Posted 12/06/2017 - 06:00

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.
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Photographing Life At Svalbard’s Frozen Satellite Station

Posted 12/06/2017 - 04:50

Photographer Reuben Wu’s latest series captures the surreal landscape of the frozen scientific hub.

The Svalbard archipelago is so far north that residents look south to see the Northern Lights. In this remote place, there’s a giant satellite station–a series of domes that receive data sent by the satellites orbiting Earth along the poles.Read Full Story

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The Designer Of The Most Iconic Indie Albums Of The ’90s Gets A Book

Posted 12/06/2017 - 03:15

Vaughan Oliver designed album art for the bands that defined a decade, from the Pixies and the Breeders to the Cocteau Twins.

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How Muji, Japan’s Most Famous Anti-Brand, Plans To Win America

Posted 12/06/2017 - 02:30

Can a brand predicated on nothingness gain a foothold in the U.S.?

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Jony Ive Dishes On Apple Rumors And His Design Team In Rare Interview

Posted 12/06/2017 - 02:00

The most famous designer in the world didn’t hold back when he spoke at the Hirshhorn Museum last week.
Jony Ive helms the most secretive design lab in the world at Apple. But aside from the top secret mystique, the soft spoken Ive is notoriously private, often giving just one interview a year.Read Full Story

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Geico, Little Caesars, Progressive and More

Posted 12/05/2017 - 14:30

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Tuesday Wake-Up Call: YouTube's 'New Approach' to Ads. Plus, Outdoors Brands Stand Up to Trump

Posted 12/05/2017 - 06:00

Just briefly:
News Corp.: News Corp. is working on a "new platform to let advertisers reach audiences across all of its online properties," Axios reports. It's called News IQ, and it' s an attempt to wrest more online ad dollars away from the duopoly, Google and Facebook.

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Of Course Trump’s Lawyer Uses Comic Sans

Posted 12/05/2017 - 05:50

Nothing says presidential like the favorite font of amateur clowns everywhere.
After Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI regarding conversations with Russia last year, Trump’s lawyers were “left scrambling” to dissociate the President from potential evidence of wrongdoing.Read Full Story

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Adobe’s Awesome New Selection Tool Brings AI To Photoshop

Posted 12/05/2017 - 04:50

The new tool, which is coming soon to Photoshop CC, promises to save you hours of tedious manual selection.
You’ve seen Adobe’s latest crazy technology demos. This fall the company gave users a sneak peek at these reality-shattering tools, which may eventually show up in Adobe products. But one new tool, called “Select Subject,” is bringing AI to Photoshop soon.Read Full Story

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This Photographer Captures The Strange Beauty Of Booming Cities

Posted 12/05/2017 - 04:00

“I’m particularly drawn to cities with a lot of neutral, nondescript architecture,” Daniel Everett says.

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To Tackle Climate Change In The Trump Era, Fix Housing

Posted 12/05/2017 - 03:15

A new study suggests that changing how and where we build housing could reduce carbon emissions.

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Ikea Wants To Know If You’d Ever Share Your Bathroom

Posted 12/05/2017 - 02:30

The Swedish furniture giant is looking into the future of coliving.

Ikea is one of those companies that’s so ubiquitous, buying its products are a rite of passage: You move into an apartment, purchase your first Ikea furniture, and get into your first major fight with your partner.Read Full Story

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Life Without The iPhone Is Pretty Damn Great

Posted 12/05/2017 - 02:00

And I don’t think I’m ever going back.
A lot has happened to me in the past month. I had a beautiful baby girl. I started cold brewing coffee. And after micro-slicing my thumb open for the thousandth time on its shattered screen, I swapped the SIM card out my iPhone to a pristine Pixel 2 on loan from Google.Read Full Story

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Bose, Walmart, Geico and More

Posted 12/04/2017 - 17:55

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time over the weekend.

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Joe Alexander Departs The Martin Agency; Joe Staples Joins Mother L.A.

Posted 12/04/2017 - 12:00

Martin Agency Chief Creative Officer Joe Alexander has departed the agency. The shop confirmed that Alexander's tenure ended on Friday.

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Monday Wake-Up Call: Google and Facebook Get More Ad Spend Than You Realized

Posted 12/04/2017 - 06:15

Just briefly:

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Monday Wake-Up Call: Billy Bush Takes on Trump

Posted 12/04/2017 - 06:15

Just briefly:
Good morning: There will be an all-women lineup of hosts this week on "Today" and "CBS This Morning," CNN reports.
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Legendary Logo Designer Ivan Chermayeff Dies

Posted 12/04/2017 - 05:39

The graphic designer and corporate branding pioneer created iconic logos for Pan Am, the Smithsonian, and more.

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Bandimal Is The World’s Cutest App For Kids To Make Music

Posted 12/04/2017 - 04:00

The iOS app lets kids make silly, beautiful music–without reading a note.

This ox can get down. His deep synth rumbles in my stomach. From the sound of it, this cartoon animal, which mixes hot beats while sticking out his tongue in total confusion, just might be one of the elusive visages behind Daft Punk.Read Full Story

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How Vice Crushed One Agency’s Dreams–Then Inspired Its Best Work

Posted 12/04/2017 - 03:15

The boutique agency Gretel did the branding for Viceland — a design that isn’t so much a culmination of Gretel’s work, as a repudiation of it.

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The World’s Most Controversial Car Designer Returns–With An EV

Posted 12/04/2017 - 02:30

Chris Bangle is back with a wild-looking electric vehicle that’s designed to make sitting in traffic suck less.

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How To Fool A Neural Network

Posted 12/04/2017 - 02:00

Machine learning is vulnerable to trickery–and scientists are racing to understand why. “If we can do this, so can the bad guys,” says one researcher.

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Dear Tim Cook, Thanks For The 18,202 Alerts About My iCloud Storage

Posted 12/03/2017 - 12:00

Actually, 18,203 now.
Dear Mr. Cook,Read Full Story

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From AT&T, Google, Amazon and More

Posted 12/01/2017 - 14:45

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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For The First Time, AI Can Teach Itself Any Language On Earth

Posted 12/01/2017 - 06:28

A universal translator–the stuff of sci-fi legend–may be closer than we think.

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Friday Wake-Up Call: Watch a (Very) Young Meghan Markle Protest Sexist Ads. Plus, Firings at Vice

Posted 12/01/2017 - 06:00

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.
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Pentagram’s Guide To Giving A Great “Ungift”

Posted 12/01/2017 - 04:00

The firm’s work for Do The Green Thing encourages you to give your time, not some terrible stocking stuffer no one wants or needs.

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Google’s New AI Knows When Someone Is Reading Over Your Shoulder

Posted 12/01/2017 - 03:15

But the AI, which works by monitoring your front-facing camera, raises more questions than it answers.

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Software Design Is In Crisis. Here’s How To Fix It

Posted 12/01/2017 - 02:30

Design is struggling to scale with the applications it supports because design is still bespoke–full of tailor-made solutions for individual problems. InVision’s Marco Suarez’s proposes a way forward.

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