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eBay Comments on Letter from Starboard Value

 eBay Inc., a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world, issued the following statement regarding the letter to eBay released by Starboard Value LP ("Starboard") this morning: The eBay Board of Directors includes a director jointly nominated and agreed upon with Starboard, a representative of one of our largest shareholders, Elliott Management, and other strong, experienced and independent directors. The Board and eBay's management team are aligned in their commitment to taking…

Super Bowl Ads From Mountain Dew, Avacados From Mexico, Rocket Mortgage Drove Highest Viewer Attention, According to Realeyes

Attention and Emotion Measures Reveal Propensity for Advertising Creative to Drive Impact of Paid Media Investment Realeyes, a leader in computer vision and emotion AI, revealed the company’s 2020 ranking of Super Bowl LIV ads according to viewer attention and emotion. Based on aggregate measurement from an opt-in panel audience (n=2,500) using webcams and anonymous facial coding, the Realeyes’ “Interest” score is an index that combines attention and emotion signals to build a second-by-second indication of a viewer’s…

NEM Ventures Partners with DAIA to Support Growth of Democratized AI

Partnership underlines NEM Venture’s commitment to the decentralized technology landscape NEM Ventures, the venture capital and investment arm of the NEM blockchain ecosystem, has joined the Decentralized AI Alliance (DAIA), an alliance of more than fifty diverse organizations in the interrelated Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain ecosystem working together to democratize the use and control of AI. This partnership will see the development of common strategies and increased resource…

Predictions Series: A Year of Change for the Telecoms Industry in 2020

Communications Service Providers’ priorities shift as customer engagement comes to the fore Evolving Systems, Inc., a leader in real-time digital engagement solutions and services, anticipates shifting priorities for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in 2020. With Mobile World Congress, the industry’s largest annual gathering of key decision-makers happening this month in Barcelona, Evolving Systems’ leaders attending the event expect a number of pressing issues to be discussed. Marketing Technology News: Hmmm, So…

WISeKey Collaborates With IATA on the One Record Platform as Security and Digital Identity Partner

WISeKey collaborates with IATA on the ONE Record platform as security and digital identity partner WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, announced that it was selected by International Air Transport Association (IATA) as its technology partner to secure the ONE Record test platform. The WISeKey & IATA collaboration for the ONE Record platform aims to define the security layer to protect all data exchanges in the platform, by introducing the necessary technology…

Thryv, Inc. CEO Joe Walsh Featured on “Borrell’s Local Marketing Trends” Podcast

Thryv CEO and President Joe Walsh joined Gordon Borrell and Corey Elliott, hosts of the Local Marketing Trends podcast, for a look at small businesses and how the tools they use to run and grow have changed – from printed yellow pages directories to digital marketing solutions and, most recently, Software as a Service (SaaS). In Episode 13: Tough Lessons on Transformation from a Guy in the Hotseat – Thryv CEO Joe Walsh, Walsh discusses the steps his company has taken to control the decline of the print product, tackle…

Brightcove Appoints Amee Desjourdy as Chief People Officer

Seasoned HR leader with experience guiding global organizations through times of rapid growth joins the Brightcove executive team Brightcove, Inc., the leading provider of cloud services for video, announced the appointment of Amee Desjourdy as Chief People Officer. Based in Boston, Desjourdy will support growth, lead global talent acquisition and development, as well as create a world-class human resources strategy for the business. Desjourdy brings significant experience in building, integrating, and developing US-based…

LogMeIn, Inc. Announces Expiration of “Go-Shop” Period and Details Regarding the Special Meeting of Stockholders

LogMeIn, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity, announced the expiration of a 45-day “go-shop” period under the terms of the previously announced definitive agreement in which LogMeIn will be acquired in a transaction led by affiliates of Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global private equity firm, and Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation, the private equity affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation, for $86.05 per share in cash. The go-shop period expired at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on…

Infringement of Privacy Rights in the Digital Age

Privacy in the digital age is a hot topic at the moment. After a honeymoon period, people are starting to realize how much of their data is stored digitally, and what the consequences can be. If you’re active online, chances are your full name, identification number, addresses, phone number, credit card details, etc. are stored online somewhere. On top of an invasion of privacy, if someone accesses this data, it can leave you vulnerable to further attacks. Your finances, relationships, and even your future can be at…

The AI Eye: Google Cloud to Be Cloud Provider for Accenture Intient, IBM Adds AI to Intelligent Real Estate Solution

Investorideas.com , a global investor news source covering Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings you today’s edition of The AI Eye – watching stock news, deal tracker and advancements in artificial intelligence. Listen to the podcast: https://www.investorideas.com/Audio/Podcasts/2020/012820-AI-Eye.mp3 Hear the AI Eye on Spotify Today’s Column – The AI Eye – Watching stock news, deal tracker and advancements in artificial intelligence An announcement reveals that Google’s Google Cloud will be the cloud technology…

TechBytes with Ben Barokas, CEO and Co-founder at Sourcepoint

Most US-based businesses are yet to fully-understand the CCPA guidelines. Tell us about the unique features of CCPA that empower consumers?  The focus of the CCPA is to safeguard data collected from Californian consumers by for-profit organizations handling higher levels of data (at least 50,000 consumers) or grossing over $25 million per year. In line with this, it also provides consumers with the ability to bring a legal case against companies in the event of a data breach; companies won’t be fined for overall lack of…

Arm Treasure Data Commended by Frost & Sullivan for Excellence in the Customer Data Platforms Market

Arm Treasure Data CDP Enables Customers to Securely Unify Their Data for Driving More Personalized Customer Experiences Based on its recent analysis of the global customer data platforms (CDP) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Arm® Treasure Data™ with the 2019 Global Company of the Year, Award. In 2018, the UK-based, Arm acquired the California-based CDP provider, Treasure Data, and subsequently rebranded as Arm Treasure Data. Its powerful CDP enables marketers to gain insights and provides the foundation for…

Data Privacy Day: Selected Quotes and Insights from the Industry Leaders- Part 1

28 January is celebrated as the International Data Privacy Day. CCPA came into effect from 1 January 2020. China implemented the Password Law from the start of the new year. These recent developments reveal the heightened efforts to secure customer data and provide online internet users with data privacy. Every company is slated to become a Big Data processor, either using Big Data or producing tons of it. According to a report, its the number of zeroes in Big Data that will boggle your mind - G2 puts it at more than…

Mitel Helps Organizations Improve Emergency Responsiveness and Security Through Advanced Collaboration Capabilities

Enhanced mass notification portfolio seamlessly links communications systems, event triggers and people to keep everyone informed, safe and connected Public safety, regulatory requirements and changing workflow and communications dynamics require a new and more cohesive approach to facilitating mass communications. Mitel’s mass notification solutions provide a wide range of features and modes of communications to meet the needs of a mobile-first and IoT-connected world. Mitel’s mass notification technology moves…

Cannon Technologies Lauded by Frost & Sullivan for its Holistic Approach to Building a Modular Data Center for Large-Scale Deployments

The company's best-of-breed facilities complemented by its innovative geodesic design offer industry leading resilience, energy efficiency, operational excellence, and security Based on its recent analysis of the global modular data center market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cannon Technologies Ltd. with the 2019 Global Company of the Year Award. Its comprehensive product portfolio represents the next generation of modular data center solutions that are not only end-to-end but also future-ready. Its unique business…

Prediction Series: Interview with Ryan Lester, Senior Director, Customer Engagement Technologies at LogMeIn

What is the most fascinating development you expect to happen in 2020? How is LogMeIn poised to deal with the future? For me, 2020 will be "The Year of the (Employee) Golden Rule". 2020 is the year companies need to start applying the golden rule of business to both the customer and employee experience. When customer-facing employees are armed with the right tools they need to succeed and do their jobs effectively, it translates into a better experience for customers on the other side. This should be the year that…

Prediction Series: Interview with Anurag Kahol, CTO and Co-Founder at Bitglass

Hi Anurag. Tell us about the biggest disruptions that you see happening in 2020. We will see an increase in the number of M&A deals in 2020. In fact, 79 percent of respondents to Deloitte’s M&A trends 2019 report expect the number of deals they close to rise in the next 12 months – up from 70 percent last year. Consequently, companies need to learn from the headaches faced by Marriott in 2018 when it acquired Starwood and inherited a breach of guest data. Security needs to be a key component of any M&A…

MarTech Opportunities in the 2020 Decade

A portmanteau combining the words Marketing and Technology, MarTech describes one of the greatest paradigm shifts in the history of marketing: the arrival of data-driven technology platforms. Over the past two decades, tech went from playing a peripheral role in Marketing to becoming an integral part of all Marketing processes. In essence, Marketing today is MarTech. Martech helps marketers address audiences that are more informed, tech-savvy, and connected than ever before. What is the MarTech opportunity? As of January…

HSMAI Recognizes Brand USA’s Marketing Campaigns as Best-In-Class With Eight Adrian Awards

The Six Gold and Two Silver Adrian Awards Were Presented to Brand USA President and CEO and Chief Marketing Officer on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York City Brand USA's innovative marketing campaigns and new video streaming network were recognized by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for excellence in digital and integrated marketing at the 63rd HSMAI Adrian Awards dinner in New York City. The awards, which celebrate those who are making the future of hospitality and marketing even…

GetApp Unveils Results of Workforce Trends Study, Uncovering Shifts in Remote Work, Privacy and AI SMB Perceptions

Research From Software Insights Company Shows a 400 Percent Increase in Remote Working Behaviors, a Data Security Knowledge-Gap and an Unpreparedness to Tackle AI-Fueled Business Transformation GetApp, a recommendation engine that helps SMBs make informed software purchasing decisions, announced the results on a new research study which examined the impact emerging technologies are having on workforces, large and small. The study, of more than 900 respondents who reported full-time employment in the United States,…