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Wearable technology brings human connection to online shopping

Wearable technology brings human connection to online shopping | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Founded in July 2014, the solution aims to address the discrepancy between the conversion rate online and offline; retailers have a much higher success rate when a shopper walks into their physical store compared with clicking through a retailer’s online store.
The founders discovered the biggest thing missing from the equation was the human connection and, developed a system using Epson’s Moverio smart glasses to inject an element of human interaction into the online transaction.

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La Croix Rouge française lance son accélérateur

La Croix Rouge française lance son accélérateur | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

La Croix-Rouge française officialise sa politique d'innovation avec la création de deux programmes destinés à accompagner entrepreneurs et intrapreneurs.

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R&D Spending Has Dramatically Surpassed Advertising Spending

R&D Spending Has Dramatically Surpassed Advertising Spending | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

There is some evidence that the corporate marketing function has lost budget, head count, and influence. Another HBR article claims that firms do not spend as much energy and investments into marketing new products and services as they do in generating them. Are these claims true? Have firms’ commitment towards marketing changed over time? We recently examined this question using data.

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New Company Firefly is Bringing High-Tech Digital Ads to Uber and Lyft Cars

New Company Firefly is Bringing High-Tech Digital Ads to Uber and Lyft Cars | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

A startup company known as Firefly is bringing high-tech digital ads to Uber and Lyft cars as soon as this year, according to founders Kaan Gunay (CEO) and Onur Kardesler (CTO).  While the city is used to seeing taxis with their traditional triangle-shaped ads on top, Firefly is doing something a little different. These toppers come with sensors that measure everything from weather to air pollution levels, attempting to collect data that will help the city.

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Can Amazon Be Disrupted?

Can Amazon Be Disrupted? | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

The word “disrupter” is used to describe a company that comes in and disrupts the marketplace. It can disrupt a single competitor or an entire industry. For example, a Walmart opening in a small town disrupts the local businesses, often putting them out of business. Home Depot disrupts local independent hardware stores. Uber disrupted the taxicab industry. And, of course, Amazon disrupted the traditional retail book stores and, eventually, the entire retail industry.

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Insurers ignite innovation through win-win accelerator programs

Insurers ignite innovation through win-win accelerator programs | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

In today’s digital age insurance customers are clamoring for more innovative, customized, and personalized products, which in turn, has led to intense pressure on the insurance industry.

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Why Elon Musk, Facebook and MIT Are Betting On Mind-Reading Technology

Elon Musk, Facebook, MIT, and a 16-year-old inventor are in the race to read minds with computers. Currently, researchers can detect brainwaves and track electromagnetic pulses within the neurons in our brains. Will this technology completely change humanity and what it means to be human?

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Blockchain's Adoption Challenge Is a Human Problem, Not Technical

Blockchain's Adoption Challenge Is a Human Problem, Not Technical | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

As technology infiltrates our lives, a fundamental conflict is emerging in society, one brought on by two, intertwined forces. First, our existence is framed by a never-ending race for efficiency and productivity, or in the case of the crypto community, for the perfect model, for perfect consensus. But this clashes with the human search for a purpose and meaning, whose discoveries often invalidate applications of technology that otherwise seem perfect on paper.

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Android Q: everything you need to know about Google's update

Android Q: everything you need to know about Google's update | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Google took the wraps off the next version of Android 10 Q at its IO developer conference in California this week, introducing a whole range of new features, gestures, AI and privacy advances.
Android Q doesn’t yet have a full name, but it marks a shift-change in Google’s attitudes to how things should work on a smartphone.

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BMW’s Startup Garage tracks down innovative startups to stay ahead in business

BMW’s Startup Garage tracks down innovative startups to stay ahead in business | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Instead of pursuing a venture capital approach, the group has opted for ‘venture client’ model. In their early days, many startups still don’t have a marketable product. It is precisely during this very high-risk phase that the fledgling companies are commissioned by the BMW Startup Garage, hence the term ‘venture client’.
The programme’s core aim is to develop a working prototype as part of a pilot project. The BMW Group reaps the benefits of early access to the innovations and the opportunity to customize the technology before it is launch-ready.

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Digital Factory of the Incumbent

Digital Factory of the Incumbent | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Technological changes are one of the leading advocators to shape customer value. They are characterized by a process of social technological variations, rooted in different disciplines e.g., economics, sociology, and psychology.
It implies that the competitive advantage is increasingly shaped by the management of the polysemic nature of the customer value. This cross roads of understanding drives how shoppers use various channels (offline, online, and mobile) across temporal stages (pre-purchase, purchase and post-purchase.
In this holistic playfield, we are attempting to simplify this discipline by seizing a definite space of instruments of measurement.

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Machine learning, practically speaking

Machine learning, practically speaking | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

To apply machine learning, labs needn’t have years of computational expertise, but they do need a cautious mind-set.

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Companies Don’t Always Need a Purpose Beyond Profit

Companies Don’t Always Need a Purpose Beyond Profit | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

At London Business School, we often try to explain the purpose of our existence by showing pictures of our students who are working on environmental issues in rural India or improving sanitation in a township in South Africa. We also always highlight the wonderful work of our Professor of Economics, Elias Papaioannou, on clearing landmines in Mozambique and the equally wonderful research by our marketing professor Rajesh Chandy on entrepreneurship in developing countries. And rightly so. These are admirable projects about issues that have a very direct and positive influence on the world.

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Experimental device generates electricity from the coldness of the universe

Experimental device generates electricity from the coldness of the universe | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

New work, in a recent issue of Applied Physics Letters ("Experimental demonstration of energy harvesting from the sky using the negative illumination effect of a semiconductor photodiode"), looks to provide a potential path to generating electricity like solar cells but that can power electronics at night.

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Data Science is Essential for 21st Century Innovation: Here's Why

Data Science is Essential for 21st Century Innovation: Here's Why | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

As more organizations grow reliant on complex analyses, students who love math can launch a satisfying and lucrative career by pursuing a degree in applied mathematics and statistics. Today, there are many exciting opportunities for newly minted statisticians, and after gaining experience, you can move on to one of several attractive career paths in the field.

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Car Ad Start Up Grabb-It Makes a Splash with F-35 Fighter Jet Ads Atop RideShare Cars 

Car Ad Start Up Grabb-It Makes a Splash with F-35 Fighter Jet Ads Atop RideShare Cars  | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

The integrated camera and Wi-Fi beacon technology on vehicles displaying Grabb-it ads allow for targeting capabilities for advertisers. Grabb-it and Firefly both leverage rideshare vehicles to advertise to the outside environment of pedestrians. (Advertising to the riders themselves — inside the vehicles — is a whole ‘nother market  built out by startup and first mover, AutoVue.)

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Self-Serve Digital Out of Home Ads

Self-Serve Digital Out of Home Ads | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Autovue is a platform to easily manage digital out of home ads. Our rideshare advertising system allows you to advertise to lyft and uber riders.

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7 Innovative Ways Retailers Are Using Beacon Technology

7 Innovative Ways Retailers Are Using Beacon Technology | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Imagine this -- you walk into a store and peruse the shoe display, and suddenly your phone pings. The same red heels you've been eying online are now on sale, 20% off, just for you.
Shortly after, you need help finding the Nike backpack you saw online. Rather than searching throughout the store for a sales clerk, you log into your app and ask the app to send you someone.

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‘Sustainable growth needs innovation’

‘Sustainable growth needs innovation’ | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

While innovation is key to global sustainable growth, innovation also demands a very multidisciplinary approach. Integration of knowledge across multiple branches and transformation of concepts and technologies into societal applications are important, he said. Today, the country needs ‘creative graduates’ who can address a bevy of challenges including sustainable development and climate change, clean water, transnational organised crime, status of women and issues connected to education, health and energy, Mr. Saraswat said. The country also needs to ensure penetration of education to a larger number of people, he said.

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How Dell Technologies Aims to Unlock New Revenue for Telcos

How Dell Technologies Aims to Unlock New Revenue for Telcos | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Dell Technologies is riding the advancing wave of 5G and making a big push and investment to attract network operators as customers. It inked a deal last week with Orange to develop and collaborate on edge computing use cases in 5G, and struck a similar deal with China Unicom the week prior.

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Good luck hiding from this new Chinese camera that can spot you from 28 miles away –

Good luck hiding from this new Chinese camera that can spot you from 28 miles away – | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

A team of Chinese researchers has just announced their creation of an inexpensive but powerful camera that’s the size of a shoebox and which seems destined to further chip away at privacy and individual anonymity — what’s left of them, at any rate.
The camera is meant for surveillance and target recognition and is reportedly capable of spotting someone — really, anything — from up to 28 miles away, even in conditions that would otherwise obscure sight, like smog. And it’s able to do so based on laser technology and a reliance on artificial intelligence.

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Scalable, low-cost technologies needed to repair climate, Cambridge professor suggests

Scalable, low-cost technologies needed to repair climate, Cambridge professor suggests | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Suggested ideas it could work to develop include geoengineering initiatives, such as spraying sea water into the air at the north and south poles to reflect sunlight away and refreeze them; using fertilizer to regreen portions of the deep ocean to promote plankton growth; and carbon capture and storage methods to suck up and sequester greenhouse gases so they can’t contribute to accelerating global warming.

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6 ways location technology is making our cities better

6 ways location technology is making our cities better | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it
  • The use of location technology is becoming more prevalent in cities around the world to identify and affect areas where quality of life can be improved
  • The technology is being used in everything from emergency services to public health
  • Residents, nonprofits, and business partners can all benefit from the use of location-data technology.
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Why large businesses struggle with innovation – insights from Samsung

Why large businesses struggle with innovation – insights from Samsung | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Digital technology is highly disruptive, yet simultaneously the biggest opportunity to reposition product-making companies. Eric Schaeffer and David Sovie of Accuenture gathered insights from leading companies on how they were handling this challenge when working on their new book Reinventing the Product.

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RightMesh - Putting the power of connectivity into the hands of the people

RightMesh - Putting the power of connectivity into the hands of the people | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

RightMesh is on a mission to connect the next billion users without infrastructure.

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New project examines nanomaterials considering their entire life cycle

New project examines nanomaterials considering their entire life cycle | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

For the first time, the health and environmental risks of novel (nano) materials are being investigated considering the entire life cycle. In addition to novel nanomaterials, the project also focuses on materials for new manufacturing processes, such as 3D printing.

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