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Deep North Closes $25.7 Million Series A To Globalize Its Computer Vision and AI-Powered Analytics Platform

Technology allows shopping malls, retail stores and transportation hubs to improve customer service and interactions through real-time insights and analytics Deep North, a pioneer in computer vision and AI- powered video analytics, has closed a $25.7 million Series A funding round, led by London-based Celeres Investments, with participation from Engage, AI List Capital, and others. This round will enable the company to digitize the next generation of brick-and-mortar retail and shopping centers on a global level.…

AI Startup Umbo Computer Vision Raises $8 Million Post-A Round to Accelerate Company Growth and Global Expansion

Umbo Computer Vision, an artificial intelligence company that specializes in autonomous video security, announced that it’s raised an $8 million post-A round, bringing funding to a total of $17.6 million to date. This round was co-led by Translink Capital and Susquehanna International Group. Shin-Kong Capital and Shin-Kong Security (TSEC:9925), one of Asia’s largest security alarm companies, also joined as strategic investors, with continued participation by earlier investors. Umbo will use the investment to help accelerate…

Five Providers of Computer Vision Software Named IDC Innovators

International Data Corporation (IDC) recently published an IDC Innovators report profiling five companies that offer compelling and differentiated computer vision software. The five companies are Algolux, Deep Vision AI, Sighthound, ViSenze, and Umbo CV. A new IDC Innovators report profiles five companies that offer compelling and differentiated computer vision software. Computer vision is an AI technology that allows computers to understand and label images. Use cases include video surveillance, driverless car testing,…

SAS Features Innovations in Automated Machine Learning, Computer Vision and NLP to Improve Decision Making

Latest SAS Platform Release Helps Businesses and Data Scientists Put Analytics in Action by Automating Complex Tasks SAS, the leader in advanced analytics, is enhancing its automated, simple, and powerful analytics platform to help digital disruptors and emerging leaders blaze a trail forward. The updated SAS Platform delivers additional innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), specifically in the areas of machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing (NLP) and other technologies that underpin AI.…

Scandit Awarded by Frost & Sullivan for Innovation in Retail Technology with Mobile Computer Vision

Frost & Sullivan’s Report Shows How Scandit Brings the Online Shopping Experience to Brick-And-Mortar Retail Scandit, the leading enterprise technology platform for mobile computer vision, barcode scanning, and augmented reality, announced that it is the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 European Technology Innovation Award for bridging the gap between online and offline retail. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to an innovative company that has developed a product that is gaining rapid…

ViSenze Unveils Shoppable User Generated Content Powered by Computer Vision at Shoptalk 2018

ViSenze, CEO, and Co-Founder, Oliver Tan, Introduced the Company's New Visual Recognition Tool for Retailers to Drive Engagement and Revenue Through Social Content ViSenze, the artificial intelligence company powering visual commerce, announced Shoppable User Generated Content (UGC), a visual recognition tool that understands and tags user-generated content making items within images easy to discover, search and purchase. The company is now offering retailers and brands trials of the Shoppable UGC tool with a full rollout…

Intellivision Entertainment Adds Renowned Game Industry Veteran J Allard As Global Managing Director

Former Microsoft® Executive and Xbox® Co-Founder Returns to the Video Game Industry to Further Bolster Leadership Team and Launch Intellivision® Amico™ Game Console Intellivision Entertainment, LLC announced that J Allard has joined Intellivision as Global Managing Director. As Microsoft's former Chief Experience Officer and Chief Technology Officer of the Entertainment and Devices Division, Allard's mark and legacy in the games industry stem from two decades at Microsoft in which he co-founded the Xbox, Xbox Live, Live…

Robert & Tasha Alexander of 360WiSE Media Welcomes Travis Smith Sr, As GM Of The New 360WiSE TV Division

The digital video market is making a serious impact on society. Our goal is to leverage the 360WiSE MEDiA, Social Influencer Brand to increase the market share value proposition on behalf of the seasoned or independent content creators. 360WiSE TV is the digital television extension of 360WiSE MEDiA. Robert and Tasha Alexander, are the Founders of 360WiSE, a Top 1% PR Influence Branding Marketing Agency, according to Google. When asked about Travis Smith Sr. as General Manager of the new tv streaming vertical of the…

MarqVision Launches a Vision AI Solution to Save Operational Costs of E-Commerce Companies

Harvard-Incubated Startup Introduces an AI-Enhanced Video Verification System for Online Retailers MarqVision, an AI-based SaaS company, recently launched its video verification solution, MARQ, that helps online retailers reduce operational costs arising from false customer complaints. This launch is the company's first public step towards fulfilling its mission of modernizing companies' physical operations with vision-based artificial intelligence. Marketing Technology News: IDTechEx Research on Virtual Reality: To Be…

Trax Moves Closer to its Vision of Digitizing Physical Retail with Qopius Acquisition

Trax, a leading provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for retail, announced its acquisition of Qopius, a top provider of AI-based in-store technology solutions in Europe. The acquisition will serve as a force multiplier in pushing real-time store monitoring and autonomous inventory management into mainstream adoption, helping retailers across the world embrace data and digital innovation to cut costs and boost sales at every shelf. Retailers and consumer goods manufacturers around the world leverage Trax’s…

Comscore Television Viewing Data Helps Predict Advertising Audience Decline

New Research Utilizes Artificial Neural Networks, Harnesses Comscore's Massive Television Viewing Database to Quantitatively Assess Influencing Factors Affecting Ad Avoidance Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, is excited to be collaborating with Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications researchers to identify the key variables that may determine advertising avoidance and audience dropoff during commercial airings. The partnership has…

Shekel Brainweigh Brings Autonomous Shopping, AI Retail Breakthroughs to NRF 2020 Vision

At the NRF Vision 2020, Shekel Brainweigh will unveil its breakthrough autonomous shopping and  AI retail products, to expand into the world’s first autonomous micro-market solution At the NRF Vision 2020, Shekel Brainweigh will unveil its breakthrough autonomous shopping and  AI retail products. Shekel’s solutions are integrated into visionary products from retail tech leaders, including Intel, HP, and Hitachi and will be on full display at partner booths and at its own booth #5880. Shekel is the leader in advanced…

1-800 Contacts Enters Agreement to Acquire Revolutionary Vision Start-Up 6over6 Vision

1-800 Contacts continues its expansion through cutting-edge optical technology focused on consumer accessibility and transforming the global vision care industry 1-800 Contacts, the leading online contact lens retailer announced that it entered into a definitive written agreement to acquire 6over6 Vision Ltd (6over6), which is expected to close before the end of December 2019. 6over6 has created some of the most advanced consumer vision technology available, enabling customers to perform the most accurate at-home…

Dailymotion Taps Adam Irlando to Advance its Vision for Programmatic Advertising Offerings

Dailymotion, a Vivendi-owned video platform dedicated to creating a trusted home for premium video content that matters, announced the strategic appointment of Adam Irlando as the senior vice president of global demand. Prior to joining Dailymotion, Irlando held senior positions across programmatic teams at Telaria, Kargo and Xaxis. He will now spearhead the vision for Dailymotion’s programmatic offerings to create strategic partnerships to ensure long-term growth for the company. Marketing Technology News: IEEE Computer…

Martini Media Launches The Martini Experience Events & Experiential Division

Martini Media, a leading omni-channel digital marketing firm focused on the luxury market and the affluent consumer, has announced the launch of The Martini Experience, an events and experiential division. To help lead the effort, Martini has tapped Ian Gerard, a veteran brand experiential marketing leader. Gerard co-founded and ran the ground-breaking experiential marketing organization Gen Art, which brought brands to life through activations around consumers' passion point of emerging talent. Since then, he has served…

IEEE Computer Society’s Top 12 Technology Trends for 2020

AI@Edge, Non-Volatile Memory Products, and Digital Twins Lead the Disruptive 2020 Technology Outlook IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) tech experts unveil their annual predictions for the future of tech, presenting what they believe will be the most widely adopted technology trends in 2020. Six of the top 12 technology predictions have been developed into peer-reviewed articles published in Computer magazine's December issue, covering topics that include cognitive robotics, practical drone delivery, and digital twins.…

True Influence Hires Data Strategist and Marketing Technology Visionary Ray Estevez as Chief Data Officer

Estevez Will Be Responsible for Leading the Company's Data Strategy and Implementation True Influence, the technology leader of intent-based marketing and demand generation solutions, announced that data strategist and marketing technology innovator Ray Estevez has joined the company as chief data officer (CDO). Estevez will be responsible for leading the data strategy and data-driven product implementations for current and future products at True Influence. "As we continue to grow and evolve as the leader in…

Salesforce Listed as Visionary Leader by 360Quadrants in AI in Fintech

360Quadrants, the world’s only comparison platform that combines expert analysis with crowdsourced reviews, has released a quadrant on AI in Fintech Solutions to help businesses make quicker and more informed decisions. AI in Fintech refers to the theory and development of computer systems capable of performing finance-related tasks that usually require human intelligence. It is an application of AI technology used in the financial sector to design investment strategies, detect anomalies with pattern & voice…

Ataccama Positioned as a Visionary in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools for the 8th Year

Ataccama—a leading provider of AI-powered data curation solutions—has been positioned in the Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools. The Ataccama ONE platform integrates Data Discovery & Profiling, Data Catalog & Business Glossary, Data Quality Management, Big Data Processing & Data Integration, and Master & Reference Data Management. It gives you the option to start with what you need and seamlessly extend as your business requires. Marketing Technology News: Brex Launches Ecommerce…

TV Has a Viewability Problem Similar to Digital, Says New Study from IPG Media Lab & TVision

Study Shows Viewability is a Market Reality Beyond Digital, Finding 29% of TV Ads are Not Viewable According to a new study by IPG Media Lab, using data from TVision, TV has a viewability problem similar to that of digital. The study, “Quantifying TV Viewability,” reveals how often people are in the room when ads air and how this varies by daypart, position in ad pod and ad length. “Viewability has long been a term of discussion in the digital advertising landscape but now the industry is realizing just how difficult it…