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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Natural Language & The New ‘Living’ Room

Wired: “Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are all racing to build systems that recognize and truly understand natural language—how you and I talk. If they can put this technology not only in your living room, but in your pocket and elsewhere, they can become the hub of everything you do online. Google wants to retain its […]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | Dec 16th, 2016 | , , , , , , ,

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The Undoing Project: Exploring ‘Natural Stupidity’

The New York Times: The Undoing Project, by Michael Lewis (also author of Moneyball), is “a story about two unconventional thinkers who saw the world differently from everyone around them. Their peculiar area of research — how humans make decisions, often irrationally — has had profound implications for an array of fields, like professional sports, […]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | Dec 14th, 2016 | , ,

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Zara Success: A Databased Culture

Bloomberg Businessweek: “Unlike rivals such as Gap, H&M, and Primark, Zara has no chief designer, and there’s little discernible hierarchy. Its 350 designers are given unparalleled independence in approving products and campaigns, shipping fresh styles to stores twice a week. Guided by daily data feeds showing what’s selling and what’s stalling, the teams develop fashions […]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | Dec 5th, 2016 | , , ,

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Predictive Analytics: The ‘Weatherization’ of Fashion

The Wall Street Journal: “FIT, one of the largest and best-known fashion schools … this semester launched a new, 15-week course called ‘Predictive Analytics for Planning and Forecasting: Case Studies with Weatherization.’ The course, geared toward students interested in retail and merchandising careers, is part of a broad overhaul of FIT’s curriculum to include more […]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Journal | Dec 2nd, 2016 | , , ,

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