Maryland on Friday became the first state to enact a digital advertising tax targeting large tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook, which could be followed by similar taxes in other states.
How To Prioritize Features That Get Customers To Buy: Understanding What Influences Willingness To Pay
In the battle to win customer’s hearts and minds, marketers develop a go-to-market strategy based on the five P’s of marketing; product strategy, price strategy, promotion, placement, and packaging (some will use similar variations, but the concept holds).
Smart manufacturing techniques are gaining adoption across small and mid-tier manufacturers and this report successfully captures the leading indicators of that shift.
Big data is big business, and the marketplace for data and analytics software is gushing with innovative options to help organizations turn data into an information asset. Proliferation in the big data solutions space has seen a vibrant technology landscape grow even brighter, with lots of moving parts and an increased prevalence of mergers and acquisitions
How do you know if the data you have is considered big data? There are generally four characteristics that must be part of a dataset to qualify it as big data—volume, velocity, variety and veracity. Value is a fifth characteristic that is also important for big data to be useful to an organization.
Any credible list of influential books about tech from the last decade would include AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee. Considered the world’s foremost authority on artificial intelligence, Taipei-born Lee got an early start, writing a pioneering speech-recognition program while a student at Carnegie Mellon in the 1980s.
Data has become one of the most important business assets, and a company without a data strategy is unlikely to get the most out of their data resources. Here we look at the essential elements of a big data strategy and provide useful templates to keep you on track.
The enormous amount of data being generated every day is changing our world, and has given rise to a term most of us are now familiar with: big data. The sheer volume of data available is just one of the many challenges in working with big data. But perhaps the biggest data threat is one that many businesses don’t see coming.
Most businesses around the world are being forced to take a hard look at their budgets, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The smart ones, however, have realized that increasing spend on things like customer experience could be highly valuable in keeping their businesses afloat during this tenuous business climate.
Much has been said about the many ways that the pandemic will alter culture, society and business. Covid-cuisine has normalised vegetarian meals. Men are growing their hair long. Women are eschewing bras and beauty therapies in favour of comfort. Online businesses are prospering, offline businesses are suffering and whilst all of these perspectives may well be true, they are also banal, casual and insignificant.
Healthcare is perhaps the most important sector in the U.S. economy. It is the largest: close to $4 trillion per year is spent on healthcare in the United States. It employs more people than any other industry, accounting for 11% of all American jobs. Nearly one quarter of all U.S. government spending is on healthcare.
Spin Memory, a magnetic random-access memory (MRAM) startup announced a new semiconductor technology that could allow a dramatic improvement in DRAM as well as emerging memory technologies, such as MRAM. Spin Memory calls this technology the Universal Selector. It announced the technology on August 12 but gave more details at its talk at the IEEE TMRC Conference on August 20.
Chamath Palihapitiya’s next big Hustle - The famed investor is quietly acquiring startups one by one
Chamath Palihapitiya, the founder of Social Capital, does not do minority investing anymore. If he finds a startup he likes, he just buys it outright.
Epic Systems says employees can now work from home until the end of the year after attempt to get them to return this month
Bowing to public pressure, health tech company Epic Systems has now notified its employees that they can work from home until the end of the year. Epic had planned to require thousands of employees to return to the office this month to preserve its culture. Employees were previously told to return to the office unless they had problems arranging child care or had a health condition.
As companies collect more and more data, the ultimate goal is to translate this data into insights that can help them optimize business performance. For example, they may wonder which of their customer segments is most profitable? How they can reduce their customer acquisition costs? Which features of their flagship product are underutilized or need to be enhanced? Which of their best employees are potential flight risks?