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Data dashboard startup Count raises $2.4M from LocalGlobe, with Global Founders Capital

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Early-stage companies often have trouble dealing with the amount of data that can run through the organization, especially as it grows. Large sums are spent on data software, dislocated data, dealing with data pipelines. All of which involve data warehousing, cleaning tools and a visualization platform. Count is a startup that is an attempt to create an all-in-one data platform to deal with this problem, providing early-stage teams with tools to build data pipelines more cheaply.

Chinese startup Rokid pitches COVID-19 detection glasses in U.S.

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Thermal imaging wearables used in China to detect COVID-19 symptoms could soon be deployed in the U.S. Hangzhou based AI startup Rokid is in talks with several companies to sell its T1 glasses in America, according to Rokid’s U.S. Director Liang Guan. Rokid is among a wave of Chinese companies creating technology to address the coronavirus pandemic, which has dealt a blow to the country’s economy. 

A closer look at Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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How is Azure bridging the data warehouse and data lake experience, and where should they go with it?

The Future of Fintech: AI & Blockchain

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Sweeping global regulations, the growing penetration of digital devices, and a slew of investor interest are catapulting the fintech industry to new highs. Of the many emerging technologies poised to transform financial services, two of the most promising and mature are artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. 74% of banking executives believe AI will transform their industry completely, and 46% of global financial services employees expect blockchain to improve transparency and data management.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Wells Fargo forced to close loan applications due to asset capFunding Options saw over $1.2 billion worth of loan applications in MarchChime is piloting instant stimulus check disbursals

4 Key Competitive Advantages of Big Data in Business

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90% of all data in the world has been generated in the last two years. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that a lot of companies are struggling with structuring and making sense of the data that they have, which causes various organizational issues, as well as limits the potential growth. That’s why big data companies that can help use that data are in such high demand.

The Future of Fintech: AI & Blockchain

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Sweeping global regulations, the growing penetration of digital devices, and a slew of investor interest are catapulting the fintech industry to new highs. Of the many emerging technologies poised to transform financial services, two of the most promising and mature are artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. 74% of banking executives believe AI will transform their industry completely, and 46% of global financial services employees expect blockchain to improve transparency and data management.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Funding Options saw over $1.2 billion worth of loan applications in MarchChime is piloting instant stimulus check disbursalsKabbage discontinues lending operations amid the coronavirus pandemic

Starboard launches proxy fight at Commvault, nominates six to board

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Starboard Value has nominated six directors to the board at Commvault, setting the stage for a second battle in two years between the U.S. data protection and data management software company and an activist hedge fund.

Free tool helps manufacturers map where COVID-19 impacts supply chain

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Assent Compliance, a company that helps large manufacturers like GE and Rolls Royce manage complex supply chains through an online data exchange, announced a new tool this week that lets any company, whether they’re a customer or not, upload bills of materials and see on a map where COVID-19 is having an impact on their supply chain. Company co-founder Matt Whitteker, says the Ottawa startup focuses on supply chain data management, which means it has the data and the tooling to develop a data-driven supply chain map based on WHO data identifying COVID hotspots.

ClimateView raises $2.5 million for its toolkit to visualize climate mitigation plans

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ClimateView, a Swedish software development company working on monitoring and visualization tools for greenhouse gas emissions, said it has raised $2.5 million in its latest round of financing. While the world is gripped by the material and economic toll of the COVID-19 epidemic, the problems society faces from longterm global climate change have not gone away. It’s against this backdrop that investors including the Norrsken Foundation, an impact investment firm established by Klarna co-founder Niklas Adalberth; and Nordic Makers, an angel syndicate composed of founders from Zendesk, Sitecore, and Unity Technologies, decided to invest in ClimateView.

iFood merges with Delivery Hero’s Domicilios.com to challenge Rappi in Colombia

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Latin America’s leading legacy food delivery company iFood and Delivery Hero-owned Domicilios.com are merging in a bid to take on the food startup Rappi on its home turf. The price of the transaction was undisclosed, but will result in iFood holding a 51% equity stake in the partnership, while Delivery Hero will hold the remaining 49%. Domicilios, the Colombian online food ordering startup, raised $47.7 million before it exited to Berlin-headquartered Delivery Hero for an undisclosed price in 2014.
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