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This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

a16z Podcast: Changing the Conversation about Cybersecurity by a16z - Listen to music

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Your Phone is Better Than Chase Manhattan: Stories Behind Blockchain

In a recent book “Blockchains in the Mainstream”, 33 of the world’s crypto entrepreneurs, investors and thinkers explore challenges and opportunities …

How to get creative with your digital transformation strategy

Digital transformation can mean many things and encompass many areas of technology, it will look entirely different from one company to the next. …

The Best Business Products of 2016

We've tested several hundred Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business applications in the PC Labs over the past year, and found that 42 SaaS apps are …

Software is due for a bundling event

We are approaching a new phase of enterprise software, where every niche of Software-as-a-Service has been filled and cloud companies are being consolidated into larger companies. Markets have a tendency to cycle from bundling to unbundling, and software is due for a bundling event. The cloud, open …

Why ‘intelligence everywhere’ should concern CIOs everywhere

We’re in the midst of the biggest AI boom ever seen in the technology sector. While AI and certain types of machine learning have been in practical use for the better part of 30 years, there’s no denying that the intense investment in the space is sending shockwaves through the industry. CBInsights …

AI Gone Wild, Real-Time Data Comes to CRM and More to Expect in 2017

It’s that time of year again, when organizations do a little soul searching on all that went right and wrong with their customer engagement …

Digital Transformation: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Below you can see another network map created with our Influencer Relationship Management software (IRM) showing the number 1 influencer Brain Solis …

User Memory Design: How To Design For Experiences That Last

The two charts pictured below changed the way I think about thinking. Reproduced from a classic 1996 psychology study, the story behind these charts …

How a Top Retailer Brought Together UX Design and Agile Development (and got it right!)

During this webinar, Doug Brown, former VP Senior User Experience Designer at JPMorgan Chase and Manager of UI Engineering for eCommerce at DSW, …

Valuable UI/UX Designer Tools and Websites That Should Not Be Ignored

If you are a UI or UX designer, then you are probably aware of some of the cool design suites and packages there are available for you to work from. …

The best books for new UX designers

Here’s a list of the six best and most influential books compiled on UX design to help both newcomers and experienced designers strengthen their …

The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know

This column is by James Li, Product Intern at NewStoryCharity<p>It is no doubt that the sub-field of machine learning / artificial intelligence has …

ŷhat | Recognizing Handwritten Digits in Python

Handwriting recognition is a classic machine learning problem with roots at least as far as the early 1900s. It's a fascinating problem and one that …

Machine Learning

Top 5 Digital Innovation Hacks

CIOs, it turns out, are trying out a variety of digital innovation techniques in their organizations — with varying results. The Gartner 2016 CIO Survey of nearly 3,000 CIOs revealed that the least-used digital innovation practices actually correlate to the highest digital return. For example, …

Innovation

Match Content to the Customer Experience

Getting your content to resonate with your audience depends on, to a large extent, the customer experience, their journey to making a purchase. …

Bridging logistics efficiency with customer experience

Online consumers want to be in control at every stage in the buying cycle and nowhere more so than when selecting their delivery and returns options. …

Digital transformation: optimizing for the last mile of customer experience

<b>What is the most important moment of truth shaping customer perception in a customer-facing operation or process? Is it when customers first get in</b> …

Customer Experience

How to Navigate a Digital Transformation

An organization is essentially the sum total of its physical, financial, human, intellectual, and relationship capital. Different industries and different business models have always maintained different percentages of these asset types. Manufacturers invest most of their capital into physical …

Warning: CDOs can be hazardous to your CIO's health

The rise of the chief digital officer (CDO) has generated its fair share of agita among CIOs, many of whom view the role as competition for their IT …