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Verge Aero Sets Two World Records with 1,000 Drone Show on New Year’s Eve

Verge Aero technology took center stage at a groundbreaking event that set two world records during the 2024 New Year's Eve celebrations in Ras Al Khaimah. The record was set in collaboration with Ras Al Kaimah and Fireworks by Grucci, creating a breathtaking display along the city's waterfront. This spectacular show featured an impressive lineup [...]

By |2024-01-30T08:29:03-05:00January 30th, 2024|

Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo Ultra to include AI Accelerator from MemryX

Since Intel doesn’t plan a desktop CPU with AI capabilities until later this year, PC makers are turning to chip startups instead –and the future may be in the Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo Ultra, potentially with AI cards from MemryX and Kinara inside. Lenovo will launch the ThinkCentre Neo Ultra in June for about $1,000, product [...]

By |2024-01-30T08:13:52-05:00January 30th, 2024|

Verge Aero puts on Epic drone show wows crowd at UT Longhorn football game

AUSTIN, Texas — Verge Aero, based in Buda, just outside of Austin, is taking elaborate drone shows to new heights, using cutting-edge technology to tell stories in the sky. So, when the University of Texas was looking for a company to elevate the fan experience at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium they called Verge Aero, and [...]

By |2023-10-31T11:15:26-05:00October 31st, 2023|

Pulsora, the Sustainability Management Platform, Raises $20 Million for Global Expansion

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pulsora (formerly known as pulsESG), the all-in-one platform for enterprise sustainability management, today announced a $20 million Series A round. The round was led by Galvanize Climate Solutions, with participation from Carica Sustainable Investments, SabancÄą Climate Ventures, Aramco Ventures, and JetBlue Ventures, along with existing investors FINTOP Capital, Builders VC, and SOMPO Holdings. [...]

By |2023-10-31T11:14:39-05:00October 31st, 2023|

Voxel51 Open-Sources Computer Vision Dataset Assistant VoxelGPT

Voxel51 recently open-sourced VoxelGPT, an AI assistant that interfaces with GPT-3.5 to produce Python code for querying computer vision datasets. InfoQ spoke with Jason Corso, co-founder and CSO of Voxel51, who shared their lessons and insights gained while developing VoxelGPT. In any data science project, data exploration and visualization is a key early step, but [...]

By |2023-10-31T11:10:26-05:00October 31st, 2023|

Traxen signs global exclusive partnership with Eaton for AI-powered iQ-Cruise system

Plymouth, Mich. … Traxen today announced an exclusive global alliance with intelligent power management company Eaton to sell, distribute, service, and provide installation support for their cutting-edge iQ-Cruise® system. This collaboration aims to support the commercial transportation industry by improving fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability while helping fleet profitability. Unlike existing available adaptive or predictive cruise control [...]

By |2023-10-31T11:09:24-05:00October 31st, 2023|

Refraction Chick-fil-A robots roll out in Georgia, bringing meals at ‘hen’-credible speeds

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — At a groundbreaking ceremony, Chick-fil-A unveiled its new delivery robots, and fans of the chicken brand can see them soon in Georgia. The Atlanta-based company showed off the delivery robots at its Avalon location in Alpharetta. A ribbon cutting happened on Thursday at 10 a.m., where a live demonstration took take place [...]

By |2023-10-31T11:08:13-05:00October 31st, 2023|

MemryX and Edge Impulse Integrate Tools to Accelerate AI Hardware Development

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edge Impulse, the world's leading AI developer platform, and MemryX, the world's leading AI hardware-based accelerator, together are transforming the AI workflow by streamlining the development, testing, and deployment of AI models. Developing and deploying AI models to edge-based hardware has always been a complex challenge for enterprises and developers. The process [...]

By |2023-10-31T11:06:37-05:00October 31st, 2023|

BlastPoint elevates past $5.25 million in funding, targets increasing headcount by 50% before year’s end

An East Liberty startup has surpassed an investment milestone of over $5.25 million in seed funding and it's now looking to increase its workforce by about 50% of its current headcount before the end of the year. BlastPoint Inc., a software firm that provides companies with affordable and accessible artificial intelligence-powered data tools for market [...]

By |2023-10-31T11:05:07-05:00October 31st, 2023|

Strata Oncology Announces New Data Supporting Utility of Immunotherapy Response Score to Guide First-Line Treatment Decisions

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Strata Oncology, Inc. ("Strata"), a next-generation precision oncology company enabling smarter and earlier cancer treatment, today announced new data showing its proprietary biomarker algorithm, Immunotherapy Response Score (IRS), supports informed clinical decisions for first-line treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) beyond the standard of care biomarker PD-L1 immunohistochemistry [...]

By |2023-10-31T11:02:41-05:00October 31st, 2023|

Sight Machine Factory CoPilot Democratizes Industrial Data With Generative AI

SAN FRANCISCO, July 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sight Machine Inc. today announced the release of Factory CoPilot, democratizing industrial data through the power of generative artificial intelligence. By integrating Sight Machine’s Manufacturing Data Platform with Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service, Factory CoPilot brings unprecedented ease of access to manufacturing problem solving, analysis and reporting. Using [...]

By |2023-10-31T11:01:03-05:00October 31st, 2023|

Rachio Is My Favorite Smart Hose Timer

Smart hose timers make so much sense on paper—they allow you to turn anything attached to your hose spigot on and off from anywhere using your phone. And if it’s raining, the smart timer will know and turn off the flow for you. It will also track how much water you’re using, allow you to set up automated watering schedules, [...]

By |2023-10-31T11:00:20-05:00October 31st, 2023|

Aperia Technologies Unveils State-of-the-Art Headquarters

Aperia Technologies, Inc., a global provider of tire management solutions that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, announced the unveiling of its new company headquarters, which it says “is a testament to its remarkable growth and commitment to pioneering innovation. The new location is at 3160 Corporate Place, Hayward, Calif. 94545. Strategically located [...]

By |2023-10-31T09:26:07-05:00October 31st, 2023|

Akadeum Life Sciences Previews First-of-its-kind Microbubble Cell Separation Instrument

ANN ARBOR, MI, Oct. 10, 2023 – Akadeum Life Sciences, the global leaders in buoyancy-based cell separation technology, have announced today the preview of their AlerionTM cell separation system. The instrument will provide a closed system for separating T cells from a leukopak using Akadeum’s revolutionary Buoyancy Activated Cell Sorting (BACS™) microbubble technology. The instrument promises to [...]

By |2023-10-31T09:24:21-05:00October 31st, 2023|

Mobileforce Adds Key New Customers for its Intelligent and Integrated RevOps-as-a-Service Platform

Mobileforce announced today the addition of new industry-leading customers for its intelligent and integrated RevOps-as-a-Service (ROAS) platform, including visionary companies SportSafe, the leading sports equipment supplier and installer in the UK, and iSolved, a leading HCM technology provider. Mobileforce also announced year-over-year tripling of customers for its unified ROAS platform that includes CPQ (configure, price [...]

By |2023-10-31T09:23:47-05:00October 31st, 2023|

BlastPoint elevates past $5.25 million in funding, targets increasing headcount by 50% before year’s end

An East Liberty startup has surpassed an investment milestone of over $5.25 million in seed funding and it's now looking to increase its workforce by about 50% of its current headcount before the end of the year. BlastPoint Inc., a software firm that provides companies with affordable and accessible artificial intelligence-powered data tools for market [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:13:51-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Akadeum Launches T Cell Activation and Expansion Using Positive Selection and Expands Leukopak Cell Isolation Product Lines

Akadeum Life Sciences, a global leader in buoyancy-based cell separation and activation technology, is announcing the launch of a new series of products for cell therapy research and development—enabling direct leukopak human immune cell isolation and T-cell activation/expansion kits at the American Society of Gene + Cell Therapy's 26th Annual Meeting from May 16-20, 2023 [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:11:51-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Aperia to Accelerate Impact & Expansion With Growth Financing Led By Lime Rock New Energy

Aperia Technologies Inc., the leading supplier of tire management technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, today announced the closing of a $45 million growth equity financing led by Lime Rock New Energy. The move will accelerate Aperia’s product development roadmap, growth into new markets, and new customer delivery models to solidify its [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:10:32-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Cobalt’s 5th Annual State of Pentesting Report Uncovers Implications for Enterprise Security, Teams Threaten to Quit From Burnout

Cobalt, the Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) company that is modernizing the manual pentesting model, today announced its fifth annual State of Pentesting Report. This year’s report highlights the impact of talent shortages and budget cuts on security teams’ performance and plans for 2023. With cybersecurity teams struggling to manage the remediation process and monitor [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:09:11-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Mobileforce, SugarCRM Announce Partnership for Fully Integrated Field Service Management & Quote-to-Cash Sales Execution

Mobileforce, a leading provider of intelligent cloud-based Field Service Management (FSM) and Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions, today announced its partnership with SugarCRM, provider of the award-winning AI-driven CRM platform, to provide fully integrated field service management and quote-to-cash sales execution. Today’s mobile workforce needs all customer tools at their fingertips, both in the office, [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:04:29-05:00May 31st, 2023|

From Start-Up To Sustainability Leader: Smart Yard Innovator Rachio Marks A Decade Of Conservation

The concept of ‘tech for good’ is often overplayed and unachievable for many start-ups and larger tech companies. But for some applications there is a natural connection between delivering innovative products and contributing to a more sustainable world. Denver-based Rachio hit the market in 2014 with an award-winning smart sprinkler controller, a technology that conserves [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:03:11-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Strata Oncology Announces Launch and Medicare Coverage for Strata Select, a First-of-its-kind Immunotherapy Test

Strata Oncology, Inc. ("Strata"), a next-generation precision oncology company enabling smarter and earlier cancer treatment, today announced the launch of Strata Select™, a first-of-its-kind molecular profiling test for patients with advanced cancer. The new diagnostic test features the Immunotherapy Response Score, a novel multivariate predictive biomarker algorithm for anti-PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy benefit. Strata Select is [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:01:31-05:00May 31st, 2023|

MemryX Inc. and Cachengo Partner to Deliver High-Performance, Scalable Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Platform

MemryX Inc., a pioneering startup focused on accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) processing for edge devices, announced it has formed a partnership with Cachengo, a leading AI hardware and software provider, to be the exclusive provider of artificial intelligence processors for their modular compute and storage servers. Cachengo's modular edge servers are optimized for local computer [...]

By |2023-05-31T07:59:22-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Refraction AI and Austin Scientists Focus on Helping AI Do Good

Refraction AI's REV-1 robots make deliveries in South Congress, Downtown, and the UT campus, traveling about 10-15 miles per hour, typically in bike lanes or on the road's shoulder. "We have petabytes of video data of robots moving through space and consumers interacting with robots," Refraction AI CEO Luke Schneider said. "This is essentially a [...]

By |2023-05-31T07:58:00-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Clinc AI Announces Dynamic Partnership with Digital Innovator Unblu

ANN ARBOR, MI, UNITED STATES, December 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Clinc is pleased to announce its latest partnership with Unblu, a leading provider of omnichannel digital engagement solutions for banks and credit unions. The partnership between Clinc’s industry leading Conversational AI and Unblu’s human to human conversational solutions will allow financial institutions to create digital experiences that will [...]

By |2022-12-30T09:43:22-05:00December 30th, 2022|

Akadeum Life Sciences Launches First of its Kind Product Benefitting Cell and Gene Therapy Research Following Successful Data from Early Access Program

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc., a global leader in buoyancy-based cell separation technology, announces their Microbubble Leukopak Human T Cell Isolation research-use-only kit that resulted from successful external user data with early adopters. Akadeum’s T cell isolation kit is an industry first to incorporate Buoyancy Activated Cell Sorting [...]

By |2022-12-30T09:40:17-05:00December 30th, 2022|

MemryX in Ann Arbor Opens R&D Center in Bangalore, India

MemryX Inc. in Ann Arbor, a startup focused on accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) processing for edge devices, today announced it has opened an engineering center in Bangalore, India. “As the world continues to become more reliant on AI, many traditional chip makers continue to extend existing architectures and make difficult tradeoffs in terms of power, [...]

By |2022-12-30T09:38:56-05:00December 30th, 2022|

Sight Machine Blueprint Enables Automated Data Labeling and Comprehensive Analysis of All Manufacturing Data

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sight Machine, creator of the data foundation for manufacturing, today announced that it has released Sight Machine Blueprint, a tool developed in collaboration with NVIDIA and Microsoft that provides manufacturers with high-speed, automated data labeling, mapping data tags to plant assets and the context they need to interpret their plant data. [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:16:58-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Strata Oncology Announces Expansion of Clinical Collaboration with Pfizer for Strata PATH Trial into Early-Stage Cancer

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Strata Oncology, Inc. a next-generation precision oncology company enabling smarter and earlier cancer treatment, today announced expansion of its clinical collaboration with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) in the Strata Precision Indications for Approved THerapies (Strata PATHTM) trial. Strata PATH is a prospective pan-tumor therapeutic trial designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of multiple FDA-approved cancer therapies [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:16:00-05:00November 30th, 2022|

observIQ Announces Enterprise Edition of Open Source Observability Pipeline BindPlane OP

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 3, 2022 — Continuing its commitment to open source observability, observIQ announces the enterprise edition of BindPlane OP. BindPlane OP provides the ability to control observability costs and simplify the management of telemetry agents at scale while avoiding vendor lock-in. BindPlane OP Enterprise adds 24/7 support, direct access to the BindPlane OP product team, [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:14:26-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Leading Pentest Provider Cobalt and NTT DATA Enable Digital Businesses to Innovate Securely

Cobalt, leading Pentest-as-a-Service (PtaaS) company modernizing the traditional pentesting model, today announced a partnership with NTT DATA, a digital business and IT services leader to offer deeper security services to its clients in the U.S. “Cobalt recognizes that enterprises need to engage with MSSPs for trusted guidance and access to industry-leading security services. This is why [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:13:31-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Aperia Technologies Expands into Australia with its Halo Tire Inflator

BURLINGAME, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aperia Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of tire management technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, announced today the company’s expansion into Australia with its flagship product, the Halo Tire Inflator®. “We’re seeing a global systemic shift to evaluate best business practices to reduce carbon emissions, and having a global [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:11:21-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Verge Aero gets Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent

Verge Aero flew a dazzling drone show on the premiere episode of America’s Got Talent: Extreme! only to receive the Golden Buzzer from legendary judge Simon Cowell. This sends Verge Aero directly to the show finale to compete against six other finalists. America’s Got Talent: Extreme! features a diverse mix of the most extraordinary and mind-blowing acts that don’t [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:04:23-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Voxel51 Raises $12.5M Series A to Bring Transparency and Clarity to Computer Vision Data

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Voxel51, a data-centric machine learning software company, announced today that it has raised a $12.5 million Series A funding round from Drive Capital, Top Harvest Capital, Shasta Ventures, and existing investors. The round follows the company's $2.875M Seed round from eLab Ventures, ID Ventures, and the University of Michigan. With more than 150,000 monthly active [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:01:55-05:00November 30th, 2022|

pulsESG Announces Strategic Investment and Partnership with Workday Ventures for ESG Performance Management and Disclosure Solution

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--pulsESGTM, a public benefit corporation dedicated to empowering purpose-driven enterprises to manage and improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) footprint, announced today that it has received a strategic investment from Workday Ventures and joined the Workday Software Partner Program. The new partnership aims to support joint Workday and pulsESG customers to better respond to [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:00:39-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Chick-fil-A’s Refraction.AI robots take on a life of their own

Chick-fil-A is testing another version of delivery using autonomous bots. The Atlanta-based restaurant chain said it is testing a fleet of delivery robots in a limited number of units in California, Texas and Florida. In Austin, Texas, the test is in partnership with Refraction AI. The goal is to cut delivery costs and enhance restaurant [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:33:08-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Strata Oncology Expands Sentinel Trial with Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute and University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 23, 2022 – Strata Oncology, Inc., a next-generation precision oncology company enabling smarter and earlier cancer treatment, today announced that Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute and the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center have joined as clinical trial sites in the Strata SentinelTM trial, a prospective, observational study of the StrataMRDTM minimal [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:30:02-05:00August 12th, 2022|

ADAS & Safety Systems: Traxen to produce 400 iQ-Pilot™ units for United Road Services

USA – Traxen Inc1 has announced a contract with United Road Services Inc, a haulage firm, also based in Plymouth, Michigan, to begin production of a smart-adaptive cruise control technology for Class 8 trucks which Traxen claims can reduce annual fuel consumption by 10%. The contract to produce 400 units of the ‘iQPilot™ marks Traxen’s [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:27:48-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Sight Machine recognized as a finalist of 2022 Microsoft Manufacturing & Supply Chain Partner of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sight Machine Inc. today announced it has been named a finalist of the 2022 Microsoft Manufacturing & Supply Chain Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:25:16-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Rachio users achieve environmental milestone of 50B gallons of water saved through optimized irrigation

Approximately 45% of the US is in a drought, making the need for water-saving solutions especially pertinent. Tech innovator and smart sprinkler company Rachio has now helped US homeowners save 50 billion gallons of water and counting, with its water-efficient sprinkler controllers. Connected technologies are now standard in American society, and companies like Rachio have harnessed this technology [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:23:44-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Accenture Invests in pulsESG™ to Advance ESG andSustainability Measurement, Decision Making and Reporting for Companies

NEW YORK; June 25, 2022 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has made a strategic investment,through Accenture Ventures, in pulsESG, Inc., a public benefit corporation dedicated to empowering purpose-driven enterprises to manage and improve theirenvironmental, social, and governance (ESG) footprint. Backed by $10 million in earlier seed funding from other leading impact-driven investors, pulsESG is the latest [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:22:29-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Cobalt Marks Start of 2022 with New CEO, Continued Momentum for PtaaS Adoption

Cobalt, the leading Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) company, today announced the milestones it achieved in the first half of 2022, including the addition of new CEO Chris Manton-Jones. Today’s technology infrastructure and threat landscape are only growing more complex. It's more important than ever to have high-quality, fast pentesting for businesses to help protect [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:20:02-05:00August 12th, 2022|

observIQ Expands Partnership with Google Cloud to Support OpenTelemetry

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Open source telemetry innovator observIQ has expanded its partnership with Google Cloud and Google Cloud's Operations Suite, to improve telemetry for managing all business-critical applications and environments. The partnership will increase visibility into workloads running on Google Compute Engine. Google Cloud customers can now use OpenTelemetry logs and metrics collection with support from [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:15:54-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Will Akadeum’s Floating Bubbles Be the Next Big Thing in Cell Separation?

Akadeum Life Sciences has scored a patent for its method of buoyancy-based cell sorting (BACS) technologies from biological fluid samples. The Ann Arbor, MI-based firm says the use of microbubbles are used to separate targeted cell groups. Most notably, the patent protects Akadeum's T and B Cell isolation kits along with its entire portfolio of [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:14:36-05:00August 12th, 2022|

LineLeap: The Disney fast pass but for bars

The app LineLeap has taken advantage of the reopening of venues this past year and has spread to businesses near the University of Arizona. LineLeap is an app that gives customers perks such as line-skip passes, cover, event tickets and more when attending local bars, clubs and venues. This platform has just surpassed over 200,000 users [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:12:37-05:00August 12th, 2022|

MemryX Is A New AI Company We Actually Need

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all around us, in the cars we drive to the smartphones we use, powering our most favored or despised apps. Consequently, one of the major growth drivers in the semiconductor industry is AI. It’s everywhere and revolutionizing the way humans interact with the modern world, from the datacenter to the device [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:08:42-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Traxen’s cutting edge technology – available for external customers in January 2022

As of January 1st, 2022, Traxen is making their rugged ADAS domain controller available to external customers for the first time via a new e-commerce page on their website. This contains their cutting edge technology, which can be sold for multiple applications. The artificial intelligence product will now be available for use on rapid prototype or [...]

By |2021-12-30T15:03:55-05:00December 30th, 2021|

Strata Oncology Named to the 2021 CB Insights Digital Health 150

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CB Insights today named Strata Oncology to its third annual Digital Health 150, which showcases the 150 most promising private digital health companies in the world. This year's Digital Health 150 was unveiled live during CB Insights' annual Future of Health event. The 2021 Digital Health 150 cohort has raised roughly $14.9B in aggregate funding across 522 [...]

By |2021-12-30T15:02:26-05:00December 30th, 2021|

Akadeum’s First Rising Innovators Research Award Recipient

Akadeum is thrilled to announce the first recipient of the Rising Innovators Research Award! Congratulations to Giselle Borges e Soares from Dr. Katherine Wall’s Laboratory at the University of Toledo. Giselle used Akadeum’s Mouse CD4+ T Cell Isolation Kit in the course of her research, obtaining 95-97% purity with ease. The success of downstream experiments is dependent upon the quality [...]

By |2021-12-30T14:53:52-05:00December 30th, 2021|

Refraction AI Robots Are Rolling Into Austin

Delivery robots are coming to Austin. Food delivery service company Refraction AI’s REV-1 robots — small electric-run machines that operate autonomously — are delivering orders from local pizzeria mini-chain Southside Flying Pizza throughout downtown Austin, Travis Heights, and along South Congress Avenue as of today, June 14. CEO Luke Schneider tells Eater that the company decided to expand to [...]

By |2021-06-25T09:27:56-05:00June 25th, 2021|
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