mind the gap


Smart Wrist Wearables: A Market of Many Brands

Throughout my time at gap, I have had a role in many different categories. Most recently, I took over data operations management for the wearables category. Wearables is a fairly new category to gap intelligence and is also a bit unique. While most of the processes for each weekly category that we track are similar, the actual ...

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Post-Print Samsung Needs a New Roadmap for Long-Term Growth

One of the overarching themes of the imaging industry in recent years has been a return to focusing on core business. HP, Xerox, Lexmark, Samsung and others have signaled that - after billions invested in M&A and R&D, and many examples of unproven business expansion– the best route to profitable growth is simply through a renewed ...

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Are We There Yet?

Another year of CES has come and gone and in retrospect, we are often asked what breaking new technology emerged or what brand-new products debuted at the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show. A recurring theme year in and out is the IoT (Internet of Things). IoT may appear to be Déjà vu year-over-year and leads ...

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An Open Letter to the Girl About to Walk into Computer Science 101

10 years ago, as a freshman in college, I took my first intro computer science class as an elective. I never thought that elective would turn into a career, but 10 years later I’m now working as a senior software development manager and I am about to start teaching programming classes to my coworkers.

I often get asked now what it’s ...

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The Proverbial Game Changer: Game Streaming and the Future of the Industry

I still remember having to visit a local Blockbuster in order to rent movies. That’s right, physically walking into a store to rent an actual DVD copy of Starship Troopers. This ritual, however, became ancient history with the rise of video streaming services like Netflix. Shelves of DVDs and Blu-rays were replaced with digital queues, ...

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