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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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Alternative Investments: Brookfield Asset Management Launches Retail Rescue Plan
May 12, 2020

Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) is going into the retail rescue business. Brookfield announced the launch of a Retail Revitalization Program to bring much-needed capital and assist with the recapitalization…

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Digital Assets: Bitcoin Halving Done; JP Morgan is Banker to Coinbase, Gemini Digital Exchanges
May 12, 2020

The Bitcoin blockchain completed its third halving on May 11, 2020, at about 3:21 pm EST. Bitcoin miners will now get 6.25 BTC per block, down from 12.50 BTC per…

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Liquid Alternatives: Fed to Launch Corporate Bond ETF Purchases Today
May 12, 2020

“Fallen angel” corporate bonds that have taken a rating hit may be supported by the corporate bond ETF purchase program envisaged in the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF). The…

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FinTech: PayPal on a Roll – Raises $4B Debt With Little Added Leverage
May 12, 2020

PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) on Monday raised $1 billion in corporate bonds priced at 160 bps over Treasuries and yielding 2.3%. According to MarketWatch, the pricing is even less…

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Venture Capital: Last Mile Logistics Provider DispatchTrack Nabs $144M
May 12, 2020

DispatchTrack, which solves last-mile logistical challenges for its customers, from complex routing to real-time ETAs,  has raised its first ‘investment’ of $144 million led by Spectrum Equity. DispatchTrack’s platform addresses…

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Artificial Intelligence: The AI That Powers Walmart’s Express Delivery
May 12, 2020

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has an inventory of 160,000 items offered through its Express Delivery service that launched last month. The service is already on offer at 100 stores in the…

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Venture Capital: Despite COVID, Judo Raises $250M, Turns Unicorn
May 11, 2020

Judo Bank, an Australian bank has a mission to make it easier for Australian SME businesses to get funding starting from $250,000. The bank offers business loans, line of credit,…

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Artificial Intelligence: Call Centre Agents Now Get Speakeasy’s Live AI Assist
May 11, 2020

The Speakeasy AI solution prompts the call center agent with suggestions and answers. Speakeasy AI can now listen in real-time to customer and live agent conversations and provide the agent…

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Digital Assets: Mashinsky’s DeFi Platform Celsius Adds Tokenized Bullion via Tether Gold
May 11, 2020

Alex Mashinsky is best known as the inventor of VoIP, which over a billion people worldwide use to make free calls over the Internet. He is also the chief executive…

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Liquid Alternatives: “Paypal’s Business Took Off” (Morgan Stanley); ETFs to Play
May 11, 2020

Lockdowns and social distancing ushered in a new paradigm for digital payments, and PayPal will benefit hugely. PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has been on a high after it declared its Q1…

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