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Voicify Offers All State Governments Free Software License to Battle COVID-19 Through Amazon Alexa And Google Assistant

Hands free interfaces and conversational UIs lower germ spread by reducing touch and offers in-home engagement Like many businesses, Voicify is looking to support the global and American community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In support of this goal, Voicify is offering the Voicify Conversation Experience Platform for free to all U.S. States.  Any team within the state structure is open to leverage the platform, from the Governor's office to the HHS departments.  Every state is organized differently and will find the…

Hyland Leverages Amazon Web Services to Offer Cloud Solutions in Japan to Support Growth

Strategic location to support demand for secure, dependable cloud solutions and business continuity in-region Hyland, a leading content services provider with more than 16 years of experience in delivering secure cloud solutions, is expanding the footprint of its Hyland Cloud. Hyland will leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host Hyland Cloud solutions in the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. By working with AWS, Hyland offers an in-region option to support its growing cloud business and strategic operations in Japan —…

How Retailers Can Leverage Food Quality and Traceability to Beat Amazon

More than 2.5 million food businesses use Amazon.com for product distribution, yet the retail empire, worth an estimated $900 billion, struggles to police a major problem: food product quality standards and regulatory adherence. In a recent report on Amazon’s spoiled food challenges, CNBC found that a disturbing number of Amazon’s top food sellers had at least five customer complaints regarding expired goods. While Amazon insists it’s a transaction-only platform intended to connect buyers and sellers around the world, this…

Domo Announces Support for Amazon SageMaker Autopilot

Now Machine Learning is Accessible to More Users Domo announced new capabilities in the Domo Business Cloud, including automatic machine learning (AutoML), recommended actions, and drag-and-drop predictive model deployment through support for Amazon SageMaker Autopilot. Amazon SageMaker Autopilot is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) solution that automatically trains and tunes ML models based on data provided by a customer. Companies can now use their data in Domo as input into Amazon SageMaker Autopilot and automatically create…

ChannelAdvisor Expands Support for Brands and Retailers on Amazon in the Netherlands

ChannelAdvisor Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable brands and retailers to increase global sales, announced support for Amazon.nl, coinciding with Amazon's launch in the Netherlands. ChannelAdvisor's support for Amazon.nl allows merchants with a European unified account the ability to list and sell their products directly to consumers on Amazon's new Dutch marketplace.1 With 85% of the Netherlands' population shopping online in an e-commerce market worth an estimated €23.7…

Blackbird to Showcase Ultra-efficient Video Editing in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services at NAB 2020

Blackbird plc announced that it will showcase ultra-efficient video editing in the cloud at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) booth at NAB 2020. Organisations working with video on a large scale need to be able to rapidly and easily access, view, edit and publish their content to all platforms and devices for audiences to consume. With cloud-based video editing and publishing platform Blackbird running on AWS, companies can drive productivity efficiencies across their operations. Marketing Technology News: Ricoh Spins out…

Teikametrics Raises $15M to Extend its AI-Powered Multi-Channel Optimization Across Amazon and Walmart

Teikametrics, a leading SaaS provider of AI-powered optimization for brands and sellers on Amazon and Walmart, announced the completion of a $15 million strategic funding round backed by new and existing investors. The announcement follows Teikametrics’ selection as one of Walmart’s first exclusive advertising optimization partners, and the addition of Srinivas Guddanti, a 14-year senior Amazon veteran, as its Chief Product Officer. “We’re thrilled to lead this new round of capital in Teikametrics” Tweet this Jump…

Amazon Beats Currys and Argos to Gain Biggest Share of Google’s Page One Searches for Consumer Electronics

New Searchmetrics study highlights importance of video and YouTube when consumers search for information on consumer electronics. It also reveals UK retailers of consumer tech may not be doing enough to satisfy informational searches Amazon.co.uk is the most visible website overall in Google’s UK page one results when people search for consumer electronics topics such as computers, laptops, video and mobile phones according to a new study by Searchmetrics. YouTube.com takes second place, ahead of both Currys.co.uk and …

Amazon Generates Highest Return on Media Spend for Majority of Brands Selling on the Platform, Feedvisor Study Finds

Nearly Half of Brands Advertising on Amazon See at Least a 7x Return on Spend Feedvisor, the AI-powered optimization and intelligence platform for brands and large sellers on Amazon, unveiled its 2020 analysis on the dynamic relationships between brands and Amazon. The report, Brands and Amazon in the Age of E-Commerce, examines the goals, sentiments, and strategies of over 1,000 U.S. retail brand leaders, and outlines how they navigate and position themselves in an Amazon-led e-commerce landscape. The study found…

Anodot Expands Relationship With Amazon Web Services Enabling Customers to Monitor Business Metrics in Real Time

Online businesses across industries, including Natural Intelligence, can now leverage Anodot's Autonomous Analytics with AWS services including Amazon Redshift Anodot, an Autonomous Business Monitoring company, announced that it has expanded its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) enabling users to leverage Anodot's business monitoring capabilities with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Customers can…

Bestbuy Wins Biggest Share of Google’s Page One Searches for Consumer Electronics – Amazon Comes Second

Searchmetrics Q4 2019 study reveals retail websites are failing to satisfy informational searches for consumer electronics Bestbuy.com is the most visible website in Google’s (Google.com) page one results when people search for consumer electronics topics such as computers, laptops, video and mobile phones according to a new Searchmetrics study. Second and third are Amazon.com and Walmart.com. For searches related to mobile phones, t-mobile.com is the most visible on page one, followed by bestbuy.com. However, nearly…

New Consumer Survey from Convey Reveals Mixed Feelings About Amazon – Even as Fast, Free Shipping Proves Irresistible

1 in 4 have negative feelings about Amazon’s impact on retail and the environment; 2 in 3 would consider abandoning Amazon without free shipping A new consumer survey conducted by Austin-based Delivery Experience Management platform provider Convey finds that many US consumers have negative feelings towards Amazon when it comes to its impact on the retail industry and the planet. However, those objections don't necessarily translate into lost sales, especially for shoppers who rely on Amazon for the majority of their…

Incremental Growth in Cloud Spending Hits a New High while Amazon and Microsoft Maintain a Clear Lead

New data from Synergy Research Group shows that Q4 spend on cloud infrastructure services increased by $2.8 billion over the previous quarter, which is by far the biggest quarterly increment the market has seen. At 37% the year-on-year growth rate is slowly trending down, but this is due to the massive scale of the market which forces growth rates to moderate. Meanwhile Amazon growth continued to closely mirror overall market growth so it maintained its 33% share of the worldwide market. Second ranked Microsoft again grew…

Amazon wins at the 2020 Kellogg School Super Bowl Advertising Review

Hard Rock and Squarespace Fumble During the Big Game Amazon is a big winner in strategic ad rankings with its “#BeforeAlexa” ad in the 16th consecutive Kellogg School Super Bowl Advertising Review. Other brands that earned top marks include Facebook, Cheetos, Hyundai, T-Mobile and Google. Not all advertisers had winning spots, Pringles, Squarespace and Hard Rock received low grades for less effective advertising during this year’s Super Bowl. “Amazon is the winning ad this year with its ‘#BeforeAlexa’ spot because it…

Merkle Releases Q4 2019 Digital Marketing Report, Showcasing Impressive Growth for Amazon and Varying Trends for Google

Report Highlights 63% YoY Growth of Amazon Sponsored Products Ads, Contributing to a 106% Rise in Sales Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, has released its Q4 2019 Digital Marketing Report (DMR), a quarterly benchmark report that analyzes and highlights key metrics and trends for both paid and organic search, social, and display. The report looks to identify key drivers in ad spend shifts for Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. Merkle will also be presenting a webinar on…

ReelTime VR Gives Amazon Prime Video’s 32.4 Million US/UK Viewers Exclusive Access to “in Front of View”, the World’s #1 VR Travel Show

All of season two of ReelTime VRs VR travel series “In Front of View” starring international superstar Front Montgomery and her daughter Leonie Montgomery is now available exclusively to all Amazon Prime Video viewers for the first time by utilizing ReelTime VRs proprietary “Ubiquiview” technology. Currently, there are an estimated 26 million Amazon Prime Video viewers in the US and 6.4 million in the U.K. that can now view the entire eight-episode second season exclusively, prior to being released to the general public.…

Amazon Kicks Off Localized Payments in Chile with dLocal

dLocal, an award-winning fintech company that specializes in cross-border payments for emerging countries, announced that Amazon went live with dLocal’s local payments acceptance services in Chile. “We are honored to enable Amazon customers in Chile to shop on Amazon.com with international and domestic credit cards, including interest-free installments and Amazon Prime Video subscriptions in Chilean Pesos.” “Amazon has a long history of pioneering online innovation and bringing e-commerce to the rest of the world,” said…

Apptio Expands Strategic Relationship with Amazon Web Services

Market leading provider of Technology Business Management applications extends use of AWS across its product portfolio and enters into a strategic relationship with AWS focusing on increased marketing and go-to-market strategies Apptio, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to help organizations analyze, plan, and optimize technology investments, announced that it has selected Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) as the preferred Cloud Services Provider ("CSP") on which to run its own workloads. The…

Fractal Named Certified Retail Competency Partner by Amazon Web Services (AWS)

As a Partner of AWS, Fractal is Co-Presenting With Office Depot at NRF 2020 Vision Fractal, a global leader in artificial intelligence and analytics, powering decision-making in Fortune 100 companies, announced today that they are a Certified Retail Competency Partner of Amazon Web Services (AWS). As an AWS Certified Retail Competency Partner, Fractal will co-present with Office Depot at the National Retail Federation's (NRF) 2020 vision event, taking place at the Javits Center in New York City, January 11-14. Fractal…

SAS Delivers Priceless Retail Planning Capabilities in the Hypercompetitive Age of Amazon

AI-fortified, cloud-ready SAS Intelligent Planning Suite enhances the customer experience for global retailers and consumer goods manufacturers NRF 109th NRF Big Show and EXPO – Recent enhancements to the SAS Intelligent Planning Suite have infused it with artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud agility to help companies localize assortments, optimize inventory, automate forecasting and maximize profits. Leading companies like Carrefour, Grupo Exito and Nestle rely on analytics leader SAS and its proven portfolio of software…