TechBytes with Erich Litch, President and COO at 2Checkout

“Today most providers stitch a bunch of disparate systems together to get the capabilities they need to offer, but next-generation platforms are gaining ground, becoming the ultimate disrupters.” Digital Transformation journeys are getting complex and advanced with new technologies. Which technologies do you keenly follow and work with? As you can imagine, in our field, digital comes first. We are not only a digital commerce platform, digital goods sales are also a big focus for us. I am very interested in and I…

A Granular Breakdown of the YouTube Ad Revenue in 2019

Alphabet has announced annual revenue earned from YouTube, Google Search, and other Google products in its Q4 2019 financial statement. By declaring YouTube advertising's annual and quarterly revenue, the Company has reinstilled faith in its investors, technology owners, and marketing partners. In 2019, YouTube advertising earned Alphabet close to $15 Billion, up from $11.15 Billion in 2018. By 2025, we should expect YouTube ad revenue to almost double. Its Cloud sibling, Google Cloud Platform earned $9 Billion in…

Hmmm, So Google Cloud Platform Earned the Company $8.92 Billion as Revenues in 2019

Will Google Cloud Platform Manage to Overtake YouTube Ad Revenue by 2025? Most likely... But, the competition for Alphabet lies elsewhere. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is still trying to catch up with the leaders in the Cloud Computing business such as AWS, Oracle, Alibaba, and others. But, things could dramatically change for Google the next 3-4 years for Google, especially with CEO and Chairman Sundar Pichai at the helm. In the latest financial statement, Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. has declared its net worth…

DXC Technology Names Chris Drumgoole as Chief Information Officer

DXC Technology announced that Chris Drumgoole has been named executive vice president and chief information officer. Drumgoole, who previously served as chief information officer at GE, will report to Mike Salvino, DXC’s president and chief executive officer. Drumgoole’s appointment represents the seventh addition to Salvino’s senior leadership team since he became CEO in September of last year. In his role, Drumgoole will lead DXC’s global IT strategy and operations, helping the company meet and exceed the technology…

ZERØ Introduces ZERØ Lite to Help Law Firms Streamline Mobile Email Management

ZERØ Lite's cutting-edge AI saves time and generates value by helping lawyers organize emails, capture mobile-related time spent on client interactions, and prevent loss of sensitive data ZERØ, provider of the industry's most innovative email management solution, announced the launch of its latest product, ZERØ Lite, which provides key functionality from ZERØ's flagship mobile product in a package designed for smaller and mid-market law firms and firms of any size that don't currently use NetDocuments or iManage. Using…

inRiver Appoints Per-Olof Schroeder as Chief Executive Officer

inRiver, a provider of SaaS-based product information management (PIM) solutions, announced the Board of Directors has appointed Per-Olof Schroeder Chief Executive Officer. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the company. Marketing Technology News: LinkedIn Veteran Doug Camplejohn Joins as EVP & GM of Salesforce Sales Cloud “The Board thanks Thor Johnson for his leadership over the past two years and is pleased to welcome Per-Olof as our new CEO,” said inRiver Chairman of the Board, Jorgen Smidt. “Per-Olof has…

Fastly Launches Cloud Optimizer to Boost Observability and Control in Multi-Cloud and Multi-CDN Infrastructures

Commerce and High Tech Organizations Can Enjoy Improved Performance, Observability, and Real-Time Control Without Making Significant Changes to Existing Network Infrastructure Fastly, Inc., provider of an edge cloud platform, announced Cloud Optimizer, a new offering that enables critical, high-traffic content delivery by sitting between a company’s content delivery network (CDN) and its central cloud. Cloud Optimizer brings customers with multi-cloud or multi-CDN architectures, especially within commerce and high tech…

Node4 Launches ‘N4Engage’ – a Dedicated Business Unit for Its Suite of Business Collaboration Services

New Organisation Created in Response to Market Projections of Rapid Growth in the UC Market Node4, the cloud, data centre and communications provider, has announced the launch of N4Engage, a division dedicated to its Unified Communications (UC) and collaboration products, to better serve its customers in this sector, as well as maximise on the market potential of these technologies. With industry figures quoting a market size projected to exceed £45 billion by 20251, and extensive experience of delivering solutions…

Weidenhammer Named BigCommerce Partner

Weidenhammer offers full-service BigCommerce implementations to help fast-growing businesses exceed expectations Weidenhammer announced it has been named a Certified BigCommerce Agency Partner. “Adding BigCommerce to our portfolio of partners strengthens our ability to be truly consultative with our customers,” said Aaron Sheehan, Weidenhammer’s Director of Commerce. “We believe our experience in digital commerce pairs well with BigCommerce’s robust SaaS platform and stellar global team.” Marketing Technology News:…

TechBytes with Michael Badichi, Co-founder and CTO at Anzu.io

Tell us about your journey in Technology. What inspired you to start Anzu.io? I was always fascinated by technology and innovation, and had already begun programming by the age of 9! In my early years, I experimented with working in many areas of computing such as Reverse Engineering, Hacking, Computer Graphics, and Demo-making. Tasks that did not involve creativity and innovation seldom interested me—and this truth remains today! As the years went by, I had the chance to work in a wide range of technological fields and…

Cloud Services Survey Reveals Critical Need for AI-Driven Continuous Optimization

Optimizing Cloud Applications for Performance and Cost is Beyond Human Scale Opsani announced the results of a year-long survey of hundreds of enterprises running cloud services that revealed a critical need for artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, continuous optimization of live applications and their environments. Results showed companies are running a robust continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) toolset for their applications, but are neglecting the post-release portion of the delivery…

Persistent Systems and ValidSoft Deliver New Secure Digital Voice Authentication Capabilities for Banking and Credit Unions

Persistent Systems and ValidSoft have jointly developed a secure digital voice authentication for continuous user validation, integrated with Persistent's banking solutions. As part of Persistent Digital Bank Solution™, Persistent will leverage ValidSoft's Precision Voice Biometrics™ to ensure strong identity assurance for all individuals transacting on their platform. Persistent recently announced the availability of the Persistent Digital Bank Solution™ and Persistent Digital Credit Union Solution™ Marketing…

Zynga’s Head of User Acquisition Joins ConsumerAcquisition.com

Zynga's John Choi is joining Consumer Acquisition to drive world-class user acquisition strategy for gaming and mobile apps at the company. ConsumerAcquisition.com announced John Choi as Vice President of User Acquisition (UA). Choi joins the company with a wealth of experience in user acquisition from his most recent role as Head of UA at Zynga overseeing games like Words With Friends, CSR Racing, Zynga Poker, and his previous UA roles at Kabam, Glu Mobile and CAPCOM. Choi will be speaking at the annual Mobile Growth…

Let’s Test Your CCPA Preparedness!

On New Year’s Day, the same logic that was used to create GDPR, came stateside when the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was officially put into effect. This legislation provides California residents more control over their personal data. The objective is simple: provide better consumer protections and enhance the respect of privacy by improving transparency regarding the way companies are using their users’ data. When GDPR came into effect, Europe paved the way for regulation, compelling companies to focus on…

TechBytes with Gary Ogasawara, Chief Technology Officer at Cloudian

Why is metadata important for an organization building AI and ML models? AI and ML models generally need to train from large quantities of data, and the broad adoption of AI and ML has only been possible due to the widespread accumulation of Big Data over the past decade or so. The challenge is that it’s difficult for Data Scientists to navigate massive Big Data deployments to locate the data they need for their models. Metadata is simply data about data. It describes what data is. Metadata can tell you when a…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Coolest Things in Marketing and Sales Today

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Talkwalker, ExaWizards Inc., DirectScale, Inc., Braze, Liveclicker, and Google. Talkwalker Launches Conversation Clusters, Accelerates Insight Discovery With Augmented Analytics Tool Talkwalker, the leading social listening, and analytics company, announced the launch of Conversation Clusters, a data visualization tool that enables marketers, PR professionals, and consumer insight…

Marvel Marketers Partners with Ulster University to Bring Cutting-Edge Digital Marketing Coursework to Students and Staff

Marvel Marketers, an award-winning marketing agency with offices in San Mateo, CA, Austin, TX, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, is continuing to expand its footprint in EMEA with a new strategic partnership with Ulster University. The agency will use the framework from its training arm, Professor M’s Academy, to bring hands-on marketing automation training to Ulster’s undergraduate and graduate marketing students and staff. With coursework in Marketo, Pardot, Eloqua, and HubSpot, along with the digital marketing best…

Sabre Forges 10-Year Partnership With Google to Build the Future of Travel

Travel Industry Leader Chooses Google Cloud as Its Preferred Cloud Provider to Accelerate Its Digital Transformation Google Cloud announced it has joined forces with Sabre Corporation — a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry—to help digitally transform the traveler's experience, and co-create the future of travel. Sabre, which launched in 1960, revolutionized the travel market with the industry's first semi-automated flight reservation system. Since then, Sabre has evolved…

Alibaba Cloud Named First Public Cloud Vendor in the World to Obtain Trusted Partner Network (TPN) Certification

Entertainment Industry Recognised Accolade Endorses Alibaba Cloud’s Security, Scalability and Flexibility Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has announced that it is the first public cloud vendor in the world to obtain the prestigious Trusted Partner Network (TPN) certification, an achievement that validates the entertainment industry’s confidence in its robust security and trustworthiness as a cloud service provider. With viewing consumption habits changing rapidly, broadcast platforms…

Innominds Appoints Accomplished Industry Leader to Drive Global Marketing Efforts

Sairam Vedam Joins as Chief Marketing Officer to Accelerate the Company’s Rapid Global Growth Innominds, a specialist provider of Digital Transformation and software product engineering services for leading enterprises and global software product companies, announced it has appointed a global marketing leader Sairam Vedam as its Chief Marketing Officer. “Our vision to help next-generation businesses unlock the true value of Digital, leveraging our proven expertise across Devices, Apps and Analytics backed by AI, ML, IoT,…