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A History of Chatbots: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By | Jul 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Chatbots are over fifty years old. Over many years and many formats, artificially intelligent chat technology has evolved into the bots we recognize today. For all their recent advancements, however, chatbots still leave much room for refinement. The history of chatbots hasn’t been plain…

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Interruptive Advertising Could Be Gone Before You Know It

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

Unless you’re watching the Super Bowl, no one likes ads. Whether it’s commercials, pop-ups, or those annoying ads that split Facebook videos in half, people around the world can find common ground on their mutual hatred of interruptive advertising. Fortunately, this irritating commonality in…

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How Tech Is Changing the Logistics Industry

By | Jul 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

The transportation industry has undergone a logistics evolution. It has experienced increased profits and growth due to the proliferation of innovative technology. New advancements in logistic technologies including GPS solutions, electronic vehicle logs, route optimization apps and electronic tolling have vastly increased companies profits…

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Why STEM Education Is Crucial to the Longevity of Tech Communities

By | Jul 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

There’s a pervasive problem occurring in Phoenix. It’s no secret, but it’s an issue that few seem ready to address. The so-called “Valley of the Sun” — like other emerging tech hubs — has struggled to compete in this era of global digitalization. Of…

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Take a Stroll Through the Customer Service Graveyard

By | Jul 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

An inscribed clay tablet, kept in the British Museum, is widely believed to be the world’s first recorded customer service complaint. Inscribed are the frustrations of a disgruntled customer, demanding a refund for the delivery of the wrong grade of copper. While there is…

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No Wait… It’s a Hot Dog Delivery Drone!

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This week, the U.S. meat producer with the hottest wheels in America unveiled the Wienerfleet. That’s right, Oscar Mayer, the brand who created the Wienermobile in the 1930s will once again make additions to their auto-meat-ive lineup with a drone, a moped, and even…

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5 Digital Marketing Trends to Implement in 2017

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Savvy marketers know that they need to keep up on the latest digital marketing trends within their industry, but outside of marketing circles there’s often a lack of awareness about how important it is to stay current with the marketing trends—digital marketing is changing…

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Technology Is Rapidly Upgrading the Events Industry

By | Jun 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

Events have always been a large segment of the entertainment industry, offering experiences and escapes for virtually any interest or business application. They have, however, been largely untouched by technology, until recently. One of the main reasons the industry has begun to adopt new…

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The Digital Renaissance of Fashion

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As a serial entrepreneur, Techstars alum, Cofounder of the New York Fashion Tech Lab, and advisor and mentor to numerous fashion tech companies around the globe, I’ve had a front row seat in witnessing, contributing to, and shaping the reinvention of fashion, retail and…

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Opting Out of Technology Will Be Very Difficult in the Future

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

While technology has become an integral part of everyday life, still some people refuse to engage. I know, it sounds crazy. But everyone single one of us knows at least one person that doesn’t have a Facebook, avoids SnapChat, and has been using a…

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United Kingdom

Here’s How Freelancers Can Make Almost Twice As Much Income

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

While freelance work can be an incredibly liberating experience for marketing and design professionals, financial stability is far from the most notable perk. With shifting trends, pinched budgets, and picky clients, there are times when it seems like a standard 9 to 5 would…

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Study: Acquiring New Customers Is the Top Priority for Startup Founders

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

Startup founders have a lot to worry about when it comes to running their businesses. From hiring quality employees to acquiring capital, an entrepreneurial to-do list is never complete. To make matters more complicated, changing trends and innovative technologies have made predicting the future…

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Top Highlights From Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Mary Meeker’s influential Internet Trends Report just dropped, which means that everyone’s digesting the latest news on the state of the internet. But the presentation is 355 slides long. What you need is a series of pre-chewed insights into the current and future trends…

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The 5 Content Marketing Strategies Defining 2017

By | May 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Not all marketing strategies are made equal — effectiveness depends on how you create your content, how you promote it and what your business goals are. A survey of 300 marketers in U.S. enterprise companies, conducted by Clutch, was able to identify which strategies were most…