In the U.S. market, no mobile wallet has emerged triumphant yet. The user base is split among operating systems and also fragmented across services like PayPal, bank-specific ventures like Chase Pay and retailer solutions like Walmart Pay.
The amount of money committed to digital video ads during the U.S. TV Upfronts and Digital NewFronts season will reach $3.64 billion in 2018, according to new estimates from eMarketer.
Over the period 2012-2016, Goldman Sachs estimates that total AI investment in the U.S. were about $18 billion, compared with only $2 billion in China — big advantage to America. But by 2020 China intends to invest about $150 billion in AI — looming enormous advantage to China.
The U.S. has been named the most promising market for innovation and technology breakthroughs that have global impact for the second year, with China following, both seen as leading regions of innovation and disruption, according to KPMG’s 2018 Global Technology Innovation Report.
The Wall Street Journal introduced its “Management Top 250” report, a comprehensive guide that examines how effective American companies are at navigating today’s complex business environment. The most effectively managed U.S. companies have incorporated the best strategies from the technology sector to promote innovation.
Smart City projects have gained momentum over the last decade, as more municipalities across North American have launched a wide variety of digital transformation initiatives. That said, some cities have achieved significant outcomes that enable them to improve services for citizens.
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eMarketer estimates the value of U.S. proximity mobile payment transactions will total $49.29 billion in 2017 — that’s up 78.1% from last year. Though the growth rate will remain in double digits through the forecast period, it will slow down to 23.9% in 2021.