Verizon taps augmented reality and virtual reality apps for training

Verizon taps augmented reality and virtual reality apps for training

Use for new and Disruptive Technologies tend to crop in some unexpected places, but they usually help pave the way for greater adoption. One such use for augmented and virutal reality apps is in worker training. Carrying out these tasks in the virtual world leads to not only savings, but it also allows for the […]

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Cash-strapped consumer want more digital coupons

In a recent Thematic Signal post, we shared that Apple (AAPL) is making in roads with Apple Pay as smartphones account for a growing percentage of digital commerce. We lamented on the lack of loyalty program support in Apple Pay, but it is becoming increasingly clear that shoppers want digital couponing. Currently there are third […]

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Two More Thematic Tailwinds Are About to Change Healthcare

Two More Thematic Tailwinds Are About to Change Healthcare

Healthcare expenditures are being driven by a combination of our Aging of the Population and Rise & Fall of the Middle Class investing themes, but there are two other Tematica themes that are poised to change the how, where, when and why people consume healthcare — Connected Society and Disruptive Technology. There is little argument that […]

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Apple Gets Serious with tvOS, Ups App Size for Better Experience

Apple Gets Serious with tvOS, Ups App Size for Better Experience

Apple TV has been one of the key devices to spur chord cutting, but it’s become an even more powerful platform with tvOS. Cue apps like shopping and ordering food for example via Amazon and Papa Johns (Did you miss the new Amazon shopping app for Apple TV?). As nice as that has been those […]

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Mobile dominance moves past early innings, but what’s next for our Connected Society?

Mobile dominance moves past early innings, but what’s next for our Connected Society?

With smartphones nearly ubiquitous in more mature economies, we are only starting to scratch the surface of what their impact will be. Over the coming years, faster mobile networks, Connected Cars, Connected Homes, the Internet of Things and odds are several million to a few billion sensors will further transform how we go about our […]

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Mondelez to create more apps, online videos in advertising shift @Redbull @BuzzFeed @MDLZ @PepsiCo $MDLZ $PEP #ConnectedSociety

Mondelez to create more apps, online videos in advertising shift @Redbull @BuzzFeed @MDLZ @PepsiCo $MDLZ $PEP #ConnectedSociety

When a brand as trusted (and as yummy) as Oreo moves shifts gears to online and mobile as well as apps because traditional advertising isn’t getting it done…. kinda tells you something. To us its more Content is King and Connected Society at work.  Massive disruption in the ad industry prompted Mondelez to switch gears […]

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