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The Fate of the Office in the ‘Post-Work Era’

With the rise of automation, human work may soon be a thing of the past. But when we reach this ‘post-work era’, what will become of the millions of offices that line our skylines? Professor Moshe Vardi of Rice University estimates that 50 percent of...

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Are We Already Seeing The Demise of Wearables?

Do you feel naked if you leave the house without your FitBit? Are you completely lost when you head to work and forget your favorite smart watch? Well, that feeling might not last very long. A recent study found that most people ditch their...

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The Top 25 Most Sustainable Cities Around the Globe

Sustainability means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To Justin Fishkin of Local Motors, it means empowering a global community of innovators to do something amazing. To Elon Musk, it’s planning for the future with effective transportation options. ...

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Google Is Fighting Internet Trolls With AI

Google subsidiary Jigsaw is developing an AI program that can analyze language patterns to identify online harassment. The technology is called “Conversation AI,” and with an accuracy rate of 92%, its team claims it’s already better than human moderators. ...

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Are We Overusing the Term ‘Leader’?

The word leadership is thrown around quite liberally, but it is less common to analyze what leadership means, to think about who leaders really are, and to consider how to expand the pool of leaders. People usually think only of the actions a leader...

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Now Facebook’s Trending Column Actually Is Automated

Early in the summer, Facebook went through a quickly forgotten controversy regarding the Trending column on the right side of users’ Facebook feed. The column shares a constantly updated cycle of blurbs on whatever Facebook is posting about at the time, ranging from ...

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You Can’t Trust the Internet to Continue Existing

“Our Incredible Journey” puts the ack! in acquihire. So says the tagline to this underground tumblr blog devoted to documenting the various purchase announcements of startups in the tech industry. And the various statements about “sunsetting” a product, ...

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The Unicorn Hedge and What It Means for Tech

Unilever acquired Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion. Walmart is grabbing Jet.com for $3 billion. GM bought Cruise for $1 billion. Why are all these unicorns and massive startups getting attention from legacy companies? One exuberant Medium article, the newest entry in the ...

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9 Key Sales Metrics You Need to Track to Stay Competitive

Tracking your sales metrics can do a lot to improve your efforts. A vigilant watch on the sales metrics facilitates evaluating and forecasting performance of the sales team. Consistent and accurate tracking of sales metrics helps to spot and identify any leakage in the...