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  • How drones will reshape the enterprise Crunch Network

    How drones will reshape the enterprise

    Most people associate drones with troops and mad scientists tinkering around in their backyards. Thanks to technological breakthroughs — including longer and safer flights — and new federal guidelines enacted this year, drone use is expanding beyond military and consumer markets and is seeping into the enterprise. Read More

  • Defining our relationship with early AI Crunch Network

    Defining our relationship with early AI

    AI has fascinated mankind for more than half a century, with the first public mention of computer intelligence recorded during a London lecture by Alan Turing in 1947. Once a plot device for science-fiction tales, AI is becoming real — and human beings are going to have to define their relationship with it sooner rather than later. Read More

  • Why the next great SaaS company will look nothing like Salesforce Crunch Network

    Why the next great SaaS company will look nothing like Salesforce

    Integration companies, while not glamorous, can build market power by positioning themselves at the center of an ecosystem and creating an “ecosystem network effect”, whereby they become a de facto standard. Okta and Segment are both on their way to achieving this. Read More

  • Facebook needs accountability to win back advertisers’ trust Crunch Network

    Facebook needs accountability to win back advertisers’ trust

    The advertising industry let out a collective groan in September when Facebook admitted a “discrepancy” in its reporting that led it to overstate how much time, on average, viewers were watching video. Because the error was huge — numbers were inflated as much as 60-80 percent for two years — and in Facebook’s favor, some were quick to ascribe sinister motives. Read More

  • We are on the verge of a consumer M&A avalanche Crunch Network

    We are on the verge of a consumer M&A avalanche

    If you believe in the mantra “innovate or die,” you might conclude that the largest consumer and retail brands are terminally ill. Giants like Kraft and Clorox all seem to be too slow and enslaved to shareholders to innovate. At the same time, they may be too large to perish… at least for now. Read More

  • Data Ethics — The New Competitive Advantage Crunch Network

    Data Ethics — The New Competitive Advantage

    We are living in an era defined and shaped by data. Data makes the world go round. It is politics, it is culture, it is everyday life and it is business. Our data-flooded era is one of technological progress, with tides rising at a never seen before pace. Roles, rights and responsibilities are reorganized and new ethical questions posed. Data ethics must and will be a new compass to guide us. Read More

  • Trendspotting Crunch Network

    Trendspotting

    Brexit and Trump; applied CRISPR and the Gigafactory; the rise of self-driving vehicles, the fall of pollsters; the global saturation of smartphones, the first mass-market VR headsets; the first drone-delivered terror bomb, the first drone drug mule; Signal and the Secure Enclave; Ethereum and the DAO; AI and SpaceX — we can all agree, I hope, that this has been one hell of a year. Read More

  • Instant apps are publishers’ newest ‘frenemy’ when it comes to monetization Crunch Network

    Instant apps are publishers’ newest ‘frenemy’ when it comes to monetization

    When the App Store opened there were 552 apps. Today, there are 2 million iOS apps, and 2.2 million apps in Android’s Google Play store. Needless to say, getting a single app noticed in a sea of 4.2 million is far from simple. What’s more, individuals tend to use only a limited number of apps per month, and most of their time in apps is concentrated across a very small number of them. Read More

  • To honor veterans, focus on careers, not quotas Crunch Network

    To honor veterans, focus on careers, not quotas

    More than simply focusing on our veteran hiring rate, we need to honor our veterans by making a real investment in helping their career development and professional integration. Read More

  • Five industries that should take a cue from Netflix and crowdsource parts of its tech Crunch Network

    Five industries that should take a cue from Netflix and crowdsource parts of its tech

    By crowdsourcing for solutions using machine learning to utilize the abundant data available across these five industries, we can find relevant signals and patterns among the noise and make these industries not only more efficient, but also more integral to improving our lives. Read More

  • How auto unlock makes the Mac more accessible Crunch Network

    How auto unlock makes the Mac more accessible

    My workflow is predominantly iOS-centric, but, lately, I’ve been turning more to the Mac — my girlfriend’s 15” MacBook Pro — to get work done. I’ve enjoyed getting reacquainted with Apple’s desktop operating system. I like the Mac. While it’s true the 12.9” iPad Pro is generally more accessible than a laptop due to iOS’s… Read More