Tag: e-commerce

How many followers is good enough? Everyone wants more followers in social media. Businesses, too. At the same time, marketing experts are shouting at the top of their lungs that the actual number of followers doesn’t really matter; it’s all about having the right...
The online grocery wars are heating up and the stakes are far bigger than any battle between Amazon and Walmart. The real story here is the automation of grocery stores and the service economy more broadly. Amazon’s Grocery Expansion This week,...
Pitched internally as an answer to the competitive threat posed by Facebook, project “Emerald Sea” eventually became Google+. I remember Joseph Smarr and Chris Messina writing back in 2011 something to the effect that ‘sharing on the web was broken,’ which was what first gave me the sense that this...
The seeds of our primary interface with machine intelligence rest in the humble origins of the vending machine. Here is the brief story of this evolution of self-service. The Process and Technology of Self-Service Not that long-ago, shop clerks pulled merchandise for us from high shelves behind a counter. Today, we...
Shakthi DC jumped into the start-up scene by starting a social data analytics agency to help organisations, high profile individuals and brands gain competitive advantages by unlocking insights from consumer voices in social media. What's your story? My story involves several annihilated devices and mini-projects that eventually turned out to be...
Literate cultures use writing as a kind of ‘knowledge technology.’ Unlike older, oral cultures, they are able to store human intelligence outside the human brain. Literate cultures change the kind of knowledge that humanity can experience. In the coming era of machine intelligence, we face a transformation that will similarly transform...
Steven Heng is doing what he set out to do, represent a business in the APAC region. He is the Managing Director of VoxSmart and is expanding its global presence with a regional office in Singapore. What’s your story? After leaving the Financial sector...
Marcus Ho never gave up on a business he started and believed in and managed to turnaround the business winning two industry awards. What's your story?My entrepreneurial journey started right before I finished my national service (NS). Most of my peers in...
(Women on Top in Tech is a series about Women Founders, CEOs, and Leaders in technology. It aims to amplify and bring to the fore diversity in leadership in technology.) Anna Haotanto is the CEO of The New Savvy. She is part of the founding...
Business models can take various forms, depending on a company’s strategy and the way their products and services are dispersed to the market. The taxonomy of business models defines two opposing camps: pipes (a.k.a “pipelines”) and platforms. “Pipes” refers to physical infrastructure and assets that help create...