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Does Opec face a mortal threat from electric cars?

Got read via The Telegraph UK depicting how OPEC refuses to acknowledge what’s happening with cars and transportation – the OPEC report is a massive exercise in denial. Some snippets: “This is a brave call given that Apple and Google have thrown their vast resources

ESPN and the future of sports

The distributed future of content won’t resemble the model that made ESPN the richest network in the world. Although live sports will command large audiences for a long time, the right home for news and analysis probably won’t look like one site for 100 million

15 Emerging Agriculture Technologies That Will Change The World

Below are technologies related to agricultural and natural manufacturing under four key areas of accelerating change: Sensors, Food, Automation and Engineering. Sensors help agriculture by enabling real-time traceability and diagnosis of crop, livestock and farm machine states. Food may benefit directly from genetic tailoring and

Culture Drives Innovation

With this month’s announcement that the European Union is investigating Amazon for possible anticompetitive behavior in the sale of e-books, antitrust fervor in Europe seems to have hit fever pitch. Apple, Google and Facebook are all subjects of investigation, and Amazon is now the focus

What Will Be Our First AI Catastrophe?

The Technological Singularity, which you’ve probably heard of before, is the advent of recursively improving greater-than-human artificial general intelligence (or artificial superintelligence), or the development of strong AI (human-like artificial general intelligence). More importantly, will we have established the ethical laws required to mitigate the

Millennials will determine the future of sports

The coaches say that they have learned more about technology from players than they thought possible. The biggest advancement, defensive-line coach Scott Brown said, is that the younger players have been raised in an NFL where practice tape can be downloaded to tablets before meetings,

The Top 12 Digital Health Collaborations Today

From gamification to robotic surgeons to crowd-sourcing, science fiction is officially reality in the healthcare arena. Many companies are incentivizing patients to be healthier, trading money for reaching personal fitness goals. In the shaky economic climate we find ourselves in, more and more people will

Online ad spending to pass by TV soon

…That said, PriceWaterhouseCoopers expects 2016 to be an especially lucrative year for television, with both the Summer Olympics and US presidential election taking place then. As usual, mobile is picking up speed with no slowing down in sight. Read more from Quartz via Pocket