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Comscore Research Finds Increased Audio Streaming During Coronavirus Pandemic

Average daily audio streaming hours per household increased by 54 minutes per day during the week of June 15, 2020 compared to December 10, 2019 As at-home streaming activity saw an immediate uptick during the first stay-at-home orders (mid-March 2020), new research from Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, shows home audio streaming usage increased sharply beginning in early April 2020 and continued to rise through mid-June 2020. According to Comscore's Total Home…

Otter.ai Integrates With Dropbox to Collaborate, Manage, and Search Video and Audio Files

Otter Voice Meeting Notes Streamlines Workflow, Saves Time, and Reduces Cost for Customers in Advertising, Broadcasting, Publishing, Marketing and Social Media Otter.ai, creator of Otter Voice Meeting Notes, an AI-powered live transcription and collaboration app has partnered with Dropbox, Inc., a leading global collaboration platform, as one of Dropbox’s media integrations announced. The Otter integration is now available to Dropbox users. @Otter_ai is now integrated with @DropboxBusiness to improve productivity and…

Nielsen Advances Shopper Research With Extreme Reality And Gaming Technology

Introducing Nielsen's New Virtual Suite of Smart Solutions Nielsen Global Connect introduced its virtual suite of Smart solutions to the U.S. market.  This virtual suite includes three distinct solutions—Nielsen SmartStore, the first, immersive virtual reality tool designed to transform in-store testing; Nielsen SmartShelf, the next generation of virtual retail shelf and planogram testing; and Nielsen SmartShopper, an interactive, augmented reality-fueled shopper marketing tool that helps to uncover in-store shopping…

Why Audio Ads Should Be a Part of Your Advertising Strategy in 2020

The IoT allows more and more consumers to have an online presence almost 24/7 via devices: smartphones, tablets, smart boxes and sticks, smart speakers, watches — you name it. These developments open new opportunities for companies to reach and engage with their customers. Advertisers who opt for programmatic ads level up their marketing game in targeting various types of audiences. However, in 2020, it’s not just the programmatic that matters, but the type of content you choose — visual ads alone are no longer enough to…

LiveXLive Releases New Unified Audio-Video Smart TV App Experience On Apple TV, Roku And Samsung TV, With Amazon Fire

New Upgraded Apps Deliver Songs, Shows and Podcasts in Personalized Dashboard to Over 90 Million Consumers in United States and Canada LiveXLive Media, Inc., a global platform for live stream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, announced today that it has released a new unified audio-video Smart TV app experience on Samsung TV, Apple TV and Roku, with Amazon Fire soon to follow. Reaching an estimated 90 million monthly active users though such distribution platforms, and nearly…

Google and AudioCodes Collaborate to Bring Telephony Voice Services to Google Dialogflow Virtual Agents

AudioCodes solution enables the rapid purchase and integration of phone numbers with virtual agents developed on Google Dialogflow AudioCodes, a leading vendor of advanced voice networking and media processing solutions for the digital workplace, today announced that it is collaborating with Google to integrate telephony voice services with virtual agents developed with the Google Dialogflow bot framework. The use of chat bots and virtual agents is increasing as contact and support centers worldwide seek ways of improving…

amp Releases Best Audio Brands 2020 Ranking

Mastercard takes top position as leading sonic brand Shell and Apple complete the top three McDonald’s, Disney and Intel fall compared to 2019 rankings Voice is identified as an increasingly key sonic branding element Global sonic branding agency amp announced that Mastercard has topped its annual Best Audio Brands Ranking 2020 (BAB 2020), moving up from position 72 in 2019 and dethroning last year’s winner McDonald’s to take the top spot. Introduced in 2019, the Best Audio Brands Ranking is the first of its…

Seeing AI to AI: NVIDIA Deepens Ties with Top Research Center

Company becomes a shareholder in Germany's DFKI, one of world’s largest research centers dedicated to AI Andreas Dengel wants to get AI into more people’s hands while he continues to advance the technology. Sharing that mission and a history of close ties, NVIDIA just joined him and his roughly 1,000 colleagues as a shareholder in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). “A study last week said many companies are collecting data, but they don’t know what to do with it. We can help them join an…

Aragon Research Names LogMeIn Unified Communications & Collaboration Products

LogMeIn, Inc. announced that its portfolio of Unified Communications & Collaboration products has been positioned as a Leader in Aragon Research’s 2020 Web and Video Conferencing Globe. LogMeIn products have been named a Leader in every Web and Video Conferencing report Aragon has released for the past seven years. The report, which examines the web and video conferencing solutions of 19 major providers, is a market evaluation tool that graphically depicts Aragon Research’s assessment of a specific market and its…

New Research Confirms Blockchain’s Effectiveness for Improved Data Sharing in the Retail Industry

Auburn University RFID Lab Partners with GS1 US and Industry to Explore the Use of RFID and Blockchain to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency The Auburn University RFID Lab, in collaboration with GS1 US, completed a proof-of-concept that demonstrates the effectiveness of blockchain and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies to improve serialized data sharing in the retail industry. Participating companies included: Nike, PVH Corp., Herman Kay, Macy's, Kohl's, Mojix, Avery Dennison, SML, IBM and Collaboration, LLC.…

NCSolutions, Leading Advertising Effectiveness Research Firm, Appoints Feintuch Communications as Its PR Agency of Record

NCSolutions, the leading company for improving advertising effectiveness for the consumer packaged goods (CPG) ecosystem, has selected Feintuch Communications as its public relations agency of record. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in New York, with offices in Chicago, Cincinnati and Tampa, NCSolutions is the leader in helping brands improve their advertising effectiveness on every platform, channel, and device. Its research-based insights, collective wisdom and proven techniques enable marketers to target the right…

HomeToGo Concludes Contact Center Solution Search With Move to Talkdesk

Seamless Integration Through Talkdesk for Salesforce Provides Customer Information to HomeToGo Agents With Automatic Screen Pops to Improve Efficiency, Customer Experience Talkdesk, Inc., the cloud contact center for innovative enterprises, announced HomeToGo selected Talkdesk to power its customer service operations. As the world’s largest vacation rental search engine in a highly competitive and fast-moving marketplace, HomeToGo needed a contact center solution that would enable it to rise above the competition through…

AudioEye Appoints Heath Thompson as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of AudioEye, Inc., an industry-leading software solution delivering website accessibility compliance to businesses of all sizes, has appointed Heath Thompson as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective March 23, 2020. Thompson assumes the role from Executive Chairman Carr Bettis, who had been serving in the chief executive role during the transition period and will continue to serve as Executive Chairman going forward. Thompson will primarily operate out of the Company's Atlanta offices,…

Connatix Research Shows Gen Z Prefers Multifaceted Content Experiences

Compared with Millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers, Gen Z prefers content that includes audio, video, polls, quizzes, and a means to comment and receive recommended stories Connatix, the next-generation video technology company for publishers, announced the findings of a study it conducted about the media consumption habits and preferences of Gen Z, that indicates members of this generation (aged up to 22 years) gravitate toward a "multifaceted content experience," rooted in user recommendations from a diverse set of…

TikTok, Apple Search Ads, Facebook, Google: Top Ad Networks In Singular’s 2020 ROI Index

Singular ROI Index Analyzes $6.3B in Ad Spend for 2.2B App Installs Across 550 Networks to Identify the World's Top Ad Networks for ROI in Mobile User Acquisition. TikTok has emerged from nowhere as one of the top platforms for advertising ROI, joining perennial leaders Google and Facebook. And Apple Search Ads shows its own emerging power: hitting all 12 top regional and vertical lists. TikTok almost literally exploded, with ad spend jumping 75X from May to November. Growing 614 million users in a single year can…

Akamai Identified as a Bot Management Leader by Independent Research Firm

Report Shows Akamai has the Highest Score in the "Current Offering Category" and "Is the Best Fit for Companies Looking to Thwart Bots at the Edge" Akamai Technologies, Inc., the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, announced that it was cited as a Leader in The Forrester New Wave: Bot Management, Q1 2020 evaluation. In the report, Forrester evaluated "the 13 most significant providers in the category" and "where they stand in relation to each other." Akamai received a "differentiated"…

Bixby Research and Analytics Turns to Rightpoint’s Technology Capabilities to Develop the First Comprehensive Platform Dedicated to…

Bixby Research and Analytics, a financial technology company that is modernizing information flow, announced that it has launched the first comprehensive web platform dedicated to the private debt market – and selected Rightpoint, a Genpact company, and the digital consultancy with technology at its core, for its experience design and development capabilities. The platform connects asset managers and hedge funds to real-time market moving news and financial information for companies in the private debt market. Over the…

TechBytes with Lizzy Glazer, General Manager at CodeAudio, SocialCode

Hi Lizzy, tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at CodeAudio.  As General Manager of CodeAudio, I am building an offering dedicated to best in class Audio and Voice advertising that brands can leverage to help their businesses grow. We know that brands need help creating and finding their voice (pun intended) in this medium, figuring out ways to connect effectively with listeners across all platforms by understanding them better, and finally, by connecting what they do in audio to other channels.…

Pega Ranked a Category Leader in KYC Solutions by Chartis Research for Third Consecutive Year

Pega Named a Leading Industry Provider in Report From Notable Risk Technology Analyst Firm Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering digital transformation at the world's leading enterprises, announced that leading risk technology analyst firm Chartis Research has named Pega as a category leader for its Know Your Customer (KYC) offering in its latest report, Financial Crime Risk Management Systems: Know Your Customer, for the third year in a row. Chartis assessed Pega based on completeness of offering and…

Triton Digital Integrates Wedel Software’s MediaSales Traffic Solution with its Industry-Leading Audio Ad Server

Triton Digital, the global technology and services provider to the digital audio and podcast industry, announced that it has integrated its online Audio Ad Server with the MediaSales Traffic solution from Wedel Software, a leading supplier of media information systems for the global broadcast and advertising industries. @TritonDigital Integrates #WedelSoftware’s MediaSales Traffic Solution with its Industry-Leading Audio Ad Server This integration streamlines ad operations for users of the Triton Ad Platform and Wedel…