Uber date-hailing. Startups for smarter firearms. Corporations work with blockchain.
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Here are this week's top briefs.

The Future Of Fashion: From Design To Merchandising, How Tech Is Reshaping The Industry
A look at the evolution of the fashion industry and where technology is taking it next, from AR/VR dressing rooms to temperature-changing fabrics and beyond.

The Race For AI: Google, Intel, Apple In A Rush To Grab Artificial Intelligence Startups
Around 42% of the AI companies acquired since 2013 have had VC backing.

Uber Acquires Matchmaking Tech As Part Of Patent Buying Spree
Does Uber plan to match carpool riders based on common interests or even possible romantic synergy? Uber's growing patent portfolio points to future possibilities for the ride-sharing platform.

China Investment In US Tech Slumps
After hitting a peak in 2015, the number of Chinese investor-backed deals to private US-based tech companies fell for the second-straight year.

Gun Tech: Startups Working To Make Firearms Smarter And Safer
Smart gun technologies range from fingerprint-enabled gun locks, to smart gun storage devices, to enhanced guns that alert owners when they are moved.

CRISPR. What is it? And why is the scientific community so fascinated by its potential applications? Starting with its definition, we explain how this technology harnesses an ancient bacteria-based defense system — and how it will impact the world around us today.

19 Corporations Working On Blockchain And Distributed Ledgers
Blockchains and distributed ledgers are being piloted by organizations from Walmart to Goldman Sachs to Maersk. We take a look at how the technology will be implemented. We also look at how a few governments and non-profits are using the tech.

Wealth Managers Beware: Emerging Fintechs Are Coming For Retirement Planning Next
A new breed of robo-retirement startups have positioned themselves to take on incumbents and the $27.3T of assets held in retirement accounts.

How Blockchain Could Disrupt Banking
Blockchain is transforming everything from payments transactions to how money is raised in the private market. As it picks up momentum, will the traditional banking industry embrace this new technology or be replaced by it?

28 Industries Other Than Auto That Driverless Cars Could Turn Upside Down
Fast food, real estate, hotels, and airlines — many large industries will have to shift their strategies in the wake of driverless cars.

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