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  • Tech trends that will impact your home Crunch Network

    Tech trends that will impact your home

    High-tech homes are about to revolutionize the way we live. While interior design once relied on color schemes and playful accents, new tech trends are completely revamping how we design, build and live in our spaces. Read More

  • The human role in a bot-dominated future Crunch Network

    The human role in a bot-dominated future

    Imagine a world where bots are ubiquitous… a world where nearly every online interaction takes place with a Siri, Alexa, Cortana or some soon-to-be-named artificial being. Banking is a breeze. Your cupboards and refrigerator are always full. But in such a world, where bots provide the ultimate convenience of a futuristic lifestyle, is there still room for human help? Read More

  • VR needs a hit Crunch Network

    VR needs a hit

    I believe virtual reality is going to be huge. Huge. …Eventually. But when? Are we talking years, or decades? I visited yet another VR festival this week, and I couldn’t shake the feeling that we’re still in the very early days of the medium. It’s amazing! It’s thrilling! And it’s still kind of the Stone Age. When do we get to discover bronze? Read More

  • Indonesia will be Asia’s next biggest e-commerce market Crunch Network

    Indonesia will be Asia’s next biggest e-commerce market

    Indonesia presents much opportunity for e-commerce among other emerging Asian economies, with current projections putting this archipelago nation’s e-market at $130 billion by 2020. With an estimated annual growth rate of 50 percent and strong mobile-first initiatives, retailers have a unique opportunity in Indonesia to focus on developing truly mobile platforms to help facilitate… Read More

  • There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon Crunch Network

    There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon

    The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act created a perfect storm of disruption in the healthcare industry. All at once came massive systemic changes, from the expansion of Medicaid to minimum essential benefits. But healthcare is a stubborn space. Think of it like a Rubik’s Cube, where every move has a ripple effect, and solving multi-faceted problems is par for the course. Read More

  • The threats and challenges for Netflix in Asia Crunch Network

    The threats and challenges for Netflix in Asia

    Netflix, a company that used to send you DVDs by mail and was almost sold to Blockbuster for a paltry $50 million, is now a juggernaut staring down big TV networks as it makes their programming and business models seem almost archaic. But to Asian internet users, Netflix seemed like another of the wonderful first-world luxuries that kept making waves on the news but never seemed within reach. Read More

  • How the media will rise in the face of the digital revolution Crunch Network

    How the media will rise in the face of the digital revolution

    The media is passing through an awkward digital adolescence. With falling revenues and smaller newsrooms, the industry is being squeezed into an unfamiliar online space against its will. Publications with hundred-year pedigrees are having to rethink and relearn their trade from the ground up. Read More

  • The rise and rise of Mexican fintech Crunch Network

    The rise and rise of Mexican fintech

    Nothing tells the story of how the Mexican tech ecosystem is steaming ahead in Latin America quite like the rise of fintech. The financial services space ticks all the right boxes entrepreneurs look for when launching a company. On the flipside, Mexico’s fintech industry has everything VCs daydream about. It’s worth taking a step back to analyze the forces driving… Read More

  • Corporate venture growth in Brazil is another sign of a mature tech ecosystem Crunch Network

    Corporate venture growth in Brazil is another sign of a mature tech ecosystem

    Despite recent positive news and a renewed interest of international investors in the country, the reality is that Brazil is suffering. The country has endured a profound financial crisis for several years. As the mess untangles and we go up from what many experts consider the bottom, the consequences for the region’s overall economy are now very real. For investors, it’s a… Read More

  • How President Obama shaped the future of digital health Crunch Network

    How President Obama shaped the future of digital health

    A new leader of the free world will soon be voted into office. Shortly thereafter, he or she will begin a minimum four-year journey to steer the country toward prosperity, safety and global leadership. With many changes undoubtedly coming, let’s take a look at the technological impact of one of the biggest initiatives that President Obama has championed: healthcare reform. Read More

  • Will Facebook be your next call center operator? Crunch Network

    Will Facebook be your next call center operator?

    How would you describe Facebook? Historically, it’s been the social hub of billions of users looking to stay connected with friends and family. Yet in recent years, it’s become more difficult to describe Facebook in a few words — it’s a place for businesses to share info with consumers, advertisers to market to target audiences, media to deliver news and a place to… Read More

  • Evolving the application platform from software to dataware Crunch Network

    Evolving the application platform from software to dataware

    Every decade, a set of major forces work together to change the way we think about “applications.” Until now, those changes were principally evolutions of software programming, networked communications and user interactions. Today, data and machine learning/artificial intelligence are combining with software and cloud infrastructure to become a new platform. Read More

  • Israeli technology and the future of transportation Crunch Network

    Israeli technology and the future of transportation

    The quantum leaps in productivity created by the car, train, ship and plane have dramatically changed our lives and movements. But today, we’re at the forefront of a new revolution in mobility, from on-demand ride-sharing and navigation, to car ownership and autonomous connected vehicles. And like most industries in which software is eating the world, Israeli innovation is playing an… Read More

  • Lifting children’s economic prospects through technology Crunch Network

    Lifting children’s economic prospects through technology

    In 2016, Forbes reported there were 159 technology billionaires, and four of the 10 richest people in the world made their money in the tech sector. We believe there are opportunities for these technology developers to play a differential role in philanthropy — one that brings together their ability to invest wisely and their acumen for using technology to change the world. Read More

  • How marketers and brand managers can prepare for the cognitive era Crunch Network

    How marketers and brand managers can prepare for the cognitive era

    Sensors are all around us, not just in our cars but in our homes, our phones, our airplanes, our elevators, our workplaces and on our wrists; they are ubiquitous. They protect us, warn us and, in some cases, even inspire us to live better, healthier lives. The cognitive era is here, and machines will be increasingly trusted to not only collect and analyze data, but to help us make our decisions. Read More

  • The future is a smarter world of dumber devices Crunch Network

    The future is a smarter world of dumber devices

    In the early 2000s, we lived in an era of expensive storage and slow connectivity. Those of us tasked with predicting the future faced a dilemma: Would processing and storage get so cheap that each and every device could store everything ever made, or would connectively become so robust and far-reaching that everything would be stored remotely. Read More

  • How predictive analytics discovers a data breach before it happens Crunch Network

    How predictive analytics discovers a data breach before it happens

    Cybersecurity experts are constantly trying to keep pace with changes in the volatile landscape of IT security. Despite sophisticated tools and solutions, every IT security officer knows that data breaches eventually happen — and they usually go undetected for a long time. What if we could stay ahead of threat actors and predict their next attack before they take their first… Read More

  • The diagnosis and the cure of automation Crunch Network

    The diagnosis and the cure of automation

    I was challenged recently to “name one job in the future that won’t be automated.” I was stumped. I couldn’t think of one job that someday won’t be dehumanized. That got me thinking about the process of automation. How does it happen? Are we running down hill trying to eliminate one job at a time, or are we walking down hill trying to eliminate them all? Read More

  • Metal 3D printing takes flight Crunch Network

    Metal 3D printing takes flight

    While many designers and engineers find success with 3D-printing parts in plastic for prototyping and low-volume production, producing parts out of metal using similar technology has recently led to the creation of some of the most exciting 3D-printed parts in memory. Read More

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    Regenerative medicine today is like the internet in 1993

    Robin Smith is the co-founder CEO of ORIG3N, a regenerative medical company that has crowdsourced blood samples to create the world’s biggest and most diverse bio-repository. According to Smith, regenerative medicine is the next big thing in medical science — so disruptive, in fact, that he says it’s akin to the Internet in 1993. No wonder, then, that ORIG3N has already… Read More

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