More than 12,000 stores are expected to close in 2018 – up from roughly 9,000 in 2017, according to Cushman & Wakefield. A rash of bankruptcy filings and announcements to close stores are expected at the start of the year, when retailers are flush with cash from the holiday season. Among the companies most likely […]
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A tsunami of store closings is about to hit the US — and it’s expected to eclipse the retail carnage of 2017
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Where will the trajectory of the tech world, from cryptocurrencies to Silicon Valley culture, take us in 2018?
When we try to remember 2017 (or more likely, try to forget it), there’s a list of names and places that immediately come to mind – Trump, Weinstein and Las Vegas, where the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history happened. But what were the broader trends of the year? Here we try to understand […]
Predicting the future requires hubris, and it should therefore be met with more than a terabyte of skepticism. In past years, I’ve made some calls that have proved prescient like predicting way back in 2011 that social media would determine the U.S. presidential election. Meanwhile, some took decades longer than I had foreseen such as […]
The foreclosure crisis dumped a lot of high earners who have traditionally bought homes into the rental market. Rapidly rebounding housing markets, with skyrocketing home prices in big cities, kept them there. Now the number of renters has reached a plateau, and it could be about to fall.
The revolution is coming—and it’s driving itself. As autonomous cars make their autobahn-paced transition from fanciful, emerging technology to mainstream reality, they’re expected to leave a forever-altered world in their rear-view mirrors. And it isn’t just highways and commutes that will be transformed—it’s also the homes and towns where we choose to live.
Some tech trends fizzle out and die a quiet death, while others are so significant that they transform our world and how we live in it. Here are the top nine tech mega-trends that I believe will define 2018 and beyond.
On December 3, 1992, a 22-year-old engineer named Neil Papworth sent the first-ever text message to his friend Richard Jarvis. It was sent from his PC computer, and Jarvis had no way of inputting a reply into his Orbitel 901 landline phone, but it was nevertheless the advent of a new type of communication. Nokia […]
Everipedia today announced Wikipedia co-founder Dr. Larry Sanger would be joining the company as it prepares to bring its online encyclopedia to the blockchain.