Happy Friday! Here’s a new edition of The Growth Weekly, the best reads we found on the web this week. In this edition: Data = the new oil, growth through scarcity, hacks to boost client loyalty, design thinking 2.0, autonomous container ships, competitor spying tools and more.
A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, it was oil. Now we are talking about data, the oil of the digital era.
Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara and maritime technology firm Kongsberg Gruppe are teaming up to build what they say will be the world’s first fully-electric and autonomous container feeder ship, to be fully autonomous in 2020. Check out the video.
Amazon is dominating the voice-controlled speaker market, according to a new forecast. The maker of the Echo-branded speakers will have 70.6 % of all voice-enabled speakers this year, well ahead of Google and other players.