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Artificial Intelligence: Marty the Robot Hunts for Spills in Supermarket Aisles

Marty the supermarket robot is rather smart. Armed with three high-resolution cameras, computer vision, navigation systems, numerous sensors, and smart AI software, Marty is able to sidestep shoppers and pinpoint spills. Marty is a social robot and the first of its kind to be deployed in a live customer environment in supermarkets.

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FinTech: The PPP Loan Program Helps Kabbage Bounce Back
May 19, 2020

Kabbage, the online fintech lender for small businesses, announced Monday that it processed more than $3.5 billion in SBA-approved PPP funding to 110,000 small businesses. It claimed the loans helped…
Digital Assets: Cryptobuyer-Mega Soft Tie-up to Allow Venezuelans the Use of Cryptos
May 19, 2020

Panamanian crypto exchange Cryptobuyer has tied up with Venezuelan local payments processor Mega Soft to enable the use of bitcoin by shoppers at Venezuela’s biggest retail chains. Starting June, more…
Private Equity: KKR Unveils Its Q1 SEC Filings
May 18, 2020

Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts (NYSE: KKR) reported their public equity holdings to the SEC this week. While most of their largest positions are companies that own a controlling interest after…
Private Equity: Blackstone Group Filings Update for Q1 2020
May 18, 2020

Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) continued to deploy capital as the market declined in the first quarter of the year. On the private side, Blackstone has been investing in life sciences deals,…
Artificial Intelligence: Goldspot’s AI Boost’s Success in Mineral Exploration
May 18, 2020

Goldspot Discoveries Corp (CVE: SPOT) uses artificial intelligence and big data to extract more information from historical mining data. It hopes to increase the success rates in resource exploration and…
Digital Assets: Onchain Custodian Announces Collaboration with Trading Platform CyberBank
May 18, 2020

Onchain Custodian, which is a digital asset custody provider backed by Sequoia Capital, Fosun, and DHVC Capital, will provide secure and insured custody to CyberBank for its digital assets.
Venture Capital: Clearbanc Founder on the Funding Slowdown at Startups
May 18, 2020

Michele Romanow, the co-founder and president of venture capitalist firm Clearbanc, says VCs are in “triage mode.” Triage: “Decide the order of treatment of patients of casualties.” That’s a comment…
Venture Capital: Jack Ma Calls it Quits at SoftBank after 13 years
May 18, 2020

After 13 years, Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE: BABA) will be relinquishing his position on the SoftBank board at his own request. Ma retired from Alibaba…
DailyAlts Playbook: Vaccine Hopes, Bitcoin Jolts, Softbank’s Woes, and Community Banking 101
May 18, 2020

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FinTech: Post-COVID-19, Fintech To Emerge Stronger, Says Dubai Future Foundation
May 18, 2020

“Life after Covid-19: Financial Technologies,” a report issued by the Dubai Future Foundation, examines the impact of the pandemic on the UAE and the Arab world, and in particular, the…

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