design trends 2013

The 10 best design trends of 2013

This year, while we’re totally barfing over a small group of standout horror shows, we’re largely impressed. Designers took the best of last year’s trends — full-bleed images, truly excellent typography, magazine-worthy interfaces — and extrapolated them to new heights.

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Yahoo buys image-recognition startup LookFlow

Image recognition is a problem the Flickr team has been working on for a while, so it’ll be interesting to find out whether all this intellectual capital leads to a true industry breakthrough.

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Yahoo acquihires social advertising startup 'Bread'

With the number of smaller acquisitions Yahoo has made over the last year, I have to wonder whether it’s recent purchase of startup Bread was mistaken for an item of food you can always use more of. Then again, maybe not — as Bread’s social advertising tech could prove useful to Yahoo’s ongoing push to refresh its own ad products.