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Analyst: Can You Have a Healthy Apple if iPhone Sales Decline Going Forward?
Analyst: Can You Have a Healthy Apple if iPhone Sales Decline Going Forward?

Analyst Toni Sacconaghi at Bernstein says, “The issue is all about if units are weak on iPhone what is that saying about the sustainability and health of that business and the sustainability and health of the growth of the installed base?

Peter Lorimer: “Stay Here” Netflix Show is Helping People Get More ROI From Airbnb
Peter Lorimer: “Stay Here” Netflix Show is Helping People Get More ROI From Airbnb

Peter Lorimer, co-host of the Netflix show “Stay Here” which helps people successfully rent their homes on Airbnb. “To succeed in the world of short-term rental you have to offer more than just a comfortable place to sleep,” said Lorimar.

Yum CEO: Driverless Cars, Robots Making Pizzas, This is All In Our Future
Yum CEO: Driverless Cars, Robots Making Pizzas, This is All In Our Future

Yum Brands which owns Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and other restaurant brands are at the forefront of technological innovation. Yum also isn’t afraid to experiment with seemingly outlandish ideas either such as their announcement of the Toyota Tundra Pie Pro which makes pizza on the go.

Chipotle CEO Going Digital to Create a ‘Frictionless Experience’
Chipotle CEO Going Digital to Create a ‘Frictionless Experience’

The company has introduced a new app, digital lines, digital pickup shelves and a mobile pickup window in an effort to create a “frictionless experience” for its customers according to Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol.

Kynetic CEO Michael Rubin: We Owe All of Our Success to Amazon
Kynetic CEO Michael Rubin: We Owe All of Our Success to Amazon

Kynetic CEO Michael Rubin says that they owe all of their success to Amazon. “I owe all of our success to Amazon because we are such a big believer in what they were doing, a completely differentiative business model,” Rubin said.

Hilton CEO: We’re Not Gonna Have Robots Cleaning Rooms Anytime Soon
Hilton CEO: We’re Not Gonna Have Robots Cleaning Rooms Anytime Soon

Christopher Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton & Chairman, recently discusses Hilton’s technological innovation and it’s innovating and pioneering spirit at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum.

Why Would I Want My Underpants Connected to the Internet?
Why Would I Want My Underpants Connected to the Internet?

There was a session at the recent GeekWire Summit on how the IoT explosion will impact retail stores where underpants were discussed. It’s humous but very illustrative of how every item in every store, electronic or not, will be tracked.

NYU Stern Professor Scott Galloway: Amazon is a Monopoly that Should be Broken Up
NYU Stern Professor Scott Galloway: Amazon is a Monopoly that Should be Broken Up

NYU Stern Professor Scott Galloway says that Amazon is a monopoly that should be broken up. “When one company can take down the price of any other company, almost by a third, just with press releases, the markets are no longer competitive.

Finery: A Hot Startup That Seeks To Be the Digital Wardrobe for Women
Finery: A Hot Startup That Seeks To Be the Digital Wardrobe for Women

Finery, which was just listed in CNBC’s Upstart 100 list of promising young startups, keeps track of all your clothing purchases and creates a digital wardrobe and then helps style you in the clothes you already own.

ThirdLove Leveraging Data and Tech to Successfully Compete With Victoria's Secret
ThirdLove Leveraging Data and Tech to Successfully Compete With Victoria’s Secret

How does a startup compete with a huge brand like Victoria’s Secret which by some accounts has nearly a 50 percent market share? By being different and utilizing technology and data.