VUniverse Names Julie Rieger as Chief Executive Officer

VU, powered by VUniverse, the web, mobile, and TV app developed to be the smart channel guide across the streaming universe, announced today that Julie Rieger has been named Chief Executive Officer. Julie will bring her expertise as a former executive at 20th Century Fox Film to lead the company and establish VU as a major player in the streaming world. Co-founder Evelyn Watters will be taking on a new role as Chief Innovation Officer and co-founder Monica Brady remains in her role as Chief Operating Officer. Marketing…

VUniverse App: Channel Guide for the Streaming Universe Now Available for Early Access

Platform makes recommendations for viewers based on their personal tastes, providing suggestions for content available on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, HBO and more VUniverse, a personalized movie and show recommendation platform that enables users to browse their streaming services in one app, released early access to its streaming service companion, simplifying the way viewers find content from popular services such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, HBO, and AppleTV+. Designed as a…

Shut Down, Just Like That?: Quibi Shutting Down Spells “Life is Hard” in the Live Streaming VOD Industry

Quibi had a rather short stint, but it’s vanishing act will leave a stale taste in the mouth of everyone in the ad tech industry. Investors lost $1.8 billion that they invested hoping to build an adtech-centric company that would revolutionize the way viewers consume video content on their smartphones. They almost managed to sail through the months of challenge, until the ship sank in shallow waters within 7 months of their "Titanic" entry into the global VOD space.  When we are witnessing a rise (flattering if we go by…

Segment Appoints First Ever Regional Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan

Company Set to Accelerate Presence Across ANZ and Broader APAC Region Segment, the world’s leading customer data platform (CDP), today announced the appointment of Prakash Durgani as Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan. In his new role at Segment, Durgani will be responsible for charting the company’s overall growth strategy across Asia Pacific, including sales and marketing activities, to bolster the company’s market presence. Durgani has more than 20 years’ sales and engineering leadership experience in…

DataRobot Expands Partnership with Snowflake, Joins Snowflake Partner Connect

Customers deriving massive ROI from Elite partnership DataRobot, the leader in enterprise AI, today unveiled an expanded partnership with Snowflake, the cloud data platform, which includes an integration with Snowflake Partner Connect. Building on DataRobot’s existing integration Building on DataRobot’s existing integration with Snowflake, the new inclusion in Partner Connect will accelerate time-to-value for joint customers. DataRobot also announced it achieved Elite status as part of the new Snowflake Partner Network.…

Talkdesk Enables TaskUs to Move Global Operations to Work From Home, Ensuring Business Continuity

TaskUs leverages Talkdesk cloud contact center solutions to transition thousands of customer experience teammates worldwide  TaskUs leverages cloud flexibility from Talkdesk to enable thousands of teammates to work from home Talkdesk cloud solutions enabled TaskUs to successfully navigate unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, saving thousands of customer service jobs TaskUs is able to provide best-of-breed integration options to its clients through Talkdesk AppConnect, the world’s first enterprise app store…

SugarCRM Named Mid-Market Leader for CRM by G2 for the 4th Consecutive Year

SugarCRM Inc.®, the innovator of time-aware CX, today announced that it was named a leader in the new G2 Grid Report® for the Mid-Market for the fourth consecutive year, for a total of 16 consecutive quarters. Sugar received high customer satisfaction scores for ease of doing business, ease of administration, and meeting overall requirements. With a shorter time to value than other leaders, highly ranked features for Sugar Sell include customization, contact management, and contract management. “Each of Sugar’s CX…

Quantifind Joins the Snowflake Data Marketplace

Quantifind announced today that it is joining the Snowflake Data Marketplace, enabling financial services customers of Snowflake's cloud data platform to seamlessly run customer and counterparty risk assessments in a private, secure, and efficient manner. Quantifind's proprietary cloud-enabled technology uses a combination of public-domain data sources, best-in-class entity resolution, and predictive risk typology models to build accurate risk profiles on the fly for individuals and organizations alike. In this…

Prodoscore Announces Executive Hires for Marketing and Channel Functions

Employee visibility and productivity software leader brings on Nadine M. Sarraf as Chief Marketing Officer and Tom Moran as Chief Channel Officer Prodoscore, a leader in employee visibility and productivity software, today announced two executive hires. Nadine M. Sarraf joins as Chief Marketing Officer, and Tom Moran assumes the new role of Chief Channel Officer. These additions come as Prodoscore grows at the executive and staff levels to meet the heightened demand for its solution, escalated by the sudden and dramatic…

Seclore Achieves SOC 2 Compliance and Enhances Data Privacy for GDPR

Seclore, the only automated Data-Centric Security Platform, announced today that it had completed SOC 2 Type 1 and Type 2 certification. As more companies in highly regulated industries start using Seclore's cloud service, the need for trust, transparency, and independent validation of security controls becomes crucial. The SOC 2 certification validates that ‘Seclored’ data stored or shared by enterprises, is protected with the most stringent requirements. "Security has always been paramount to Seclore because organizations…

Commvault Named 2020 HPE Momentum Storage Partner of the Year

Commvault, a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, announced it has been named the 2020 Momentum Storage Partner of the Year by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) during the HPE Partner Growth Summit Virtual Experience. With the ability to simplify intelligent data protection, Commvault is being recognized for its outstanding performance, commitment to customer excellence, focus on growth and innovation, and professional achievements. Marketing…

Hero Digital Named an Adobe Platinum Solution Partner

Hero Digital, the leading independent customer experience company, has been selected as one of only 35 Adobe Platinum Solution Partners worldwide. Chosen from thousands of world-class agencies, consultancies, and systems integrators, Hero Digital now joins the elite ranks of Adobe's most trusted partners, alongside such companies as Cap Gemini, McKinsey, PWC, EY and Cognizant. With its newly elevated Adobe Platinum Partner status, Hero Digital will continue to offer dual specialization in Adobe Experience Manager and…

Salsify Named a Cool Vendor in the June 2020 Cool Vendors in Digital Commerce Report by Gartner

Vendors recognized in the report are interesting, new and innovative Salsify, a product experience management (PXM) platform that helps brands win on the digital shelf, announced that they have been named a Cool Vendor in Gartner's June 2020 report Cool Vendors in Digital Commerce. The report states, "Whether your primary market is B2B or B2C, the digital world creates ever-increasing expectations for convenience and usability across myriad channels. Meeting customer expectations requires vigilance and powerful tools…

Databricks Introduces Delta Engine and Acquires Redash to Bring Performance and Ease-of-Use to Cloud Data Lakes

New Capabilities Help Data Teams Build a "Lakehouse" for Unified Data Analytics Databricks, the data and AI company, announced the availability of Delta Engine and the acquisition of Redash. These new capabilities make it faster and easier for data teams to use its Unified Data Analytics platform for data science, machine learning, and a broad range of data analytics use cases. Delta Engine is a high-performance query engine on cloud data lakes and Redash is an open source dashboarding and visualization service for data…

HERE Technologies Promotes Stephen Patak to Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Americas Region

HERE Technologies, a location data and platform company, announced that Stephen Patak has been named Senior Vice President (SVP) and General Manager (GM) of the Americas region, effective July 1st, 2020. Stephen joined HERE in August 2019 as Vice President, Head of Global Platform Sales, where he and his team worked closely with customers and partners around the world to solve their most complex location related business problems utilizing the capabilities of the HERE platform. Patak will replace Kirk Mitchell who, after…

Zeta Launches Enhanced Marketing Analytics and Insights Solution

Zeta Global, a data-driven marketing technology company that leverages unique data and artificial intelligence to help companies acquire, grow and retain customers, announced the launch of Opportunity Explorer(SM), a real-time market and consumer data analytics and insights solution. Designed to help marketers identify, segment and act upon growth opportunities for their businesses, Opportunity Explorer(SM) ingests demographic, behavioral and location signals from Zeta's proprietary data set of 2.4 billion identities…

New Openmarket Platform Helps Companies Transform CX Strategies Effortlessly

indigo offers businesses emerging from lockdown a simpler, intelligent and more insightful way to communicate with their customers in the moments that count indigo by OpenMarket uses AI, automation and insights to help brands deliver easy and reliable mobile messaging campaigns. New branded messaging functionality and advanced spam and smishing filters enhance customer experience (CX) and security.  During a climate of uncertainty, where customers are in need of a trusted means of obtaining information and new…

Harmonic Announces Powerful Innovations for its VOS SaaS Summer 2020 Release

Harmonic today announced a major release of its VOS SaaS platforms and cloud-native software with new features that make live video streaming and broadcast delivery simpler than ever. “The rapid evolution of cloud technology is ushering in a broad range of innovation in the media industry for both streaming and traditional broadcast applications,” said Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development, at Harmonic. “With this summer release for VOS SaaS and cloud-native software, Harmonic…

ibi and ASG Integrate Data Management and Data Intelligence to Fuel Data-Driven Business Decisions

Information Builders, Inc. (ibi), a leading end-to-end data and analytics company, and ASG Technologies, a leading provider of solutions for the information-powered enterprise, today announced a partnership aimed at providing the highest levels of confidence in data to meet regulatory requirements and support informed business decisions. To empower organizations to achieve their governance and business intelligence (BI) goals, ibi and ASG are integrating ibi’s data and analytics products with ASG’s Data Intelligence…

AfterShip Makes Shipping Software Free to Support E-Commerce Shipping Needs

Postmen, AfterShip's global shipping API, allows companies to streamline and automate their e-commerce shipping process at scale AfterShip, the leading shipping and tracking platform for online retailers, today announced the company is making Postmen, its e-commerce shipping API, completely free with no limit on shipping volumes. Postmen is a scalable shipping solution that allows e-commerce companies to automate and optimize their shipping processes with 60 couriers worldwide. Because of COVID-19, businesses around…