Arkansas-based Acumen Brands operates a portfolio of ecommerce sites in a diverse array of industries. Our talented group of young minds continues to generate amazing growth by innovating, iterating and having a healthy dose of data fanaticism.
Today I learned Googling “do a barrel roll” with quotes unleashed a special easter egg. As a kid who grew up playing the original Star Fox, I LOVE THIS, and as if to add to the geektastic love Google did it with CSS3 transitions and transforms, which makes adult me squee just as much. Here’s [...]
Some of our Acumaliens have been loving the life out of the link sharing site Pinterest, so we devs thought, heck, if our users love it certainly our customers will too. Just like that: presenting the ability to Pin It on our Acumen products. Now, if you love the heck out of, say a Ariat [...]
(John James, M.D. is the CEO of Acumen Brands – you can follow him on Twitter) Until recently, one of our developers worked on a 9 inch netbook. He was crunching huge amounts of data on a screen the size of an iPad. Against his will, we bought him a top of the line laptop… [...]
This morning, the northern hemisphere awoke to a rather interesting Google doodle. For all those left wondering what on earth two pink manga-like characters had to do with the summer solstice, we offer the following. The two characters on Google’s home page represent “KaiKai” (the one with the white ears) and “Kiki” (the one with [...]
Last week, Acumen Brands went live with a warehouse run by killer orange robots. Only three months ago, we started planning the system. Last week, we turned the robots loose for the first time. The moment we launched the system, the efficiency of our ecommerce operation increased more than ten-fold. Sure, Kiva’s now famous automation [...]
Yesterday, the Google gurus created one of the coolest Google Doodle logo animations yet, as an homage to American dancer/choreographer Martha Graham. I blogged about how Google animated their logo, and a very intriguing comment popped up. Facebook user Maja Malovrh asked “Is there any way of seeing the animation again?” Given our dedication to [...]