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Why the Tom's of Maine Founder Thinks He Can Create the Next Patagonia | Inc.com

On an icy day in early January, Tom Chappell peers across the rolling pasture of his 85-acre farm in southwestern Maine. He purchased the land 10 years ago, thinking it could be the very solution he needed for Ramblers Way, the idea he had for a new kind of clothing company that would create a …

Clothing

How Robots Will Help You Get Your Next Job

AI tools could make finding jobs faster and more equitable–and cut back on recruiter spam, advocates say.<p>It’s no secret that finding good workers isn’t easy, particularly in the competitive tech world.<p>Hiring managers can spend hours using primitive keyword search tools to sift through half-relevant …

The Rise Of AI Will Force Data Scientists To Evolve Or Get Left Behind

The history of Artificial Intelligence is long, but it’s only been recently that technology companies and markets have begun to get excited about it… Why? Because now it works.<p>After a few decades of exploration of symbolic AI methods, the field shifted toward statistical approaches, that have as of …

Artificial Intelligence

Realizing The Potential Of Big Data And Analytics

It’s not what you know. It’s what you <i>do</i> with what you know. That’s something companies worldwide will be learning—for better or worse—in the coming year when it comes to big data.<p>Gurus among us have proclaimed 2017 will be the year big data goes mainstream. If you’re anything like me, you may be …

The 5 Most Worrying Technology Trends For 2017 And Beyond

Working in the field of big data and AI means that I see the leading edge advances that come with it. It also means routinely getting freaked out when you think too closely about the possibilities and implications of those advances and where they might be taking us.<p>Here are the 5 most worrying …

Artificial Intelligence

Caring for 'Underground Livestock' Key to Colorado Farmer's Success

He’s 28-years-old, doesn’t own a single acre of land and farms using principles that are virtually unheard of in northeastern Colorado.<p>So why are …

Farming

Nike releases open-source software to play with the techies

Nike, the home of all things athletic, is joining the ranks of the programmers with its launch of open-source software.<p>Last week, Nike published three open-source projects on GitHub: a JSON parsing framework, a distributed tracing solution for Java and a lightweight logging library written in …

iPhone Apps

Science, Sustainability And The Dangers Of Naïve Policy

Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department Health and Human Services convene an advisory committee to develop dietary guidelines based on the latest scientific and medical research. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines won't be released until later this year, but they're already …

Sustainability

Sales are exploding for this little-known soda brand with a cult following

The drink has been around for more than three decades, but in the last several years it has become somewhat of a status symbol for foodies, fashion icons, and fitness gurus.<p>It has attracted a cult following as a result, and sales have exploded.<p>The neon cans have been popping up all over Instagram, …

Advertising

The State Of Agtech

Robyn Metcalfe Contributor<p>Dr. Robyn Metcalfe is the Editor and Publisher of Food + City, a new platform for bold exploration of our global food system.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What Happened To The Food Industry Last Year?<br>• The Coming Food Bubble<p>Almost two centuries ago, Jethro Tull used his new …

Farming

The Shady Politics of Big Soda

People are drinking less liquid sugar than in previous decades, and the soda industry is doing everything it can to get back in the game.<p>Did your …

Brazil's richest man dreams of taking over Coca-Cola and firing all of its employees

And for a while now, Brazil's richest man, Jorge Lemann, has been eyeing $178.2 billion beverage-giant Coca-Cola, according to Bloomberg.<p>"We'd love to take a look at Coca-Cola," Lemann said in 2008 at a private meeting, according to the report.<p>"We could run it with 200 people," he joked.<p>That would …

New research: Companies plan to massively increase spend on marketing analytics

A new research report on marketing analytics shows that brands plan to increase their spending on the category by a whopping 73 percent over the next three years. For big market cap B2C companies, it’s closer to a 100 percent increase.<p>The category not only shows massive growth, but also a lot of …

iSkin On-Body Touch Sensors Sets New Meaning as Wearable Technology

Stretch it, wrap it, just do whatever you want to <b>iSkin</b>, it is flexible enough to follow your body curves. iSkin is a stretchable on-body touch …

Wearable Tech

This Week's Wow: Testing Out Ralph Lauren's New Wearable Tech Shirt

In this weekly feature, InStyle’s Fashion News Director Eric Wilson shares his favorite fashion moment of the week, and explains how it could shape …

Clothing

The most hyped emerging technology of 2015

A quick scan of any major media outlet (even here) and readers are bound to run into an article about some start-up or Fortune 500 company working on …

Autonomous Cars

Retailers Turn To Electronic Price Tags To Combat Amazon

An example of electronic labels made by Stockholm-based tech company Pricer.<p>On Amazon, not only can the price of a product change from minute to …

A Huge Store With Nothing For Sale, A “Girls Only” Mall, And The Future Of Physical Retailing

Offline shopping is ready for its Uber moment.<p>Imagine a mall that caters only to teenaged girls. How about a mall where every second storefront is a restaurant, bar, or café? Or imagine a mall that’s just a gigantic display room, where you can’t actually buy anything.<p>Farfetched? These malls already …

eCommerce

In a World of Second Screens, Mobile Has Become the First Screen

With $100M In Funding, Carbon3D Will Make 3D Manufacturing A Reality

Carbon3D, a startup building 3D printers for manufacturers, has pulled in $100 million in new funding to move 3D printing out of the prototyping phase and into production.<p>Google Ventures led the Series C round, joined by new investors Yuri Milner, Reinet Investments, and F.I.S., along with existing …

3D Printing

How Indra Nooyi Turned Design Thinking Into Strategy: An Interview with PepsiCo’s CEO

Just a few years ago, it wasn’t clear whether Indra Nooyi would survive as PepsiCo’s CEO. Many investors saw Pepsi as a bloated giant whose top brands were losing market share. And they were critical of Nooyi’s shift toward a more health-oriented overall product line. Prominent activist investor …

Stereotypes

Branch8 Lets Merchants Sell Via Multiple E-Commerce Sites With Fewer Headaches

If there’s one thing as diverse and multi-faceted as Asian culture it would probably be the region’s e-commerce landscape.<p>There’s no single dominant player — like Amazon or eBay in the West — and things are very different from country to country. Alibaba and JD dominate China, Rakuten owns Japan, …

eCommerce

NRF 2015: The Year That Personalization Transforms Retail

At the US National Retail Federation’s 2015 Big Show expo in New York this week, one of the big themes is personalization.<p>From customizing the online …

Google’s Latest Self-Driving Car Prototypes Are Now On Mountain View Streets

Google has an update on the status of its self-driving car project – the latest prototypes of its vehicles are road-ready and already driving in Mountain View. These are the same adorable prototypes that Google showed off in December, and are completely built by Google with self-driving in mind.<p>The …

Prototypes

First successful drone delivery made in the US

Everyday delivery moves one step closer as Federal Aviation Authority-approved drone successfully deposits medicine to rural health clinic<p>The first US government-approved drone delivery has successfully transported 4.5kg of medical supplies to a rural health clinic.<p>The drone, made by Australian …

Demonstration

Driving Your Car Will Soon Be Illegal

Jay Samit Contributor<p>Jay Samit is a serial entrepreneur and author of "Disrupt You!"<p>Driving a car will be illegal by 2030. Our economy will be severely impacted as millions of truck drivers, cabbies and delivery people are put out of work. In this era of endless innovation, man’s century-long …

Autonomous Cars

After banning trans fat from your food, experts are eyeing this delicious ingredient

But now that trans fat has been taken off the table, is there another highly concerning ingredient that should be banned next?<p>Experts say there really is no exact parallel to trans fat; the ingredient is unique in just how bad it is for you, how common it was in the food supply and how unessential …

Nutrition
Agriculture