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The Connected Consumer -RISnews

79% of smartphone users making purchases online using their mobile device in the last six months, and with 80% of shoppers using a mobile phone inside a physical store to either look up product reviews, compare prices or find alternative store locations. 65.9% shopped at Amazon and 64.6% of survey respondents say they shopped at Walmart in the last 90 days. -from RISnews

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Visualizing the Length of the Fine Print, for 14 Popular Apps -VisualCapitalist

97% of us don't read them. The service agreement for Microsoft stands out at the top of the list with an agreement that would take over an hour to read — a bit less time than it would take to read Shakespeare’s Macbeth. To be fair, this service agreement does seem to cover the company’s entire suite of products.  -from VisualCapitalist

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COVID-19The Pandemic Economy: What are Shoppers Buying Online During COVID-19? -Visual Capitalist

With online retail sales estimated to reach an eye-watering $6.5 trillion by 2023, the ecommerce sector was already booming. Many consumers are also using their newfound time to focus on their health, with 85% of consumers taking up some kind of exercise while in social isolation, and 40% of them saying they intend to keep it up when restrictions are lifted. -from VisualCapitalist

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The 7 COVID-19 Best Resources We've Discovered so far - Visual Capitalist

How Coronaviruses work - The History of Pandemics - Coronavirus Simulator: Limiting the Exponential Threat - Real Time COVID-19 Map - Which Countries are Flattening the Curve - Tracking the Coronavirus: The Latest Figures - COVID-19 Stats and Research -from visualcapitalist

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COVID-19 Crash: How China’s Economy May Offer a Glimpse of the Future -VisualCapitalist

On the bright side, some analysts are forecasting a recovery as early as the third quarter of 2020. A variety of factors, such as government stimulus, consumer confidence, and the number of COVID-19 cases, will play into this timeline. -from visualcapitalist.com

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Technology Trends to Follow in 2020 -readwrite.com

84% businesses AI will enable reach or sustain competitive advantage. 80% of retailers will use IoT to customize store visits by 2021. 32% of retailers expect to add AR/VR for enhanced product experience in 3 years. -from readwrite.com

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Visualizing the History of Pandemics -VisualCapitalist

The more civilized humans became – with larger cities, more exotic trade routes, and increased contact with different populations of people, animals, and ecosystems – the more likely pandemics would occur. -from VisualCapitalist.com

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How People Around the World Shop Online -Visually

More than 50% of the global online population have shopped online more than once. How big is global ecommerce? What are we buying online? What percentage of purchases are socially influenced? -from Visual.ly

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How the Internet of Things is Building Smarter Cities -VisualCapitalist

Since 1950, the amount of people living in cities has risen almost six-fold, from 751 million to over 4 billion in 2018—more than half of the planet’s population. Over the next three decades, cities are projected to add yet another 2.5 billion more people.

This continuing migration to urban areas puts greater pressure on public services as well as urban planning. As a result, cities are implementing solutions driven by technology and data to reduce the added strain created by this growth. -from VisualCapitalist

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The economic impact of 5G -Raconteur

The fifth generation of mobile networks is here, and is expected to have a bigger impact on the global economy than any previous iterations, contributing more than $13 trillion to output worldwide by 2035. According to forecasts, China is set to see the most economic gains from the roll-out. -From Raconteur

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Ranked: The Social Mobility of 82 Countries -VisualCapitalist

If each country increased its social mobility score by just 10 index points, it could result in an extra 4.41% of cumulative GDP growth for the global economy by 2030—equal to $5.1 trillion.  - From Visual Capitalist

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Graphic Insights: Seven Decades of Modern Retail -Kantar

Think of it as the entire history of modern retail in a single view. In this chart Kantar Retail IQ summarized the shopper dynamics, retailer strategies and supplier responses that were the foundation of global retail’s evolution during each of the seven decades of modern retail. -Kantar

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Ranked: The Most Valuable Brands in the World

Although tech companies command five of the top 10 spots in the ranking, brands from more traditional industries are hot on their tails. Whether brands are regional or global leaders, they still face the threat of being knocked of their perch by brands experiencing significant growth. -Visual Capitalist

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A Look At The Digital Future Of Global Retail - Retail Touch Points

As many as 90% of consumers say they trust online recommendations for products; and up to 25% of social media shoppers say they use social channels to finalize purchases. - From Retail Touch Point

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Visualizing the Biggest Risks to the Global Economy in 2020 - Visual Capitalist

In a recent survey, actuaries ranked climate change as their top risk for 2019, ahead of damages from cyberattacks, financial instability, and terrorism—drawing strong parallels with the results of this year’s Global Risk Report. - From Visual Capitalist

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