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3 key advantages for AI in the retail space

Accenture suggests that the core of retail strategy is a 720-degree view of customers — reaching digital natives with rapid focus shift, high expectations, and growing demand for personalization and perks. Successful examples such as Amazon, Macy’s, and Walmart prove that the way to reflect and …

Tried Influencer Marketing and It Didn’t Work? Here Is What You Should Do

Companies have long sought to get their products in the hands of influential people.By associating your brand with the right trendsetters, it leaks …

Steve Jobs' Widow Cruisin' Croatia in $100 Million Yacht!!!

<b>Steve Jobs</b>' widow brought her best accessories to Croatia -- her daughter, hot bf and Steve's yacht.<p><b>Laurene Powell</b> hit up the historic city of …

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The IPO market in 2017? Underwhelming so far, underscores a new survey

The IPO market isn’t looking much more vibrant than last year, underscores a new survey. That could be discouraging for those who hoped a blah year would lead to a booming one. In fact, unless the fall is an especially active time for IPOs — and it might be — 2017 may well serve as one of the less …

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How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away

‘25 million plays, and zero dollars’<p>In December 2012, as part of a major redesign, SoundCloud introduced a feature called the repost. Similar to Tumblr’s reblog or Twitter’s retweet, reposts were designed as a way to help new music spread virally. But from the start, artists abused the feature by …

Exclusive: U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials to pressure Maduro - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela’s government, military and state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, seeking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new …

The Agony and the Anxiety of The New York Times

Despite a historic run, unease is now gripping the paper as a large-scale reorganization (physical, personnel, and psychic) looms. “The mood at the paper is poisonous in a way I’ve never seen it in the past 15 years,” as one editor put it.<p>The first six months of the Trump administration have been …

Amazon will make thousands of job offers next week

Amazon (AMZN) plans to make thousands of job offers next week.<p>The company said it would hire for 50,000 open positions, including tens of thousands of full-time posts, at 10 of its fulfillment centers across the U.S. during an August 2 job fair.<p>Amazon has dubbed its hiring event "Amazon Jobs Day" …

Customer Service

Xiaomi's new smart speaker costs $130 less than an Amazon Echo

Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi launched two new gadgets today: the Mi 5X smartphone, and a new smart speaker called the Mi AI Speaker. While the smartphone is somewhat interesting, if only because it features a dual-camera system, the speaker is certainly the more intriguing …

eBay announces computer vision search that helps you find items using photos

With artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning seemingly permeating just about every facet of the online world, it comes as little surprise to learn that eBay has some similar tricks up its proverbial sleeve.<p>The ecommerce juggernaut has announced two new computer vision features that are …

The data that transformed AI research—and possibly the world

In 2006, Fei-Fei Li started ruminating on an idea.<p>Li, a newly-minted computer science professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, saw her colleagues across academia and the AI industry hammering away at the same concept: a better algorithm would make better decisions, regardless of the …

Why Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg artificial intelligence fight is far from over

There aren’t many people on Earth whose audacious dreams may shape its future more than<p>Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, and Facebook founder …

Google launches its own AI Studio to foster machine intelligence startups

A new week brings a fresh Google initiative targeting AI startups. We started the month with the announcement of Gradient Ventures, Google’s on-balance sheet AI investment vehicle. Two days later we watched the finalists of Google Cloud’s machine learning competition pitch to a panel of top AI …

See Markets React to the Fed in 7 Charts

Markets barely blinked at the Federal Reserve’s decision Wednesday to keep interest rates unchanged. About 15 minutes after the announcement, stocks were just slightly higher from where they were just before the news hit the tape. The benchmark S&P 500 was at 2479, about 2 points above its …

Tips that pay off: Figure out what to do with your life

You’ve earned the obligatory undergraduate degree. Maybe you’ve been coasting at a safe, steady job since then. Now it’s time to figure out what you …

Top 5 Life Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews

Life skills are abilities and behaviors that help you effectively deal with the events and challenges of everyday life. They are the skills that …

Life Skills

Where Does Debt Go When You Die?

Unfortunately, your debt can remain alive and well even after you’re gone. While this doesn’t necessarily mean your kids or your spouse will inherit …

4 Amazing Ways to Be Disruptive

The Used-to-be Bad Word Gets a Makeover<p>When you look at the world today, do you notice that things are more direct? Is "disintermediation" (as a Time piece calls it) changing the world as we know it? We're removing middlemen. Think Netflix = movies direct to consumers. And Blockbuster shuts it …

This Is How Much Money You Should Be Making by the Time You’re 40

According to science.<p>You might think your life would be better if you just had a bigger paycheck — but science finds that’s not necessarily true.<p>A …

How to Decide Which Tasks to Delegate

<i>Ping!</i> Something needs your attention. Is it an email? A tweet? A text? A reminder on your phone? A calendar invite? <i>Ping!</i> Another one. <i>Ping!</i> There’s that sound again. Or maybe it’s a visual cue, an ever-ascending ticker count on your app icons or inbox.<p><i>Quick, why don’t you just respond right now?</i> …

Tony Robbins breaks down the 10-minute exercise he does every morning to have more energy

If you want to start your day the same way Tony Robbins does, you only need to set aside 10 minutes.<p>Robbins has spent the last three decades as the world's foremost performance coach, taking on clients like billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones, tennis champion Serena Williams, and former president …

5 Habits of the Most Connected People

It's not what you know that makes you successful - it's who you know.<p>There's no question that success in business, and in life, often comes down to who you know, not what you know. This became especially apparent to me after spending time with one of the best-connected individuals I've ever met. …

Richard Branson's Secret to Being More Productive, in Just 2 Words

Peak performance starts with committing to these two words.<p>When it comes to inspiring entrepreneurs and business owners, Richard Branson is at the top of most lists.<p>After all, he's a billionaire who has started over 400 companies and is easily in the running for the busiest individual in the world …

The 7 best deals in America in 2017

It’s midway through 2017 and the last thing you want to do is stress out. Sure, you need to save money, but right now simply enjoying your summer is …

Whole Foods sales drop ahead of merger with Amazon

Whole Foods reported another quarterly sales decline as it prepares to be acquired by online giant Amazon.<p>The grocery chain says sales fell 1.9 …

Whole Foods

How to Add to Your Day That Extra Hour You Really, Really Need: 15 Apps That Can Help

Your food, wardrobe, commute and household needs are generating lots of apps. Are you up on what's available?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are always running short of time for various reasons. From the moment they wake up until they hit the sack, their …

The 5 Top Ways Employees Waste Time During the Day

...and why you shouldn't even care<p>According to a new survey released by staffing firm OfficeTeam, your employees are wasting up to one full day a week doing things that are not related to their jobs. Should this concern you? No, it shouldn't.<p>The survey, which polled more than 300 U.S. workers and …

Balloon Loans (Not as much Fun as the Name Suggests)

A balloon loan is a loan that eventually gets paid off with one large payment (as opposed to continuously making the same payment until the balance …

Why Leading With Value Is a Mistake -- and What to Do Instead

Positioning with value is often the worst thing you can do. Learn the 95:5 formula.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we’ve learned that leading with value is the best way to get potential clients to trust you. Conveying value is an integral aspect of any …

Selling

4 Mistakes That Ruin a First Impression, According to Science

If you think these things are improving other people's opinion of you, you're dead wrong.<p>Why do people fail to make a good first impression? You might blame nerves, lack of focus, or shyness. But according to new science, there's a good chance there's another culprit -- terrible tactics.<p>The problem …