Daily Archives: 15.02.2021

Analysis: P&G’s Failed Billie Deal Could Have Chilling Effect On Consumer Startup Acquisitions

Last month, Procter & Gamble called off its planned purchase of Billie, a subscription service for shaving and body-care products for women, after federal antitrust regulators alleged the deal stifled competition. The failed acquisition could be a sign that antitrust regulators are scrutinizing such deals more closely, and that could prompt fewer acquisitions of consumer startups by large companies, according ...

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Where is my hand? Deep hand segmentation for visual self-recognition in humanoid robots

The perception of self, that is, the ability to detect its own body and distinguish it from the background, is beneficial both for self-centered actions and interaction with other agents. Full spatial information of the hand must be known to perform difficult tasks, such as object grasping. There, simple methods such as 2D hand keypoints are not enough. Robonaut. Image ...

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Bitcoin pulls back from brink of $50,000

Once on the fringes of finance, bitcoin is fast gaining legitimacy as an asset class Bitcoin pulled back from a record high this morning and other cryptocurrencies slipped, as investors took profits from a record-breaking rally that had pushed bitcoin close to $50,000. Bitcoin fell as much as 5.6% to $45,914 in Asian trading hours after having posting a record ...

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