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What Amazon Prime Day tells us about mobile app loyalty

What does it mean that users of the Amazon app were less likely to venture into a physical store on the day of Amazon's big sale?

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Linux group pushes out production-ready blockchain collaboration software

The Linux Foundation is touting availability of Fabric 1.0, a foundation for developing blockchain applications such as smart contracts.

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A.I. starts to deliver in the enterprise, at last

After decades of unfulfilled promise, artificial intelligence is being put to real, productive use by some companies. Everybody else should be preparing for it.

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Memo to IT: You do know that a mobile phone is still a phone, right?

While other retailers hide their phone number, Zappos encourages its shoppers to call. There are good reasons to remember that a mobile device is still primarily a phone.

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Q&A: DisruptDC co-founder sees the need for a government/tech nexus

Sarah Bonk, who spent more than 14 years at Apple, helped launch a nonprofit alliance of business leaders looking to tech for ways to improve government and elections.

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12 ways you’ll use Apple’s ARKit in your enterprise

Virtual and augmented reality solutions are already impacting a wide range of enterprises, now Apple's entered the game there's big potential in these technologies.

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Apple's profound iPhone plans for healthcare

Apple's claimed work to make the iPhone the center for all electronic health data has profound consequences.

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Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

Charles Podesta, CIO at UC Irvine Health, says competition for resources at healthcare organizations has stymied IT investments. But he sees that changing.

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Amazon Go is a great mobile solution, but for the wrong problem

Mobile-accessed video analytics could be a wonderful retail technology, but only if it’s used to attack the right problem.

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Accounting firms keep the status quo, but disruption looms

Accounting firms of all sizes responded to the idea that their industry will be disrupted by technology.

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Self-checkout: What shoppers want to do is rarely what they end up doing

One of the first things retail executives learn is that shopper surveys are horrible indicators of what shoppers will do in stores.

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Tech VCs, at Churchill Club, predict an edgy future

Ubiquitous tiny artificial brains, new kinds of food production, the continued rise of online retail, biomedical breakthroughs and other advances came up for vigorous debate at the Churchill Club’s annual Top Tech Trends event.

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Automation and the end of accounting

While software vendors are approaching the subject with sensitivity, does automation signal the upcoming end of the accounting profession?

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Amazon successfully fights off pricebots

One big downside of the plethora of e-commerce shopping bots out there today is that they create the impression of a difference when there may not be one. If I may give my two cents’ worth, is a two-cent difference meaningful,...

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Corvil launches Cara, virtual financial markets security analyst

Some interesting sector-specific news from this European vendor points to some broadly applicable trends.

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Walmart.com's transformation: Too little, much too late

BusinessWeek's look at how Jet.com is doing in its effort to transform Walmart.com leaves the impression that the biggest obstacle to Walmart.com being successful is Walmart itself.

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Trump's cybersecurity order pushes U.S. government to the cloud

President Trump has finally signed a long-awaited executive order on cybersecurity, which calls for the U.S. government to move to the cloud and modernize its IT infrastructure.

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Wealthsimple scales with its vision of democratizing investment

Occupy Wall Street was all about delivering equity in terms of wealth distribution and earning. Maybe technology can help with that.

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