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Data Management Fundamentals are the First Step Towards Advanced Data Practices, New CompTIA Report Reveals

Companies eager to maximize the value of their digital data are taking small steps to establish the strong foundational policies and practices needed for managing data, a new report published by CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global information technology (IT) industry, finds. Three areas of activity are emerging, according to the CompTIA report "Trends in Data Management." First, companies are evaluating the sources of their data, how it flows through the organization and how often it is processed for…

TechBytes with Vanya Cohen, Machine Learning Engineer at Luminoso

Hi Vanya, from spending your time in Seattle to joining an NLP and AI technology company - what inspired you to make this journey? Growing up in Seattle, I was exposed to tech at a pretty young age. Most of my friends’ parents worked for Microsoft. I spent a lot of my free time working on little coding projects, and even started my own business developing Video game mods in high school. Movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey captured my imagination, and gave me a sense that AI was going to be an important part of the…

FC Barcelona & Chiliz Join Forces in a New Global Blockchain Alliance

The Partnership Will Increase Engagement Between the Club & Its Global Fanbase Through Barça Fan Tokens ($BAR) on Chiliz Fan Voting & Rewards Mobile App Socios.com FC Barcelona has signed a new global partnership agreement with world leading blockchain-based fan engagement platform for sports & entertainment Chiliz. The agreement, which is part of Barça's new digital and commercial strategy, will help the Club stay closer to its global fanbase through Barça Fan Tokens ($BAR), digital assets that allow supporters…

Digital 2020: Social Media Use Spans Almost Half Global Population

Social animals: Nearly half of the world’s population (3.8 billion people) now uses social media Hootsuite, the global leader in social media management and We Are Social, the socially-led creative agency have released Digital 2020, their latest annual report on social media and digital trends. The report presents data from every country around the world, with key findings including an ongoing gender gap in social media use, global growth in the use of voice interfaces, and concerns around personal data security.…

Multiplied Marketing Communications Acquires Blockchain Marketing Communications Firm Multiplied

Multiplied Marketing Communications LLC announced the acquisition of Multiplied LLC, a premium blockchain marketing communications firm, for an undisclosed sum. Co-founders Nancy Li and Hector Espinoza have sold the company to Ben Noble, a former partner and director of public relations at Multiplied. With this acquisition, Noble plans to expand the agency’s offering to include public relations, brand development and other services catered toward the burgeoning blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. “The blockchain…

CES 2020 Exhibitor Profiles: Razer to zGlue

CES, the world’s largest gathering for the consumer technology industry, takes place January 7–10, 2020 in Las Vegas. Business Wire is the official news wire partner for CES. Marketing Technology News: Adjust Becomes First Mobile Measurement Partner in Unity’s Verified Solutions Partner Program Listed below are exhibitor profiles for Razer to zGlue. Company: Razer Booth: 21000 Ticker Symbol & Exchange: HK.1337 (SEHK - Hong Kong Stock Exchange) Web: www.razer.com Twitter:…

Over Eight Billion OmniCoins Were Intentionally Destroyed to Benefit Users

OmniBazaar, Inc. and OmniCoin Foundation Company jointly announced that 84% of all issued OmniCoins were intentionally destroyed ("burned") on 25 December as a surprise holiday gift to OmniCoin holders and users. OmniCoins are the native cryptocurrency of the OmniBazaar peer-to-peer e-commerce marketplace. The destroyed tokens were issued at the creation of the OmniCoin blockchain in October 2018. They were issued to OmniCoin Foundation Company to be sold in token sale events (such as an ICO or IEO) to raise money for…

TechBytes with Philipp Pointner, Chief Product Officer at Jumio

Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Jumio? I serve as a Chief Product Officer at Jumio, the leading provider of online identity verification technology and biometric-based authentication services for financial services, travel, sharing economy, gaming and cryptocurrency sectors. A product visionary and leader in the global financial services and e-commerce spaces, I have successfully led products for over a decade. How does Identity Authentication technology work for Marketing and…

1010data: In-Store Shopping Loses 3% Market Share on Both Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Transaction Data Shows Growth, With Shift to Online Spending 1010data, a leading provider of analytical intelligence and consumer transaction data, released the third in a series of holiday reports, Black Friday 2019: Is Online Shopping Sounding the Death Knell For Black Friday? This study, which utilizes 1010data’s Card panel of over 5 million consumers, examines and analyzes the data relating to changes in Black Friday and Thanksgiving week sales in 2019—not only overall online sales growth, but the spread of sales over…

5 Revelations from LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report that Should Excite a MarTech CMO

This week, LinkedIn released the third edition of their annual 2020 Emerging Jobs Report for the US. This US emerging trends report makes startling revelations on the unique job avenues and opportunities within the fast-growing 'data economy'. LinkedIn's annual report for 2020 pushes the bar higher for MarTech CMOs who would benefit from this well-examined emerging jobs report, identifying with top 15 jobs in the US that have emerged in the last five years. The emerging workforce trends in the space of Marketing, Sales, …

What’s Up, Doc?: How Digital Technologies and AI Are Changing Healthcare

In the near future, having an appointment with your doctor online will become as normal as making a payment on an app or booking a taxi through Uber. Through a range of new technologies, like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Telehealth, and Robotics, as well as disruptive market entrants, Healthcare is in line for some big changes. Google, Amazon, and Apple are all eyeing up a lucrative market with built-in inefficiencies. These span from the cost of medical insurance to the length of time needed to get an appointment. The…

MarTech Interview with Alex Fly, Founder and CEO at Quickpath

"Machine Learning excels at taking all rich signals, detecting patterns within them, and providing algorithms to optimize outcomes to the desired target." Could you tell us about your journey through technology? What made you found Quickpath? I’ve been working in AI for the past 20 years, and prior to starting Quickpath, my co-founder, Trent McDaniel, and I worked in a consulting capacity. We realized that many businesses faced similar challenges when implementing Machine Learning projects, so we wanted to create software…

Blox & IDEX Collaborate to Introduce Automation & Transparency for Smarter Digital Asset Management

World's Largest Decentralized Crypto Exchange Leverages Blox Technology To Provide Smart Asset Management Tools For Millions Of Users Blox.io, an industry-leading platform for crypto asset management, accounting and cost basis, has partnered in a technical collaboration with IDEX to introduce the company and its users to Blox's advanced crypto asset management platform and smart data technology. The rapidly expanding volume, quality, and speed of data is creating new challenges for crypto companies as they focus on…

Socialbakers: Five Social Media Predictions for 2020

Socialbakers, the unified marketing platform for social media marketers, released its top social media predictions for 2020. According to Socialbakers, 2019 was the year TikTok exploded and influencer marketing gained traction, especially with marketers in beauty, fashion, e-commerce and auto. In 2020, the company predicts that influencer marketing will continue to grow and that social commerce will achieve lift off thanks, in part, to the growth of shopping-related content, experiments in VR-powered shopping experiences,…

Economics Towards a Smart Future

Almost everyone has seen futuristic depictions where AI and IoT intersect in an easy world where machines handle the mundane, assist us, and present new ways to boost our productivity, quality of life, and standard of living. This smart future is within reach thanks to radical advances in key technologies, however fundamental economic drivers are still needed to take this transformation over its tipping point. Economics underlie all advances impacting society to driving adoption and the smart future is no exemption. Smart…

BitMovio Announces Partnership With Leading Blockchain Consulting Agency Block72 for International Expansion

BitMovio, a blockchain-enabled video entertainment platform, recently announced a partnership with Block72 to accelerate plans for global expansion. Through this partnership, BitMovio will focus on entering Asian markets and growing their global user base. "We've gained significant momentum over the past several months with hundreds of studios/creators and thousands of hours of premium content onboarded, especially among the independent film, TV, and professional YouTube streamer community," said Simon Zhu, co-founder and…

Permission.io Launches E-Commerce Marketplace

World’s first permission-based platform lets consumers interact with thousands of top retailers without interruption Permission.io, the permission-based platform and creator of the cryptocurrency ASK, has officially launched its e-commerce marketplace. The Permission Marketplace is an e-commerce platform where merchants compensate consumers for their time and data. Instead of merchants paying internet giants to reach consumers, merchants compensate the consumer directly with ASK. The Permission Marketplace operates in…

BitMovio Adds Programming from The Young Turks to Its Streaming Video Entertainment Marketplace

TYT, the largest online news and talk network with more than 15 million subscribers and over 200 million monthly views, along with The Young Turks, NoFilter, The Damage Report, The Conversation, Rebel HQ and TYT Sports join BitMovio's growing catalog of multi-channel networks and content creators BitMovio announced its partnership with TYT, a progressive news and talk network, to acquire several of its most popular and top-rated programs, including The Young Turks, NoFilter, The Damage Report, The Conversation, Rebel HQ…

50 Most Popular AI-Influencers of North America

It has been more than six decades since the concept of Artificial Intelligence has transformed from imagination to an academic discipline. Influencers, especially those active on social media help give direction to the policymakers and academicians. They keep common men updated on the trends and 'what is what' in AI, Machine Learning and associated concepts like Big Data and BlockChain. AiThority introduces you to the 50 most popular AI-influencers of North America. 1. Bob E Hayes Senior Director of Research and Analytics…

Facebook Acquires Neural Interface Platform CTRL-labs for $1 Billion (Speculated)

Facebook has acquired the NYC-based AI startup company, CTRL-labs. The neural interface platform signed off a deal letting global social media and bog data aggregator Facebook to fully commoditize non-invasive neural interfaces for business owners. CTRL-labs confirmed the deal via a tweet from their official handle. CTRL-labs is most likely to band together with Facebook's AR VR lab that is working on a  combination of technologies related to smart glass wearables, AR VR, Augmented Learning, Neural Processing, Computer…