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August 9, 2019 | VendingMarketWatch.com

2019 NAMA Show – Still Paying Dividends

Vagabond and Fixturelite teamed up as NAMA neighbors to introduce their combined vīv Fixturelite Market, a space saving micro market that leverages the power of mobile payment technology. “We were able to work across the aisle and show customers how we have solutions that work together,” said Bonnie Tush, COO at Vagabond Vending.

August 6, 2019 | Clinical OMICs

Genomenon Wins SBIR Grant to Develop ‘Micropublications’ for Variant Interpretation

Genomenon said today it has won a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Funding from the grant, valued at $152,946, will go toward creating a platform for producing and sharing “micropublications” across the genomics research community, as well as continuing Genomenon’s efforts to automate variant interpretation based on data from published studies.

August 5, 2019 | Grocery Dive

Report: Walmart tops foot traffic, H-E-B has most repeat visits

Shoppers are making more trips to grocers and general retailers, according to new analysis from mobile locations analytics firm Placer.ai. The firm assessed foot traffic at the top 10 grocery and general merchandise retailers during Q2.

August 2, 2019 | Forbes

10 Disruptive Technology Companies To Watch In 2019

The Mom Project has recognized that in the United States, 43% of skilled women tend to leave work after becoming mothers and are likely not to enter the market again. The process of hiring in the digital marketplace is rather straight-forward, with employers being connected to individuals with the required skill sets for the job proposed.

August 2, 2019 | Retail Info Systems

How Is lululemon’s Massive New Flagship Performing?

Placer.ai, a Silicon Valley-based foot traffic analytics platform, analyzed the Chicago flagship’s store traffic over the early going and reports that lululemon enjoyed a combined 5,000 visits over its first two weeks. “Comparing the new branch with an existing strong Chicago performer shows all of the signs of a powerhouse,” Placer.ai reported in a recent blog.

August 1, 2019 | Ozarks Independent

Basketball Ticket Increase Announced in MSU Athletic Director’s Fall Letter

We have installed ShotTracker in the practice gym and in JQH Arena to assist our team’s evaluation of our players’ basketball performance. These types of innovative technologies are critical to providing real-time data for our coaches and maximizing the performance of our athletes.