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Amazon just got one step closer to crushing America's biggest clothing stores

The ecommerce giant launched a new service called Prime Wardrobe on Tuesday that lets customers try on clothing before buying it.<p>Customers can order multiple items and then decide whether they want to keep any of the clothing or send it back.<p>If shoppers keep at least three items, they get 10% off …

Zara introduces self-checkout in-store: How will it impact the customer experience?

You can imagine my interest in learning that the Spanish retailer is to introduce self-checkouts in stores.That’s right. No longer reserved for …

Accenture Strategy

Learn the key preventive steps to shield companies from monetary penalties related to GDPR.<p>Pilot first, transform second and generate value along the …

To Go Digital, Leaders Have to Change Some Core Beliefs

Despite a great deal of lip service to digital transformation, the effect of all these great words on most companies is this: not much.<p>Digital transformation halts, or fails, for many reasons—but most often it’s because minor changes at the surface level do nothing to affect the fundamental …

Innovation

The 10 happiest countries in the world

Commissioned by the UN, the report surveyed thousands of people from 156 nations, ranking countries based on six categories of wellbeing: GDP per capita, life expectancy, social support, trust in government, perceived freedom to make life decisions, and belief in the generosity of others.<p>For the …

Why Google's Analytics 360 Suite Is a Tool Every Marketer Needs

Google's latest addition offers a more robust way to analyze customer data across devicinvaluable data tools for marketers<p>People no longer browse the web exclusively on a desktop computer; they now drift from numerous devices and screens seamlessly. It's great for the user. But it's proving tough …

Marketing

The Physical Interface

We suddenly live in a strange and wonderful nexus of digital and physical. Touchscreens let us hold information in our hands, and we touch, stretch, crumple, drag, and flick data itself. Our sensor-packed phones even reach beyond the screen to interact directly with the world around us. While these …

Connectivity

Augmented And Virtual Reality Investment Hits $1.1 Billion In 2016

It’s the first time AR/VR investment has topped $1 billion in any year.<p>With smartphone penetration reaching an all-time high and sluggish tablet sales, the tech industry and pundits are on the lookout for the tech that will be the “next big thing” and spur innovation and customer adoption as much …

The New Organization: Different by Design

We just launched one of the world’s largest studies of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were …

McDonald’s Is Turning Happy Meal Boxes Into VR Headsets

The best part of Happy Meals was always opening the box to find the toy inside. Now, the box <i>is</i> the toy.<p>At McDonald’s Sweden, kids who order $4.10 Happy Meals can now turn them into virtual reality headsets, a la Google Cardboard. As reported by <i>AdWeek</i>, DDB Stockholm reimagined the iconic red box …

Virtual Reality

This Impossibly Intricate Dress Was 3-D Printed In A Single Go

Even more impressive? The 3-D printer was smaller than the dress itself.<p>Nervous Systems is a generative design studio founded by MIT alums known for merging the natural world with 3-D printed fashion. For its latest project, the studio teamed up with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts to create a …

The Arts

Amazon Unveils Two New Voice-Control Devices: Amazon Tap And Echo Dot

After the breakout success of the Echo, the e-commerce giant was eager to offer some variations on the theme.<p>This morning, Amazon announced two new voice-controlled home assistant devices—the $130 Amazon Tap Bluetooth speaker and the $90 Echo Dot.<p>The two new devices are follow-ups to the original …

How Leaders At Google, BuzzFeed, And More Make Decisions

We’ve culled the best practices of leaders of all types of organizations to learn how they make better decisions.<p>Good decision making is a critical skill at any stage of a career. But it’s not easy to master. Studies have shown that it’s a complex process that involves evaluating both cognitive and …

10 cosas que no sabías sobre Starbucks

110 cosas que no sabías sobre Starbucks<p>1. Durante los últimos veintisiete años Stabucks ha abierto una media de dos nuevos establecimientos al día.

Finding Our Happy Place in the Internet of Things

In the future, we will all be better people. And our technology will be better too. Or will it? With connected devices becoming a canvas for our lives, we need new principles and practices to design with greater humanity.

Internet of Things

Spotify now has a whopping 30 million paying subscribers

Spotify may have gained a formidable competitor in the music streaming space when Apple Music launched at the end of June 2015, but the company’s …

La idea más peligrosa del siglo XX

En 2006, Edge.org preguntó a cien intelectuales por sus ideas más peligrosas. <b>Harm Harari</b> temía que la democracia pueda desaparecer, <b>Steven Pinker</b> que …

THE ELON MUSK TRAINING DIET: How to toughen yourself up to change the world

He was a teenager wondering whether or not he had what it takes to be an entrepreneur and figured he could get a good idea of the answer after completing (or failing) this $1-a-day experiment.<p>As he explained to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in an episode of Tyson's StarTalk Radio podcast, "So …

Decodificar el pensamiento es posible gracias a un software

Aunque se trata de un primer paso y de alcance reducido, en Seattle han conseguido decodificar el pensamiento con variables simples.<p>A día de hoy, el …

Tesla confirms (again) that the Model 3 will cost $35K before incentives

There are many reasons to buy a Tesla: classy styling, “Ludicrous” performance, and emissions-free commuting. However, one of the most notable …

3 Huge Industries Facing Death Because They Won't Embrace Radical Ideas

This is what happens when companies stop thinking about the future.<p>We recently spoke with a senior leader at a leading manufacturer for consumer power tools--while I won't give the name, I'll say you definitely know the company well--about its innovation agenda. The company challenged us to come …

Innovation

The resetting of the startup industry

The startup industry may be "resetting," which doesn't mean a "crash" but rather just a resetting of valuations, timescales, winners/losers, capital sources and the relative emphasis of growth rates vs. burn rates.<p>As we noted in our survey of more than 150 VCs we know in the industry, many saw …

App Fatigue

Ben Schippers Contributor<p>Ben Schippers is a co-founder of HappyFunCorp.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction<br>• Tesla, a great family brand<p>In the 1980s and 1990s it was all about shrink-wrapped software … ah, those were the days. …

Apps

¿Cómo se convirtió Google en la empresa más valiosa del mundo?

No vende nada que puedas llevar en tu bolsillo. Nunca le pagamos dinero de forma directa.<p>Y sin embargo <b>Alphabet, la empresa matriz de Google</b>, tiene una capitalización de mercado mayor que la de Apple, como muestra su último informe de resultados.<p>Esto la convierte en la <b>empresa más valiosa del mundo,</b> …

My Amazon Echo just got an incredible new feature and I love it

Two of my favorite tech products, which I've only discovered this past year, are Amazon Echo and Spotify Premium.<p>And now, they work together.<p>On Thursday, Amazon and Spotify announced Spotify Premium now works with the company's incredible Echo speaker.<p>It's like Siri, but in my experience, it's much …

Here's How Microsoft Envisions the Super Bowl in Virtual Reality

Microsoft's HoloLens is going to be a game changer for football fans everywhere. Here's why.<p>Watching the Super Bowl in the future may soon feel just like being at the stadium.<p>Microsoft released a promotional video Tuesday that gives consumers a sneak peak of what experiencing football through its …

Augmented Reality