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FreeWheel Appoints Utpal Kalita as Chief Technology Officer for Blockgraph

Blockgraph Is an Industry Initiative Designed to Create a Secure Way to Use Data and Share Information FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, announced that it has appointed Utpal Kalita as chief technology officer and vice president, engineering, for Blockgraph, an industry initiative designed to create a secure way to use data and share information. “As we looked for a CTO to help us realize our transformative vision, it was critical to find a leader with a strong track record of leading and inspiring teams to pioneer and build…

Magewell Enhances Video Capture and Conversion with Three New Software Tools

Free Downloads Provide Streamlined NDI Conversion, Video Recording and Integrated Nle Video Ingest with Company's Popular Internal and External Capture Devices Magewell is continuing to add customer value to its market-leading video capture devices with the introduction of three free software tools. Magewell Bridge for NDI enables users to convert source video into NDI streams for live, IP-based production, while version 3.0 of Capture Express records video to files at up to 4K resolution. The third tool, a plug-in…

LiveU Announces Majority Investment from Francisco Partners to Accelerate Growth

Enables LiveU to Focus on Long-Term Strategy and Advance Its Business Objectives LiveU, the leader in live IP video solutions, is pleased to announce that Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, together with co-investor IGP Capital, have acquired LiveU from its existing shareholders to accelerate further the company's global expansion. With support from its new investors, LiveU will continue the company's strong growth momentum. LiveU is democratizing live video by providing…

Movable Ink Joins The Pega Independent Software Vendor Program

Expanded Partnership Helps Marketers Increase Customer Engagement with AI-Powered Next Best Actions and Unique Visual Experiences Movable Ink, the visual experience platform provider for digital marketing leaders, is now a member of the Pega Independent Software Vendor (ISV) program. Movable Ink’s ISV membership expands its relationship with Pega and reinforces the combined value both companies provide. Movable Ink’s ability to test and generate unique and engaging visuals coupled with Pega’s advanced AI, decisioning, and…

Pilot Growth Closes Fully-Invested $45 Million Fund II

Firm’s Proprietary AI Platform, “NavPod,” Sources Bootstrapped, Artificial Intelligence and Enterprise SAAS Companies Pilot Growth Management LLC, a technology-focused growth equity firm, announced the full deployment and final closing of Pilot Growth Equity Fund II, LP (“PGE II”). The total amount of new capital in PGE II is $45 million. Pilot Growth received repeat commitments from institutional anchor limited partners in the first fund and attracted interest from many family offices. Pilot Growth, a technology-focused…

TUV Rheinland: Need for Action in the Implementation of the EU GDPR

Since May 25th, 2018, all companies operating in the European Union have to implement the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). Among others, the regulation affects manufacturers and suppliers of products that are connected to the internet and that communicate independently via the internet. Now, users of so-called IoT products are in a better position than before to take action against misuse or mishandling of their personal data. According to the experts at TUV Rheinland's "Center of Excellence (CoE) IoT…

Donnie Williams Joins Location Sciences as a Non-Executive Director

Location Sciences Group PLC, the pre-eminent global location verification provider to the $106 billion digital advertising industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Donald "Donnie" Williams as a non-executive director of the Company with immediate effect. Donnie has worked at Horizon Media, Inc. ("Horizon") for nearly 13 years and has served as Chief Digital Officer since 2010, responsible for business development, operations, capability establishment and implementation, as well as marketing. He has been…

Kargo’s Curated Marketplace Boasts Less Than 0.3% of Invalid Traffic Following Implementation of White Ops’ MediaGuard

With Industry Standards at 3-5%, This Achievement Reinforces Kargo’s Zero-Tolerance Policy for FRA Kargo, the leader in mobile brand advertising, announced that after implementing White Ops’ pre-bid prevention product, MediaGuard, it has achieved less than a 0.3 percent invalid traffic rate. In comparison, White Ops’ fourth Bot Baseline report, released in partnership with the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), found that the average invalid traffic rate for Mobile Display advertising is between three and five…

H2O.ai Named a Leader for AutoML Solutions in Latest Evaluation by Independent Research Firm

Customers Praise H2O.ai's Feature Engineering, Model Explainability, and Implementation Support H2O.ai, the open source leader in AI and Machine Learning, today announced it has been named a Leader in "The Forrester New Wave: Automation-Focused Machine Learning Solutions,  Q2 2019" report by Forrester Research, Inc. Among the nine vendors evaluated, H2O.ai received differentiated ratings in the User Experience, Data Capabilities, Feature Engineering, Model Training, Evaluation and Vision Criteria. Forrester notes that…

John Bonapace Joins Secure-24 Executive Leadership Team as Chief Marketing Officer

New Role Focused on Strengthening Brand and Accelerating Growth Secure-24, an NTT Communications Company, and a leading global provider of comprehensive managed cloud services, IT operations, and applications hosting, announced that John Bonapace, a marketing leader with a track record of strengthening brands and accelerating revenue growth, will be joining the company’s executive team in the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In this role, Bonapace will be responsible for establishing strategic…

Yelp Helped Seat 4.5 Million Diners Mother’s Day Weekend, Building on the Momentum of Yelp Reservations and Waitlist

Restaurant partners see return customers, more accurate wait times, and increased revenue Yelp Inc., the company that connects people with great local businesses, announced continued growth and momentum in its restaurant services offerings, with Yelp’s reservation and waitlist software reaching a new system total high by handling nearly 4.5 million diners during Mother’s Day weekend. The number of diners booking directly through the Yelp app nearly tripled year over year from Mother’s Day 2018. The number of diners seated…

Custora Named One Of The Leading Break-Out Tech Start-Ups Innovating the Fashion and Retail Industry from The Lead

The Annual Research List Recognizes the Break-Out Technology Start-Ups Driving Innovation in the Fashion & Retail Industry Custora, a customer intelligence platform that helps retailers drive incremental revenue by making use of their customer data, was named one of ‘The Leading 100’ from The Lead, an event and research company that bridges the fashion and retail industry with Silicon Valley. The highly anticipated annual research list recognizes the break-out technology start-ups driving innovation in the fashion and…

CoolUtils Mail Viewer 4.0: The Definitive Way to Access Emails

The New Mail Viewer Update Comes with a Number of New Features Including Viewing Attachments and Contact Files CoolUtils recently launched its latest update: the CoolUtils Mail Viewer 4.0. Widely used by a number of institutions from banks to major businesses, Mail Viewer offers professional users the chance to access and handle emails without having to deal with Microsoft Outlook or other dedicated email platforms. CoolUtils Mail Viewer has long been a significant name in the Windows…

OpenX Increases Expansion into APAC with Key Investments in People, Platform and Product

Senior Hires from the Trade Desk and Linkedin Join to Lead In-Market Team as Openx Completes Integration with Google Cloud Platform Becoming First APAC Exchange to Operate Fully in the Cloud According to a report published last year by the Boston Consulting Group, regional advertising in APAC is expected to surpass $19 billion by 2020, with 36 percent flowing directly to programmatic channels. To support this growing market trend, OpenX announced significant investments it is making to deliver the next generation of…

TKC Digital Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Contexta360 to Add Advanced AI and Speech Analytics to Their Portfolio

Contexta360, a leading speech analytics and conversational computing company, announced it has signed a reseller agreement with TKC digital, a leading knowledge management vendor and call centre consultancy. Contexta360 supports TKC digital by analysing and improving the customer service journey. The agreement leverages TKC digital’s knowledge management technology, Oracle Service Cloud, Oracle Knowledge Advanced and the Oracle Digital Assistant solutions, as well as their expertise in wider contact centre and digital…

Ada Chosen as the Exclusive Chatbot Partner for Zendesk Suite

Ada Selected by Zendesk as a premier ‘Suite Ready Partner’ for Zendesk Live Chat and Support Ada, the leader in automated customer experience (ACX), announced it has been named the exclusive chatbot partner for Zendesk Suite by Zendesk Inc. The Zendesk Suite is a multi-product package of support channel software built for better customer relationships. The expanded partnership will see Ada’s AI-powered platform integrated with Zendesk Suite as the technology that enables both Zendesk’s Chat and Support capabilities.…

Zylotech Appoints Chief Revenue Officer to Support Next Phase of Growth

Zylotech announced the expansion of its management team, appointing Patrick O’Brien as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In an increasingly evolving landscape, the role of the CRO has become increasingly important in establishing operating procedures that keep organizations oriented towards success. In this new role, Patrick O’Brien will be responsible for leading Zylotech’s sales and business efforts to support the company’s next phase of growth and its expanding go-to-market plans. While being a key member of the…

Nativo’s Next Generation Ad Server and Monetization Platform Gains Wide Adoption with Premium Publishers

Premium Publishers Including the Globe and Mail, Tribune Publishing, Lonely Planet and the Philadelphia Inquirer Choose Nativo to Accelerate Their Adoption of Next Generation Creative Formats and Boost Go-To-Market Speed Nativo, the leading monetization platform for premium publishers, continues to quickly expand its footprint with publishers looking to drive their bottom-line and explore alternative best-in-class solutions to Google Ad Manager. Nativo’s platform now serves more than 500 major publishers across the US and…

Enghouse Buys Espial Group Inc.

Acquisition Broadens Enghouse Networks Product Portfolio Enghouse Systems Limited announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Espial Group Inc.. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Espial provides a next generation, cloud-based software platform that enables Video Service Providers ("VSPs") or operators to deliver video and entertainment services. Espial's primary solution is a true SaaS cloud-based multi-tenant IP Video platform.  The solution powers millions of operator-managed set-top boxes and…

Wirecard Expands its Offering With Unified Commerce Solution for Small and Medium-sized Merchants

Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, supports small and medium-sized merchants throughout Europe in their digital transformation by providing an expanded version of its SUPR online shop system. The system enables every retailer to set up and operate a web shop inexpensively and without the need for programming know-how. With just a few clicks, users can create an attractive shopping environment for their physical and digital products. With a wealth of design templates and hundreds of…