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Here’s the growing list of cities that may ban cashless retail stores by https://ift.tt/2EfvYT9

“If you’ve tried to spend actual paper money at your local lunch spot or salad shop lately, you may already know there’s a war on cash. Retail establishments—particularly in trendy neighborhoods in rapidly gentrifying cities like New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.”

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How the ‘Facebook of music’ is using big data to find the next pop star by https://is.gd/i5N9le

“Artists tell us everything about themselves. It’s the Facebook of music,” Perry said. “They aggregate their social media with us. More [concert] show listings for emerging artists are posted with us than any other single site in the world.

Online music hub ReverbNation was founded in 2006 as a social networking and career-building tool for up-and-coming artists. Since then, the company has had a continued track record of success in bringing new talent to the fore in popular music.

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Amazon has an algorithm that designs clothes by replicating human creativity by https://is.gd/8L1w9m

At its core, Amazon’s goal is to remove as much friction as possible from a customer finding what they want, ordering it, and having it land on their doorstep. Its ambitions started with books, but have since extended to just about every other category, including clothes.

MIT Technology Review reports that a team at the e-commerce company, working at a San Francisco research center, has devised an algorithm that analyzes images to learn about specific styles of clothing. It then creates similar new items from scratch.

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The best things on the internet don’t make any money by https://is.gd/qaSl5i

There’s a simple formula to it: Smart people with good ideas receive millions of dollars to build something. If that something generates billions of dollars, it is a success. If it does not, it is a failure.  Such “failures” include: Twitter, Soundcloud, Vine, Reddit.

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60 Countries’ Digital Competitiveness, Indexed by https://is.gd/afvGsP

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It is barely 20 years since Sergey Brin and Larry Page registered the domain name google.com, and only 10 years since Steve Jobs walked onto a stage in San Francisco and introduced the iPhone. Yet in this short period, digital technologies have upended our world.

We introduced the Digital Evolution Index in HBR in 2015 to trace the emergence of a “digital planet,” how physical interactions — in communications, social and political exchange, commerce, media and entertainment — are being displaced by digitally mediated ones.

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What you need to know about the privacy of the new smart camera Amazon wants you to put in your bedroom by https://is.gd/rTqna4

Amazon’s newest version of its Echo smart-home device, the Look, boasts a built-in video camera that can capture your outfits and provide fashion recommendations.

That’s a big step toward a lifestyle of the future.

But it also creates some important privacy issues that are worth keeping in mind if you’re considering buying the $199 Echo Look.

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