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  • Blockchain technologies entered the trough of disillusionment in 2016, but 2017 will be brighter Crunch Network

    Blockchain technologies entered the trough of disillusionment in 2016, but 2017 will be brighter

    The blockchain industry is moving into the Trough of Disillusionment, marked by waning interest “as experiments and implementations fail to deliver.” During this time, many will fail and exit the market, while those that survive will continue to enjoy market success, secure investment dollars and march forward along a path to widespread market adoption. Read More

  • 2016 and the year ahead Crunch Network

    2016 and the year ahead

    This past year was a big one for internet attacks, encryption, blackouts, speed and IoT, and 2017 is positioned to bring even more headlines for each of these. As Cloudflare prepares for the coming year, we made some predictions about what’s next for the future of the internet. But first, let’s review what we saw as a result of the widespread use and abuse of the internet in… Read More

  • How viral open-source startups can build themselves into enterprise-IT powerhouses Crunch Network

    How viral open-source startups can build themselves into enterprise-IT powerhouses

    Hordes of new enterprise-IT upstarts have popped up in Silicon Valley, with some drawing lofty valuations from investors. They’re driven by new, more-advanced technologies in areas such as databases, software development, networking and cloud computing. And many are taking aim at incumbents like Dell, EMC, Oracle and IBM. But will these new companies ever be as valuable as those big names? Read More

  • IoT redux… this time, it’s personal Crunch Network

    IoT redux… this time, it’s personal

    As we advance toward 2017, a quick analysis of our connected landscape indicates that the IoT is taking a short break from destroying the internet and is now letting Mark Zuckerberg take a shot at it. All joking aside, the process of rapidly restructuring our world via technology — and functioning in the flux — has become our new normal. More of the same is on tap in 2017. Read More

  • Four reasons you shouldn’t launch your crowdfunding campaign at CES Crunch Network

    Four reasons you shouldn’t launch your crowdfunding campaign at CES

    It’s the Super Bowl for nerds — a place where the future is unveiled alongside a pile of the most useless crap humans can dream up. And if the legions we talk to in our work are to be believed, the event is a wonderful time to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Their line of reasoning scares the living shit out of us. Read More

  • 5G promises to transform the world again Crunch Network

    5G promises to transform the world again

    We may be on the cusp of a new, simpler world.  From the current era of “peak complexity”, this new era will produce a step-change in society. It builds a platform for growth while empowering the developing world to leapfrog the competition.  At Huawei’s Mobile Broadband event last month, I saw what a 5G future looks like — ultra-fast, always on connectivity, making… Read More

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    11 trends that will shape Southeast Asian eCommerce in 2017

    The Lazada-Alibaba deal, Alibaba’s largest overseas acquisition to date, is a pivotal event for Southeast Asia and its implications span the entire commerce value chain from digital advertising, logistics, finance, insurance to even healthcare. Read More

  • The carrot and stick of data breaches Crunch Network

    The carrot and stick of data breaches

    Data breaches are on the rise. Just recently we saw new reports confirming Yahoo! suffered another breach back in 2013. It seems like putting personal information in a website today feels a bit like getting into a car 50 years ago — with minimal seatbelts, no airbags and no testing, you just had to hope to avoid a crash. In the same vein, we just have to hope to avoid a data breach. Read More