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5 Major Emerging Trends in the Healthcare Industry

By | Aug 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The healthcare sector has been growing steadily as the demand for specialized physicians and practices continues to expand. Companies in the medical industry are starting up all over, and current trends promise further big changes for professionals in the healthcare business. Here are some…

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Smart Home Startups Are on the Rebound, But Barely

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Funding for smart home startups is looking up. According to the latest data from CB Insights, funding amounts are on track to be 30 percent better than they were in 2015. That’s only the total amount of funding, though: The actual number of deals…

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Ford’s Self-Driving Car Set to Hit the Roads by 2021

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The self-driving car revolution now has an official date in place. Tests have been ongoing for many years, but now Ford has said it intends to mass produce self-driving cars for the commercial markets by 2021. The new cars won’t have a steering wheel…

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3 Ways Tech Is Empowering Freelancers

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 11:00 am

By now we’ve all heard of the term ‘shared economy’. Or at least the companies that spearheaded this movement, such as Uber, Airbnb, RelayRides or TaskRabbit. After the 2008 financial crisis, we’ve seen a decline in quality corporate jobs. And thus people are supplementing…

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It’s a Good Time to Be a VR Creative

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 8:37 am

Virtual reality has the tech community excited: It can help startups better communicate internally, can help sell cars, and can potentially transform customer service. And major commercial versions of the VR headset are rolling out this holiday season, so it will be available for all…

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How VR Is Transforming the Customer Experience

By | Aug 16, 2016 at 4:40 pm

No longer will companies have to “visualize” how products will work within their structures or with their customers. Virtual reality gives a real-time view of how products will look when used in a broader context. Marketing pitches may as well be commercials now —…

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7 Interesting Ways Drones Are Being Used in 2016

By | Aug 16, 2016 at 11:00 am

There’s a palpable frenzy of trepidation and excitement surrounding the subject of drones. On the one hand, they seem like amazing futuristic toys that we all hoped would one day be available. On the other hand, drones stand a chance to change the way…

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Almalence and the Future of Mobile Phone Cameras

By | Aug 12, 2016 at 10:22 am

“Disruption” is the hottest buzzword in the corporate world today. Several companies are disrupting industries by pivoting to more agile business models with increased ROI and even bigger BHAGs. Of course there are very few real disruptors out there, and the ones that are…

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The New Tech That’s Disrupting the Garbage Collection Industry

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

The accumulation, transportation, and storage of waste on this planet is a growing problem. The United States alone generates 230 million tons of garbage annually, equaling 4.6 pounds of waste per person daily. While we may take it for granted, municipal solid waste (MSW)…

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Corporations Now Think Startup Partnerships Are ‘Mission Critical’

By | Aug 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Corporations are notoriously slow moving beasts, but one stereotype about them can finally be swept under the rug: A whopping 82 percent of all corporations polled in a recent study have seen the light and consider their business interactions with startups to be at least…

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Harassment-Detecting AI Should Be the Future of Social Media

By | Aug 9, 2016 at 10:14 am

With news that Yahoo has installed an AI algorithm that can detect 90 percent of abusive comments online, the world quietly rejoiced. Not because they were excited that Yahoo was finally able to make it in the news for something, but because cyber bullying,…

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Why Influencers Are Increasingly Important in 2016

By | Aug 2, 2016 at 9:34 am

The life of the media influencer is rough. Not literally, for the most part, since it just involves being internet-famous and getting paid to promote stuff on your instagram or snapchat feeds. But earlier this year, the growing backlash against influencers was summed up in…

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3 Creative Ways to Advance Your OmniChannel Retail Business

By | Aug 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm

For a successful company, every platform, every avenue is a sales opportunity. A retail business cannot afford to bury their head in the sand any longer, so whether you are a charming seaside boutique or a large departmental store, you need to have an…

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What Popular and Profitable Mobile Games Have in Common

By | Jul 27, 2016 at 9:45 am

Mobile games are still the most popular category in the App Store and account for 23.35 percent of all downloads. Considering the recent Pokémon Go craze going around, you might have thought about building a cool gaming app of your own. But here’s a kicker…