Dun & Bradstreet Completes Acquisition of Leading European Data & Analytics Business Bisnode

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Bisnode Business Information Group AB, a leading European data and analytics firm. The acquisition was completed by the subsidiary Dun & Bradstreet Holdings BV for an enterprise value of 7.2B SEK. The transaction was closed with a combination of approximately $625 million net cash, and 6,237,089 newly issued shares of common stock of the company in a private…

LG Acquires Controlling Stake in TV Data and Measurement Firm Alphonso

LG to Utilize Video AI-Powered Solutions to Grow Global Smart TV Software and Content Service Business LG Electronics (LG) and Alphonso announced a significant investment by LG in Alphonso to bring together the two TV industry leaders’ technologies and innovations to LG’s smart TV lineup. With this investment of nearly USD 80 million, LG will become Alphonso’s largest investor with a controlling stake of more than 50 percent. Marketing Technology News: LiveIntent Expands C-Suite to Lead the Company’s Growth Trajectory…

Firstlight Media’s Cloud-Native OTT Platform to Support New Streaming Venture Struum

Service backed by Michael Eisner's Tornante Company; additional investment from Firstlight Media; Firstlight Media using Gen 5 architecture built on Microsoft Azure Firstlight Media announced that they are collaborating with the television industry's newest OTT service, Struum, to deploy their new cloud-native streaming platform that is built on revolutionary Gen 5 architecture. As part of a longstanding development relationship, Firstlight Media will leverage Microsoft Azure's hyperscale cloud platform and its own…

MediaFirst TV Platform Advances End-to-End Optimized Operations and Best-in-Class Consumer Experiences Across All Devices

Significant developments to media-optimized cloud-based TV platform, MediaFirst, enable Pay-TV operators to deliver future-ready consumer experiences on any device Next-generation capabilities include enhanced features for management and search & discovery, with the flexibility to run multiple services using cloud-native software at carrier-grade scale Deeper and simplified integration with leading industry partners provides a best-in-class, end-to-end media platform offering MediaKind, a global change leader in media…

maaiiconnect Adds Whatsapp and Wechat Integration to Its Customer Engagement Platform

Making it easier than ever for businesses to communicate maaiiconnect, a leading customer engagement platform, now allows businesses to have conversations with customers over WhatsApp and WeChat directly from its dashboard. The integration of WhatsApp Business and WeChat Official Accounts represents a massive upgrade in maaiiconnect's omnichannel messaging capabilities, enabling users to tap into WhatsApp's unrivalled global reach and WeChat's Chinese social media dominance. Along with integration to Facebook Messenger,…

ZW Data Action Technologies Announces Strategic Partnership with Yujun Capital

ZW Data Action Technologies, Inc., an integrated online advertising, precision marketing, data analytics, and other value-added services company, announced that it has reached strategic partnership with Yujun Capital and its subsidiary Yujun Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (together, “Yujun Digital”) pursuant to which Yujun Digital will provide online branding and management service to the Company’s merchant clients. Marketing Technology News: Hootsuite Acquires Leading Digital Customer Engagement Platform, Sparkcentral…

McColl’s Retail Group Launches Customer Experience Management Programme With SMG

Service Management Group (SMG), a global customer, patient and employee experience management partner to more than 500 brands, has announced a new customer experience management programme with McColl’s Retail Group. The leading convenience chain is working with SMG to collect, manage and analyse customer feedback across its large estate. McColl’s Retail Group operates a network of convenience stores and newsagents that provides essential groceries and services to more than 1,400 neighbourhoods across the United Kingdom.…

Relativity Acquires VerQu, a Data Management Software Company

Together with VerQu, Relativity's SaaS platform will transform how organizations handle collaboration and chat data, and connect directly to archives Relativity, a global legal and compliance technology company, announced that it has acquired VerQu, a data management software company that helps organizations migrate and capture communication data for record retention and compliance purposes. The integration of VerQu into Relativity's SaaS products will transform how organizations handle collaboration and chat data, and…

UJET CCaaS Cloud Contact Center Unifies Enterprise Customer Data with Oracle Cloud CX Service

UJET CCaaS Cloud Contact Center Now Available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace for a Single Source of Truth and more Intelligent Customer Experience using Enterprise Customer Data UJET Inc., the world’s first and only CCaaS 3.0 cloud contact center, and a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced its integration with Oracle Cloud CX Service and its availability on Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a centralized repository of enterprise applications offered by Oracle and Oracle partners.…

Dremio Raises $135 Million in Series D Funding to Drive Data Lake Transformation for Global Enterprises

New Funding Led by Sapphire Ventures Brings Dremio’s Valuation to $1 Billion Dremio, the innovation leader in data lake transformation, announced it has raised $135 million in Series D funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $1 billion. This preemptive fundraising occurred just nine months after a $70 million round led by Insight Partners in March 2020. The new fundraising round is led by Sapphire Ventures with participation from existing Dremio investors: Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture…

Candid Set Out for World’s First Fully Integrated Marcom Platform

New acquisition of Dutch market leader in brand design Millford Dutch marketing and communication platform Candid has acquired Millford Brand ID effective January 1. The agency is the market leader in brand logos, visual identity and packaging design and works for leading clients such as Ahold, Heineken, Schiphol, PPG, JDE and Unilever. With this latest acquisition, Candid is taking the next step in bringing together all marketing and advertising disciplines into a fully integrated platform for advertisers. The first in the…

Sedgwick Names Adam R. Fisher Chief Data Officer

Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology–enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, appointed Adam R. Fisher to a new company role as chief data officer. Fisher will lead Sedgwick's efforts to securely and strategically leverage claims data to optimize its offerings, better serve customers, and develop new and innovative market solutions. Drawing on his expertise and 20 years of experience in data science and strategy, he will work to accelerate Sedgwick's capabilities in advanced analytics,…

Cadent to Expand Automated Addressable Linear and VOD Advertising Platform Across Europe with Liberty Global

Cadent's advanced TV platform to be launched across Liberty Global's footprint in 2021 Cadent, the advanced TV platform company, announced the expansion of its addressable advertising management platform in Europe in partnership with Liberty Global, one of the world's leading converged video, broadband and communications companies. Cadent has now expanded its automated addressable linear and VOD Advertising Platform into Liberty Global's Irish footprint, Virgin Media Ireland, with its continental European markets to follow…

Mobile Ad Platform Mintegral Receives ISO 27001 Certification for Information Security Management

Mintegral, the programmatic advertising platform owned by Mobvista, announced that it has earned the ISO/IEC 27001: 2013 standard certification. By obtaining this certification, Mintegral has exhibited that their information security management and services have met these internationally-recognized standards. ISO 27001 is currently the most authoritative, rigorous and widely used information security management system (ISMS) certification. It performs a full range of assessments from the aspects of organizational…

Florida Funders Invests in Kliken, a Digital Platform Designed to Simplify Online Marketing and Ignite Lead Generation

Florida Funders invests in first of its kind marketing platform that’s driving online sales for small businesses worldwide Florida Funders, a hybrid of a venture capital fund and an angel investor network that’s recognized as the top VC in the Southeast region by Pitchbook, announces its third investment from Fund 2 in Kliken, a Tampa-based digital marketing platform that helps small and medium-sized businesses improve online sales. Florida Funders has invested $500,000 in Kliken from the Florida Funders Fund 2, LLC. With…

Blockchain’s Role in Disrupting a Data-Driven Marketing Ecosystem

When it comes to data, today’s world is one of abundance—where everything from a consumer’s browsing history to their foot traffic and location could give brands a window into who they are as people, their behaviors, and their preferences. Amid rapid technological advances, the last decade alone has seen the emergence of novel customer channels and opened the path towards previously inaccessible markets—not only in terms of geography, but also in terms of mediums—be it mobile, web, or social media. Now, we’ve reached the…

Quadient Expands Impress Platform with New Cloud-Based Document Delivery Solution, Quadient Impress Distribute

Quadient’s new document delivery solution enables businesses to send mail from virtually anywhere without ever touching a piece of paper Quadient, a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, announced the launch of Quadient Impress Distribute, a new cloud-based document delivery solution that removes the distraction and laborious task of preparing and sending outbound communications. Quadient Impress Distribute allows users to send mail from their…

Deck Commerce Launches Order Management Extension for Magento to Empower DTC Retailers

Deck Commerce announced an all-encompassing order management integration with Magento, enabling retailers to process and service direct-to-consumer orders more efficiently without patching several different OMS extensions together.  The integration includes smart fulfillment routing, inventory management, and other features critical for keeping consumers happy without draining technology resources. Marketing Technology News: Searchlight Capital Partners and ForgeLight Complete Acquisition of Majority Stake in Univision…

ZINFI Named Leader in Partner Management Software G2 Winter 2020 Report

Winter 2020 scores from G2, the largest software marketplace and review platform, have again placed ZINFI solidly in the “Leaders” quadrant for Best Partner Management Software. ZINFI is also among the top three companies in a new G2 category, Through-Channel Marketing Software. G2 scores are based on the responses of real, verified users from the G2 user community. In the Partner Management Software category, the ZINFI platform earned satisfaction scores of 98% for Quality of Support, 95% for Meets Requirements and 94%…

TechBytes with Ben Howell, Director, Product Management at Veritone

Please tell us about your experience as a Product Management leader through the COVID-19 crisis.  I’ve been with Veritone through an acquisition of my previous company, Wazee Digital, for almost a decade. For the last two and half years, I’ve led product management for Digital Media Hub, a cloud-native, AI-enabled media management platform, specifically designed for content owners to help them organize and monetize their content. The last nine months has been an interesting yet creatively-challenging experience. The…