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Added 18 May, 2015

Amazon has long been at the forefront of innovative marketing and shipping ideas, from delivery drones to shipping products to local warehouses when customers are only starting to consider ordering them. However, neither of these novel ideas address one of the most recurrent issues for online retailers – failed deliveries due to "last mile"...

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Added 14 May, 2015

Uber is the darling of the so-called sharing economy, expanding globally and now said to be valued at over $40 billion. Not surprisingly, many other companies are creating similar business models that follow in the company's footsteps. Whether or not Uber itself turns out to be a trend or a fad, it's way of doing business is a trend that will...

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Added 5 May, 2015

3D printing has already boldly gone to create everything from automobiles to entire houses. Some companies are even using it to create parts for commercial jet engines. Yet somehow it still comes as a surprise that the technology is now being used to create rocket ships. Because 3D printing can make featherweight flying objects more quickly and...

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Added 1 May, 2015

Critics malign the selfie trend for celebrating narcissism. Companies, on the other hand, are embracing this trend as an avenue for free promotion. More and more we are seeing tourism destinations and other venues creating "Instagram moments" that invite customers to take photos of themselves and post to social media. Now Virgin Atlantic...

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Added 16 April, 2015

The European aerospace company Airbus is demonstrating a small all-electric plane it is calling the E-Fan. Just in time to quell rising global concern over the environment, along with the fact that increasing air travel is a huge contributor to airborne the C02 levels that are leading to climate change, the E-Fan just might be a harbinger of an...

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Added 16 April, 2015

Building on last year’s rise of "glamping," or luxurious, glamorous camping, travel firms are taking the cue and offering upscale mobile homes rentals to people who would otherwise not be caught dead in one. AKA, a British company, is now offering a 5-day trips along the California coast in "mobile suites" they call caravans. The company's...

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Added 20 August, 2014
Harley-Davidson is one of the world's most established brands. But that doesn't mean it can rest on its laurels. Harley has seen the future, and it is electric. Long known for producing loud, gasoline guzzling Hogs, the company is transitioning to a new era of transport that is both cleaner and quieter. Known internally as Project LiveWire, the...
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Added 4 April, 2014

The trend for better, stronger, faster in street racing shows no signs of well, slowing down. But what makes this different, is that the cars are all electric. Literally. Formula E will launch in September with 300 horsepower electric motor cars racing through the city center in cities such as Los Angeles, Miami and Monte Carlo, long considered...

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Added 27 March, 2014

Just as airplanes can fly without pilots on board, ships can navigate perfectly well without humans on deck. When it comes to large scale shipping, in fact, sailing without a crew can have distinct advantages. Crews are expensive. They require living quarters, heat and plumbing, and they also need to be fed and paid. Staffing ships adds...

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Added 27 March, 2014

Why aren't smartphone features integrated into automobile dashboards? It would make so much sense if drivers were able to install whatever driving apps they want – including music, text messaging and maps – and be able to access them all via large, user-friendly knobs and buttons. Or, better yet, via voice command. Why not indeed? This...