Technology

Making Computer Science “Cool”

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Current trends among young people tend to come and go. While most trends we see today rely on programming and other aspects of computer science, this is largely overlooked by the younger generation as well as our education system. Surprisingly, there is an extreme shortage of computer science graduates today, which has been on a…

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Creative

Design Trends in 2013

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Here at Overdrive Interactive, we like to keep our finger on the pulse. We try to stay ahead of the trends in web design, as well as pioneer trends that we believe will push and set higher standards in the world of web. Listed below are trends that are popping up, and we feel the…

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Advertising

Mobile Ecommerce vs. Brick and Mortar Retailers

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Brick and mortar stores have been seeing a decline for years, and with the growth of mobile ecommerce the decline is only speeding up. Consumers are attracted to the convenience of a few clicks, the lure of free shipping, and the guarantee of the lowest price. How will brick and mortar retailers adapt to this new marketplace?

Social Media

Facebook Announces Graph Search

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Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team made a big announcement today. Zuck started out discussing the three pillars of the Facebook ecosystem- 1. News Feed 2. Timeline and now …. 3. Graph Search Graph search is designed to take a search and return an answer, not a set of links like a typical web search….

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Media

UK teenagers without the Internet are “educationally disadvantaged”

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A recent  study, conducted by Oxford University’s department of education and partially funded by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA), examined how UK teenagers are using the internet and came away with two interesting conclusions: 1. Teenagers who do not have Internet access in their home feel they are “educationally disadvantaged” 2. The…

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