How NASA and Apple tech provider Liquid Instruments took their products to the global stage



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Liquid Instruments was founded in Canberra by a team of experimental physicists and engineers, including former researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Their equipment helps scientists, engineers, students and professionals seamlessly acquire data, run measurements and control their experiments.

“We started Liquid Instruments because we were frustrated with current test and measurement equipment and realised that a new approach based on a different technology could really make a difference,” says Liquid Instruments CEO Professor Daniel Shaddock.

The company’s flagship product, Moku:Lab, integrates 12 precision test and measurement instruments into a single, compact hardware device.  



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The company’s flagship product, Moku:Lab.

To replicate all that Moku:Lab can deliver would require tens of thousands of dollars in separate equipment purchases and significantly more lab space to house it all. 

Liquid Instruments began making Moku:Labs in a small storeroom at the Australian

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Microsoft Cloud Provider AvePoint Going Public Via Apex Technology SPAC

Leading Microsoft cloud partner AvePoint is set to go public with a SPAC deal announced Monday.

AvePoint will go public via Apex Technology Acquisition. The deal values the company at $2 billion.

AvePoint co-founder and CEO Dr. Tiaryi Jiang and co-founder Kai Gong will remain with the company. AvePoint is expected to trade under the symbol AVPT when the deal is closed in the first quarter of 2021.

Apex Technology shareholders will own 17.6% of the new company.

AvePoint sells directly to large and mid-market enterprises. The company is the largest Microsoft 365 data management solutions provider. It has more than 7 million cloud users from Microsoft. The customer base includes around 25% of the Fortune 500 companies.

“The impact of COVID-19 and the growth of Microsoft’s cloud solutions, including Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, have accelerated demands for our products. We have achieved eight quarters of impressive growth,” said

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L&T Technology Services selected as a Consulting and Professional Services provider for Amazon to support Alexa integration in devices

BANGALORE, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company, today announced that it has been selected as a Consulting and Professional Services (CPS) provider to support Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) integration in various connected devices spanning multiple domains and industries.

Alexa, the Amazon cloud-based voice service, is available on devices from both Amazon and third-party manufacturers and powers connected devices. AVS also manages the services and infrastructure required for Alexa experiences on Alexa built-in devices, and provides a suite of device APIs, SDKs, hardware kits, and documentation to enterprises across the world.

As technology revolutionizes every aspect of human life, products too have become more complex and smart with a combination of hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity. To ideate new voice activated products and expand the availability of voice recognition service across consumer and industrial digital

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SVI Receives Follow-on Purchase Order from U.S. Government as Sole-Source Provider of Facial …

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CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StereoVision Imaging, Inc. (SVI), an emerging world leader in 2D and 3D/4DLiDAR based facial/object recognition and remote sensing technology, has secured a follow-on purchase order from the U.S. government for additional units of its next generation, portable Facial Recognition Binocular System (FRBS). The new order brings the total value of units purchased to more than $4.5 million.

The advanced binocular system enables U.S. and coalition war fighters to integrate stand-off surveillance operations with real-time actionable intelligence. It supports the identification of non-cooperative persons-of-interest under challenging uncontrolled environmental conditions with very high levels of accuracy, and allows timely data analysis and data-to-decision for command leadership.

SVI is the sole-source provider of FRBS technology to the U.S. Army under a U.S. Central Command

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SVI Receives Follow-on Purchase Order from U.S. Government as Sole-Source Provider of Facial Recognition Binocular System

SVI FRBS-200 Facial Recognition Binocular System

SVI FRBS-200 Facial Recognition Binocular System
SVI FRBS-200 Facial Recognition Binocular System
SVI FRBS-200 Facial Recognition Binocular System

CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StereoVision Imaging, Inc. (SVI), an emerging world leader in 2D and 3D/4DLiDAR based facial/object recognition and remote sensing technology, has secured a follow-on purchase order from the U.S. government for additional units of its next generation, portable Facial Recognition Binocular System (FRBS). The new order brings the total value of units purchased to more than $4.5 million.

The advanced binocular system enables U.S. and coalition war fighters to integrate stand-off surveillance operations with real-time actionable intelligence. It supports the identification of non-cooperative persons-of-interest under challenging uncontrolled environmental conditions with very high levels of accuracy, and allows timely data analysis and data-to-decision for command leadership.

SVI is the sole-source provider of FRBS technology to the U.S. Army under a U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Joint Urgent

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NCR Named a Top Financial Technology Provider in the 2020 IDC FinTech Rankings

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global enterprise technology provider for the financial industry, today announced its placement in the top ten of the 2020 IDC FinTech Rankings, a comprehensive list of the financial services industry’s leading global hardware, software and service providers. The company improved its position one spot to no. 8 in the 2020 rankings.

The IDC FinTech Rankings evaluates and categorizes the top IT vendors based on 2019 calendar year revenues and the percentage of revenues exclusively attributed to financial institutions, including banks, capital markets firms and insurers. Data is gathered from surveys completed by vendors, as well as original research and market analysis conducted by IDC Financial Insights.

“NCR’s improved ranking this year is a direct result of their focus to provide more self-service banking technology across the industry,” said Marc DeCastro, research director, IDC Financial Insights. “While their calling card has long been hardware, their shift

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Software Firm Coupa to Buy Supply-Chain Tech Provider Llamasoft

Coupa Software Inc.

is buying supply-chain planning company Llamasoft Inc. for roughly $1.5 billion, as the pandemic brings greater attention to technology that helps businesses make operations from raw materials sourcing to distribution more resilient.

The acquisition expands the supply-chain capabilities of San Mateo, Calif.-based Coupa, whose cloud-based enterprise software helps companies manage their business spending. The deal, which Coupa expects to close Monday, will give customers such as BMW Group AG,

Airbus SE

and

Procter & Gamble Co.

access to Llamasoft’s artificial intelligence-powered technology.

Llamasoft’s software helps companies model, design and optimize their supply-chain networks, using AI and algorithms to map out scenarios and mitigate potential risks. The Ann Arbor, Mich., company is backed by private-equity fund TPG Capital, which took a stake in 2017, and counts

Boeing Co.

,

Danone SA

and

Home Depot Inc.

among its customers.

This is Coupa’s third acquisition this year. The company’s platform

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Senmiao Technology Announces Signing of Framework Agreement with Internet of Vehicles Provider Luxingtong

CHENGDU, China, Nov. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Senmiao Technology Limited (“Senmiao”) (NASDAQ: AIHS), a provider of automobile transaction and related services targeting the online ride-hailing industry in China, today announced the signing of a framework agreement with Chengdu Luxingtong Information Technology Co., Ltd. (“Luxingtong”), a China-based provider of intelligent vehicle networking services such as global satellite positioning, vehicle-related Internet of Things devices, and utilization of data to enhance driver and vehicle safety.

Under this agreement, Senmiao intends to utilize Luxingtong’s platform of integrated vehicle services for ride-sharing vehicles in Senmiao’s core markets of Chengdu and Changsha in China.  Senmiao’s primary objective is to provide an all-compassing platform for ride-sharing drivers, including automobile sales, integrated technology, network implementation, and financing options.

Under the agreement, Senmiao will install telematics and safety services systems on vehicles, which will include functions and services such as global positioning and vehicle collision

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Syneos Health to Acquire Synteract, a Top CRO Provider to Emerging Biopharma

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Syneos Health® (Nasdaq:SYNH), the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization combining a CRO (Contract Research Organization) and a CCO (Contract Commercial Organization), today announced an agreement to acquire Synteract, a full-service CRO focused on the rapidly growing emerging biopharma segment.

Synteract has built a leading reputation among emerging biopharma, providing deep therapeutic expertise in oncology, rare and orphan diseases, neuroscience, dermatology, and pediatrics. Synteract’s client base comprises primarily pre-revenue companies, a segment in which Syneos Health has growth opportunities. Synteract’s 700 employees across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa have supported more than 4,000 Phase I-IV clinical trials across 26,000 sites in more than 60 countries.

The acquisition will enhance Syneos Health’s leading position in the marketplace, particularly for serving customers across the small to mid-sized (SMID) category – further diversifying the Company’s customer base and expanding support to the high-growth

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Leading AI Education Technology Provider Carnegie Learning Announces Strategic Growth Investment From Madison Dearborn Partners

Majority Investment by Madison Dearborn Enhances Carnegie Learning’s Position as a Leading Provider of Artificial Intelligence and Formative Assessment to the Education Technology Market

Carnegie Learning, Inc. (“the Company”), a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) for education and formative assessment, announced today that it has received a strategic growth investment from funds affiliated with Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”), a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. Under the terms of the agreement, the funds affiliated with MDP (the “MDP Funds”) have acquired a majority stake in Carnegie Learning from CIP Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, which initially invested in Carnegie Learning in 2018. CIP will retain a significant ownership position in Carnegie Learning alongside certain members of the Company’s management team. CIP and Carnegie Learning’s management team, together with MDP, will seek to extend Carnegie Learning’s leadership position in K-12 personalized learning and coaching software, assessments, curriculum

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