Mads Pedersen

774 Added | 2 Magazines | 237 Likes | 23 Following | 24 Followers | @madspedersen | Digital Media Manager @ Grundfos. Flipping stories about business-driven development, creative use of digital media and technology, social business.

Adobe Digital Insights 2017 Holiday Predictions

Products: Best days to buy<p>By category<p>Predictably, the best days for consumers to shop online during the season, based on low prices and product …

Adobe

Running in Circles – Signal v. Noise

Why Agile Isn’t Working and What We Do Differently<p>Agile started off as a set of values. Values are subtle and abstract, so as agile spread, what …

Project Management

Uber's Merger With Yandex, Russia's Largest Tech Company, Has Been Approved

The Russian government has approved the merger of Uber and Yandex, the country’s largest technology company and most popular search engine. As a part …

Uber

Physicists Just Found a Loophole in Graphene That Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Chemistry

Believe Me When I Tell You These Little-Known Facts About Color Are Fascinating

Who knew the Dutch were responsible for the prevalence of orange carrots?

Art History

Your Bedroom on Mars Will Look a Lot Different

Forget about your big bed — and that comfy recliner.<p>Another designer, London-based Christine Lew, created a collection of products like a spacesuit you can shower in and a vacuum-suction bathrobe. These weren’t intended to be commercial products but rather “speculative” objects to get people to …

Emotions

Artificial intelligence outsmarts CAPTCHA security system

Scientists have developed an innovative artificial intelligence (AI) system to crack CAPTCHA, the software that was created to prevent bots from …

Artificial Intelligence

The Explosive Legacy of Guy Fawkes, the Man Behind the Mask

A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous Gunpowder Plot of 1605.<p>Tensions were high in England in late October 1605, when an English nobleman, Lord Monteagle, received a mysterious letter. Along with the rest of England’s peers …

Catholicism

Adobe and Microsoft expand partnership with Adobe Experience Manager and Dynamics 365 integration

Adobe and Microsoft expanded their continuing partnership today when they announced that they are making it easy to share data between Adobe Experience Manager, a website marketing tool and Dynamics 365, Microsoft’s CRM tool.<p>For a sales person that means seeing the latest sales activity and …

Microsoft

Japan, Which Invented Workaholics, Tells Employees: Go Home Already!

TOKYO—It’s 6 p.m. and the music playing in the Tokyo headquarters of home builder Mitsui Home Co. suddenly switches to the theme from “Rocky.” As the familiar trumpet opening plays, typing and conversations stop. The workers all rise at their desks.<p>“I will finish up writing emails and go home at …

The Workplace

Twisted light could make wireless data faster than fiber

As fast as fiber optic lines have become, they're still hamstrung by one key limitation: you still need to transmit that data over wires, which limits where you can transmit and the affordability of the fastest connections. Scientists may have a way to eliminate those cables while offering even …

Wireless

Watch CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin interview a lifelike robot named Sophia

CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin interviews Sophia, a humanoid robot, about the future of artificial intelligence at a Future Investment Institute panel in …

Robots

The rights of synthetic lifeforms is the next great civil rights controversy

Robot Rights<p>Artificially intelligent (AI) robots and automated systems are already transforming society in a host of ways. Cars are creeping closer …

Intelligence

Walmart tests shelf-scanning robots in 50-plus stores

You may have seen stores deploy shelf-scanning robots before, but they're about to get one of their largest real-world tests to date. Walmart is expanding a shelf-scanning robot trial run to 50 additional stores, including some in its home state of Arkansas. Machines from Bossa Nova Robotics will …

Robots

A US design firm has plans for a skyscraper that would hang from an asteroid

A New York design firm called Clouds Architecture Office has proposed a tower that would hang from an asteroid 31,068 miles above Earth.<p>The Analemma Tower would be the tallest building ever made. The plans say it would be powered by solar panels and those panels would constantly be exposed to …

Asteroids

We Compare All Brand Experiences to Just a Few Brands

Have you noticed the same handful of businesses lead every brand ranking, are mentioned repeatedly at conferences, and are consistently referenced in …

McDonald's

How Accurately Can People Draw Famous Logos From Memory?

This is the graphic design version. We need an ID version too<p>Here's a fun game for designers: Quick, can you draw the Target logo from memory? How …

Jaguar Cars

Google asks the dumbest questions

The new Pixel 2 ad asks whether the Earth is flat — a question the search engine flubbed not too long ago.<p>Google has a new ad for its latest …

The Who

Sundar Pichai says the future of Google is AI

‘We feel huge responsibility’ to get information right<p>Unbeknownst to me, at the very moment on Monday morning when I was asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the biggest ethical concern for AI today, Google's algorithms were promoting misinformation about the Las Vegas shooting.<p>I was asking in the …

Google

Instagram Has a New Shopping Feature. Here are the Important Takeaways

Capture the Instagram audience by adding a shopping feature to your business account.<p>Instagram Shopping is still in the early stages, but it presents an interesting opportunity for retailers: The ability to tag products within posts on the platform. Right now, it's still restricted to US-based …

Instagram

5G isn’t just faster, it will open up a whole new world

The transition from 3G to 4G went largely unnoticed by the average consumer, but the coming shift to 5G will be very different. It was clear at Mobile World Congress Americas earlier this month that after years of talk, major US wireless carriers are going all-in on 5G. Verizon is solving …

Mobile World Congress

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Baking

Spotlight on CX: Brian Solis, Altimeter Group

<i>In our latest series of interviews we’ve set out to truly understand customer experience, to establish where it is now, and find out where it will go</i> …

Customer Experience

Weibo Alienates its Users with a Baffling Decision

The social network closes the doors to its ecosystem by claiming ownership of its user-created content.<p>Chinese social network <b>Weibo</b> (NASDAQ:WB) …

Social Media

Microsoft and Facebook complete 4,000-mile ‘Marea’ undersea cable

The first undersea transatlantic cable was completed in 1858, allowing communication between America and Great Britain with those newfangled …

Polite chatbots lead to better engagement

About a year ago, we published our first data insights report at Dashbot after having processed 30 million messages. A year later, we’ve processed over 10.5 billion messages and have more insights to share.<p>We like to show what the most common messages into chatbots are, and we also wanted to share …

Chatbots

A celebrity listing crashes Japanese exchange's party

TOKYO (Reuters) - On Japan's newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.<p>Last month, Hikaru, a Japanese YouTube star so famous he can go by a single stage name, listed himself on Valu, a platform for people to raise money, often for personal projects or …

This huge Kindle promotion with Alibaba shows Amazon’s shrinking ambition in China

Amazon at one time thought it could really compete with Alibaba. No longer.<p>There was a time when Amazon thought it could be a real e-commerce competitor to Alibaba in China. That time appears to be over.<p>The latest sign: Amazon is running a giant Kindle promotion across Alibaba’s shopping sites in …

China

Danish startup teams up with the world's largest defence contractor to develop anti-drone technology

The rapid adoption of private drones presents new security challenges, especially for critical infrastructure. On August 7, Sweden's busiest airport, Arlanda, was forced to halt all air traffic for an hour during the afternoon due to an unidentified drone entering the air space. According to the US …

Drones