Category Archives: Innovation

Travel Experience Incubator Challenge seeking startups with innovative ideas

Marriott hotels such as this one in José del Cabo, Mexico, could benefit from the incubator challenge. Image: Marriott/Ron Starr Photography Startups with innovative ideas for the travel industry are invited to apply for a three-month incubator program being offered by Marriott, Accenture and 1776. The Travel Experience Incubator Challenge was announced earlier this week…
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Seattle, not San Francisco, is the fastest growing market for software engineers, report says

Seattle—not the San Francisco Bay Area—has the fastest growing market for software engineers, according to new research from LinkedIn. The report, published on LinkedIn's blog, also noted that Seattle offers a median compensation rate of $132,000, the second highest in the country, despite being a cheaper place to live than other big cities. For the…
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Game companies are forerunners of the next wave of business tech innovation

Image: Sandbox Interactive Game companies are early adopters. Many innovations common in today's enterprise and SMB technology environment—the cloud, micro-payments, robust mobile apps, SaaS, and cyber-attack mitigation solutions—were first pioneered by video game developers. For Sandbox Interactive, developers of a mobile and PC game released this month called Albion Online, the cloud was instrumental in…
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50% of low-skilled jobs will be replaced by AI and automation, report claims

While artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are poised to shake up the workforce by becoming skilled at performing human tasks, it has not been clear exactly how many—and which—human workers will be affected by the changes. And although AI is expected to master a variety of human tasks—351 scientists just offered a timeline for when…
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