Chronicle No.8 – Happy Dublin, Bjorn, Beats, Burgers and more

Chronicle / 30 January

Our first for 2014. Hope our links inspire you on these grey January days, it’ll be Spring
before we know it!

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Dublin is also Happy, a video to Pharrell Williams

1. Dublin is also Happy, a video to Pharrell Williams

A well timed cheerful video of people dancing around Dublin streets

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Bjorn Borg’s shop

2. Bjorn Borg’s shop

Two things that are rapidly on the increase today, e commerce and responsive design.  Bjorn Borg webshop is an excellent example of both of these. Have you any questions or plans to set up your own online shop? Get in touch

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The Beat goes on

3. The Beat goes on

Ian Rogers, who is heading the new Beats Music that will compete with Spotify says; “The opportunity here is to create a trusted brand in music so that when consumers open it they know they are going to get an awesome service and not simply a search engine that says ‘good luck’ ,”

Beats is expanding internationally, opening offices in Ireland, China and Russia, putting Dr Dre atop an expanding global business that they now control: last year they ended a five-year manufacturing and distribution agreement with Monster, a California-based audio group, leaving them fully independent.

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Facebook’s mobile strategy is working

4. Facebook’s mobile strategy is working

“More than half the company's revenue now comes from mobile advertising. That is a big milestone for Facebook, which stumbled badly during its IPO over concerns that it was struggling to migrate its ad business from desktop to mobile along with its users. At IPO time, Facebook hadn't yet made a dime from its mobile business.”

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The Story Behind the Hamburger (menu)

5. The Story Behind the Hamburger (menu)

We’re talking here about the little three bars that we all instinctively click on to show a sites’ menu.

“It played a role of a user navigation element, adapted for mobile touch-screen devices. Once you clicked the element, usually a dropdown menu appeared, so you could choose the category you needed.” Read more

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Richard Mosse: The Enclave

6. Richard Mosse: The Enclave

The choice of subject may be controversial but this is very much worth a look. Currently showing in the RHA.

'The Enclave immerses the viewer in a challenging and sinister world, exploring aesthetics in a situation of profound human suffering. At the heart of the project, as Mosse states, is an attempt to bring “two counter-worlds into collision: art’s potential to represent narratives so painful that they exist beyond language, and photography’s capacity to document specific tragedies and communicate them to the world.”' Read more

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