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Welcome to the 2010 World Cup!

posted by on June 12.10
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It only comes around every four years, unifies the entire world around a common purpose, showcases some of the best athletes and their talents, and has the most passionate fans in the galaxy. The 2010 World Cup has begun!

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Happy teams deliver the best products. Here’s a little insight into some of the ways we structure Think Brilliant. Everyone on our team plays a major role, and everyone’s voice gets heard.

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In February, Google announced that it would deploy an experimental Gigabit internet network to a “small number of trial locations across the United States.” The fiber optic network will deliver speeds more than 100 times faster than what Americans have access to today. We want this in Portland.

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Color has been used as a catalyst for affecting human mood and behavior in marketing for centuries. Today, similar principals of color psychology are being utilized across the web to insight interaction and emotion from onlookers and consumers alike.

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Over at SoulPancake we send out a weekly email campaign called the Weekly SPoonful. The campaign is a beautifully designed recap of the site’s best content from the prior week. The creation of these emails is dynamic in nature, and we integrated with MailChimp to make it work like magic.

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How Think Brilliant Uses Basecamp

posted by on March 21.10
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Communication is at the core of our company. As a team, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the dissemination of information. We primarily use four software products to stay connected, and as one of those products, Basecamp by 37signals plays a pivotal role in our continued success.

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I’m Madly In Love With Selenium

posted by on March 13.10
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As someone who spends most of his working life building web applications, repeated testing can quickly become mundane. Even if I’m in love with the product, testing the same functionality over and over again can turn into a chore. Enter Selenium.

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Why Does Twitter Have 140 Employees?

posted by on March 12.10
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I feel special, I recently got a mass email from twitter co-founder Biz Stone. The email was clearly sent out to everyone who has ever signed up for twitter’s mailing list, but one thing in particular stood out to me. Why in the world does twitter have 140 employees?

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Aviv’s Full Interview With IdeaMensch

posted by on February 23.10
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Aviv delves into some strategy and inside thinking behind Think Brilliant. Check out the full interview over at IdeaMensch.com.

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