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Blockchains are 80% business, 20% technology. @martha_bennett #ForrPredictions #blockchain #cryptocurrency https://t.co/jkBmrvgLcU

It looks like Los Angeles Times publisher Tronc is eyeing a contributor model

For years, contributor networks were seen as a proven way for publishers to scale quickly and affordably. Then they went out of fashion.<p>But Tronc — publisher of the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun among others — is considering launching a contributor network, an …

Why Can't Uber Make Money?

Last month, Uber reported a third-quarter loss of nearly $1.5 billion, bringing its 2017 year-to-date red ink to $3.2 billion. Losses of this magnitude are clearly not sustainable, and call for an explanation of why Uber has been unable to rein in ballooning costs and what it will need to do to …

Transportation

Ford and Cisco are turning to an AI company to find the best freelance programmers

Hiring full-time programmers remains a competitive and lengthy process for businesses. That's one reason demand for freelancers and consultants is …

Estonia's rise into a digital nation

Case Studies Former president Toomas Ilves talks about the country's digital roots

Estonia

A mobile banking service is transforming how the poor transfer money — here's how it works

It's called M-Pesa, and it has lifted hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty in Kenya.<p>"Pesa" is Swahili for money. The Kenyan service provider Safaricom launched M-Pesa in the East African nation 10 years ago, and since then it's enabled countless people to move small amounts of their own …

FinTech

When it comes to #AI, some technologies are ready today, but others will take time. We’re on a 10 year journey – at least. @JulieAsk #FORRNewTech https://t.co/jZq2wref9v

Modern-Day Payola

Jon Christian, reporting for The Outline:<p>People involved with the payoffs are extremely reluctant to discuss them, but four contributing writers to …

Police seek Amazon Echo recordings to answer murder whodunit

The Amazon Echo and Google Home sold in record numbers this holiday season. These devices, which boast a similar set of features including smart home control, are designed to listen in on your conversations. These devices are like robotic people in the room, anxiously awaiting your command so they …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Change Management

Corporate transformations still have a miserable success rate, even though scholars and consultants have significantly improved our understanding of how they work. Studies consistently report that about three-quarters of change efforts flop—either they fail to deliver the anticipated benefits or …

Crowdsourcing Isn’t as Unbiased as You Might Think

When the Swiss soft drink company Rivella was looking to launch new flavors in 2012, it used an open innovation platform to ask consumers for ideas and received 800 responses. As managers sorted through them, they noticed that one in particular—for a health-oriented ginger-flavored drink—appeared …

What is IBM Z?

In-depth Say hello to the future of the secure IBM mainframe

Michael Jordan

The IT Transformation Health Care Needs

In the mid-1990s, everyone knew that health care organizations across the United States were plagued by wasteful spending. The question for Intermountain Healthcare, which serves residents of Utah and Idaho, was where to start looking for savings internally. Data analyses quickly identified the …

Marketing Technology Budgets Will See Double-Digit Growth Next Year, According to New Report

Forrester predicts that marketing technology budgets will “grow by double digits” in 2018 as brands deploy consumer experience technology designed to …

Doctor with no computer skills vows to battle medical board in court

“I am not going to compromise patients' lives or health for the system.”<p>Dr. Anna Konopka, the 84-year-old New Hampshire physician who recently lost …

Computer Skills

Best Business Books 2017: Innovation

This year's best business books on innovation offer insights into the way big data and new technologies are upending how we consider consumer needs …

Here are the reasons behind today’s crazy chip deals

The proposed Broadcom buy of Qualcomm would dwarf the previous year’s chip M&A activity. The data includes announced transactions not closed deals …

Apple Services segment (gross transactions) compared with Facebook revenues. https://t.co/TdBSbay0Pa

Data scientist jobs: Where does the big data talent gap lie?

It will come as no surprise to hear that among the huge digital skills gap in the UK, data analysis and data scientists are in high demand, but there …

[INFOGRAPHIC] The history of Ethereum

Ethereum (ETH) creates much debate in the crpytocurrency world about whether or not the taking over of Bitcoin is possible. Since its inception in 2014, ETH radiates an aurora of trust and hope about being the golden standard for cryptocurrency. This reputation results from not only a result of not …

TensorFlow lends a hand to build a rock-paper-scissors machine

The next step was to determine which combination of three numbers represents rock, paper or scissors. We wanted to do it in a way that could be …

Digital Analytics + Marketing Career Advice: Your Now, Next, Long Plan

The rapid pace of innovation and the constantly exploding collection of possibilities is a major contributor to the fun we all have in digital jobs. …

Artificial Intelligence

Forrester

Engage the empowered customer<p>Today’s consumers are evolving in measurable ways. Understanding your customers through historical behavior and …

Customer Experience

Seth Godin Explains Why You Should Blog Daily

“Technology Isn’t Fast Enough” in a Platform Economy

3 Predictions for a Digital Age<p>Last week one of my colleagues asked an intriguing question:<p>What is the best strategy to deal with the “platform …

What is agile development?

Agile is a development methodology that has revolutionised the way companies create software. Alongside DevOps, it's one of the most widely used ways …

Project Management

Why Trello Failed to Build a $1 Billion+ Business

In 2011, Joel Spolsky launched his company Fog Creek’s new product at TechCrunch Disrupt called Trello. It looked a lot like a whiteboard with sticky …

How YouTube perfected the feed

Google Brain gave YouTube new life<p>Sometime late last year, as I was playing a video game named <i>Dishonored 2</i>, I did a routine YouTube search about how to beat a tricky section of the game. As usual, I found a video to answer my question. But on my next YouTube visit, the site offered me even more …

Sequoia - Writing a Business Plan

When Brian, Joe and Nate founded Airbnb, they had an air mattress, entrepreneurial passion, and a vision for reinventing travel and hospitality, but …

Is Your ERP Ready for Digital Transformation?

<i>Amy Eager is Technical Solution Architect, North America, for IFS.</i>A 2016 Panorama Consulting Solutions study revealed that enterprise resource …