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73% of People Don’t Trust AI Voice Technology Such as Google Duplex to Make Simple Calls, Though Trust May Build as Usage Increases

People Are Likely Wary Because Artificial Intelligence (Ai) Voice Technology Offers Fewer Opportunities for Monitoring and Control Than Current AI Tools. The Majority of People (81%) Also Want Conversational AI to Declare Itself as Non-Human, Indicating People's Discomfort With the Increasingly Blurred Lines Between AI and Human Voices Nearly three-quarters of people (73%) say they are somewhat or very unlikely to trust a tool such as Google Duplex to correctly make simple calls for them. Duplex is a tool within Google…

Findy, The App Bold Enough to Take on Google

The First Community-Driven Search App That Puts the User First Is Now Available to Download on Any Ios and Android Device Fandy, the first and only smart mobile browser for consumers, has announced plans to take back your rights to democratize and decentralize web search – by taking on a little company called Google. Findy co-founders Aaron Rosenthal and Jason Phillips saw an opportunity to declutter and un-sponsor the web experience, refining the way users search, explore, and discover. "We reverse-engineered the…

Kaizen Ad Named One of Eight Trusted Google Creative Partners to Drive Better App Campaign Results With Creative at Scale

Google names leading ad creative platform, Kaizen Ad, an App preferred creative partner. Kaizen Ad is one of only eight agencies chosen for this partnership - agencies trusted by Google to help scale the adoption of creative best practices and to work with advertisers to develop ad assets that can succeed across Google’s networks and inventory. “We are honored to be a part of this select group of partners. As app marketers shift their attention towards creative optimization, many still suffer from gaps in creative…

Soulmates.AI’s new Social ROI Reporter Measures the Real Value of Social Media Marketing

Soulmates.AI, an AI-driven martech startup focused on making marketing work for everyone, has launched Social ROI Reporter (SRR), a tool that helps brands and agencies measure the dollar value of social media and influencer marketing campaigns. Competitive solutions only measure social reach and tally the cost of some interactions against systems blind to seasonal, historical and industry variations. Last year, a study on Nike's Colin Kaepernick campaign suggested the brand earned $43M in 'media exposure.' Yet, no…

New Consumer Research Reveals Increasing Usage of Multiple TV Sources by Viewers in Major European Countries

Independent Study Conducted by Gracenote and Nscreenmedia Reveals Insights into Consumer Behavior and Attitudes on Pay TV, Free-To-Air and Online TV in the UK, Germany and Sweden Gracenote, a Nielsen company, and nScreenMedia, a leading digital media analyst firm, announced findings from a new independent survey focusing on pay TV, free-to-air and online TV viewership in major European countries. The study titled, "TV Universe - UK, Sweden, Germany: How People Watch Television Today" offers the most current and holistic…

United Airlines App Crowned Best of the Best with Webby Award Win

Last night at the 23rd Annual Webby Awards in New York City, United Airlines accepted the "People's Voice" Webby Award in the "Business and Finance" category for the airline's reimagined mobile app, which debuted earlier this year. The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including apps. This year, 13,000 entries came from every U.S. state and more than 70 countries to be considered for this honor. Already the top downloaded airline app for Apple and Android…

TextUs Introduces the “Text Us” Call to Action — the Evolution of the “Contact Us” That Lets Customers Text…

Phone and Email Follow-Up Aren't Enough -- the "Text Us" Call to Action Link Lets Customers Start Texting with Your Business TextUs, the most popular business-class text messaging software, announced that it will introduce the "Text Us" call to action, allowing customers to start 1:1, real-time conversations with a single click from a website, email, or anywhere on the web. Traditionally, businesses have relied on conventional "Contact Us" calls to action with phone, email, and forms as a primary means of engagement.…

IBM Releases AI-Powered Anomaly Detection Capabilities to Mitigate Supply Chain Disruptions

Business Transaction Intelligence Helps The Master Lock Company Ensure 100 Percent Supply Network Availability, While Improving B2B Collaboration and Efficiency to Better Serve Customers Gartner Supply Chain Executive Summit -- IBM launched Business Transactional Intelligence (BTI), an AI-powered solution that offers anomaly detection and visualization capabilities for mitigating supply chain disruptions and accelerating data-driven decision making. BTI, part of IBM's Supply Chain Business Network, enables companies to…

Informatica Ranked Highest in Global iPaaS Market Share Revenue for Fifth Consecutive Year

In a 2019 Gartner Report, Informatica Has 17.3 Percent of $1.69 Billion iPaaS Market in 2018 Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, announced that – for the fifth consecutive year – Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, found Informatica has the largest global market share for Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). This ranking is based on 2018 market share revenue identified in Gartner research released on April 8, 2019, Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2018. Also…

Brandcast App Now Available on Salesforce AppExchange; Set to Transform Sales with Contextualized Website Content

Customized Sales Websites Can Now Be Created and Published Directly from Salesforce Sales Cloud Brandcast, a cloud-based technology platform that enables enterprises to create and manage large portfolios of customized websites, announced the availability of Brandcast for Salesforce on Salesforce AppExchange. Sales and business development teams can now transform offline sales collateral and dated online content into personalized websites for prospects, partners and customers; and create and edit those websites directly…

Atos and Ooredoo Partner to Drive Qatar’s Digital Transformation

Atos, a Global Leader in Digital Transformation, and Ooredoo, the Region’s Leading Enabler of Digital Business Innovation, Announced at Mobile World Congress a Partnership for Enterprises to Accelerate Their Digital Business Competitiveness Thanks to this new partnership, Ooredoo’s customers can now benefit from Atos’ industry leading experiences and solutions in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Cloud Transformation and also cybersecurity services. Atos’ solutions cover Big Data, security, infrastructure and data…

CCG Analytics Launches Customer Intelligence for Retail

Early Adopter Vineyard Vines Realizes 150 Percent Return on Investment in First Year of Utilizing Solution CCG Analytics  has launched Customer Intelligence (CI) for Retail, an analytics platform designed to help mid-market retailers improve customer acquisition and retention, uncover business insights and extend reliable customer data throughout the entire organization. Early adoption of the solution by vineyard vines netted the American clothing and accessory retailer a more than 150 percent return on investment in the…

Tulip and SessionM Partner to Deliver Personalized Customer Experiences in Retail Stores

Store Associates Can Access Rich Customer Information to Boost In-Store Engagements and Drive Deeper Shopper Loyalty Tulip, the mobile platform for retail stores and leader in clienteling and store associate mobility solutions, and SessionM, the leading customer data and engagement platform, announced a strategic partnership to enhance in-store customer engagements by empowering retail store associates with valuable customer data and insights. The SessionM platform will be integrated into the Tulip Mobile App, giving…

QuotaPath Raises $3.5 Million Seed Round Led by ATX Seed Ventures to Help Salespeople Calculate and Track Their Commissions

The Funding Will Enable the Sales Compensation Management Startup, Which Is Co-Headquartered in Philadelphia and Austin, to Expand Its Hiring Rapidly and Launch the QuotaPath Platform to the Public. QuotaPath, a software as a service offering designed to help employees who earn commissions track their pay and quota attainment, announced that it raised $3.5 million in funding led by existing investment group ATX Seed Ventures. QuotaPath has raised $5 million to date and will be using the new capital to add talent, build…

Taboola Enters Agreement to Acquire the Start Division of Celltick, Expanding Taboola News to Support Mobile Operators

The Move Gives Taboola Direct Access to Mobile Operators Reaching Tens of Millions of Users Worldwide Taboola, the world’s leading discovery platform, announced the execution of an agreement to acquire the Start Division of Celltick, a global leader in mobile discovery and engagement, which includes the Start and Start Magazine product lines. Following the completion of the acquisition, the Start team and technology will integrate into the Taboola News division to bring personalized and relevant recommendations in the form…

Microsoft for Startups Shanghai Innovation Day: Microsoft-Empowered Entrepreneurship Igniting China’s Innovation Ecosystem

Microsoft laid out its commitment and strategy to increase momentum of China's startup ecosystem at the Microsoft for Startups Shanghai Innovation Day. Microsoft for Startups will broaden its initiative in China to strengthen the journey from ideation to innovation by providing additional access to Microsoft resources and technologies. Greater numbers of startups, developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) will be empowered to achieve more. New offerings will go beyond the immersive Microsoft ScaleUp accelerator…

Copyright Management: Copibec Adopts Blockchain Technology

Copibec is leading the way by embracing blockchain technology through a partnership with Montreal start-up Scenarex, the leading developer of digital publishing solutions built on blockchain technology. The goal of this partnership is to deliver an automated copyright management platform for businesses that use copyright-protected content. This new platform will meet a key need for Copibec’s clients who are committed to complying with copyright while ensuring that content can be shared smoothly within their organizations.…

Hoodoo Digital Attains the Adobe Experience Manager Sites Specialization

Hoodoo Digital, a provider of Adobe Experience Manager products and solutions, has attained the Adobe Experience Manager Sites Specialization. After implementing Adobe Experience Manager for organizations of all sizes, for close to a decade, co-founders Kem Elbrader and Andy Wakefield have now achieved this specialization for their own company, after only two years in business. Adobe awards Specializations to Solution Partners who have certified technical proficiency and validated customer success in specialized solution…

Jolokia Names Pete Mastin Chief Executive Officer, Effective March 2019

Jolokia announced that its board of directors has named Pete Mastin chief executive officer, effective March 2019. Mastin will continue to serve as a member of the company's board of directors. Mastin had previously served on the board of directors since Q3 2018. Mastin succeeds founder Mark Pace, who has served as de facto chief executive officer since 2008. Pace will become chairman of the board of directors to help ensure a smooth transition, as well as maintain his dual roles as president and CTO. Marketing…

Agora.io Expands with a New Startup Program

Agora.io, the leading voice, video and live broadcasting platform, announced the launch of Agora for Startups, a new program designed to help startups drive new innovations with the latest in real-time engagement technology. The Agora for Startups program aims to support and nurture entrepreneurs and developers who are incorporating live voice and video into their applications as they work to make their fresh ideas and concepts a reality. Startups accepted into the program gain access to Agora's cutting-edge real-time…