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It’s 2018, and We Still Have No Idea If Mobile Healthcare Apps Work

What was the promise of reduced admissions and improved health outcomes in patients? This goal has not been achieved and is not happening how we thought it would. Usage of mobile devices in healthcare is basically what mHealth is. App development for healthcare. Using the continuous mHealth-powered, patient-provider connection — is what drives the mobile […]

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Passport Raises $3m to Build the Modern Shipping Carrier

Ecommerce brands have seen innovations spring up for all parts of their business to help them compete more effectively with Amazon. Shopify makes it seamless to launch a great storefront. Instagram helps you build your audience (and even sell directly!). Whiplash and Shipmonk handle your fulfillment. Fuse Inventory and Stitch Labs manages your inventory with […]

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Cryptocurrency Fraud Is the Exception, Not the Rule

Cryptocurrency and blockchain are revolutionary technologies, but being so far ahead of the curve comes with consequences. With few precedents to learn from and regulatory frameworks still in their infancy, the crypto space has attracted its share of shrewd opportunists whose scams — such as the infamous pump-and-dump schemes — have grabbed international headlines. Tech giants like Facebook and […]

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Productivity Experts Agree: Your Office Environment Needs to Change

Completely open workspaces might not be the norm for long if employees and productivity experts have their way. According to research conducted by William Belk, 58 percent of top performers want more privacy, and 54 percent say their current spaces have too many distractions to be truly effective. Open designs were originally intended to increase collaboration […]

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Today’s Social Platforms Are Dangerous. Can Mappen Build a Safer One?

Social media needs a surgeon general’s warning. No, that isn’t hyperbole. We know social media is highly addictive. We know heavy use leads to less less moment-to-moment happiness and less life satisfaction. And as with tobacco products, we know teenage use is particularly dangerous: A study of 500,000 teenagers found excessive screen time promotes depression, […]

The Customer Care Bar Has Never Been Higher, so Brands Must Automate to Keep Up

Product and price have been the foundational differentiators in retail for decades. However, in a world plagued with ever-evolving consumer expectations and innovative new competitors, relying on these differentiators is no longer giving brands the competitive advantage they need to thrive among the fierce competition. It’s easier than ever for consumers to perform price comparisons […]

Despite What You Hear, You Don’t Need VC Funding

According to the most recent edition of PitchBook’s Venture Monitor, the first half of 2018 saw 94 investment deals surpassing the $100 million mark, continuing a trend in which late-stage successful startups and larger companies receive the lion’s share of VC funding allocations. That’s not to say that seed rounds for startups don’t get VC investment, but by […]

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Will Self Driving Cars Mean the End for Motorcycling?

For techies out there, it may seem evident that the self-driving car promises unparalleled levels of safety for the 1.2B car commuters out there. We are in dire need of a solution to reduce the > one million deaths that occur on public roads every year. But with seven billion people in the world today […]

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Jive Founder Backs New-School Engagement Platform

Founding Jive Software CEO Dave Hersh defined the enterprise community and collaboration category from 2001 up to the company’s 2011 IPO.  Since then, the space has changed dramatically as businesses have realized the importance of building engaging, valuable communities of professionals and supporters. So it may come as a surprise to learn Hersh recently acquired […]

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How AI Will Help Sales Representatives

Some say marketing is all about buzz. Well, maybe. But, selling is about results. Can artificial intelligence still make a difference in sales? These two sides of business are more closely linked than you might think. Marketing and artificial intelligence. The fusion of marketing and AI is the next step in the evolution of sales. […]

Should the Average Consumer Worry About IoT Privacy?

Should the Average Consumer Worry About IoT Privacy?

The internet of things (IoT) has the power to make our lives more convenient and more connected than ever before, but many critical thinkers have admitted concern about consumer privacy. Consumer groups, corporations, and even governments have spoken out about the dangers of IoT being exploited, but are these truly worthy of the concern and […]