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Here are this week's top briefs.

How Sephora Built A Beauty Empire To Survive The Retail Apocalypse
Sephora has captured the hearts of millions of beauty shoppers and is aggressively expanding across the globe. We dive into how Sephora has succeeded in today's merciless retail climate, highlighting key lessons for retailers.

133 Of The Biggest, Costliest Startup Failures Of All Time
From financial fraud to just running out money, we scanned our database to identify 133 of the most expensive startup flameouts in history.

8 Trends Shaping The Future Of Blockchain Technology
Regulatory scrutiny is increasing, but this isn't slowing the pace of blockchain activity — if anything, it's helping the industry mature.

Tyson, Cargill, And Other Meat Incumbents Invest In A Meatless Future
Since 2015, global meat giants from Tyson to Cargill have invested in high-momentum, animal-free protein startups seeking to upend the traditional meat industry.

Killing Strategy: The Disruption Of Management Consulting
“Strategy” did not exist as a concept at most companies in America until management consultants first started billing for it.

Carbon Nanomaterials Could Disrupt The Multi-Billion Dollar Semiconductor Industry, But They’re Stuck In R&D Limbo
Carbon nanomaterials could replace silicon in computer chips and transform multiple other industries — so why are they held up in the pre-commercialization phase?

Memes That Kill: The Future Of Information Warfare
Memes and social networks have become weaponized, while many governments seem ill-equipped to understand the new reality of information warfare. How will we fight state-sponsored disinformation and propaganda in the future?

Google Ushers In A Whole New Era In Big Tech’s Battle For Voice, AI, And The Future Of Computing
Google has upped the ante in the voice-powered computing race with its Duplex service and a battery of updates to its virtual assistant. But questions remain around how voice-driven internet services will be monetized.

The Future Of Fashion: From Design To Merchandising, How Tech Is Reshaping The Industry
A look at the evolution of the fashion industry and where technology is taking it next, from AR/VR dressing rooms to temperature-changing fabrics and beyond. 

How Google Plans To Use AI To Reinvent The $3 Trillion US Healthcare Industry
Google is betting that the future of healthcare is going to be structured data and AI. The company is applying AI to disease detection, new data infrastructure, and potentially insurance.


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