Wolfgang Henseler

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The Next Generation Of Customer Centricity: A Methodology To Drive Rapid Innovation

Almost all companies talk about caring about the consumer experience. I dare you to find a company who doesn’t say this is a priority. But this rarely translates into a truly, consumer-centered design and innovation process. The reason is because the systems, processes, and people aren’t always …

Customer Experience

The only difference between the next generation of smartphones will be their AI assistants

By acquiring the Viv virtual assistant from the makers of Apple’s Siri, Samsung has joined the AI smartphone wars.<p>Now, Google, Apple, and Samsung all have their own AI-driven personal assistant to put at the center of our mobile devices. Apple has been developing Siri as the core of its mobile and …

Chatbots

Google's ride-sharing platform is now live in San Francisco

Waze Rider, the ride-sharing version of the popular Google-owned navigation app, is now open to the general public in the Bay Area. After several months in private beta, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Google is ready to open up its casual carpool competitor to Uber and Lyft.<p>There are some …

Amazon’s new photo service is casually destroying Shutterfly

Last week, Amazon quietly launched Prints, a new service for printing digital photos and creating custom photo books. But the market appears to have only taken note today (Sept. 21)—specifically, a bit before 3pm on the east coast.<p>The Nasdaq-listed shares of Shutterfly, a popular site for printing …

eCommerce

Inside Apple And IBM’s App Making Machine

This is how the (unlikely) partnership actually works, as told by the people from both companies who manage it every day.<p>On a July day in 2014 some people from IBM and Apple got together in a room at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California to start work on their recently announced business app …

Mobile Devices

Grocery deliveries via rolling drone will kick off in Washington, D.C. this fall

Rolling robots will soon be making U.S. house calls, beginning with a trial run in Washington, D.C. this fall. Municipal regulators have approved use of Starship Technologies’ rolling delivery drones for urban delivery via sidewalk, reports Recode, giving the Estonian startup a vector for its first …

San Francisco

Watch out Tesla: Mercedes-Benz's first fully electric truck could hit the road in 10 years

Mercedes-Benz is officially entering the trucking industry.<p>The Daimler subsidiary unveiled its all-electric truck at IAA, an international motor show in Hannover, Germany that runs until September 29.<p>Scroll down for a closer look:

Digitalisierung: VW Nutzfahrzeuge startet Logistik-Cloud

"Wir schaffen dafür eine eigene Cloud", sagte VWVW-Lastwagen-Vorstand Andreas Renschler. An diese Cloud sollen sich viele Computer etwa in Lkws, …

The First Futurecraft Shoe from adidas' Speedfactory

Not only is adidas making a push toward decentralizing their manufacturing—a move that will make truly local products in record (robotically-powered) time—they've also unveiled the first-ever shoe from their flagship Speedfactory concept production facility in Ansbach, Germany. As the name implies, …

Amazon Echo owners spend more on Amazon, says NPD

We all suspected the Echo’s purpose was – at least in part – to drive more Amazon sales. And that’s exactly what’s happening, according to a new study by NPD Group. The research company found that owners of the Echo spent around 10 percent more after they bought the voice-powered smart speaker than …

Amazon Echo

Amazon’s connected speaker Echo Dot returns, is now only $50

We already knew it was coming – thanks to an accidental tweet Amazon posted earlier this week – but now it’s official: Amazon’s connected speaker Echo Dot is back in stock and at a lower price point of $49.99. The Alexa-powered device offers many of the same features that you’ll find in its larger …

Smart Homes

Amazon is doubling down on retail stores with plans to have up to 100 pop-up stores in US shopping malls

The miniature retail storefronts are a separate effort from the physical bookstore that Amazon opened in Seattle last year and are primarily designed to showcase and sell the company's hardware devices, particularly its Echo home speakers.<p>The pop-up stores, which are spearheaded by Amazon's head of …

Three Ways Bitcoin Moved to The Mainstream This Week - Inside Bitcoins - News, Price, Events

Bitcoin is constantly becoming more mainstream. Many people undoubtedly still consider it to be the tool of criminals, terrorists and anarchists. But …

Bitcoin

Amazon Echo will soon speak up without voice commands, report says

Alexa is ready to speak freely.<p>Amazon's digital assistant will soon be able to talk to you even if you haven't issued a voice command, according to a …

Smart Homes

Ledvance adds Alexa voice controls for Lightify smart LEDs

Alexa, Amazon's virtual, voice-powered assistant, is a certified hit, and the list of gadgets she can control with spoken commands keeps on growing. Today, it's Ledvance (known until recently as Osram Sylvania) that's joining the mix, with new Alexa controls for Lightify smart LEDs.<p>The controls are …

Smart Homes

Ford and Baidu put $150M behind LiDAR for self-driving cars

Carmakers continue to look to the Valley for help paving the way for the future of cars – Ford has teamed up with Baidu to jointly invest $150 million in Velodyne, a company making LiDAR sensors in California’s technology hotspot. The money will help Velodyne quickly ramp up efforts to make its …

Autonomous Cars

Carmakers Embrace Mobility As A Service

The future of selling cars is bleak. At least that’s what the leading car makers seem to believe, because they are frantically gobbling up alternative mobility businesses.<p>The latest move came as Daimler AG, the company that owns Mercedes-Benz, bought 60% of Hailo. As the clever name suggests, Hailo …

General Motors

Your battery status is being used to track you online

Battery status indicators are being used to track devices, say researchers from Princeton University – meaning warnings of privacy exposure have come to pass<p>A little-known web standard that lets site owners tell how much battery life a mobile device has left has been found to enable tracking …

Batteries

EU, Japan to connect for faster autonomous car rollout

The Japanese government has announced a plan to connect its global positioning system with the European Union’s Galileo to speed the deployment of autonomous cars in both regions.<p>It follows some Japanese firms complaining that the Quasi-Zenith satellite system (QZSS) is incapable of working for …

Japan

Will these wearables finally make us cyborgs?

I am one of those people that firmly believes that implanted wearables are the future of health technology. Devices like cochlear implants have been around since the 1980s, contraceptive implants since the late 1990s and there are many other implanted medical devices that add quality to life — or …

Singularity

Amazon patent proposes drone perches atop streetlights and other protruding infrastructure

Pop quiz, hot shot: You’re a delivery drone with a flight duration of 20 minutes with your current payload, but because of delays (use your imagination) you’re never going to make it in time. What do you do, hot shot? What do you do? You land on a street light that’s been converted into a drone …

drones

Cool Beans: 5 Great Cold Brew Coffee Makers

Iced coffee has been a longstanding warm-weather alternative to the hot stuff since forever, but there have always been drawbacks. As you’d expect, …

Digital trust could be the key to ensure personal health data

The transition into the era of electronic health records and health wearables has resulted in a plethora of electronic patient information including dates of birth, home addresses, social security records, insurance details and medical data. This data is highly desirable on the black market. But …

Digital Health

Amazon enters student loan business in partnership with Wells Fargo | Reuters

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is entering the student loan business in a partnership with Wells Fargo & Co, offering cheaper rates for loans to Amazon customers who pay for a “Prime Student” subscription.<p>Pens and paper with the Amazon logo are seen at the logistics center in Brieselang, Germany …

Finance

Apple's first clinical study

The tech giant is making another move into the health market via a partnership with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline<p>Apple has formed a …

GlaxoSmithKline

​Fingernails with embedded chip make for an easier commute

British jewelry designer Lucie Davis created the kind of manicure that could make daily commutes not only easier, but a lot more fashionable.<p>Davis used an RFID chip from an Oyster card -- the kind of prepaid card commuters use to quickly pay for their rides on public transportation -- and embedded …

Commuting

Mercedes-Benz's vision for the city bus involves lots of autonomy

Last week, Mercedes-Benz dipped its toes into the world of sport with a gorgeous concept golf cart. It's keeping the theme of non-car transportation alive this week with the Future Bus, its vision for the future of public transportation.<p>At the heart of this concept is CityPilot, Mercedes' system …

Transportation

A Touch Screen Coffee Machine

Buttons are out, touch-screens are in… and that includes devices beyond your smartphone. As is made clear by the Basilio coffee maker, the …

Touchscreens

Warum digitale Zerstörung manchmal besser ist als digitale Transformation [Kolumne]

Unternehmen tun sich schwer mit der digitalen Revolution. Unser Kolumnist Alain Veuve kämpft trotzdem weiter dafür – erklärt er in der …

Amazon is developing a 3D modeling system to solve online clothes shopping’s biggest problem

Issues with the fit of clothing are among the top reasons customers return clothes and footwear bought online, and it’s a costly problem for retailers. A 2015 report by IHL, a retail research firm, estimated that retailers worldwide lose billions each year from returns due to wrong sizing.<p>As Amazon …

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