A.pl, which offer straight-to-your-door shopping deliveries are being sued by Apple over the use a.pl domain. .pl is a Polish domain anyway but Apple are pushing for the likeness of characters, and "the use of Apple's reputation.
After being the hub of internet buying and selling for 17 years, ebay have finally updated their logo, sticking with the same colours they have thinned and changed the font and lined everything up.
Here's what they say about it:
Our refreshed logo is rooted in our proud history and reflects a dynamic future. It’s eBay today: a global online marketplace that offers a cleaner, more contemporary and consistent experience, with innovation that makes buying and selling easier and more enjoyable. We retained core elements of our logo, including our iconic color palette. Our vibrant eBay colors and touching letters represent our connected and diverse eBay community – more than 100 million active users and 25 million sellers globally and growing.
The eBay logo is known the world over, so changing it was not a decision made lightly. The time felt right. We’re incredibly proud of how eBay started and quickly grew into the world’s largest online marketplace. Auction-style listings, used goods, vintage items and quirky, one-of-a-kind finds are still a big part of what makes buying and selling on eBay special. We hope that’s always true. But we’ve evolved a lot in the past few years, and eBay is much more than auction-style listings today.
These amazing photos are of Googles Headquarters, Mountain View, California. There was a competition to design their 500,000SF Googleplex Silicon Valley campus and it was won by Clive Wilkinson Architects.
The project is explained here:
The design integrated highly focused software engineering workspace with learning, meeting, recreational and food facilities, working with the existing conditions of the inner courtyards and the building shell.A sustainable energy-conserving environment was a high priority, and most building materials used were either cradle-to-cradle products, or contained high recycled content.
Doors culled from previous build-outs were used on the two-story tower elements as windows, and open workstations were recycled product. To solve the need for a large number of perimeter workrooms, we developed a glass enclosed 3-person workroom with absorbent tent ceilings to soften sound transmission. This ‘Glass Tent’ office system not only satisfied privacy needs for concentrated work and retained access to light and views, it also provided a solution for rapid construction, accommodating Google’s immense expansion curve. The project was completed in record time.
David Wu decided to renovate his home study, nothing strange there, but David was lets just say, inspired by the design of an Apple store, these include an Apple pillar structure complete with lit up Apple logo and built-in LCD screen with Apple TV, Fetzer Maple Wood Desk, Replica Product Cabinet complete with most (not all) of his Apple products, In-wall Samsung LED TV runs his 24-hour news feeds plus much more:
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