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TIGA Reveals More Births, More Deaths and More Growth in the UK Video Games Industry

TIGA, the network for game developers and digital publishers, released new research on the UK video games industry which shows a surge in studio births, a spate in studio deaths and a swell in studios with zero employees. The overall studio population grew from 768 in November 2017 to 812 in November 2018. TIGA's research shows that in the year to November 2018: There was a surge in start-ups: there were 126 games start-ups or 10.5 start-ups per month (up from 6.15 start-ups per month in the period ending November…

Novibet Wagers on Jumio for Faster Customer Onboarding and Streamlined eKYC

Online gaming operator using Jumio’s ID, document verification solutions to streamline previously manual KYC process Jumio, the leading AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, announced a partnership with Novibet, an online gaming operator boasting more than 1,800 casino games across web and mobile devices. The partnership enables Novibet to onboard new players faster and more effectively using Jumio’s ID and Document Verification solutions while speeding up eKYC checks and reducing manual reviews. The…

Uptake Solves Dirty Data Problem with AI Data Integrity Capability for Maintenance Optimization

Uptake Asset IO Repairs Work Order Data to Provide Insights for Up to 20 percent O&M savings Industrial artificial intelligence (AI) leader, Uptake, announced it is solving critical problems for the Energy, Industrial and Utilities sectors by providing comprehensive data integrity capabilities for operations and maintenance (O&M) that allows work order cost analysis overcoming the industry challenge of incorrect, dirty work order data. Companies worldwide are using advanced analytics and machine learning for…

Hudson MX Announces Successful Launch of Local Media Buying Platform

Hudson MX has also launched the AgencyCloud™ API suite with broadcaster tech giant WideOrbit as first integration partner Media executive JT Batson and a team of seasoned sell-side, buy-side, linear, and digital veterans announced a new company, Hudson MX, and its flagship product BuyerAssist.  A fully customizable, cloud-based platform, BuyerAssistTM complements the skillset, market expertise, and institutional knowledge of local media buyers, empowering them to deliver superior client results in record time. Already,…

M-Files Extends Salesforce Customer 360 with Integrated Access to All Enterprise Information

AI-powered intelligent information management platform enables unified access to customer-related documents and data stored in other enterprise repositories directly within Salesforce M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today announced the general availability of an all new information management solution for Salesforce. M-Files for Salesforce seamlessly integrates M-Files content services directly within the familiar Salesforce user interface, providing easy access to out-of-the-box…

MariaDB’s “Restful Nights” Release Brings Peace of Mind to Enterprise Customers

New MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4 adds even greater stability, security and scalability above and beyond popular MariaDB Community Server MariaDB Corporation announced the release of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4, code named “Restful Nights” for the peace of mind it brings enterprise customers. Databases are the backbone of critical business services used everyday. A database failure can result in sleepless nights for everyone involved. The new MariaDB Enterprise Server includes added functionality for enterprises running…

Benefitfocus June Software Release Unveils Tools and Functionality to Automate Benefits & Delivers Insights to Improve Consumers’…

New "smart moments" features build consumer confidence in their benefit decisions Benefitfocus, Inc., a leading cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider, announced their June 2019 Software Release with new advancements to their BenefitsPlace Platform. The release delivers tools and functionality to educate consumers, improve the mobile experience and simplify the process of consumers' benefits decisions. Since launching consumer surveys through the Autumn 2018 Release last September, more than half a…

Cisco Explains the Benefits of Deploying AI and Machine Learning for IT and Business Ops

Cisco helps IT teams better understand network behavior and predict issues with new artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities Cisco announces software innovations designed to make managing and securing networks easier. As today's businesses increasingly invest in digital technologies, IT teams are struggling under the amplified workload. To alleviate this burden and allow IT to focus on delivering innovation, Cisco is introducing new artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to allow IT…

Neudata Appoints Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Piers Thompson as Chief Technology Officer

Neudata, the global alternative data evaluation company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Piers Thompson as Chief Technology Officer. Thompson joins the team in London from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he spent more than seven years in a range of roles, most recently as Head of Finance Technology for the global markets division. "As Neudata continues to grow its client base and services, we're thrilled to welcome Piers to the team. His extensive experience…

How to Create a Customer-Centric Strategy for Your Business

According to research, 80 percent of global businesses recognize the importance of having a customer-first approach. However, many struggles to create a positive Customer Experience at every stage of the buying process. This is mostly due to inefficient communication between the product, IT and marketing departments, as well as their inability to process or make sense of their customers’ data. Moreover, most businesses lack a clear understanding of what it means to be customer-centric, so let us look into that first.…

Consumer Demand for Personalisation and Tech Advances Drives Innovation in Entertainment and Media Industry

Now it’s getting personal. According to PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019–2023, consumers are embracing the expanding opportunities to enjoy media experiences tailored to their needs, and companies are designing offerings and business models to revolve around those personal preferences. In a fundamental shift, they’re leveraging data and usage patterns to pitch their products not at audiences of billions, but at billions of individuals. The result is an emerging world of media that’s more personal than…

Topbox Conversation Analytics Enable Faster Discovery of Actionable Customer Insights

New Universal Search and AI Features Quickly Pinpoint the Root Causes of Customer Friction Points Across All Customer Conversations to Improve the Customer Experience Topbox, makers of enterprise Conversation Analytics software, announced new and enhanced functionalities that make actionable insights easier and faster to find in a data set that includes all conversations with and about a company. For CX and marketing professionals that want to understand and improve the customer experience, Topbox is an agnostic aggregator…

Luminoso Wins Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Leadership Award

Luminoso, the natural language company that provides AI-powered analysis of unstructured data, announced that the company has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 Customer Value Leadership Award for its AI-Enhanced Natural Language Understanding solutions. This award acknowledges both the quality of Luminoso’s software, as well as the company’s strong business performance and growth potential. “From e-commerce to manufacturing, businesses across industries spend significant resources trying to make sense of the deluge of…

Destination XL Group Selects Infor to Optimize Customer Engagement

Leading Men's Apparel Brand Set to Modernize Customer Journey with Infor Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Destination XL Group (DXLG), the industry's leader in men's big and tall apparel, has decided to partner with Infor to grow market share and top line sales, improve customer segmentation and drive state-of-the-art marketing activities. DXLG we will be working alongside with Three Deep Marketing, an Infor Alliance Partner, to leverage Infor's rich breadth of…

HireVue Sponsors, Demonstrates Ethical AI Innovation at CogX 2019

Chief Technology Officer Loren Larsen to Present on “Talent Identification and Management in the AI Age” and IO Psychologist Tom Cornell will Present on “Algorithmic HR: Insights and Data” HireVue is showcasing its comprehensive AI-driven talent assessment suite and video interviewing solutions at CogX 2019 – the world’s leading AI festival - in King’s Cross, London during 10 - 12 June. HireVue is sponsoring the Future of Work and Education Stage, which will host thought leaders, technology developers, HR…

Zype, Video Content Management and Distribution Leader, Wins OTT Exec Company of the Year

OTT Accolades Honors Companies and Services That Stand Out, Offering the Best of the OTT Industry Zype, the leader in video content management and distribution infrastructure, announced it was recognized as Company of the Year by OTT Exec Magazine, presented at the OTT Exec Summit, hosted by Over-the-Top Video Executive and Trender Research. Zype has made significant strides in the industry over the last year, innovating to provide the most powerful and connected end-to-end SaaS platform for video content management…

MarTech Interview with Marc Laplante and Mike Kelly, Co-Founders at Intentsify

"It is essential to create robust knowledge bases that drive operational efficiencies, scalability and growth that can be automated through AI." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to co-start Intentsify? Our careers began in 1999 when we joined TechTarget as account executives. After a 13-year career that included running two of the company’s largest media groups, we began to see a shift in how marketers were beginning to use data to power demand generation. That shift drove us to…

LabTwin’s AI-powered Digital Assistant Now Talks Back and Connects Data Sources in the Lab with New Open API

LabTwin Launches New Data Connectivity and “Talk Back” Features to Enable Real-Time Data Capture for Scientists LabTwin GmbH, the world's first voice and AI-powered digital lab assistant, announced its new open API that will connect scientists with data sources both inside and outside of the lab. LabTwin will enable scientists to instantly access external databases as well as data streams from other sources such as lab equipment and informatics systems. With LabTwin’s open API, R&D groups will be able to easily…

Tech. 2019: Global Retail Tech Spending to Top $203 Billion This Year

Global retail technology spending will near $203.6 billion in 2019, according to new research conducted by Tech. a collaboration between Retail Week and World Retail Congress. The surge – an anticipated 3.6% leap from 2018 - comes as owners of physical stores strive to add an advanced digital dimension to offline shopping, among other priorities. The need to engage customers in new ways, while managing stock, operations and promotions more effectively and cost-efficiently, are also driving up international IT spending. A…

BabbleLabs Raises $14 million Series A Financing from Dell Technologies Capital and Intel Capital to Accelerate Speech Technology

Startup develops advanced speech enhancement, noise reduction and voice analysis solutions for the future of business-critical communications BabbleLabs, a speech technology startup based in Silicon Valley, announced that it has raised Series A financing of $14 million from institutional and individual investors. The round was co-led by Dell Technologies Capital and Intel Capital, with contributions from new investors and all major seed investors. Gregg Adkin from Dell Technologies Capital and Vijay Reddy from Intel Capital…