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Smart Buildings

View Smart Buildings Business and Financials Examined

June 16th, 2022
Smart Cities

SoftBank Bets On Robotic Cleaning in Smart Buildings

May 6th, 2022
Smart Buildings

WeWork Differently Now

It wasn’t that long ago that WeWork’s rapid rise and fall was a regular feature in business and financial news but it soon faded into the background as the COVID-19 pandemic took center stage across all media. Taking the company out of the spotlight was likely already a strategy for Sandeep Lakhmi Mathrani when he […]

Security

Massive Funding Rounds Flow into the Video Surveillance Market

Our smart buildings and smart cities are now being designed to sense and understand the world around them much like humans do. Networks of sensors hear via microphones in voice control, smell via air quality or gas monitors and feel via temperature, humidity, or pressure sensors. However, like in humans, sight is generally accepted as […]

Smart Buildings

Convenience Store Retrofits Enable a Checkout-Free Shopping Experience

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. There is a surge of interest in autonomous checkout technology for convenience stores, as the retail industry struggles more than most through this extended global crisis. The pandemic has helped bolster the case for a checkout-free contactless shopping experience, which mitigates the spread […]

Smart Cities

The WeWork Carnival, Softbank & the Future of Co-Working

“I think I’ve run out of the words to describe what’s been going on, from surreal to crazy to unbelievable to — someone texted me yesterday — “bonkers,” all of those things are true and yet the reality is that we’re still here and we’re still here together. I just want to remind all of […]

Smart Cities

We-Don’t-Work: Neumann Cast Adrift as Sharks Continue to Circle

The WeWork saga continues as the co-founder and CEO, Adam Neumann, stepped down yesterday amid a torrent of corporate and personal scandal in the wake of the firm’s postponed IPO; which Scott Galloway described as ‘flinging feces at retail investors visiting the unicorn zoo’! This may just be another story of an over-indulgent startup with […]

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