Monthly Archives: March 2014

Google’s wearable and IoT ambitions coming into focus

Speaking at SXSW, Google announced it is set to release a software developer kit that it labels ‘Android for wearables’.

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20 years on: How the ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ became a force for good

At SXSW 2014, Kevin Bacon speaks of how he founded sixdegrees.org on the back of a social phenomenon

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The Robot Revolution; where we are and what happens next

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass discusses how the robot revolution means businesses are already existing without the need to hire as many staff, and looks at the problems it will create.

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Bitcoin; the premise, the failings and the future

What’s the premise of Bitcoin, why is there scandal surrounding it and what is the future of the virtual currency?

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Bringing the maker movement into the home

At SXSW 2014, Zach Kaplan argues that, just as millions of people have become authors, we can now all become manufacturers.

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sxsw 2014 case study: Applejack’s in-store motion-controlled beer compass

Proving gesture-control works in the retail environment was the goal for two retail experts. Liquor store Applejack bought into it.

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Seth Priebatsch on using technology to innovate faster

In education, manufacturing, payments and energy, there’s a lot of change happening that we can be encouraged by, said the SCVNGR founder

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Micro brands and the democratisation of manufacturing

It’s become something of a cliché to talk about the disruptive power of technology, but this doesn’t make it any less of a truism. And if SXSW is about anything, it’s about disruption.

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Reflections on SXSW – Agencies aplenty

This year, there were seemingly more agency types than ever before at SXSW. We’re pretty easy to spot; rucksack, vague look of confusion, still hungover from the night before…

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Welcome to What’s Next!

What’s Next is an always-on source of insight, intelligence and inspiration designed to help companies of all shapes and sizes get to grips with digital transformation

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