Snapcart raises $10M to shed light on consumer spending in emerging markets

Taking on a giant like the $15 billion research firm Nielsen is no easy task. But tucked away in Southeast Asia, Snapcart is a two-year old company that is making progress by shining light on the black box that is consumer spending in emerging markets. Founded by CEO Reynazran Royono, who previously worked as a consultant for Procter & Gamble and Boston Consulting, the startup uses the humble receipt to track consumer spending with deeper clarity than is currently done in Southeast…

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Google introduces Neural Networks API in developer preview of Android 8.1

Today, Google is starting to seed to devs a new developer beta (8.1) of Android Oreo. The big highlight here is the new Neural Networks API, which brings hardware-accelerated inference to the phone for quickly executing previously trained machine learning models. Bringing these calculations to the edge can bring a lot of utility to the end user by reducing latency and load on the network, while also keeping more sensitive data on-device. This can come in handy…

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