The [xxx] Economy


While sitting in the audience at Zuora’s recent Subscribed event, I couldn’t help contemplate the meaning and progress of what was once a set of words that didn’t roll off the tongue. I am talking about the “subscription economy” — and it’s really something. The data coming in from a variety of sources shows how rapidly subscriptions have become a big part of our lives, and why not? As I am fond of saying, subscriptions have become the way to commoditize technology and other things so that they can spread to the largest markets possible.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84587.html?rss=1

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Nasa Solar Probe Plus mission will help predict solar storms

NASA will send a probe to “touch the sun” to help prepare for a “huge solar event” that could wreak havoc on Earth.The space agency today announced the “extraordinary and historic mission exploring arguably the last and most important region of the solar system.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/31/nasa-solar-probe-plus-mission-will-help-predict-solar-storms.html

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Researchers create high-speed internet lane for when disaster strikes

Researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology have developed a new internet protocol to help emergency responders communicate without disruption when it’s most vital to do so.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/25/researchers-create-high-speed-internet-lane-for-when-disaster-strikes.html

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Implantable computer chips being developed for brain injuries

British chip design firm ARM Holdings said it is coordinating with U.S. researchers to help develop computer chips that can be implanted in a person’s brain, aiding with brain and spinal injuries.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/16/implantable-computer-chips-being-developed-for-brain-injuries.html

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Dieting got you down? Let this lunchbox take the pain out of portion control

The creators of Fittbo redesigned the lunchbox to help us eat more careful and conscientious meals in style. Its built-in portion-sized compartments and minimalist design have made it a hit on Kickstarter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/10/dieting-got-down-let-this-lunchbox-take-pain-out-portion-control.html

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A Kickstarter campaign wants you to help find aliens

Astronomers at the Planet Foundation want your help observing nearby exoplanets for life, seeking support via a Kickstarter campaign launched this week. They’re building a series of telescopes on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/24/kickstarter-campaign-wants-to-help-find-aliens.html

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Facebook is building a helicopter to help deliver internet access in emergencies

After building a solar-powered plane to help deliver internet access nearly two years ago, Facebook is once again building another aircraft to deploy the internet — this time, in the form of a helicopter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/19/facebook-is-building-helicopter-to-help-deliver-internet-access-in-emergencies.html

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Robots are a match for Japan's best volleyball players

Japan has turned to a team of robotic players to help its best volleyball players improve elements of their game. The automatic blockers mimic the actions of real players, helping the human players to hone their skills.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/robots-are-match-for-japans-best-volleyball-players.html

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Viking discovery: Experts use tech to reveal settlement beneath saint-king's church

Archaeologists in Norway are using laser scanning technology to help reveal the ancient Viking settlement hidden beneath a saint-king’s church.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/07/viking-discovery-experts-use-tech-to-reveal-settlement-beneath-saint-kings-church.html

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Rattle cattle with a drone in this US state and you could end up in the slammer

Remotely controlled copters can be great fun, but a few people can’t help but use them for nefarious purposes. Intimidating cattle is apparently now a thing, and one U.S. state wants to throw perpetrators in jail.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/01/rattle-cattle-with-drone-in-this-us-state-and-could-end-up-in-slammer.html

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Experts: Social media giants fight Trump’s anti-terror plan while providing platform for terrorists

Twitter’s $1.6 million pledge to help fight the White House’s anti-terror immigration order is just the latest case of social media companies taking on Trump, but critics say the same companies are doing next to nothing to stop dangerous radicals from using their platforms to spread hate.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/03/experts-social-media-giants-fight-trump-s-anti-terror-plan-while-providing-platform-for-terrorists.html

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Apple asked to unlock the iPhone 4s of Russian ambassador's assassin, report claims

Reports from Turkish media claim that Apple has been asked to help unlock an iPhone belonging to the Russian ambassador’s assassin.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/23/apple-asked-to-unlock-iphone-4s-russian-ambassadors-assassin-report-claims.html

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Facebook thinks its new colored backgrounds will make you post more statuses

Facebook wants you to get old-school and use more text. To help encourage you, it is launching a new customization feature that lets you change the background color that appears behind your status on the social network.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/20/facebook-thinks-its-new-colored-backgrounds-will-make-post-more-statuses.html

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How to Check iPhone 6s for Battery Shutdown Problem

Apple has introduced a new tool to help iPhone 6s owners find out if their phones are eligible for a program designed to address recent battery issues.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/01/how-to-check-iphone-6s-for-battery-shutdown-problem.html

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