So which start-ups should be kept watching? What is the basis for their success? Are there any alternatives on the market?
Robots are starting to become visible to the public in unbelievable roles. Thus, the latest expression of this new ecosystem is called Gordon, who intends to revolutionise the way we order and consume coffee and, ultimately, to destroy Starbucks’ empire.
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The Internet has been made not only for B2C purposes. The expansion and growth of Amazon Business and Alibaba proved it. It was a matter of time that B2B companies also embraced the digitalisation of marketing and sales and influenced how sellers and buyers interact. According to a Forrester Research, 93 percent of B2B buyers prefer to buy online once they have decided what to buy.
In this context of digital transformation, leading B2B companies now give high priority to e-commerce and m-commerce, and use the same weapons as their B2C counterparts to continue growing and offer value added.
After Amazon gave the first moves against IP infringements, Alibaba has found the perfect formula to clear their e-commerce sites from intellectual property pirates: the use of advanced technologies (big data analytics and AI, among others) in combination with close collaboration between them and genuine brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Huawei, or Samsung, and relevant authorities.
Will this promising recipe redefine the way we are fighting against fraud, scam, and IP infringement? To what extent are companies adopting big data solutions and in which segments has big data taken off?
Alexa use cases establish voice-controlled applications as the next-generation interface [5 Reading Tips]
Exactly 10 years ago today, Steve Jobs gave his keynote at the MacWorld Expo 2007 in which he intended to show Apple’s vision regarding the role the phone was going to play in defining our society. With an expectant audience, Jobs unveiled the core characteristics of a device, that was said to be revolutionary. “An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator. An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator…. these are NOT three separate devices! We are calling it Iphone!”, Steve Jobs described at that time.
Smartly connecting the dots to succeed in the data era – A look back to the International VDI Congress on IoT
With an increasingly connected world, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become more than a buzzword. High expectations have been raised, but also many questions are coming up. To respond to many of these questions and discuss the real potential of this technology, the first International VDI Congress on IoT took place in Berlin during 13-14 of December.
According to McKinsey, IoT has a potential economic impact of $2.7-6.2 trillion until 2025. Taking this into account, the general feeling that I could perceive during this 2-day congress was a mixture of excitement and scepticism.