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Delivering e-commerce packages the final mile to remote locations - the next breakthrough for firms like $AMZN — On a recent trip to Italy, while wandering through the streets of Venice - and I use the word "streets" loosely - I contemplated how difficult it would be to order a package on Amazon and have it shipped there. This is the kind of thing we do at Tematica - we count shopping bags in ...

The cashless consumption battle is a crowded one - good news for us. $MC $WMT $AAPL $V $WMT $WFC — Mobile payments stories seem to be hitting left and right the last few days. Just yesterday we shared the new Gallop pole showing the continued shift in consumer payment preferences towards mobile payments, as well as MasterCard's expansion of its Masterpass service.

Masterpass expansion by $MA reflects the growth of Cashless Consumption thematic — The battle for the new wallet - the one in your smartphone - is going to be epic by all accounts. With Apple and Android stepping on its toes with its own payment platforms, MasterCard is hitting back with the extension of its Masterpass app onto Smartphones.

Professional sports teams recruiting and signing video gamers to contracts $EA — In yet another example of "Revenge of the Nerds", the gamers of the world are starting to see a payoff for the thousands of hours spent playing video games. While still rare, the world of eSports is gaining enough momentum that the so-called "real sports" teams are seeing how they can get involved by ...

Experience-driven shopping and entertainment redefining the American Shopping Mall — This article in the Wall Street Journal talks about the new mall, one driven by our need and desire for an experience, even when shopping. It's no longer about price or selection when you head the mall, it's about the experience when you're there.

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Sources: Dwight Howard grants Hawks, Celtics first free-agency meetings — The Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics are the first known teams to secure face-to-face recruiting meetings with free-agent big man Dwight Howard, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that Howard, 30, is likely to meet with as many as five teams in free agency, with a return to the Houston Rockets widely seen as unlikely after Howard declined his $23.2 million player option for next season.

Experience Economy now at your local grocery store . . . — We've written a lot about how the Content is King and Connected Society thematics are creating the drive towards an experience-driven economy. Consumers are moving away from the American shopping mall to entertainment centers, while buying the stuff they need online through the Amazon's of the world and the like.

The Worldwide Leader in Sports — The third installment of the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier rivalry was one to remember, as the heavyweights went 14 rounds in the ring before Frazier's trainer threw in the towel ahead of the 15th round. It's widely considered boxing's greatest bout. Watch

The Worldwide Leader in Sports — Ali family spokesperson Bob Gunnell recapped the week that started with Muhammad Ali being admitted to the hospital on Monday night to the family being called later in the week when conditions became more serious.
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Jul 11, 2016

Thanks P.J. and to Holy Name HS for this honor. I received a great education & had great times there! 

Jul 11, 2016

Tim Duncan - the greatest power forward of all time. Congrats on a fantastic career.

Jul 06, 2016

If Wade was going to leave Miami, Chicago, his hometown, is best place for him.

Jul 06, 2016

Sources: Cavs looking to add athletic, shooting wing/s..had interest in Trevor Ariza but Houston not looking to move Ariza....

Jul 06, 2016

Sources: Ray Allen considering NBA return. His reps contacted GState. Allen would also consider Cavs, Spurs, Clippers if he decides to play.

Jul 05, 2016

Winning cures all. After killing LJ, no 1 belittled the 2 rings he won w/the league's most talented team. Will b same case w/KD when he wins

Jul 05, 2016

Loved what I saw from @BenSimmons25 yesterday b4 cramping. This guy really is like Magic Johnson. He's more like Magic than LeBron is

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