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A look ahead: Tech's promising growth outlook

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Banking

Is Anyone In Your Company Paying Attention to Strategic Alignment?

The best performing companies are often the best aligned. But who in your company is paying attention to how well aligned your strategy is with your organization’s purpose and capabilities? In my research and consultancy with companies, I observe that, oftentimes, no individual or group is …

Leadership

The 20 most promising jobs in 2018, according to LinkedIn

Program manager<p>Product manager<p>Data engineer<p>Strategic account manager<p>Engineering manager<p>Solutions architect<p>Finance director<p>Sales director<p>Software engineering manager<p>Site reliability engineer<p>Enterprise account manager<p>Medical director<p>Looking for a career change in 2018, but don’t know where to start? …

Careers

GM moves to deploy driverless car fleet in 2019

The first market-ready self-driving car is poised to come from General Motors Co., which submitted its federal safety proposal Thursday to put a …

Transportation

In ToxicDocs.org, a Treasure Trove of Industry Secrets

An online database of corporate memos, meeting minutes, and letters related to a variety of toxic substances aims to augment public health and safety.<p>…

Genealogy

When Wi-Fi Won't Work, Let Sound Carry Your Data

If you've ever struggled to pair your phone with a Bluetooth speaker or set up a wireless printer, you know that it's often easier to connect to a …

Activision Blizzard

The Basic Social Media Mistakes Companies Still Make

Over 90% of medium and large businesses have used social media in their marketing for five years or longer. Yet the CMO Survey reveals that nearly half of marketers are unable to show the impact of their social media investments. That’s why, no matter what your social media strategy is, it’s always …

Social Media Marketing

Facebook’s Virtual Assistant M Is Dead. So Are Chatbots

It’s difficult to remember now, but there was a moment in early 2016 when many in the tech industry believed chatbots—automated text-based virtual …

Chatbots

The Google Versus Alexa War Is On at CES 2018

It's been a while since Google showed up in a big way at CES. The company's always in Vegas, of course: execs hold meetings with carriers and …

Google

What We Learned Driving an Autonomous Vehicle for 24 Hours Straight

<i>Drive.ai’s First Drive-a-thon</i><p>At Drive.ai, we’re a team of over 100 people working to build the world’s best autonomous driving platform — to power a …

Transportation

Driverless cars could create a ‘fourth screen’ for marketers

It’s been roughly 100 years since the automobile began to permeate the lives of everyday people. What began as a novelty for the well-heeled became a mainstream phenomenon, thanks to Henry Ford’s innovation in mass production coupled with the economic prosperity of the Roaring Twenties. Cars …

Transportation

Many Consumers Avoid Retailers with Strict Return Policies | eMarketer Retail

Returns are a big thing for consumers. So much so that many avoid shopping at retailers that have strict return policies in place.<p>In fact, more than …

eCommerce

Viacom Acquires Whosay to Help Advertisers Create More Branded Content

Media company plans to use shop to scale its branded content operation and generate incremental revenue<p>By<p>Alexandra Bruell<p>Alexandra Bruell<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@alexbruell<p>alexandra.bruell@wsj.com<p>Viacom Inc., VIAB 9.57% the owner of MTV and Nickelodeon, said it has agreed to acquire …

Advertising

Connected Cars May Be The Next Marketing Battleground Says Veteran CMO

When Lisa Joy Rosner decided to join Otonomo, she knew she would be taking her data-driven marketing experience forged at Nuestar and NetBase into uncharted territory — the connected car. Gartner projects that over 50 million connected cars are sold each year in the US and Europe with each vehicle …

Internet of Things

‘It Can’t Be True.’ Inside the Semiconductor Industry’s Meltdown

It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the …

Amazon.com Inc

Google and Intel Beware: China Is Gunning for Dominance in AI Chips

With over 750 million people online, China provides plenty of consumers and data for firms to use<p>The silicon part of Silicon Valley needs to watch out. Competitors in China think it’s finally their turn to shine.<p>As the world’s largest market for semiconductors, China has tried mightily—without much …

Artificial Intelligence

Why AI Is the New Battleground for Brand Marketers

Most brand experiences will be delivered through AI by 2025. The only question is whether your brand will still exist.<p>Some perspective: When Ray Kroc …

Advertising Industry

Nvidia reveals new AI platforms for smart assistants and AR in the car

Nvidia revealed a lot of news about its Xavier autonomous machine intelligence processors at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas. The first production samples of the Xavier are now shipping out to customers, after being unveiled last year, and Nvidia also announced three new variants of its DRIVE AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Systems of Intelligence: Is this the VC meta-thesis we’ve been looking for?

A look at Systems of Intelligence, barriers to entry, and enterprise VC investing in the post-SaaS world<p><i>Special thanks to Lenny Pruss, Tomasz Tunguz,</i> …

Intelligence

Are Algorithms Building the New Infrastructure of Racism? - Issue 55: Trust

We don’t know what our customers look like,” said Craig Berman, vice president of global communications at Amazon, to <i>Bloomberg News</i> in June 2015. …

Cities

The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine

GARPENBERG, Sweden — From inside the control room carved into the rock more than half a mile underground, Mika Persson can see the robots on the march, supposedly coming for his job here at the New Boliden mine.<p>He’s fine with it.<p>Sweden’s famously generous social welfare system makes this a place …

Sweden

How blockchain can democratize green power

Imagine buying a solar panel from a hardware store, mounting it on your roof, then selling the green electricity you produce at a price you set.<p>Is …

Bitcoin

iPhones and Children Are a Toxic Pair, Say Two Big Apple Investors

Two activist shareholders want Apple to develop tools and research effects on young people of smartphone overuse and addiction<p>The iPhone has made Apple Inc. and Wall Street hundreds of billions of dollars. Now some big shareholders are asking at what cost, in an unusual campaign to make the company …

Finance

Zuckerberg’s Dilemma: When Facebook’s Success Is Bad for Society

Facebook’s chief has signaled he will do what it takes to curb the social network’s negative effects—but how far will he go?<p>When scientists started linking cigarettes to cancer, the tobacco industry silenced them—only acknowledging the extent of the truth decades later, under legal duress.<p>Imagine …

Facebook

30 Non-Financial Use Cases of Blockchain Technology [Infographic]

Check out the interesting examples of the applications of blockchain technology beyond financial services. Check out the infographic here.

Blockchain

So, what's it like to be a CMO of a marketing-focused business?

What happens when your role is the same as your target customer's? Columnist Scott Vaughan shares insights into how to use this situation to your …

Chief Marketing Officers

Surge In QR Codes In Mobile Retail

Finally living up to years of hype, QR codes are becoming central to mobile marketing strategies.<p>That’s according to fresh estimates from Juniper …

Banking

Flipboard on Flipboard

The Real Future of Work<p>By DANNY VINIK<p>Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on …

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