Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

Now Netflix Controls Every Step of Video Content Creation

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 11:30 am

Netflix is never at a loss for new ways to prove how large it is. The streaming service is releasing 1,000 hours of content this year, up dramatically from 600 hours in 2016. It’s the biggest streaming service, with more than 100 million paying…

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5 Technology Trends That Will Impact the Growth of Startups

By | Aug 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Startups are entrepreneurial ventures that aim to develop new innovative products and services in the market. These businesses are generally small-scale partnership firms or companies that work fast to emerge as a successful business. Technology plays a vital role in these emerging business models….

Marketing & Social Media

How AI-Assisted Marketing Is Taking Over Customer Service

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 7:15 am

The rate of technological development occurring in the business world and the continued evolution of Artificial Intelligence in its processes makes one wonder what the future holds for entrepreneurs, and big businesses alike. Artificially intelligent robots are in the race against human marketers to…

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London

Algorithms Are Shaping Our Retail Experience

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 8:30 am

As high street stores continue to battle the rise of eCommerce and online shopping, the in-store shopping experience is becoming more high-tech. From smart mirrors that allow you to try on clothes ‘virtually’ to mood retail softwares that build a tailored wardrobe based on…

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9 Facebook Live Content Ideas to Make Your Business Stand Out

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Facebook Live is one of Facebook’s most popular tools, giving users the ability to live stream with their audience. Although it hasn’t been around that long, many businesses are already incorporating live video and Facebook Live into their marketing strategy. And,it’s not difficult to…

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4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Driving Innovation in 2017

By | Jul 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Artificial intelligence has been a mainstream science-fiction dream ever since the release of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In 2017, the tech industry has proven that this technology isn’t a fantasy, but a concept that is driving modern innovation. Today, there are four revolutionary changes…

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Study: Nearly Half of American Adults Have Been Harassed Online

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The internet has done a lot of good for the world. It’s made connecting with friends and family as easy as a click of a button with social media apps like Facebook. It’s brought hours upon hours of entertainment into our living rooms through…

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Seattle

How Alexa and Google Home are Changing How People Find Your Business

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 7:15 am

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will remember intrepid Enterprise commander Jean-Luc Picard barking, “Computer! Get me the coordinates of the Klingon Bird of Prey!” or “Computer! Name the chemical compounds in this Romulan ale!” The good news is that the average consumer…

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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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Phoenix

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…