Innovation Brief: Microsoft, Twitch, and Autonomous Pizza

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Welcome to Street Fight’s new Innovation Brief series. On a semi-weekly basis, it aggregates and analyzes happenings from across the technology and media spheres. This week, we look at Microsoft’s Nuance acquisition, virtual influencers, and autonomous pizza delivery. 

These insights come from digital agency M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher* synthesizes his perspective from the trenches of digital experience creation. See the full episode and summary notes below, and stay tuned for semi-weekly episodes. Let’s dive in…

???? Microsoft purchased Nuance, a leader in speech transcription for enterprise and healthcare. We debate why.

????  CodeMiko is a virtual influencer on Twitch who is redefining what a ‘livestream’ can be. We dive into the possibilities.

???? Nuro is the autonomous robot that’s delivering pizza throughout Houston. We discuss the potential.

*See Maher’s upcoming appearance at Street Fight Summit

Mike Boland has been a tech & media analyst for the past two decades, specifically covering mobile, local, and emerging technologies. He has written for Street Fight since 2011. More can be seen at