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The Revolutionary Technique That Quietly Changed Machine Vision Forever | MIT Technology Review

The Revolutionary Technique That Quietly Changed Machine Vision Forever | MIT Technology Review | Innovation | Scoop.it
Machines are now almost as good as humans at object recognition, and the turning point occurred in 2012, say computer scientists.
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Ever wondered how machine vision recognition works? (machines are already close to beating humans at it

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Why Don’t Restaurants Charge for Reservations?

Why Don’t Restaurants Charge for Reservations? | Innovation | Scoop.it
From an economic perspective, restaurants with impossible-to-get reservations should charge for them and raise prices as long as people keep paying.
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Great article on restaurants #pricing strategies and why soon you might pay more for a diner at 8pm than at 10pm 

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IoT startup IFTTT takes in $30M to get your apps talking to each other

IoT startup IFTTT takes in $30M to get your apps talking to each other | Innovation | Scoop.it
Andreesen Horowitz and Norwest Ventures just handed over $30 million to a new Internet of Things startup that wants to connect all your online social interactions.
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IF I had any money THEN Id invest, possibilities are endless...

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What Are “Nearables,” And Why Is Ideo So Excited About Them?

What Are “Nearables,” And Why Is Ideo So Excited About Them? | Innovation | Scoop.it
Bluetooth beacons enter a new interactive frontier with Estimote's sticker-size hardware
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Will Beacons' shrink in size be a game changer?

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This is Uber's playbook for sabotaging Lyft

This is Uber's playbook for sabotaging Lyft | Innovation | Scoop.it
Uber is arming teams of independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards as part of its sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors. Interviews with current and former...
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Uber's war against Lyft is getting uglier by the day. But do passengers actually care?

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Interview With Horace Dediu: What To Expect When Apple's Expecting

Interview With Horace Dediu: What To Expect When Apple's Expecting | Innovation | Scoop.it
Horace Dediu answers questions about what new products to expect from Apple in the coming weeks and Apple's current strategic path.
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How does Apple mitigates disruption threat? It wears out competitors by constantly releasing new products

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Shift Happens: Apple + IBM. This Time It’ll Be Different.

Shift Happens: Apple + IBM. This Time It’ll Be Different. | Innovation | Scoop.it
TweetBe Sociable, Share! Tweet Related columns: 2011: Shift Happens TweetWhatever 2011 was, it wasn’t The Year Of The Incumbent. The high-tech world has never seen the ground shift under so many established companies. This causes afflicted CEOs to exhibit the usual symptoms of disorientation: reorg spams, mindless muttering of old mantras and, in more severe(...)
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Can the partnership between #Apple and #IBM be successful? Interesting data: Apple revenue per employee is 10x IBM's

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The App Enigma: Users Love ‘Em but They Don’t Download New Ones

The App Enigma: Users Love ‘Em but They Don’t Download New Ones | Innovation | Scoop.it
A new study from research firm comScore offers a puzzle: Use of mobile apps is outpacing the desktop, yet smartphone users don't download new apps.
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Mobile #apps account for more than 50% of time US users spend consuming #digital media (vs 40% on desktop) 

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Driven: Uber's Campaign to Run Over Competitors and Win the World

Driven: Uber's Campaign to Run Over Competitors and Win the World | Innovation | Scoop.it
Uber doesn't play nice; it plays to win, by any means necessary. And that strategy appears to be working.
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Uber plans to open up its API to integrate service with third parties: think airlines, hotels, restaurants....

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Your News Feed Doesn't Have to Be This Way

Your News Feed Doesn't Have to Be This Way | Innovation | Scoop.it
Imagine a web where you could choose the information filters that shape your experience on social media.
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Utopian idea of the day facebook letting outsiders "editorialize" versions of the news feed algorythm 

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The Netflix Tech Blog: Netflix Hack Day - Summer 2014

The Netflix Tech Blog: Netflix Hack Day - Summer 2014 | Innovation | Scoop.it
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Some concepts developed during this summer's #Netflix Hack Day 

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Delivery Start-Ups Are Back Like It’s 1999

Delivery Start-Ups Are Back Like It’s 1999 | Innovation | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley wants to save you from ever having to leave your couch. Will it work this time around?
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John A. Deighton compare the delivery business to shining shoes. “You make as much profit on one shoe as you do on a thousand shoes,” he said. “There’s just no scale.”

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In Silicon Valley, Mergers Must Meet the Toothbrush Test

In Silicon Valley, Mergers Must Meet the Toothbrush Test | Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies like Google are employing unorthodox criteria — say, whether a product is used daily, like a toothbrush — to size up their deal targets, and without the advice of Wall Street bankers.
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In 2014 70% of tech acquisition deals have been made without investment bankers advice (up from 30% in 2004).

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UnFacebooking, Randomizing, and Other Ways to Burst the Filter Bubble

UnFacebooking, Randomizing, and Other Ways to Burst the Filter Bubble | Innovation | Scoop.it

o bOur feeds are fed to us, but we can bite back.

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How to break the filter bubble?

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How the Internet Saved Handmade Goods

How the Internet Saved Handmade Goods | Innovation | Scoop.it
The same technologies that destroyed them brought them back.
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Crowdfungind + market place = revival of artisanal production

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The Four Traps of Predictive Analytics | MIT Sloan Management Review

The Four Traps of Predictive Analytics | MIT Sloan Management Review | Innovation | Scoop.it
Companies seeking to use analytics for predictive decision making commonly make these four errors.
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One thing predictive analytics can't do well: help take big strategic decisions

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6 Ways Competitors Are Trying to Kill Amazon

6 Ways Competitors Are Trying to Kill Amazon | Innovation | Scoop.it
A handful of new and veteran companies will challenge the retail giant this fall.
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Getting the CMO and CIO to work as partners | McKinsey & Company

Getting the CMO and CIO to work as partners | McKinsey & Company | Innovation | Scoop.it
To turn new technologies into profits and growth, marketing and IT will need to change how they work—and how they work together. A McKinsey & Company article.
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How to get CIO and CMO to work together as partners?

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Open journalism also means opening up your data, so others can use and improve it

Open journalism also means opening up your data, so others can use and improve it | Innovation | Scoop.it
Just as it does for the code behind software, opening up the data behind news stories and other forms of journalism has a number of benefits, including the fact that it’s easier to detect and fix errors — and it’s easier for others to expand and re-use the data
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"Open journalism" isn't only crowdsourcing infos: it's also importantly news outlets opening up their #data

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The story of Elon Musk and GM’s race to build the first mass-market electric car

The story of Elon Musk and GM’s race to build the first mass-market electric car | Innovation | Scoop.it
One of the hottest clashes in technology pits two pathmakers in the new era of electric cars—Tesla and General Motors. Both are developing pure electrics that cost roughly $35,000, travel 200 miles on a single charge, and appeal to the mass luxury market. The stakes are enormous. Most electrics have less than 100 miles of range....
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Can #GM beat #Tesla and build the 1st 200 miles range electric car at $35K price point? Will they both fail?

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A Look Back At Yahoo’s Flickr Acquisition For Lessons Today | TechCrunch

A Look Back At Yahoo’s Flickr Acquisition For Lessons Today | TechCrunch | Innovation | Scoop.it
When Yahoo made an offer to buy photo-sharing startup Flickr in early 2005, Stewart Butterfield and his team had a tough decision to make. There were many..
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Inflation? 2004 #Yahoo buys #Flickr for $35M, #NewsCorp buys #Myspace for $580M, today #Uber is valued at $18B

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Online Shopping Isn’t as Profitable as You Think

Online Shopping Isn’t as Profitable as You Think | Innovation | Scoop.it
Even Jeff Bezos wants to open a physical store.
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Amazon's operating margins are 1,3% vs 8% for physical specialty stores. Can omnichannel retailers have the best of both worlds? (volume+margin)

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Uber’s Most Important Innovation Isn’t A Car Service: It’s the Pricing Algorithm | MIT Technology Review

Uber’s Most Important Innovation Isn’t A Car Service: It’s the Pricing Algorithm | MIT Technology Review | Innovation | Scoop.it
Uber’s most important innovation is the way it prices its services. But that innovation has not been unreservedly welcomed by customers. They’re wrong.
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#Uber 's key innovation isn’t car service: it’s the pricing algorithm. But can they market it right? @techreview http://bit.ly/VKVp6p

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Should There Be an App for That? Why Mobile Sites Could Be More Important.

Should There Be an App for That? Why Mobile Sites Could Be More Important. | Innovation | Scoop.it
When mobile shoppers actually buy stuff, it's mostly through mobile websites, not apps.
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Mobile sales will near $60B this year: and most of it is NOT from apps 

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When Payment Processing Becomes A Commodity | TechCrunch

When Payment Processing Becomes A Commodity | TechCrunch | Innovation | Scoop.it
One of the big subjects of discussion in the banking industry earlier this year was the publication of the Millennial Disruption Index, stating that..
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Great overview of the challenges ahead for the different players of the payment processing industry.

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