3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 260

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News 1: Many emojis by Microsoft

Microsoft punctually relaunches its emoji set on “world emoji day” (July 17). A sneak preview of new emojis was published. And will be rolled out in Fall 2021. It is available in the video learning / chatting platform Flipgrid, owned by Microsoft. Opinion for B2B: Microsoft presents the new emojis in a very good video. All emojis have a 3D touch and make a “modern” impression. Clippy is a paperclip as an emoji with a face and is a “comeback”.

Very good work, unexpected somewhat from Microsoft…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 259

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News 1: A privacy browser called Brave

Brave is a browser designed for privacy conscious users. It blocks ads and automatically makes browsing faster. Brave is also launching a search alternative to Google, based on data privacy. For what Brave names “ad chooser”, they can get rewards. Brave create a “currency” called “Basic Attention Token” for choosers, advertisers and website publishers. Opinion for B2B: The concept of privacy has been pushed by Brave to the end: blocks ads, show ads if chosen and distributes earning better for publishers. And now a search alternative —…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 258

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News 1: Zipline, the leader and the experienced one

Zipline has a record of 150.000 flights in the last 5 years, mainly delivering medicine to hospitals in Africa. It builds and operates the drone, and the logistics back-end as well. In the news with a $250m new financing, the second round in 2021. Key is the US market and Zipline seeks an official authorisation from the US flight regulator FAA. Opinion for B2B: A real momentum behind Zipline, with bet on the so-called “Instant Logistics”. Makes sense in regions where local transport is not effective or…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 257

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News 1: E24/7, a big walk-in vending machine

E24/7 is an automated 24/7 pick-up store located at a train station in Renningen, close to Stuttgart. Launched in February 2021 with an investment of around €500,000, E24/7 is a project of Edeka and Deutsche Bahn with technology from Smark. Consumers can order via an app or in-store on a touchscreen and collect their orders from a pick-up box. The store features around 500 products with a focus on convenience and drug store products — fresh fruits and vegetables are underrepresented. Opinion for B2B: Small bugs did…


3-in-1: 3 digital news in 1 minute. On Monday. Episode 256

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News 1: A container on wheels: self-driving e-trucks

In the news recently because of a fresh $110m funding: Einride. A real innovation: a comprehensive platform to run “pods” — containers on wheels. Fully electric, fully autonomous. The “Pod” can drive on 4 different “levels”: closed fenced area, nearby destination (two factories for example), on rural roads and on motorways at high speed. Opinion for B2B: A very impressive technology start-up based in Gothenburg. The vehicle, the Pod is electric and unmanned, but is controlled at distance. …


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.

Something went wrong.

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. …

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