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The Future of Twitter

The Future of Twitter | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Twitter is at a crossroads.
It’s in the process of becoming a public company which will inevitably affect how they monetize, where they monetize, and perhaps even influence the type of content they are willing to allow on the site.

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"FUTURE TALK" Keynote Speeches

"FUTURE TALK" Keynote Speeches | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it

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LATEST HOT TOPIC ... "THE COMING ECONOMIC SUPER-BOOM 2015-2030"

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28 Jobs Endangered by Technology

28 Jobs Endangered by Technology | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Yahoo Finance (blog) 28 jobs endangered by technology Yahoo Finance (blog) The Pew Research Center recently canvassed more than 1,800 technology experts to ascertain how the digital revolution is likely to change the job market during the next...
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Jobs at risk from robotization, etc. But bear in mind that technology creates new, yet different, jobs.

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Digital Transformation Trends: Implications for Consultants & Clients

Digital Transformation Trends: Implications for Consultants & Clients | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Digital transformation and consulting/outsourcing firms ZDNet As part of an ongoing examination of digital transformation, I plan to discuss how different industries are evolving in the face of changing customer expectations, competition, and...
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Excellent article, highly recommended. I find the same situation about digitization in my own consulting work.

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Now You Can Buy a MakerBot 3D Printer at Home Depot

Now You Can Buy a MakerBot 3D Printer at Home Depot | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
The Home Depot's core business revolves around helping you craft things, so it stands to reason that you'd eventually find 3D printers there, doesn't it? Sure enough, that's what's happening today.
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First few Home Depot stores start to carry 3D Printers.

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HOW MICROSOFT SEEKS to RE-FOCUS ... CEO Satya Nadella's eMail to Employees

HOW MICROSOFT SEEKS to RE-FOCUS ... CEO Satya Nadella's eMail to Employees | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Satya Nadella's email to employees: Bold ambition and our core
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It is not enough to talk about "productivity". It is all about digitization and user experience. Productivity must be a given. And if they are going to focus on customers, then they cannot ride roughshod with their software, as with the recent dumping of support for XP and the next dumping of Windows 7. Windows 9 will fail unless it allows a smooth direct upgrade from XP and Win7.

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Future of Work Through Eyes of Gen Y

Future of Work Through Eyes of Gen Y | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Technology and social connectivity play a major role in the everyday lifestyle of millennials. What does this mean for them in today's workforce?
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Shared experiences, suggestions, and recommendations via Social Media will trump everything.

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25 Key Trends in U.S. Hospital IT Market

25 Key Trends in U.S. Hospital IT Market | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
25 key trends from the 2013 Annual Report of the U.S. Hospital IT Market Report that provides valuable new insights into the world of healthcare IT.
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Excellent article, summary lists 25 trends from free report, 2013 Annual US Hospital IT Market

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Companies Struggling to go Digital

Companies Struggling to go Digital | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Organizations’ efforts to go digital—and drive growth through digitization—are picking up steam. But many have more work to do before they can scale their efforts and see material impact. A McKinsey & Company article.
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In a digital economy, it is essential that firms digitize all operations, company-wide, end to end.

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EXCELLENT ~~> US New Economy Index, by State, 2014

EXCELLENT ~~> US New Economy Index, by State, 2014 | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
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This excellent report (free PDF downloads) ranks and examines how every American state compares in 25 key categories, in 5 sections: Knowledge Jobs, Globalization, Economic Dynamism, Digital Economy, and Innovation Capacity.

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GEN Y: How to Maximize Millennials

GEN Y: How to Maximize Millennials | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
 
Millennials are already the majority generation in the workforce, and several million more are entering the workforce this summer.
What does this mean to today’s business? How do we lead and mentor Gen Y?
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You must become an organization that Millennials want to work for – and managers/mentors they want to work with.

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6 Trends that Will Transform Insurance

6 Trends that Will Transform Insurance | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
To increase market share and increase relevancy, Accenture says insurers must plan for the blurring between the digital and physical world, the rise of crowdsourcing, the advent of the data supply chain and three other trends.
FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's insight:

The insurance industry is itself "risk averse" and, unless it changes dramatically, it is itself at great risk of being bypassed by new providers.

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Asia Pacific: 2.4 billion mobile users by 2020

Asia Pacific: 2.4 billion mobile users by 2020 | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Times of India Asia Pacific to have 2.4 billion mobile users by 2020: GSMA Times of India NEW DELHI: The Asia Pacific region will remain the world's fastest growing mobile phone markets and is expected have 2.4 billion unique subscribers by 2020,...
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Mobile Global Village is imminent. Everyone will have instant access to entire planet. They will school, work, and shop globally.

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Redefining the Hotel of the Future

Redefining the Hotel of the Future | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Futurist Thomas Frey: A few nights ago, I arrived at a very nice Radisson Blu Hotel in Minneapolis for my talk on the “hotel of the future.”     My client was the good people on the Board of Carlson & Rezidor Hotels, the group responsible for a large...
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The entire hospitality industry is in for a major transformation. Guests will demand it.

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IAEA projections for nuclear power in 2030

IAEA projections for nuclear power in 2030
Next Big Future
Tweet There are currently 435 operational nuclear power reactors in 30 countries around the world and 72 are under construction in 15 countries.
FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's insight:

These are optimistic projections for nuclear power, in my opinion.

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Human Longevity: 100 will be the new 60

Human Longevity: 100 will be the new 60 | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Human Longevity doesn’t aim to extend human life so much as to help keep people healthy as they get older. Dr.
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Retirement Age (if even still relevant) should be raised to 70 immediately, and then to 80 over next decade.

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Future Banking ... 5 Trends

Future Banking ... 5 Trends | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
The primary way of doing banking in the future will be via mobile. The advent of banking apps, cashless payments and
FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's insight:

There are more than 5 trends impacting retail banking, but the main two are digitization and mobile banking. Taken together, these trends will make cash, banking machines, bank tellers, debit cards, and credit cards obsolete. No, we do NOT need BitCoin, which is a scam. Money is already digital for the vast majority of transactions. When banking machines first appeared, 40 years ago, I said that banking was forever changed. If you use a banking machine, you do not visit a bank, you visit an information system. Now, with mobile, your cellphone replaces all the other pieces of technology and becomes your digital wallet. Just today, my own bank sent me an email inviting me to download their brand new mobile banking app. Welcome to the digital future of money.

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Tomorrow's Mega-Cities

Tomorrow's Mega-Cities | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Quartz Almost all of the world's biggest cities will be in Asia and Africa by 2030 Quartz The Japanese capital has such a big lead in population that even though it's expected to lose about half a million people over the next 16 years, it will...
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Obviously, most mega-cities will be in developing countries with huge populations. But in an information age, I seriously question the benefits of centralized urbanization. It is needless, and far less efficient than decentralized populations.

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Shifts in US Video Consumption

Shifts in US Video Consumption | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
More than half of US consumers (59%) say their television set is being transformed into an...

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The Internet is swallowing the TV, which just becomes a web-connected display screen.

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Google’s Plan to Race Amazon to Your Door

Google’s Plan to Race Amazon to Your Door | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
An attempt to steal back product searches from the country's largest online retailer.
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With Google Maps, Driverless Vehicles, and Drones, Google has big edge over Amazon. Courier companies had better watch out also.

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India to be 3rd Largest Economy by 2030

India to become 3rd largest economy in world by 2030: report
Brazil Business Today (subscription)
Mumbai: India is set to become the third largest economy in the world by 2030, according to latest estimates by a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report.
FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's insight:

Forecast by Price Waterhouse Coopers. Much will depend on India's ability to modernize much faster than has been the case. It needs to adopt and adapt many of China's successful strategies.

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'Mega trends' transforming construction

'Mega trends' transforming construction | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
There are huge opportunities for the suppliers - cement maker, glazing company, paints company, etc - to construction industry as it embrass mega trends
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Overview of some of the major trends impacting the future direction of the building and construction sectors.
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How long will US$ be top Reserve Currency?

How long will US$ be top Reserve Currency? | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
It's not a question of IF the USA will lose reserve currency status, but WHEN.
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Average life span of being #1 is about 94 years, which is how long the US has been the top dollar. It will not be much longer before Chinese RMB Yuan will be #1. And that should last throughout this century.

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The Death Throes of Book Publishers

The Death Throes of Book Publishers | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
 Did you know that the book publishing industry is at war with itself? No, wait, you’re a TechCrunch reader, wrong question. Did you know that the book publishing industry still exists?
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The publishing industry is cutting its own throat because it is clueless about digitization, which it totally missed or chose to ignore.

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World Wind Power to Double by 2020

World Wind Power to Double by 2020 | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
World Wind Power To Double By 2020 CleanTechnica Despite an overall slump in installations in 2013, the global cumulative wind power capacity will more than double from 319.6 Gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2013 to 678.5 GW by 2020, says research and...
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While wind power installations slowed in 2013, it is feasible that global capacity could double to almost 700 GW by 2020

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Amazon Launches Sub Billing / Payments

Amazon Launches Sub Billing / Payments | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
 Amazon is introducing a new payments service today, which the company hopes will soon be adopted by startup companies and others offering subscription-based or recurring payments, according to a report from Reuters out this morning.
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Amazons has millions of accounts (as does eBay or Apple) but this could be huge.

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FANTASTIC DISPLAY ~~> How the Recession Reshaped the Economy (255 Charts by NYTimes)

FANTASTIC DISPLAY ~~> How the Recession Reshaped the Economy (255 Charts by NYTimes) | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
How the Recession Reshaped the Economy, in 255 Charts New York Times While it took a hit from the recession, oil and gas extraction — and its associated jobs — have been booming, transforming economies in resource-rich places like West Texas and...
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FANTASTIC SET OF CHARTS in innovative scrolling display.

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