Luxury, darling. Big tech's unicorn investments. Fingerprints vs. payments fraud.
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Here are this week's top briefs.

The 2018 Global CVC Report
A comprehensive, data-driven look at global corporate venture capital activity in 2018.

50 Future Unicorns
CB Insights and The New York Times team up to spot high-momentum startups.

Luxury Trends In 2019
An analysis of emerging luxury trends using the CB Insights NExTT framework.

How Blockchain Technology Could Disrupt Real Estate
Blockchain technology could have a major effect on the real estate industry, from property purchasing to due diligence to title management. We identify the early adopters and potential impact.

How AI Will Go Out Of Control According To 52 Experts
'Summoning the demon.' 'The new tools of our oppression.' 'Children playing with a bomb.' These are just a few ways the world's top researchers and industry leaders have described the threat that artificial intelligence poses to mankind. Will AI enhance our lives or completely upend them?

 Big Tech’s Unicorn Investments

Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple (FAMGA) have investments in 46 current unicorns.

Brewing Disruption: As Beer Sales Decline These 65+ Startups Could Revitalize The Industry
Self-poured drinks, AI-driven brew, connected kegs — here are the startups coming to disrupt your pint of beer.

How Big Tech Is Battling To Own The $49B Voice Market
We take a look at how Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple are looking to transform user experiences beyond the smart speaker and home assistant.

These Are The Most Active Fintech Investors In 2018
In 2018, VC-backed fintech companies raised more than $39B across 1,707 deals. But which players made the most bets?

 Biometric Authentication Is The Next Frontier In The Fight Against Payments Fraud
The US lags behind emerging economies in adopting biometric authentication for payments, but early-stage investments and incumbent activity suggest that it might be catching up.


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