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JotForm Announces PayPal Commerce Platform Integration for Improved Buyer Experience

Online form building software JotForm announced an integration with the PayPal Commerce Platform, an all-in-one payment platform where customers can pay the way they want in more than 100 currencies across a growing number of markets, including in North America and Europe. Labeled PayPal Business for JotForm users, this integration significantly improves the checkout experience for anyone purchasing through a payment form. "JotForm users have been asking for a way to accept multiple payment types through their forms for a…

Hypersonix Receives $11.5M in Series A Funding Led by Intel Capital for AI-Driven Autonomous Analytics Platform Founded by Former Executives…

Company offers comprehensive cloud-based, intelligent analytics solution for consumer commerce; counts Amazon Lab126 among growing list of customers Hypersonix has received $11.5M in Series A funding led by Intel Capital with participation from existing investors. Hypersonix was founded by successful serial entrepreneur and former SAP executive Prem Kiran, and is led by an impressive co-founding team, including Rama Rao, former MIT research faculty member for advanced analytics, as well as former PayPal and Intuit data…

GoDaddy Builds Coalition of Companies Including American Express, Nextdoor, PayPal, Salesforce, and Slack to Help Small Businesses Weather…

GoDaddy's Growing #OpenWeStand Movement Empowers Entrepreneurs by Marshalling Best in Class Resources and Assembling Supportive Community GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, announced that over 30 brands, including American Express, Nextdoor, PayPal, Salesforce, and Slack, have joined the company's growing #OpenWeStand movement. These companies are contributing resources, tools and insights to help sustain entrepreneurs and the small and microbusinesses they operate during this challenging…

PayPal to Acquire Honey

Enhances PayPal's value proposition with an extensive set of consumer commerce capabilities PayPal Holdings, Inc.announced that it has agreed to acquire Honey Science Corporation, a rapidly-growing technology platform for shopping and rewards, for approximately $4 billion. Honey, in combination with PayPal's two-sided network, will transform the shopping experience for PayPal's consumers while increasing sales and customer engagement for its merchants. Founded in 2012, Honey is best known as a popular…

Is PayPal a Good Choice for Small Business Owners?

Who doesn’t like PayPal? It’s easy, ubiquitous and a secure way to make online transactions. Like personal users of PayPal, business owners can now access a range of credit and debit options designed for online and bricks-and-mortar transactions to make day-to-day business purchases easier. As US small business credit cards account for $430 billion in spending (or about 1 in every 6 dollars spent on general purpose cards), it's important to understand which cards, costs, and features work best for your business. Like…

Gong Raises $200 Million in Series D Funding at $2.2 Billion Valuation

Gong, the revenue intelligence platform leveraging artificial intelligence to transform revenue teams, announced it raised $200 million in a Series D funding bringing the company’s valuation to $2.2 billion. The new investment follows Gong’s $65 million Series C funding announced in December 2019. The latest funding was led by Coatue and joined by Index Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Thrive Capital, with participation from existing investors Battery Ventures, NextWorld Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital…

Qualtrics Announces New Program that Raises the Industry Standard

New certification courses designed by XM experts will help business professionals with career advancement and provide innovative ways to take their experience management programs to the next level Qualtrics, the leader in customer experience and creator of the experience management (XM) category, announced a new XM certification program that will help business professionals build their experience management expertise and master the Qualtrics XM Platform™. Individuals can study the online certification course content,…

Smart & Final Deploys Hypersonix’s AI-Driven Analytics

Cloud platform optimizes e-commerce and in-store capabilities for California retailer Smart & Final is rolling out Hypersonix’s AI-driven analytics platform to support the company’s enterprise analytics and digital transformation initiatives. The two companies started working together sixty days ago on a successful pilot program. With this announcement, Smart & Final officially joins a handful of early adopters in the grocery and consumer-commerce industries turning to the innovative company to help navigate the…

Microsoft Switzerland Joins Plug and Play’s Startup Creasphere Program

Microsoft Switzerland announced its new partnership with Startup Creasphere, an open innovation platform powered by Plug and Play, the largest global technology platform and early stage investor from Silicon Valley with investment success stories such as Paypal, Dropbox and Logitech. Being a new member of Plug and Play and the Startup Creasphere ecosystem is a unique opportunity for Microsoft to explore new ideas, mentor, learn and grow together with innovative startups and other partners. "We are very excited to join…

How Brands can Build Trust in the Middle of a Crisis

Ten seconds. Sometimes that’s all you get. That’s how long some people spend pondering a purchasing decision before pulling the trigger. Even under normal circumstances, making an impression in that timeframe can be a challenge. Brand loyalty doesn’t happen during 10-second snap decisions. Loyalty is built, instead, on powerful, positive experiences and feelings that help customers know upon whom they can rely. A global pandemic can make it difficult for businesses—both large and small—to provide those unforgettable…

WorkN and Sense Partner to Modernize Candidate Engagement and Drive Mobile-First Communication

WorkN, the mobile-first on-demand staffing platform, formalizes a partnership with Sense, the industry-leading engagement platform for staffing. The partnership will streamline mobile communication to candidates and contractors throughout the talent lifecycle - increasing recruiter productivity, driving increased fill-rates, and maximizing talent engagement. Sense and WorkN together amplify the power of mobile-first communication, streamlining reminders and check-ins, and innovating further to drive action leveraging…

Alliance Data Stockholders Elect John C. Gerspach, Jr. And Rajesh Natarajan To Board Of Directors

Company announces election of new directors, appointment of new board chairman, and departure of three directors as part of ongoing board refreshment plan Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, announced changes to its board of directors. These include the election of new board members John C. Gerspach, Jr. and Rajesh "Nat" Natarajan, as well as the appointment of long-standing director Roger H. Ballou as board chair. The changes were announced…

Subscription Usage Patterns Worldwide – 2Checkout Survey

Despite current market uncertainties, shoppers continue to exhibit an appetite for subscriptions in 2020 2Checkout, the leading all-in-one monetization platform for global businesses, released the key findings from its recent consumer subscription usage survey, conducted on a global audience during the months of March and April 2020. The survey results provide valuable insights into consumer sentiment across multiple dimensions, including popular subscription categories, adoption rates, preferred billing cycles and payment…

Inpixon Appoints Senior Industry Executive Tyler Hoffman as Chief Revenue Officer to Further Accelerate Growth

Inpixon, a leading indoor data company that specializes in delivering indoor intelligence, today announced the appointment of Tyler Hoffman as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Mr. Hoffman is an innovative sales and business development executive who has served more than 20 years in revenue leadership positions at prominent companies including PayPal, Google, Visa, eBay, and CNET Networks. One of the key considerations for his appointment was his deep experience in enterprise software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), spanning…

Introducing WooCommerce Payments, a New Solution to Help Merchants Conveniently Manage Payments

WooCommerce, the popular eCommerce platform developed and supported by Automattic, is announcing public U.S. availability of WooCommerce Payments, a payments management system designed exclusively for WooCommerce stores. Payments are a central part of eCommerce for merchants and shoppers. Seamless checkout experiences and simple payments management interfaces are essential for success in selling online. Since its inception, WooCommerce has allowed merchants to choose from a variety of third-party payment gateways,…

EZ Texting Joins GoDaddy’s #OpenWeStand Movement to Support Small Businesses

EZ Texting, the leader in SMS marketing software for business, today announces it has joined GoDaddy’s #OpenWeStand movement. The movement consists of over 40 brands contributing resources, tools, and advice to support the economic health of small businesses during this challenging economic time. “In critical times like these, consistent and immediate communication is necessary for all members of our economy, from businesses and healthcare facilities to schools and municipalities,” said Norm Happ, CEO of EZ Texting. “The…

Mintegral Releases New Advertising Self-Service Platform

Leading mobile interactive advertising platform Mintegral announced that its self-service platform has just received a significant set of upgrades that will help advertisers tackle present-day challenges. Top media channels have become the main source of user acquisition for mobile advertisers. With the biggest players on the market, essentially creating a UA monopoly, small and medium-sized gaming advertisers are feeling the pressure. Marketing Technology News: Fuel Cycle Releases Qualitative Analysis Feature…

Annual IBM List Celebrates Global Women Leaders Shaping the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Company honors 35 professionals from 12 countries, as new global survey shows benefits of diversity to AI -- but notes that work is still needed to close gender gap IBM at its Think Digital conference unveiled its list of Women Leaders in AI, recognizing 35 exceptional female business leaders from 12 countries who are using artificial intelligence to drive transformation, growth and innovation across a wide variety of industries. These leaders were chosen because they and their companies are demonstrating the power of…

Shopventory Integrates with BigCommerce to Enable eCommerce for Retailers

Shopventory Inventory & Sales Management Platform is Now Fully Integrated with BigCommerce Find Shopventory in BigCommerce’s Apps Marketplace Shopventory  announced a new integration with BigCommerce. This integration will allow Shopventory customers to sync their inventory with one of the leading eCommerce software platforms - BigCommerce. Shopventory's software makes it easy to integrate inventory and sales data between Square, Clover, PayPal Here and BigCommerce, using Shopventory’s interface. Shopventory’s customers…

83% of Your Data Is Held by Companies You Probably Don’t Know – Average Person’s Data Held by 350 Brands

The top five companies we trust with our data are Microsoft, YouTube, Netflix, PayPal, and Spotify 83% of an average person’s data is held by companies they have only interacted with once, according to research from Mine, the first company to give people back ownership of their personal data online. 32% of data in people’s “digital footprint” didn’t even require users to open an account to store their information. The startup, which launched in Europe in January 2020, has discovered that most people’s data is held by 350 …