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5 Reasons Why Your Customer Service Should Include Chatbots

It’s an exciting time to be involved the customer service and communications space. There are more ways to interact with a brand than ever before …

Chatbots

Smart TVs, Streaming Devices Outnumber Cable Boxes In U.S. Households: Report

There are now more internet-connected TVs and streaming devices in U.S. households than pay TV set-top boxes, according to a new report from the …

Smart TV

Hollywood's biggest directors want to bring new movies straight to your living room

Seemingly out of nowhere, a new service called Screening Room could soon let consumers watch new movies the same day they hit theaters — for a hefty price. On Wednesday, <i>Variety</i> reported that movie studios and the Sean Parker-backed startup have been in negotiations to help make the service a …

Living Rooms

How Network TV Figured Out Binge-Watching

Networks are changing the way they develop and release new shows, and even commercials, as they seek to adapt to new TV viewing habits and profit …

TV

Artificial intelligence brings its brains and money to London

Following two big acquisitions by US tech companies of AI startups based in academia, the capital is emerging as a hub for young scientist-entrepreneurs<p>Deep in the heart of Imperial College, London, a computer is learning how to play <i>Pac-Man</i>. Like many humans, it struggles to get the hang of the …

Artificial Intelligence

PayPal Centralizes Payment Processing For Uber And AirBnb

March 5, 2016 · 8:27 am<p><b>Understanding the way payments work is quite revealing in some cases. as it explains how a handful of companies make money off</b> …

Artificial Intelligence Is Coming, and It Could Wipe Us Out if We’re Not Careful, Professor Warns

The RSA information security conference this week in San Francisco has been a labyrinth filled with professionals who believe they know best when it …

Astronaut Scott Kelly Says Mars Travel Is 'Doable'

American astronaut Scott Kelly, who returned to Earth this week after spending a historic year on the International Space Station, said his journey …

Space Science

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Time Management

MWC 2016: The rise of the connected workers, and enterprise wearables

While around the world people start looking at how long they walk or run, and what impact this workout has on their heart rates, another frontier is …

Visa Brings Secure Payments to the Internet of Things

BARCELONA, Spain & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<b>MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS –</b> Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), today announced that it is expanding its Visa Ready …

FinTech

LG's modular G5 is its most daring flagship phone ever

LG is in a tricky position: starting with the G2, it's made consistently lovely flagship smartphones, but it can't even crack the top five top-selling mobile brands. The time has come for something seriously off the wall, and, well, LG went for it. Say hello to the LG G5, the most ambitious …

9 technologies that will shake up the startup world in 2016

2015 introduced us to many new, exciting technologies. Advances in virtual reality and the widening adoption of smartwatches and other wearables are only the beginning. To get a started on what could shape the way we think in the coming year, I polled nine savvy business owners from YEC on the …

Here are the 10 hottest companies in 500 Startups latest demo day batch - Silicon Valley Business Journal

By Cromwell Schubarth <br>– TechFlash Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal<p>Feb 17, 2016, 6:34am PST<b><br>Updated</b> Feb 19, 2016, 5:46am PST<p>Every founder at a …

The 25 hottest San Francisco startups to watch in 2016

Business Insider talked to industry insiders, venture capitalists, and startup founders and looked at some fundraising data from PitchBook and CB Insights to derive this list of startups to watch in 2016.<p>To limit the list, we looked at companies founded in the last five years and narrowed it down …

Startups

Volvo Ditching Physical Car Keys for Smartphone App

Volvo will make vehicles without keys by 2017—a move that suggests the company is prepping its cars for sharing.<p>Instead of a physical key or even a …

Car Tech
Dow Jones

Vodafone and Liberty combine Dutch assets, changing the quad play rules - Rethink

We’re not sure how proud the European Commission will feel as it dawns on its senior technology executives that they may well have killed off their …

That didn’t take long: Smartwatches have overtaken Swiss watches in global shipments

Luxury watch makers that wrote off smartwatches as a threat are learning a crucial lesson: Never underestimate Apple.<p>In the fourth quarter of 2015, global smartwatch shipments overtook Swiss watch shipments for the first time. Research firm Strategy Analytics reports that 8.1 million smartwatches …

Smartwatches
Leadership

Big data startups beware: Disruption isn't enough, you need to make money

As MapR distances itself from Hortonworks, these big data unicorns must realize that a proprietary business model might not be enough.<p>Talk about …

Big Data

Every Company Needs A Growth Manager

Yes Bank partners UltraCash for sound-based payments service

Private sector lender Yes Bank said that it has partnered UltraCash Technologies to launch payments processing through sound waves. UltraCash …

FinTech

Live events streaming is the digital future of TV, says Interxion

CBS’s Super Bowl coverage shows that broadcasters need to invest in streaming infrastructure, according to data centre giant Interxion’s Bryan …

Why artificial intelligence may be more dangerous than nuclear weapons

IBM has teamed up with X Prize to offer $5 million to people who can create AI that can help mankind.<p>As we recently reported, IBM has pledged $5 …

DataXu Gets $10M From Sky As Pay TV Giant Buys Into Programmatic Ad Tech

DataXu, a Boston-based startup that provides analytics and other tools for programmatic ads, has picked up another round of funding. Sky, the UK-based pay-TV provider part-owned by 21st Century Fox, has made a $10 million investment in the company.<p>Considering DataXu (pronounced “data zoo”) is …

Pay-TV

Move Over Apple Pay, Make Room for Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay is giving Apple Pay a run for its money.<p>The cell phone company has been running powerful ads lately, criticizing Apple Pay’s limited …

Comcast, Like Dish, Mashing Web TV And Pay TV Subscribers In Results

How is <b>Comcast</b>’s (CMCSA) $15-per-month Web-based TV service, called Stream, doing?<p>Comcast, the nation’s biggest cable TV firm, launched Stream in …

Televisions
Televisions