3 innovation and digital news in 1 minute. Every Monday. Episode 266

News 1. Dingdong Macai fresh products and numbers

Dingdong Macai is a fresh product e-commerce platform that recently entered the New York Stock Exchange and presented their first figures: +77% growth, 8.4 million users and a net loss slightly growing. Fresh delivery companies popped up all around the world with very large financing (see the latest round by Dutch Picnic). The approach is based on AI, predicting demand. Opinion: Dingdong Macai has a singular approach: they predict orders with data models and AI predictions based on historical sales and third-party data. …


3 innovation and digital news in 1 minute. Every Monday. Episode 265

News 1. Coffee with no coffee beans

Coffee based on chemistry is on the rise with two start-ups: Coumpound foods and Atomo. Both work on a formula to develop and brew coffee with substitutes and molecular processes. The aim is to reach the taste of coffee, not our grannie’s classical substitute. Opinion: Compound foods has raised $9m and Atomo $11m to pursue research and launch products. Atomo coffee from Seattle (where Starbucks comes from!) has launched an ice-coffee in a can and praises to reach the coffee taste. Why this trend: planet warming, environmental issues.


3 innovation and digital news in 1 minute. Every Monday. Episode 264

News 1. Meet Yanu, the robot bartender

Yanu is a compact bar booth with a robot arm that mixes all kinds of drinks and cocktails. But not only that, Yanu even resembles the social abilities of a good bartender. Yanu will crack a joke or have a fun chat with you while preparing your drink. Just like a good bartender would. Currently at display at the Dubai Expo in the Estonian pavilion. Opinion: Robotic bartenders like Yanu could be the future of bars and nightclubs. But they can also bring bars into new places like…


3 innovation and digital news in 1 minute. Every Monday. Episode 263

News 1. Nothing is sold out

Nothing technology launched the long-awaited first gadget, “ear”, and it’s sold out. With the latest functions of noise cancelling — one can regulate the level of noice cancelling. Remember? Nothing was launched by OnePlus’s founder Carl Pei with the ambition of “doing everything, every step of product development differently”. “ear” is the first result and sold out quickly. Opinion: 99€ is a very good price for the quality, compared to the AirPods. Sold out? …


3 innovation and digital news in 1 minute. Every Monday. Episode 262

News 1. Yanolja — the new super star

Yanolja is the rising star, an unicorn from South-Korea in the travel industry, B2C and B2B. They offer travel, accommodation search and booking in a super app with all imaginable functions around travelling. And a complete suite for hospitality (with a focus on process automation). It also has grown to own physical spaces like hotel rooms (10.000) but also what they call “SPACE”, an area to relax in malls for example. Opinion: Yanolja brutally landed on our radar with an unusually big financing of $1.7bn from nowadays prudent…


3 innovation and digital news in 1 minute. Every Monday. Episode 261

News 1. Trendyol is Turkey’s champion — with AliBaba

Trendyol is about to raised $1.5 billion, a very large funding for the local Turkish e-commerce champion. It offers a typical “mail ordering” assortment of fashion, electronics and cosmetics. AliBaba acquired Trendyol in 2018 and has invested over 1bn so far. The next financing round will solidify the e-commerce leadership in Turkey. Opinion: Trendyol covers more than Turkey and more “verticals”. Available in Germany with a site, and a Trendyol fashion collection on Zalando. A site for second-hand Dolap and a delivery service Trendyol Express.

Definitely a local…


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…

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