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4/24/2019

GoMeta, a startup that developed a web app development platform, raised $6 million in its most recent funding round. Its new Koji platform is now available for beta testing.

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4/23/2019

Sony's 2019 TV lineup includes a 98-inch Z9G 8K LED/LCD model that is priced at $70,000. The Z9G, which includes Sony's X1 Ultimate processor to assist in upscaling, will be available in June.

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4/23/2019

Zillow has launched an artificially intelligent app called 3D Home, which enables iOS users in the US and Canada to take virtual tours of homes. "[W]ith 3D Home, adding an immersive experience to a home listing is fast, easy, and free, which benefits buyers and sellers at all price points," says Zillow's Josh Weisberg.

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Zillow
4/23/2019

To target gamers and content creators, Intel will launch its 9th Gen Intel Core Mobile processors and expand the processors for the desktop. Newzoo estimates there are 580 million PC gamers and more than 130 million PC-based content creators.

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4/23/2019

With retail sales of licensed consumer technology devices growing to $11.7 billion worldwide in 2017, branding and licensing have become more important in retail sales, writes Steven Ekstract. He writes that licensing is a marketing vehicle that uses consumers' emotional connections to brands.

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TWICE
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Steven Ekstract
4/23/2019

Brazilians rank high in the world in social media usage, spending more than nine hours a day online. While they love to chat online they are not yet spending much online, though e-commerce and digital advertising are growing fast.

4/23/2019

China's Alibaba Group is working on apps for connected car drivers that would let them find restaurants and make reservations, the company said. The technology would also let users order food, and Alibaba expects to add additional features that can be performed using voice, touch or motion commands.

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TechCrunch
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Alibaba
4/23/2019

Chipotle Mexican Grill and other chains are creating modern versions of the drive-thru lane to cater to a fast-growing group of customers who order ahead via mobile phones. Cava will start testing a drive-thru for digital orders this month, and Dunkin' and Starbucks are also experimenting with the concept.

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Business Insider
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Chipotle, Starbucks, Cava, Dunkin
4/23/2019

Fast-casual Dalup Modern Indian will open in New York City next month with a tech-forward strategy that includes a robot that makes fermented crepes called dosas to order. In keeping with its commitment to technology, the restaurant will donate part of its proceeds to the nonprofit Girls Who Code.

4/23/2019

Robots in restaurants could be a way to solve staffing issues and produce more uniform food. The trade-off could be a loss of the human touch in the dining experience, said April Harrington of urban-farm nonprofit Growing Home.

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