Retail Tech Startup Tiliter Raises $7.5 Million for Cashierless AI Shopping Technology

Tiliter to increase global footprint as Investec invests through its IEC Australia Fund I Investor demand for innovative emerging companies remains strong with Australian AI tech startup Tiliter completing a $7.5 million capital raise, led by Investec Emerging Companies (IEC). Eleanor Venture, a tech investment syndicate for angel investors, and New York's Cornell University also participated in the funding round. Tiliter is a leading artificial intelligence (AI) provider whose technology uses computer vision to…

Socure Launches DocV, A Fully-Automated and Integrated, Omnichannel Document Verification Solution

DocV eliminates manual reviews and produces auto-decisioning rates of 98% Socure, the leader in Day Zero digital identity verification, announced DocV, a fully-automated omnichannel document verification service that expedites onboarding, reduces fraud, and works to eliminate costly manual reviews. Combining the power and scale of machine learning to accurately verify the authenticity of government-issued IDs, DocV produces auto-decisioning rates as high as 98%, in seconds. The most scalable and accurate document …

Trax Launches Retail Watch in Americas to Help Grocery Retailers Automate In-Store Data Collection and Optimize Operations

Computer vision and IoT-powered shelf monitoring solution provides continuous, real-time shelf data to automate shelf condition measurement, resulting in improved product availability and store execution standards Trax, a leading global provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail, has officially launched Retail Watch in the Americas. Retail Watch, a computer vision-powered store monitoring and intelligence solution, helps grocery retailers automate in-store data collection and optimize operations. This…

yellowHEAD Launches SaaS Version of Its Creative Insight Technology Alison, Adds New Competitive Intelligence Feature

Advertisers now have full access to the AI-based technology that yellowHEAD’s team uses to analyze, ideate and optimize client creatives yellowHEAD, the AI-powered performance marketing company, announced the launch of its proprietary creative insights platform, Alison, as a SaaS solution now available for all brands and performance marketers. Utilized by yellowHEAD’s expert design team and campaign managers internally since 2017, Alison provides AI-driven insights to help analyze, ideate and optimize ad creative for…

Mastercard Launches Frictionless Retail Technology Solutions to Enable Touchless Economy

As merchants navigating the impacts of COVID-19 seek out enhanced technology for in-person engagement, Mastercard announced a new suite of frictionless solutions for retailers to reimagine their physical shopping experience. Applicable and adaptable to any retail environment – from restaurants to pharmacies – Mastercard’s Shop Anywhere and AI-Powered Drive Through solutions deliver low touch, high engagement experiences for retailers, and the end consumer. Mastercard is deploying these new solutions with leading retailers…

RealNetworks Announces Support for Acquisition of Rhapsody International, Inc. by MelodyVR Group PLC

RealNetworks, Inc. announced its support for the acquisition of Rhapsody International, Inc., which does business as Napster, by MelodyVR Group PLC. RealNetworks is the majority owner of Napster, with an approximate 84% stake. MelodyVR Group PLC, the leading creator of live virtual reality music experiences, intends to combine its MelodyVR subsidiary with Napster to create a new differentiated entity. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. "Rhapsody and Napster have travelled a long and…

Lifesize Acquires Kaptivo to Fuel Next Generation of Advanced Collaboration

Lifesize, a global innovator of immersive enterprise communication solutions, announced the acquisition of Kaptivo, a digital collaboration solutions company. With the addition of Kaptivo, Lifesize further expands its portfolio of cloud-based unified communications and collaboration (UCC) solutions for contact centers, video conferencing, and meeting rooms with a new suite of advanced collaboration tools. An industry pioneer in computer vision, image processing and artificial intelligence for visual collaboration, Kaptivo…

TechBytes with Travis O’Neil, SVP of Operations at GumGum

Tell us a bit about GumGum. We got our start and still derive the lion’s share of our business in the Digital Advertising industry, but GumGum is, more broadly, a technology company whose core competency is Machine Learning solutions that extract value from text, images, and videos. We currently have both a sports sponsorship valuation business rooted in Computer Vision logo recognition technology, and an advertising business serving contextual targeting and brand safety intelligence solutions along with an array of…

TechSee Becomes Pega ISV Partner

Leading Visual Assistance provider joins exclusive partner program to deliver enterprise-grade remote support TechSee, a global leader in Visual Customer Assistance powered by AI and Augmented Reality, announced that it has joined the Pega Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner Program. The Pega ISV Partner Program extends clients' Pega investments with readily available, out-of-the-box solutions to further accelerate their time to market. Pega is the leader in cloud software for customer engagement and operational…

Hyland Releases Foundation Version of Brainware Intelligent Capture

Latest release brings breakthrough handwriting recognition, increased cadence of enhancements Hyland, a leading content services provider for organizations across the globe, announces Brainware Foundation, the latest release of Hyland's intelligent data extraction and text analytics software. Built on a modern technology architecture, Brainware Foundation strengthens organizations' existing technology investments while equipping them for the future through an increased cadence of enhancements. These enhancement packs (EP)…

Vsblty and Retailigent Media to Introduce Customer Engagement, Audience Analytics Technology

VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp., a leading provider of security and retail marketing technology, and its Mexico partner Retailigent Media have been contracted to provide advanced audience analytics and customer engagement technology in a Mexican chain of pet stores, it was announced today by VSBLTY Co-founder & CEO Jay Hutton. Retailigent Media, with offices in Mexico and five other Latin American countries, is the leading company in Mexico for smart retail solutions, analytics and smart displays. Retailigent…

Contact Center AI Company Observe.AI Announces Rich Wang as VP of Customer Success

Observe.AI, a leader in providing AI-powered agent enablement software to enhance voice customer experiences, has experienced rapid growth in response to the growing demand for solutions to support the remote workforce transition. In order to fuel this momentum, Observe.AI has hired Rich Wang as Vice President of Customer Success. Rich will run the post-sales customer journey and identify new opportunities for the business. "Rich’s extensive background in building and leading world-class customer success at organizations…

DroppTV, The World’s First Shoppable Streaming Video Platform, Launches

First Video Features NYC Artist Kid Daytona and Iconic Fashion Brand COOGI First Video Features NYC Artist Kid Daytona and Iconic Fashion Brand COOGI droppTV, the world’s first shoppable streaming video platform, officially launched on Friday, July 31 during a live interview on Cheddar. The first phase of droppTV’s consumer rollout will be dedicated to music videos – for the first time fans can watch music videos and buy what they see in real-time with the click of a button. The platform’s debut video, “Stop Panickin'”…

autoRetouch Launches To Revolutionize Image Editing For Fashion Products

autoRetouch - the first end-to-end, automated image processing platform - launched its Open Beta phase. Powered by AI, the company currently offers a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for automated bulk-processing of Fashion product images. Users create an account on the autoRetouch website and are able to try the service for free with up to 10 images. To process additional images they buy credits on a pay-as-you-go basis. The price to process one image is €0.10. The service is designed around the concept of…

Silverbullet Launches 4D – a Contextual Intelligence Solution for the Post-Cookie Era

New 4D technology released by Silverbullet uses 1st party data to help marketers contextually target appropriate audiences in a brand-safe, post-cookie world Silverbullet Data Services Group (Silverbullet), a data-smart marketing services and product provider, has launched 4D, the group’s contextual intelligence and brand suitability product, with the mission to help marketers and advertisers deliver faster and smarter marketing capability following the impending demise of the third party cookie. 4D helps brands,…

Microsoft Redefines the “Connected Store” Experience with New AI Product & Acquisition

The last time I went out to shop (this was in the pre-COVID-19 lockdown days), I couldn’t find my favorite peanut butter brand. The closest I got to finding one actually left me disappointed-- Because, the package had expired, and the label was missing! I wasted 30 minutes doing the drill. Has this happened to you as well? Must have… It's an ordeal everyone has to go through... Products and shops may differ-- experiences wouldn't. Microsoft understood the pain and took the opportunity to release a new-gen…

GumGum and IRIS.TV Introduce Contextual Targeting Solution with Image Recognition for Video

Marketers can now leverage GumGum’s content analysis engine, Verity, to more accurately target web, mobile and OTT content across IRIS.TV’s data privacy-first Contextual Video Marketplace GumGum, a leader in machine learning contextual solutions for media, and IRIS.TV, a global video intelligence platform,  announced a partnership that brings new image analysis capabilities to video content segmentation. The partnership – uniting two companies dedicated to advancing a data privacy-first future for digital advertising –…

Israel’s Retail Innovation Club Unveils New Technologies to Get Brick & Mortar Stores Back on Track Following COVID Lockdown

Israel has leveraged technology to overcome the current health crisis, with different innovative solutions that track the spread of the coronavirus. This tech allowed the country to build models and intervene rapidly when necessary before communities and health facilities were overwhelmed. Now that schools, offices and shops are going back to "the new normal", the country's retailers also turned to tech and innovation to revitalize their businesses. Marketing Technology News: Victory Square Portfolio Company FansUnite…

GumGum Sports Brings AI-Powered Sponsorship Analytics to Winmo Sales Platform

Partnership with Winmo marks new GumGum Sports initiative to expand distribution channels for its proprietary data GumGum Sports, the leading AI-powered sponsorship analytics platform, has partnered with Winmo, the industry’s top sales enablement tool, to help sponsorship sales teams identify and evaluate brand partnership opportunities. Winmo’s advertiser profiles will have direct access to select sponsorship analytics from GumGum Sports, pairing key deal insights with the decision-makers responsible for sponsorship…

TechSee Wins TMC 2020 CRM Excellence Award

TechSee, the category leader in Intelligent Visual Assistance, has been recognized by TMC, winning a 21st Anniversary CRM Excellence Award presented by premier publication CUSTOMER magazine. The company was chosen on the basis of its product's ability to expand the customer relationship to become all-encompassing, transforming the entire enterprise and customer lifecycle. Across different touchpoints, departments, and service delivery modes, TechSee was able to demonstrate clear value to clients which have expanded their…