Matt Ballantine

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Dentons to create “world’s largest referral network” – and it’s free

10 May 2016<p>Andrew: “we want to change the whole marketplace”<p>International firm Dentons is to launch what it describes as the first free global law …

Can Google and Apple Pull the Plug on the PC Market?

The “post-PC” world that Steve Jobs imagined is closer than many expect. All it needs is for the major mobile platform makers to subtly shift their …

YouTube gets a VR makeover with 360-degree live video, spatial audio

YouTube is rolling out new features that allow video creators to live-stream in 360 degrees.<p>YouTube is rolling out a number of changes to its …

Virtual Reality

Is Technology Really Helping Us Get More Done?

Twenty years ago, new office technologies like email and teleconferencing contributed to a dramatic boost in productivity. Information flows accelerated. Collaboration with coworkers became easier and easier. Productivity grew significantly faster during the 1990s and early 2000s than in previous …

Emerging Technology

BBC Radio 4 - Six Degrees of Connection

Is everyone in the world really connected by only six links? A famous experiment by social psychologist Stanley Milgram in the 1960s claimed that it took on average only six steps for a message to pass between two strangers in America. Since then the idea has become part of popular culture. But is …

Missing Engagement

On the surface, there seems to have been a big debate over the last few years on how fast automation will displace jobs over the next decade or so. …

La La Land

Surprisingly, These 10 Professional Jobs Are Under Threat From Big Data

When you read or hear news stories about the imminent takeover of robots and algorithms that will eliminate jobs for human workers, many times the first examples given are blue-collar jobs like factory workers and taxi drivers. And you may have mentally congratulated yourself because your …

Machine Learning

Your strategic plan: What you're missing

The strategic plan is no doubt very important.<p>I’ve worked with a few CEOs and other executives in different jobs I’ve had, and I’ve had the honor of …

How Facebook plans to take over the world

Social network went from digital directory for college kids to communications behemoth – and it’s planning for prosperity with its global takeover<p>It’s late afternoon on a blustery spring day on the waterfront at San Francisco’s Fort Mason, a former military base that’s now hired out for corporate …

Social Media

Four Fresh Presentations, Four Key Charts

April 20th, 2016<p>While it is earnings season for public tech companies, it is presentation season for the team at Creative Strategies. Since January, …

Bots won't replace apps. Better apps will replace apps.

<b>TRANSLATIONS:</b> 中文 (品玩)Lately, everyone’s talking about “conversational UI.” It’s the next big thing. But the more articles I read on the topic, the …

Apps

As search changes, Google changes

People are changing the way they search in response to new technologies and the proliferation of smartphones. What can advertisers do to keep up?

How Big Data Creates False Confidence - Facts So Romantic

If I claimed that Americans have gotten more self-centered lately, you might just chalk me up as a curmudgeon, prone to good-ol’-days whining. But …

Big Data