Articles by author: Bret Brown

#WintheDay: How Personal Branding Can Drive Individual and Corporate Performance

Dollars drive healthcare. So much so, in fact, that the US spent more than 19.7% of US GDP on healthcare spending in 2020. Healthcare costs effect everyone involved in the industry, from the payor to the clinician to the patient. To help streamline healthcare solutions, one company aims to match patients with the best […]

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Retailers Need to Enhance Omnichannel Consumer Experience to Benefit
December 9, 2022

According to the National Retail Federation, almost 200 million consumers were shopping over Thanksgiving weekend. The NRF reports that “the total number of shoppers grew by nearly 17 million from 2021 and is the highest figure since NRF first started tracking this data in 2017”, this growth being in large part to the record-breaking […]

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Honda Autonomous Driving is the First Level-3 System from US Manufacturer
December 9, 2022

Watch out Tesla – Honda has announced their latest innovation in autonomous driving with “Sensing 360.” Honda plans to roll out this technology suite globally in 2024. Honda autonomous driving will feature assisted driving features like “Autonomous emergency braking with expanded cross-traffic, pedestrian detection capabilities, front cross-traffic alert, active lane-change assist (blind-spot monitoring), [and] […]

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What Tesla Electric Semi-trucks Mean for Pepsi Co. and the Trucking Industry
December 9, 2022

Elon Musk recently shipped the first order of the Tesla electric semi-trucks to Pepsi Co. with a few more companies to follow in coming months. This marks the beginning of Tesla’s new long-range hauling vehicle finally hitting the road and entering into the shipping and hauling industry. Bob Galyen of Galyen Energy LLC notes that […]

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Listen: Study Finds AR More Useful in Operations Than Sales For Retailers
June 4, 2018

New research shows that the future of online retail is about augmented reality. According to ABI Research, AR is a useful tool for online shoppers who are unable to interact with the products they want to purchase. Retailers like Target are already adopting augmented reality into their online shopping experience. Target Beauty Studio is […]

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Hilton Hotels Aims to Cut Carbon Footprint in Half by 2030
May 23, 2018

After a survey of over 70,000 people, Hilton Hotels is looking to increase their efforts towards sustainable travel and tourism. The survey found that 62 percent of participants would not remain loyal to a brand that was found to have unethical business practices. Because of this, Hilton has decided to support the UN Sustainable Development […]

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Listen: ANQ Digital Signage adds Omron Facial Recognition Module
May 22, 2018

Facial recognition technology could be the most innovative way to market to potential customers. Omron Electronic Components Europe in collaboration with ANQ has developed facial recognition technology that can recognize different people change the type of advertising that is displayed on digital signage based in their preferences. Lee Gibson, managing director at ANQ, “As […]

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Listen: Chicago Restaurant Tests Automated Robotic Server
May 22, 2018

Penny, a robotic server created by Bear Robotics, is looking to change the future of the restaurant industry. After being programmed to understand the layout of the restaurant, Penny is able to help the serving staff to carry plates back to the kitchen for cleaning and even bring out orders to your table. Juan […]

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Listen: Microsoft Acquisition Aims to Advance AI
May 22, 2018

Multinational technology company Microsoft has acquired Semantic Machines in hopes of advancing conversational artificial intelligence. Semantic Machines has developed a new approach to building conversational AI. By using machine learning, users can discover, access and interact with information and services in a much more natural way, and with significantly less effort. All eyes will […]

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Listen: Marriott to Expand Retail Presence
May 22, 2018

Marriott International and the retail real estate company Simon are partnering to open 5 new hotels near shopping and restaurant locations. Patrick Peterman, VP of development and asset intensification at Simon said, “There is a great synergy when you combine Marriott’s innovative hotels and Simon’s exciting shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use properties… The uses […]

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Listen: New York Apartments Debuting VR Tours
May 18, 2018

The Hudson Yards mega project is now giving tours of model apartments using the power of virtual reality. The excitement for the 917 foot tall Hudson Yards project has lead to the creation of virtual apartment tour of their upcoming accommodations. The VR Tours have 5 model apartments, that were created by a team […]

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Listen: Fidelity Implements Virtual Reality Robot in Customer Service
May 18, 2018

Fidelity Investments has developed a virtual reality financial advisor to answer your questions and give you support. Cora, the virtual advisor, was developed using Amazon Sumerian a new service for creating virtual reality and augmented reality applications from Amazon Web Services. The firm stated that, “This proof of concept is a prototype. But imagine […]

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Listen: Toys R Us to Sell Intellectual Property
May 16, 2018

Toys R Us is looking to sell off its intellectual properties, creating what experts say to be one of the best brands to ever be sold by a company going out of business. Domains such as lodges-r-us.com, burgers-r-us.com and even cigars-r-us.com are going to be up for sale as Toys R Us is in […]

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