A better way to watch the weather

This post is a continuation of our series about how sensors and Big Data are changing the world for the better. One of the tenets of Big Data is that even noisy data, in sufficiently large volumes, can yield significant value. In a recent article, the OpenSignal team described how they discovered an accurate way to gather […]

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“Reverse showrooming” powers up brick-and-mortar stores

By eucliduser | #EuclidData | 14 August, 2013

As I wrote in my last post, rapid innovation in software is not going to kill physical retail; on the contrary, it’s going to transform it by creating new opportunities to engage with customers. One such example of this is the recent phenomenon of “reverse showrooming,” by which shoppers identify products they like online, and […]

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A smarter future for physical retail

By eucliduser | #EuclidData | 13 August, 2013

Noted Silicon Valley innovator and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen earlier this year declared the death of physical retail, stating that the inherent nature of the brick-and-mortar model – real estate costs, inventory management, and the like – makes it fundamentally untenable. Online retail, with its advantages of cost, inventory, lower prices, home delivery, and software […]

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