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What’s With All This Metaverse Talk?

The metaverse is such a loose set of ideas and technologies today that it’s impossible to definitively identify a timeline, market potential, or go-to-market options without strict, low-level definitions for what the metaverse is and is not.

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Desktop Metal Acquires Largest Additive Manufacturing Rival ExOne in $575M MBJ Power Play

Together, the combined entity greatly consolidates the MBJ landscape and clears any question of who the market leader is.

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Glasgow: The Circular City Hosting the COP26

Glasgow is a city with a long industrial history, but what is it doing to become a future-proof resilient city?

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Helium Blockchain Hits the Gas

The global blockchain-based LoRaWAN network recently hit 134k deployed Hotspots and announced an influx of US$111 million through a token transaction—two remarkable feats for a startup with a live network that is barely two years old.

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The Impact of PTC’s Acquisitions and Partner Strategy on Product Development

Since the $112 million acquisition of ThingWorx in 2013, PTC has spent more than US$2 billion on acquisitions and strategic partnerships. 

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Michael Larner
Michael Larner
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Mining Industry Forecast to Embrace Digitalization with Spend Reaching US$9.3 Billion in 2030

Mining firms are starting to appreciate the benefits that digital technologies can deliver, such as having insights on changing geological conditions to ensure workforce safety and the condition of their equipment to avoid unplanned downtime.  ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, forecasts that miners’ spend on digital technologies will grow by a CAGR of 5.2% over this decade and reach US$9.3 billion in 2030.

While the needs are critical, technology suppliers cannot assume that example deployments from other verticals will resonate with miners. Often individual mining plants operate autonomously with relevant references from other mines a key investment criteria. Suppliers will need to be patient and support partners to build their credibility in the vertical,” explains Michael Larner, Principal Analyst, Industrial & Manufacturing.

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Susan Beardslee
Susan Beardslee
Principal Analyst

Over 139,000 Highly Automated Commercial Vehicles Expected to Ship Globally in 2026

As factory production begins for leading OEMs within the next three years, SAE Level 4 autonomy will move from modified heavy-duty trucks and pilots to a reality across multiple regions.  According to ABI Research, these vehicle shipments will rise worldwide by 186% from 2024 to 2026.

TuSimple with Navistar plan to launch in 2024, with their Autonomous Freight Network underway with partners like Penske Truck Leasing.  Others gaining momentum include Plus, planned for 2024 and IPO candidate Aurora, anticipating integration with PACCAR and Volvo in 2023,” states Susan Beardslee, Principal Analyst, Supply Chain Management and Logistics. OEMs, along with start-ups and established partners like Intel’s Mobileye and HERE Technologies, are moving rapidly toward commercialization across North America, Europe, and Asia.

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Big Tech failed with contact tracing. Can it do better with vaccine passport apps?

CNN Business

"If Big Tech has specific apps they will work with, then this would go a long way to cut down on the volume of app solutions that are currently flooding the market," said Sam Gazeley, digital research analyst at ABI Research. "It would help to a degree by removing the risk of fraudulent certification from forged documents entering circulation."

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‘Why should somebody deliver your Chipotle in a 4,000-pound vehicle?’: This electric car is sparking excitement

Boston Globe

James Hodgson, principal analyst for smart transportation at ABI Research, warned that beginning a new car company from scratch is “phenomenally difficult. There’s a good reason we’ve had more or less the same automotive brands for the past hundred years,” he said. 

 Still, electric cars are cheaper to design and build than internal-combustion models, said Hodgson, and so a horde of companies have entered the market — not just Tesla, but companies that include Lucid Motors, Fisker, Lordstown Motors, and Rivian. “It’s a brand-new area of competition in which the incumbents have no advantage,” said Hodgson.

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