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BBC.COM
Augmented Reality is Helping Building Engineers Step into Their Blueprint Drawings

Saturday, June 1, 2024

What if you could walk through your 2D design drawings before constructing a building? By combining the digital and physical world, augmented reality is helping designers and engineers work faster and better.

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MAGELLAN AI
Podcast Advertising Market Trends: H1 2024

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

As presented at The Podcast Show 2024, we explore the evolving landscape of podcast advertising in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, and Australia so far this year. Gain valuable insight into the latest trends and data shaping podcast advertising globally from Magellan AI-sampled podcasts.

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INNOVATE
FROM CLUELESS TO COVERED: Businesses Choose Phalanx As Their First Step In Cybersecurity

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Established with a vision to redefine cybersecurity for businesses lacking specialized personnel, Phalanx has quickly become a leader in the industry, offering robust, user-friendly solutions that prioritize data security without compromising efficiency. At the heart of Phalanx’s innovation is MUZE, a cutting-edge solution designed to tackle the evolving challenges of cyber threats head-on.

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NEWSWIRE
Condoit Secures $4.25M to Build Better Software for Electricians

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Condoit announces it has closed a seed round led by The Westly Group with participation from Fontinalis Partners, Navitas Capital, C2 Ventures, Studio Management and a strategic investment by leading global wire and cable manufacturer, Southwire.

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MASHABLE
Somatic's toilet-cleaning robot is trained to clean up after you

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Developed by Somatic, this bathroom bot was designed to automate janitorial tasks and aid alongside sanitation workers. Amidst concerns that the robots could replace human janitors, Somatic CEO Michael Levy states that less frequent tasks like stocking consumables would still require input from local staff.


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ICROWD NEWSWIRE
The First Legal Writing Advisory Panel Unites Top Advocates and Judges to Reshape Standards

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

[Washington DC, March 19, 2024], The Legal Writing Advisory Panel, the brainchild of Legal Writing Pro and BriefCatch founder and bestselling author Ross Guberman, is set to redefine legal writing for the next generation of law students, lawyers, and judges. The panel will align top names in legal writing with the broader legal community, crafting a future in which legal documents are more accessible, effective, and efficient than ever.

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FORBES
Tarform Pushes Frontiers Of Everyday Electric Mobility With The Launch Of Its New $16,000 Vera Electric Bike

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

In the world of electric vehicles, Tarform, has carved out a niche that seamlessly blends sustainability, beauty, and cutting-edge technology. Its vision is to reinvent the way we move by developing awe-inspiring, sustainable, and technologically advanced vehicles that make mobility exhilarating and soulful.

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TechCrunch
Phalanx protects company data by automatically securing and tracking sensitive documents

Friday, December 15, 2023

Recent history is littered with high-profile data breaches, leading to all manner of reputational, regulatory, and financial penalties that can be difficult to recover from. And it’s against that backdrop that Virginia-based startup Phalanx is setting out to help, with a lightweight DLP and document-mapping platform that automatically monitors and secures sensitive documents across the likes of Office 365, Google Workspaces, and local machines.

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FOOTPRINT COALITION
Tarform is Bringing the Ancient Vehicle into the New Age

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

It feels like such an obvious thing to electrify an ancient vehicle that’s loud,” has gas, and an engine between the rider’s legs, he said. “I just felt like, there’s definitely room for making something cleaner here,” he told FootPrint Coalition. So, he set out to bring the motorcycle, which dates back to 1885, into the future.

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PFONLINE
Steelheads New NADCAP Scanner Covered in Products Finishing Magazine

Friday, December 1, 2023

Steelhead Technologies is excited to announce the recent coverage of Steelhead Technologies’ deployment at our partner’s plant in Clearwater Florida. The metal finishing plant saw a huge opportunity in working with Steelhead and took their processes completely digital by eliminating tedious paper processes required for NADCAP compliance and replaced with Steelhead’s integrated and robust plant operating platform.

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NEWSMAX
Steelhead Raises $6M in Series A Funding

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Steelhead Technologies, a pioneer in job shop software for the metal finishing industry, is proud to announce the successful close of a $6 million Series A funding round. This significant investment will empower Steelhead Technologies to advance the development of its next-generation platform, revolutionizing the industry and enabling job shops to reach new heights of success in the digital age.


The Series A funding was led by Stage 2 Capital with support from C2 Ventures and TIA Ventures, who share Steelhead Technologies' vision for the future of Job Shop manufacturing.

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MADERA21
Innovations That Will Change The Forestry Industry

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Second place winner, Eskuad, an operating system that took second place in the contest. Its mission is to deliver solutions for the forestry industry, especially in fieldwork. Eskuad has gained recognition for its ability to digitize all forms used in the industry, which includes replacing reporting processes, dispatch management, and inventory control. Furthermore, it does so efficiently in any connectivity condition.


Max Echeverría, one of the founders of this program, explains that Eskuad allows the digitization of existing summaries and also allows corporations to generate reports tailored to their needs. It even facilitates the incorporation of FSC and ISO certifications. Most importantly, it automates all processes related to reporting, data submission, and task assignment, saving time and resources.

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HOSPITALITY TECH
Overcoming Cognitive Bias in Hospitality Software Selection

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

By being aware of common cognitive biases, you may be able to avoid them — or at least minimize their influence on your decision.


Diners have certain, rapidly evolving expectations, and the restaurant industry must deliver. One way to ensure a best-in-class customer experience? Having the right operational tools, including software. However, an outdated, traditional approach to buying software hampers innovation in the hospitality industry.

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YAHOO
Driver Technologies Selected for the 2023 PropertyCasualty360 Insurance Luminaries Awards

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Driver Technologies, Inc. (Driver), an AI-based mobility tech company that delivers a safer driving experience, has been named to PropertyCasualty360's Insurance Luminaries Class of 202 3 in the category of Claims Innovation.

This recognition celebrates innovation in the property and casualty insurance industry. The program spotlights top professionals, teams, organizations, programs, practices and products within the sector that strive to modernize and humanize the business.

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BUSINESS INSIDER
Steelhead Technologies Unveils the Steelhead Hatchery: A Groundbreaking Showcase of Manufacturing ERP Excellence

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

“We are excited to open the doors to our Steelhead Hatchery and invite the industry to explore the future of manufacturing with us," said Jeff Halonen, Chief Executive Officer at Steelhead Technologies. "Just as a hatchery fosters the growth of steelhead trout, our Hatchery nurtures the growth of knowledge and expertise within the Steelhead ecosystem. We believe this initiative will revolutionize how businesses perceive and leverage ERP solutions."

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WSJ
Is Your AI Model Going Off the Rails? There May Be an Insurance Policy for That

Monday, October 2, 2023

Armilla Assurance, a Toronto-based startup launched this year, offers what it calls a product warranty backed by reinsurers, including Swiss Re and Chaucer, that AI models will work the way their sellers promise. Jerry Gupta, Swiss Re’s senior vice president of property and casualty research and development, said its partnership with Armilla Assurance, which focuses on model accuracy, is the first of its AI-related insurance products that could be designed to address more complex issues like bias, copyright, and data privacy. “As we learn, as we get more data, then we’ll figure out the next steps,” he said.

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PR NEWSWIRE
IHPlans Partners with Medmo for Member Imaging Solution

Sunday, October 1, 2023

IHPlans [IHP], a national alternative health insurance company, launched Medmo as part of their healthcare plan options, delivering provider partners and members with comprehensive medical imaging services and support.


"This was a huge win for our members," said Mike Feeney, Managing Partner, IHPlans. "It allows them to more quickly and easily schedule imaging appointments that meet their needs, whether it's the most affordable price for self-pay or finding the best in-network center. Medmo's support team can walk them through the entire process."

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MITSLOAN
The Future of Work in the Pet Health Ecosystem

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

In the United States, just over 1 million active physicians attend to the medical needs of a population of 330 million people. Meanwhile, a fraction of this number—120,000 veterinarians—serve 200 million pets and counting.


“The divergence between the two is very high, especially when you consider just how massive the pet health ecosystem in the U.S. is,” says Vivian Graves, MBA ’19, founder and CEO of Otis, a pet health company.

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TECHCRUNCH
Introducing the 2023 Startup Battlefield Top 20 onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

TechCrunch editorial hand-selected 200 startups out of thousands of applicants to comprise the Startup Battlefield 200. This year, TechCrunch saw the highest number of applications across the largest spread of countries and industries. Of the 200, 20 companies, including Phalanx, will pitch on the Disrupt Stage. Come watch these companies compete for the Disrupt Cup and a $100,000 equity-free grand prize.

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CYBERGUY
How this robot janitor is cleaning toilets and doing the dirty work 

Sunday, September 10, 2023

In a time when AI is being used in everything from sneakers to music and movies, it’s interesting, perhaps even surprising, to see it tackle some of the less glamorous tasks, such as cleaning toilets.

From New York’s backstreets comes Somatic’s autonomous toilet-cleaning robot, revealing that robots can roll up their metaphorical sleeves for the less coveted gigs.

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ACCESSWIRE
Driver Technologies Launches Driver Trucking

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Driver Technologies, Inc.(Driver), an AI-based mobility tech company that delivers a safer driving experience, today announced the launch of Driver Trucking, the first fully cloud-based video solution for commercial vehicles, leveraging its No. 1 rated dash cam app, Driver.

The new Driver Trucking service will provide fleets with a dedicated smartphone device, pre-configured in Kiosk Mode, for employees to run a no-touch version of Driver's top-rated dash cam and safety alert app. The device has an unlimited data plan, so once installed, the camera will auto-start and auto-stop recording when taking a trip and automatically upload the full video to the Driver Cloud for remote viewing.

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ABA JOURNAL
3 legal tech founders share their perspectives on raising money in the current environment

Monday, August 28, 2023

Ross Guberman: Legal writing has been a longtime passion, and I have delivered workshops on the topic around the world for law firms, courts, government agencies and legal departments. In 2017, I created a prototype product called ContractCatch, and then we replaced it with our signature tool, BriefCatch, in 2018. It is an editing product similar to Grammarly, specifically tailored for lawyers and with many explanations and examples. We recently introduced our third version [of BriefCatch], which is cloud-based and boasts a range of advanced features. Our subscribers range from individual practitioners to the world’s biggest firms and to many judges and governmental agencies.

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PROGRAM MANAGER
Trucking MGA Koffie partners with Snapsheet as it looks to bring claims in-house

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Koffie Financial has teamed up with fellow insurtech Snapsheet in a strategic partnership that it says will improve the MGA’s claims function as the trucking specialist also looks to bring claims in-house.

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OLIVE
Meet Olive, Your AI-Powered Digital Transformation Coach

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Olive believes that digital transformation can’t happen in silos. It’s about understanding the needs of the people in your organization and using technology to enhance your decision-making process.

Collaborate to select the right solutions that drive digital transformation for your enterprise. Make fast, efficient, and unbiased decisions on enterprise decisions with Olive!

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YAHOO
Driver Technologies and Métrica Móvil Partner to Expand Driver Safety Solutions to Fleets in Latin America

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Driver Technologies, Inc. (Driver), an AI-based mobility tech company that delivers a safer driving experience and Métrica Móvil, a Mexican-based technology company that speeds up the digitization of fleet's systems, announced today a partnership to offer Driver Enterprise Solutions which will provide telematics, safety alerts and dash cam video to fleets all across Latin America.


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MARTECH SERIES
Boostr Releases Proposal-GPT, Bringing Greater Productivity to Media Sales Teams

Friday, June 16, 2023

Proposal-GPT automatically processes and ingests the content of a received RFP, pre-populating key fields such as advertiser, agency, budget, advertiser objectives, and flight dates directly into a new proposal. With Boostr’s native email integration, sellers need not even open or review the RFP; Proposal-GPT automatically scans the attachment, extracts, and populates the relevant information into a new proposal for the seller.

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RADIO ONLINE
Magellan AI Adds Support for Streaming Audio Measurement

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Magellan AI, the podcast media planning and measurement platform, has announced support for measuring the performance of streaming audio campaigns alongside podcasts. Advertisers can confirm impression delivery by channel in the Magellan AI dashboard and measure ad performance through custom KPIs to optimize their current and future spending.

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TECHCRUNCH
YC-backed Eze raises new capital for its secondhand electronics marketplace

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Eze, a B2B marketplace that connects global electronic wholesalers allowing them to trade devices in large quantities with real-time market data, has raised $3.7 million in an oversubscribed seed round.

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OLIVE
Olive’s AI Integration Takes a Bite out of the $800Bn IT Services Industry

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Olive’s revolutionary platform empowers enterprises to collaborate on IT Decisions, uncovering the best-fit solutions for their digital transformation initiatives. With this seamless integration of AI, Olive now supercharges and expedites teams’ internal technology decision-making processes.

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INSURANCE NEWS NET
Autonomous Trucking – And Related Insurance – Still Down The Road

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The expectation that by now we’d all be whizzing around in self-driving cars – texting, reading, or snoozing while being autonomously delivered to our destination – hasn’t really lived up to predictions. A similar hope for an automated trucking industry is also in abeyance as we wait for technology to catch up.

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