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eCommerce inflection point coming in 2018: invest now

The Equity Kicker

I just saw this chart in a Morgan Stanley investor note with the subtitle eCommerce Hits it’s Stride.

Under Armour Aims to Double Revenue by 2018

Inc Startups

The target is $7.5 billion. Here's how the sportswear company plans to reach it

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EIs look ahead to 2018

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Gartner has been talking for a while about the ‘Nexus of four forces – Social, Mobile, Cloud and Information” Forrester warns “”Today’s Hottest Technologies Will Be Ho-Hum By 2015” Many of the customers I have interviewed this summer for the. Industry Commentary

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Applying for a Job? This New Law Probably Means a Bigger Salary (Starting in 2018, Anyway)

Inc Startups

A new Massachusetts law, described as a model for the nation, changes the most important factor in negotiations: No more asking your current salary

Research: Why Content Will Own 100% of Your Digital Marketing Budget by 2018

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Find out why 10x content is the future of learning

By 2018, these 10 industries might not exist:

Inc Startups

Some might not even exist in 2018. These industries do offer growth opportunities for investors, but are largely expected to decline the most between now and 2018. billion 2018 revenue: $3.16 billion 2018 revenue: $3.40 billion 2018 revenue: $1.66

Starbucks Will Open Its First Store in Italy

Inc Startups

The Milan location, described as "the quintessential Roastery," will open in 2018

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5 Ways to Get Organized for 2018 Tax Season

Inc Startups

Preparing and setting a game plan now will save you from scrambling next year. Money

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Apple Wants to Take on Snapchat With Smart Glasses of Its Own

Inc Startups

The tech giant reportedly is working on glasses that may incorporate augmented reality technology and roll out in 2018

Shinola Expands Its Empire From Watches to Hotels

Inc Startups

The luxury watch brand announced it will open a new boutique hotel in Detroit in 2018

Thoughts on the Salesforce ecosystem

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Salesforce highlighted for me this report which says “by 2018, Salesforce and its ecosystem of customer and partners will create 1 million jobs and generate $272 billion in GDP impact worldwide.”

How This Indian Startup Plans to Land on the Moon in 2018

Inc Startups

As part of a Google-funded competition, Team Indus could be the first privately held company to make a landing

Earnhardt says he has 2 Xfinity Series races planned for 2018: 'You have not seen the last of me on the race track'

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AP) — Earnhardt says he has 2 Xfinity Series races planned for 2018: 'You have not seen the last of me on the race track CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)

Hula Bowl coming back, to be played in NC in 2018

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AP) — The Hula Bowl is coming back and will be played in North Carolina in January 2018 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)

Buncombe County sheriff announces plans to retire in 2018

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan has announced plans to retire when his current term ends next year

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US ecommerce sales forecast at $294bn this year, growing 9.5%

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New forecasts out from Forrester predict that online retail sales in the US will be $294bn this year, rising to $414bn by 2018. The growth rate from 2013-2018 is forecast to be 9.5%.

U.K. Companies Will Have to Disclose Gender Pay Gap in April 2018

Inc Startups

The British government says its gender pay gap is "a record-low 18.1 percent" but that it should be eliminated altogether. Europe

Kahne gets Great Clips back on car through 2018

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4 brands that built empires without traditional advertising

The Next Web

In 2014, businesses will spend nearly $545 billion on advertising, and that number is expected to increase by another $100 billion by 2018, according to eMarketer. Franklin Morris is a Senior Writer for Rackspace Digital—the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.

Tech giant Cisco to hire 550 in NC before 2018

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plans to expand its third-largest site by adding 550 jobs at its Research Triangle Park hub before 2018 RALEIGH -- Cisco Systems Inc.

How to optimize your business with a mobile app

The Next Web

According to one study from Cisco, traffic from wireless and mobile devices are expected to outpace wired devices by 2018. This post is brought to you by Intellectsoft - helping you build software with intelligence.

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Business Interstate 40 shutdown to be delayed until 2018

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UCF, North Carolina agree to football series in 2018, 2020

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Daytona 500 moving back to traditional weekend in 2018

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UK retail trends – online up, high street down, ad-spend moving online

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Trends in ad spend mirror this picture – online is up and forecast to surpass TV spend in 2018 (online video is increasingly used to communicate brand messages in a way that was previously only possible on TV). Mobile ad spend is also forecast to surpass desktop ad spend in 2018. Data published by CityAM gives the following picture for November (see here and here ): Total consumer spend up 1.1% year on year. Driven by 4.1%

Occupy the App Store!!

VC Cafe

By 2018, Gartner predicts that less than.01% of mobile applications will be financially successful. Mobile applications are a lousy business. More than 60% of applications earn less than $500 per month. And the market is getting worse every day.

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"Gartner Inc. last week predicted worldwide shipments of 3-D printers to reach 217,350 units in 2015,"

Mark Birch

million by 2018. billion in 2018 as lower-cost devices with more capabilities lead to expanded use cases and a wider customer base. “Gartner Inc. last week predicted worldwide shipments of 3-D printers to reach 217,350 units in 2015, and forecast shipments of more than 2.3 End-user spending on 3-D printers is expected to increase from $1.6 billion in 2015 to about $13.4

What New Revenue Recognition Rules Mean For Your Startup

Early Growth Financial Services

The changes are slated to go into effect in 2017 for public companies and in 2018 for private ones. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been working on updating its rules for revenue recognition since 2002. This year, it announced new guidance created jointly with the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

Hulu to Open a $13 Million Center in San Antonio with 500 Jobs

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based company plans to bring more than 300 jobs to San Antonio this year and plans to expand to more than 500 jobs in 2018, according […] The post Hulu to Open a $13 Million Center in San Antonio with 500 Jobs appeared first on SiliconHills. Hulu, the online video streaming platform, announced Thursday plans to open a new customer support center in San Antonio and invest $13 million in the project. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based

Fixing our relationship with the Millennial generation

The Next Web

Already, their economic clout is massive, and is projected to eclipse their parents’ generation in 2018. Ben Huh is the founder and CEO of The Cheezburger Network.

Firefly Space Systems Lands $5.5 Million NASA Contract

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million contract to demonstrate a CubeSat launch by March of 2018, according to a news release. NASA has selected Firefly Space Systems, based in Cedar Park, for a $5.5 Firefly, a private aerospace firm founded in 2014, plans to launch small to medium sized satellites to orbit. NASA awarded the contract as part of its […] The post Firefly Space Systems Lands $5.5 Million NASA Contract appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Why Do B2B Companies Need To Prioritize Social Media

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Did you know that 52% of B2B buyers say they expect half of their purchases to be made online by 2018? “You need to be where your customers are!” This is the old school mantra that works pretty well in the today’s world of marketing.

7 Promising Trends Defining the Future of Remarkable Brand Storytelling in 2016

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BI Intelligence has revealed that spending on native ads will grow to $21 billion in 2018 from $4.7 This can include for instance, Facebook News Feed ads or promoted tweets on Twitter, that will draw a majority of native ad revenue between 2013 and 2018.

How Much Would You Pay To Go To Space?

Inc Startups

editors and writers talk about how Jeff Bezos' space company will send tourists into space by 2018, how politicians are regulating Austin's tech companies, and how a father and son grew a mail-order antique weapons company into a $5 million e-commerce company This week, Inc.

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8 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Lead With New Work Models

Startup Professionals Musings

Another study predicts this number could grow to 24 million by 2018. The new era of highly connected and interactive technology is changing not only how business employees interact with customers, but also how they interact with each other, and with their company.

Stuff That Caught My Attention This Morning

Feld Thoughts

I expect in 2016 we’ll do about ten new investments, in 2017 we’ll do about ten new investments, in 2018 we’ll do about ten new investments – you get the picture. After all these years, I’m still a heavy RSS user. Every morning I click on my Daily folder in Chrome, open it up, and spend whatever time I feel like on it. The vast majority of what I read is in Feedly and includes my VC Collection as well as a bunch of other stuff.

More Innovation

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on the New Florence blog The Massive AWS implementation at Netflix Smart Driving Assistant Mobile Apps can be treasure troves High-tech hippies Processing massive amounts of crime video Mars Fly By in 2018?

Want to Start a Business? Print Profits in 3-D Printing

Inc Startups

The market could reach $3 billion--that's Global Industry Analysts's worldwide projection for 2018. From prosthetic limbs to funky jewelry, the advent of 3-D printing has brought huge opportunities.

Entrepreneurs And Startups Drive Future Work Trends

Startup Professionals Musings

Another study predicts this number could grow to 24 million by 2018. The new era of highly connected and interactive technology is changing not only how business employees interact with customers, but also how they interact with each other, and with their company.

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

Both Sides of the Table

But the reality is that “global warming” massively blunted the effects of winter and my prognosis for VC fundings of entrepreneurs in 2017–2018 is now very sunny indeed.