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Added 31 May, 2018

Each day, Vegas hotels and restaurants dish up 60,000 pounds of food. It takes nearly 50,000 real-live humans to prepare and serve all those crab legs, potatoes, and chocolate cakes, and now they’ve made it clear: they don’t want to lose their job to robots. Members of the city’s Culinary Workers Union voted to go on strike if their contracts...

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Added 30 May, 2018

Built with the help of Microsoft AI and the company’s own Publicis.Sapient, the new platform aims to connect all 80,000 Publicis employees, across 200 disciplines in 130 countries, to provide more seamless communication, collaboration, and anticipation of client needs. It’s currently being beta-tested by 100 employees, moving to 1,000 in the...

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Added 27 May, 2018

Argentina bank Banco Masventas (BMV) has partnered with the local blockchain financial services startup Bitex to become the world’s first banking institution to actively leverage Bitcoin as an international payments standard. The move is a conspicuous move away from extant options such as the SWIFT clearing network, which has seen multiple...

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Added 23 May, 2018

For many companies, gauging employee morale is a nebulous process that feels almost artistic, relying on the intuition of people involved in building workplace culture. In fast-growing startups, agencies and remote working teams often great actions doesn’t get enough and lousy experience too late attention. Moodbot claims to fix this – on a...

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Added 17 May, 2018

The building industry, farmers, oil exploration... the list of companies making use of industrial camera drones is growing by the month. Now the Industrial arm of Danish camera manufacturer Phase One has launched an aerial camera that uses the world’s first backlit medium format sensor. It's called the iXM 100MP, and it's almost certainly the...

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Added 8 May, 2018

The restaurant-as-coworking-space concept isn’t exactly new. Nor is the idea of double-duty public spaces. But man, are there a lot of options these days, even compared to a couple years ago. The match makes sense. According to one study, an estimated 5.1 million people worldwide will be using a coworking space by 2022. But not all of them can...

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Added 29 April, 2018

Talking to a human financial adviser at your local bank may be a thing of the past. A bank in China has launched the world's first personless branch run entirely by technology. Customers are greeted by humanoids who answers inquiries via voice recognition. These banking humanoids are able to do most things a human assistant could, including...

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Added 19 April, 2018

Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to launch a subscription service that gives customers access to a variety of cars for a single monthly fee. Multiple subscription tiers are available, with a broad array of Mercedes-Benz offerings including SUV, sedan, coupe, cabriolet, roadster, and wagon models, as well as high-performance AMG models....

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Added 12 April, 2018

Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is doubling down on it’s commitment to employee health and wellness with a $45 million-dollar investment into its wellness program. Specifically, the wellness bonuses will help new families and emphasize PwC’s commitment to work-life balance. For new parents, PwC is now allowing staff members to...

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Added 6 April, 2018

Tech has taken the world of payments by storm, especially in China, where citizens are increasingly relying on digital payments instead of cold hard cash. This is transforming the country and helping it leapfrog ahead of the competition to become the world’s first cashless economy. According to latest figures from the Ministry of Industry and...