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In Two Charts, How Amazon Is Killing Its Traditional Competitors

Macy’s (m) latest quarter of poor results was the straw that broke the camel’s back.<p>After Gap Inc (gps) this week reported disastrous April sales, …

Wall Street

The future of machine learning: 5 trends to watch around algorithms, cloud, IoT, and big data

Algorithms. Cloud. Internet of Things. Data.<p>No one can predict the future of technology with 100 percent accuracy. But these four pillars are …

Machine Learning

The Fintech Revolution Is Just Beginning

Last week, Bloomberg TV ran a story critical of the fintech lending space, citing major dips in the stock prices of three publicly traded lenders: …

The Impact of the Blockchain Goes Beyond Financial Services

The technology most likely to change the next decade of business is not the social web, big data, the cloud, robotics, or even artificial intelligence. It’s the blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies like Bitcoin.<p>Blockchain technology is complex, but the idea is simple. At its most …

Blockchain

Billion-Dollar Social Marketing Startup Sprinklr Extends Reach

In early April, billion-dollar marketing startup Sprinklr closed its ninth acquisition in two years, paying an undisclosed sum for social analytics …

Marketing

How This Startup Plans to Disrupt Social Commerce and Empower Fashion Entrepreneurs

A fresh $25 million of VC funding for Poshmark suggests the continued power of using social media to drive sales. The startup plans to cultivate a new wave of fashion entrepreneurs with its marketplace platform.<p>Increasingly, companies both large and small have been investing in social media …

eCommerce

Walmart's Plan to Catch Amazon? Vastly Expand Its Online Assortment

Walmart (wmt) might be one of the largest online retailers around, but its assortment is pretty limited compared to that of main rival Amazon.com …

eCommerce

The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

When I first met Meredith Perry she was 24. That was three months ago this week. Today I’m handing her the largest A-round check I’ve ever written as …

The Similarities Between Building and Scaling a Product and a Company

This has been a theme of mine since Roelof Botha put it in my head a few years ago. He said that entrepreneurs should approach building a company …