Weekly news: Coleto and evoMAG are buddies, the 2017 most innovative companies, Cassie the robot to the rescue


Coleto shakes hands with evoMAG

Coleto announced an important partnership with evoMAG. The collaboration between the two companies will facilitate the delivery of parcels ordered online, in a large network of delivery locations. The customers will be able to pick-up their orders whenever they like and they will not have to wait anymore for the delivery agents at home or at the office. Coleto is a delivery network based on distributed delivery points that has just entered the Romanian market. evoMAG is one of the most important e-shops in Romania from in last 12 years.

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amazonWhich are the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies?

This year marks the 10th edition of the World’s Most Innovative Companies ranking. The reporting team sifts through thousands of enterprises each year, searching for those that tap both heartstrings and purse strings and use the engine of commerce to make a difference in the world. Impact is among the key criteria. Here are the first companies in this top: 01. AMAZON (for offering even more, even faster and smarter); 02. GOOGLE (for developing a photographic memory); 03. UBER (for accelerating autonomous driving).

Read more at Fastcompany

Uniunea EuropeanaNew rules allowing Europeans to travel and enjoy online content services across borders

Europeans will soon be able to fully use their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music services when traveling within the EU, according to the agreement reached this evening by negotiators of the European Parliament, the Member States, and the European Commission. This is the first agreement related to the modernisation of EU copyright rules as proposed by the Commission in the Digital Single Market strategy. The agreed text must now be formally confirmed by the Council of the EU and the European Parliament. Once adopted, the rules will become applicable in all EU Member States by the beginning of 2018 as the Regulation grants providers and right holders a 9 month period to prepare for the application of the new rules.

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robot CassieRobot Cassie will deliver your groceries

Agility Robotics unveiled a bipedal robot called Cassie this week. The company, which spun out of the ATRIAS project at Oregon State University, is focused on “legged locomotion” and hopes to someday engineer robots that can walk just like people. The bots could someday be used to assist soldiers in the field, for emergency services like search and rescue missions, or even for tasks like grocery deliveries — just like the Vespa cargo bot that also debuted this week and looks a bit less creepy. With better user control systems and AI, Cassie can move closer to its full potential — but that’s still a way down the road. For now, we’ll call it a win when the bot can master stairs on its own.

More details at Mashable


ghiduri practice Canopy3 practical e-guides to grow your online business

Do you want to learn step by step how you can grow your online business? And all that being applied to your brand, with hands-on exercises and case studies! Canopy and Smart Bill just launched 3 business guides focusing on efficiency. These are useful tools for everyone who wants to understand better the online market and the opportunities it brings. They are practical guides, featuring all the necessary steps for a company to develop online, from brand building and brand awareness to result-oriented promotion strategies, through performance marketing. The guides called How to invoice more clients effectively can be downloaded for free.

More details at Canopy