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Emotibot Secures USD 30 Million In Series B Round to Create the Industry’s Leading Chatbot and Multimodal Emotional Computing Platform

According to a report from EqualOcean Media, Emotibot, which has been established for more than three years, announced the completion of series B round of financing totaling USD 30 millionon December 11. The following is the full text of the report: Emotibot, a Chinese caring robot solutions provider, has secured USD 30 million in series B round funding, led by China Development Financial, followed by Cathay Financial Holdings. Its existing investors Ecovacs and Advantech Capital participated in this new funding…

Publicis Groupe Announces Its Intention to Acquire Soft Computing

This Acquisition Would Make Publicis Groupe the Data Marketing Leader in France Publicis Groupe announces that it is entering into exclusive negotiations with the founding shareholders of Soft Computing, a leading data marketing firm in France, with a view to the acquisition of a controlling block representing 82.99% of the share capital at a price of 25 euro per share (2018 coupon attached), i.e. at a premium of 66,66% to the closing price on December 19, 2018. Also Read: ironSource Launches ROAS Optimizer Tool…

The Shift to Cloud Computing: A New Era for Rights Management in Media and Entertainment Businesses

We live in an era in which consumers control the show. This is especially true when it comes to the media & entertainment sector, where the explosion of digital content and the rise of the Netflix distribution model have made business operations more complicated than ever before. From managing content rights and availabilities to royalty and intellectual property, the digital age has required companies to adapt at warp speed to keep pace. Fortunately, cloud solutions offer an attractive resolution to this dilemma as…

DeepBrain Chain Launches AI Mining Workstation; Aims to Become the “Uber of AI Computing”

DeepBrain Chain Officially Announced the Presale of AI Mining Workstation at AI Congress Las Vegas in May 2018 Recently, high computing cost has become an obstacle to the development of the AI industry, AI companies must continue to purchase the very-pricey computing powers in order to keep training more accurate models. Enters DeepBrain Chain, whose network utilizes blockchain technology to integrate the globally distributed computing resources while providing customized, decentralized and dynamic services based purely on…

NewVoiceMedia Wins 2018 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award

NVM Platform Joins up All Communications Channels Without Expensive, Disruptive Hardware Changes and Plugs Straight into Your CRM NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud contact center and inside sales solutions, announced that the NVM Platform has won a 2018 Product of the Year Award, presented by Cloud Computing Magazine and global, integrated media company TMC. The award honors vendors with the most innovative, useful and beneficial cloud products and services. NVM’s global cloud telephony platform is an…

TIBCO Recognized in Dresner Advisory Services’ 2018 Cloud Computing and BI Market Study

Annual Report Names TIBCO a Top Cloud Vendor, Excelling in Cloud Architecture and Cloud Security TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, has been acknowledged as a top vendor in Dresner Advisory Services' 2018 Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study, a part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. In this year's report, TIBCO improved on its 2017 ranking, excelling in the cloud architecture and cloud security categories. Read More: The Ad Exchange’s Place…

Tencent and United Nations Announce Global Partnership to Hold Thousands of Conversations Online Through Platforms Including Voov Meeting…

 Tencent and the United Nations (UN) today announced a new and innovative global partnership for the UN's 75th anniversary, which will host thousands of online conversations through VooV Meeting (international version of Tencent Meeting), WeChat Work and Tencent Artificial Intelligence Simultaneous Interpretation (Tencent AI SI). This partnership means that amid the coronavirus pandemic, the largest global dialogue to date will be conducted with the technical support from one of the world's largest Internet services and…

MarTech Interview with Seth Siegel, North American Leader Artificial Intelligence Consulting at Infosys

"AI is not a destination, it is a once in a generation transformation that will take time." Hi Seth, you are a pioneer in the AI and Emerging tech realm. How did you start with Infosys? I joined Infosys in June of 2019. The reason I came here is that we have the unique intersection of being able to build an executable strategy. Many services firms love to do strategy work and then fail at execution. Some are great at execution but make everything about price. What drew me to Infosys is that we make it about realized…

Mobvista’s Revenues Exceed USD 500 Million, EBITDA Grows to USD 51.6 Million

Mobvista Inc., a leading technology platform announced its strongest financial results to date, with revenues surpassing USD 500 million for the first time. Revenues grew by 15.1% over the year to USD 500.3 million, with adjusted EBITDA rising by 19.5% to USD 51.6 million. Mobvista's programmatic advertising business continued to be a key strength with revenues increasing by 40.8% in the past year to reach USD 320.0 million. This accounted for 64.0% of total revenues in 2019, up from 52.3% in 2018. Marketing Technology…

Adobe Unveils First Digital Economy Index

New Index Measures Digital Economy in Real-Time; COVID-19 Drives Surge in eCommerce and Buy Online, Pickup In-Store Adobe unveiled the Adobe Digital Economy Index, the first real-time barometer of the digital economy, which analyzes trillions of online transactions across 100 million product SKUs in 18 product categories. Growing at a faster pace than the economy as a whole, the digital economy has never been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers and businesses across the globe grapple with a…

WekaIO Recognized in the 2020 CRN Partner Program Guide

WekaIO, the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, announced it has been featured by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2020 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of the most rewarding partner programs from technology companies that provide products and services through the IT channel. When compiling its guide, The Channel Company’s research team analyzed each vendor’s partner program, which was then scored based on several…

Oracle Cloud Powers New Video, Gaming, and Sports Streaming Services

Leading content streaming companies turn to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to enable fast digital storage, retrieval, and delivery to meet growing global demand As live streaming continues to represent a huge portion of all internet traffic, leading content providers – Phenix, Net Insight, and Mynet Inc. – have selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to support growing global demand for streaming content. According to Go-Globe, live streaming is expected to account for 82 percent of all internet traffic this year, and the…

How Is AI Changing CRM?

2019 witnessed a dramatic transformation in Sales operations with the implementation of Artificial Intelligence. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) has cemented its positions as the Number 1 MarTech Tool for CMOs in 2020. CDPs will remain a potent ally, together with Email Marketing and Social Media Automation tools. Leveraging the power of AI will amplify the capabilities of the existing CRM system and help businesses deliver effective customer service. Benefits of CRM Software From a business point of view, a CRM…

Deep Learning to Be Key Driver for Expansion and Adoption of AI in Asia-Pacific, Says GlobalData

Deep learning, a subset of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), is predicted to provide formidable momentum for the adoption and growth of artificial intelligence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The next few years will see deep learning become part of main-stream deployments, bringing commendable changes to businesses in the region, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData estimates the APAC region to account for approximately 30% of the global AI platforms’ revenue (around…

Lufax, BCG Report: Collaborative Smart Transformation to Help Break the Zero-Sum Game in Wealth Management

The rapid advancement of smart technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, cloud computing, and blockchain, compounded with the changing demographics in the existing and potential customer base of wealth management services, makes a compelling case for both wealth managers and regulators to embrace the increasingly available and progressively sophisticated financial technology (FinTech) solutions, according to a new report commissioned by Lufax and authored by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The…

MarTech Interview with Doug Bewsher, CEO at Leadspace

"Having MarTech stack doesn’t necessarily mean that business have got everything they need in place to be data-driven, targeted, and effective.Targeting is key as the digital noise goes up." Hi Doug, Covid is a wrecker. How has it impacted your business? First and foremost, it has impacted our employees - we are very focused on keeping everyone and their families healthy, and luckily most of the team -- whether in the US or Israel - can work remotely, but it has definitely been a stressful time for most. From a…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Huble Digital, Aparavi, Arkose Labs, MarqVision, Broadvoice, Nutanix, and Uberflip. Hubspot Solutions Partners The B2B Marketing Lab and Mpull Join Forces to Form Huble Digital Huble Digital has launched as a result of the merger of HubSpot Elite Solutions Partner, The B2B Marketing Lab, and HubSpot Diamond Solutions Partner, MPULL, two of the largest HubSpot Software Solutions…

TCS Recognized as Leader of the Year in Life Sciences by Everest Group

Tata Consultancy Services Received the Award for its Outstanding Performance in Life Sciences Digital Services and Life Sciences Data and Analytics Services for Sales and Marketing Assessments Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been named the Leader of the Year in Life Sciences in the PEAK Matrix Service Provider of the Year™ awards by Everest Group. The awards recognize consistent top performers across IT services PEAK Matrix™ assessments.…

Smartbox Transforms Customer Experiences With Nutanix

Retailer Leverages Technology To Enhance Customers’ Digital Experiences Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced that Smartbox Group, a leading European retailer of gift experiences, expanded its relationship with the company to support its digital modernization project. Smartbox leverages Nutanix software to modernize its IT infrastructure, streamline operations, and reduce costs in order to delight customers with tailored, real-time experiences. A seamless omnichannel customer experience is now a…

TechBytes with Gary Ogasawara, Chief Technology Officer at Cloudian

Why is metadata important for an organization building AI and ML models? AI and ML models generally need to train from large quantities of data, and the broad adoption of AI and ML has only been possible due to the widespread accumulation of Big Data over the past decade or so. The challenge is that it’s difficult for Data Scientists to navigate massive Big Data deployments to locate the data they need for their models. Metadata is simply data about data. It describes what data is. Metadata can tell you when a…