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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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New KKR Leadership in Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific
October 16, 2019

KKR leadership changes occurred this week. The private equity giant promoted six people (in three pairs) to lead the firm’s private equity businesses in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

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London Stock Exchange Group Hires Tadashi Tago – (And Other People on the Move)
October 16, 2019

London Stock Exchange Group picks Bloomberg Leader for New Role in Japan The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) hired Tadashi Tago to the role of information services in Japan. Tago…

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Saudi Arabian Venture Shop Aims for a Second $500 Million Fund
October 16, 2019

A Saudi Arabian venture capital firm is looking to raise money for a second $500 million fund. STV, which backed Careem Networks, is exploring options for its second fund.  

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A “Shocking” End to Neil Woodford’s Flagship Fund
October 16, 2019

Neil Woodford is out as manager of the fund he founded. And now, the fund will shut down. Fund administrators closed the fund and said it was not in the…

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Liquid Alternatives: The Waypoint All Weather Liquid Alternative Mutual Fund
October 16, 2019

Toronto-based Waypoint Investment Partners launch their first liquid alternative mutual fund. The Waypoint All Weather Alternative Fund is a defensively-oriented mutual fund. It combines a portfolio of capital distributors and…

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Bitcoin ETFs and SEC: ‘Last Man Standing’ Wilshire Phoenix Amends Bitcoin Filing
October 16, 2019

The Wilshire Phoenix Bitcoin ETF has amended its Bitcoin ETF Filing with the SEC. The SEC has invited public comments on the bitcoin exchange-traded fund proposal filed by Wilshire Phoenix…

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Private Equity Giant Thoma Bravo Eyes $15 Billion Fund in 2020
October 16, 2019

Thoma Bravo, the Chicago-based, software-focused private equity shop, is considering a megafund. Bloomberg reports the PE firm wants to establish a $15 billion megafund in early 2020.

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LGT Capital Partners Announces Close of $1 Billion Asian Fund
October 16, 2019

LGT Capital Partners announced the successful raise of $1 billion. The Swiss alternatives manager will allocate the capital to its fourth private equity fund in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Peter Thiel and Others Pony Up $50M for Wind and Solar Powered Crypto Mining in Texas
October 16, 2019

Layer1 is building a chips-to-substation crypto mining facility in Texas that will run on renewable energy. Never mind that crypto mining is best undertaken in cool climes – Iceland, for…

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Is a WeWork Bailout on Tap?
October 16, 2019

A WeWork bailout could be coming from JPMorgan or Softbank. Two weeks after the office-sharing giant pulled its IPO, its cash position has deteriorated. CNBC reports that the two banks…

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