Textel Launches Texting Platform on the Genesys AppFoundry

Textel has announced their cloud-based business texting platform is a Premium App now available on the Genesys AppFoundry, the industry’s largest dedicated marketplace focused on customer experience solutions. The AppFoundry allows Genesys customers from all market segments to discover and rapidly deploy a broad range of solutions that make it easier to interact with consumers, engage employees, and optimize their workforce. Textel makes it easy for Genesys customers to use their existing toll-free or long code numbers to…

Textel Announces $4 Million Series a Funding Round Led by Cultivation Capital Partners

Texting Platform for Contact Centers Plans to Expand Sales Efforts, Marketing and Deepen Product Functionality Textel, the cloud-based texting platform for contact centers, announced it recently completed a $4M Series A funding round. Cultivation Capital led the round with additional investment from Stout Street Capital and Capital Midwest Fund III. This latest funding round brings Textel’s total funds raised to $5M and accelerates their plans to drive additional partner sales and marketing. Textel will also use the funds…

Loyalty Brands Announces Partnership with Textellent To Deliver Innovative SMS Sales & Marketing Capabilities

Loyalty Brands announced a partnership with Textellent, Inc., a leading SMS marketing and campaign platform to serve their family of brands. Loyalty Brands, founded by John Hewitt and Martha O'Gorman (formerly of JTH Inc. d/b/a/ Liberty Tax Service), has a family of brands which are Loyalty Networking, First Choice Business Brokers, a brand for Hispanic Tax and Financial Services and a Barter Service among others.  Textellent will give Loyalty Brands innovative texting capabilities for franchise recruitment and management…

Blis Expands Into the Netherlands With First Hire

Lucas Noordhoorn, former Benelux MD of Adello to head up sales Blis, the global leader in real-world intelligence, announces the launch of its Netherland's office with its first appointment, Lucas Noordhoorn as Head of Sales, Netherlands. Noordhoorn joined Blis in May further expanding their Global presence. Noordhoorn joins Blis at a time of continued growth across the business, globally. Marketing Technology News: Loyalty Brands Announces Partnership with Textellent To Deliver Innovative SMS Sales & Marketing…

Shoppers Take Center Stage in the 2019 Retail Systems Research Report on eCommerce Website Performance

Key Finding: 90% Of Consumers Will Leave A Site If It Does Not Load Quickly Yottaa, Inc., the leading Cloud platform for accelerating eCommerce, announced the publication of a new research report titled, “2019 Retailer Website Performance Evaluation: Are Retail Websites Meeting Shopper Expectations?” The research, which was conducted by Retail Systems Research (RSR), evaluates 80 major retail websites on page speed performance and shopper experience, and includes survey results from 1,300 consumers to provide their…

Epos Now Launches Shopify Integration to Simplify Offline and Online Business Management

Cloud-based POS provider Epos Now has announced a new integration with commerce platform Shopify, a cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Shopify's integration with Epos Now simplifies the management and synchronization of online and offline products, inventory, customer data and transactions. Marketing Technology News: Loyalty Brands Announces Partnership with Textellent To Deliver Innovative SMS Sales & Marketing Capabilities Having all online and offline…

Akamai Introduces the Edge Cloud Solution, Designed to Scale, Secure and Simplify IoT Connected Device and In-Application Messaging

IoT Edge Connect, the newest product in the Edge Cloud solution line, enables real-time messaging and reliability to millions of IoT and application endpoints Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, unveiled Edge Cloud, a solution line that leverages the power of the Akamai edge platform to streamline and secure the delivery of data to connected devices and in-application messaging at scale. Edge Cloud is designed to serve the needs of businesses bringing billions of endpoints…

Mobile Industry Leader Adjust Secures One of Europe’s Largest Funding Rounds in 2019, Raising $227 Million

Led by New Investors Eurazeo Growth, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, Sofina, and Existing Investor Highland Europe, the Company's Round Brings Its Total Funding to $250 Million Adjust, the industry leader in mobile measurement and fraud prevention, announced it has raised $227 million in a new round of funding. Led by investors Eurazeo Growth, Highland Europe, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners and Sofina, it is one of Europe's largest capital raises in 2019. The financing round brings…

Sisense Brings Power to the Builders With New Cloud-Native Linux Platform, Insights to Everyone With Predictive AI Technology

Innovations unveiled at Sisense Eureka! customer conference, kicking off today in New York with 1,000 industry experts Sisense, the world's leading modern platform for analytics builders, kicked off its second annual customer conference, Sisense Eureka!, with a series of product innovations designed to help developers, data scientists and business analysts simplify complex data and provide insights to everyone across a business. The first major announcement, Cloud-Native Sisense, is a new cloud-native Linux architecture…

TripleLift and KPEX Announce Partnership

World’s largest in-feed native ad exchange combines forces with New Zealand’s premium media consortium TripleLift, the world’s largest native advertising platform, announced its official partnership with KPEX (Kiwi Premium Ad Exchange), the publisher consortium comprising all of New Zealand's largest media brands. With this collaboration, TripleLift will enable custom-designed in-feed native ads across KPEX's premium publishers. TripleLift is the technology company that invents, powers and scales ads that earn consumer…

what3words Partners With Bordrin to Offer Chinese Drivers an Easy Way to Navigate to Precise Locations

what3words will be a key feature for the Chinese OEM, Bordrin, who will launch their iV6 with in-built what3words navigation when it hits the road in the first quarter of 2020 - being the first Chinese OEM to announce an integration with the location technology partner. With Chinese consumers leading the way on the use of voice technologies, and with the increasing demands from Chinese drivers for tech-first cars, it's time for a new, digital addressing system for China and the world. Traditional street addressing is…

Optiv Security and SailPoint Launch First-to-Market Identity Governance-as-a-Service Powered by IdentityNow

Pervasive enterprise digital transformation actions continue to dramatically expand business complexity and the attack surface, leading organizations to face increasing cybersecurity complexity. Compromised identities are at the center of today’s challenges, however most organizations are still executing project by project, capability by capability. To enable organizations to implement identity and data management strategies based on business outcomes, Optiv Security and SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. announced a new…

Freshworks’ Freshdesk named a Customers’ Choice in Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: CRM Customer…

Cloud-Based Customer Support Platform Lands Important Rating From Professionals Who Have Used It Freshworks Inc., a global innovator in customer engagement software, announced that its Freshdesk software has been designated as Customers' Choice  in the inaugural publication of Gartner Peer Insights 'Voice of the Customer': CRM Customer Engagement Center Market. The company was placed in the Customer Choice zone, based on vetted end-user reviews of several software vendors on the Gartner peer review website gathered during…

SpotOn Raises $40 Million Funding Round Led by Franklin Templeton and Dragoneer Investment Group

Next Generation Payments and Software Company Will Use Capital to Accelerate Growth and Fuel Expansion into New Markets SpotOn Transact, LLC (“SpotOn”), an innovative payments and software company, announced $40 million in new funding led by Franklin Templeton, with significant participation from Dragoneer Investment Group. “Whether you’re a restaurant looking for a cloud-based point-of-sale solution, a salon looking to book appointments through a custom-built website, or an auto repair shop looking for ways to build…

Coveo Announces the Launch of its AI-Powered Community Coveo Connect

New Online Portal Provides Customers With Relevant Content and Enhanced Personalized Experiences Coveo, a market leader in AI-powered business solutions, announced the launch of Coveo Connect, an online community that empowers Coveo customers, partners and employees with the best practices and content they need to achieve their goals of business growth, customer satisfaction and employee proficiency. The community harnesses the contextual information from each user to provide relevant and personalized content at every…

Solvvy Launches E-Commerce Solution to Make Online Shopping Effortless

Retailers Can Now Provide Fast, Accurate Responses to Online Shoppers Solvvy, an intelligent customer support automation platform, has introduced Solvvy for E-Commerce, a solution designed to reduce customer effort by quickly resolving the most common customer issues at every step of the digital shopping experience. Solvvy for E-Commerce allows shoppers to quickly resolve their issues during the pre and post-purchase experience without contacting customer support, freeing up agent time for tickets that require a human…

Zapier’s Apps at Work Report Highlights the Fastest Growing Apps

ManyChat, Front, Mojo Top the List Zapier, the leader in productivity automation, revealed Zapier's Apps at Work Report: The Fastest-Growing Apps of 2019. The report uncovers the business and workplace apps that have experienced significant growth over the past year on the Zapier platform, and details the rise of sub-category apps that are fueling growth to accomplish tasks for today's modern workplaces. The company leads the industry with 1,500 app integrations and four…

Box Names Mark Wayland Chief Revenue Officer

Box a leader in Cloud Content Management, announced the appointment of Mark Wayland as chief revenue officer. Mr. Wayland will lead the company’s global sales organization, reporting to Box Chief Operating Officer (COO) Stephanie Carullo. “Mark brings a winning track record of success in leading global sales organizations and in building deep and lasting customer relationships in almost every segment of the enterprise software market” Mr. Wayland is a 10-year veteran of Salesforce where he held a variety of sales…

ATX Adds OTT Video Streaming Capabilities to Media Distribution Solution

New Capabilities of MD16 Enhance Guest Experience and Enables Service Providers to Differentiate Video Offering ATX Networks, a global leader in digital access and media distribution solutions, introduced an enhancement to the MD16 bulk media distribution gateway that will enable service providers to offer hotels, hospitals, universities, apartments and other commercial customers streaming media capabilities. The new MD16 OTT streaming blade enables an over-the-top (OTT) video experience anywhere within the commercial…

Meet Gen Z: The Self-proclaimed Hardest-working, Anxiously Optimistic Workforce of the Future

The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated issued a global survey of 3,400 members of Generation Z1 across 12 countries that found contradictory revelations from the newest segment of workforce. “Meet Gen Z: Hopeful, Anxious, Hardworking, and Searching for Inspiration” This survey is the first in a series of reports from The Workforce Institute at Kronos and Future Workplace that examines attitudes of Gen Z in workplaces across Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, New…