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A brief history of bad logo redesigns — and what designers can learn from them

  • Expensive logos aren’t impartially judged for design quality.
  • Designing a memorable logo requires a measure of fearlessness, a willingness to push boundaries, but there’s also a degree of conceptual balance needed or else the logo’s core audience may be alienated.
  • FIDE’s 2018 championship logo was a brazen move, but more than a desperate grab for attention, it was a calculated play made in alignment with the organization’s overarching mission to increase the appeal of chess globally.
  • But when a logo is the first (and only) element that the public is introduced to, sitting there all awkward and isolated on a blank white background, it’s understandable if people aren’t receptive.
  • Maybe they’re simply “different” or “misunderstood,” but those descriptors require patience—a willingness to wait and watch as a new logo spreads roots and solidifies its place in the public’s mind.

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Avoiding the Global Lobotomy

  • Normalcy-compression – This largely thought and mental-based compression of the Overton window begins to infect corporal and material reality by way of self-panopticonic policing, that is, people begin to constantly check both themselves and others for any traits of weirdness or non-normality.
  • Time becomes constrained to the point where one is not ‘living in the present’ in a Buddhist or Taoist sense, but merely existing at the whim of the latest dopamine feedback response, whatever spontaneous social-media based or dopamine-inducing masturbation session the user succumbs to that day is their nano-present; we are at the whims of a cybernetic master whose taken control of our most basic brain functions and is slowly performing a lobotomy by inducing various degrees of compression, limitation and constraint, degrees which we accept, agree with and eventually, promote.

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Join Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz for a live Q&A: June 11 at 3 pm EST/Noon PDT/7 pm GMT

  • It is an unprecedented time for the events world, so we are bringing someone right in the center of it to our Extra Crunch Live stage: Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz.
  • In fact, Extra Crunch members can ask their own questions directly to the CEO and are encouraged to do so live on the call.
  • At the same time, the global slowdown of in-person event ticketing due to COVID-19 has had a material impact on Eventbrite’s business.
  • Hartz also told Billboard that the company remains committed to serving independent music venues, which have been hit hard by the global health crisis, and hinted that Eventbrite may shift to a self-service ticket model.
  • We’ll talk with Hartz about how she is leading her company through a crisis and what the future holds for bringing people together.

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Apple supplier Broadcom suggests a delayed iPhone launch this year

  • There’s no official word about any iPhone delay yet, but Bloomberg reports that Broadcom CEO Hock Tan’s comments on a quarterly earnings call lend credence to their earlier rumor that the new device will launch a few weeks later than usual.
  • New mainstream iPhones traditionally appear in September (as shown above during last year’s launch event), but moving the new mobile devices’ appearance back would have a noticeable impact on the financial results of companies involved.
  • About eight minutes into the call Tan said an unnamed “large North American mobile phone customer” — a reference to Apple — would normally contribute a “double digit” uplift in revenue, but now they are “not expecting to see this uptick in revenue until our fourth fiscal quarter.” In response to a question he said “we’re in,” on the new device, but noted the only question about the launch is the possible timing.

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Joe Biden raised $4 million, thanks to Tom Steyer and Silicon Valley

  • A small group of billionaires and other elite Silicon Valley donors on Thursday threw Joe Biden a fundraiser — over a video conference link with no wining and dining or schmooze time.
  • (Now ahead of the general election, even Democrats like Elizabeth Warren, who campaigned against big-money politics, are headlining fundraisers for him.) While the virtual event was centered around climate policy, not tech issues, it also reflected Biden’s comfort with Silicon Valley, another group that some progressive activists now regard with doubt.
  • Over the last few weeks, the Biden campaign has significantly ramped up its outreach to these people, hosting a number of fundraising events tailored for the tech community and making campaign digital aides available, even on platforms like the Silicon Valley app Clubhouse, so that tech titans can offer their advice.

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Super-spreader events account for most coronavirus transmission - Business Insider

  • Super-spreader events, in which one person infects a disproportionately large number of others, are the primary means by which the coronavirus spreads, new research suggests.
  • The researchers also found that 70% of people infected with the coronavirus didn't pass it to anyone else, and that all super-spreading events involved indoor social gatherings.
  • But in the case of these Hong Kong super-spreading events, one person infected at least three times that many people.
  • Coronavirus super-spreader events have shared a few key characteristics: They've involved indoor gatherings in which lots of people from different households were in close, extended contact.
  • Japan's success stems from adherence to the "3 C's rule." The government told people to avoid closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings — all of which are ripe for super-spreading events.

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Super-spreader events account for most coronavirus transmission - Business Insider

  • Super-spreader events, in which one person infects a disproportionately large number of others, are the primary means by which the coronavirus spreads, new research suggests.
  • The researchers also found that 70% of people infected with the coronavirus didn't pass it to anyone else, and that all super-spreading events involved indoor social gatherings.
  • But in the case of these Hong Kong super-spreading events, one person infected at least three times that many people.
  • Coronavirus super-spreader events have shared a few key characteristics: They've involved indoor gatherings in which lots of people from different households were in close, extended contact.
  • Japan's success stems from adherence to the "3 C's rule." The government told people to avoid closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings — all of which are ripe for super-spreading events.

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Workshops, pitches and the shortlist of Europe's hottest startups in The Europas Awards

  • Mon Jun 08, 3:00 Pm – 3:40 Pm GMT +1   (40 Min) The Europas 2020: FinTech Sector Deep Dive + Pitch : Join us for a deep dive into FinTech along with pitches from The Europas shortlisted startups.
  • Thu Jun 11, 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM GMT +1 (40 Min) The Europas 2020: PropTech Sector Deep Dive + Pitch: Join us for a deep dive into PropTech along with pitches from The Europas shortlisted startups.
  • Thu Jun 11, 3:00 Pm – 3:40 Pm GMT +1   (40 Min) The Europas 2020: GovTech, CivTech, RegTech Deep Dive + Pitch Join us for a deep dive into Gov, Civic, RegTech sectors along with pitches from The Europas shortlisted startups.
  • The Pathfounder Workshops Prior to the awards there are special, premium content events The Pathfounder, designed be a “fast download” into the European tech scene for founders looking to raise money or enhance their business.

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Fortnite’s next live event and season delayed again

  • Epic Games has delayed Fortnite’s next in-game live event and the start of the game’s next season due to widespread outrage over the death of George Floyd and ongoing police brutality in response to protests around the country.
  • The in-game live event, titled “The Device,” will now take place on June 15th.
  • This is the third delay for the start of the new season.
  • The first delay was announced in April, and the second was announced last week.
  • This is the second delay for The Device event, which was delayed for the first time last week.
  • Many other planned tech and gaming events have been delayed or postponed because of the protests.
  • Sony postponed a PS5 event planned for June 4th.
  • And Google postponed an unveiling of new features coming in Android 11 that had been scheduled for today.

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The asteroid that killed dinosaurs hit at worst possible angle, study finds

  • Around 66 million years ago, an asteroid larger than Mt. Everest ripped through the atmosphere of Earth, striking our planet at the Yucatán Peninsula, on the southeastern coast of Mexico.
  • This event set off fires around the globe, and the dust kicked into the air blocked out the Sun over large portions of the world.
  • Striking at this angle, the asteroid kicked up the greatest possible amount of dust, maximizing climate change, killing off the clade of animals, as well as 75 percent of other species on Earth.
  • Researchers developed the first-ever 3D computer simulations modeling the entire event from initial impact to the formation of the Chicxulub Crater which marks the spot where the asteroid hit Earth.
  • This new study could help researchers better understand the nature of massive craters on other worlds.

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