The Savings App Explosion

On Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017, shoppers around the country turned to their smartphones and laptops. According to Adobe Analytics data, American shoppers spent approximately $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday and $5 billion on Black Friday. For value-savvy shoppers, there was one extra ingredient in the mix: Apps and websites offering online-only coupons and […]

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Four Predictions on the Future of VR from a Watson Product Director

There are two reasons that Michael Ludden, director of product of IBM Watson Developers Labs & AR/VR Labs, starts his presentations with a video of Star Trek actors playing the virtual reality game Star Trek Bridge Crew. First, it’s a perfect example of how his labs are melding Watson’s artificial intelligence capabilities with the burgeoning […]

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To bring “good” taste to scale, first build trust

Brian Smith knows wine. The co-founder of Winc and the company’s Chief Wine Officer (“The title you get when you’re allowed to give yourself your own title”), he studied to become a sommelier and even worked in wine production in Provence and Argentina. But when pressed, he expresses resistance to the notion that one becomes […]

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Dimensions of Diversity

Diversity is a focus across the tech world, a focus which often takes the form of organizations and directives tasked with increasing the voice and role of underrepresented communities in board rooms and the workplace. This panel focuses on the benefits of diversity in the industry and the ways in which communities built around specific […]

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Podcast advertising sticks to no script

Blue Apron may be the presenting sponsor of the Crooked Media podcast Pod Save America, but it’s also the butt of the jokes. Although the fresh-ingredient meal service provides the show with polished ad copy, hosts Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett rarely stick to the script. Here’s what was on the menu this spring, according […]

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Laura Walker, CEO, New York Public Radio

Laura Walker, CEO of New York Public Radio, sits down with Robert Schwartz, Global Leader of Agency Services at IBM iX, to talk about creating an audio brand (not just a radio brand) at WNYC studios.

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How Can We Ensure Big Data Doesn’t Perpetuate Discrimination?

The concepts of big data and algorithms often have a mythological feel. Add some data, filter it through a mathematical formula, and voila—insight from the algorithmic gods. The detachment from the human-origin of all data is reminiscent of the famous line by infomercial legend Ron Popiel, when pitching the benefits of the hands-off cooking process […]

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Why VR Matters For Real Estate

The CBRE Group is one of the world’s largest real estate groups, with more than $86 billion in assets. It’s also interested in something most people wouldn’t associate with real estate: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). In 2016, CBRE joined investors such as News Corp to invest in Matterport, which makes technology to […]

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How AI and Humans Are Working Together to Reduce Online Toxicity

“Creating non-toxic communities on the net is the Next Big Thing,” tweeted Walter Isaacson, president of the Aspen Institute in a post earlier this fall. Isaacson, a well-known figure on predicting trends, was pointing to a WIRED interview with Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom and others on the platform’s efforts to curb online toxicity. Instagram, and […]

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Franchesca Hashim, Global Marketing Manager, Airbnb

Fireside chat at Dreamforce 2017 with Franchesca Hashim, Global Marketing Manager, Airbnb — moderated by Robert Schwartz, Global Leader, Agency Services, IBM iX.

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thinkPod @ Dreamforce 2017: Maria O’Hollearn, Program Director, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

As part of our Dreamforce 2017 thought leadership series, Amanda Thurston, Marketing Services Leader at IBM iX, sits with Maria O’Hollearn, Program Director of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, to discuss diversity, early education, and the importance of support communities. Theme music by Andrew Atkin & Michael Simonelli, of Full Stop Art

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Katie DeWitt, Lead, Digital Products, Tesla

Fireside chat at Dreamforce 2017 with Katie DeWitt, Lead, Digital Products, Tesla— moderated by Robert Schwartz, Global Leader, Agency Services, IBM iX.

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