World Wide Web Wednesday #24

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Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy!

Blockchain for Retailers

Unlike their larger counterparts, small businesses haven’t fully gotten on board with Point of Sale scanners, real-time inventory tracking software or RFID tags because they don’t have the means to use them as intended. However, blockchain technology is quickly changing the status quo.

The Future is Female

An all-time high of 256 women made Forbes World’s Billionaires rankings in 2018, making their collective net worth $1 trillion, up 20% since last year, outpacing the total gains overall. Read on to find out more about these empowering women.

Spotify vs Apple

When Spotify first launched, Apple’s iTunes store was dominating the downloadable music industry. Spotify came in and filled the gap for streaming music. Since then, it has outlived its competitors like Pandora and Grooveshark. How did Apple fail to nip this music streaming business in the bud?

Death of the Green Screen

Could Hollywood’s iconic green screen have finally met its match? Google has found a way to bypass the unwieldy and time-consuming process of separating the foreground scene from the background scene. Google has reported that they have developed the technique to work instantly, specifically in a way that’s suitable for smartphones.

Deep Data, Not Big Data

Brick-and-mortar stores are facing a grim reality but some stores are still committed to retail. Digital-first retailers like Warby Parker and Gymshark have always had a deep understanding of their customer base. This knowledge gives them an immediate edge in selecting locations for stores. How can traditional businesses learn from them?

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Article by Melanie Chan in collaboration with our team of Unleashed Software inventory and business specialists. Melanie has been writing about inventory management for the past three years. When not writing about inventory management, you can find her eating her way through Auckland.

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