Library Honoring Billy Joel With Pop Music Prize

New Barbie career book has many appalled – KPTV – FOX 12

The lifetime achievement award created by Congress is named for the songwriting duo of George and Ira Gershwin. The 65-year-old Joel performed in a concert celebrating the prize near the White House along with Tony Bennett, Gavin DeGraw, LeAnn Rimes, John Mellencamp, Natalie Maines, Boyz II Men and other entertainers. The show will be broadcast Jan. 2 on PBS stations. Joel’s tunes were enough to have Republican and Democratic congressional leaders sitting side by in the divided capital, clapping to the same beat.
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Billy Joel attends the Elton John AIDS FoundationĀ“s 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 15, 2013 in New York City.

“‘I’m only creating the design ideas,’ Barbie says, laughing. ‘I’ll need Steven’s and Brian’s help to turn it into a real game,'” read Jennifer Wadella from the book. The founder of Kansas City’s Women in Technology was appalled. So we are saying, Girls, you can only design things and then you need boys to help you code,’ she said. Wadella is a computer engineer. She writes code for web pages. The Barbie book has been a huge talker in her circle of friends.
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Four examples of the symbiosis between design and technology – Yahoo Finance

Here are some of the most compelling examples: Frank Lloyd Wright: Wright was an experimental designer who would frequently release design-focused structures that didnt always hold up. He was loath to compromise his vision for practicality. At one point, Hib Johnson, president of the company Wright worked for, decided to persuade the architect using a hands-on example he asked him to reach for something just out of his grasp while he was sitting in a three-legged chair he had created. McCoy explained, He promptly fell out of his chair, dusted himself off, got up, and agreed to deliver a four-legged one. Atari: Developers on one of the earliest video game consoles capitalized on design tweaks to improve the performance of the machine.
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Rebecca Minkoff Unveils First Flagship Store and Introduces Immersive Retail Experience for Next-Generation Shoppers – Yahoo Finance

There are pain points in the shopping experience in traditional retail that I wanted to address. I wanted to have our store stylists be my voice and continue the conversation with our shoppers in the same direct line of communication I have with them online.More than anything, though, I wanted the experience to be easy like being able to ask an associate for another size by simply touching the screen on our dressing rooms ‘magic mirror.’ Rebecca Minkoff, Creative Director Highlights of the store include a connected wall where users can view and select their preferred looks, personalized fitting rooms, a mobile app and a new responsive design m-commerce site (built with Blue Acorn). Together, these aspects allow the shopper to enjoy a uniquely hands-free experience in three steps: 1. Check-in upon arrival:Through the Rebecca Minkoff mobile app, a shopper can check-in to the store upon arrival which prompts the shoppers personal profile to be carried across Rebecca Minkoff store channels helping store associates provide a more personal, customized experience. 2. Browse the Connected Glass shopping wall:A mirrored, physical manifestation of the Rebecca Minkoff online experience.
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