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Going back or leaping forward?

The pandemic and the lock-down, that affected many Countries and most businesses, have created a crises and most likely a point of disruption. A disruption is a dividing line marking the change of market that affects the value chains or a radical change in technology/production processes that reshapes the market. …

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ECommerce over the 10% thresholds in US

ECommerce keeps growing worldwide although the overall growth is, slightly, slowing down worldwide, a possible indication of an approaching plateau in penetration. The overall worldwide retail market (excluding tickets for events, travel, pubs and gambling) has reached 25 trillion $ in 2019 and 3.5 trillion of these have been transacted …

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The near Future for Augmented Reality – II

2. AR as a new way of shopping According to Gartner AR (and VR) technologies have moved quickly on the emerging technology hype cycle curve reaching the point of industrial application (slope of enlightenment) and they are expecting 100 million people using AR in 2020 for their shopping (both on …

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Watch out, they are watching you …

Security cameras have become ubiquitous and are now starting to being used as image sensors to harvest data about the behaviour of people. This goes quite beyond their original goal, and yet it makes perfect sense. I remember few years ago the Data Analytics Lab of TIM (at that time …

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Grocery is coming to your doorstep, autonomously

As a few (big) companies are working on making self driving cars safe and affordable a few (small) companies are looking at the delivery market with autonomous vehicles. Nuro has started delivering grocery in Scottsdale, Az, at Fry’s store in partnership with Kroger, the giant food store chain in the …

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