Earlier this week Eurasia Group published their Top Risks for 2018 which includes the risk of a global tech cold war. They write that, “achieving dominance in emerging technologies is the world’s most important battle for economic power.” But what does “dominance” of an emerging technology mean? And what does that dominance look like? Does […]

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Artificial intelligence (AI) will reduce use of centralized services and give further rise to decentralized, distributed services. The social implications of this are just beginning to materialize. Consider the case of Uber. Recent academic research found Uber’s entry into new markets decreased ambulance rates in those markets by at least seven percent. In a world […]

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The dust has settled. The results tallied. Black Friday, CyberMonday, and the entire weekend these two days bookend proved to be a strong thrust for holiday shopping. Here are 5 trends that materialized over the weekend. Some of these trends are continuations of story lines we’ve followed in past years that have grown and expanded […]

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It all started innocently enough, with seemingly normal individuals blogging about the less glamorous parts of their daily lives. In those early days we were attracted to the rawness and honesty of their writing. We laughed at their stories and looked in on their personal mishaps and adventures throughout the week. Strongly curated content began […]

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Amazon’s foray into streaming live sporting events is about digital data. It was never about audience size, new activations, or subscriber retention. Last night Amazon streamed their second NFL Thursday Night Football game. Bloomberg reported Amazon’s first NFL live streaming event last week attracted 372,000 viewers who watched the game an average of 55 minutes […]

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With a growing list of CEOs losing their jobs because of cyber attacks and data breaches, it’s time for corporations to change how they operate. Escalating cyber risks necessitate two core corporate structural changes. First, the role of the CIO should be elevated, reporting directly into the CEO and gaining corporate board visibility. Secondly, corporate […]

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To truly understand Artificial Intelligence, we have to understand where we are assigning it too much potential and where we aren’t giving it enough credit. Artificial intelligence or AI for short, began as a field of study in the 1950s, not long after the introduction of the first digital computer in 1942. In these early […]

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Last week was the iPhone’s 10th anniversary and there were dozens, maybe hundreds, of articles written articulating how the iPhone changed everything. Most narratives build off the now famous line in Steve Job’s iPhone keynote: …today, we’re introducing three revolutionary products of this class. The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls. The second […]

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