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Banking with Alexa: The Rise of Conversational Banking

Alexa, the virtual assistant developed by Amazon, has been expanding beyond smart speakers, pushing the use of voice assistants into all industries, including banking. And as a result, banks have been among the early adopters of Alexa-driven services with many

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UiPath Raises $225 Million Series C Led by CapitalG and Sequoia

UiPath, an Enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, has closed its series C funding raising $225 million at a valuation of $3 billion. The round was co-led by existing investor CapitalG and new investor Sequoia Capital Accel, which led both UiPath Series A

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Turning Your Home Smarter With Multi-User Geolocation Aircon Control

Ambi Labs, the makers of a smart AI-enabled air-conditioner (AC) control, Ambi Climate, announces its newest feature: Multi-User Geolocation. Basically, the Multi-user Geolocation feature eliminates hassle and worries. Homeowners with Ambi Climate devices can now come home and automatically have

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NEXT Future Transportation Unveils Its Autonomous Parcel Delivery Solution

NEXT Future Transportation, the world’s only modular electric vehicle solutions provider, announced a groundbreaking automated logistics solution for Smart and Connected Cities: NEXT is proud to announce the introduction of its fully automated multiservice ‘online-to-offline’ (O2O) platform, including a modular

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DNV GL Launches Digital Consulting and Smart Cities Singapore Hub

DNV GL has launched a digital hub in Singapore as part of the transformation of the oil and gas, maritime and energy industries toward digitalization, including increased cyber security and smart infrastructure. The new Singapore hub is called Digital Consulting

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10 Ways To Accelerate IoT Adoption Across Asia

The benefits of IoT span three particular categories, namely the Industrial 4.0 Revolution, smart cities and consumer IoT. Excluding Japan, the IoT market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow from US$250 bil to US$583 bil by 2019. Meanwhile global

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Government Certified Fingerprint Readers in India

NEXT Biometrics a fingerprint sensor technology, specialist  announced hat it has received initial orders for its “Scallop” fingerprint readers for use in India’s Aadhaar government ID program. At the same time, NEXT announced its intention to create a subsidiary in India

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Pre-Orders Start; The World’s First Virtual Home Robot

LINE’s consolidated subsidiary Gatebox Inc. has begun to take orders for the latest model of Gatebox, the world’s first “virtual home robot” that allows owners to live together and interact with a virtual character. The Gatebox uses the latest in

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Phuket and Khon Kaen Named as Top Smart City Projects in Asia/Pacific for 2018

IDC Thailand named Khon Kaen and Phuket cities as the most outstanding smart city projects in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) for the 2018 IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA). The winning projects, Kohn Kaen Smart Health and Phuket

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Alexa, Google Home: Smart Speaker Installed Base to Hit 100 Million by End of 2018

Canalys expects the smart speaker installed base will approach the 100-million barrier by the end of this year, making it almost 2.5 times bigger than at the end of 2017. The installed base will keep growing, more than doubling in

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