AR glasses maker Nreal nabs $200M funding in 12 months

China’s augmented reality startup Nreal is on a roll. The company, which hopes to bring AR to the masses by making bright-color, lightweight smart glasses, has just received $60 million in a Series C extension...

Real-time data to navigate inflation

Sponsored by Datasembly. Grocery price increases are no longer a surprise to consumers—not in the wake of today’s dramatic inflation. Despite this, food retailers have shown a hesitancy to pass along CPG price increases to shoppers, often...

Amazon suspends access to Prime Video in Russia, halts shipments to the country

Amazon is suspending access to Prime Video for customers based in Russia amid the country’s invasion of Ukraine. In a blog post about the announcement, the company also noted that it has suspended the shipment...

European stocks could be heading for a bear market

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4 reasons why this jobs report matters to your wallet

The Labor Department's monthly jobs report can be hard to interpret, especially as Covid has blown up analysts' models that measure the economy. But the January report, released Friday, is one to pay attention to. The...

Pet treat sales near $10 billion in U.S.

U.S. retail sales of dog and cat treats were expected to reach $9.87 billion by the end of 2021, after two years of double-digit increases, according to Packaged Facts’ Pet Treats and Chews in the...

Sales at Metro edge up in first quarter

Canadian food and drug retailer Metro Inc. saw fiscal 2022 first-quarter sales inch up year over year while hitting the upper end of analysts’ earnings-per-share forecast. In the 12 weeks ended Dec. 18, sales totaled nearly...

Warehouse robotics system Exotec raises $335 million

French startup Exotec has raised a $335 million Series D round in a new round of funding led by Goldman Sachs’ Growth Equity business. Following today’s investment, the company has reached a valuation of $2 billion. Exotec sells...

Grocery turns in strong retail sales performance for December

Grocery sales climbed more than 8% in December and more than doubled that growth rate on a two-year stack, according to national retail sales tracker MasterCard SpendingPulse. Year over year, grocery retail sales rose 8.3% for...

Hitting the Books: Amiga and the birth of 256-color gaming

With modern consoles offering gamers graphics so photorealistic that they blur the line between CGI and reality, it's easy forget just how cartoonishly blocky they were in the 8-bit era. In his new book, Creating...

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