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Walmart, intelligenza artificiale contro la rottura di stock
Walmart scommette sulla tecnologia nel concept sperimentale “Intelligent Retail Lab” aperto nella città di Levittown, nello stato di New York. Il punto vendita, che offre più di 30.000 articoli in vendita distribuiti su una superficie di 4.500 mq, sfrutta un sistema combinato di telecamere e sensori per monitorare gli scaffali e le isole, inseriti in un ecosistema server collegato ai dispositivi mobile degli addetti alle vendite. L’obiettivo è velocizzare il processo d’inventario dei prodotti, permettendo agli addetti di sapere con facilità e precisione dove e quando rifornirli, evitando così la rottura di stock. (Fonte: Retail Institute Italy)

Microsoft rolls out new cloud services for AI and blockchain
Microsoft Corp on Thursday announced new tools for software makers aimed at making technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain easier for businesses to use. Microsoft released the tools ahead of its software developer conference next week in Seattle. Once known mostly for its Windows personal computer operating system, the company now relies on revenue growth from its cloud-based computing and software services, most of which are sold to other businesses. (Fonte: Reuters)

A quiet London-based payments startup just raised among the biggest Series A rounds ever in Europe
You probably haven’t heard of Checkout, a digital payments processing company that was founded in 2012 in London. Apparently, however, investors have been keeping tabs on the low-flying company and like what they see. Today, Checkout announced that it has raised $230 million in Series A funding at a valuation just shy of $2 billion co-led by Insight Partners and DST Global, with participation from GIC, the Singaporean sovereign-wealth fund, Blossom Capital, Endeavor Catalyst and other, unnamed strategic investors. It’s the first institutional round for the company; it’s also one of the biggest Series A rounds ever for a European company. (Fonte: TechCrunch)

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