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Bitcoin study reveals how early adopters influence our decisions

New Scientist

The people who chomp at the bit to get their hands on new technologies are often credited with ensuring their spread to the rest of the masses. Gmail, Google Glass and bitcoin were all pioneered by this bunch. But did their initial interest – or brutal lack of it – have any hand in the eventual fate of these products? One of the first studies to look at the question, published last week by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, seems to find answers. Make early adopters feel special, and their resulting enthusiasm seems to help technology go viral.


Wait-and-See Could Be a Costly AI Strategy

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Early adopters of AI will share a global profit pool valued at $1 trillion. Will your company be among them? From the dexterity of Amazon's Kiva robots to the facial recognition in Apple's iPhone X, artificial intelligence is increasingly sophisticated and accessible. It also promises to be a rich source of profit uplift -- up to 10% of revenue, depending on your industry. Nevertheless, more than 95% of companies have not embraced AI technology to reinvent how they do business.1


Wait-and-See Could Be a Costly AI Strategy

#artificialintelligence

Early adopters of AI will share a global profit pool valued at $1 trillion. Will your company be among them? From the dexterity of Amazon's Kiva robots to the facial recognition in Apple's iPhone X, artificial intelligence is increasingly sophisticated and accessible. It also promises to be a rich source of profit uplift -- up to 10% of revenue, depending on your industry. Nevertheless, more than 95% of companies have not embraced AI technology to reinvent how they do business.1


I Was Never an Early Adopter. In Retirement, That Doesn't Matter

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

Among the many pleasures retirement has brought, one of the biggest--and most surprising--is this: freedom from the pressure to be an early adopter of everything new and trendy, from tech and management trends to fashion and travel. The need to stay ahead of the wave plagued both my professional and personal life, especially when it came to technology. I had figured out in the first days of the computer revolution that nothing about technology was intuitive to me. Even though my sons said, "Just experiment with your devices--it...


Early adopters, tell us about your Galaxy Z Flip

Engadget

Over the past year or so we've seen quite a few foldable phone models -- between the Galaxy Fold, the new Motorola Razr and Huawei's Mate X, interested consumers had a few ways to see what the fuss was about. However, it was Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip that really won over senior mobile editor Chris Velazco. With its decent battery life, powerful performance and solid cameras, the Flip did what other models couldn't: It made a good argument for the folding form factor. That said, it still has the same drawbacks as many of its rivals, including a high price point, a fragile build and apps that don't take full advantage of the unusual hardware. If you took a chance on the Flip, we're really curious to hear how you like it.