In 2005, the average person never would have believed how social media platforms would completely transform the way humans interact. By 2010, that same person never would have dreamed that ride-sharing apps would overthrow the taxi industry within a few short years. Cue 2015, and that person — who had seen countless industries transformed by […]
It’s been no secret that the music industry has been struggling over the past couple decades. After years of spiraling album sales, the industry hit a new low in 2016, with just over 100 million units sold — a nearly 14 percent decrease from the previous year, reflecting declines in both physical and digital album […]
Technology drives businesses. While that fact might lead us to believe that we need every technology out there, our budget may not necessarily agree. Nevertheless, there may be places in your business that aren’t as efficient as they could be. These are costing you more in time and resources. Instead of living with these inefficiencies, […]
One of the great parts of my job is talking to industrial technologists from a wide variety of businesses. I had an interesting conversation recently with some people from a large dairy. Forget whatever image you may have; today’s large commercial dairies are extremely sophisticated enterprises that are always looking for new ways to leverage […]
German conglomerate Siemens announced on Tuesday a new standalone startup unit dedicated to fostering “disruptive ideas more vigorously and accelerate the development of new technologies.” Siegfried Russwurm, Siemens chief technology officer, will be the acting head of the unit, named next47. It will receive €1 billion ($1.12 billion) in funding for the first five years. […]
We went to actual Silicon Valley companies to look past the Hollywood stereotypes offered on TV. Here’s who we found.
Talking about diversity is not enough; tech companies need to take a hard look at their own training and promotion practices.
The numbers suggest they are—but the real question is why.
One supply-chain service thinks you can mass-produce an idea in just four months.