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How to Map Your Customer's Journey | Inc.com

<b>Discovery</b>. Simply put, how are your ideal customers finding your business today? If you don't know, the good news is that there is plenty of data available to answer this question. 67% of any buyer's journey is now done digitally, and this means an increasing reliance on data to drive decisions. …

Customer Experience

There Is a FinTech Startup for Almost Any Bank Service

<i>Originally published:</i> <i>There Is a FinTech Startup for Almost Any Bank Service</i><p>FinTech companies around the world have now reached the potential of …

Take a look inside Monese, the app that lets you apply for a bank account in 3 minutes

It makes a difficult task for people arriving in a new country much easier.<p>The 2-year-old startup can verify your identity with just a picture of your passport and a selfie, using a custom built platform.<p>Monese told BI that it now has 56,000 people on its waiting list wanting to sign up (it is …

Apps

The tyranny of should: What I learned being a startup CEO in 2015

<i>"Am I doing everything I should be doing?"</i><p>I ask my cofounders these questions from time to time. They say yes and give me a hug, and my ego is placated. But later on I still wonder am I really doing a good job? Am I leveraging every moment of time the way I <i>should?</i><p>There are a lot of articles telling …

Time I

6 things that great startup founders know that other people don't

Here's what many of the greats know — <i>and practice</i>— that seems to elude many founders:<p>1. It's all about the people.<p>Great startup founders don't always have the greatest ideas. But they know how to surround themselves with people will fill the gaps in their thinking, allowing new ideas and …

Startups

Retailers: Who Needs Black Friday When You Have Big Data?

Arbitrarily slashed prices don’t necessarily win greater wallet share. Retailers need to bring ecosystem thinking to the store shelf.<p>Black Friday has …

eCommerce

SoundCloud Pulse helps artists keep in touch with fans

SoundCloud suffered some criticism for stripping creator-focused features out of its mobile apps last year but now it’s making amends with the launch of Pulse, a new Android app that allows artists to view the latest fan activity and listening stats for the tracks on the go.<p>The app is pretty …

Banking needs a revolution – not a comparison website

Challenger banks have openly mocked proposals from the regulator that the best way to boost competition in banking is for consumers to shop around …

9. Element Cube - The World In The Palm Of Your Hand

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1536286486/the-element-cube-62-elements-1-cube?ref=discovery This one isn€™t exactly useful unless you need a …

Cool Stuff

Capital One lets customers ditch security questions for a phone swipe

23 October 2015 | 8845 views | 0<p>Capital One is offering customers the chance to replace security questions for some transactions with a simple swipe …

Uber to Unveil Big E-Commerce Delivery Program With Retailers in the Fall

If Uber wants to live up to its hype as the logistics network of the future, it will need to turn its delivery businesses into real businesses.<p>For at least a year, Uber has experimented with transporting packages in addition to people. Now it’s ready to make the arrangement more formal.<p>The popular …

eCommerce

10 IBM Watson-Powered Apps That Are Changing Our World

IBM considers Watson to represent a new era of computing — a step forward to cognitive computing, where apps and systems interact with humans via …

Novabase Launches Wizzio Powered by IBM Watson, a Next Generation Sales Tool

<i>This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateEurope 2015.</i><p>Our final presenter of the day, Novabase, is here launching its solution for bank …

IBM Watson

IBM Watson Group Buys AlchemyAPI To Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

IBM Watson, the artificial intelligence platform made famous by beating the three best <i>Jeopardy!</i> champions ever several years ago, bought Denver-based AlchemyAPI today. It did not reveal the purchase price.<p>The acquisition gives Watson a key piece of machine learning technology. The deal also gives …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM MobileFirst - Powering the IBM & Apple Partnership

Back in July, Apple and IBM announced a global strategic partnership to redefine how enterprises use mobile applications. Well, last week IBM and …

NRF 2015: IBM and Apple Debut Retail Apps as Watson Turns Personal Shopper

IBM and Apple announced a partnership back in July to create a suite of apps for mobile devices and the enterprise B2B market. The latest sector the …

University of Texas team hooks $100K in IBM Watson app contest

A team of students from the University of Texas at Austin is being awarded $100,000 in seed funding from IBM and the Entrepreneurs' Fund for an app …

How to use the IBM Watson Relationship Extraction service on Bluemix

Before Christmas, I wrote about how I used the Watson Relationship Extraction service on Bluemix to pick out the things mentioned in news stories, as …

BBC

IBM Watson as a service—on the cloud - Cloud computing news

January 27, 2015 | Written by: Burak Cakil<p>Categorized: Archive<p>Share this post:<p>In 2011, a cognitive system named after the founder and CEO of IBM, …

Natural Language Processing

IBM Watson branches out into speech, text, visuals, and analysis

IBM's Watson now (sort of) knows a cat when it sees one.<p>IBM has unveiled five new in-beta services for Watson Developer Cloud, its Bluemix-hosted …

Watson Dev

IBM Watson is a system for reasoning over unstructured information. Initially, all this information came in as text and all interactions were typed …

Machine Learning

IBM Watson Is Giving Developers Five New AI Tools To Play With

After opening its impressive artificial intelligence tools to developers last year, IBM Watson has today added five new APIs for developers to take advantage of.<p>The new tools available in the Watson Developer Cloud include speech recognition, synthesizing natural-sounding language from text, image …

Artificial Intelligence

Watson Dev

We are pleased to introduce IBM Watson Tradeoff Analytics, a new cognitive service that takes the guesswork out of decision making, available to the …

IBM Watson

IBM Watson Dehumanizing Veterans Care

Jefferey Jaxen <b><br>Activist Post</b><p>IBM, whose stock price has sunk to its lowest in four years, has recently “announced a $1 billion investment to establish …

A Toy with the Brain of IBM Watson

I just backed a project on Kickstarter. CogniToy develops a toy with the brain of IBM’s supercomputer named Watson. You can talk with it, it gets …

Kids

What's The Future Of Cognitive Computing? IBM Watson

We are entering a new period of computing history — the cognitive computing era.<p>Cognitive computing offers fundamental differences in how systems are built and interact with humans. Cognitive-based systems, such as IBM Watson, are able to build knowledge and learn, understand natural language, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Watson Dev

Many clients and partners have asked me about when the Personality Insights service will become generally available. The wait is over!<p>Today, we are …

Data Science