Articles by author: Bret Brown

Listen: Study Finds AR More Useful in Operations Than Sales For Retailers

New research shows that the future of online retail is about augmented reality. According to ABI Research, AR is a useful tool for online shoppers who are unable to interact with the products they want to purchase. Retailers like Target are already adopting augmented reality into their online shopping experience. Target Beauty Studio is […]

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Hospitality
Hilton Hotels Aims to Cut Carbon Footprint in Half by 2030

After a survey of over 70,000 people, Hilton Hotels is looking to increase their efforts towards sustainable travel and tourism. The survey found that 62 percent of participants would not remain loyal to a brand that was found to have unethical business practices. Because of this, Hilton has decided to support the UN Sustainable Development […]

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Listen: ANQ Digital Signage adds Omron Facial Recognition Module

Facial recognition technology could be the most innovative way to market to potential customers. Omron Electronic Components Europe in collaboration with ANQ has developed facial recognition technology that can recognize different people change the type of advertising that is displayed on digital signage based in their preferences. Lee Gibson, managing director at ANQ, “As […]

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Hospitality
Listen: Chicago Restaurant Tests Automated Robotic Server

Penny, a robotic server created by Bear Robotics, is looking to change the future of the restaurant industry. After being programmed to understand the layout of the restaurant, Penny is able to help the serving staff to carry plates back to the kitchen for cleaning and even bring out orders to your table. Juan […]

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Industrial IoT
Listen: Microsoft Acquisition Aims to Advance AI

Multinational technology company Microsoft has acquired Semantic Machines in hopes of advancing conversational artificial intelligence. Semantic Machines has developed a new approach to building conversational AI. By using machine learning, users can discover, access and interact with information and services in a much more natural way, and with significantly less effort. All eyes will […]

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Listen: Marriott to Expand Retail Presence

Marriott International and the retail real estate company Simon are partnering to open 5 new hotels near shopping and restaurant locations. Patrick Peterman, VP of development and asset intensification at Simon said, “There is a great synergy when you combine Marriott’s innovative hotels and Simon’s exciting shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use properties… The uses […]

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Listen: New York Apartments Debuting VR Tours

The Hudson Yards mega project is now giving tours of model apartments using the power of virtual reality. The excitement for the 917 foot tall Hudson Yards project has lead to the creation of virtual apartment tour of their upcoming accommodations. The VR Tours have 5 model apartments, that were created by a team […]

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sustainability impact report
A Look Into MG2’s Sustainability Impact Report
April 22, 2024

When businesses invest in building strategies around a sustainability impact report, it’s a win-win for the environment, the company, and the community the business serves. The architecture and design industries face renewed pressure to innovate sustainably in an era marked by rapid environmental shifts and an escalating climate crisis. As businesses and individuals become […]

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Oosto CEO, Avi Golan, on facial recognition technology
Facilities Housing Vulnerable Populations can Utilize Facial Recognition Technology to Detect and Locate
April 19, 2024

As technology demands evolve and see changes, the area of facial recognition technology can be of great use for vulnerable populations. As it stands, the integration of facial recognition technology and behavior analytics can enhance the safety and operational efficiency in sensitive environments like assisted living facilities.  Avi Golan, CEO at Oosto, and Dieter […]

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Women's empowerment
Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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Listen: Fidelity Implements Virtual Reality Robot in Customer Service
May 18, 2018

Fidelity Investments has developed a virtual reality financial advisor to answer your questions and give you support. Cora, the virtual advisor, was developed using Amazon Sumerian a new service for creating virtual reality and augmented reality applications from Amazon Web Services. The firm stated that, “This proof of concept is a prototype. But imagine […]

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Listen: Toys R Us to Sell Intellectual Property
May 16, 2018

Toys R Us is looking to sell off its intellectual properties, creating what experts say to be one of the best brands to ever be sold by a company going out of business. Domains such as lodges-r-us.com, burgers-r-us.com and even cigars-r-us.com are going to be up for sale as Toys R Us is in […]

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Listen: Chili’s Restaurants Hit by Data Breach
May 14, 2018

The popular Tex-Mex restaurant chain Chili’s is another retailer struck by data breaches within the last year. Brinker International restaurant group announced on Saturday, May 12th, that credit card information from their customers had been compromised at Chili’s locations. According to their statement, “While the investigation is still ongoing, we believe that malware was […]

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Listen: Amazon Partners with Home Builder Lennar to Create Smart Home
May 14, 2018

All of the time needed to set up your own smart home just might be saved if a recent collaboration between Amazon and home-builder Lennar catches on. The two companies recently unveiled the Amazon Experience Center in the North Bay Lennar housing development in Vallejo, California, as well as seven other locations around the […]

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Listen: Amazon Partners with Home Builder Lennar to Create Smart Home
May 14, 2018

All of the time needed to set up your own smart home just might be saved if a recent collaboration between Amazon and home-builder Lennar catches on. The two companies recently unveiled the Amazon Experience Center in the North Bay Lennar housing development in Vallejo, California, as well as seven other locations around the […]

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