Lewers Launches ‘Research by Bot’ Agency in Australia

Lewers Launches ‘Research by Bot’ Agency in Australia April 9 2020 A number of the team behind Australia’s Lewers Research have launched a voice and chat bot agency called ‘Research by Bot’, promising clients ready-to-launch or custom qualitative research at scale. Melbourne-based Lewers offers a range of solutions including emotional text analytics, passive ad measurement, […]

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‘Fitbits for cows’ to help detect disease in livestock

Wearable sensors are being developed to help monitor the health of dairy cows with the aim of identifying the disease brucellosis at an earlier stage. The ‘fitbit’ product is non-invasively placed on livestock monitoring daily activities 24/7, according to developer IceRobotics, a British agri-tech company. Advanced processing of this information will help vets to monitor […]

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The biggest PS5 design clues we’ve spotted in the DualSense controller

Sony has officially announced the DualSense controller, the next-gen gamepad we’ll be using with the PlayStation 5, when the console releases in late 2020. And while the PS5 controller’s unique look has split fan opinion, the announcement gave us a handful of details about interesting features the gamepad offers, including haptic feedback, a built-in microphone […]

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Miaozhen Splits into MI and BI Units

Miaozhen Splits into MI and BI Units April 9 2020 In China, third party marketing data and tech provider Miaozhen Systems has split into two units: Omni-marketing Intelligence (OMI) and Business Intelligence & Analytics (BIA). Miaozhen combines consumer behaviour analysis with multidimensional data, to help clients optimize their retail stock strategies, advertising, production costs, supply […]

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France’s competition watchdog orders Google to pay for news reuse

France’s competition authority has ordered Google to negotiate with publishers to pay for reuse of snippets of their content — such as can be displayed in its News aggregation service or surfaced via Google Search. The country was the first of the European Union Member States to transpose the neighbouring right for news into national […]

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Let’s give tech philanthropists the benefit of the doubt on COVID-19

Tuesday afternoon saw two big announcements from the tech world in the fight against COVID-19. First, Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, announced he would give $1 billion to COVID-19-related causes. A few hours later, a group of tech billionaires, including LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Stripe’s Collison brothers, Y Combinator’s Paul Graham, and venture […]

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