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IKEA lets you design your own couch and Twitter is busy exploring the endless possibilities

06.23.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

In the market for a brand new couch? If the answer's yes, IKEA's website is here to help. If the answer's no, that's OK. You should still visit IKEA's website. Why? Well, the furniture store that also sells the weirdly delicious Swedish meatballs has... ...

Ori Living partners with IKEA to bring robotic furniture to customers by 2020

Welcome to the robotic bedroom of the future, coming in 2020 to tiny apartments beginning in Hong Kong and Japan, but expanding around the world. IKEA is now selling robotic furniture that can convert from a storage and seating unit into a bed and closet and back again. The new line of furniture, based on ...

IKEA lets you decorate your living room like ‘Friends,’ ‘Simpsons’ sets

06.01.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Get an Ektorp armchair, Lack side table, Aina throw pillow, and Solvinden string lights and you're set for your Stranger Things living room design. Throw in some alphabet paint on the wallpaper and you're basically in Hawkins, Indiana. The Swedish fu... ...

Move over Ready Player One — the future of AR might be in furniture

Last week Modsy, a San Francisco-based startup raised a large amount of funding – $37 million in C-round funding to be precise. And that followed a $23 million series B round in December 2017. Why the large amounts I hear you ask? Well, Modsy is developing a platform that lets property owners create virtual renderings ...

Ikea invests in Livspace, a one-stop platform for interior design based in India

Fresh from raising $70 million last year via big names including Goldman Sachs and TPG Growth, Livspace, an India-based startup that offers a one-stop-shop for interior design, has lured yet another marquee investor: Ikea. The startup said today it has taken an undisclosed investment from Ingka Investments, the VC arm of Ikea parent Ingka Group, which ...

Facebook picks up retail computer vision outfit GrokStyle

If you've ever seen a lamp or chair that you liked and wished you could just take a picture and find it online, well, GrokStyle let you do that — and now the company has been snatched up by Facebook to augment its own growing computer vision department. ...

Xiaomi’s five-year plan is a $1.5 billion bet on smart homes

Xiaomi, the Chinese company best known for budget phones, is betting big on a future of connected homes. It plans to plough at least 100 billion yuan, or $1.48 billion, into the so-called “AIoT” sector over the next five years, founder and chief operating office Lei Jun announced on Friday. AIoT, short for “AI + ...