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The Future of E-Commerce is Physical

Companies that trade in information have dominated the first round of the digital economy. In the emerging second phase, businesses must combine digital disruption with real-world infrastructure.

Can Science Make Your Brand Cool?

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By watching what people click online, market researchers are harnessing the power of big data to spot trends before they happen. At least, that's the pitch

Hot Niche: Food Trucks for Dogs?

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A new option in canine chow, and more current business ideas, products and strategies, ranked

Where Americans are Spending Today

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U.S. businesses are poised to go on a spending spree, and it means big opportunity for their suppliers

Will This Company Save the Book Business?

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40 million North Americans own e-readers, but most still like print, too. It's the sweet spot BitLit hopes to capitalize on

The Truth About Low Oil Prices

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Producers may not like it when the price-per-barrel drops, but it's good news for the rest of the economy

Why Canadians Don’t Love Mobile Payments—Yet

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Despite all the buzz surrounding smartphone-enabled shopping, the public still finds the technology clunky and risky

The Bold New Frontier of Vending Machines

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Smart brands have discovered that kiosks can be used to sell a lot more than cans of pop

Meet the Woman Cleaning Up Oil and Gas

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Suzanne West believes it's not only possible to build an environmentally friendly oil company—it's necessary

Will Wearable Tech Revolutionize Your Business?

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Consumers are less than impressed with smart glasses and watches, but innovative companies are starting to get the potential

How to Corner a Niche Market Today

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Toronto-based Pochetti is aiming to meet surging demand for both subscription services and formal pocket squares. Here's a look at its go-to-market strategy

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