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Hype Hazard Episode 4: Kahoot! & EdTech

In this episode, we explore Kahoot! and the suddenly booming market for educational technology (EdTech). Is the future of learning supposed to feel like a game show, or does gamified learning only further stunt academic preparedness and equity? Pens and paper optional, but 1000 points for your attention as we didactically debate…  What is Kahoot! […]

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Hype Hazard Episode 3: NFTs & Digital Art Mania

In this episode, we explore non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and what on earth they mean for the arts, artists, and the future of digital media. Are digital property titles — on a JPG, PDF, baseball card or tweet — really worth six-figure valuations, or we just drunk on crypto speculation again?  Hold on to your acronyms […]

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Hype Hazard Episode 2: Woebot & Mental Health AI

In this episode, we explore Woebot and the rise of artificial intelligence used for mental health and therapy. Are cute chatbots really the solution to scale mental health support for the billions? You might want to lie down on a couch as we unpack the big questions… What is Woebot and how on earth are […]

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Hype Hazard Episode 1: Clubhouse & Social Audio

In this episode, we explore the hot new voice-only app called Clubhouse, and the rise of voice interactive social media, better known as social audio. Why are people freaking out about Clubhouse, and is it really a new market, or just a new feature? We cut right to it and explore this super-hyped new platform […]

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Market Analysis: Diversity & Inclusion in the Tech Industry

Growing regulatory scrutiny and increased societal focus on structural inequities have spurred a boom in the Tech industry’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs and pledges. These pressures are forcing companies to reevaluate metrics around diversity, from the risks of homogeneity to the benefits of diversity on collaboration and innovation. Yet despite investing millions in global […]

20+ Social Audio Use Cases for Business

If you’re a digital leader who is curious about social audio and looking to explore opportunities for your company’s benefit, we’ve got you covered. In this post, Kaleido analysts have compiled an initial list of 20+ potential business use cases.

Announcement: Jessica Groopman joins Nexxworks Collective as innovation keynote speaker

  Jessica Groopman has been selected to join the Nexxworks Collective, a world-renowned group of innovation leaders and keynote speakers. She will share Kaleido Insights’ research findings and perspectives on the future of consumers, business, and society with Nexxworks’ clients from around the globe.  Nexxworks’ Thought Leader Collective is a select tribe of future-forward visionaries, […]

Market Forecast: Social Audio is the “Goldilocks Medium”

Read “The Future of Social Audio: Startups, Roadmap, Business Models, and a Forecast” from founding partner, Jeremiah Owyang. Social audio is a fast growing market where users are downloading apps for real-time conversations with friends and family. This forecast includes:  20 different startups including Clubhouse, Twitter Space, and Sonar; 15+ business models ranging from premium […]

Why Converging Crises are Prompting Businesses to Examine the Social Contract 

Digital and societal disruptions of the last decade, accentuated by the events of 2020, are forcing organizations to reckon with the fact that normal wasn’t working. The confluence of crises– pandemic, climate, economic, racial, technological, and trust– is forcing businesses to recalibrate their operating models while confronting rising tensions. This is not merely an exercise […]