Technology

How to Build a Bot That Helps Consumers Shop

Canadian chat platform Kik created a tool that allows H&M to interact with Gen Z shoppers, increasing sales and providing better customer data

The Future of Going to Meetings

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Holographic technology is finally entering the workplace, and it may save you hours in planes, trains and automobiles

The Huge Opportunity of Precision Agriculture

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A new generation of technology companies are helping farmers lower their costs and boost yields. But it means changing long-standing habits

Why You Should Be Selling on Mobile Right Now

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Research suggests mobile ads and social media play a big role in driving purchases

The Skeptic’s Guide to Using Social Media

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The difficulty of measuring the ROI of all that posting has left businesses disillusioned. Why one marketing strategist and social media skeptic says you shouldn't stop tweeting just yet

The New Way to Pay Your Employees

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No worker likes waiting two weeks to get paid. With new tech and growing demand, daily cash outs may soon be common

What Separates Growing Websites From Shrinking Ones

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A few key factors make all the difference between the Internet's winners and losers, per a new study

What the Internet of Things Could Do for Retail

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Consumers already have some preconceptions about the fledgling technology, but businesses are finding novel applications

What Can Brands Do When Faced With Social Media Hostility?

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Transit agencies and airlines bombarded with angry and abusive posts are responding in different ways

Why You Really Shouldn’t Check Your Email on Vacation

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Stop being a work martyr and take some real time off. Staying tethered does you no good—and it doesn’t help your business either

Should Companies Pay Ransoms to Get Their Data Back?

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A recent study finds that dozens of Canadian firms targeted by hackers demanding cash paid up

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