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Social commerce startup Meesho gets $3.4M Series A to build a reseller network in India

While most of the attention paid to India’s e-commerce boom focuses on big players like Flipkart, there’s another fast-growing sector: people, mostly women, who resell items on social media. Several startups now exist to serve the so-called “housewife reseller” market. One of them, Y Combinator …

Startups

AI-powered facial recognition will soon track us while we shop

You’re at an electronics store. You check out a few TVs and head home after being scanned by store cameras. This data is then cross-referenced with other databases that already contain your facial data. Your face is now the epicenter of a retargeting campaign. For instance, your camera-equipped …

Privacy

Accelerating fintech in China

Saturday night on a Shenzhen street corner, a young guitarist dressed in Johnny Cash black strums away, singing melodies. His open guitar case has a laminated QR reader, propped up, welcoming digital tips from passersby.<p>China’s expeditious adoption of fintech is generating profits not only for …

FinTech

Jeff Koons’ augmented reality Snapchat artwork gets ‘vandalized’

Earlier this week, Snapchat launched a new augmented reality art exhibiting feature as part of a collaboration with the artist Jeff Koons. ART, as it’s called, will plaster the digital artwork and sculptures of artists into geo-tagged physical locations across the world that viewers can see as a …

Augmented Reality

Here’s everything Google announced today

1/13<p>Google Home Mini<p>If you like the idea of the Google Home but don’t like its oh-so-air-freshener-esque design: meet the Google Home Mini.<p>It’s about the size of a donut, but seems to do pretty much everything its bigger brother does. It’s almost entirely wrapped in fabric, with Home’s indicator …

Google

Google’s jobs AI service hits private beta, now works in 100 languages

Google today announced the beta release of its Cloud Job Discovery service, which uses artificial intelligence to help customers connect job vacancies with the people who can fill them.<p>Formerly known as the Cloud Jobs API, the system is designed to take information about open positions and help job …

Employment

Managed By Q, the office management system, acquires Hivy

Managed by Q, the platform that helps office managers handle day-to-day operations, has made its first acquisition, picking up Y Combinator graduates Hivy for an undisclosed amount.<p>Managed By Q lets office managers book cleanings, handy work, IT help, and order office supplies thanks to a …

Startups

Workplace, Facebook’s enterprise edition, snaps up Walmart as a customer

Workplace — Facebook’s bid to take on the Slack, Microsoft and the rest of the players in the market of business chat and collaboration — is getting a big push today by way of a significant customer win. The company has signed on Walmart, the retailing giant and the world’s biggest employer with …

Collaboration

The Impact of AI on Modern Marketing: 50 categories ranked, 70 experts sound-off

Find out what 70 marketing executives, practitioners and AI enthusiasts have to say about he future of AI as it relates to marketing.

Artificial Intelligence

5 Social Media Trends That Will Have Maximum Impact in 2018

With more and more brands trying to connect with audiences across an array of social channels, the attention span of people is on a …

Advertising Industry

Amazon reportedly working on Alexa-enabled 'smart glasses'

Amazon wants to make Alexa a more formidable competitor to Google Assistant and Siri by letting you put it on your face and take it anywhere, according to a <i>Financial Times</i> report (paywall). The company is said to be developing a pair of normal-looking eyeglasses that tether to your smartphone and …

Amazon

Microsoft and Facebook’s 4,000-mile transatlantic internet cable Marea is now complete

A new subsea cable connecting North America with mainland Europe has now been completed, promising to meet the growing demand for cloud services with a capacity of 160 terabits per second.<p>The 6,600km (4,000 mile) transatlantic cable, nicknamed Marea, lies more than 17,000 feet below the Atlantic …

Microsoft

Meet the brain behind Accenture Interactive's acquisition spree

The Accenture Interactive boss who bought Fjord and Karmarama believes consultants and ad agency groups are facing a seismic change as their two …

Themes from Dmexco: Data, Collaboration and Block Chain Technology

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell embraces the techie nature of Dmexco by wearing a hoodie -- and says the coming battleground will be in data, with Google, …

Visual search products like Google Lens could revolutionize online shopping

Google announced new badges in its image search in August, just a day after Pinterest updated its app to make the visual search feature front-and-center. This summer’s activity comes a few months after Pinterest announced Pinterest Lens, which allows a user to take a photo of an object with their …

eCommerce

Meet the startups that just pitched at EF’s 8th Demo Day in London

Entrepreneur First (EF), the company builder and “talent first” investor, has just held Demo Day for its eighth London cohort, seeing 14 newly formed startups pitch their wares onstage to investors, press and other actors in the European tech scene. What’s particularly interesting about EF is that …

Startups

72 hours in Shanghai in a parallel martech universe - Chief Marketing Technologist

The world’s three largest Internet companies are American: Google (Alphabet), Amazon, and Facebook. The fourth largest — actually the 9th most …

China

7 Deadly Sins of Innovation

One of the easiest ways to gauge the culture of innovative in an organization is to see how that organization deals with failure. If unchecked, …

In diesen drei Geschäften werden (nur) Produkte von Start-Ups angeboten

Im Januar 2012 haben wir hier im Blog erstmals über den Start-Up Store in New York berichtet. In diesem Geschäft wurden jeweils für mehrere Monate …

Alterian Debuts Chameleon Adaptive Customer Experience | CRM Daily

Alterian announces a solution for marketers struggling to adapt to customer's unpredictable behavior -- Chameleon™, the Adaptive Customer Experience™ …

Die Challenge am Urinal

“Mit pee.win steigere ich meinen Umsatz. Das anreizende Spielprinzip fördert den „Wer kann am Längsten“ Spieltrieb meiner Gäste zu Tage. Und das …

Neuromarketing: Kann die Hirnaktivität den Erfolg von Kinofilmen vorhersagen?

Einen guten Film zu produzieren, kostet die Studios in Hollywood und auf der ganzen Welt oftmals Millionen. Aber was, wenn dieser dann an der …

Apple kauft Workflow-App

<b>Apple hat sich eine neue App gekauft, die sich Workflow nennt. Die App hat viele Nutzer und gewann unter anderem 2015 den Apple Design Award.</b>Die …

Cebit 2017 in Hannover: Das sind die Neuheiten im Bereich Virtual Reality

Virtual-Reality-Brillen sind längst im Elektromarkt angekommen. Auf der Cebit wurden neue Controller und Sensoren vorgestellt, die die Technik …

Elgato Stream Deck: Die Power-Console für Livestreamer - Engadget Deutschland

Eine abenteuerliche Idee, die Elgato da mit ihrem Stream Deck auf den Markt bringt, aber ebenso faszinierend. Ein kleines USB-Ding mit 15 frei belegbaren LED-Tasten die Aktionen im Universum der Livestreamer launchen können.<p>Damit soll man Videoquellen umschalten können, Sounds oder GIFs abfeuern, …

Marktforscher: Augmented Reality wird 2021 zum 50-Milliarden-Dollar-Business

Im vergangenen Jahr hatten es Augmented-Reality-Geräte noch schwer. Weil die großen Tech-Unternehmen wie Google, Facebook, Sony oder HTC ihren Fokus …

Adtech: Facebook öffnet Audience Network für Header Bidding

Mit Header Bidding sollen Publisher nun in der Lage sein, ihre Werbeplätze bestmöglich zu nutzen, indem in einer Werbeauktion alle Bieter …

BotBeat: This week’s top bots news

<i>VentureBeat’s Bots Channel tracks the most important news and analysis from the exploding field of bots and messaging. Each week, we select the top stories and present them in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories by VentureBeat staff, guest articles from leading figures in</i> …

Chatbots

Enterprise data firm Alteryx set to raise $126 million from NYSE IPO

The wheels on America’s tech IPO train continue to turn. Enterprise data analytics firm Alteryx, the next tech firm in line to go public, has priced its shares at $14 ahead of its listing on the New York Stock Exchange Friday.<p>That pricing — which comes in at the top of the firm’s range — will see …

Venture Capital