The Future of Elevators Could Go Sideways

What if elevators went sideways? They might soon thanks to a new system invented and being tested by German elevator producer ThyssenKrupp.

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What VCs Look For In Robotics Startups (And What It Can Teac ...

A good reminder that the best pitches never just focus on the numbers. We have to “make magic” to really inspire and open wallets of investors.

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How Monte Carlo Is Embracing The Future Of Luxury

Monte Carlo has a fairly sophisticated strategy to promote itself which hinges on being about more than just gambling and opulence.

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22,000 People Who Would Clean Toilets For WiFi Access

Do you actually read the terms and conditions for Wifi access before accepting it? If not, apparently you’re not alone in your lazy behavior.

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Famous iPhone Hacker Creates Tool To Let You Hack Your Car

The more technology gets baked into things that we once enjoyed in simpler formats ,the more people will choose to “Strategically Downgrade.”

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Google Launches Beautiful Tool To Teach Kids Online Safety

If you are a parent, one of the things that probably keeps you up at night is how to monitor your kids activity online and keep them safe from scams, cyberbullying or worse. This newly launched tool from Google looks to be a wonderful resource both for parents and also educators to teach kids everything

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Chatbots That Negotiate To Save You Money

What if a chatbot could learn the logic of customer service interactions and help you do everything from fight a parking ticket to negotiate a discount on your mobile phone bill? It turns out chatbots are excellent at this type of negotiation because of how formulaic most customer service scripts are. If a bot can

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IKEA’s Secret Insights, Google Explains Syria And The ...

What is the most hipster-centric product you could imagine?  The answer is just one of the six interesting stories curated for you in this week’s newsletter. Along with the ironically true tale of the invention of the “Avolatte,” you’ll read about new efforts to become more relevant and innovative from the USPS, a promising new

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Slow Checkouts, Shoplifter Facial Tracking and an Espresso-M ...

As I sat bombarded with the same stories over and over this week, I found myself longing for something different. I feel that way a lot. So this week, my curated stories deliver on just one promise: they are genuinely fascinating ideas for products and services. From a slow checkout line designed to offer a

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How Convenience Is Transforming Dating, Fast Food, Fashion A ...

This week I kept seeing the recurring theme of convenience. Whether it was a story about how cell phones can be used for monitoring disease carrying mosquitos to a new Amazon Echo Virtual Stylist that will judge your new outfit. There is a new portable scanner that will test the pesticides in your fruit and

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