Why the innovation race is getting automated

Today’s business climate is fraught with a justified sense of existential dread. Its source is not new – competition and disruption have existed since the beginning of commerce. But today that anxiety is aggravated by bigger stakes, readily available funding, rapid information flow, and an unprecedented speed of technological advance. Taken together, those factors and others are depriving startup founders and Fortune 500 CEOs alike the respite of a good night’s sleep. But apart from causing anxiety, the present business climate is also forcing companies to operate differently. Large companies seeking to protect their core business are active in the…

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Apps aren’t dead, they’ve just evolved

I’m sure you haven’t been able to escape the media’s endless gloomy predictions about the fate of the app. We’ve been told that new apps are a waste of money. Growth rates are sluggish. Nobody is downloading apps anymore (beyond the few we can’t live without like WhatsApp and Facebook). But all you need to do is take a look at the statistics: the app bubble is showing no signs of bursting. On a global scale, as more people around the world own mobile devices, the app economy is not just healthy, it’s booming. A recent report from App Annie…

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Facebook will make a ton of money from its influencer features — but it’s also good for your brand

By now you may either know an influencer, or have heard of influencer marketing. You may even be following a few and have seen them promote products which may have at one point piqued your curiosity and even helped you trust their recommendations more… or stop following them because you’re annoyed. Either way, influencer marketing has become a mainstream strategy for driving earned media via trusted experts within niche categories like beauty, fitness, and food. The social media phenomenon of influencer marketing has become a bit more transparent for brands. One of Facebook’s robust advertising platform has just rolled…

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