Posts Tagged:Google

Google. Bricks & mortar retail anyone?

Google is opeing its first retail store in New York City. Google betting on in-store retail at a time such businesses are still reeling from closures. Google plans to launch its first brick-and-mortar store this summer in Chelsea, where it has been steadily growing its office presence during the past decade. Hello, #digital moving to #retail – a trend we have seen a…

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Google gets scary real with lifelike 3D Video.

New signs of life appeared in Google’s AR/VR efforts Tuesday, at its first I/O conference in two years, when the company revealed an immersive video conferencing tool called Project Starline. Sitting inside a special booth, people can have a 3D videoconference with someone in another part of the country so realistically it looks as if they’re sitting…

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Google goes deep with Shopify.

S H O P I F Y x G O O G L E – Google is deepening its partnership with Shopify by letting the company’s more than 1 million merchants make their products more discoverable in Google Search and elsewhere. And as it should … Shopify’s stock rose following the announcement. Google and Shopify are increasingly competing against Amazon in…

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EPIC building OASIS from Ready Player One!

If you saw the 2018 movie Ready Player One, you may remember the Oasis: a glitzy, fast-paced #metaverse with gleaming cities, beautiful people (or, avatars, to be precise), and excitement of many varieties; in short, the perfect escape from the drudgery of real life. Epic Games has just raised $1B to start on its quest to build its…

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Advertising without Cookies?!

Ah, yes the #cookie. Marketers and advertisers have come to love and rely on the cookie. But as we have seen with Google and Apple – #privacy comes first (I truly think Tim Cook is trying to put the world in a better place). We should own our data and decide who sees and uses it and for what purpose. Only then…

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How narcissistic are we?

How narcissistic are we? Did you know that a study (by Now Sourcing and Frames Direct) says Millennials are expected to take well over 25,000 selfies in their lifetime? Hold up… 25,000 selfies? Considering that the average lifespan of us humans (until we’re cyborgs of course) is 27,375 days, that means that your average run of…

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2018 will bring some BIG trends to reality.

Ah yes, it’s that time of year again, as 2017 starts to wind down, we begin gazing longingly at 2018 and making educated guesses about where things will go next year. So time to don my futurist hat and spin out some thoughts on what the next year may have in store for us. After…

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The Four: Do Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google complete us?

The Four: Do Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google complete us? Size does matter and goes hand-in-hand with influence. From 2013 – 2017, the combined market capitalization of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google has increased in size to the tune of $2.3 trillion. This number matches the GDP of the most burgeoning economy on the planet –…

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Toronto – #TheNextSiliconValley

Toronto – #TheNextSiliconValley. In May, I wrote about Toronto as a Future Forward Cityscape, and it seems we are now officially well on our way. Toronto is moving towards being the next global tech hub… and moving at a ballistic pace, I might add. As a matter of fact, Forbes now ranks Toronto in its Top 5 of cities (along with…

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X Marks the #AR Spot for Apple

X Marks the AR Spot for Apple. I was in the brilliant city of Chicago last week to deliver the opening keynote at Print 17 – giving audiences a sneak peek of our next Print in a Digital World trend report. As it happened, it was the very same morning that Tim Cook would, for the first time,…

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