Digital Economy

By dazdigitalnow | Everything about the development configuration and expansion of modern digital economies.

Where is technology taking the economy?

We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic era—a …

Intelligence

Walmart debuts voice shopping on the Google Home

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Walmart announced on Wednesday that its customers are now able to shop on Walmart.com using voice commands via Google Home and Google Home Mini devices.<p>In addition, Walmart …

Google Home

Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a ‘couple of years’ says founder

The mind behind Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is matter-of-fact about the crypto. In short, he believes what interviewer Naval Ravikant called “brain virus” is the true future of security and economics and, with the right incentives, Ethereum can replace things like credit card networks and even …

Bitcoin

How Big Is The Drone Job Boom?

A billion in venture capital this year and deregulation are fueling a hot job market.<p>For the first time in history, investments in drones--those buzzy airborne gadgets that used to be called UAVs--have crossed a billion dollars. $1.2 billion has already been invested in unmanned aerial tech in 2017 …

China’s digital economy: A leading global force

China is already more digitized than many observers appreciate and has the potential to set the world’s digital frontier in coming decades.<p><b>China has</b> …

Innovation

Welcome To The Post-Work Economy

For the future economy to work, we need to get rid of our unhealthy fixation on what work and jobs mean to our self-worth.<p>If the goal of the economy is to provide decent-paying work for everyone, that economy clearly isn’t doing a good job at the moment. Real wages for most Americans haven’t …

Basic Income

​Queensland unveils new digital strategy centred on people

The state's 2017-2020 digital strategy includes updating government service delivery, leading the way with tech-based initiatives, and placing the …

Innovation

A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …

Education

Fast, Secure Blockchain Tech From An Unexpected Source: Microsoft

Microsoft is aiming to make shared ledger transactions safe enough for its stalwart corporate clients.<p>The networks behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum were built with mistrust in mind. After all, virtual currency users have every reason to believe that others on the network are trying …

Bitcoin

BLE Beacons, iBeacon, Eddystone, IoT and IIOT Solutions.

We’re launching new products and we reckon you’ll love them.<p><b>We’re launching new products</b> and we reckon you’ll love them.<p>We’ve built a new heart for …

IoT: The Key for Industrial Organizations in the Digital Age

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Will Automation In The IT Sector Create New Job Opportunities?

The media reports have lately been abuzz with the futuristic reports where it is claimed that due to automation, half of the jobs will be eaten up …

Stripe now worth more than $9 billion after raising $150 million

Stripe, a US fintech firm founded by two Irish brothers, has raised $150 million (£121 million) in a funding round that values the company at over $9 billion (£7 billion).<p>The investment round, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was led by CapitalG and General Catalyst, and also included …

Startups

What to expect from the app market this year

In 2016, mobile app store downloads reached over 90 billion, while total time spent in apps worldwide increased to nearly 900 billion hours. From a business perspective, the app economy proved to be more lucrative than ever, paying publishers over $35 billion in revenue across the iOS App Store and …

Trends

Why IBM's speech recognition breakthrough matters for AI and IoT

IBM recently announced that its speech recognition system achieved an industry record of 5.5% word error rate, coming closer to human parity. Here's …

Cryptocurrency miners are renting entire Boeing 747s just to stay in the game

In a mining boom, buy the shovels.<p>It’s one of the oldest investing axioms, and anyone with shares in chipmakers AMD and Nvidia are reaping the rewards right now.<p>As the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum explodes, cryptocurrency miners are in a race to beat each other to the riches, and graphics …

Cryptocurrency

Tech firms are forgetting about STEM and focusing on STEAM

It was recently thought that four subjects alone could spur innovation by bringing order and logic to creative thinking: Science, technology, engineering, and math—fields known to much of the modern world by their acronym STEM. But STEM is already passé.<p>A new acronym has come to the fore, pioneered …

Education

10 Cloud Computing certifications that will land you a six figure salary Job

Top 10 Highest-Paying Cloud Computing CertificationsTry one of these 10 highest paying cloud computing certifications and get yourself a six figure …

Cloud Computing

25 companies that are revolutionizing retail

Dollar Shave Club has made men's grooming affordable.Dollar Shave Club<p>In the midst of a retail apocalypse that has forced thousands of brick and mortar stores to close, brands are doing everything they can to keep up with changing shopping habits.<p>We've highlighted 25 companies — from online …

Trends

Get the tools to land a machine learning job that robots can’t steal

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Don’t let sci-fi cautionary tales spook you. …

Machine Learning

How retailers will use emotion AI — online and in store

Whether customers feel good or bad about their experiences is ultimately underpinned by their emotions. This doesn’t matter what context they are in — every interaction is emotional.<p>As consumers, our shopping experiences mean quite a lot to us. If we stand in ridiculously big queues or receive …

India could become the first digital, cashless society

The top news out of India over the past 12 months has been Prime Minister Modi’s move to ban 85% of the currency in circulation. However, something much more far-reaching has happened.<p>It’s called India Stack.<p><b>The Foundations of a New Financial System</b><p>Before 2009, half of all Indians didn’t have any …

India

Here Are (Approximately) 3000 Free Data Sources You Can Use Right Now

If you need data about government activity, the welfare of Mother Earth and her children, finance, economies, industry, weather and climate, or any of a myriad of social and scientific concerns, you can get it right now, free of charge.<p>Thousands of municipal, state, and national governments now …

Big Data

We Are at the Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete?

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges.<p>I recently appeared as a guest on Wharton Professor David Robertson's radio show, <i>Innovation Navigation</i>. David is an old pro and recently published an excellent new book on innovation, <i>The Power of Little Ideas</i>, so it was an interesting, …

Innovation

Soldo, a London fintech startup that offers a multi-user spending account, raises $11M led by Accel

Soldo, the London-based fintech startup that offers a multi-user spending account, first launched for consumers and since tailored to businesses too, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Venture Capital firm Accel led the round, with participation from Connect Ventures, InReach Ventures, …

Startups

Robots Managing Robots: Nokia's Digital Factory Of The Future

Even though Finland-based Nokia unloaded its mobile handset business on Microsoft in 2014, it remains the second-largest mobile equipment manufacturer in the world after Sweden-based Ericsson. The company has about 100,000 employees after its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent in 2016.<p>Microsoft …

Industry 4.0

Airbnb's Biggest Weapon Against Hotels: Machine Learning

The startup uses artificial intelligence to get more people to make bookings, more quickly.<p>Airbnb numbers among the Valley's darlings, reportedly valued at $31 billion and actually profitable, the latter being a novelty among startups. It's less beloved by the hotel industry. Although its share of …

Machine Learning

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

Emotions

Big Names Descend on White House for Trump’s Technology Summit

President Donald Trump promised “sweeping transformation” in the federal government’s use of technology as he welcomed top executives from many of …

The White House