Episode 27: Google Location Data and Amazon

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In this week’s episode of Analytics Neat we explore the latest privacy concern regarding Google’s capture of location data.  What did the Associated Press stumble upon?  How will this impact trust from consumers?  Where does Amazon fit into this?  All of this and more in this week’s episode of Analytics Neat.  Thanks for listening!

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Episode 10: Retail Evolution – Amazon, Walmart, and IKEA

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This week’s episode of Analytics Neat takes a look at the retail sector and the necessary evolution therein.  With Toys “R” Us’ demise, what are Walmart, Amazon, and IKEA doing to keep pace?  How is Walmart making moves to compete with Amazon?  Where do smart speakers fit into this equation?  All of this and more in this week’s episode.  Thanks for listening!

The post on smart speakers I mentioned can be found here.

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Episode 6: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and the Path Forward

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Facebook had yet another PR nightmare this past week involving Cambridge Analytica and the data of roughly 50 million Facebook users.  In this week’s episode of Analytics Neat, we explore what happened, what this means for Facebook, and what we can expect going forward in the marketplace.  Walled gardens and trust don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand, but what will that translate into for Facebook as they try to move past this?  Find out all of this and more in this week’s episode.  Thanks for listening!

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Alexa Is Laughing…All the Way to the Bank

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Amazon’s Alexa was in the news again this week, but this time for creepily laughing at its owners without any provocation.  Imagine being home alone, after watching a scary movie, and hearing that laugh out of nowhere.

The “always listening” feature of these smart speakers does bring a variety of privacy concerns to mind, and as more homes become voice-enabled it inevitably will lead to the beginning of Skynet.  However, that has not stopped the rapid adoption of the virtual assistant in the US (including by me!).  In fact, Juniper Research predicts that by 2022 over 55% of US Households will have a smart speaker.

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