consumer products

Global Trade and the TTIP: Brexit Continues its Destruction

Global trade has become an increasingly hot-button issue, particularly among the U.S. presidential candidates, and the representatives endorsing them, as election-time draws closer. These concerns are particularly pertinent in light of slowing global economic growth, blatant unfair trade practices from Russia and China, and a renewed concern over U.S. service and manufacturing jobs moving overseas....

Internet of Things + Big Data = Top Healthcare

Five billion. That’s how many devices are hooked up to the Internet of Things (IoT) today. The industry has steadily grown over the past several years… as evidenced by the fact that three billion of those devices are consumer products. From smart utility meters and connected cars on the high end, to fitness trackers on...

Amazon Echo: The World’s Smartest Assistant

Think Amazon (AMZN) is just the world’s largest online retailer? Think again. As technology advances, so does Amazon’s reach in the sector – to the point where it now competes with some of the largest companies in the world in a variety of fields. For example… In Amazon Web Services, it has a mammoth cloud-computing...

Xiaomi’s Three-Step Plan for Mobile Dominance

There’s a new consumer electronics giant… and I’ll bet most Americans have never heard of it. That’s rapidly changing, though, as the company expands its footprint across Asia and upends traditional business models. And with growth in the Americas now accelerating, too, it’s only a matter of time before it brings down prices for various...

A Robotic Revolution in Your Backyard

Public Service Announcement: If you’re driving around your neighborhood and see a lawnmower buzzing across someone’s yard by itself, do not be alarmed… It hasn’t chewed up its human operator. Nor has it gone rogue and embarked on a wave of destruction like something out of a horror movie. It’s just the latest wave of...

Red Alert on These Stocks as Top Executives Quit

Larry Ellison is officially out as CEO of Oracle (ORCL). Ellison is the last of the original Silicon Valley pirates to be supplanted as CEO. (The other pirates include Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Bill Hewlett, and David Packard.) Mark Hurd, 57, and Safra Catz, 52, two of Ellison’s trusted confidants, will take over as Co-CEOs....