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Top 100 Business Trends in February

From Big Brand Survival Kits to Cashless Resort Concepts

— February 24, 2018 — Tech
February 2018 business trends reveal the influence that political issues are having on brands' product development, as well as the continuation of the cashless payment preference into unlikely areas.

As an example of the former, Costco recently acknowledged the uncertainty that many of its customers may feel around the idea of political conflict and the impact of climate change, and as a result is offering emergency food kits. The kits have enough to keep an individual fed and relatively healthy for up to a year, and are a great purchase in case an emergency arises.

An example of the latter is Walt Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, which is aiming to go completely cash-free over time, and the Amazon Go store, which goes so far as to get rid of in-person transactions entirely.
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Entrepreneur Empowerment Programs
Entrepreneur Empowerment Programs
$tand By Me Has Partnered with the Delaware Hispanic Commission
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Social Glazed Doughnut Promotions
Social Glazed Doughnut Promotions
The Krispy Kreme #VoteForGlaze Campaign will Pick a New Flavor
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Camera-Replacing Subscriptions
Camera-Replacing Subscriptions
GoPro Plus is Now Offering Camera Replacement and Other Perks
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Subtly Sweet Espresso Drinks
Subtly Sweet Espresso Drinks
The Starbucks Blonde Espresso will be Available at All Locations
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96
Frozen Valentine's Day Treats
Frozen Valentine's Day Treats
The Dairy Queen Dipped Strawberry with Ghirardelli Blizzard is Tasty
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95
Gold-Topped Pizzas
Gold-Topped Pizzas
The Pizza Hut Singapore 'Pizza Huat Blossom' Celebrates the Chinese New Year
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94
Incentivized Gaming Cryptocurrencies
Incentivized Gaming Cryptocurrencies
The 'Crycash' Currency Rewards Gamers for Testing Video Games
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93
Playful Shopping Assistants
Playful Shopping Assistants
'Jamie & I' Learns Uses Preference Through a Style Game
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No-Fee Credit Cards
No-Fee Credit Cards
Nubank Offers an Alternative to Banking at Large Institutions
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Cycling-Powered Cryptocurrencies
Cycling-Powered Cryptocurrencies
This Innovative Cryptocurrency Lets Cyclists Earn Money By Riding
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90
Expert Mechanic Platforms
Expert Mechanic Platforms
Fiix Helps Connect Users With Experienced Car Maintenance Professionals
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Offshore Banking Cryptocurrencies
Offshore Banking Cryptocurrencies
The DIGI Coin Aims to Speed Up International Money Transfers
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Salty Mousse-Topped Cold Teas
Salty Mousse-Topped Cold Teas
The Enough Tea & Coffee Sea Salt Mousse Tea is Balanced and Tasty
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3D Produce Previews
3D Produce Previews
Walmart's Newest Patent Aims to Help with Buying Produce Online
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Using Creativity to Re-Define a Genre
Using Creativity to Re-Define a Genre
George Egg, Stand-Up Comedian and Anarchist Cook
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Design-Centric Video Series
Design-Centric Video Series
TED's 'Small Thing Big Idea' is an All-New Original Series
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Editorial Sneaker E-Retailers
Editorial Sneaker E-Retailers
Zappos' 'The_ONES' is a Female-Focused Platform for Sneaker Content
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Democratized Cryptocurrency Platforms
Democratized Cryptocurrency Platforms
'Bitmora' Lets Traders Vote on Preferred Trading Features
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Accessible 3D-Printed Glasses
Accessible 3D-Printed Glasses
GlassesUSA.com is Now Sharing 3D Printed Glasses Files for Free
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Social Media eSports Leagues
Social Media eSports Leagues
The ESL eSports League Will Be Streaming Exclusively on Facebook
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Freshly Prepared Morning Sandwiches
Freshly Prepared Morning Sandwiches
The New Panera Bread Breakfast Sandwiches are Made-to-Order
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Dockless Bike Sharing Platforms
Dockless Bike Sharing Platforms
'Letscycle' Lets You Pick Up and Drop Off a Bike Anywhere
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Accounting Letter-Drafting Apps
Accounting Letter-Drafting Apps
Payment Processing Solution Lets Accountants Track Engagements
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Micro Investment Cryptocurrency Platforms
Micro Investment Cryptocurrency Platforms
Startup Crumbs Helps Small Sums Become Cryptocurrency
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Cashless Resort Concepts
Cashless Resort Concepts
Walt Disney World is Testing a Cash-Free Animal Kingdom Lodge
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Luxury Electric Vehicle Rentals
Luxury Electric Vehicle Rentals
The Mall of America and Tesla Opened a Car Rental Service
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Mobile Cafe Ordering Platforms
Mobile Cafe Ordering Platforms
'Bounce.Coffee' Digitizes Independent Coffee Shop Experiences
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Designer-Backed Empowerment Platforms
Designer-Backed Empowerment Platforms
Rebecca Minkoff is Launching the RM Superwomen Campaign
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Cloud-Based Fleet Management Services
Cloud-Based Fleet Management Services
Fleetio's Products Help Manage and Track Vehicles
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Financial Service Analytic Platforms
Financial Service Analytic Platforms
G-Square Solutions Provides AI Analytics for Business
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Banana-Tied Cryptocurrencies
Banana-Tied Cryptocurrencies
Bananacoin is an Organic Banana Plantation and Digital Currency
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Unified Retail Loyalty Programs
Unified Retail Loyalty Programs
Benebit is Unifying Retail's Loyalty Programs Using Digital Tokens
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Technique-Driven Innovation
Technique-Driven Innovation
Michael Kaplan, Chef and Owner of Two Forks, New York City
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Refocused Social Media Platforms
Refocused Social Media Platforms
The Facebook News Feed is Being Altered to Prioritize Loved Ones
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Department Store Personal Shoppers
Department Store Personal Shoppers
Walmart is Rolling Out a New Personal Shopping Service
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Chocolate Conveyor Pop-Ups
Chocolate Conveyor Pop-Ups
The Sweety Loft Pop-Up Takes Inspiration from Sushi Conveyors
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Voice Shopping Platforms
Voice Shopping Platforms
Alpine.AI by Voicelabs Builds Voice-Enabled Apps for Retail Purposes
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LEGO-Focused Kids Games
LEGO-Focused Kids Games
LEGO's Partnerhsip with Tencent Will Allow LEGO Licensed Games in China
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E-Commerce Cryptocurrency Exchanges
E-Commerce Cryptocurrency Exchanges
DMM Bitcoin Brings Thrifty Crypto Services to Japanese Traders
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Chef-Quality Food Deliveries
Chef-Quality Food Deliveries
UberEats' Acquisition of Ando is a Commitment to Quality Food
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Rentable IoT Pop-Ups
Rentable IoT Pop-Ups
Samsung's 'Connected Spaces' Introduce a Retail-as-a-Service Solution
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Automotive-Backed eSports Leagues
Automotive-Backed eSports Leagues
An Overwatch and Toyota Partnership Introduces a Great Union
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Big Brand Survival Kits
Big Brand Survival Kits
Costco is Offering an Emergency Food Kit For Natural Disasters
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Fried Chicken Ramen Sandwiches
Fried Chicken Ramen Sandwiches
The Bruxie's Kickin' Kimchi Ramen Waffle Upgrades a Classic Dish
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Drink-Ordering Fridge Magnets
Drink-Ordering Fridge Magnets
Campari's NFC-Enabled Refrigerator Magnet Helps to Place Orders
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High-End Super Bowl Sandwiches
High-End Super Bowl Sandwiches
The DOMA Land + Sea 'King Doma' Sandwich Costs $1,000
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Blockchain Payment Partnerships
Blockchain Payment Partnerships
This Money Transfer Initiative Uses the Ripple XRP Digital Token
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Edgy Creative Agency Launches
Edgy Creative Agency Launches
Emily Oberg Has Announced a Sporty & Rich Creative Agency
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Discreet Restaurant Deliveries
Discreet Restaurant Deliveries
Hooters Home Delivery Appeals to Those Who Wouldn't Visit in Person
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Palm Tree-Covered Boutiques
Palm Tree-Covered Boutiques
The Louis Vuitton Tokyo Pop-Up Featured Plenty of Hawaiian Decor
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Automated Bookkeeping Chatbots
Automated Bookkeeping Chatbots
botkeeper Uses AI and Machine Learning to Redefine Your Accounting
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Crowd Creation Apps
Crowd Creation Apps
'Surkus' Uses Crowdsourcing to Manufacture Lineups and Crowds
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Upscale Southern-Style Bars
Upscale Southern-Style Bars
All Hands Brewing House Combines Comfort and Contemporary Design
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Bistro-Inspired Breakfast Sandwiches
Bistro-Inspired Breakfast Sandwiches
The New Jamba Juice Breakfast Sandwiches are Premium
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Self-Service Fashion Kiosks
Self-Service Fashion Kiosks
Rent the Runway is Launching iOS-Based In-Store Scanners and Kiosks
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Production-Testing Concept Cars
Production-Testing Concept Cars
Toyota is Using Its New GR Super Sport to Test Future Sports Cars
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Women-Only Social Clubs
Women-Only Social Clubs
'The Wing' is a Space for Women to Work and Collaborate in Brooklyn
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App-Connected Unstaffed Pop-Ups
App-Connected Unstaffed Pop-Ups
The WeChat 'WeLive' Shop May Only Be Accessed Through WeChat
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Cannabis-Transformed Wineries
Cannabis-Transformed Wineries
Flow Kana's Newest Venture is a Winery-Style Experience for Cannabis
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Recording Studio Restaurants
Recording Studio Restaurants
Nando's in London Features a Free-to-Use Recording Studio
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Cash-Free Cryptocurrency Cafes
Cash-Free Cryptocurrency Cafes
The Ducatus Cafe Accepts Payments Via Its In-House Cryptocurrency
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Nostalgic Breakfast Cereal Shakes
Nostalgic Breakfast Cereal Shakes
The Wienerschnitzel Cereal Shakes Come in Three Flavor Options
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Fresh Seafood Subscriptions
Fresh Seafood Subscriptions
Ocean's Table Boxes Arrive to Consumers Directly from Fishermen
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Streamlined Cryptocurrency Mining Servers
Streamlined Cryptocurrency Mining Servers
The Manda Miner Lets Users Mine Ethereum and ZCash Coins
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Record-Breaking Crowdfunded Games
Record-Breaking Crowdfunded Games
The Star Citizen Game Raised Millions of Dollars on Kickstarter
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Millennial-Targeted Networking Apps
Millennial-Targeted Networking Apps
Shapr Allows Millennials to Network on a Familiar Platform
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Multi Login Web Tools
Multi Login Web Tools
SaaS Startup SessionBox is a Time-Saving Web Tool for Many Active Sessions
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Streetwear Rewards Programs
Streetwear Rewards Programs
The BAPE CARD Offers a New Way to Shop BAPE
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Fun Smartphone Bank Solutions
Fun Smartphone Bank Solutions
Banking Startup buddybank Goes Beyond P2P Payments and AI Advisors
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Customized Hotel Stays
Customized Hotel Stays
Standard Hotel's Stowaway Program Aims to Compete with Airbnb
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Hourly Venue Rental Services
Hourly Venue Rental Services
Peerspace Enables Venue Bookings for Parties, Conferences and More
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AI-Led Construction Projects
AI-Led Construction Projects
The Start-Up Doxel is Enhancing Big Construction Projects Using Tech
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Branded Cookie Subscription Boxes
Branded Cookie Subscription Boxes
The OREO Cookie Club Surprises Members with Monthly Treats
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Large-Scale Airport Food Halls
Large-Scale Airport Food Halls
San Francisco Airport's Manufactory Food Hall Will Entice Foodies
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VR Store Openings
VR Store Openings
IKEA Kicked Off the Opening of a New Location with Virtual Reality Experiences
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Dynamic Wallet Cards
Dynamic Wallet Cards
The Dynamics Card Combines All Your Plastic Money in One High-Tech Package
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AI Shopping Assistants
AI Shopping Assistants
At CES 2018, Suning and Emotibot Introduced the Smart Retail Solution 'Sue'
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Experiential Technology Stores
Experiential Technology Stores
Samsung's Largest Canadian Store is Open at CF Toronto Eaton Centre
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AR Earring Try-On Platforms
AR Earring Try-On Platforms
Dangle by FaceCake Introduces a Seamless Way to Shop for Jewelry in AR
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Express Personal Banking Branches
Express Personal Banking Branches
'Everyday Express' is Chase's Initiative to Best Serve Customers
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Baby Clothing Rental Services
Baby Clothing Rental Services
'Tchibo Share' is an Online Baby Clothing Rental Service
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Experience-Oriented Beauty Stores
Experience-Oriented Beauty Stores
SHISEIDO THE STORE Offers More Than Just Products
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Instagram-Friendly Ice Cream Parlors
Instagram-Friendly Ice Cream Parlors
California's Cauldron Ice Cream Will Open 5 Toronto Locations
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Fast Food Recycling Initiatives
Fast Food Recycling Initiatives
McDonald's Recycling Project Aims to Make Eco-Friendly Packaging
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Weight Loss Drive-Thrus
Weight Loss Drive-Thrus
The Weight Watchers Drive-Thru Serves "Healthy & Happy Meals"
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Gamified DTC Vitamin Apps
Gamified DTC Vitamin Apps
The Care/Of App Gamifies the Process of Wellness
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Interactive Store Shelves
Interactive Store Shelves
'Kroger Edge' Technology Communicates with a Shopper's Smartphone
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Design-Driven Pharmacies
Design-Driven Pharmacies
Waterfrom Shapes Pharmaceuticals into a Modern Experience
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Carnivalesque Retail Pop-Ups
Carnivalesque Retail Pop-Ups
Amazon's 'Treasure Trucks' are Parking at Whole Foods Locations
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Educational Co-Working Opportunities
Educational Co-Working Opportunities
WeWork and 2U Have Partnered to Encourage Continued Education
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Next-Gen Donut Shops
Next-Gen Donut Shops
Dunkin' Donuts' Concept Store Features Mobile Pickup and Drinks on Tap
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Dropshipping Management Platforms
Dropshipping Management Platforms
DSM Tool Helps With Your Business's Dropshipping Marketing
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AI Feminine Care Services
AI Feminine Care Services
Freda Uses AI Predictions to Send Its Eco-Friendly Subscriptions
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Color-Accented Shoe Stores
Color-Accented Shoe Stores
The Little Stories Shop is Whimsical with Color and Arched Doorways
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Physical Crowdfunding Stores
Physical Crowdfunding Stores
This Retail Space Only Sells Kickstarter-Crowdfunded Products
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Next-Gen Shopping Systems
Next-Gen Shopping Systems
SwiftGo Enhances In-Store Shopping with Carts, Apps and Weighing Devices
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Self-Serve Convenience Stores
Self-Serve Convenience Stores
Irispay's "E-Concept Store" in Malaysia is a Self-Service Store
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AR Fitting Room Mirrors
AR Fitting Room Mirrors
Amazon's Augmented Reality Mirror Patent Transforms the Try-On Experience
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Grocery-Hauling Car Concepts
Grocery-Hauling Car Concepts
The Robomart Brings Vegetables and Produce To Your Door
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eCommerce Bargain Shops
eCommerce Bargain Shops
Items from Amazon's '$10 & Under' Collection Ship for Free
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