CRISPR fascination explained. Space travel arrival. Food trends to watch.
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And now, here are this week's top briefs.

12 Food Trends To Watch In 2018
From new approaches to packaging to new ways of tracking the supply chain, food focused-incumbents and startups will embrace tech-based innovations this year.

CRISPR. What is it? And why is the scientific community so fascinated by its potential applications? Starting with its definition, we explain how this technology harnesses an ancient bacteria-based defense system — and how it will impact the world around us today.

Fly Me To The Moon: The State Of Space Travel
The space tourism race is heating up. From on-the-ground virtual reality experiences to high-altitude balloons and space flights, space travel is set to become a multi-billion dollar industry.

Artificial Intelligence Trends To Watch In 2018
A look at 13 AI trends reshaping industries and economies.

The Future Of Luxury: 7 Trends Reshaping The Luxury Industry
Luxury is finally getting its tech upgrade. From renting designer clothes to personalized products and lab-grown diamonds, we look at 7 trends that are reshaping the luxury sector.

9 Early-Stage Enterprise AI Startups To Watch
Startups are leveraging machine learning algorithms to help players from semiconductor giants to big four accounting firms analyze, predict, and automate within today’s enterprise.

How Blockchain Could Disrupt Banking

Blockchain is transforming everything from payments transactions to how money is raised in the private market. As it picks up momentum, will the traditional banking industry embrace this new technology or be replaced by it?

Foot In Mouth: 42 Quotes From Big Corporate Execs Who Laughed Off Disruption When It Hit

With the iPhone as a glaring example, and stretching through Amazon and e-commerce and more recently blockchain and bitcoin, many innovations have initially been met with derision by big company CEOs. History often proved them wrong.

On Earnings Calls, Big Data Is Out. Execs Have AI On The Brain.
Judging by our analysis of earnings call transcripts, there's only one hyped mega-trend out there that corporate execs are worried about and that's AI. Big data's time in the corporate consciousness is ending.

The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail
From lack of product-market fit to disharmony on the team, we break down the top 20 reasons for startup failure by analyzing 101 startup failure post-mortems.

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