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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 …

eCommerce

Digital Disruption: The Growth Multiplier

Overview<p>Key Findings<p>Country By Country Outcomes<p>Recommendations<p><b> <br>Prioritize digital investments based on value opportunities.</b><p>Balance digital …

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 …

Harvard Business Review

Digital Fashion - El diablo ya no se viste de Prada

Este mes he tenido el honor y el placer de acudir como ponente a dos eventos de relevancia, El País Retina y Digital Enterprise Show, para compartir …

The 10 happiest countries in the world

The fourth annual World Happiness Report was just published, leading up to the United Nations' International Happiness Day on March 20.<p>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 …

Life Expectancy

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 …

Google Analytics

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 …

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 …

Virtual Reality

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 …

Human Resources

McDonald’s Is Turning Happy Meal Boxes Into VR Headsets

And as an added bonus, every VR experience smells like french fries.<p>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. …

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 …

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 …

Amazon

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 …

Leadership

10 cosas que no sabías sobre Starbucks

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.

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

Isaiah Berlin. Foto cortesía de Isaiah Berlin Archive.<p>En 2006, Edge.org preguntó a cien intelectuales por sus ideas más peligrosas. <b>Harm Harari</b> temía …

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

Long before reaching billionaire status, Elon Musk challenged himself to live off $1 a day for a month.<p>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 …

Elon Musk

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

Much has changed in the past four months of the technology startup world and how outsiders value the business. Of course it’s too early to predict whether this is a trend or an aberration but the smartest people I know in the industry are predicting the former.<p>The startup industry may be …

Venture Capital

App Fatigue

In the 1980s and 1990s it was all about shrink-wrapped software … ah, those were the days. Software was sold on big and small pieces of plastic and shiny CDs. You would walk into your favorite software store (J&R) and browse the endless rows of eye-candy (boxed software).<p>The 1990s brought in the …

¿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>Amazon Echo isn’t just a speaker; it’s a …

Amazon Echo

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

Realidad virtual - Un nuevo renacimiento

Hoy he disfrutado de mi primera inmersión en el mundo de la realidad virtual gracias a los amigos de Future LightHouse y la experiencia ha sido …

Western Union Brings Money Transfer And Its Tricky Fees To Chat Apps

Remittance has always been a shady business. Migrant workers need to send money they earn home to their families, but get hit with fine print fees so less cash comes out the other side than they might assume. Remittance companies earn extra by keeping the margin between their own made up exchange …