AR 1.0 is dead: Here’s what it got wrong

The first wave of AR startups offering smart glasses is now over, with a few exceptions. Google acquired North this week for an undisclosed sum. The Canadian company had raised nearly $200 million, but the release of its Focals 2.0 smart glasses has been cancelled, a bittersweet end for its soft landing. Many AR startups…

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Match Group completes separation from IAC, new board includes Wendi Murdoch and Ryan Reynolds

IAC and Match Group announced that they have completed a “full separation.” Previously, Match Group (which owns Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish and Match itself) was a publicly-traded company, with digital holding company IAC as its majority shareholder. Last year, the companies announced a plan that would see IAC’s ownership of Match distributed to IAC’s shareholders…

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Creating a Menu Image Animation on Hover

At Codrops, we love experimenting with playful hover effects. Back in 2018, we explored a set of fun hover animations for links. We called that Image Reveal Hover Effects and it shows how to make images appear with a fancy animation when hovering items of a menu. After seeing the fantastic portfolio of Marvin Schwaibold,…

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Location data startup Bluedot raises $9.1M

Bluedot, a geofencing and location data startup used by companies like Dunkin’, KFC and McDonald’s, is announcing that it has raised $9.1 million in Series B funding. The San Francisco-headquartered company claims that its technology its 20 times more accurate than competing solutions — something that CEO Emil Davityan attributed to its roots in the…

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Information And Information Architecture: The BIG Picture

Information And Information Architecture: The BIG PictureInformation And Information Architecture: The BIG Picture Carrie Webster 2020-07-01T12:30:00+00:002020-07-01T17:34:35+00:00 We are living in a world exploding with information, but how do we find what is relevant to us at the time that we need it? I believe that good information architecture is key to helping us navigate through…

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