By Space and Lemon Innovations, Laurent Burdin, Founder

We are entering a new era of innovation. An era of micro innovation where calibration of innovations is small, rather than macro, over-dimensioned, over-ambitious and stopped just before roll-out. With micro innovation the challenge, the scope is small enough to be actionable, excitable because less is at stake. Micro innovation instead of macro innovation, in the digital sphere and anywhere else.

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Let’s be honest, something went wrong “in the land of innovations”. Everyone in the business witnessed it: a lot of innovation initiatives have failed, and many stakeholders come…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 255

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News 1: Virtual congress with avatars — Teemew

Teemew stands for “we meet” the other way around and is a virtual congress tool. Like in a game, build an avatar and enter a constructed area, a trade fair for example. An area with coffee stand, meeting room, sales booth, auditorium. Replicates a profession trade fair, with up to 1.500 participants. Teemew was recently launched by Paris-based Manzalab, originally specialised on corporate education. Opinion for B2B: Teemew is a mind-blowing experience — a perfect virtual twin of a “congress”. …


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 254

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News 1: Freetrade, British for Robinhood

Freetrade, the British answer to Robinhood. Also mobile-based and commission-free investing in stocks and ETFs but with a freemium model. Freetrade Plus for advanced features and £9.99 per month. Freetrade has officially announced that it will expand to Germany, among other European countries. Left Lane Capital recently invested $35m in a Series B. Opinion for B2B: The way Freetrade works is not new. It’s another mobile broker on the market that uses Robinhood’s innovation of fractional share trading. However, the strong expansion strategy is intriguing.

Stay tuned!

News 2: Webull is the Chinese version


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 253

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News 1: Zeekit perfect virtual try-on lands in Walmart’s arms

Zeekit software maps a person’s image into thousands of segments, clothes as well — the whole is re-mapped for a perfect virtual try-on. Customers upload a photo of themselves and try different clothes. Walmart just grabbed this technology, Zeekit is Tel-Aviv based and was financed with a moderate $9m. Opinion for B2B: Virtual try-on has been researched for years. In trying clothes before buying (virtually), it prevents returns (so high in fashion e-commerce) — Zeekit claims a 10% reduction. It also increases the probability of buying (Zeekit…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 252

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News 1: Telehealth for pets — FirstVet

This is a simple, straightforward innovation, tele-consultation, not with a physician, but with a vet. Key is a 24h a day consultation. Based in Stockholm, FirstVet covers the Nordics, Germany and the UK. Gathered over $55m for further international expansion, US above all. Opinion for B2B: Clients (pets) pay per consultation, €25 on regular hours, €33 outside regular hours. In the US with a subscription model starting at $7.5 — a very aggressive pricing. …


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 251

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News 1: Idle and Champion?

“Idle champions of the forgotten realms” is a dungeons & dragons strategy game. It was launched in 2017 by Canadian Codename Entertainment and is the current “free game” on Epics Games. It’s one of the top games in VR. It can also be played in traditional play “stations”. Opinion for B2B: A vocabulary of its own, very “innovative”. Quote “Idle Champions challenges players to assemble a party of champions and master the art of formation strategy. Players unlock new heroes, upgrade them to reveal special abilities, and…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 250

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News 1: ShortlyAI, frontend for a big innovation

ShortlyAI is a tool where The AI can write a post, an article, an essay. One starts with title and first copy, then add some lines to brief the AI and it continues writing from itself. ShortlyAI is based on OpenAI GPT-3 intelligence module. Behind ShortlyAI is one individual, Qasim Munye. Opinion for B2B: Seldom seen something so impressive — the machine does write an article for you. And it is not nonsense. …


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 249

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News 1: Aloha for perfectly synchronised performance

Aloha is an audio OS that works on the audio latency between playing instruments and singers. Very important for artistic live performances and remote rehearsals. Being tested this weekend for a Rossini opera in San Francisco. Aloha is a Swedish tech called Elk Audio. (Yes, from Sweden). Opinion for B2B: I discovered it on Fast Company- no one really notices the audio latency in Teams or Meet, but for musicians and singing performances it’s essential. …


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 248

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News 1: Google Lens rolls out in silence

Google Lens is the visual search function (on Google search) and app from Google — that often has stunning, useful results. It is silently but surely rolling out: more translation, coming to Google Photo (on Android) and to the web. And very good in photo translation (see Space and Lemon claim in pic). Opinion for B2B: This is an incredibly good and underestimated tool — Google Lens. A catalyst of technology and AI. Just demonstrate how far the “image recognition tech” is, and how strong the classification…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 247

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News 1: Epic Games MetaHuman Creator — setting the bar high on lifelike virtual Avatars

MetaHuman Creator from Epic Games lets users build digital human avatars in a browser, powered by the Unreal Engine. Users can design custom avatars from a collection of preset faces, hairstyles, body types etc. and also manipulate the models in real-time in the browser. The platform will be released as part of an early access program in the next few months. A demo video of the MetaHuman creator can be found on YouTube. Opinion for B2B: Virtual avatars are a trending topic. LG used virtual presenter “Reah…

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