Facebook is changing. So much so that it’s getting hard to keep up with all the news. From social VR to updated news feeds, the social media giant is clearly trying to do something. It may have been a rough couple of years for Facebook, but it’s still one of the most popular platforms for businesses – provided you can break through the new algorithm.
Today is Halloween, and I have a scary story for you. According to research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which examined talent supply-and-demand data across 25 major economies, the “global workforce crisis” we’ve been hearing about could take hold by 2030. In fact, we could see significant labor shortages in several regions. In others, a surplus. As Paul Sawers wrote in Flipboard, “This imbalance has opened the doors to a number of initiatives that seek to plug shortages in the[...]
For brick-and-mortar companies in the retail sector, 2017 hasn’t been filled with good news. Yet the culprit isn’t necessarily mismanagement or lack of consumer interest in the products they sell -- it’s evolution. Iconic organizations like Blockbuster Video simply get buried in the fallout of rapid progress. And this week, Toys “R” Us provided us with another object lesson as it filed for bankruptcy in a Virginia federal court on Monday. Analysts will cite a variety of reasons: competition,[...]
Last week, I wrote about the people-centric technologies that are transforming nearly every industry imaginable. The changes are being powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality (VR) and design thinking. Yet these advances are not exclusive to entertainment, gaming, computing or software development. For example, as Len April explored on Tuesday, VR is pioneering new ways to solve medical problems and enhance workplace diversity. The important[...]