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    5 incredible app innovations to watch this week

    January 24, 2018 Michael Henley

    This week, there have been some particularly notable achievements in the mobile app community, and most of which are from apps you’ve probably never heard of until now. From a new Craigslist competitor to one of the proudest leaders of the 2018 Women’s March, here are five incredible app innovations that made their marks this…

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    January 17, 2018 Michael Henley

    Over the last three years, we have all come to love personal assistants, especially those named Alexa. In fact, a recent report states that after the recent holiday season, 1 in 6 Americans now own a smart speaker, which is over an 120% increase in the span of just one year. And that’s not all that’s changed. Starting as a relatively modest device compared…

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    Why mobile apps are critical for business growth

    January 12, 2018 Michael Henley

    In the last decade, the definition of the “mobile app” has held many meanings. Today, it holds one more: growth. Mobile apps are critical to our day-to-day tasks, and so why should it stop at business? As my colleague Jake DiMare noted recently, mobile apps are becoming increasingly important for sales, and are expected to make…

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    AI-driven product recommendations: This holiday season, coffee is for robots

    December 12, 2017 Jake DiMare

    Last week I took a detailed look at the numbers around this year’s Black Friday sales weekend to prepare a note for brand manufacturers in the EU J.Boye community. The data, provided by the NRF, RetailNext, Retail Dive, and Adobe Digital Insights, confirmed a couple of foregone conclusions and provided some surprising insights. However, none…

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    It’s AI-first at J. Boye 17

    November 9, 2017 Jake DiMare

    This week a couple of hundred digital professionals gathered in Aarhus, Denmark to share experiences and learn about the latest tips, techniques, and trends. Participants represented large, well-known brands in the EU including Skanska, SAP, DHL, and Danske Bank. The program this year featured some excellent speakers covering practical, current concerns, such as content strategy,…

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    Get real with AI in the digital commerce experience

    October 13, 2017 Jake DiMare

    Earlier this year, I attended a summit and met the head of digital at Leading Hotels of the World, a boutique chain boasting 375 properties at locations around the globe. He and I gave a presentation on the use of machine learning and NLP to improve the customer experience. At the time, they were in…

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