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Amazon Introduces 8 New Echo Devices

There Are Now Even More Ways to Access Alexa at Home with the All-New Echo, Echo Flex, Echo Dot with Clock, and Echo Show 8 Amazon introduced an all-new line-up of Echo devices that give you even more ways to add Alexa to your daily life—whether at home or on-the-go. Amazon also announced new Alexa features, smart home experiences, developer tools, and devices and services from eero, Ring, and other Alexa device makers. New Echo devices include: All-new Echo: Featuring an updated fabric design and even better…

Amazon Introduces an Array of New Devices and Features to Help Make Your Home Simpler, Safer, and Smarter

No Patience Needed: Amazon’s New Certified for Humans Program Makes It Easy to Find Stress-Free Smart Home Devices That Are Actually Smart Amazon announced an array of new programs, devices, and features that make it easier than ever for customers to find, setup, and enjoy connected devices in their homes. Amazon is making smart home simpler with Certified for Humans, a new program that helps customers find products that are tested to be simple to setup and work dependably with Alexa, and new devices like the Amazon Smart…

Amazon and Leading Technology Companies Announce the Voice Interoperability Initiative

Amazon and leading technology companies announced the Voice Interoperability Initiative, a new program to ensure voice-enabled products provide customers with choice and flexibility through multiple, interoperable voice services. The initiative is built around a shared belief that voice services should work seamlessly alongside one another on a single device, and that voice-enabled products should be designed to support multiple simultaneous wake words. More than 30 companies are supporting the effort, including global…

Ram Truck Customers Receive Industry-first Listening Experience With SiriusXM’s New ‘Personalized Stations Powered by…

Starting in October, 2020 Ram trucks with Uconnect's 12-inch touchscreen to offer SiriusXM's newest feature 'Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora,' delivering an enhanced level of personalization to the SiriusXM experience Ram and SiriusXM announced another industry-first feature for Ram truck customers. 2020 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 and Chassis Cab trucks equipped with Ram's class-leading Uconnect 12-inch touchscreen will offer SiriusXM's new "Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora," which deliver a combination of…

Vox Media and New York Media Merge to Create the Leading Independent Modern Media Company

The Newly Expanded Vox Media Will Be Positioned in a Category of Its Own -- Home to the Industry's Most Relevant Media Brands, Influential Journalists and Creators, Innovative Technology, and Strategic Advertising Solutions as Well as the Fastest-Growing Studios Business. Vox Media and New York Media announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge, creating the leading independent media company. The merger will combine New York Media, the publisher of the influential, 51-year-old New York…

Unbabel Presents Demo of Multilingual Voice Messaging at Interspeech 2019

Unbabel Discusses the Future of Its Ultimate Demo of Human-Verified Translations for Voice Instant Messaging at the World’s Largest Conference in Speech Processing Unbabel presents its new demo of Human-Verified Translations for Voice Instant Messaging at the 20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association INTERSPEECH 2019, held in Graz, Austria, from September 15-19, 2019. Interspeech is the world‘s largest and most comprehensive conference on the science and technology of spoken language…

MarTech Interview with Ezra Doty, CEO and Co-Founder at Quorum

"Machine Learning takes the heavy lifting out of optimization, increasing effectiveness and reducing manual labor costs." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Quorum? My entire career has revolved around Media and AdTech, and I’ve seen several stages of evolution in the industry. As AdTech has become more sophisticated, I noticed that Out of Home physical advertising was booming, and simultaneously mobile location data has become more abundant and more accurate. It made me…

Cloud Based Video Conferencing Service Provider, IVCi, Lists Four Benefits of a Career in the AV Industry

With the technological world ever expanding through our daily lives and workplaces, there's no doubt that the AV industry is growing by billions of dollars each year. The AV industry is not often pursued by students because of its lack of exposure as a viable career path, but there are tons of industry pulls for pursuing a career in AV technology. Cloud based video conferencing service provider, IVCi, lists four major benefits of a career in the AV industry. Calling to Conceptual Problem Solvers: AV integration comes…

8×8 Powers One-Click Video Collaboration With Launch of New 8×8 Video Meetings, Now Complimentary for All Customers

Solution Is Based on New Technology and Offers a New User Experience, Delivering HD Audio/Video Meetings on Any Device to Ensure Effortless Collaboration; Also Announced 8x8 Meeting Rooms Now in Early Access 8x8, Inc., a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center, and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform, announced that 8x8 Video Meetings, a completely reimagined meetings solution, is now available for all new customers and is provided…

VELOCITY COMMERCE GROUP Launches S2 CommerceView

Online tool can diagnose how a brand can improve its "Amazon health" VELOCITY COMMERCE GROUP (VCG), a TPN digital commerce consultancy, announced that it has released S2 CommerceView, an online diagnostic tool that helps manufacturers address pain points that are hindering its performance selling on Amazon. S2 CommerceView is a qualitative and quantitative analysis of specific SKUs sold on Amazon, providing recommendations on how to optimize awareness, sales and search activity using a variety of internal factors driven…

Knotch Introduces Inaugural Conference ‘Pros and Content’

Knotch, the independent digital content intelligence platform, announced the launch of its inaugural conference, Pros and Content Conference 2019. Taking place on September 19, 2019, Pros and Content brings together CMOs and marketing leaders to explore how brands can become better storytellers through targeted, industry focused panels and engaging thought leadership. The one-day conference will be held in New York, NY, home to Knotch’s headquarters and the thriving hub of innovative technology. Marketing Technology News:…

NICE Nexidia Speech Analytics Provides Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. with Innovative Technology to Personalize Customer Experience

NICE Nexidia’s Neural Phonetic Speech Analytics Integrates with New CONOOTO App NICE is announcing that Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc., a world leading marketing services company, has become the first marketing services company in Japan to implement NICE Nexidia Analytics. Seeking technology to analyze interactions and customer conversations within the many different areas of the company, Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. has begun improving customer satisfaction and sales efficiency. NICE Nexidia Speech Analytics Provides Hakuhodo…

Dailymotion Makes Global Investment in Brand Safety

Industry Veteran Grégory Jamet Joins as Dailymotion’s First Global Head of Brand Safety Dailymotion, the Vivendi-owned video platform dedicated to creating a trusted home for premium video content, announced its global efforts to ensure brand safety across its holistic offering for advertisers and publishers. Spearheading these initiatives is Dailymotion’s first-ever Global Head of Brand Safety, Grégory Jamet. In response to the advertising industry’s need for more transparency, Dailymotion has implemented enhanced…

Veritone Launches Aiware on Microsoft Azure Government to Further AI Adoption by Government Agencies

Gives both state and federal agencies access to Veritone aiWARE™ and its powerful AI applications for public safety hosted on Microsoft Azure Government Veritone Inc., the creator of the world’s first operating system for artificial intelligence (AI), aiWARE, announced the availability of its aiWARE platform on Microsoft Azure Government. This will allow Veritone customers the additional option to utilize aiWARE on Azure Government, an instance of Azure for federal, state and local government customers and their partners…

PubMatic Releases Industry-First Independent Omni-Channel Wrapper Solution

Enhancements to OpenWrap expand header-bidding benefits to over-the-top (OTT) media and connected TV (CTV) Premium digital advertising technology company, PubMatic, announced that it is expanding OpenWrap, a Prebid-based enterprise wrapper solution, to support OTT and CTV inventory. Building upon OpenWrap’s success on desktop, mobile and in-app, publishers can now programmatically monetise inventory in all major addressable channels, while benefiting from the transparency and control offered by an independent, open-source…

How to Grow Your Customers Base During a Transition: Lessons from the Golden State Warriors

Companies are constantly changing and evolving. While this is usually exciting to employees who are privy to the long-term company strategy, these same changes can often feel disorienting to customers and may even put customer loyalty at risk in the short term. The Golden State Warriors recently tackled a similar challenge while migrating their customers base to Chase Center, a brand new world-class sports and entertainment destination in San Francisco, set to open in September. For the six-time NBA Champion Warriors,…

Dialpad Launches HD Video and New AI Features on UberConference, Making Meetings Easier and More Productive

Dialpad, the only cloud-native business communications platform powered by Voice Intelligence (ViTM), today announced the rollout of new features to UberConference, including automated notes, transcripts, and action items, together with crystal clear HD video conferencing. The updates allows UberConference’s unique PIN-free communication and collaboration to be even more effective and improve employee productivity and engagement. “We believe that when you end a meeting, that’s when the real work begins,” said Dialpad CEO,…

AgilOne Announces First-of-Its-Kind Cohort Analysis Solution Built within a Customer Data Platform

New analytics solution gives marketers the ability to track, compare, and analyze segments and campaign performance over time AgilOne, the leading Customer Data Platform (CDP) for enterprise brands, unveiled AgilOne Cohort Analysis. Built for marketers, the analytical solution empowers marketers to gain critical business insights derived from the AgilOne CDP to drive marketing strategy -- all through a self-service interface, thus eliminating dependencies on technical and analyst resources while providing the flexibility…

Goodway Group Appoints Paul Frampton President of Europe for Launch of Control v. Exposed (CvE)

Control v. Exposed (CvE) announces its European launch with the appointment of Paul Frampton, formerly Havas Media Group UK & Ireland CEO, as President for Europe. CvE, a division of US-headquartered Goodway Group, is a new type of marketing services company which recognizes that being an agency alone is no longer enough to serve marketers’ rapidly changing needs: CvE brings together the best of a consultancy, media agency and tech company, with over 10% of its headcount in engineering. Goodway Group, the…

AGAT Software Announces the Launch of Security & Compliance Features for Webex Teams

AGAT, an innovative software provider specializing in security and compliance solutions for Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) services, announces the launch of SphereShield for Cisco Webex Teams. AGAT's award-winning flagship product - SphereShield, handles security threats related to authentication and identity, content inspection and data protection. The newly added support for Webex Teams is in addition to AGAT's established support for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. Marketing Technology…