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From screen to closet. What's happening? In 2017, a third of consumers are ditching brick-and-mortar to buy from mobile devices, according to a PwC Survey. Shoppers will see more options to customize and personalize their shopping experience through social media outlets and they will expect platforms like video

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Ways to study and treat mental illness are going digital and investors are backing them. What's happening? With advancements in artificial intelligence and cognitive science (e.g., IBM Watson), the mental health industry is turning digital, and startups are seizing opportunities to help heal. Venture Capital funding

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We're removing a stumbling block to understanding Blockchain. What's happening? Researchers call blockchain a disruptive technology with high potential to change business operations as we know it. But what the heck is it? This is the best explanation of it that we've seen to date. In short, it

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Helping one another has never been so profitable. What's happening? Female investors are increasingly setting their sights on companies founded by other women. This trend is driven by what Quartz Media dubbed the “Estrogen Effect:” studies show a correlation between women in leadership positions and company profitability.

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Founders need to look sharp. DIY design is one way to plump up those visuals on a budget. What's happening? Instead of hiring web developers and Photoshop specialists, organizations and independents are turning to easy-to-use apps and sites that allow for editing and design without the hassle

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By 2020 Virtual Reality (VR) will be virtually everywhere. What's happening?  Experts are posting eye-popping predictions about Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) growth rates.  Sources project 5-year CAGRs ranging anywhere from 80-170% with this Statista study predicting the VR/AR market to reach $143B

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Moms and Dads are finding new gadgets to soothe, educate, monitor and entertain their kids. What's happening? At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, gadgets designed for families were all the rage. Gizmos like Elmoji, the code-teaching sesame street robot and Snoo, the self-rocking

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AI and machine learning may impact women first! What's happening? Forrester predicts that investments in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and IoT (Internet of Things) will increase 300% in 2017. As more routine tasks are taken over by smart machines, the people who perform these tasks

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I read this morning about how Amazon just struck a deal with the Wynn. The Echo will be installed in hotel rooms. I can't help but think of Rosie the Robot in the Jetsons (Watch video, below! It's incredibly sexist but very retro and entertaining.) As multi-tasking

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