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A startup will bring Gucci to your door in 90 minutes (for some reason)

Mashable

Thanks to a partnership with London-based fashion technology company Farfetch, you can soon get Gucci clothing and accessories whisked to your door within 90 minutes. Farfetch announced the partnership Wednesday, as the company showcases what it's calling "The Store of the Future" -- software and devices that aim to help luxury brands gather more information on customers in stores and online. Customers will be able to shop for select items of Kering-owned Gucci goods via Farfetch's app and website, and have those orders fulfilled within 90 minutes from Gucci stores in London, New York, Dubai, Los Angeles, Madrid, Miami, Milan, Paris, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. The Gucci collaboration with Farfetch comes as competition heats up in online luxury. In a call with investors Tuesday, LVMH's chief financial officer Jean-Jacques Guiony said the world's largest luxury group would be the latest to ramp up multi-brand e-commerce, considering a new site for its luxury department store Le Bon Marché.


New Emirates routes; China Airlines milestone; JAL teams with American

The Japan Times

Emirates has announced three new Airbus A380 destinations, running its flagship three-class double-decker aircraft from Dubai to Tokyo, Casablanca and Sao Paulo. With the triple deployment, Emirates is the first airline to operate scheduled A380 services to Latin America, as well as to North Africa. In addition, the Emirates A380 service to Sao Paulo marks the airline's 10th year of operations in Brazil since beginning daily flights between Dubai and Sao Paulo in October 2007. Emirates had previously served Narita International Airport with an A380. The reintroduction of this service and increase in capacity is in response to the healthy demand for travel between Japan and Dubai.


NVIDIA Research Takes NeurIPS Attendees on AI Road Trip NVIDIA Blog

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Take a joyride through a 3D urban neighborhood that looks like Tokyo, or New York, or maybe Rio de Janeiro -- all imagined by AI. We've introduced at this week's NeurIPS conference AI research that allows developers to render fully synthetic, interactive 3D worlds. While still early stage, this work shows promise for a variety of applications, including VR, autonomous vehicle development and architecture. The tech is among several NVIDIA projects on display here in Montreal. Attendees huddled around a green and black racing chair in our booth have been wowed by the demo, which lets drivers navigate around an eight-block world rendered by the neural network.


Google will construct three new undersea cables in 2019

Mashable

The company, a division of Alphabet Inc., has announced that it will expand its Cloud services to five new regions, and build three new submarine cables to service its capacity needs. Google's Cloud platform is already up and running in thirteen regions including Tokyo, Taiwan, Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, London, Belgium, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo, Oregon, Iowa, Northern Virginia, and South Carolina. The company estimates that its network currently accounts for 25% of all internet traffic. The platform will expand to Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Montreal, the Netherlands, and Finland. This means companies in these regions who leverage Google's Cloud Platform for their server capacity in these regions will experience higher performance and fewer service disruptions.


Busca de melhor caminho entre múltiplas origens e múltiplos destinos em redes complexas que representam cidades

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Was investigated in this paper the use of a search strategy in the problem of finding the best path among multiple origins and multiple destinations. In this kind of problem, it must be decided within a lot of combinations which is the best origin and the best destination, and also the best path between these two regions. One remarkable difficulty to answer this sort of problem is to perform the search in a reduced time. This monography is a extension of previous research in which the problem described here was studied only in a bus network in the city of Fortaleza. This extension consisted of an exploration of the search strategy in graphs that represent public ways in cities like Fortaleza, Mumbai and Tokyo.