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October 4, 2019 | Forbes

This Week In XR: Verizon Buys Jaunt, The Awesomeness of Google AR Maps, Tilt Five Kickstarter passes 1M, XR Maker Space In SF

Enklu launches AR maker space in San Francisco. The space, called E.den, provides a Microsoft Hololens to each member. The headsets run Enklu’s platform allowing a large area of mixed reality experiences built by the community. At E.den, players and creators will have access to the Enklu platform and support for learning how to create mixed reality experiences using it.

October 3, 2019 | EContent

Pattern89 Introduces New Marketing AI Tools for Social Media Advertising Life Cycle

Pattern89, a marketing technology company changing social media marketing through artificial intelligence (AI), announced the launch of new tools to maximize and understand ad performance at every stage of the digital advertising life cycle. The new set of capabilities, collectively called Voyager, contains four features to help digital marketers push creative, optimization and performance limits to new heights with the help of AI.

October 3, 2019 | InvestorPlace

Costco Q4 Earnings Preview: Will Strong Numbers Be Enough for Costco Stock?

First, foot traffic data from Placer.ai — the world’s most advanced foot traffic analytics platform which leverages smartphone tracking and AI to estimate in-store traffic volumes — implies that Costco stores remain very busy.

October 3, 2019 | QSRweb

The real reason Wendy’s is giving breakfast another try

But, there’s little argument that what the QSR is doing is risky business. And that’s exactly what one Silicon Valley-based foot traffic analytics company really liked about the move. At Los Altos, California-headquartered, Placer.ai, this was a gutsy move that showed real strategical clarity from Wendy’s leadership.

October 2, 2019 | GenomeWeb

Congenica, Genomenon Integrate Clinical Decision Support, Genomic Data Software

Congenica and Genomenon said today that they have partnered to incorporate Genomenon’s Mastermind Genomic Search Engine results into Congenica’s clinical decision support platform. Congenica, based in Cambridge, UK, markets software that enables the analysis and interpretation of genomic data to help healthcare professionals make more rapid and accurate diagnoses.

October 1, 2019 | The Motley Fool

Is This Target’s Secret Weapon to Beat Walmart?

Analysts at Placer.ai, a foot traffic analytics platform, found that Walmart saw a 14.1% increase in store traffic from the first quarter to the second, significantly better than second-place Target, which had an 8.5% increase.