Made in Vermont

Amidst cries that the dairy industry in the US in “in crisis,” Vermont Farmstead Cheese company has begun shipping in milk from surrounding dairy farms because the approximately 2400 pounds of milk its herds produce each day is not enough to supply its expanding operations. Part of this success can be attributed to its quality cheeses like Lillé Coulommiers and WindsorDale, but part of it comes from the brand cachet of the state of Vermont. Associated with pastoral images of “pristine” farms, Vermont is a growing market force among organic-loving, Whole Foods-shopping consumers.

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New startup ups the ante on social media

While it may not be as dramatic as using facial-recognition to find Jason Bourne on grainy airport footage, startup GazeMetrix is doing some pretty cool things with image-recognition software.

GazeMetrix’s technology can recognize objects inside an image without relying on hashtags. They have put their tech to the test scouring Instagram for well-known logos like Starbucks (1818 Mentions), Coca-Cola (215 mentions) and Corona (44 mentions).

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