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People still aren't buying smartwatches — and it's only going to get worse

Wearable technology still isn't catching up.<p>Despite a year full of exciting new smartwatches, tech-enabled clothing and jewelry, and fitness-activity trackers galore, the growth of the wearables market is still on the decline, according to a new report from the research firm eMarketer.<p>In fact, the …

Wearable Tech

Internal Metrics Show How Often Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Need Human Help

Uber’s internal performance report for self-driving car tests in Arizona show for the first time how the company's autonomous vehicle program is progressing.<p>Human drivers were forced to take control of Uber's self-driving cars about once per mile driven in early March during testing in Arizona, …

Shopping Malls Are Tracking Your Every Move

Add another category to the growing list of companies monitoring their customers: shopping-mall landlords.<p>As more shoppers tote smartphones while browsing in stores, shopping-center owners are tracking their movements and spending habits to try to figure out how best to arrange stores and mall …

10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies

What we can learn from the challenges and the triumphs that have defined the last 10 years of innovation in business.<p>This month marks my tenth anniversary as editor of <i>Fast Company</i>; we are also releasing the tenth installment of our World’s Most Innovative Companies coverage. During that time, the …

The First Galaxies: What We Know And What We Still Need To Learn

When you think of a galaxy today, you think of something like the Milky Way: hundreds of billions of stars, grand spiral arms, loaded with gas and dust, and ready to form the next generation of stars. Such a behemoth exerts a tremendous gravitational pull acting on everything else nearby. And you …

Really Big Data At Walmart: Real-Time Insights From Their 40+ Petabyte Data Cloud

Walmart – the world’s biggest retailer with over 20,000 stores in 28 countries, is in the process of building the world’ biggest private cloud, to process 2.5 petabytes of data every hour.<p>To make sense of all of this information, and put it to work solving problems, the company has created what it …

Big Data

'How we built India's biggest robot company'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1272000/1272252_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534400296_fcc523ca6a8c743eb3deffa199c667ed<p><b>In 2008, engineering student Samay Kohli wanted to build a humanoid robot, but his professor told him it would not be possible.</b><p>Along with his …

eCommerce

How Indian startups are using video content—and how they should

I was going through LinkedIn feed yesterday and chanced uponThe post How Indian startups are using video content—and how they should appeared first …

What Is Machine Learning And Why Is It Important?

<i>A beginner’s guide to artificial neural networks</i><p>At the end of 2016, it’s hard to escape the cultural influence of artificial intelligence. The …

Fnatic founder Sam Mathews on the future of esports' most ambitious brand

Fnatic has risen to become one of the largest and most successful esports teams of all time, with multiple championships almost 3 million social …

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence

Bridgewater Associates has a team of engineers working on a project to automate decision-making to save time and eliminate human emotional volatility<p>The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other …

Artificial Intelligence

The Product Management Tool Kit - Essentials for Every Product Manager

This guest column is authored by Rahul Kumar, Director – Product Management, Zopper.com<p>Thanks to all technology team members who motivated me through …

7 Steps For Bouncing Back After Getting Turned Down For VC Funding

Getting rejected can help point the way forward. Here’s your guide for going back to the drawing board.<p>So you made a plan to raise a round of financing and were greeted with a resounding yawn. You’re not alone. Raising money for a startup is really hard and usually takes much longer than you think, …

It’s not the Indian government Ola and Flipkart need to be asking for favors: It’s the Indian consumers

In the last week two of India’s most celebrated, over-hyped, over-funded, and arguably over-valued startups have started to complain that the …

Startups

A Tough Reality Most Entrepreneurs Don’t Understand

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Astronomers are relying on amateurs with telescopes to unlock the secrets of the cosmos

The hustle and bustle of daily life is a stark contrast to the tranquility of the night sky.<p>The stars are the same, year after year. So much so that many of the very names we use for the stars and constellations are thousands of years old. Ancient Greek and Arabic astronomers had almost exactly the …

Industrial Analytics Based On Internet Of Things Will Revolutionize Manufacturing

• McKinsey Global Institute predicts that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate up to $11T in value to the global economy by 2025.<br>• 69% of decision makers believe Industrial Analytics will be crucial for business success in 2020, with 15% considering it crucial today.<br>• Predictive and prescriptive …

Big Data

A top VC firm just put together a striking presentation on what it was like for startups in 2016

Given all of the fear and loathing startups were feeling in 2015, top venture capital firm, First Round, did another poll of its network of more than 700 founders and CEOs to see what it's like to have a startup in 2016. Times have certainly changed, and we've published with First Round's …

Venture Capital

Here's what makes India's hottest startups click

BENGALURU: During the California gold rush, those who made money consistently were the ones who produced & supplied gold digging machines. Something …

How The Visual Web Is Replacing Focus Groups for Consumer Market Research

This guest column is authored by Brian Kim, VP of Product Management at GumGum<p>“Crowdsourcing has replaced focus groups,” an executive recently …

Carmakers Plot A Future Without Google And Apple

A three-day conference ended today in Tokyo, where automakers, IT companies and government representatives from around the world deliberated the future of the connected and autonomous car. Notably absent were Google and Apple, and I left the conference with the distinct impression that Google and …

Automotive Industry

The Demonetisation Shocker - Time for Tech Firms to Show Their Power

Welcome! You have entered into a whole new world. Unwittingly, there have been changes in your surrounding environment which you didn’t quite plan or …

Southeast Asia’s PC online and mobile game revenue to more than double to $3.3 billion by 2020

Southeast Asia’s game market is on a growth spurt. The region’s PC online and mobile game revenue is expected to grow more than double to $3.3 billion by 2020, according to a report by market researcher Niko Partners.<p>And mobile game usage and revenue are expected to overtake PC online games by …

South-east Asia

Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking

This curated column is by Author, Speaker, Organizational Designer, Jeff Gothelf<p>There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, Goodfellas, …

Project Management

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

How to Do Machine Learning in a Week

This curated post is by Per Harald Borgen, Developer, Xeneta AS<p>Getting into machine learning (ml) can seem like an unachievable task from the …

Here Are All the Ways You Can Fund Your Startup

<i>The following is an excerpt from Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker’s new book</i> The Purpose Is Profit <i>(</i><i>Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2016</i><i>), which recounts</i> …

Personal Finance

Aggressive drivers will ‘bully’ self-driving cars because humans are awful

Self-driving cars promise to bring increased safety, comfort and speed to our roads. Unfortunately, we can’t have nice things in this world without a …

Automakers are beating Silicon Valley at its own game

When Google unveiled its self-driving car and rumors surfaced that Apple was also working on a car, it looked like the future of driving belonged to Silicon Valley. Turns out, automakers were up to the challenge, and the "hobbies" of tech giants are going to be left behind.<p>While Apple reportedly …

Silicon Valley