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What is Phygital Marketing? How to Use It and 5 Consumer Marketing Examples

15.09.2020 // 11:13

What is Phygital Marketing? How to Use It and 5 Consumer Marketing Examples

Phygital marketing. A funny-sounding buzzword but a concept that becomes more relevant every day. In 2020, phygital marketing is becoming central to brands’ retail activity. Phygital marketing is the combination of digital and real-life experiences, brought together to benefit the consumer. It is about smoothly integrating marketing efforts across the physical and virtual spaces. Why is this important? Because phygital marketing is proving to be essential to the survival of brick-and-mortar retail. The sector has struggled in recent years against the rising tide of eCommerce – and in 2020, has been blindsided by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Digital Festival | Home

12.09.2020 // 17:27

Digital Festival | Home

Just another 2 days. Be part of the festival.

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Bytedance picks Oracle for Tiktok 'partnership' in US

14.09.2020 // 07:00

Bytedance picks Oracle for Tiktok 'partnership' in US

On Sunday night — just two days before the deadline set by Microsoft — the TikTok deal finally came through. Oracle will be taking over stewardship of TikTok’s US operations, after Chinese parent company ByteDance turned down a more ambitious bid from Microsoft. This morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed the deal and said it would be presented to President Trump with a recommendation later this week. But barring a complete catastrophe, TikTok will keep operating in the US. However weird the details are, TikTok’s 1,400 US employees and tens of millions of US users are breathing a sigh of relief this morning.

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New Move in Broad Effort to Bring Innovative Tech to America’s Farmers

11.09.2020 // 19:51

New Move in Broad Effort to Bring Innovative Tech to America’s Farmers

With sights set on significantly expanding farm production while reducing the field’s environmental footprint over the next decades, the Agriculture Department is looking to learn more about the most innovative, “ready-to-go” technologies and approaches that can be quickly unleashed across the U.S. agriculture landscape. The farm-focused agency invited public- and private-sector players to weigh in via a request for information posted Thursday—and confirmed that responses will inform a “comprehensive U.S. agriculture innovation technology strategy” that USDA intends to develop for its customer-facing programs.

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Apple to hold iPhone launch event online on Sept. 15

08.09.2020 // 17:49

Apple to hold iPhone launch event online on Sept. 15

Apple said it will hold an online event Sept. 15, where the company is expected to unveil its latest iPhones and Apple Watches. The event will be streamed from the company’s website starting at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. The Sept. 15 show will be Apple’s most important of the year, ushering in four 5G iPhones and new Apple Watches that the company hopes will bolster holiday sales and shipments for much of 2021. Apple also plans to announce the first Mac running its own processors, replacing Intel Corp., before the end of the year. Apple doesn’t plan to ship the new iPhones until October.

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Sprinklr Raises $200 Million at $2.7 Billion Valuation

09.09.2020 // 17:25

Sprinklr Raises $200 Million at $2.7 Billion Valuation

Sprinklr, the Customer Experience Management (CXM) platform for modern enterprises, has raised $200 million at a $2.7 billion valuation, and secured an additional $150 million in convertible securities. Together, these investments represent up to $350 million in new capital that Sprinklr will use to double-down on the value it is creating for the world’s largest enterprises, and accelerate its position as the pioneer of a new class of enterprise software that enables the entire front office to work together and deliver better customer experiences on any modern channel – all on one unified platform.

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Swiss blockchain startup launches curated marketplace for born-digital art

09.09.2020 // 16:41

Swiss blockchain startup launches curated marketplace for born-digital art

Are you looking for exceptional art? Elementum is the new player in the recently forged decentralised art market and the home of exceptional born-digital art. Elementum is the marketplace that connects artists and art lovers in a simple, secure and transparent way. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Crypto Valley in Zug, Switzerland. The Elementum Marketplace is where artists display their unique works and where art enthusiasts find a piece to admire, buy, or resell on a secondary market. The transactions are fully transparent for all parties due to the registry on the blockchain. Artists get the payment directly via e-payment provider.

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Swiss blockchain startup launches curated marketplace for born-digital art

09.09.2020 // 16:41

Swiss blockchain startup launches curated marketplace for born-digital art

Are you looking for exceptional art? Elementum is the new player in the recently forged decentralised art market and the home of exceptional born-digital art. Elementum is the marketplace that connects artists and art lovers in a simple, secure and transparent way. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Crypto Valley in Zug, Switzerland. The Elementum Marketplace is where artists display their unique works and where art enthusiasts find a piece to admire, buy, or resell on a secondary market. The transactions are fully transparent for all parties due to the registry on the blockchain. Artists get the payment directly via e-payment provider.

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ETH Zurich remains among the best

06.09.2020 // 06:13

ETH Zurich remains among the best

ETH Zurich is the best university in Continental Europe. This year’s World University Ranking compiled by Times Higher Education (THE) evaluated more than 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions. The universities of Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard made up the top three this year and ETH Zurich ranks 14. Alongside ETH Zurich, four other universities in Switzerland made the top 100 list. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) was placed at 43, the University of Zurich (UZH) at 73, the University of Basel at 92, and the University of Bern at 100.

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[Livestream] TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2020 - Venturelab

06.09.2020 // 10:17

[Livestream] TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2020 - Venturelab

Another 2 days (on September 9th, 2020 ) and you can discover Switzerland’s 100 most innovative and promising startups, selected by a jury of 100 leading investors and experts. Register now to join the Award Night live and from the comfort of your home and for an evening of discovery and celebration of Swiss entrepreneurship.

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Forget Google Maps. It’s time to try a privacy-friendly alternative

06.09.2020 // 07:04

Forget Google Maps. It’s time to try a privacy-friendly alternative

Google Maps is used by more than a billion people every month. And those people send in more than 20 million suggested updates each day. Better directions for you, more data for Google. But there are other options out there that don’t store and gather as much of your data or feed it back into a larger profile of you. Here are the alternatives you could consider. Here is probably your best option. It is owned by a consortium of car brands, including Audi, BMW, and Daimler. As a result, there’s a large focus on location and navigation services but it also sells mapping content to firms such as Amazon and Garmin.

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Electronic skin reacts to pain like a human

05.09.2020 // 22:45

Electronic skin reacts to pain like a human

RMIT University researchers have developed an artificial skin that reacts to pain much as humans do. It would provide “near-instant” feedback if pressure and temperatures hit levels that would make someone yelp. The wearable prototype is made of stretchable, extremely thin electronics (oxides and biocompatible silicone) with pressure sensing, temperature-reactive coatings, and brainlike memory cells. It’s subtle enough to communicate the difference between gently poking yourself with a pin versus a painful jab, researcher Md Ataur Rahman said. The design mimics the neurons, neural pathways, and receptors that guide human senses.

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