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A stock market for physical things could change how capitalism works

Last year when I left my job, my fiancee, and my apartment in Chicago and moved onto a 30-year-old sailboat, I asked myself: if I were to sell everything I owned on Craigslist or eBay, how much could I make to put towards the boat? The same question posed to my stock portfolio was easy to answer, …

Stock Markets

Amazon Just Landed a Patent That Could Throttle Online Retailers

It's a strange move for a company that grew its business by offering lower prices online.<p>A new patent appears to hold the key to help brick and mortar stores fight what has been dubbed as the 'retail apocalypse.' There's only one caveat, it is owned by Amazon.<p>The world's largest online retailer has …

eCommerce

Saatchi & Saatchi's Kevin Roberts placed on leave after saying the gender diversity in advertising debate is 'over'

Kevin Roberts, the executive chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, has been placed on leave. Kevin Roberts<p>Kevin Roberts, the executive chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, has been placed on leave following comments he made on gender diversity in the advertising industry.<p>Speaking to Business Insider, Roberts …

EU set to file third set of antitrust charges against Google, this time over advertising

The European Union has already filed two sets of antitrust charges against Google, the first accusing it of manipulating search results to favor its own products, the second alleging that Google forces Android device manufacturers to install its own apps and set Google search as the default.<p>Last …

Looking beyond Brexit: A great opportunity for India's economic diplomacy

No more uncertainty about the UK continuing within the European Union.<p>Last weekend was historic for the so-called Mother of Democracy. After all, it …

Cognitive Technology: What It Is And Why Marketers Should Care

At IBM’s recent Amplify conference, there was a heavy focus around cognitive technologies, an emerging area that integrates data mining, pattern recognition and natural language processing to mimic the way the human brain works. To better understand what it is and why CMOs should care, I consulted …

marketers