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Speakeasy AI & Quiq Announce Partnership To Deliver Conversational AI with Messaging

Speakeasy AI, the world’s first and only provider of Speech-to-Intent based solutions, formally announced its partnership with Quiq, the industry-leading business messaging company. The partnership will allow Speakeasy AI to intelligently deliver Quiq’s business messaging solutions within voice channels. Speakeasy AI & Quiq customers will be able to leverage conversational AI to shift conversations to messaging within IVRs while providing AI-infused intelligent routing to live agents across platforms like SMS, Apple…

Quiq Raises $12.5 Million to Transform the Way Companies Engage with Customers

Over 120 Major Brands Use Quiq to Communicate with Customers Through Digital Channels Quiq, a conversational engagement platform and business messaging solutions provider, announces that it has closed a $12.5 million Series B funding round, led by Foundry Group, with participation from Teamworthy Ventures and existing investors Venrock and Next Frontier Capital. Quiq works with over 120 clients including major brands like Overstock, Pier 1, Office Depot, and Men’s Wearhouse to power digital commerce and service…

MarTech Interview with Mike Myer, Founder and CEO at Quiq

"Messaging is at the early stages of adoption and many of the brands that have adopted it have only scratched the surface of what is possible." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start Quiq? I have been in tech most of my life, having degrees in Computer Science and then beginning my career at Bell Labs. I spent a good portion of my professional life as the CTO at RightNow - a leading provider of SaaS customer experience software. I started Quiq because I saw a huge gap between the…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Announcements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Roundup covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience, AI and ML announcements from Blaze Verify (Email Verification), GoDaddy (E-commerce), Clevertouch Marketing (Marketing Automation), Cosmose AI (AI/ML), Speakeasy AI (Conversational AI). Blaze Verify Partners With Intercom to Provide Accurate and Reliable Email Verification Blaze Verify, popular email verification solution, announces it has joined the Intercom App Partner Program to provide reliable email…

TechBytes with Gary Ogasawara, Chief Technology Officer at Cloudian

Why is metadata important for an organization building AI and ML models? AI and ML models generally need to train from large quantities of data, and the broad adoption of AI and ML has only been possible due to the widespread accumulation of Big Data over the past decade or so. The challenge is that it’s difficult for Data Scientists to navigate massive Big Data deployments to locate the data they need for their models. Metadata is simply data about data. It describes what data is. Metadata can tell you when a…

Digital Remedy Thrives in 2019, Celebrates 20 Years of Ad Tech Innovation

While the Ad Tech Industry Throws Curveballs that Send Other Firms into a Tailspin, Award-Winning Digital Optimization Provider Delivers Results for Publishers, Advertisers, and Agencies Amid the ad tech industry's tumultuous sea of constant change, bellwether digital media execution and optimization provider Digital Remedy, continues to steer industry innovation to deliver results for publishers, advertisers, and agencies. On the heels of a stellar 2019, the company is forging ahead into its 20th year—an unprecedented…

How Revenue Alignment Extends the Concept of Sales Enablement

Revenue enablement extends the concept of sales enablement to the entire revenue engine. This year’s SiriusDecisions Summit Europe 2019 was a fantastic conference that left attendees with much to consider as we look forward throughout the next couple of years. The theme - “TOGETHER: Achieving High Performance by Aligning the B-to-B Revenue Engine” – underscored revenue alignment and customer-centricity. Revenue Alignment Takes Shape in the Sales Enablement Industry SiriusDecisions stated that revenue aligned…

Introducing EVA – Voice Biometric Extension for Amazon Connect

Global voice biometric leader, Auraya, officially announces today the launch of EVA for Amazon Connect. EVA enables organisations to deliver better customer experience for authenticating customer identity on telephony and digital channels. It allows customers to verify their identity quickly and conveniently without needing to remember passwords, PINs, or needing to provide sensitive private information. Marketing Technology News: Alibaba.com Opens Platform to Empower US Small Businesses to Sell to the World The…

Parrot Analytics Partners With Mexico’s Dopamine To Supercharge Development And Marketing Workflows

Dopamine to Optimize Marketing Plans for its Original Series Using Parrot Analytics Demand Data and Travelability Analysis Parrot Analytics, a leading data analytics company that specializes in optimizing TV industry workflows through its global demand data and analyses, has partnered with Mexico's innovative development and production company, Dopamine, a division of Grupo Salinas, to supercharge its content development processes and maximize marketing ROI. Marketing Technology News: Frankly to Acquire Leading Video…

New Value-Based Selling Book Shows Sellers How to Close More Deals Through Impactful Storytelling and Improved Sales Enablement

Mediafly creates a first-of-its-kind guide for sales teams to assess their performance and evolve customer engagements  Mediafly, a provider of sales enablement technology, content management, and advisory services that create interactive, value-based selling experiences, recently released its book entitled, “Evolved Selling: Optimizing Sales Enablement in the Age of Frugalnomics,” written by Mediafly Chief Evangelist, Tom Pisello. The new book provides value selling, sales enablement and content marketing best practices to…

Intel, Sequretek, Eclypsium and Perception Point Advance Threat Detection Solutions

What’s New: Next week at Black Hat 2019 in Las Vegas, hardware and firmware security will be a central topic of conference trainings and briefings. Intel and a growing number of companies in the industry continue to advance technologies that improve security at the lower layers of the computing stack with Intel Threat Detection Technology (Intel TDT) that complement built-in capabilities of our Intel Xeon Scalable platforms for data-center infrastructure and Intel Core processors for client computing. “In today’s…

SellHound App Launches to Deliver One-Tap Selling on Popular Secondhand Marketplaces

New App Uses Artificial Intelligence to Help You Sell Your Stuff on eBay Like a Pro SellHound launched its smartphone app that lets anyone snap a few photos of an item and create an optimized eBay listing with a single tap - no typing necessary. The new app enables sellers to easily list countless items with professional descriptions and expert pricing. SellHound is rolling out for eBay today and will soon announce additional secondhand marketplace capability. The new app's innovative "recommerce" engine identifies a…

VOGSY Names Leslie Camacho VP of Customer Success

Industry executive with more than 20 years of customer experience joins growing PSA software company  VOGSY, the only professional services automation (PSA) solution built on the Google Platform, announced that Leslie Camacho is its new vice president of customer success. Leslie is responsible for managing and scaling VOGSY’s high-performance customer teams, as well as client onboarding and management. Known for his customer-first approach, Leslie brings more than 20 years of leadership experience building and managing…

Centro Enforces App-Ads.txt to Automatically Target App Ads from Authorized and Validated Sellers

Centro’s Basis Prevents Buying from Fraudulent and Questionable Ad Sellers Representing Mobile Applications Centro, a global provider of advertising technology, announced the enforcement of app-ads.txt in Centro’s programmatic ad platform, Basis. Basis now automatically targets app ads from authorized and validated sellers. This prevents advertisers from buying ads from fraudulent and questionable sellers representing mobile applications. The IAB Tech Lab created the app-ads.txt standard for publishers to list and authorize…

Zylotech Cited in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Marketing and Advertising, 2019 and the Gartner Hype Cycle for IT in GCC, 2019

Zylotech, the self-learning customer data (CDP) platform company, announced it has been cited as a Sample Vendor in both the Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Marketing and Advertising, 2019 and the Gartner Hype Cycle for IT in GCC, 2019, in the category of Customer Data Platforms. According to the Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Marketing and Advertising, 2019, Gartner defines the CDP as, “A customer data platform (CDP) is a marketing system that unifies a company’s customer data from marketing and other channels to enable…

Dell, Splunk Embrace Aviso’s Sales AI Compass to Close More Deals

As Aviso continues momentum, company names former Salesforce leader as new CEO and adds extended series B round Aviso, the leader in AI-powered guided selling, is introducing an AI compass that guides sales teams to their True North with revenue. Customers from Fortune 500 mainstays to fast-growing startups are winning 20 percent more deals with over 90 percent predictability as a result of Aviso's AI platform which unifies forecasting and sales execution with capabilities such as: Surfacing key at-risk deals, hidden…

ServiceTitan Announces Acquisition of CUC Software, Inc.

No. 1 management software platform for home service and commercial contractors shares common foundation with Montana-based company, plans for adoption of CUC Software customers ServiceTitan, the world's leading all-in-one software for residential HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other home service professionals and commercial contractor businesses, announced its acquisition of CUC Software, Inc., an all-in-one service business software system headquartered in Billings, Montana, whose customers are based largely in Canada.…

SummitSync Partners with Conversica to Boost Marketing ROI with Event AI Assistant

New Partnership Promotes AI-driven Lead Engagement for Event Marketers and Sales Teams SummitSync, the meeting automation platform powered by artificial intelligence, announced a partnership with Conversica, the leader in conversational AI Assistants for business, to enable their mutual customers to drive more pre-show meetings and post-event follow up with the right prospects at trade shows and conferences. The new partnership will help marketing and sales teams maximize the ROI on their event marketing spend. With…

Singapore-Based Global Customer Experience Company, Everise, Extends Footprint in Us and Opens New Facility in Guatemala

The firm aims to elevate both the Customer and Employee Experience Singapore-based Everise Holdings (Everise), a global experience company, will be making its foray into San Francisco. The opening of the new business development office signifies the company's move to centralise its business development teams which are currently spread across its global offices. The San Francisco office will also see executive-level employees who will exemplify Everise's vision and translate it into the kind of messaging that dynamic,…

Every Enterprise has Mobile Security Attacks and Threats, Says Zimperium’s “State of Mobile Enterprise Security” Report

Global Report Contains Data for the First Half of 2019 From More Than 45 Million Endpoints According to data and research from Zimperium’s “State of Mobile Enterprise Security" Report for the first half of 2019, it is no longer a matter of if or when an enterprise’s mobile endpoints will be compromised. They already are and most organizations have little to no knowledge or visibility of the compromise. Every Enterprise has Mobile Security Attacks and Threats, Says Zimperium’s “State of Mobile Enterprise Security” Report…