GOLDMAN SACHS: Chinese tech giants are dominating North America in VC funding for the first time, and it could be the start of an unprecedented boom (BABA, BIDU, JD)

Chinese companies outpaced their American counterparts in venture-capital funding for the first time during the second quarter, according to Goldman Sachs. Tech giants and Softbank contributed the most to this milestone. According to Goldman’s analysts, Chinese tech giants including Alibaba and Baidu are creating ecosystems with unprecedented influence to develop new technologies and business models.  Watch […]

‘Neymar wasn't the dominating force, Fellaini was incredible’ – Schmeichel on Brazil World Cup exit

Peter Schmeichel has heaped praise on Belgium’s towering midfielder Marouane Fellaini following their 2-1 World Cup quarter-final win over Brazil, but criticized Neymar for his lack of impact in the match. RT special World Cup host Schmeichel claimed it was no surprise Belgium had beaten Brazil due to their quality throughout the squad, but that […]

Panera almost killed its delivery test 4 years ago — now it’s dominating the industry and rolling out across the US

Panera is now delivering food across the US.  CEO Blaine Hurst told Business Insider that most other chains are “playing catch-up” when it comes to delivery. Panera almost killed its delivery program during its original test in 2014. Now, 62% of Panera’s business is off-premise, which includes drive-thru, take-out, delivery, and catering.   Panera is […]

Jose Mourinho reveals what Man Utd must do to stop Man City dominating English football

And Mourinho has told his Manchester United players that they need to “grow up” if they are to stand any chance of overtaking their neighbours. In the aftermath of the shock Champions League exit to Sevilla, United manager Mourinho launched into an emotional 12-minute rant in defence of his 22-month managerial reign. He claims Pep […]

Why 5G isn’t dominating CES 2018, but will rule CES 2019

A classic riddle asked, “what’s everywhere and nowhere at the same time?” At CES 2018, the answer is 5G, the hugely important, just-approved standard for upcoming cellular devices. Days before the show began, companies told us that 5G was important enough to touch all of their product announcements, and we expected to hear from all […]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Dominating Christmas Box Office, But Audiences May Be Waning

In just one week, Star Wars: The Last Jedi pulled in $ 296 million at the domestic box office. With the Christmas weekend ahead of us, the sci-fi sequel will have no problem dominating the box office despite the onslaught of new releases that include Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Pitch Perfect 3, Downsizing, The […]

One key metric shows how Netflix is dominating Hollywood

Netflix made more movies than any traditional Hollywood studio this year.  The company plans to ramp up production of original content even more.  Netflix, Inc. pioneered the concept of binge-viewing by releasing entire seasons of television programs at once. Watching multiple episodes at a sitting, or an entire season has proved wildly popular with consumers feasting […]

Amazon’s Alexa is dominating the smart speaker landscape (AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL)

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Amazon’s voice-oriented “Alexa everywhere” strategy is paying off. The company’s AI-powered voice assistant, Alexa, runs on 68% of the smart speakers sold so far in 2017 in the US, according to data from Strategy […]

China sets its sights on dominating sunrise industries

IN RECENT days China set the record for the world’s fastest long-distance bullet train, which hurtled between Beijing and Shanghai at 350kph (217mph). This was a triumph of industrial policy as much as of engineering. China’s first high-speed trains started rolling only a decade ago; today the country has 20,000km of high-speed track, more than […]

One chart shows Apple dominating the smartwatch market (AAPL)

Rumors are swirling that Apple plans to unveil a new Apple Watch alongside the iPhone 8 next week, and competitors in the wearable market tried to get a step ahead this week by unveiling new devices at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.  Fitbit, Garmin, and Samsung all showed off new gadgets, but as we can […]