ABI Research: for visionaries
Planet Smart City – a community-first approach to PropTech?

TechHQ | April 23, 2021, 8:50 a.m.

‘There's an idea that smart cities are futuristic communities with self-driving cars and automation – but for now we need to focus on combining latest technology to develop truly affordable homes.'The post Planet Smart City – a community-first approach to PropTech? appeared first on TechHQ.

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Automation in the 5G core

Light Reading | April 23, 2021, 6 a.m.

SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's 'Cloud-Native 5G Core Operator Survey' explores the adoption and implementation of 5G core infrastructure and services automation.

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Daily Crunch: First impressions of Apple’s AirTags

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 7:10 p.m.

We test out Apple’s lost item finder, Google Fi gets a new unlimited plan and Facebook tests new video ad targeting features. This is your Daily Crunch for April 22, 2021. The big story: First impressions of Apple’s AirTags AirTags are Apple’s new Tile competitor designed to help owners locate lost objects. They use Bluetooth […]

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5 emerging use cases for productivity infrastructure in 2021

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 3:15 p.m.

As market demand continues to accelerate, companies are taking advantage of the benefits productivity infrastructure bring to their organization both internally and externally.

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At Basis Set Ventures merging venture capital and software development yields a $165 million new fund

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 2:41 p.m.

When Xuezhao Lan first formed Basis Set Ventures, the goal was to leverage technology to give venture capital investing super powers. From the earliest days, when Lan hired former TechCrunch reporter John Mannes, and then built out the team with the data scientist, Rachel Wong, former Upfront Ventures partner, Chang Xu, and former vice president […]

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Is poor data quality undermining your marketing AI?

VentureBeat | April 22, 2021, 12:20 p.m.

Inconsistent data quality and lack of data governance leave marketing teams struggling with data accuracy, consistency, and validity.

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Soft Robotics adds JMP Solutions to integrator program

The Robot Report | April 22, 2021, 11:52 a.m.

Soft Robotics has added JMP Solutions to its Preferred System Integrator program. This partnership will help expand robotic adoption in the food sector enabled by Soft Robotics food-grade soft gripping, 3D vision, and AI technologies. Soft Robotics Preferred System Integrator Program is an initiative to help integrators win more business with its industry-leading technologies, including…The post Soft Robotics adds JMP Solutions to integrator program appeared first on The Robot Report.

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Attack of the robotic SPACs

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 11:22 a.m.

That thing I said the other week about robotics SPACs being relatively few and far between is becoming less and less true. It’s like someone walked down to the local robotics club, explained the admittedly somewhat convoluted methods around robotics mergers and the rest of the industry decided that they, too, wanted to get in […]

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HubSpot adds Operations Hub to drive revenue ops shift

VentureBeat | April 22, 2021, 9:40 a.m.

HubSpot adds Operations Hub as part of a drive to help cross-functional teams optimize revenue operations.

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SPACs Fueling Over US$38 Billion in IPO’s for Commercial Transportation

ABI Research | April 22, 2021, 9:30 a.m.

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have been growing exponentially, annually over the last two years.  According to ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, more than US$38 billion in pro forma equity valuations were attributed to the commercial vehicle space. All those IPO’s focused on strategic technologies for last mile, automation, and/or electrification/alternative fuels.  “Multiple manufacturers from Nikola to Proterra, Lordstown, Lion Electric, Hyzon Motors, Einride, and Plus require significant capital to enable full production, with investors ramping up SPAC’s and joining in bidding wars in some cases,” states Susan Beardslee, Freight Transportation, and Logistics Principal Analyst at ABI Research.Companies like Electric Last Mile Solutions and Arrival have solutions that support the rapidly growing e-commerce delivery segment, with ABI Research expecting associated telematics hardware shipments to grow by 29% over the next five years.   Related SPACs in the supply chain industry are expected to reach a minimum of US$15.2 billion this year.“Despite the excitement, investors need to approach with caution as celebrities enter the SPAC frenzy and some previously lauded SPACs have been investigated and/or have seen their values dip post IPO.  Continued focus on transportation, logistics, and the supply chain will bring new, exciting IPO’s although not all will take the SPAC path,” Beardslee says.These findings are from ABI Research’s The Post-COVID-19 Supply Chain market update report. This report is part of the company’s Freight Transportation & Logistics research service, which includes research, data, and ABI Insights. Depicted in a PowerPoint format, the Market Update provides a snapshot into current and future market opportunities and threats for a specific technology as well as focusing on a selected key market and associated trends. 

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Rapid7 bolsters open source security with Velociraptor acquisition

VentureBeat | April 22, 2021, 7:40 a.m.

Rapid7 announced that it has acquired Velociraptor, an open source platform focused on endpoint monitoring.

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9 investors, execs and founders discuss Zagreb’s startup potential

TechCrunch | April 22, 2021, 2:55 a.m.

"With the COVID-19 pandemic, it's easier to land remote jobs and stay in Zagreb, which will positively impact the Croatian startup ecosystem."

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Is mobile leading on climate change?

ABI Research | April 22, 2021, 1 a.m.

Dimitris Mavrakis, senior research director at ABI Research, told Mobile World Live (MWL) the telecoms industry is “quite advanced” in tackling climate change compared to other sectors: “Sustainability is a key topic of discussion, when in other industries it’s just an afterthought, it’s not a core planning point”.

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Automation software maker UiPath shares rise over 23% in NYSE debut

VentureBeat | April 21, 2021, 9:40 p.m.

Robotic process automation startup UiPath jumped 23% in its stock market debut, raising $1.3 billion in one of the largest software IPOs.

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Dish and Amazon strike deal for cloud-based 5G network

Total Telecom | April 21, 2021, 9 p.m.

Dish Network has announced a new deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to collaborate on the construction of a 5G network. AWS will reportedly provide the infrastructure for the cloud-based network, set to be built using Open RAN standards. If successful, the deployment could be a major step forward Open RAN technology, as well as accelerating the shift to the public cloud for the telecoms industry.Dish said the network will launch later this year…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Open RAN gets boost as Koch takes $500m stake in Mavenir

Total Telecom | April 21, 2021, 9 p.m.

In a major vote of confidence for the future of Open RAN, US-based tech specialist Mavenir yesterday announced that KSP would be investing in a $500 million stake in the company. KSP, a subsidiary of Koch Investments Group, will be taking a minority stake in the company, with private equity firm Siris Capital Group maintaining majority ownership. The exact size of KSP’s minority stake remains unspecified, making it unclear exactly what valuation the investors give to the vendor…read more on TotalTele.com »

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As UiPath closes above its final private valuation, CFO Ashim Gupta discusses his company’s path to market

TechCrunch | April 21, 2021, 8:11 p.m.

TechCrunch spoke with UiPath CFO Ashim Gupta today to learn more about his company's foray into the public markets.

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Advantech Connect Online Partner Conference to Promote Edge-to-Cloud Partnerships and AIoT Solutions for Smart City Services

Business Wire | April 21, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advantech (stock code: 2395), a leading provider of advanced IoT intelligence systems, is excited to launch its Advantech Connect Online Partner Conference, an online partner conference for global partners, focusing on the theme “Edge-to-Cloud Partnerships Enable Smart City Services with AIoT.” The conference sessions will be livestreamed in North America on April 28-30 (UTC-4) and center around six main topics: Intelligent Hospitals, Telehealth & Mobile Sol

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ProGlove promotes worker well-being with human digital twin technology

VentureBeat | April 21, 2021, 6:10 p.m.

ProGlove is protecting factory workers by pairing its ergonomic barcode scanner with tools that can build a human digital twin.

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Walmart Is Pulling Plug on More Robots

Wall Street Journal | April 21, 2021, 6:02 p.m.

The retailer has been phasing out automated pickup towers for online orders as curbside services have become popular.

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Automation Software Maker UiPath Rises in Market Debut

Wall Street Journal | April 21, 2021, 4:18 p.m.

The company’s initial public offering raised about $1.3 billion, with trading in its shares valuing the business at more than $35 billion.

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