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Retail media targeting on the AI maturity curve

Hugh Cameron Contributor Share on Twitter Hugh Cameron is head of data for Zitcha and has worked in the martech space for 15 years. As the retail sector grows increasingly reliant and focused on data and artificial intelligence (AI), it’s … Continue reading

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Beijing calls on cloud providers to support AI firms

As large language models from Western tech firms show the potential to disrupt everything from marketing, teaching, to coding, China is rushing to cultivate its home-grown AI pioneers by stepping up state support. Beijing is now seeking public opinion on … Continue reading

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Thrasio cuts stake, loses control in Indian house of brands in likely market retreat

Founders of Lifelong Online have bought back a majority ownership and control in the Indian house of brands from Thrasio in what appears to be a retreat for the “Amazon aggregator” from the key overseas market. Existing investors of Lifelong, … Continue reading

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Micron to invest $3.6B in Japan for next-gen memory chips

Micron Technology said it will invest up to 500 billion yen ($3.6 billion) in Japan for the next few years with support from the Japanese government to up its game in next-generation memory chips.  The move indicates that the Japanese government … Continue reading

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Swiggy’s food delivery business reaches profitability

India’s Swiggy said on Thursday that its marquee food delivery business has become profitable, eclipsing its publicly-listed rival Zomato on another key metric a day before the firm is set to report its quarterly earnings. The Bengaluru-headquartered startup — which … Continue reading

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Apple launches its online store in Vietnam

Apple launched its online Apple Store in Vietnam on Thursday, expanding its business in what is quickly becoming a key overseas market for the iPhone-maker. People in the country can now shop Apple products directly from the site and have … Continue reading

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Climate risk startup Mitiga gets $14.4M to help businesses face an uncertain future

One pretty obvious aspect of the climate emergency which may have flown under your radar is that human-driven global heating is disrupting traditional approaches to risk modelling around natural disasters since probabilistic models based on stuff that happened in the … Continue reading

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Pale Blue Dot backs Amini, an African climate tech startup solving environmental data scarcity

Amini, a Nairobi-based climate tech startup focused on solving Africa’s environmental data gap through artificial intelligence and satellite technology, has raised $2 million in a pre-seed funding round. Pale Blue Dot, the European climate-focused venture capital firm that announced a … Continue reading

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AWS to invest $12.7 billion in India

Amazon plans to invest $12.7 billion into its cloud infrastructure in India by 2030, the e-commerce group said Thursday, as it scales up its AWS business in the key overseas market. The company, which has earlier invested $3.7 billion for … Continue reading

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Elon Musk used to say he put $100M in OpenAI, but now it’s $50M: Here are the receipts

It’s no secret that Elon Musk has been deeply frustrated with OpenAI since stepping down from its board in February 2018, culminating in an open letter calling for the organization to pause work on more powerful systems. “It does seem … Continue reading

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