Banner Before Header

FutureProof Retail and SIRL Announce ‘Last Foot’ Shopper Targeting and Analytics

Together, the Two Companies Will Enable Retailers to Deploy FutureProof's Mobile Self-Checkout and Service Counter Solutions Fully Integrated With SIRL 's Indoor GPS & Customer Analytics Platform That Offers Shoppers Personalized Recommendations in Real-Time Through Activation at the "Last Foot" of Their Physical Store Journey The integrated SIRL/FPR solution enables shoppers to use their smartphones to scan items while they are shopping. They can then pay on their phone, skip the lines at checkout and leave the…

Sisense Announces $100 Million+ Funding Round at More Than $1 Billion Valuation

Accelerates Broad Market Adoption and Expands Global Reach Sisense, the world’s leading analytics platform for builders, announced a funding round of over $100 million, continuing to power its market-leading growth and rapid customer adoption. This funding will accelerate innovation and scale across the globe, and values Sisense at over $1 billion. Insight Venture Partners led the round. Also participating is new investor Access Industries (via its Israeli vehicle Claltech), who was joined by existing investors Bessemer…

Salesforce Reveals 2019 Holiday Digital Sales Grew 8 Percent to $723 Billion Globally

10 Percent of Digital Orders During the Holiday Season Were Powered by Artificial Intelligence Brands and Retailers Offering Click and Collect Saw 56 Percent More Active Shoppers in the Last Five Days Leading up to Christmas and 18 Percent More Digital Revenue Share After the Shipping Cutoff Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, released its 2019 Holiday Shopping Report, revealing the trends, data and insights brands and retailers need to prepare for the 2020 holiday shopping season. Overall, Salesforce data shows an 8…

“Take Answers” App Helps Create a Better Future for American Startups

New advisory app makes personalized expert advice more accessible for US startups and SMEs unable to afford consultants in the early stage of their business Take Answers, a new app for personalized expert advice created by Said Aghil Baaghil in 2016 and recently acquired by visionary Hashim Alesayi for the majority of its shares, offers a new and more accessible model of consultancy for startups and SMEs that cannot afford traditional advisory services. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rlJt2ZI1nc&feature=youtu.be…

MarTech Interview with Katherine Calvert, CMO at Khoros

"The key to success and standing out in a world where loyalty is all but dead is to facilitate trust through transparency." My Journey Hi Katherine, tell us know your journey in technology. How did you decide to join Khoros? I’ve been in the business of tech marketing for almost 20 years, and one of the reasons I love it is that it’s always changing — there are always dynamic new stories to tell and interesting new tools to deliver them. In B2B Marketing, the job is really simple — we’re here to create, accelerate, and…

Dun & Bradstreet Acquires Orb Intelligence

Acquisition Expands Dun & Bradstreet's Portfolio of Digital Solutions and Enriches the World's Most Comprehensive Commercial Database to Integrate Offline and Online Data Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, announced the acquisition of Orb Intelligence, a prominent digital business identity and firmographic data provider. The acquisition, in combination with the July 2019 acquisition of Lattice Engines, furthers the commitment and investment Dun & Bradstreet…

NRF 2020: Sensormatic to Showcase Connected Retail Tech Solutions

Johnson Controls announced its leading global retail solutions portfolio, Sensormatic Solutions, will showcase its latest retail tech product innovations at NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show - Jan. 12-14, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. By combining insights into retail inventory, shopper traffic, and loss prevention, Sensormatic Solutions powers operational excellence at scale and helps retailers create unique shopper experiences. Sensormatic Solutions is the leading global retail technology…

Elo Showcases Unified Architecture for Points of Sale and Interactive Retail Technology Solutions at NRF 2020

Elo will feature the latest Retail Technology, along with its wide selection of interactive solutions for creating experiential shopper journeys in-store, at NRF 2020. Elo, a leading global provider of interactive retail solutions, announced exciting additions to its lineup of point-of-sale, self-service, BOPIS and in-store fulfillment solutions, including the new Windows-based EloPOS™ Pack compute platform and two additional display options for EloPOS systems. These additions provide Windows/Intel customers the same…

David Doctorow Named CEO of Move Inc.

News Corp announced that David Doctorow will become Chief Executive Officer of Move, Inc., operator of realtor.com®, effective 3 February 2020. David is a veteran of eBay and Expedia. Doctorow joins Move from eBay, the global e-commerce business where he served as Head of Global Growth, eBay Marketplaces, since 2016. He previously was Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Expedia, the leading travel technology company. Read More: Slack Chooses Qualtrics CoreXM to Gain Greater Insights into Experiences that Impact…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Top Coolest Things in Marketing and Sales Today

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Bullhorn, E-Vision, Talview, Konnect Digital, Gamut, Sojern, and WeChat. Bullhorn Acquires Herefish to Help Accelerate Automation of Staffing Processes Bullhorn, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, announced that it has acquired Herefish, a provider of automation solutions for staffing firms. As part of Bullhorn’s…

Lytx Announces Majority Investment from the Permira Funds

Largest-ever investment in video telematics values Lytx in excess of $2.5 billion Lytx Inc. and Permira, the global private equity firm, announced that a company backed by the Permira funds and co-investors have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Lytx. The transaction values Lytx, a leading provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics solutions for commercial, public sector and field services fleets, in excess of $2.5 billion. Fleets of every size and…

Slack Chooses Qualtrics CoreXM to Gain Greater Insights into Experiences that Impact their Business

Qualtrics, the leader in customer experience and creator of the experience management category, today announced that Slack Technologies, Inc., the leading global collaboration hub that makes people's working lives simpler, has selected Qualtrics CoreXM to gain deeper insights into experiences that impact their business. Marketing Technology News: TiVo Adds New Content Partners to Expand Its Video Network TiVo+ CoreXM is the foundation of experience management and the most complete and trusted insight solution on the…

Sisense Announces Merged Product Evolution: Periscope Data is Now Sisense for Cloud Data Teams

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams product will continue to innovate, delivering complex analysis for data science and engineering teams Sisense, the world's leading analytics platform for builders, announced that Periscope Data is now branded and sold as Sisense for Cloud Data Teams. The two companies announced their merger in May 2019, bringing together a unified, independent, and end-to-end BI and data analytics platform. Since May, the company has successfully integrated the two companies' cultures and delivered several…

It’s ‘Merry-Go-Round’ for Mastercard Sonic with the First-Ever Music Single

Brands Can No Longer Ignore the Power of Digital Audio Marketing. Mastercard Unveiled Its First-Ever Music Single, Delivering Latest Evolution of Its Sonic Brand Identity for the Next Decade Mastercard has chosen to redefine how it interacts with customers and partners with a unique audio marketing campaign for its Sonic brand. The global technology company for payments and Big Data announced its first-ever song drop for its sonic brand identity at CES 2020. At the time of this announcement, Tom Poleman, Chief…

Bullhorn Acquires Herefish to Help Accelerate Automation of Staffing Processes

Company Offers Critical Capabilities to Automate Key Staffing Processes to Improve Recruiter Productivity and Top-Line Growth Bullhorn, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, announced that it has acquired Herefish, a provider of automation solutions for staffing firms. As part of Bullhorn’s goal to serve as a trusted partner to staffing businesses, the acquisition of Herefish will help firms accelerate their transformation journey by enabling companies to…

Daily MarTech Roundup: The 5 Coolest Things in Marketing and Sales Today

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from ParTech, Inc (PAR), IDC, S&P Global Market Intelligence (S&P), Aurora Mobile Limited and Mastercard. Agilence Integrates with PAR Technology’s Cloud-Based Brink POS® Software ParTech, Inc (PAR), a leading global provider of point of sale (POS) software and integrated technical solutions to the restaurant and retail industries and wholly-owned subsidiary of PAR Technology…

Appian Acquires Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Company

Appian announced the acquisition of Novayre Solutions SL, developer of the Jidoka RPA platform. Jidoka is currently the highest-rated RPA software on Gartner Peer Insights (>50 reviews). The acquisition makes Appian a one-stop shop for Automation, with best-in-class solutions for workflow, AI, and RPA. According to Forrester, the RPA market is expected to reach $12 billion by 2023, but many organizations are still in the early stages of their RPA journey.* Companies have experimented with RPA by implementing robots…

Luxury Institute’s 2020 Luxury Trends From The Global Luxury Expert Network (GLEN)

To generate the trends likely to affect the luxury industry in 2020, Luxury Institute conducted a crowdsourcing project with its Global Luxury Expert Network at the end of 2019. The Global Luxury Expert Network (GLEN) is a growing network of hundreds of luxury goods and services experts who form the core of Luxury Institute’s research, training, and business solutions teams. The network is made up of the best minds in the industry who have a minimum of 12-years of operating experience and are current and/or former C-level, …

OneSignal Announces Record-Breaking Momentum and Exceptional Growth in 2019

Grows Revenue 600%, 250K+ New Accounts, Increased Headcount 110%, Scales to Trillion Annual Messages and Adds to Executive Team OneSignal, Inc., the leading provider of push notifications and in-app messaging solutions, announced that in 2019 they added 250,000+ new accounts, grew revenue 600%, and added to its leadership team with the hiring of Grace Lin as VP of Operations. OneSignal enters 2020 delivering 2 trillion messages per year and reaching delivery rates of 1.75 million messages per second. OneSignal is…

Debunking Jan. 2 as National Returns Day: Data Shows Dec. 26 Actually Biggest Day for Returns

Retailers spend millions trying to capture the attention of holiday shoppers but are missing an opportunity to create loyalty when customers start their post-holiday returns journey. This may be in large part due to the fact that many brands choose to optimize for reverse logistics when planning their returns strategy, instead of taking a more customer-centric approach. UPS’ data projects its annual “National Returns Day” for Thursday, January 2, 2020, but in actuality, the customer return journey starts sooner. Returnly,…