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Amazon on track to become America’s largest clothing retailer by 2017

July 27th, 2015 at 10:14 am » Comments Off

According to a report by financial analysts at Cowen, Amazon is set to become America’s largest apparel retailer by 2017. The e-commerce giant is gearing up to usurp the title held by Macy’s, Cowen reports:

Internet of Things will transform the insurance industry within the next 5 years

July 24th, 2015 at 6:08 pm » Comments Off

Over then next five years, the ability to bring internet connection to almost every type of consumer device will be huge implications for the insurance industry. Insurers looking to cut costs, improve business practices, and better assess clients’ risk levels, will increasingly invest in the Internet of Things (IoT).

New plug-in hybrid mobile home design, the Model H, unveiled by Tesla

July 23rd, 2015 at 5:29 pm » Comments Off

The Tesla brand is a perfect example of the current trend of the best designed products come with a hefty price point.  Elon Musk understands that many people make great sacrifices to purchase one of Tesla’s incredible sexy electric cars.  Now in an attempt to ease the burden, and perhaps expand their market share, Tesla unveiled plans for […]

Yahoo: The number of mobile ‘addicts’ up 60% in the last year

July 21st, 2015 at 6:37 pm » Comments Off

Are you constantly checking your smartphone?  Are you opening apps on it more than 60 times a day?  If so, you are not alone.  Right now throughout the world there are more than 280 million of these so-called “mobile addicts”, according to recently shared statistics by Flurry, an app analytics company that Yahoo bought last year.  

Real life Ironman suits

July 21st, 2015 at 6:32 pm » Comments Off

Exoskeletons are gaining a foothold in the real world.  Panasonic recently announced that it will start selling an exoskeleton designed to help workers lift and carry objects more easily and with less risk of injury.  

What $100 is worth in every state

July 21st, 2015 at 6:25 pm » Comments Off

According to recent data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, you might consider moving to Mississippi or Arkansas, if you want the most bang for your buck.  

12 year low for spam email

July 21st, 2015 at 6:22 pm » Comments Off

According to security firm Symantec, people are being sent fewer spam emails than at any time in the past 12 years.  During June they said that fewer than 50% of emails which it scanned were junk – the lowest percentage it had seen in over a decade.  

How much major music streaming services pay artists: Infographic

July 20th, 2015 at 4:38 pm » Comments Off

Artists have been at odds with streaming music services over the royalties they receive since Spotify arrived on the scene in 2011.  And now that Apple Music has entered the music streaming wars, the question of how much each music service pays artists is as rife as ever. But without a clear explanation of who’s paying […]

Google accidentally leaks ‘right to be forgotten’ request data

July 20th, 2015 at 4:22 pm » Comments Off

Nearly 220,000 individual requests have been made to Google to selectively remove links to online information. Less than 5% of those requests concern criminals, politicians, and high-profile individuals, according the Guardian. More than 95% of the requests have come from everyday people.  

Will Coworking Replace Colleges?

July 17th, 2015 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Tom Frey:  When I first brought up the idea of coworking taking over colleges, it seemed like an absurd notion. But there is a secret reason that very few people are grasping. At first glance, the highly structured ivory towers of academia seem to be on the opposite end of the spectrum from the […]