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Personalization: The power of a weary smile

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Personalization has conquered the market by employing a few basic psychological mechanisms married with technological capabilities. Although people grow hypersensitive about protecting their privacy, they then turn around and readily share their digital data...
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Investing in disruptive technology made easy

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Researching and doing your due diligence to find 10 baggers that could dominate future industries can be tough. The tech giants who are dominating the indices now would have never been identified using traditional...
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8 questions about the digital transformation investors should get answers from every CEO

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Hardly anything is as exciting as business. One of the most attractive aspects is certainly investing in young start-ups or established companies that are heading for new, digital horizons. It is not only an...
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Generation Z on Future Tech, Work, Food, Fashion and More

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As a professor in Future Forecasting & Innovation with positions in China (Shanghai), Spain (Barcelona) and the Netherlands (several universities) during the last decade, my consistent ambition is to make my students more creative,...
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Automation is poised to lead us out of the crisis, and empower people –...

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As we prepare to enter the second half of 2020 and attempt to reopen the economy after its global prophylactic shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers across the globe are currently confronting...
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Common Substance of Art, Science, and Dreams

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“There is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) Powerful and infinite are human dreams. This metaphysical world of ideas is probably the most enduring and exists beyond limited technical possibilities, natural catastrophes, and human...
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Internet of Things and Clusit Report (part II)

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There are basically five sectors that will benefit most, in terms of competitiveness, from IoT technology: - Industrial IoT (manufacturing, with predictive technologies to improve production; agriculture; mining; energy and smart grid; smart cities); - Commercial...
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Transforming IT for the COVID-19 Disrupted Business Context

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The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is desperately disrupting industries, CIOs are starting to anticipate not only the impacts on IT but also the changes to carry out. How to reorganize IT staff? How to optimize...
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On Privacy by Design

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We are living in an era dominated by technological advances and digital innovation. With respect to data, these advances have paved way for the immense potential of using centralized databases and other related infrastructures...
5 Awesome Open Source Software In 2020

5 Awesome Open Source Software In 2020

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Community driven projects with the end-users in mind, the non-profit heroes we take for granted Ever wondered why Chrome (or the New Edge) is such a cool browser? For those of you, non-techies Chrome is...
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Cloud Made Simple for Undecided Career Change Planners: The Fundamentals

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Despite its fundamental role in today’s business, many IT job seekers are reluctant to embrace a career in cloud computing. Sophisticated technical concepts and jargon make it confusing and complicated. In this article, I use...
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Updated Patent system in China: the PAO

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The very recent economic and trade agreements, as well as political ones, between American President Donald Trump and the Chinese Government, should facilitate a quiet and future cooperation, putting a pause and a truce...
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Digital Bytes Blockchain Round up – Week ending 12th October 2019

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I deeply believe that money must remain in the hands of states. I am not comfortable with the idea that a private group creates a competing currency. A private company does not have to...
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Digital Freight: The Race to Automate Truck Brokerage

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In the race to digitize the truck brokerage market, will the winner be an incumbent or a challenger? The upside is enormous. Trucking is a $734 billion market. Truckload and less-than-truckload revenue constitute close to...
Cryptocurrency

Bridging the Cryptocurrency Divide: A Challenge for Communications Professionals

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Some first-person research here: when I mention cryptocurrency to those outside its universe, the immediate reaction often is: “stay away,” or “not for me.” As it should be, when you consider the tremendous ups and...
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Strong Brands Fly with Eagles

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Standing out yields great returns. This is the playbook for an entrepreneur’s success on social media. Digital marketing strategist and media scientist Janet Machuka has made a career as an online master. At Sparks Corporate...
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How Moving to Cloud Makes Smarter and More Profitable Businesses in the Digital Era?

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According to the Hosting Tribunal, around 60% of the workloads globally will be directed to Cloud environments for 2019. And that is not truly surprising if we consider that the global Cloud market is...
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Live Streaming Inspires Human Moments

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Wondering what live streaming is all about, Jennifer Quinn researched the topic and got hooked. Also known as JennyQ, in a short time she jumped from novice to maven. Quinn has made herself the leading...
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Amazon spreading its wings far & wide

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Who would have thought a company which started off as an online book store back in 1994 would not only go on to redefine online retail, but become a trillion dollar tech giant which...
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Tech Diaries: How would you feel being interviewed for a Job by a Robot?

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Let's start off with a little recap of the main theme of the last edition of Tech Diaries - the Deepfakes. The AI generated media created to deceive people has become a worrisome issue...