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AdLedger, MadHive, Industry Index Release Research Findings Proving Pain Points, Complexity Of Advertising Technology

Study Shows Brands, Agencies And Publications Are Suffering From Vendor Overload, Point-Based Solutions Unable To Solve Underlying Industry Problems Marketers On Average Use 28 Advertising And Marketing Technologies; Will Add 8 New Technologies Next Year; 70% Think They Will Have Even More In Three Years The convoluted digital advertising supply chain has been under the microscope since P&G’s Marc Pritchard called on the industry to clean up its act, but according to marketers it hasn’t gotten any better. A recent…

Replicant Launches with $7 Million in New Funding and Adds Veteran CEO

Talkdesk’s former COO joins Replicant to lead the customer service industry into the age of artificial intelligence and autonomous call flows Replicant, a cutting-edge provider of artificial intelligence-enabled voice technologies, announced today $7 million in seed funding to launch their platform solution and revolutionize the contact center industry with AI voice technology. The round included participation from Atomic, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners. In addition to the new funding,…

Box Named a Leader in SaaS Cloud Content Platforms Report by Independent Research Firm

The Only Company to Receive Differentiated Ratings in Vision, Road Map and Market Approach Box a leader in Cloud Content Management, announced that it was named a Leader in “The Forrester New Wave™: Cloud Content Platforms — Multitenant SaaS, Q3 2019” report by Forrester. Box received differentiated ratings in vision, road map and market approach, the only company to receive this score in all three criteria. Box named a Leader by Forrester in the SaaS Cloud Content Platforms Wave “Businesses today need a cloud content…

Salesforce Adds New Conversation Channels to Salesforce Essentials, Giving Small Businesses Personalized Ways to Interact with Customers

With Salesforce Essentials, Small Businesses Can Easily Adopt the World's #1 CRM Platform-- Designed to Scale and Grow with Them Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, delivered new conversation channels in Salesforce Essentials, the all-in-one CRM solution built specifically for small businesses. Salesforce Essentials empowers every small business to tap into the power of Salesforce with apps for sales and service that are easy to set up, use and maintain. Now small businesses can easily manage and engage with customers…

The Next Era of Communication Software Changes How Businesses Connect with Customers – Real-Time Communication is Here

The days of delayed, interruptive, business-first communication are over TextUs, the fastest growing business text messaging software in the nation, released a new strategy for how businesses, customers, and teams are now communicating in the on-demand economy. How to Adopt a Real-Time Communication Strategy, sheds new light on how businesses can start real-time, one-to-one conversations to communicate faster, build better relationships, and grow faster. Marketing Technology News: Hero Digital and Bulldog Solutions…

LogRhythm Appoints Mark Logan as Chief Executive Officer

New CEO Brings Significant Executive Experience to Drive Nextgen Siem Leader’s Focus on Customer Success LogRhythm, the company powering the world’s most modern enterprise security operations centers (SOCs), announced the appointment of Mark Logan as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO). “I am thrilled to step into this role and have the opportunity to work with an organization that has LogRhythm’s impressive track record of innovation and market leadership” Logan is a seasoned executive with years of experience…

MarTech Interview with Mike Myer, Founder and CEO at Quiq

"Messaging is at the early stages of adoption and many of the brands that have adopted it have only scratched the surface of what is possible." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start Quiq? I have been in tech most of my life, having degrees in Computer Science and then beginning my career at Bell Labs. I spent a good portion of my professional life as the CTO at RightNow - a leading provider of SaaS customer experience software. I started Quiq because I saw a huge gap between the…

Survey: Only Half of Organizations Believe They Can Stop Cyber Attacks

CyberArk Report Also Finds Agility and Automation Initiatives May Lead to ‘Credential Creep’ and Increased Privilege-Related Risk According to a new global survey from CyberArk, 50 percent of organizations believe attackers can infiltrate their networks each time they try. As organizations increase investments in automation and agility, a general lack of awareness about the existence of privileged credentials – across DevOps, robotic process automation (RPA) and in the cloud – is compounding risk. New @CyberArk survey…

Fetch Robotics Secures Funding to Meet Rapidly Increasing Demand for Its Market-Leading Cloud Robotics Solution

On-Demand Automation Solution Gaining Mainstream Adoption With Leading Logistics Providers Fetch Robotics, the pioneer of on-demand automation, announced a Series C round of funding in the amount of $46 million. The round was led by Fort Ross Ventures, with additional participation from CEAS Investments, Redwood Technologies, TransLink Capital and Zebra Ventures. All existing investors – O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Softbank Capital and Sway Ventures – also participated in this round. Fetch Robotics now…

IBM Study Shows Data Breach Costs on the Rise; Financial Impact Felt for Years

Breaches Pose Growing Risk for Small Businesses, Costing up to 5% of Annual Revenue IBM Security announced the results of its annual study examining the financial impact of data breaches on organizations. According to the report, the cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past 5 years and now costs $3.92 million on average. These rising expenses are representative of the multiyear financial impact of breaches, increased regulation and the complex process of resolving criminal attacks.2 The financial consequences…

TechBytes with Stephen Cox, VP and Chief Security Architect at SecureAuth

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at SecureAuth. I serve in a multifaceted role across Engineering, Marketing, Public Relations, and Sales. I have architected and developed solutions for SecureAuth’s Product Engineering department. I serve as a Subject Matter Expert and Content Developer for Marketing as well as being a spokesperson for the company. I often help the Sales department in terms of solutions architecture and high-level discussions with prospects. How did you arrive at SecureAuth? I…

Dods Group Plc Acquires Meritgroup Limited, a B2B Data and Technology Specialist

Dods Group Plc, the leading business intelligence, media and events company, announced that it has acquired Meritgroup Limited, a specialist data engineering and technology provider to the B2B media and information sector, for £22.4 million. For 186 years, Dods Group has been providing its customers with business-critical information and access to key decision-makers within the policy, politics and public sector arenas. This information helps them navigate the complex and ever-changing landscapes of UK and EU public…

MarTech Interview with Henry Iversen, CCO and Co-Founder at Boost.ai

"Great customer service means being where your customers are and being available when they need you." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start Boost.ai? As Chief Commercial Officer, my role is to help companies identify how they can create real ROI with conversational Artificial Intelligence. When my Co-Founders and I started Boost.ai in 2016, we saw a clear gap in the market for artificially intelligent virtual agents that could increase experience and satisfaction for customers, not…

Moxy Hotels Creates First-Class Guest Experiences With Avaya

Avaya IX Workplace unified communications creates a seamless engagement experience for customers and employees Moxy Hotels is Marriott's newest hospitality brand, providing fresh and innovative experiences to guests by combining stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. By upgrading their communication infrastructure with Avaya IX Workplace solutions, Moxy Hotels can give its guests a higher level of service and satisfaction, bolster its workforce efficiency, and position the brand for future…

OpenText Automates Invoicing for Rosneft Deutschland

Oil Refiner Expands Operations with OpenText Business Network OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced Rosneft Deutschland GmbH, Germany's third largest crude oil refiner and a major wholesaler of petroleum products, has deployed OpenText Business Network solutions to help accelerate invoicing automation. OpenText™ B2B Managed Services and OpenText Active Invoices with Compliance enable Rosneft Deutschland to more quickly onboard and deliver electronic invoices to customers in…

Roundtable Series: The Benefits of AI for Retail Operations

AI is becoming a key driver for Retail Operations. According to Gartner's survey, AI for Retail Operations would significantly transform product development and selection, planning, buying, and demand forecasting. Today, retailers are focusing on automation and customer-centricity using AI. What's working with retailers using AI? The retailers have a huge advantage of having access to a vast amount of customer data and in-depth analytics driving shopper's behavior across various retail channels, including physical stores…

TechBytes with Pavel Dmitriev, VP of Data Science at Outreach

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Outreach.io. I'm a VP of Data Science at Outreach. My team uses Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to develop product features that help Sales reps be more productive. With more and more different tools and approaches to engage prospects, Sales reps are faced with a lot of choices and have to perform many auxiliary tasks before they can actually get to talk to customers. We use ML to remove as much of this complexity as possible -…

Lexion Launches AI-Powered Contract Management for Companies of All Sizes; Secures $4.2 Million in Funding

Company spins out of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence with an experienced team and funding from Madrona Venture Group and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Lexion announced a seed round of $4.2 million and launched its AI-powered solution for managing contracts. Developed at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), Lexion helps legal teams track key obligations in their contracts automatically and without slow and expensive document review. The easy-to-use and reliable system is aimed…

Filmzie: A Place to Meet Exceptional Movies and Their Fans

Filmzie, a social movie platform, has launched its new movie streaming service with a vision to build a bustling community that discovers, explores, and discusses films. Unlike traditional streaming platforms, Filmzie aims to bring the social element of filmgoing to the forefront. Movie viewers can set up their own profiles, follow other Filmzies, and build their own follower base. Users are invited to become explorers discovering original, unusual, or under-the-radar-films. Creating an account is free, with users only…

Dods Group Plc Acquires Meritgroup Limited, a B2B Data and Technology Specialist

Dods Group Plc, the leading business intelligence, media and events company, announced that it has acquired Meritgroup Limited, a specialist data engineering and technology provider to the B2B media and information sector, for £22.4 million. For 186 years, Dods Group has been providing its customers with business-critical information and access to key decision-makers within the policy, politics and public sector arenas. This information helps them navigate the complex and ever-changing landscapes of UK and EU public…