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BRETT KITTREDGE —Let innovation happen in Mississippi

Today’s technology has helped usher in what is commonly referred to as the sharing economy. This is a broad term we use for an economic system where services are provided in exchange for a fee, via a third-party facilitator. The most common examples of the sharing economy are ridesharing and homesharing apps, such as Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, or HomeAway. On ...

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TODD SMITH — Tech companies tops in best global brand survey

Interbrand has released its Best Global Brands 2019 report (bestglobalbrands.com), the 20th edition of the world’s first brand valuation survey, showing that Apple, Google, and Amazon continue their success as the three most valuable brands worldwide. The report also uncovered that the luxury and retail industry is still the fastest growing sector. Taking into account Interbrand’s unparalleled wealth of 20 years of brand valuation data, ...

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Kroger to test Uber delivery in Mississippi

By JACK WEATHERLY Some Kroger stores in Mississippi will soon be teaming with Uber, the ride-sharing firm, to deliver groceries. The pilot program is expected for the chain’s Delta Division, which includes much of Mississippi, including metro Jackson, “sometime before the end of the year,” said spokeswoman Teresa Dickerson. “Our customers are changing and we want to keep up with ...

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TODD SMITH — Band-Aid, Amazon, Dawn, Google top brands among women

Band-Aid, Amazon, Dawn, Google and M&M’s are the five best-perceived brands by women, according to YouGov BrandIndex. In conjunction with International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, consumer perception research firm YouGov BrandIndex released a ranking of the best-perceived brands by women, as well as the ones that have improved the most in perception in the last year. Women were ...

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Public meeting to be held on Uber regulations

GULFPORT — The Motor Vehicle for Hire Authority will hold a public hearing on proposed regulations for companies such as Uber. The regulations would apply to all so-called “transportation network companies,” but Uber, a ride-hailing service that has boomed in popularity across the country while irking traditional taxi companies, is the only one operating on the Gulf Coast. The company ...

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VIDEO — Is business as we know it going to go the way of the Dodo?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czNzulNl31s&w=560&h=315] Vivek Wadhwa of Singularity University returns talks to The Big Think as part of today’s featured video interview. The topic isdisruption: the phenomenon that occurs when radical innovations ignite revolutionary or evolutionary change in an industry. A simple example of this is what services like Lyft and Uber have done to disrupt the taxi industry. On a larger scale, cell phone ...

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