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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

January 6th, 2018 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

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 […]



The biggest fitness trends of 2018

January 3rd, 2018 at 10:53 am » Comments Off

How do we know them already? Because we asked some of the brightest minds in the business.



18 exponential changes we can expect in the year ahead

January 1st, 2018 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

Where will the trajectory of the tech world, from cryptocurrencies to Silicon Valley culture, take us in 2018?



The history of 2017 in seven charts

December 31st, 2017 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

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 […]



4 technology trends that will transform our world in 2018

December 30th, 2017 at 1:51 am » Comments Off

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 […]



America’s great renter boom is over

December 26th, 2017 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

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.



Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the World as We Know It—Including Where We Live

December 14th, 2017 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

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.



9 technology mega trends that will change the world in 2018

December 12th, 2017 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

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.



Between iMessage, WhatsApp, and Messenger, SMS texting is becoming a relic of the past

December 10th, 2017 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

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 […]



Wikipedia co-founder wants to put the world’s knowledge on the blockchain

December 7th, 2017 at 10:01 am » Comments Off

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.



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