WHERE TO WATCH
Consumer Electronics Show Set to Showcase Bigger Trends in Tech
January 4, 2019
Updated 16d ago
The Consumer Electronics Show is set to kick off in Las Vegas next week. Scott Stein, senior editor at CNET, shares his predictions for what to expect at the major tech event.
Snap's Security Chief Fired Over Secret Relationship With Outside Consultant
Nov 3, 2017
Author Tim O'Reilly on Technology's Impact on the Modern Workforce
Self-described technology evangelist Tim O'Reilly is out with a new book that looks at how technology will impact the workforce. It's titled "WTF? What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us." Amazon's approach to technology gets it right according to O'Reilly. He says the e-commerce giant under CEO Jeff Bezos' leadership is using robots to do more for their customers. Amazon put 45,000 robots in their warehouses between 2014 and 2016, and added 250,000 workers. This increase enabled Amazon to roll-out same day delivery. O'Reilly says this is an astonishing partnership between human and machines. This week technology giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google faced scrutiny on Capitol Hill over the Russian influence during the 2016 election on their platforms. O'Reilly says these companies need to use artificial intelligence and human reviewers to better tackle this problem together.
Aug 21, 2017
Jump into "The Jetsons" with the OhmniLabs Home Robot
Thuc Vu, co-founder and CTO of OhmniLabs, discusses the Ohmni robot and how it's different from video-calling through Skype and Facetime. Vu discusses the sustainably-sourced products that construct the robot and the moving neck that makes it a more lifelike and engaging experience for families. The mobility of the robot allows it to not only travel throughout the house, but even go on walks outside with family members.
Nov 17, 2017
Fashion Steps into New Era with Stitch Fix IPO
Evan Clark, Managing Editor at WWD, discusses the market debut of subscription-based personal style box company Stitch Fix on the NASDAQ. Evan discusses how impressive the company is, given that it was founded in 2011 and 6 years later was making nearly a billion dollars in revenue. We discuss the company's use of "data science" and whether the technology is enough to separate it from competitors like Amazon, which are launching similar services of their own. Clark adds that in order to keep up with competitors, Stitch Fix must continue to grow users by creating more services and offering more products. The company priced shares at $15 apiece Thursday night, below the expected IPO range of $18 to $20. It also cut the size of its offering from 10 million to 8 million shares.