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HT @ShiraOvide Earbuds could be offered as hearing aids and include an in-ear thermometer and posture warnings. By @RolfeWinkler

ICYMI “Interactive Podcast” sounds to me a bit like “Social Audio” -> Spotify…


In recent years, the social commerce space has gained momentum with shoppable, virtual try-on technology. #AR

Brands are entering the metaverse through virtual stores, AR, gaming and digital fashion shows. While many have relied on external partnerships, an internal expert or team might be on the horizon. #metaverse


MT @fgilbane Google AI Blog:Announcing WIT: A Wikipedia-Based Image-Text Dataset via @googleai #AI

ICYMI Apple wants to see if iPhones can help detect depression or tell whether a senior moment is something worse — a capability that would significantly expand its health portfolio via @WSJ #innovation

Amazon’s Astro…


Google Cloud launches multi-year partnership with NBA Top Shot creator Dapper Labs to help scale its Flow blockchain. Dapper handles between 500K and 1m transactions a week.


Apple issued emergency updates to fix a flaw that allows highly invasive spyware to infect anyone’s iPhone, Apple Watch or Mac…

The company has partnered with Ray-Ban to make a pair of video-capturing Wayfarers. They’re everything you hoped for and feared in smart glasses.


Employee Joy!

RT @rishad The most important component of long-term sustainable advantage for any firm is its ability to attract, retain, inspire…


Researchers see if they can remove sensitive data without retraining AI from scratch. #AI

Some wisdom about going back to the office, speed, time, and success from @rishad

More insight from @rishad.

Vans World is the latest way Roblox has become a marketing platform to help…


Interesting take from @lazerow on how @SuperRare transferred ownership and governance to its community.

A deep dive on Netflix and Video Games from ⁦@ballmatthew: Why does Netflix want to enter gaming (beyond the money)? Why now? Can it succeed? …


Amazon Plans to Open Large Retail Locations Akin to Department

An Amazon department store? Long a retail disrupter, the online shopping pioneer plans to open several large physical locations to sell clothing, household items and other goods.


New device can diagnose Covid-19 from saliva

MT @MIT Engineers have designed a small device that can detect Covid-19 from a saliva sample in an hour. …

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