A third of Americans ditch their wearable device within 6 months

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Is it technology limitations or are wearables not as disruptive as we might think?

One in six Americans  own a piece of wearable technology, while more than half say they are interested in purchasing one. But wearables simply don’t have the same staying power as other disruptive technologies, like, say, smartphones, according to a new report in the Guardian.

 

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Clay Christensen looks at how online learning will shape the future of education

“The future of learning is blended learning for the majority of students.”

Will brick-and-mortar schools as we know them be on their way out? It’s easy to think they will when you hear disruptive economics guru Clayton Christensen’s prediction that by 2019 half of all K-12 classes will be taught online.

 

 

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Rise of the disruption economy is being driven by startups like Airbnb, Coursera and Uber

Airbnb is a social website that connects people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay.

We have gotten pretty used to the disruption that the rise of the social web has created in the media industry, where it has upended traditional business models and allowed creators of content to connect directly with their audience. But that same wave of socially-driven disruption is now moving through the rest of the economy too — particularly in services that can be easily socialized, such as the hotel business, the taxi industry or the education market. As that wave progresses, we’re seeing companies like Airbnb and Uber and Coursera run into more and more regulatory hurdles, but the writing is already on the wall: service businesses that don’t use social features to lower barriers and increase efficiency will likely not survive long.

 

 

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