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The Bakery Bitesize #27

TOP TECH STORIES OF THE WEEK:

🚀  Macy’s tests an AI shopping assistant powered by Watson

Macy’s has launched a new partnership with IBM and will be testing a new AI shopping assistant powered by Watson. The assistant will be called “Macy’s On Call’ and will help shoppers find their way around 10 US stores which are piloting the system.

🚀  Snapchat adds Bitmoji integration to get even more personal 

Snapchat is now letting its users personalise their photos even further by integrating with Bitmoji. You can use Bitmoji to decorate your Snapchat photos and videos.

🚀 How brands can get involved in the Pokenmon Go fun

Retailers are already paying to set up Pokestop Lures to draw players to their locations.Sponsorship makes alot of sense for brands as in it’s first week Pokemon Go became the most downloaded and top grossing app on Android and iOS in the US.

WORKING LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR… (EVEN IF YOU AREN’T ONE)

🚀  11 Need-To-Know Buzzwords You Still Haven’t Googled

Big data, growth hacking, ideation, there are always so many new buzz words that people are using but some of them can be confusing. Jennifer Cohen (the CEO and founder of No Gym Required) has written a blog defining this year’s top 11 need-to-know buzzwords.

MAGICAL TECH

🚀  The future of health, these “smart stitches” can close wounds but also send real-time data on tissue health to doctors.

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TECH IS MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

Finally here are some examples of how technology and innovation are making the world a better place. Find out how you can create your own personal sleep therapist, a floating underwater tunnel in Norway is saving half a day travel, Korea is helping pregnant women get seats on the subway and a Mercedes self-driving bus could be the future of public transport.