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NinthDecimal-Inscape Partnership Improves TV Measurement and Audience Intelligence Capabilities

NinthDecimal Expands Closed-Loop Planning & Measurement Capabilities Through Inscape Partnership Today, NinthDecimal, the leading omni-channel marketing platform and Inscape, the leading provider of smart TV viewing data, announced a strategic partnership that will enhance NinthDecimal’s portfolio of TV measurement and audience solutions. The combination of Inscape’s 12M+ smart TVs with NinthDecimal’s consumer offline behavior from over 200M devices allow marketers to quantify the impact of their television advertising…

Whatfix Acquires Airim to Offer the Industry’s First Autonomous Personalization Platform for the Digital Adoption Solutions Category

Airim, a Leading Digital Adoption Platform Joins Forces with AI-Powered Personalization Engine to Autonomously Deliver Highly Personalized In-App Guidance and Self-Help to Enterprise Users Today, Whatfix has announced that it has acquired Airim. Airim provides an AI-powered Personalization Engine for users and customers. Airim’s technology will be integrated with Whatfix to complement the company’s digital adoption platform and help bolster its artificial intelligence stack to deliver personalized content to every user…

TechBytes with Len Shneyder, VP of Industry Relations at Twilio SendGrid

Could you tell us about your current role and the team/technology you handle at Twilio SendGrid? As VP of Industry Relations at Twilio SendGrid, I represent the company among various industry trade groups that range from the anti-abuse community, such as the Messaging, Malware, Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), to policy-focused organizations and Email Marketing forums. can has been part of the fabric and underlying growth of the internet since the first email was sent in 1971. As a result of email’s pervasive…

Yext Answers Gives Businesses a New Weapon to Fight Misinformation Online

Brands Are Implementing Yext's Revolutionary New Search Product to Turn Their Websites into Powerful Search Experiences Yext, Inc., the Search Experience Cloud company, announced its early work with brands across industries that are implementing its revolutionary new search product, Yext Answers. "Search engines have gotten far more intelligent over the last twenty years, but search on business websites doesn't work nearly as well," said Howard Lerman, Founder and CEO of Yext. "With Answers, we're giving brands the…

Meredith Acquires Leading Mobile Mindfulness App “Stop, Breathe & Think”

Expands Meredith's Digital Presence in Growing Consumer Engagement Segment Provides Affinity Marketer Synapse with Exciting New Customer Loyalty Offering Meredith Corporation —the leading media and marketing company reaching 185 million American consumers every month and nearly 90 percent of U.S. millennial women—announced that it has acquired Stop, Breathe & Think (SBT), a leading mobile mindfulness app with more than 17 million emotional check-ins to date. SBT is highly differentiated in the market thanks to four…

Turn.io Launches Behaviour Change Chat Platform for Social Impact

Against the background of an increased focus on the role of technology to solve some of the world's biggest challenges, sees the launch of Turn.io a product that leverages messaging platforms for social impact. A screenshot of the Turn.io product dashboard for MomConnect, the Maternal Health Programme in South Africa. Turn.io today launched its global product that leverages messaging platforms for social impact organisations. an enabler for both engagement and behaviour change, Turn is currently…

Study: Companies Using AI and IoT Together Catapult Ahead of Competitors Using IoT Alone

AI and IoT Adoption Increase as Leaders Target Revenue Growth, Faster Planning IoT Solutions World Congress -- A recent survey of global business leaders reveals the most significant predictor in realizing value from Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives across an organization is the heavy use of artificial intelligence (AI). Ninety percent of survey respondents heavily using AI in their IoT operations reported exceeding value expectations. The research also showed organizations using IoT with AI appear to be more…

Evergage’s Personalization Book Is Now in Its 2nd Edition

The Award-Winning, Full-Length Book - 'One-To-One Personalization in the Age of Machine Learning' - Describes How to Harness Customer and Prospect Data to Power Great Customer Experiences Evergage, The 1-to-1 Platform company, announced it has released the second edition of its award-winning book "One-to-One Personalization in the Age of Machine Learning." Co-authored by Evergage's Karl Wirth, CEO, and Katie Sweet, Director of Content Marketing, the 220-page book provides actionable strategies for harnessing data across…

Emotibot Technologies Raised $45 Million in a Series B+ Round, Launched AI Contact Center with Full-Duplex Voice Conversational AI

Pioneer the Emotional AI Innovation with Total Solutions Emotibot announced the completion of the $45 million series B+ financing on its four-year establishment. This round was co-led by an important strategic partner and V FUND and Lingfeng Capital, followed by Keywise Capital, Zhong An Asset Management, Trend Investment, Puhua Capital, and VIA Capital. Before founding Emotibot, Kenny Chien, who believes in emotional intelligence prevails artificial intelligence, has the ambition to develop a sociable…

GNC Taps Yottaa for eCommerce Acceleration and Improves Website Speed By 30%

Leading Retailer of Performance and Nutritional Supplements Experiences Significant Conversion Increase After Deploying Yottaa’s Acceleration Platform Yottaa, Inc., the leading Cloud platform for accelerating eCommerce, announced that GNC, Inc., a global health and wellness brand that helps people live well, has selected Yottaa as its digital experience optimization solution to speed up GNC’s eCommerce website. As a result, GNC has experienced page load performance improvements and increased online conversions. “At GNC,…

Very Good Security (VGS) Announces $35 Million Series B

VGS Accelerates Its Mission to Build the Future of Data Privacy and Security, Adds Goldman Sachs as Investor Very Good Security (VGS) announced today that it has raised $35 million in Series B funding led by Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division with participation from existing investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Vertex Ventures US. “VGS provides specialized SaaS infrastructure to make it easy for developers and businesses to achieve their objectives while offloading the risk that comes with data…

Paymentus and Amazon Team up to Provide an Easier Way for Customers to Manage their Bills with Alexa

Alexa and Amazon Pay capabilities will be available to utility billers on the Paymentus Instant Payment Network Paymentus Corporation, a leader in customer engagement and bill payment technology, announced that billers on the Paymentus Instant Payment Network can soon offer customers a more intuitive way to interact with and manage utility bills via any Alexa-enabled device. With this announcement, customers of participating billers will soon be able to link their utility account to Alexa so they can simply ask for…

We’re Trapped in a Social Filter Bubble

 As Technologists, how do we ‘pop’ the filter bubble that the tech industry helped create? Online polarization isn’t as clear-cut people think. Let’s face it — we’re trapped. Every time I scroll through my news and social media feeds, it seems like I browse through the same type of content — from the same sources — with the same ads. It feels as though my news feed has been hijacked. However, this “hijacking” feels more pervasive. Like I’m being watched by an entity that knows my personal taste, preferences, and patterns…

LeadMD & Drift Reveal Surprising Findings with Sales & Marketing Alignment Report

Joint Research Gives Business Leaders Actionable Insights into Alignment Creation and Performance Impact LeadMD, the world’s leading performance marketing consultancy, announces the results of its Sales & Marketing Alignment Report (SMAR). The report was conducted in partnership with the leading conversational marketing platform Drift and leveraged hundreds of executives’ feedback in order to produce a study focused on quantifying the term “sales and marketing alignment” and distilling the concept down into actionable…

Unytalk Partners with Semafone to Provide Seamless Customer Experience and Secure Payments

Partnership Unifies Customer Facing Cloud Communications and Omnichannel Compliance Solutions To Deliver Secure Payment Transactions Semafone, the leading provider of data security and multi-channel compliance solutions for call and contact centers, announced a new partnership with Unytalk Inc., a highly focused one-stop shop for customer facing cloud communications for service providers in healthcare, retail, consulting, education, media and business services. The integration of Semafone’s Cardprotect Relay+ into…

Amazon Consolidates its Tech Behemoth Title Raking $70B Sales; Promises One-Day Delivery for Prime Customers

Multi-technology provider and retain giant, Amazon has announced the Q3 2019 Sales figures. It stood at $70 billion, growing the net sales by 24%, compared with $56.6 billion in third-quarter 2018. Amazon dominates the Retail, Cloud, Data storage and Voice commerce segments in the tech industry. Recently, Amazon also announced the acquisition of eHealth startup- Health Navigator – all these augurs well for Amazon partners and stakeholders. One-Day Delivery on the Cards For Jeff Bezos, CEO and Founder of Amazon, the Sales…

AI Used for Good Can Transform the Human Experience

Ever since AI has emerged as a viable technology – it has been seen to revolutionize everything from driving a car to requesting asking a Google assistant to set an appointment for a haircut. Skeptics worry about job losses and a robotic takeover of our race. Although many of the scenarios are still in the early phase of the hype-cycle, there have been a number of exemplary use cases of AI, including a good many that seek to change the world for the better. Much of the momentum driving AI so far has come from more…

TTEC Announces Acquisition of FCR

Acquisition Expands TTEC's Expertise in Serving Digital-First Hypergrowth Companies TTEC Holdings, Inc., a leading digital global customer experience technology and services company focused on the design, implementation and delivery of transformative solutions for many of the world's most iconic and disruptive brands, acquired FCR, a U.S.-based digitally enabled customer experience provider focused on the direct to consumer, e-commerce and hypergrowth markets. The acquisition is anticipated to be immediately accretive and…

TechBytes with Rob Fox, CTO at HG Insights

Could you tell us about your interaction with the new-age technologies like AI, Machine Learning and Automation in the IT industry? As the CTO for a technology intelligence company trying to help our customers accelerate business outcomes, we are always experimenting with AI to find ways to bring innovation to our customers. Much of our intelligence is mined from document-based data and allows us to explore both “sides” of AI which is what makes my job so exciting. What I mean by this is the application of both…

MarTech Interview with Rob Carpenter, Founder and CEO at Valyant AI

"Artificial intelligence is going to completely transform the working world in much the same way as computers did three decades ago." Could you let us know your journey into technology? What inspired you to start Valyant? I have always been interested in technology and actually Founded a custom Software Development company, AppIt Ventures, before launching Valyant AI. The inspiration behind starting Valyant came simply from a place of wanting to solve a problem in an industry that needed a lot of help. I saw an opportunity…