Exec’s words can signal red flags for investors

Machine learning can use the words that executives speak on earnings calls to flag investment risks like credit risk, future bankruptcy, and more.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business investments language machine-learning money

Online games could limit screen time while making money

The creators of online games like "World of Warcraft" can both help players cut their screen time and make more money, new research finds.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. | Oct. 11, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business gaming

HubWeek panel explores ethics in the digital world

A HubWeek panel exploring ethics in the digital world featured computer scientist and entrepreneur Rana el Kaliouby and Harvard Professor Danielle Allen.

Clea Simon | Oct. 3, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology adi-ignatius danielle-allen edmond-j-safra-center-for-ethics engineering-technology harvard-business-review hubweek rana-el-kaliouby

How ‘retargeted’ ads get you to buy stuff online

Retargeted ads are why searching for a product inundates you with ads wherever you go online. New research clarifies how this tactic works.

Stanford | Sept. 9, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers internet marketing

‘Blueprints’ help small business take advantage of the cloud

Small businesses that may not have the resources to devote to using cloud computing can take advantage of new hardware and software to make the leap.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Sept. 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology business computers internet

Brands can get political, say more marketing leaders

Survey results show that marketing leaders are more open to their brands getting political. Here are some other trends in the field, as well.

Duke University | Sept. 4, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business marketing politics trends

Gun retailers could help prevent suicide

Many gun retailers in Washington state say they'd be willing to train employees to spot those at risk of suicide.

Kim Eckart-Washington | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine business guns suicide weapons

Who wins and who loses when airlines form alliances?

International airline alliances can save connecting passengers money on airfare. But those flying nonstop may not be so fortunate.

Heather Ashbach-UC Irvine | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture airplanes business consumers money

10 things that make trendy brands ‘cool’

How do brands build a "cool" image? What makes cool brands fall off? New research identifies the 10 factors that matter most.

Greta Guest-Michigan | July 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business clothing consumers emotions marketing trends

Fake resumes root out real hiring bias

The way firms rate fake resumes sheds light on the way conscious and unconscious bias shapes who gets the job.

Caroline Pennartz-Penn | July 19, 2019 | futurity
~11 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias business ethnicity gender jobs race

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