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Show and sell: where next for the humble shop?

This week I am in New York attending the National Retail Federation Big Show, and looking forward to some great discussions with customers, partners and friends in the industry. As I head to New York, I’ve been reflecting on how retail is evolving, so thought I’d take the opportunity to … Read more »

Researchers use AI to improve accuracy of gene editing with CRISPR

A collaboration between computer scientists and biologists from research institutions across the United States is yielding a set of computational tools that increase efficiency and accuracy when deploying CRISPR, a gene-editing technology that is transforming industries from healthcare to agriculture. CRISPR is a nano-sized sewing kit that can be designed … Read more »

Tough commute? otonomo delivers data to power a smoother drive

By 2020, a quarter billion cars worldwide – or 1 in 5 cars – will have wireless connectivity, according to research and advisory firm Gartner. All those connected cars will produce an enormous amount of data, with sensors and cameras measuring and recording everything from traffic and weather to fuel and … Read more »

A Cloud for Global Good 2018

The beginning of a new year offers an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. It’s in this spirit that today we are releasing an updated A Cloud for Global Good, a policy road map for governments, industry and civil society to consider as they realize the … Read more »

Disruption in retail: What makes your customers click?

Christmas season is shopping season and I find myself deciding between ordering gifts online or going into the city to buy them. Both options have their advantages. Shopping online is more convenient as I can do it from home, avoid queues, and get a more tailored experience through product recommendations … Read more »

Microsoft Europe: the five most popular stories of 2017

It’s been quite the year. From the call to democratize AI for the masses, to revealing new devices and the world’s most powerful console, the past 12 months have been a roller coaster ride for Microsoft, and the tech world in general. Thank you for being with us through all … Read more »

The trends that are shaping the future of the retail industry

Last year in Europe, e-commerce turnover increased by 15 percent, to €530 billion. Despite this promising figure, retail businesses today still face numerous challenges, and fierce competition. In a world full of digital natives, online shopping has become the norm, and retailers must adapt and evolve if they wish to … Read more »