eCommerce Articles

Consumer retail trends 2015 – Keynote Laurent Haug

Video of Laurent Haug’s (Entrepreneur, Observer, Investor, Strategist) NEXT Festival​ talk on the consumer retail trends. You can find the slides on http://www.slideshare.net/laurenthaug… and below is a text recap of the main points. Online = offline The difference between online and offline is disapearing, turning “ecommerce” into simply

Exclusive: IBM looking at adopting bitcoin technology for major currencies

NEW YORK (Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp is considering adopting the underlying technology behind bitcoin, known as the “blockchain,” to create a digital cash and payment system for major currencies, according to a person familiar with the matter. Read more from Reuters

16 ideas for a more dynamic US economy by Marc Andreessen

In a classic Marc Andreessen “tweetstorm,” the venture capitalist offers 16 “somewhat-less obvious ideas for how to expand the # of “unicorn” great tech startups over time…” 1/More Montessori & Montessori-style, free-form, and/or project-based K-8 public & private schools. 2/Entrepreneurship magnet/charter schools — specifically designed to

How The Watch Industry Will Save Itself

But what happens when something comes along that renders Bordeaux growers hopelessly stranded and without financial supports? What happens when even Zima gets crushed by something new and strange. I understand what the fanatics are saying for I am one of them. But I also

CI’s New Strategy: use global consumer power to tip the scales

Imagine a world where individuals are as powerful as the governments and corporations they interact with. A global marketplace where consumers have the power to challenge unfair, unsafe and unethical corporate practice – and win. Read more via Consumers International

Enter the Age of Freelance

Apps are making it easy to get everything done; they connect customers with people providing services. In this flourishing new world of freelance jobs, is the standard 9-5 job officially passé? What becomes possible now that we can accomplish anything from any location? And if

Social Media 2.0: time killers or time savers?

By Tim Cole While the digital world around us is changing at Internet speed, there are still those among us who are blissfully unaware of what’s going on. Certain regions even in the developed world still lag far behind. Germans, for instance, are real digital