Disruption Starts with Unhappy Customers, Not Technology

Disruption Starts with Unhappy Customers, Not Technology

For eight years I’ve visited leading companies in more than 20 industries around the world that claimed to be in the process of being disrupted. Each time, I’d ask the executives of these incumbent companies the same question: “What is disrupting your business?” No matter who I talked to, I would always get one of two answers: “Technology X is disrupting our business” or “Startup Y is disrupting our business.” But my latest research and analysis reveals flaws in that thinking. It is customers who are driving the disruption. In…

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How our music is shaped by technology, part 1: Alan Cross

How our music is shaped by technology, part 1: Alan Cross

Mr. Penner, my seventh-grade science teacher, was trying to teach us about the three states of matter. “The shape of a solid is obvious,” he said, “but a gas or liquid assumes the shape of the container in which it is stored.” I thought of Mr. Penner when preparing for a TEDx Talk in Winnipeg next month on the way technology shapes music. Tech is the container into which we stuff music. And the results, while subtle, change the very nature of how we make and listen to music. Before…

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Xi seeks global cooperation on technology after Huawei blocked

Xi seeks global cooperation on technology after Huawei blocked

Hong Kong/Beijing: Countries should cooperate in developing the Internet, big data and artificial intelligence, China President Xi Jinping said in a letter to the China International Big Data Industry Expo that started on Sunday in Guiyang, Xinhua reports. China attaches great importance to the development of the big data industry and is willing to explore a growth path with other nations for new technologies, Xi said in the letter, according to Xinhua. The conference, which runs through Wednesday, counts China tech giants including Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings and Huawei Technologies…

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National Technology Day 2019: Will leverage technology for development, says PM Modi

National Technology Day 2019: Will leverage technology for development, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo) On the occasion of National Technology Day 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday greeted the nation and remembered the achievements of the scientific community. President Kovind said India is committed to using technology to accelerate development and ensure every citizen has a dignified existence. PM Modi said the hard work of the country’s scientists has always ensured a stronger and safer India. “May we continue leveraging the power of technology for national progress,” he said. National Technology Day is celebrated annually…

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‘Ambani might have the money, we have the technology and innovation’

‘Ambani might have the money, we have the technology and innovation’

Vikram Kumar – founder and CEO, Letstrack – recently relocated his India operation to Gurugram, into a swanky new office, a move that’s a reflection of how well the startup is doing. Offering real-time tracking via GPS, Letstrack currently has more than two lakh users, its customer base increasing 15% month on month. It’s all about mindset, says Kumar, who boasts 18 years of professional experience, as a consultant in the telecom industry and developer of software. “We are crazy about what we do and how we do it – it’s…

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Music education ‘risks being outdated by technology’

Music education ‘risks being outdated by technology’

Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep up with technology, an in-depth report says. Too much music education does not reflect the reality of how young people engage with music, according to the inquiry from the Music Commission. It says there is a risk this “disconnect” means current teaching methods may become outdated. It argues technology could help stop music from disappearing from schools. The commission, led by key figures in contemporary music and set up by the Arts Council England…

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This Technology May Also Improve Hotel Staff Friendliness

This Technology May Also Improve Hotel Staff Friendliness

Coffee espressoGETTY Last month the organization YouGov polled 1,219 adults about their hotel stays. Results indicate that most hotel guests (62%) are not frustrated by a lack of fitness center, spa or a trendy bar as much as by the presence of unfriendly staff. More than a third of guests polled (38%) indicated that a source of frustration was the front desk taking too long to complete requests, while almost a third (31%) were irritated by delays in service. A cursory conclusion from these results could indicate that frustrations derive from two…

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As Technology Advances, What Will Happen With Online Privacy?

As Technology Advances, What Will Happen With Online Privacy?

GETTY As technology continues to advance, what will happen to online privacy? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Marc Groman, Former Senior Advisor for Privacy in the White House, co-host of Their Own Devices podcast, on Quora: Traditional concepts of privacy — our right to be left alone — and the basic principle that the content of our communications should remain confidential — are being challenged and eroded with advancements in digital technology. Similarly, the fundamental principle that individuals should…

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Cramer’s game plan: A week defined by trade talks and employment

Cramer’s game plan: A week defined by trade talks and employment

A week defined by trade talks and employment   6:20 PM ET Fri, 30 Nov 2018 | 00:40 Trade talks and the latest data on U.S. employment will color the week ahead for the stock market, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday as stocks rallied on high hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal at the weekend’s G-20 summit. President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Buenos Aires, Argentina gathering on Saturday to discuss what has amounted to an ever-escalating trade war between the two nations….

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Lenovo Cardio Plus HX03W Affordable Fitness Band With Heart Rate Sensor, Sleep Tracker Launched in India

Lenovo Cardio Plus HX03W Affordable Fitness Band With Heart Rate Sensor, Sleep Tracker Launched in India

HIGHLIGHTS The Lenovo fitness band is priced at Rs. 1,999 It will be available via Amazon India from September 9 It comes with detachable straps with band light adjustment feature Chinese technology company Lenovo on Friday launched the Cardio Plus HX03W smart band with multi-interface options and several health and fitness features in India. The new Lenovo fitness band is priced at Rs. 1,999 and will be available via Amazon India from September 9. It comes with detachable straps with band light adjustment feature, and is IP68 certified for water-resistance up to…

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