If you're not familiar with the comic book heroes Superman and Superwoman, one of their coolest powers is their ability to see through objects. In the not-too-distant future, location-based augmented reality (AR) apps built on Foursquare's Pilgrim SDK could give consumers similar capabilities.
People's lives are increasingly being simplified by a convenient box that just appears on their doorstep every month. That convenience is underscored by the fact that digital subscription services like Blue Apron, Dollar Shave Club, and Birchbox continue to grow at a rapid pace — 890 percent over the past five years.
Over time, homes have evolved with changes in lifestyle and technology, as devices like the refrigerator, microwave, and television have become ubiquitous. Today the connected home is powered by software, WiFi networks, and voice-activated assistants. But what does the future hold, and what will our homes look like in the year 2025 and beyond?
For fintech startups and companies that process payments, nothing is more sacred and valuable than private cardholder data. But protecting that data from hackers, cyber attackers, and malicious actors is getting harder than ever. In fact, nearly three-quarters of all hackers say that they’re constantly testing new systems and technologies, and are convinced they can compromise any target in less than 12 hours.
From the rise of streaming services to the success of social media video solutions, entertainment apps continue to gain popularity among audiences. However, it's no longer enough to just design a cool app. It must have compelling features and rich functionality that motivates its users to stay engaged.
The global marketplace is in the early stages of one of the biggest technological transformations in history, with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and automation becoming intertwined with virtually every aspect of life. But these advances require massive data capture, management, analysis and transmission capabilities — and the fifth generation of wireless technology (5G) now rolling out will be critical to making it possible to manage and process the data when and where it’s ...
Sharing personal data with companies in exchange for access and convenience is something many people take for granted. From video services providing personalized entertainment options based on past behaviors to social enabling people to stay connected while serving up targeted advertising, user data has become commoditized.
When you think of the ideal environment to build a green, environmentally sustainable city, you might not expect to place it in the middle of the desert. But that’s exactly what Karim El-Jisr, chief innovation officer at the Sustainable City Institute, is doing by creating an oasis right in the heart of Dubai.
Data is the raw material of decision making. Businesses that use return on investment (ROI) and similar metrics need timely and accurate data to make decisions. Unfortunately, many businesses are not even attempting to collect data. A recent Harvard Business Review article noted that 69 percent of respondents reported that they have not created a data-driven organization, and 53 percent state that they are not yet treating data as a business asset.
I've got a coupon sitting on my kitchen table for 10 percent off an oil change from the dealership where I bought my first car - a Toyota Camry - in New Jersey 20 years ago. While I appreciate the thought, I've since moved to Chicago and traded in that Camry, making the cost of the postcard basically a waste.
Winning customers takes time, energy and financial resources — and the reality is you're going to lose some of them over time. The best thing you can do to reduce turnover is to take a systematic, data-driven approach to spot the customers who have the most long-term value to your business, and focus on what you can and should be doing to keep them.
The summer months aren't necessarily all fun in the sun for those in the restaurant industry. Weather fluctuations—from heavy rain to hot spells—can significantly impact foot traffic to dining establishments. However, recent findings suggest that the effect of summer weather fluctuations on consumer dining patterns can best be understood by looking at two key factors: temperature and precipitation.
Creating great app experiences—powered by location data—will get more difficult in the not-too-distant future. Earlier this year, both Apple and Google announced significant updates to their operating systems (OS) that will have a big impact on both privacy and location sharing permission policies.
On-demand technology is transforming air travel. In general, the convenience, choice, and ease of payment that mobile apps offer is unlike anything we've ever experienced before, and people are loving it. With just a few taps, we can have food delivered to our door, schedule a ride to the airport, and even hire a plumber to fix a leaky faucet—all within the span of five minutes!