Phunware Launches Landmark Routing Functionality to Location Based Services

Phunware, Inc. , a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced the addition of landmark routing capabilities to its Location Based Services, allowing apps to display navigation instructions in a more user-friendly manner. Elements of map data such as waypoints and Points of Interests (POIs) are now configured as landmarks which enable directions to be provided with visual landmarks. For example, directions will display “Turn…

Location3 Announces New Yelp Partnership Along with Major Updates to Its LOCALACT Marketing Platform for Customers in Advance of 2020

The preferred digital partner of franchises and multi-unit brands launches new business partnerships and advertising channels in proprietary local marketing platform Location3, the preferred digital partner of the world's leading franchisors and multi-unit brands, has launched a new partnership with Yelp in addition to rolling out brand new advertising options for customers on its proprietary LOCALACT marketing platform. In being recognized as an official Yelp Advertising Partner, the digital agency followed up the recent…

Contexta360 Research Finds Speech Analytics Is Not yet Reaching Full Potential in UK Contact Centres

Fewer Than Half Are Using Artificial Intelligence and Real-Time Automation and Analytics Features Contexta360, a leading speech analytics, AI and conversational computing company, released the results of research into the deployment and use of speech and chat interaction analytics in UK contact centres and the view of voice calls as a customer support channel. The survey polled 250 UK-based contact centre managers and found that although 92% have some form of speech analytics solution in place, a high proportion (43%)…

Conrad Electronic Germany Crafts Customer-Centric Pricing with Revionics Machine Learning-Based Price Optimization

Technology Innovator Leverages Category-Specific Price Elasticity to Deliver Business Impact Since its founding in 1923 by Max Conrad, Conrad Electronic has been a perennial market innovator delivering a huge assortment of electronics and technology to its growing consumer and business customer base. As one of Europe's leading multi-channel retailers of electronics and technology, Conrad's expansive assortment is designed to actively engage both its business customers – including industrial customers, professional…

Ticker Tocker Brings its First Predictive AI Layout to their Platform

AI Layout release proves Ticker Tocker's unique ability to develop custom trading layouts for it's Leaders Ticker Tocker, a social marketplace comprised of trading Leaders who provide real-time actionable trades and trading tools, announced the release of their first Leader layout powered by an AI algorithm. As a part of Ticker Tocker's mission of providing Leaders a platform to be able to monetize their expertise, Ticker Tocker has worked hand-in-hand with a new fledgling AI prediction platform, Adhara, to create a…

Appen Launches Secure Workspace Solution to Protect Sensitive Data for Annotation in Facilities or in At-Home Environments

Scales Artificial Intelligence (AI) Programs While Maintaining Security of Sensitive Data Appen Limited, the leading provider of high-quality training data for organizations that build effective AI systems at scale, announced the Appen Secure Workspace Solution, which provides the right combination of technology, people, and processes to ensure that projects containing sensitive data can be annotated by a global crowd securely. Secure Workspace is part of Appen's portfolio of Secure Solutions, a comprehensive,…

AI-Powered Morphio Raises $1 Million to Remedy a Shortage of Skilled Digital Marketers

Seed Round Values Canadian Scale-up at $5 Million Morphio, the AI platform for digital marketers, has closed a $1 Million seed round. The funding will help accelerate customer acquisition of US-based marketing agencies and in-house teams alongside strategic enhancements of the two-year-old AI platform. Morphio is currently helping early adopters take control of their digital data and decision making with invaluable information and unparalleled insight. Morphio integrates all Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and LinkedIn…

Acquia to Acquire Customer Data Platform AgilOne to Deliver More Powerful Customer Experiences based on AI

Unifies customer data from disparate platforms; drives personal experiences across every channel Acquia announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AgilOne, the leading customer data platform (CDP) for enterprises, to further deliver on its vision of providing open digital experiences. AgilOne brings valuable new capabilities to Acquia’s Open Digital Experience Platform, which harnesses the power of customer data and artificial intelligence (AI) to understand, acquire, and engage with customers.…

Demand Spring Releases Results of Revenue Marketing B2B Benchmark Survey

Revenue Marketing is making a more direct, measurable contribution to organizations’ top-line than ever before Revenue Marketing consultancy Demand Spring released the results of their third annual Revenue Marketing B2B Benchmark Survey. The results indicate that Revenue Marketing is making a more direct, measurable contribution to organizational top-line than ever before. Marketing Technology News: Five9 Sees Market Success in New Joint Offering with Zoom Over the past several years, marketing organizations have…

Hootsuite Reveals the Trends Savvy Marketers and Social Leaders Need to Know in 2020

TikTok shakes up the status quo, employers take center stage in a divided world, and brands strike a balance between public and private engagement among the most important social trends Hootsuite, the leader in social media management trusted by more than 18 million customers and employees at 80 percent of the Fortune 1000, released its Social Media Trends 2020 report. The company’s fourth annual report on global trends in social media reveals the biggest opportunities for brands to deliver winning social marketing…

Sigma Computing Names SaaS Veterans Latha Colby and Cristina Bravo Olmo to Leadership Team

Key Executives Responsible for Driving Growth and Delivering on Innovation Sigma Computing, an innovator in cloud analytics and business intelligence (BI), announced the appointment of Cristina Bravo Olmo as the company’s Vice President of Marketing and Latha Colby as the Vice President of Engineering. “Leaders with strategic vision and the ability to bring that vision to life - and do it quickly - are extremely rare. We’re thrilled to find that balance in Cristina and Latha,” remarked Sigma CEO and Co-founder Rob…

Passport Raises $65 Million in Series D Funding

Funding fuels company vision for an open mobility ecosystem for cities Passport, the leading mobility management platform, has closed a $65 Million Series D funding round with participation by Rho Capital Partners, H.I.G. Growth Partners and ThornTree Capital Partners. These new investors join existing Passport investors Bain Capital Ventures, MK Capital, Grotech Ventures, and Relevance Capital. To date, Passport has raised a total of $125M. The new capital will be invested in growing Passport's mobility software…

Knorex Partners with Tapad to Enable Enhanced Cross-Device Marketing Capabilities for Brands and Agencies

Tapad's integration with Knorex's XPO platform will complement cross-channel optimization capabilities for brands and agencies in the U.S. and APAC markets Tapad, a global leader in digital identity resolution, has partnered with Knorex, a leading provider of digital performance marketing. Knorex's self-service online advertising platform, Knorex XPO™, enables marketers to advertise globally in real-time across different media channels, formats, platforms and devices. Marketing Technology News: OneTrust Expands ID…

Metadata.io Adds Bill Portelli, CEO/Board Advisor and Serial Entrepreneur, to its Board of Directors

Metadata.io ramps up for rapid 2020 growth as it moves to claim the B2B marketing operations space Metadata.io, the AI-powered marketing operations platform, announced it has added Bill Portelli to its Board of Directors. Portelli specializes in CEO mentorship, board directorship, product and revenue acceleration. With an expanded board, Metadata is poised to rapidly scale the company and tackle the competitive B2B Martech industry with its AI-powered technology that eliminates the human bottleneck in marketing…

In A World Where “Big Data is Video”, An AI Language for Machines Emerges

CDVA, the 1st Global AI Standard, Enables Words Supporting a Language between Machines to Develop for Lower Cost, Lower Latency and Energy Efficient Automation Intelligence Gyrfalcon Technology Inc. (GTI) sees interest surging around MPEG7's latest standards that usher in a wave of capabilities leveraging AI, but more importantly, solving issues for AI that promise to accelerate deployment, reduce latency, lower cost and alleviate compatibility. It is timely that such standards are emerging, as machines are becoming the…

Clari Adds Silicon Valley Luminaries Jim Goetz and Steve Singh to Board of Directors

Clari, provider of the leading AI-powered revenue operations platform, announced two board appointments. Jim Goetz, Partner at Sequoia Capital, and Steve Singh, former Chairman and Co-founder of Concur Technologies, have joined the company’s Board of Directors. Jim and Steve join at a momentous time for Clari. More than 50,000 sales, marketing, customer success and go-to-market professionals across 170 countries now use its Revenue Operations platform alongside their CRM stack to drive more pipeline, accelerate revenue…

LiveXLive Expands Distribution In Partnership With ReachTV

LiveXLive content will reach over 100 million monthly travelers in over 750 airport venue and terminal locations across 90 airports in the U.S. and Canada on ReachTV's global entertainment platform LiveXLive Media, Inc., a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, announced a multi-year content and broadcasting partnership with ReachTV, the first Nielsen-rated, linear, short-form entertainment network for viewers on the go. LiveXLive's programming will be featured across ReachTV's growing global network,…

Katai Announces BlueJay – A Next Generation Intelligent 360° Camera System

Katai Begins Sampling Cameras for a Variety of Markets Such as Video Conferencing, Smart Retail, and Smart Cities Katai announced the availability of its next generation, high resolution 360° video camera named BlueJay.  BlueJay features a number of industry firsts such as: a 48 Mega Pixel advanced sensor, a very wide and automatically adjustable field of view (up to 360°) with a single point of focus, built-in edge analytics and processing.  The system also provides full connectivity support including USB C, ethernet…

Syncfusion Releases Essential Studio for Flutter

New Flutter Widgets Include Data Visualization and 20+ Interactive Charts Syncfusion, Inc., the developer solutions company of choice, is proud to announce the release of its new suite of Flutter widgets. Syncfusion’s Essential Studio for Flutter comes with powerful, user-friendly, and feature-rich charts and a data visualization widget, a radial gauge, written natively in Dart, making them compatible for Android, iOS, and web with no changes needed in the source code. “Syncfusion has a great reputation for reusable,…

MarTech Interview with Steve Gershik, CMO at inRiver

"As organizations use AI and Data to stay relevant to their buyers in real-time, they need Automation to ensure they are being fully adaptive to meet those needs. " Could you tell us about your role and journey into B2B Marketing Technology? It’d be my pleasure. I've been in B2B Marketing for 21 years now. The last 15 of which have been in and around primarily SaaS companies. My journey into the miasma of Marketing Technology solutions started about 15 or 16 years ago with a company called Nuance Communications and in a…