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New Retail Record: Alibaba Singles Day 2018 Hits $30.8 Billion

Igor Beuker - November 12, 2018

On Singles Day 2018 China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba smashed all worldwide digital shopping and retail records, hitting the staggering amount of $30.8 billion in online sales. In just 24 hours! That topped the $25.3...

Retail & eCommerce
Legendary Stephan Hawking about robots, jobs, AI, and capitalism - Keynote Speaker Igor Beuker

Stephen Hawking: His Last Stirring Words To The Internet

Igor Beuker - March 19, 2018

Legendary English physicist, cosmologist, author and award-winning mastermind Stephen Hawking’s last stirring words to the internet really touched me. Two years ago, his last post was to the public internet forum a Reddit AMA,...

Industry4

The Space Economy: Modern-Day Gold Rush 100x Bigger Than Bitcoin

Igor Beuker - February 23, 2018

The Space Economy is a modern-day gold rush 100 times bigger than Bitcoin. Asteroid mining will create a multitrillion-dollar industry. So, I was surprised to see that the leading business magazines didn’t take their...

Marketing

Shazam For Fashion, New Trends & Tech To Boost Retail Revenues

Igor Beuker - February 8, 2016

Retail chain John Lewis operating in Great Britain has launched a ‘Shazam for fashion’. The findSimilar search function in the retailer’s iPad app uses image recognition to recommend customers fashion items they might like...

Retail & eCommerce

How CMOs Can Harness The Power Of Dark Social?

Igor Beuker - September 27, 2015

When some brands and publishers revealed their data on dark social, I was shocked and felt it was time to share some actionable social insights with CMOs. If 90% of your content and link...

Media

Why Amazon Is A Search Engine That Will Take On Google?

Igor Beuker - September 22, 2015

Forget about the search engines from Yahoo! and Microsoft, it is Amazon who will take on the mighty search mogul Google. Why the hell Amazon? A story for the nonlinear minds… Because like no...

Retail & eCommerce
Sephora Launches Birchbox Style Subscription Commerce Box

Sephora Launches Birchbox Style Subscription Commerce Box

Igor Beuker - August 11, 2015

Finally a retail beauty brand is embracing the trend called subcommerce: Sephora is launching a Birchbox-like subscription commerce service called Play! In my daily work as futurist, journalist and speaker I am frequently shocked...

Retail & eCommerce