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Nureni Akanji

I hold a Bachelor of Technology in Mathematics and Computer Science. I am a Content Writer and I have written lots of contents for blogs.
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Proteus Digital HealthProteus Digital Health was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 27, 2021 2:55 pm
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Proteus Digital Health is a company that creates digital medicines that collectobtain and aggregate various behavioral, physiological and therapeutic metrics.

Proteus Digital Health is a leading innovator that is leading the Digital Medicines revolution. Proteus is building a new category of pharmaceuticals: Digital Medicines. Digital Medicine includes drugs that communicate when they have been taken, wearable sensors that capture physiologic response, applications that support patient self-care and physician decision making, and data analytics to serve the needs of doctors and health systems. The goal of Digital Medicine is to empower patients and their families, enable physicians and health systems to more effectively manage risk and ensure that outcomes are reliably achieved.

Proteus Digital Health is working towards creating smart pills and drugs with tiny sensors inside, which is capable of tracking medication adherence. The ingestible sensors of Proteus transmit a signal to a patch worn on the torso once they get to the stomach, sending a digital record to the mobile phone of patients. With permission, caregivers and doctors can monitor whether or not medications have been taken remotely through the Proteus cloud.

InVisionInVision was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 27, 2021 2:30 pm
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InVision develops design, review, and user test products.

InVision is a company that offers leading product design and development platform for teams that are developing digital products. Its inclusive platform and services allow creative collaboration across teams and geographies for enhanced speed to market and powerful business results.

Over 7 million people across global enterprises and small teams consult InVision when they are looking for digital transformation. InVision enables them to ideate, prototype and test new ideas; create repeatable and streamlined processes in design, product and engineering; and up-level workflows to move more efficiently from inspiration to production.

InVision’s customers include 100 percent of the Fortune 100 and organizations including American Express, Adidas, Boeing, Ford Motor, Netflix, HBO, Ikea, Peloton, Slack, and Virgin Atlantic.

InVision has employees in over 20 countries, the company's investors include Tiger Global, Accel, ICONIQ, Battery Ventures, FirstMark, and Spark Capital. The company is on a mission to bring design-driven innovation to all organizations. InVision offers platform for inclusive collaboration within digital product design and development.

More than 7 million people use InVision to power a repeatable and streamlined design workflow, which include tens of thousands of organizations, including 100% of the Fortune 100. For a decade, InVision has been a distributed company with people in more than 25 countries around the world.

The world’s most reputable finance companies rely on InVision Enterprise’s security tools to protect customer and business data. Its security team ensures that security best practices are implemented across all areas of network, data, system and application security, including every time monitoring and alerting.

Standard CognitionStandard Cognition was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 27, 2021 1:43 pm
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Standard Cognition participated in the YC S17 cohort of Y Combinator and the company raised an estimated $10,620,000.

Standard CognitionStandard Cognition was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 27, 2021 1:42 pm
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The company offers an AI-Powered Autonomous Checkout that enables an autonomous checkout for brick and mortar retailers with its next generation AI-powered computer vision platform.

Standard Cognition is positioned as a leader in the field of computer vision, a technology that TI Platform Management believes will bring opportunities in tens of trillions of dollars across multiple sectors.

Standard Cognition raised $150M in its Series C led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from EQT, CRV, SK Networks, and a set of investors. With the single largest investment for an autonomous checkout or pure-play computer vision company, Standard becomes the industry’s first unicorn at a billion dollar valuation. The funding is expected to be used to expand the Standard platform in new ways and bring AI-driven checkout to the masses with the opening of more than 50,000 stores in the next five years.

UdemyUdemy was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 27, 2021 12:41 pm
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In 2019, Udemy's estimated revenue was $100 million.

Udemy is a leading global marketplace for teaching and learning, connecting millions of students to the skills they need to succeed.

Udemy helps organizations to prepare for the ever-evolving future of work. Its curated collection of top-rated business and technical courses give companies, governments, and non-profits the power to develop in-house expertise and satisfy employees’ hunger for learning and development.

Top instructors from around the world tutor several millions of students on Udemy. Udemy offers the skills and tools that are used to teach what people need to learn.

Udemy has over 35 million users who are learning new skills from 57,000 expert instructors who have produced more than 130,000 online courses. Tutorials is offered to students from over 180 countries in more than 65 languages, and thousands of enterprise customers use Udemy for their employee training.

Udemy was launched by Oktay Caglar, Eren Bali, and Gagan Biyani in 2010. It is headquartered in San Francisco, and has offices in Brazil, Denver, India, Ireland and Turkey.

Ant FinancialAnt Financial was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 27, 2021 11:56 am
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Ant Financial is a financial technology company that is situated in China. It is a company that focuses on bringing inclusive financial services to the world. The company was founded 2014 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China by Lucy Peng. Jack Ma, founder and former CEO of Alibaba Group.

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Ant Financial's portfolio companies include Anyscale, eMonkey, Klarna, One97, Ubox, and Zomato. As of March 2020, Ant Financial has made 75 investments. Their most recent investment was on March 4, 2020 with Klarna. Ant Financial has had multiple exits, which include 36Kr, ELEME, and Alibaba Health Information Technology.

Ant Financial was formerly Alipay, Ant Financial Services is a spin-off of China's Alibaba and akin to PayPal in the United States. The organization has expanded beyond mobile wallet Alipay to include an online lending platform, MyBank, and an investment fund, Yu’e Bao.

In June 2018, Ant Financial introduced cross-border remittance network that is based on blockchain. Through an established partnership between its AlipayHK brand and GCash, Ant Financial offers real-time money transfer between Hong Kong and the Philippines, with lesser fees than the traditional transfer services.

Ant Financial has made use of its Artificial Intelligence expertise to improve wealth management services and made them more accessible and customizable for users. In June 2018, Ant opened up its AI services for any Chinese asset managers to modernize their services.

Ant’s AI-powered accounts on its Ant Fortune platform give fund managers new insights into their customers. In August 2018, Ant debuted 14 new target date retirement funds on Ant Fortune, in an effort to encourage personal savings for retirement in addition to China's pension system.

In 2016, Ant Financial pulled in a $4.5 billion round of funding and acquired a face-scanning verification software, EyeVerify. While competitor Tencent has usurped marketshare via the growth of WeChat Pay, Ant Financial remains a strong force, due to its expansion into new financial products and regions, and partnerships with ride-hailing platform, Didi Chuxing and food-delivery service, Ele.me.

In 2016, Ant Financial invested in a used car dealer, Alibaba’s online ticketing platform, a wealth management company, a food-delivery service, and major fast-food conglomerate Yum China. The company has made inroads in India by leveraging an existing partnership with Uber, so customers can use both AliPay and Paytm, a company it invested in two years ago, in lieu of a credit card to pay for rides.

In Europe, Ant Financial’s agreement with German payment processing terminal Wirecard allows it to be accepted in some retail shops. It also did wide outreach to merchants, by offering them customer data in exchange for accepting Alipay.

CabifyCabify was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 27, 2021 11:16 am
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Cabify is a ride-sharing company and a part of the Holding Company, Maxi Mobility. It is a company that connects private users and companies with the forms of transport that best suit their needs.

The company has the aim of making cities better places to live. Beyond Mobility as a Service (MaaS), the company seeks to offer a new future of possibilities to more than 85 cities in which it is present, respecting people and the environment.

Cabify was launched in 2011, in Madrid, and it extended, within a few months, to Latin America. The company currently operates in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.

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In 2018, Cabify reaffirmed its commitment to diversity and equality by joining the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest Corporate Social Responsibility project. Today Cabify has approximately a thousand employees spread across offices in Spain, and Latin America, and offers self-employment opportunities to hundreds of thousands of driving partners, betting on local talent.

Compass (company)Compass (company) was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 27, 2021 10:40 am
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Compass is a real estate technology company that is providing real estate listing application for buying, selling and renting properties. Compass is building the first modern real estate platform, pairing the industry’s top talent with technology to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless.

As an innovative residential real estate company, Compass empowers its agents so they can have more time for advising their clients. With the solutions-driven mindset of a startup and the sophistication of a luxury brand, Compass is considered as the future of real estate.

Through the company's proprietary platform, it is changing how agents and clients navigate the process of finding or selling a home. With more than 18,000 agents serving vibrant communities across the U.S., Compass is now the country's largest independent real estate brokerage.

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With founders Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin at the helm, Compass is led by a team of experienced innovators who are proven pioneers across technology, real estate, marketing, and finance, and are solving real estate’s most complex challenges.

EvernoteEvernote was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 27, 2021 8:46 am
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Evernote Corporation is a global, privately-owned company that is headquartered in Redwood City, California. The company also has offices in Bothell (Washington), Austin (Texas), New Delhi (India), San Diego (California), Santiago (Chile) and Tokyo (Japan).

Evernote was launched to address a growing problem that technology helped to create: how to succeed in a world where the volume and velocity of information are constantly increasing.

Evernote launched the digital personal productivity movement, and has been growing ever since. Well over 225 million people around the world have discovered Evernote, which is used in more than 25 languages every day.

Evernote offers an application that has been designed to carry out note taking, task management, and archiving. The application enables users to create notes, which can be graphics, text, audio, or saved web content.

Evernote's application is cross-platform, for macOS, Android, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. Its aplication is free to use with monthly usage limits, and offers various paid plans for expanded or lifted limits.

OneWebOneWeb was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 27, 2021 8:07 am
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OneWeb is a communications company enabling internet access for everyone. It is building a communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide connectivity to people around the world. It aims to deliver new solutions for Broadband, Government and Cellular Backhaul. Its high-speed, low-latency network will offer mobility solutions to industries such as aviation, maritime, automotive, trains, and others.

OneWeb is a global communications network company that is powered by a constellation of 650 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. OneWeb is enabling high-speed, low latency connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities everywhere around the world.

OneWeb’s satellites, together with a network of global gateway stations and a range of User Terminals, will provide an affordable, fast, high bandwidth, low-latency communications service that is connected to the future of IoT (Internet of Things), and a pathway to 5G for everyone, everywhere.

OneWeb was founded with a vision to bridge the digital divide through its network, it was acquired by the UK Government and the Bharti Group in October 2020, and has since welcomed leading satellite communications operator Eutelsat on board, as well as additional investment from SoftBank and Hughes Network Group, a key technology partner.

OneWeb has secured global priority spectrum, has a range of User Terminals in development, has a confirmed launch schedule to scale the constellation, and ground stations situated worldwide, including Norway, Portugal, Alaska, Connecticut, Florida and more.

Throughout 2021, OneWeb is testing its network and conducting demonstrations with key customers in readiness for commercial services to areas above the 50th parallel north before end of year, and then globally in 2022.

Auth0Auth0 was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 27, 2021 7:48 am
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EnablingAuth0 is enabling users to have access to single sign-on foron applications runningthat run on multiple platforms with various identity providers, using JavaScript to power applications,. developersDevelopers who are using Auth0 can customize stages of the authentication and authorization process, and connect applications and APIs to the database of users and passwords. Developers also maintain the authority to add and remove users as needed through the integration.

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Auth0 solves the most complex and large-scale identity use cases for global enterprises using its extensible and easy-to-integrate platform to secure billions of logins every year.

DJIDJI was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 26, 2021 8:05 pm
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DJI, also known as Da-Jiang Innovations, is a manufacturer of camera drones, aerial photography and video technologies, gimbal, and flight controllers for commercial airline operations. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Nanshan, it operates in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

DJI is a Chinese drone manufacturing company and a world's leader in creating and marketing consumer unmanned aerial vehicles.

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WithDJI is also known as Da-Jiang Innovations, it is a manufacturer of camera drones, aerial photography and video technologies, gimbal, and flight controllers for commercial airline operations. DJI had a reported sales in excess of $2 billion, DJI drones, cameras, and gimbal stabilizers are sold in more than 100 countries and regions.

DJI is headquartered in Shenzhen and its offices can now be located in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. DJI focuses on its vision of supporting creative, commercial, and non-profit applications of its technology.

DJI's products are redefining industries, industry professionals in agriculture, film-making, conservation, search and rescue, energy infrastructure, and more trust DJI to bring new perspectives to their tasks and help them attain feats with greater efficiency.

DJI's wholly owned subsidiary, Shenzhen Dajiang Baiwang Technology Co., Ltd., is a high-tech manufacturing facility that specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles.

Casper (company)Casper (company) was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 26, 2021 7:39 pm
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Casper is a global sleep company that launched a comfortable mattress that is sold directly to consumers, addressing the problem of commission ­driven and inflated prices. The company started by creating a comfortable mattress and shipping it to peoples' door in a tiny box.

Casper as an online mattress startup company was that established in 2014 and quickly turned to a social media phenomenon, with celebrities like Kylie Jenner posting pictures of their new mattresses on Instagram and YouTube, and influencers posting videos where they pull a new Casper mattress out of a cardboard box after it reached their doorsteps.

Today, Casper is a billion-dollar mattress company that is leading the charge of online retailers that are disrupting an industry that was previously dominated by companies who sell mattresses out of large warehouses.

Casper's researchers, designers, and engineers who work at Casper Labs spend their time studying sleep and creating products that are based on customers' needs and feedback, and the result of this brings about innovative sleep products.

Affirm (company)Affirm (company) was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 26, 2021 7:09 pm
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Affirm is a financial technology services company that is offering installment loans to consumers at the point of sale. The company offers online shoppers the ability to pay for goods in installments through short-term loans. The option to finance purchases with Affirm appears on the websites of thousands of merchants ranging from Walmart Inc. to Expedia Group Inc.

Affirm offers a platform for digital and mobile-first commerce, and it consists of a point-of-sale payment solution for consumers, merchant commerce solutions, and a consumer-focused application. The company generates its revenue from merchant networks, via virtual card networks and more. Its major share of revenue generation is geographically generated from the United States.

Affirm was launched in 2012 by CEO Max Levchin, who co-founded the company. Affirm trades on Nasda, it went public in January 2021 and has a market capitalization of $13.9 billion. The company has the mission to deliver honest financial products that improve lives.

Affirm purports to offer a new spin on consumer financing: helping people to afford to buy the things they want, without getting into unmanageable debt.

Unity TechnologiesUnity Technologies was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 26, 2021 6:43 pm
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Unity Technologies is a company whose software products are used to create approximately half of the world's videogames. Unity Technologies offers a leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content.

Creators, starting from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, film-makers, and others make use of Unity to make their imaginations become reality. Unity’s platform offers a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

The company has more than 1,800 person research and development team that keeps it at the forefront of development by working together with partners to ensure an optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Applications that were developed by Unity creators were downloaded more than five billion times per month in 2020.

Magic LeapMagic Leap was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 26, 2021 5:58 pm
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Magic Leap is a company developing augmented reality hardware and software. It released a head-mounted virtual retinal display, called Magic Leap One. The company's mission is to deliver enterprise a powerful tool for transformation and an augmented reality platform of great utility and simplicity.

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Magic Leap's technology is having a transformational impact on professional productivity. For instance, Surgeons at UC Davis Children’s Hospital used Magic Leap technology to help plan for the separation of rare, craniopagus twin babies. 3D reconstructions of MRI and CT scans were uploaded and viewed on the Magic Leap 1 headset using Mixed Reality Viewer from Brainlab.

Rony Abovitz founded Magic Leap in 2010 in Plantation, Florida. It has raised $2.6 billion from a list of investors including Google and Alibaba Group. In December 2016, Forbes estimated that Magic Leap was worth $4.5 billion. On July 11, 2018, AT&T invested in the company and became its exclusive partner. On August 8, 2018, the Magic Leap One was made available in the United States through AT&T.

Segment (company)Segment (company) was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 26, 2021 5:44 pm
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Segment (formerly known as Segment.io) is an American customer data infrastructure company based in San Francisco, California. Its software allows enterprises to combine the collection of data from their customers, whether through a mobile app, by e-mail or in a store.

Segment is a customer data platform (CDP) that helps companies to harness first-party customer data. Its platform democratizes access to reliable data for all teams and offers a complete toolkit to standardize data collection, unify user records, and route customer data into any system where it’s needed.

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More than 20,000 companies like Intuit, FOX, Instacart, and Levi’s use Segment to make real-time decisions, accelerate growth, and deliver compelling user experiences.

Segment is formerly known as Segment.io. Its software allows enterprises to combine the collection of data from their customers, whether through a mobile application, by e-mail or in a store.

Segment was founded in 2011 and accepted into Y Combinator in the same year. The company raised $284 million in venture capital for a $1.5 billion valuation. NotableIts notable investors include Accel, Alphabet Inc's GV, Meritech Capital Partners, Thrive Capital, and e.ventures. Segment is reported to have more than 20,000 customers, including IBM, TravelPerk, Levi’s, New Relic, GAP, Time magazine, Trivago, Hotel Tonight, and Atlassian.

InstacartInstacart was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 26, 2021 5:25 pm
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Instacart is an internet-based grocery delivery service company. Instacart operates a grocery delivery and pick-up service in the US and Canada. Instacart works in over 5,500 cities across the US and Canada, and its locations range from large urban areas such as New York and San Francisco, to smaller communities such as Nevada, Spring Creek, Lannon, and Wisconsin.

The company renders its services through a website and mobile application. The company's service enables customers to order groceries from participating retailers with the shopping being carried out by a personal shopper.

Instacart makes it easy to order from favorite stores. It makes people shop for items from stores near them, with a selection of over 500 retailers and trusted local grocers across North America. Instacart connects people with a personal shopper in their area to shop and deliver their order.

With Instacart, users can track order’s progress and communicate with their shopper at every step of the way using the Instacart application or website. Instacart also offers curbside pickup at selected retail locations.

DataRobotDataRobot was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 26, 2021 4:56 pm
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DataRobot is a compny that sells software thatwhich helps companies to develop and deploy in-house AI models. Machine learning allows software to identify patterns and make predictions for business problems without the need for explicit programming. DataRobot aims to automate many aspects of the traditional job of data scientists. For example, Lenovo, which makes laptops used DataRobot to estimate retail demand in Brazil and United Airlines used it to predict which passengers might gate-check bags. The Philadelphia 76ers used their system to improve modeling for season-ticket renewals. The company has customers in finance, healthcare, sports, retail, marketing and agriculture industries.

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DataRobot is a company that participated in the Class 21 - Cloud 2013 Winter cohort of Techstars. DataRobot raised a $206 million Series E funding round that was led by Sapphire Ventures. The funding was for expanding the business.

DataRobot helps to accelerate business impact using AI. With DataRobot’s enterprise AI platform and automated decision intelligence, key stakeholders can collaborate in extracting business value from data. This ranges from data scientists, business analysts, the IT team responsible for governance and compliance, to the business executives and analytics leaders who derive business impact from the deployed models.

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DataBot bought ParallelM in June 2019 and released a product that monitors a company’s models for inconsistencies or biases.

In 2013, DataRobot invented automated machine learning and an entirely new category of software as a result. Since then, the company has incorporated more than 1.4 million hours of engineering innovation and data science best practices into this market-leading product. Unlike other tools that provide limited automation for the complex journey from raw data to return on investment, its Automated Machine Learning product supports all of the steps needed to prepare, build, deploy, monitor, and maintain powerful AI applications at enterprise scale.

DataRobot’s Automated Machine Learning product accelerates the productivity of data science team, while increasing capacity for AI by empowering existing analysts to become citizen data scientists. This enables organizations to open the floodgates to innovation and start their intelligence revolution.

PostmatesPostmates was edited byNureni AkanjiNureni Akanji
May 26, 2021 4:32 pm
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Postmates has the mission to allow anyone to have anything delivered on demand. Postmates is transforming the way goods move around cities via its revolutionary Urban Logistics platform that connects customers to local couriers who can deliver anything from their favorite restaurant or retailer in minutes.

Postmates was launched by Bastian Lehmann, Sean Plaice, and Sam Street in 2011. When Postmates was launched, it marketed itself as the new Craigslist. Buyers in San Francisco could have anything delivered in two to four hours. It was targeted primarily at small businesses, and took a few years to pivot to consumers.

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic by mid 2020, where there was higher demand for services delivering items, Postmates made it known it was delivering a selection of non-contact delivery options for its customers. The company encouraged customers to complain if their delivery driver seemed sick when delivering.

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