Ben Murphy

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Columbia Researchers Grew Tissue That Acts Just Like Human Heart Muscle

A team of Columbia University researchers is behind a first in biomedical engineering: growing tissue that behaves just like an adult human heart …

What's Wrong With Amazon's Vision for Cashierless Stores

Another retail innovation leaves traditional brick and mortar reeling.<p>In a rather detailed but somewhat breathless article published in the <i>New York Times</i> on April 1, the authors described the shock and amazement of traditional brick-and-mortar retailers as Amazon accelerates its Amazon Go program. …

Walmart looks to see if virtual shopping is better than the real thing

By Abha Bhattarai<p>Abha Bhattarai<p>Reporter covering the retail industry<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Walmart has spent billions buying up websites like Jet.com and ModCloth, and is investing in new technology as it goes head-to-head with Amazon.com. (Jeffrey P. Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, owns …

Virtual Reality

New for the holidays: AR shopping experience of the future, paid for with your eyeballs

Mastercard has unveiled a retail experience that provides additional context for shoppers with photorealistic overlays and eye-scanning …

Tales of Retail: Where Will Amazon Be in 75 Years?

<b>Who’s Still Standing? Who Will Die?</b><p>Ask a millennial to describe Woolworth’s or the Spiegel Catalogue or the tune from the Music Man about the Wells Fargo Wagon (or who sang it) and he will probably give you a blank stare.<p>Or query him about abandoned shopping carts. He’s as likely to relate the tale …

For the first time, more people will do their holiday shopping on mobile than on desktop

Revenue is catching up.<p>If you visit a U.S. retailer’s website this holiday season, you’re most likely to do so on a mobile device.<p>More than half of visits to shopping sites — 54 percent — will come from smartphones and tablets, surpassing desktop computers for the first time, according to Adobe …

AR Advances Spark Consumer Interest: Will Retailers Grab The Opportunity?

AR has come a long way since then, with retailers such as <b>Chairish, Anthropologie</b> and <b>Target</b> implementing the technology into their e-Commerce and …

7-Eleven is getting more digitally savvy — and treating Amazon as a friend

About a year ago, 7-Eleven brought on Gurmeet Singh as its first chief digital officer to figure out the best ways for the retailer to get more …

eCommerce

At Platform LA, Future Malls Are Experience Buffets

We sat down with Platform founder and CEO Joey Miller to discuss how the retail space is delivering experiential pop-ups, installations and culinary …

Scientific breakthrough? Experts find way to reverse aging

It's understood that degenerative diseases like Alzheimers and cancer can make a person's “golden years” look pretty bleak. However, there’s some hope on the horizon thanks to some new research from England. A research team at the University of Exeter has found a way to possibly stave off these …

How This Mom Hits 7 Figures a Month Using Social Media

Kelsey Humphreys chats with Lindsay Moreno about her advice advice for other franchisees or MLM business owners.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lindsay Teague Moreno is an author, podcaster and business owner whose business has been known to bring in seven-figure …

This Experiment Tested the Online Customer Service at 5 Famous Retailers and Showed 1 Clear Winner

I set out to purchase a pair of casual men's jeans from five different retailers. This is what happened.<p>In an effort to improve customer relations, many retailers have added live chat support to their websites. A study by Forrester Research found that 44 percent of online customers say that live …

10 iPhone texting tips you'll wish you'd known all along

If your iPhone ($775 at Amazon Marketplace) is constantly binging and buzzing and you are continually apologizing for missing texts and not responding in a timely fashion, then it might be time to dig in to some of the features in iMessage that can help prevent your texts from taking over your …

Text Messaging

Ditch Your Lame PowerPoint And Try These Apps Instead

The cultishly popular app maker FiftyThree releases tools for people who use visual slide decks at work–but don’t need the bloat of PowerPoint or Keynote.<p>Four years ago, FiftyThree—the team of ex-Microsoft creatives who launched a wildly popular iPad sketching app called Paper—was flush with …

What If the Big Bang Wasn't the Beginning? New Study Proposes Alternative

Was the universe created with a Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, or has it been expanding and contracting for eternity? A new paper, inspired by …

Dark Matter

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UX Design

How retail marketers are transforming tomorrow's shopper experience

From the rise of the experience store to integrating mobile and tech solutions, what are the key trends for marketers and agencies wanting to cut …

How to build a business empire with Instagram

What does it take to succeed online? Shouldn’t real-world influence transfer into the digital world? The introduction of computers and smartphones has changed the business world and yet many still do not understand how new digital platforms fit into the business realm. These platforms are a new …

Nvidia says its new supercomputer will enable the highest level of automated driving

No steering wheels, no pedals, no mirrors<p>Nvidia, one of the world’s best known manufacturers of computer graphics cards, announced a new, more powerful computing platform for use in autonomous vehicles. The company claims its new system, codenamed Pegasus, can be used to power Level 5, fully …

How He Convinced 300,000 People to Work With Him, From Malaysia

At first, no one would pay attention to this entrepreneur. Now, he has 450 staffers in 40 offices around the globe.<p><i>Introducing our new podcast,</i> Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer<i>, which features business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side happy,</i> …

Nvidia spikes after announcing an AI driving chip that'll replace an 'entire trunk full' of computers (NVDA)

Nvidia continued its world tour on Tuesday as CEO Jensen Huang took to the stage in Munich to announce a slate of new products aimed at car companies.<p>Nvidia is trading up 2.75% at $190.89 early on Tuesday after the announcement of a new self-driving chip, and a virtual design studio for car …

Your Startup Needs a Great Story. Here's How to Develop One

Storytelling is the key to building a strong startup brand. Develop your story with these 6 steps.<p>People love a good story. But more importantly, people buy from a good story. As Ian Rowden, Chief Marketing Officer of Virgin, once said, "The best brands are built on great stories." That's why …

Here’s how Tesla uses its giant batteries to power small islands

Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents lost power after Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 store, destroyed the island's electric grid. It may take six months before Puerto Rico can repair the power grid, leading the government to consider other remedies in the interim.<p>Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello …

China’s AI Awakening中国 人工智能 的崛起 - MIT Technology Review

On a tropical island that marks the southern tip of China, a computer program called Lengpudashi is playing one-on-one poker against a dozen people …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists have successfully reversed advanced heart failure in mice

Studying Heart Failure<p>A team of researches from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas have discovered a way to reverse severe heart …

casagrande laboratory's micro-apartment measures one parking space

<b>head architect marco casagrande of casagrande laboratory has installed a micro-apartment building in a bustling helsinki square.</b> measuring a mere 2.5 …

Why Seaweed, Not Solar, May Be the Energy of Tomorrow

Environment<p>It’s all about biofuel!<p><i>In brief:</i> <i>The US Department of Energy has invested nearly $1.5 million in projects that will help establish large-scale seaweed farms for the purpose of making biofuel. The renewable energy sector is rapidly increasing in the diversity of clean energy …

Biofuel

13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Video

Many experts predicted that 2017-2018 would be the “age of video marketing on social media” and the data is showing that they were overwhelmingly …

Web Development

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

<b>Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.</b><p>The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.<p>On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which …

Puerto Rico