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How Instacart Plans to Win the Same-Day Delivery Game

Amazon alum Apoorva Mehta is going head-to-head with his former employer.<p>When it rains, sales soar.<p>Apoorva Mehta says orders for his same-day grocery delivery business, Instacart, spike when cloudy skies make customers reluctant to run errands. In fact, that’s one of the main reasons Instacart just …

Startups

Forget digital media; let's get physical

When the internet crept slowly in to our consciousness in the middle of the 1990s, its world of bits delighted us with its promise to free us from the tyranny of atoms.<p>In particular, it delighted those of us with a bent toward intellectual career pursuits rather than manual labour - for, the …

U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), …

Open Data is Transforming Democracy in Africa but it Faces Challenges

Kenya is at the forefront of the open data movement in Africa thanks to initiatives such as crowdsourcing software Ushahidi and government tracker Uchaguzi.<p>At the recent The Next Web Conference Europe held in Amsterdam, Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of the Palo Alto based Institute For The …

Digital Magazines Popular With Tablet Owners

A recent survey by the media consultancy Mequoda Group found that one quarter of tablet owners polled engaged with digital magazines on a monthly …

Barry Diller looks to sell off Newsweek, 6 months after magazine goes all-digital

May 30, 2013 | 6:27 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/05/30/business/barry-diller-looks-sell-newsweek-6-months-after-magazine-goes-all-digital/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Russell Buckley Joins UK Government To Bring About Silicon Valley In The UK

Today in interesting moves comes the news that serial entrepreneur-turned-investor Russell Buckley – who was first employee at AdMob (which sold to Google) is joining the UK government to accelerate its policies around startups, mainly funding. Specifically, he’s joining the UK Government’s Venture …

Our connected future: What to expect when elevators and toys start phoning home

Your next elevator pitch might actually come from data derived from your elevator. That’s the case for an unnamed elevator manufacturing company that …

Dish CEO says the company needs to transform itself before video declines

American satellite company Dish says it needs to find a new business model before its old one disappears. On an investor call, the company was asked whether it would rather have a merger with rival DirecTV or an acquisition of mobile carrier Sprint — A Dish-DirecTV merger was blocked by the FCC in …

The Future of Bank Branches

Retail banking is evolving at an accelerated pace. Globally, banks are facing disruptions from multiple directions. Business and economic realities …

Banking

Why Citibank Eliminated Its Digital Marketing Department

While having a group of digital specialists who "all come with incredible backgrounds, they speak in jargon, and wear blue jeans" could be comforting, Colella explained at Ad Age's Digital Conference, that it is often a crutch.<p>Why? Because everyone in a company's marketing department needs to be …

Marketing

Meet the First Digital Generation. Now Get Ready to Play by Their Rules

1993 | Anna Daniszewski, a sophomore at Bard College, takes a dozen or more cell phone pictures daily, usually around dusk or after dark—moody shots …

Chief Digital Officer (CDO): Technology + Marketing = New Enterprise Leader

<i>Guest author Esmeralda Swartz is chief marketing officer at</i> <i>MetraTech.</i><p>At the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit in New York in March, where I moderated a panel discussion with CDOs from such companies as Disney ABC Studios, BBC, PBS and Rogers, defining the emerging role of the CDO was a key …

Coca-Cola Goes Full Digital In Multisite Campaign To Reach Teens

The company now owns 61 domains that are all variations on “ahh,” each one adding an <i>h</i>. Think ahh.com, ahhh.com, ahhhh.com, and well, you get the idea.<p>…

Advertising

New York Times to introduce a cheaper digital package to lure subscribers

The New York Times boosted circulation revenue by almost 7% in the first quarter as its pay wall strategy helped offset print declines, but is set to …

Vibe magazine meets its pulpy demise, goes digital only

The print version of <i>Vibe</i> magazine has met its end. SpinMedia (formerly known as Buzz Media) announced today that it has purchased the hip-hop and R&B …

Rap & Hip-Hop

AT&T’s home automation service Digital Life comes to 15 cities

After missing its initial launch target date, AT&T has finally rolled out its home automation service Digital Life to 15 major areas today.<p>The service itself provides homeowners with 24-hour security surveillance; you can watch video cameras and remotely lock doors and windows, and you can also set …

Why You Shouldn't Rush Out And Hire A Chief Digital Officer

Chief Digital Officer (or CDO) is the latest in a long line of snazzy C-Level titles to emerge over the last few years. At Forrester we’ve been watching this trend for a while now and have made a few comments, but I think it’s time to put a firm stake in the ground.<p><b>Don’t hire a Chief Digital</b> …