Personalisation Gap – Why it’s Growing Despite the Boom in Ecommerce Demand

Reading Time: 6 minutes Share: The accelerated and sustained growth in ecommerce over the course of the pandemic has widened the ‘personalisation gap’ between customer expectations and retailers’ capabilities. But why is it happening and what can marketers and ecommerce teams do about it? The Online Boom Hasn’t Translated into Enhanced Online Customer Experience … Read more

1,000 CBD Brands Vanished. But Here’s Why It’s Still Growing

Reading Time: < 1 minute The boom happened–to the tune of 562% growth in a single year–and the bust was inevitable, with analysts last summer predicting “an extinction event” in the U.S. CBD market that would wipe out some of the 3,000 brands in the space. That forecast turned out to be accurate, according to a new Brightfield Group report… … Read more

If You Build It They Will Come: Growing Your Presence With a Social Media Challenge

Reading Time: 11 minutes Are you looking to build a solid email list for your business? Do you also want to strengthen your relationship with existing clients along the way? Then launching a social media challenge may very well be the answer you are looking for. A social media challenge involves a series of activities that creators offer to their subscribers … Read more

Virgin Galactic president Mike Moses on what’s next for the company’s growing fleet – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 23 minutes This last weekend featured the much-ballyhooed launch of Virgin Galactic’s first (non-paying) passengers, with founder and CEO Richard Branson along for the ride. After the festivities, I had the chance to talk with the company’s president, Mike Moses, who seems to be familiar with every detail of the operation and the company’s plans for going … Read more

What the growing federal focus on ESG means for private markets – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Anthony Cimino Contributor Anthony Cimino, head of policy at Carta, works with policymakers and innovators to drive economic opportunity through expanding equity ownership and private market liquidity. The increasing regulation of ESG (environmental, social, governance) disclosure reporting may have started in the public markets, but will almost certainly have downstream effects for private market actors … Read more

Mystery Solved: How Plant Cells Know When to Stop Growing

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s been a longstanding enigma in biology: How do cells know how big they are? The answer, it turns out, was hidden inside Robert Sablowski’s computer files, collecting virtual dust since 2013. “I had the data for years and years, but I wasn’t looking in the right way,” says Sablowski, a plant cell biologist at … Read more

Pakistan’s growing tech ecosystem is finally taking off – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes Mikal is an early-stage investor at Wavemaker Partners investing in startups across North America, MENA and Asia and author of the newsletter Emergent, analyzing one fast-growing startup in an emerging market every week. Pakistan, the world’s fifth most populous country, has been slow to adapt to the internet economy. Unlike other emerging economies such as … Read more

India’s central bank says growing presence of Big Tech in financial services a concern – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes India’s central bank has identified Big Tech’s push into financial services as a challenge for banks in the South Asian market, saying the growing presence of these firms have prompted concerns about creation of an uneven playing field. In a report published on Thursday, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said Big Tech offers a wide-range … Read more