Episode 19: The Value of Location Analytics

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In this week’s episode of Analytics Neat, we discuss the power of location-based analytics and how capturing location data can be helpful for your business.  Why is it important to collection location data?  What are some of the challenges?  What are the opportunities for businesses?  All of this and more in this week’s episode.  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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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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