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The term “Edge computing” is starting to get a lot of air time, along with suggestions it might blow away clouds and get the likes of Amazon and Microsoft trembling. It won’t do that. Indeed, it might just give the big clouds an interesting extension. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular

All that investment in loyalty programs (and in the technology underpinning it) may just have been a very bad idea, according to new research by McKinsey and Company. According to the management consultants, digital technologies have transformed the customer journey so radically that you are probably more likely to get

Sources within Airbnb have confirmed what industry analysts have speculated for years – Airbnb is not a lodging company. Sure, they offer more guest rooms worldwide than any hotel company and have turned this into a massively profitable business (while launching entirely new business models for smaller entrepreneurs to pursue).

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The growing potential to monetise data and extract business value from it means businesses and vendors must consider who owns the data collected it the process of doing business, and who has a licence to use it. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Data is increasingly seen as a

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In a recent AdExchanger Talks podcast, Nate Woodman of IponWeb surfaced the specter of what we might call the brand-gorithm: a proprietary algorithm unique to a brand and used to make decisions such as how much to bid on an impression or what message to serve. Sign up for Which-50’s



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