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April 22

Volkswagen joins IBM-backed blockchain platform for cobalt supply chains. The new platform aims to ensure major companies can “trace and record the flow of minerals across the supply chain in near real-time.” LG Chem and the Ford Motor Company are among the other multinational corporations to have joined the platform so far.

April 19

Scientists created a CRISPR tool that can wipe out longer pieces of DNA. The new technique uses CRISPR-Cas3, and it could allow researchers to delete long stretches of genetic code to better understand diseases.

April 18

Shared electric scooter rides accounted for 45.8% of all micromobility trips in 2018. Compared to the year prior, more than twice as many trips were taken on micromobility services.

April 17

First U.S. patients treated with CRISPR as human gene-editing trials get underway. It involves removing immune system cells from patients, genetically modifying them in the lab and infusing the modified cells back into the body.

April 16

Nestlé, Carrefour work with IBM to track mashed potato brand with blockchain. Shoppers will be able to scan a QR code with their smartphones to know exactly where the potatoes in a specific packet came from.

April 15

Large businesses don’t have to be lousy innovators. The difference between a Blockbuster and an IBM is the ability of leaders to sustain and rejuvenate the innovation capacity of their companies. Leaders need to map and clarify their options for both product and business-model innovation.

April 12

Celebrating 50,000 commercial deliveries this week in 100 cities around the world, robot deliveries will change the way consumers shop. The customer behavior is called “top up” shopping, and it pairs well with delivery robots.

April 11

Western Union partners with crypto wallet for cross-border transfers. The partnership is a significant boost to Western Union’s blockchain efforts.

April 10

Google’s wing drones approved to make public deliveries in australia. The approval comes after an 18 month trial and 3,000 deliveries.

April 9

Venture Capital In Q1 2019: roughly $74.96 billion was invested across all stages, down a considerable 19 percent from last quarter’s global highs.