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Connected Commerce

The manufacturing, logistics, and retail sectors are undergoing profound transformation. Follow along to see what the future holds.<p>Industrial sewing machine<p>Sensors in factory equipment stream data to cloud-based IT systems. There, algorithms track machine vibration, changes in power consumption, …


This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …


Yes, The Multiverse Is Real, But It Won't Fix Physics

“We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct.” Niels Bohr spoke these words to Wolfgang Pauli about the latter’s theory of elementary particles, but it could just as easily apply to many of today’s most …

Dark Matter

3 Crucial Lessons from an Entrepreneur Who Just Sold His Company for $340 Million |

Then they started to use data. They stopped relying on their guts to make decisions, but rather to base all decisions off of data. The data-driven decision will usually win.<p>They focused on making many, many tiny bets rather than big, single bets. Those little bets that paid off were then magnified …


Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs

Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the startup era, questioned the future of tech innovation generally and heralded the rise of the “Frightful Five” — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — who will dominate the future of tech. All of the posts make credible …


Should You Reinvent An Industry As A Business Idea?

No one has ever come up with a business idea entirely by themselves. Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized social media with Facebook, but Facebook was not …


4 lessons from history’s great innovators that you should never forget

I spend a lot of time reading about entrepreneurship and innovation because I admire people who take sensible but daring risks. I want to be more …


Innovation is a Combination of Curiosity and Persistence |

Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes, it's about new, never-been-seen before developments that change people's lives forever. On other occasions, it involves improving on what we already know, taking everyday items and systems, shaking them up and making them better.<p>Whatever …


To see what’s coming next, focus on what never changes.

Trend spotters are usually obsessed with new technologies. They should be obsessed with human nature.<p>A great TechCrunch piece on Why Amazon is eating …


You're Not Crazy: Trading Your Six-Figure Job for Entrepreneurial Freedom Is the Right Move

You're the only one who should determine how much your time is worth. These tips can help you enter the startup world with eyes wide open.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurialism defies human instinct, yet it’s addicting. Once you get just a taste of what life …


Gartner's 2016 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Identifies Three Key Trends That Organizations Must Track to Gain Competitive Advantage

The technologies on Gartner Inc.'s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2016 reveal three distinct technology trends that are poised to be of the …

Emerging Technology

Machine Learning: A New Weapon In The War Against Forced Labor And Human Trafficking

This technology can help spot patterns that uncover cases of modern-day slavery, whether in sex work or sweatshops.<p>Recent United Nations estimates indicate that approximately 21 million people around the world are trapped in forced labor situations, including about 1.5 million in North America.<p>Many …

Machine Learning
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