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Elon Musk Thinks We’re Four or Five Years From Neural Lace

Elon Musk’s neural lace project could turn us all into cyborgs, and he says that it’s only four or five years away. The billionaire CEO of SpaceX and …

Use This Template to Write a Simple Business Plan

Simple Business Plan Template<p>Here's a Simple Business Plan Template for Entrepreneurs<p>Updated May 05, 2018<p>Think you have a great idea for a business? …

Small Business

Germany’s Optionspace wants to be an ‘Airbnb for office space’

Optionspace, a new Berlin-based startup, sees its official launch today with a service that is something akin to an “Airbnb for office space.”<p>Specifically, prospective tenants — which, of course, includes startups — are able via the online service to rent furnished and unfurnished office space for …

CoSMo CEO Michel Morvan talks about augmented intelligence

Michel Morvan is the CEO of The CoSMo Company, a big data service provider and insight generator. He knows how to use AI to help C-level execs make decisions and he thinks the current crop of AI is just the beginning.<p>Morvan doesn’t believe AI will become “self-aware.” Instead, he speaks of …

Orchard Mile Is Creating Personalized Online Shopping Experiences

From writing your very first business plan to the nitty-gritty daily to-dos of running your own company, it takes a resilient lady to start her own business from the ground up. For Jennie Baik, cofounder and CEO of Orchard Mile, creating an online fashion marketplace wasn’t always the plan. But …

AI Might Be The Key To Selling On Sites Like Amazon

Voice recognition software. Self-driving cars. It’s no longer a big deal for people to see some form of artificial intelligence in the products they buy. But AI doesn’t just have to be <i>within</i> products. It can play a critical role in connecting you to products and saving you money, too.<p>That’s the …

Luxury Brands Are Becoming Big Players In The E-Commerce Game

Would you hit the “Buy Now” button with a reputable online seller if the price tag for your purchase was worth tens of thousands of dollars?<p>That’s exactly what watchmaker Vacheron Constatin hopes shoppers will do. As <i>Bloomberg News reports via Internet Retailer</i>, the Geneva-based company announced …

'Experiences' Are Everything Now: Implications for Your Brand

In an experience economy, it’s inevitable the role of brick-and-mortar is changing. And the change is happening on a global level.<p>Shopping in the …

The Ultimate Secret to Increasing Your Online Conversion Rate

<i>Increasing your conversion rate is not that complicated. A relentless focus on making things easier will win over clever tricks every time.</i><p>Those who …

eCommerce

Ecommerce SEO: Top Tips to Maximize Growth in 2017 #OMR17

How to make the most out of SEO for your ecommerce site and maximize conversions? Here are some actionable tips to put in practice in 2017.

Alibaba runs academy to find future e-commerce leaders

Online marketplace firm Alibaba launches a global academy designed to find and train young people to join the e-commerce landscape

eCommerce

Why Nike Relies on This Startup to Bring Online Shoppers Into Stores

Traditional merchants are facing massive store closures and desolate malls. New York City startup Brickwork thinks it has found a new approach to shopping.<p>The brick-and-mortar retail industry isn't exactly thriving these days. That's hardly shocking news in a world of Amazon Prime. Why leave your …

How Spotify, Amazon, Other Tech Giants Build Successful Digital Marketplaces

<b>Today’s internet</b> success stories like Spotify, Amazon and Zappos have managed to create digital marketplaces where buyers and sellers can transact …

Identifying Opportunities In Retail: Part 1

Introduction<p>The retail industry has caught my eyes for two primary reasons. First, as investors we are taught to buy low and sell high. Although this …

The future of retail: Mobile-first is the only way to save our shops

Bricks-and-mortar retailers will need to adopt a ‘mobile-first’ strategy to keep consumers interested.<p>More than 30pc of Irish consumers say that …

38 enterprise startups that will boom in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on enterprise …

Customer Service

The merging of humans and machines is happening now

<b>The merging of machine capability and human consciousness is already happening. Writing exclusively for WIRED, DARPA director Arati Prabhkar outlines</b> …

Artificial Intelligence