Innovation

The Next Disruption of Music

[Steve Faktor’s original version appeared on LinkedIn Influencer & Forbes] If you thought digital music piracy was disruptive, just wait until humans are outdone by robots in creating original music. In 1958, John von Neumann imagined â€śthe singularity â€ť to be the moment artificial intelligence becomes self-improving and self-aware – almost instantly transforming people into pets. But long … The Next Disruption of …

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Will Apple Pay Reign Supreme?

There has never been a more exciting time in payments. Let me re-phrase that. There has never been an exciting time in payments. But if you read tech blogs lately, you’d think we were moments away from revolution. Unless the oppressed proletariat can pay with iPhones, they’ll start pummeling Nobu … Will Apple Pay Reign …

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Part II – Deep Dive: Apple Pay and The Strange Bedfellows Analysis [free login]

This is a deep-dive follow-up to my Will Apple Pay Reign Supreme? article in Forbes. Apple Pay launched last week with a million cards registered. How did you celebrate? CVS and several other retailers celebrated by disabling all NFC chip payments in anticipation of their own solution, CurrentC…based on my favorite punching … Part II – Deep …

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Microsoft’s Nuclear Option for Mobile

The new market share for Windows Phone are brutal. According to Kantar Worldpanel, Microsoft’s share dropped from 4.7% to 3.6% in the US by May 2014 vs last year. It’s also declining in Germany, flat-lining in Brazil, and completely vanishing in China. To a heated, two-horse race, Microsoft brought a donkey. That doesn’t mean there’s … Microsoft’s Nuclear Option for …

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What Killed Google+ And What Can Save It

(This piece originally appeared on Forbes) The demise of Google+ is a cautionary tale of rivalry, missed opportunity, and of course, drunk geeks waltzing. (…I’ll explain.) As an active user of Google+ and casual clairvoyant of Google’s strategy, it’s no surprise that you’re almost as likely to be bodyboarding with Gisele BĂĽndchen as reading this sentence on … What Killed Google+ And …

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How Innovation is Like Sex

I woke up early this morning to finish a very profound article on the future of jobs. This clearly is not it. Instead, I thought we could have a little fun with an idea that’s been rattling around in my head since I’ve been doing innovation: Innovation is like sex. … How Innovation is Like …

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