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January 18th, 2017

A year of surprises for logistics

Antonio Perini, founder and CEO of Milkman

In the past the world of last-mile delivery, that is the last part of the delivery route of items that are shopped online, had to adapt to the needs of couriers, but is now experiencing a momentous focal shift: today, …

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December 28th, 2016

Travel: the 6 industry trends for 2017 according to Waynaut

Paul Pontecorvo, VP Marketing & Business Developer at Waynaut

The travel industry is changing at a very fast pace: the combination of mobile devices, big data and artificial intelligence is bound to transform the whole market. A new world is developing, driven by consumer expectations, and it is affecting …

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December 21st, 2016

Italy’s online habits confronted with the rest of the world

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There are 30.5 million Italian people connected, that correspond to 78% of the Italian population aged between 16 and 65. The number of mobile users, in particular, is growing fast. These and more data are collected in the European Digital …

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December 7th, 2016

Time for evaluation: 2016 according to entrepreneurs

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More investment opportunities, more exits, more funds dedicated to technology, more hubs. This is the picture that emerges from two reports that have been published a few days ago and offer a panoramic of the US and UK start-up markets, …

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December 1st, 2016

How much innovation is there in the Italian retail industry?

NewsFromThePlatform

Not much, but rapidly growing – according to the Observatory for Digital Innovation in Retail, promoted by the Politecnico School of Management in Milan. If the absolute numbers of the Italian retail industry’s investment in technology are small – only …

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November 24th, 2016

Marketplace lending: what we can learn from the UK

Antonio Lafiosca, co-founder and CEO at BorsadelCredito.it

The trends for the future of marketplace lending are outlined in London, where it was born 10 years ago It is worth about 85% of the European market, it keeps growing (+ 99% in 2015, when it moved 1,490  billion …

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November 18th, 2016

Plummeting Newspaper Ad Revenue Sparks New Publishing Era

NewsFromThePlatform

All of us know that publishing, and newspapers in particular, are going through a period of great change. An accelerating and seemingly unavoidable drop in print advertising is pushing publishers to consider significant cost cuts and dramatic changes to their …

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November 10th, 2016

Web Summit 2016, from Lisbon the new European innovation network

Andrea Di Camillo, Managing Partner at P101

53,000 participants, 15,000 companies from 166 countries, 7,000 CEOs, 21 conferences, an expected turnover of about 250 million euros. This is Web Summit 2016, that is taking place in Lisbon these days. The Web Summit is the most important technology …

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November 3rd, 2016

Cognitive business: when computers become human and revolutionize the economy

NewsFromThePlatform

Each of us generates nearly a gigabyte of data per day. This huge volume of data contains an incredible amount of information that we are able to read and organize thanks to cognitive computing. Cognitive computing comes from a mashup …

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October 26th, 2016

The lessons learned by Sellf, the app awarded by Confcommercio for Service Innovation 2016

Diego Pizzocaro, CEO and Founder of Sellf

Sellf is the virtual coach that helps businesses reach and surpass their goals. This year Sellf has  been selected by Confcommercio as the best app for service innovation. Here are the five lessons learned by the startup that works as …

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