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It’s the pits! Whiskey-flavored deodorant is made from the real thing

November 11th, 2017 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

It’s not usually recommended to start your day off with booze — but what if you don’t actually drink it?



Here’s how your company needs to prepare for A.I.

November 9th, 2017 at 2:46 am » Comments Off

Focus less on where value is shifting from and more on where value is shifting to.



Air travelers resisting the ‘incredible shrinking airline seat ‘

November 9th, 2017 at 2:05 am » Comments Off

Spirit Airlines, at least, is honest about the tight quarters on its planes. “We’re a cozy airline,” it says on its website. “We add extra seats to our planes so we can fly with more people. This lowers ticket prices for everyone, just like a car pool.”



Is Technology about to decimate white-collar work?

November 7th, 2017 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

Kai-Fu Lee, the former head of Google research in China and a top tech investor, sees a huge opportunity to automate routine office work.



The checkout line’s death knell

November 2nd, 2017 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

Machine vision AI is going to change everything about shopping.



8 innovative industries that will really boom in 2018

October 31st, 2017 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

Lots of different fields, from medicine to marketing and tech to leisure, are poised to achieve breakthroughs and revolutions next year.



A Singapore lab is growing synthetic diamonds and marketing them to millennials

October 23rd, 2017 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

They are real diamonds. That’s what the industry behind diamonds made inside a scientific laboratory wants you to believe.



The ‘retail apocalypse’ is a myth

October 23rd, 2017 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

If you read the business headlines, it sounds like brick-and-mortar retail stores are dying – a so-called “retail apocalypse.”



Starbucks closes online store to focus on in-person experience

October 21st, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

A Starbucks retail store. The company said it was closing down its online shop at a time when it has aimed to improve the in-store experience.



The next big thing in beer is being a small taproom

October 14th, 2017 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

Medusa Brewing Company co-founder Keith Sullivan checks on the beer in the brewing area. “There are very few big breweries that have this family, community, connected feel. That’s what we’re selling,” he says.



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