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

Discover 3 original digital news, invest one minute and be a better professional!

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…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 246

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News 1: A carrot comes to Italy, a phenomenon

Yuka with the carrot logo has grown to a major app in app stores in France, Belgium, Spain. In fact, Yuka is used by 10 million French consumers to check product ingredients and reviews — a product scanning and scoring of more than 20 million products. The launch in Italy end of 2020 is getting momentum with the app in #2 place on download ranking. Opinion for B2B: Yuka is an independent company, which makes it very strong among sceptical consumers. The score shows in a green/yellow/red…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 245

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News 1: Palindrome Alizila news blog

Alibaba, the e-commerce and tech giant from China has a blog for the international audience, called Alizila. Today with a comprehensive relaunch — visually and in content. More clients’ testimonials, more video and audio. The blog has been running for 5 years and has a renowned American journalist at the head, Adam Najberg. Opinion for B2B: A very useful blog and newsletter to discover news on the Alibaba conglomerate and insights into China commerce. Obviously the blog depicts a “beautiful” world of Chinese commerce and Alibaba. …


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 244

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News 1: PayPal the most downloaded app in 2020, what?

PayPal is confirmed (by app analytics site appannie.com) as the most downloaded app in 2020, worldwide. A very good track record, at a moment where many alternatives like Klarna, Google Pay (and the new Plex system announced in the US), Apple Pay and many national finance manager (like successful French Lydia or Italian Satispay). This week PayPal CEO announces that PayPal will grow to a “super app” covering finance management and shopping. Opinion for B2B: A discreet, but very efficient proposition from PayPal when banks and credit…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 243

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News 1: Tencent in EU again — backing Clark and it means a lot

Clark is a digital insurance broker from Frankfurt. It offers an app to manage insurance in one place with a fast onboarding process (“no boring paperwork”) and personalised offers. Very similar to personal finance managers. Recently announced $69m round led by high profile investor Tencent and customer base of 250,000. Opinion for B2B: The growth of Clark is coming in a time where mobile and apps are the main tool for customers to manage everything, even insurances now. With the latest funding and backed by China tech…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 242

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News 1: Shorts, the TikTok copy soon in the US

YouTube Shorts is an app format copying TikTok, an add-on feature to YT it was launched in India while Chinese TikTok was banned from local authorities. YT announces 3.5 billion views a day in India, a success. And announces the launch (in Fast Company, YT chief Neal Mohan) in the US and “other countries”. Soon, a matter of weeks. Opinion for B2B: Very easy to understand, YouTube has completely missed the rise of a video feed format like TikTok. Like many opinion leaders in the digital sphere…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 241

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News 1: Vivino will recommend wine

Vivino is an app for wine discovery, buying and delivery. The Danish startup started with a software that recognizes bottle labels and linked to a library. Expanded into selecting and selling wine. Now reinforced with recent new funds of $155m in series D. The ambition is to recommend users wines, from past activities in the app. Opinion for B2B: Great and many ratings for the Vivino app that has grown to be the reference in the category. Today with 50 million users, mainly in Scandinavia, Germany, Uk…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 240

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News 1: Diem, former Libra but completely different calibration

Libra, the Facebook crypto system announced in 2019 has been re-calibrated. A new name, Diem, mainly stablecoin (coin bound to an official currency like the Dollar), a new wallet in beta called Novi, and a limited ambition — just build an alternative system based on the blockchain for P2P payment and any new ideas for fintech to invent. Opinion for B2B: Facebook struggled with the Libra currency system, announced as a competitor to centralised bank system. Diem has narrowed the ambition to just build a new payment…

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