Google strips the color from its redesigned apps, but a little goes a long...

Google has been redesigning most of its apps this year, throwing in a ton of white space while removing a lot of color first introduced with Material Design in 2014....

Confection of color: Cotopaxi Connect lets you design your own backpack

Cotopaxi Connect is a new initiative that allows outdoor lovers and travelers to work directly with an expert backpack maker to design a bag in the colors and patterns of...

StackCommerce buys Joyus to focus on video and expand into fashion, shopping and beauty

StackCommerce, which sells articles sponsored by brands and published on websites, has acquired the online video marketing company Joyus in an all cash transaction to expand...

Scientists mimic odd leaf structure for potential use in cleaning up oil spills

To tackle some of today’s most pressing man-made disasters, a team of researchers from the University of Southern California has now turned to the leaves of a floating fern, which...

Client-side vs Server-side Validation in Web Applications

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week's edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences...

The Punkt MP02 inches closer to what a minimalist phone ought to be

There’s an empty space in my heart for a minimalist phone with only the most basic functions. Bad for my heart, but good for a handful of companies putting out...

Twitter tests rounded buttons and thumbnails…because that’s the problem?

Twitter is testing a new interface for its mobile applications on iOS and Android, which involve rounded profile images, buttons and other features. It’s unclear...

Advertising giants leave little room for adtech startups, and VCs are noticing

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Since the earliest days of the commercial...

Twitter tests rounded buttons and thumbnails…because that’s the problem?

Twitter is testing a new interface for its mobile applications on iOS and Android, which involve rounded profile images, buttons and other features. It’s unclear...

Outside of AI, companies are doing less research and more development

If you’ve been following the headlines in the world of AI, you might be fooled into thinking that corporations are doubling down, rather than withdrawing,...