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AI May Soon Replace Even the Most Elite Consultants

Amazon’s Alexa just got a new job. In addition to her other 15,000 skills like playing music and telling knock-knock jokes, she can now also answer economic questions for clients of the Swiss global financial services company, UBS Group AG.<p>According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> (WSJ), a new …

In another brilliant move, IBM just budgeted $1 billion to take down EMC

This is important and interesting for a whole bunch of reasons — and shows that CEO Ginni Rometty has her competitive game on.<p>She's got a plan to move her massive 400,000-ish strong workforce from shrinking businesses and towards growth areas, even though it's painful, with a number of quiet …

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

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How To Make Your Next Business Pivot More Graceful

You will be pivoting your business in your lifetime, whether you are a new startup, or a mature company like Motorola or IBM. You can count on it and plan for it, or you wait for the next survival crisis brought your way by this rapidly changing world. You can even give it a more elegant name, like …

The beginning of the end for IMS. WebRTC is the catalyst

I've been skeptical about IMS - especially in mobile - for a long time. But while I'm wary of confirmation bias, recent events mean that I am now …

Further reading on China’s investment in Africa … and what it means

Howard French, formerly of <i>The New York Times</i>, is the doyen of reporters covering China in Africa. In this article for the Africa Demos Forum, French …

After the personal computer

THE first iPhone went on sale on June 29th 2007. Tom Sun recalls the date easily, because TPK, of which he is the chief executive, began …

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The Technology team at IHS Markit is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s technology …

Making Sense Of The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Turck is a managing director of FirstMark Capital. Follow him on Twitter @mattturck.</i><p>The emerging Internet of Things — essentially, the world of physical devices connected to the network/Internet, from your Fitbit or Nest to industrial machines — is experiencing a burst of …

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Let’s get one thing clear straight away: it’s not a Soft-SIM that’s in the new cellular version of the iPad Air. Apple isn’t becoming an MVNO, …

Do Telcos and Mobile Operators Need to Follow the IBM Lead?

10 Japanese Micro Homes That Redefine Living Small

If you listen to the architect Kengo Kuma, the craze for <i>kyosho jutaku</i>, that distinctly Japanese variant of the micro home, started in the thirteenth …

Google’s Cloud Is Eating Apple’s Lunch

A new front has opened in the smartphone war, and for the first time in many years, Apple is both outnumbered and outgunned.<p>I’m not talking about the phones themselves. iOS is still better than Android, although the gap has narrowed. The next iPhone will doubtless be the best phone in the world …

Preparing for battle

TWITTER is blocked in China. And yet, the Chinese are probably the most active tweeters in the world. They share their banalities (and, on occasion, …

Apple Record Debt Deal By the Numbers: $17B at 1.85% Overall

Don’t say Apple can’t get big things done in a hurry. Just a week after announcing it would enter the debt markets, Apple placed a record $17 billion in bonds today in a wildly popular offering that saw demand outstrip supply by 3:1. The offering including bonds maturing at 3, 5, 10 and 30 years, …

Are You a Visionary Business Leader?

What does it mean to be a visionary business leader?<p>Vision in business requires that you clearly see where you choose to be in future and formulate the necessary steps to get your organization there. Creating and sustaining a vision for an organization calls for discipline and creativity.<p>A business …

Can Bud’s New Beer Can Become An Icon Like The Coke Bottle?

Taking a page from Coca Cola, Budweiser has debuted a bow tie metal can that could become the company’s new standard.<p>Fifteen years ago, Dean launched the “chug” bottle, a plastic reimagining of the traditional milk carton. They spent millions on its advertising, but the gamble paid off. Sales …

Monochromatic Paintings Feature Layers of Raw Emotion

The girls in these paintings have a haunting beauty that seamlessly blends youthful innocence with eerie suggestions of death. In his work, Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu makes artwork that explores the emotional aspects of Japanese society. He says, “My art deals with a fictional form of death…a …

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The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

Ericsson T28z review

When Ericsson launched the T28 in 1999, it was the lightest and slimmest phone on the market. It was also the first handset ever to use a lithium polymer battery. The T28 was a premium device -- Ericsson described it as "designer technology", and it was successful with business executives before …

46 Years Later, a Rematch Between William Shatner and the Gorn Warrior

For fans of the original <i>Star Trek</i>, the fight between Kirk and a Gorn warrior in the episode "Arena" is a thing of weird beauty. Well, as beautiful as …

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In sight, in mind

THE best data visualisations are the products of a desperate, raw urgency to inform. That power is packed in the punch of Pitch Interactive, an …

The Simple Truth about Hedge Funds

Are hedge funds “mysterious” and “controversial?” Are they “inherently evil?”<p>Periodically, stories bubble up in the mainstream press that paints these funds in a poor light. Unfortunately, both critics and champions of alternative funds attempt to reduce complex financial transactions into simple …

D Rose Returns To The Court–In This New Adidas Ad

The new ad, “Wake Up,” from agency 180 L.A. and director Stacy Wall, depicts the people of Chicago brought to a standstill when Bulls all-star Rose …