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Maserati partners Alibaba to go smart in China




Maserati has become the first car maker to adopt Alibaba’s latest smart-retail technologies. It has used the group’s Tmall online marketplace to transform two of its dealerships in China.
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Gap and others adopt Oracle cloud services




Oracle Retail’s cloud services have been deployed across six global brands, including American clothing chain Gap. The others are Group Dynamite, Moleskine, Samsonite, Nahdi Medical and Wyevale.
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Wisekey teams with Sigfox to enable smart payments

Swiss cyber-security company Wisekey has developed an IoT-based crypto-currency smart payment system that lets connected objects pay with WiseCoin using the Sigfox network. Connected objects secured by Wisekey semiconductors can pay other connected objects using WiseCoin.
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AI platform cuts food waste for supermarkets




An AI platform that predicts consumer behaviour, cuts food waste in half and boosts overall profitability is available to all food businesses from Silicon Valley consumer technology company Farmstead.
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CES becomes gathering point for IoT buyers




Audits of attendees to the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas indicate that the event has become one of the world's largest gathering points for IoT buyers, according to the IoT M2M Council (IMC).
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FamilyMart tests blockchain and robots at Taiwan store




Retail chain FamilyMart is testing robotics and blockchain technology at one of its 3000 stores in Taiwan with help from Japanese technology company Fujitsu.
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AI robot to make US debut at Seattle restaurant




Plenty, operator of the Santouka Ramen chain in the USA, plans to launch a version of the Japan-made AI communication robot, Sota, in the American market.
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Midea AI platform can have one-to-one chats with shoppers




Chinese appliance maker Midea launched a retail AI platform at last month’s Appliance & Electronics World Expo in Shanghai.
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