Tag: Connected

Tonal Announces $110M in New Capital, Building on its Leadership in Connected Strength Training

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tonal, the world’s most advanced strength and personal training platform that combines proprietary digital weight, artificial intelligence, and expert-led coaching, today announced $110M in new capital, further establishing itself as the clear leader in connected strength training.

This round is funded by leading growth-stage investors, including the Growth Fund of returning investor L Catterton, the largest and most global consumer-focused private equity firm, as well as returning investors Sapphire Sport, Shasta Ventures, Mayfield, Evolution Media, and THVC. New investors include Delta-v Capital, the Amazon Alexa Fund, and Mousse Partners. Additional strategic investors include Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers, and professional golfer Michelle Wie.

This capital will allow Tonal to accelerate marketing initiatives and scale its supply chain and logistics to more quickly meet its unprecedented demand, while also rolling out new software-driven product innovations and a wider

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Connected Commerce: Facebook’s ‘Watch Together’

Today in the connected economy: Facebook enhances Messenger for social streaming, Visa pushes Click-to-Pay into Canada, and TVPage integrates its social selling apps with SAP.

Facebook Launches ‘Watch Together’ Feature to Bring People Together Virtually

Facebook is adding a “Watch Together” feature to its popular chat app, Messenger, to make it easier for friends and family to watch TV and movies “together” in a virtual space.

Visa’s Click to Pay Rolls Out in Canada

Following its success in the U.S., Visa’s Click-to-Pay is coming to Canada. According to Visa, the rollout is aimed at helping merchants reduce shopping cart abandonment, achieving a single integration for participating card brands and creating a simpler, smoother digital checkout experience.

Alibaba Eyes $3B Investment In Ride-Hailing Giant Grab

Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba has injected a business-saving $3 billion investment into ride-hailing firm Grab after the pandemic decimated

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United Kingdom Connected Vehicle Market: New Opportunities, Top Trends, Rising Demand, Emerging Growth, Business Development, and Regional Analysis

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Sep 13, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
The United Kingdom connected vehicle market is expected to show double-digit growth rates. The U.K. government is realizing its dream of making the nation a self-driving research hub. UK Autodrive, a publicly funded consortium that includes Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, and TATA Motors, announced a new set of trials with a focus on self-driving cars and vehicles that can instantly share information with other motorists and city infrastructure. Recent testing and development signaling systems, that can be disseminated by emergency services – ambulances, fire trucks and police cars – to nearby drivers, advising about areas that should be avoided, are being developed.

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UK Autodrive is constantly looking at connected traffic lights that could help self-driving vehicles optimize their speed limits, avoid red lights and reduce

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