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CRETECH February 01, 2018
How We Work is Changing By Luis Estrada on Jan 31, 2018 in News The year 2017 marked the largest growth in coworking, and produced all-time highs in number of spaces as well as number of members. As the industry grows and evolves, what are some of the major Coworking trends to look for in the next year? Here are five trends that will shape the continued expansion of coworking in 2018. Increasing D...
CRETECH January 30, 2018
Voicelabs, a company that has been experimenting in the voice computing market for some time with initiatives in advertising and analytics, is now pivoting its business again – this time, to voice-enabled commerce. The company is today launching its latest product out of stealth: Alpine.AI, a solution that builds voice shopping apps for retailers by importing their catalog, then layering AI tech...
CRETECH January 25, 2018
Tom Goodwin Contributor Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media. More posts by this contributor: In the new age of ubiquitous connectivity the message is the medium 5G promises to transform the world again The world’s largest taxi firm, Uber, is buying cars. The world’s most popular media company, Facebook, now commissions content. The world’s most valuable retailer is now A...
CRETECH January 23, 2018
SmartHR, a startup helping Japanese employers run HR and staffing smarter — because that’s of course its name — has raised a JPY 1.5 billion ($13.3 million) Series B round led by 500 Startups Japan. The startup is perhaps comparable to the likes of Zenefits and Gusto in the U.S. — it aims to drag Japanese HR departments into today’s digital era. “In Japan few companies think about doin...
CRETECH January 18, 2018
Bloomfield Capital, a leading real estate private equity firm, announced that it recently closed its third fund, raising $100 million in total capital commitments.  The Fund, Bloomfield Capital Income Fund III (BCIF III), was oversubscribed and closed above its target of $75 million. This is the largest fund raised to date by Bloomfield, which closed its second fund (BCIF II) in 2014 with $60 mil...
CRETECH January 17, 2018
Amazon has quietly launched a new feature that’s seemingly aimed at helping the retailer better compete with discount shopping apps such as Wish and others. In the Amazon iOS app and on the web, Amazon recently added a new section offering products under $10 that ship for free. Some of the products are also available on Prime, but the feature doesn’t appear to be limited to Prime subscribers. ...
CRETECH January 17, 2018
CoreNet Global The Pulse Blog Search AI is Here, But What Does It Mean for People, And for Jobs?January 17, 2018|In CoreNet Global News|By David Harrison Artificial intelligence, or AI, is no longer a concept of the future as it is very much in the present. Do you have an Amazon Echo or an iPhone with Siri or a Google Home device? You are using artificial intelligence. And we’re obviously only j...
CRETECH January 17, 2018
A month after announcing plans to open its first AI lab in China, Google is expanding again through a move into Shenzhen. The U.S. tech giant has opened an office in the Chinese city, which borders Hong Kong and known for being a global hardware hub, according to an internal email obtained by TechCrunch. This isn’t a fully-blown Google campus, instead the company has taken up space within a serv...
CRETECH January 16, 2018
Instacart has today announced the acquisition of Unata, a Toronto-based company that offers a platform for both grocers and consumers to interact digitally. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Unata’s product, unlike Instacart’s, is a white-label grocery platform, letting grocers anywhere create apps and websites for consumers to order products, complete with coupons, purchase tracking, ...
CRETECH January 16, 2018
When I Finally Realized That CRE Tech Was Gaining Serious Momentum… As someone who has been promoting, writing about, speaking about, and connecting with everyone and anyone I can all in commercial real estate tech since 2011, I can tell you that it has been a grind. Most of the time I have felt like I was carrying a boulder on my shoulder and slogging up hill. I knew that this was going to be t...