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May 20, 2016
"Digital ecosystem" was the catchphrase at this year's MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. To vie as competitors, companies need to play by a new directive: Share or be left out.
May 12, 2016
A U.K. hotel chain realized it had to get closer to customers who booked their stays through online travel sites. The answer was to cut out the middleman and adopt an API strategy.
March 22, 2016
Thumbtack, an online marketplace for home and other professional services, faces down a major conundrum of a fledgling platform company: how to build a customer base -- fast.
February 29, 2016
Researchers hope ultrathin, light-absorbent graphene sheets will provide the high-quality sensing and power required to reach the full potential of IoT and other smart tech.
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