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Ribbon Communications Inc. Completes Merger with ECI Telecom Group Ltd.

Ribbon Communications Inc., a global software leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, has completed its previously announced acquisition of ECI Telecom Group Ltd. ("ECI"), a global provider of end-to-end packet-optical transport and SDN/NFV solutions for service providers, enterprises, and data center operators. The combination of Ribbon and ECI creates an industry-leading communications software and networking company with a comprehensive portfolio of advanced voice, security, data and optical networking…

Dream11 Selects VoltDB to Power 75 Million Users on its Platform

VoltDB provides highly concurrent performance at scale to deliver exceptional user experience and lower total cost of ownership VoltDB, the only enterprise-grade data platform that meets the real-time streaming data requirements of 5G-powered applications, today announced that it has been selected by Dream Sports to power Dream11, its flagship brand. Dream11, India's largest fantasy sports platform, became a Unicorn in April 2019. With VoltDB, Dream11 delivers high performance at scale without compromising on accuracy or…

Study Reveals Hidden Drivers of AI Adoption

New research from The Harris Poll and Interactions offers new look into AI decision-making Interactions, LLC, the world’s largest stand-alone artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced the release of “State of AI Decision-Making,” a report that unveils top drivers of AI adoption in the enterprise, with surprising results. The leading narrative when it comes to investing in AI and automation is the potential to cut costs; however, this new research, conducted by The Harris Poll, reveals that immediate financial…

Corona Virus Closed the Gate to Mobile World Congress, but the Agile AI Tech Company Exacaster Found the Way to Launch Its Customer Data…

The cancellation of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 in Barcelona has left companies counting the cost of potential business losses. It can get extremely painful for smaller technology companies or even devastating for startups Exacaster, an AI-powered marketing automation software company from Lithuania (EU), has been waiting for exhibiting in the biggest mobile technology show for nearly 10 years. "We were dreaming to participate in MWC ever since we founded the company but managed to get ready for it only this…

B2B Buyers Most Concerned About Transparent Costs on B2B Companies’ Websites, Highlighting Importance of Trust in B2B Sales Funnel

A new survey of B2B buyers finds they value transparent information about cost (25%) as the most important characteristic of a B2B company's website. Companies offering B2B services and software should prioritize building trust with potential customers through their websites and other digital content B2B buyers prioritize transparent information about cost when reviewing the websites of B2B software and services companies, finds a new survey from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews platform. One in four B2B…

Microsoft to Open New Datacenter Region in Spain and Expand Strategic Partnership With Telefónica to Boost Spain’s Competitiveness

Microsoft will open a datacenter region in Spain to help accelerate digital transformation of public and private entities of all sizes, helping them to innovate, scale and migrate their businesses to the cloud in a secure way. Microsoft will leverage Telefónica infrastructure as part of their global strategic partnership. Under their strategic partnership, the two companies will develop joint go-to-market plans in all countries where Telefónica operates. Additionally, Telefónica will accelerate its use of…

HERE and Cerence Bring More Personalized, Contextualized In-Car Experiences to Drivers Worldwide

Amsterdam and Burlington, Mass. - Cerence Inc., the global industry leader in creating unique, moving experiences for the automotive world, and HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location platform services, announced that they have teamed up to integrate HERE location intelligence with the Cerence Drive portfolio to bring advanced AI-powered mobility assistant offerings to the automotive industry. Marketing Technology News: Valassis Missing Child Program Gives Hope, Offers Connectivity Building on the…

TechBytes with Vanya Cohen, Machine Learning Engineer at Luminoso

Hi Vanya, from spending your time in Seattle to joining an NLP and AI technology company - what inspired you to make this journey? Growing up in Seattle, I was exposed to tech at a pretty young age. Most of my friends’ parents worked for Microsoft. I spent a lot of my free time working on little coding projects, and even started my own business developing Video game mods in high school. Movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey captured my imagination, and gave me a sense that AI was going to be an important part of the…

Huawei Recognized as a January 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, is excited to share that they were named a January2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure. Huawei is the only non-North American vendor named, and has a high 4.7/5 stars as of February 5, 2020 based on 196 ratings. Huawei Recognized as a January 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Gartner…

SABIS to Use Huawei’s Wi-Fi Solutions for Its School Network

Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has entered into a strategic alliance with SABIS—a global education management organization—which will use Huawei’s technology to uplift their IT infrastructure on the school and the corporate level. The alliance, which is set to last for two years, will cover all SABIS Network schools located in the Gulf, Levant, Africa, Kurdistan, and Europe regions. SABIS school campuses will become even more…

Shutterstock Has a New CEO – Stan Pavlovsky

Shutterstock has announced a new CEO. The leading online stock photography provider announced promoting their President and Chief Operations Officer Stan Pavlovsky to the CEO role. Shutterstock's founder Jon Oringer is exiting from his CEO position to a pivotal mentoring role to Stan. Stan Pavlovsky, Shutterstock's current President and Chief Operating Officer, will assume the CEO's role as of 1 April and will also join the Board at that time. Jon Oringer will be the Chairman of the Board. Founded in 2003, Shutterstock…

Verizon Puts NASCAR on the Fast Track

Ahead of the iconic DAYTONA 500, Verizon is partnering with NASCAR to modernize 12 NASCAR-owned racetracks and bring race fans, drivers and teams improved connectivity to enhance the at-track experience. The partnership designates Verizon as the Official Wireless Telecommunications and 5G Mobility Partner of NASCAR, as well as the Official At-Track Wi-Fi Partner of 12 NASCAR-owned racetracks. As part of this agreement, Verizon will work with NASCAR to upgrade its in-venue wireless communications service, starting with…

Multiple Customer Wins for Evolving Systems in the APAC Region as Advanced Customer Engagement Proliferates

Evolving Systems, Inc., a leader in real-time digital engagement solutions and services, has announced a number of customer successes that underline the proliferation and importance of advanced Customer Engagement Use Cases across the Asia Pacific region. In recent months, the company has: Won three new customers Extended two existing contracts Made provision for a number of other existing customers in the region to deploy additional and new Use Cases, implementing new campaign and loyalty strategies for…

Canon Launches New Camera Cloud Platform – image.canon

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its parent company, Canon Inc. will launch image.canon in early April 2020, a new cloud platform that connects select Canon cameras with compatible PCs, smartphones and external web services. image.canon will enhance post-production workflow and provide a new way to experience the joy of photography. Serving as a hub for users' content, image.canon allows the transfer of image files from connected compatible PCs, smartphones and external web…

Accenture Technology Vision 2020: From Tech-Clash to Trust, the Focus Must Be on People

To compete and succeed in a world where digital is everywhere, companies need a new focus on balancing “value” with “values,” aligning their drive to create business value with their customers’ and employees’ values and expectations, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2020. The 20th edition of Accenture’s annual report predicts the key technology trends that will redefine businesses over the next three years. According to the 2020 report, “We, The Post-Digital People: Can your enterprise survive the ‘tech-clash?,”…

Verizon Announces $5 Million Dollar “Future Fund” to Support Emerging Female Talent

Verizon “Future Fund” Supports Females in Entertainment and Technology Verizon announced the creation of the Future Fund, a $5 million dollar commitment to support new and emerging female talent across entertainment and technology. In addition to funding, Verizon will provide Future Fund recipients with access to state-of-the-art production facilities, including the Verizon Media RYOT 5G Studio in Los Angeles and Verizon 5G Labs, as well as distribution opportunities across the Verizon Media ecosystem, which reaches…

Fake News Traffic Surges in Iowa, New Hampshire

In a charged political climate, purveyors of “fake” and “inflammatory” news thrive, combining clickbait headlines with social media to drive traffic. That was especially apparent this week, with Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses on Monday. Fake news is a minefield for advertisers. A June 2019 study by DoubleVerify and Harris Poll found that nearly two-thirds (65%) of consumers would be likely to stop using a brand if they saw its advertising beside “fake news” or “inflammatory” content. In addition, nearly 90% reported…

T-Mobile and Sprint Win in Court; Companies Moving to Finalize Merger to Create New Supercharged Un-carrier

With ruling from Federal District Court in New York, Companies Focused on Next, Final Steps in Merger to Become the New T-Mobile T-Mobile US, Inc. and Sprint announced that after receiving a favorable decision in Federal Court in New York the companies are now taking final steps to complete their merger to create the New T-Mobile. In a decision issued a short time ago, the Court stated that, “T-Mobile has redefined itself over the past decade as a maverick that has spurred the two largest players in its industry to make…

TechBytes with Christian Henschel (CEO) and Paul H. Müller (CTO) at Adjust

"Marketing automation will augment marketing teams, giving them new strengths even when their numbers are low." What kind of future are you building for your customers at Adjust?  Christian: In 2020, Context will be king — and Automation will do the heavy lifting. The right ad delivered to the right person at the right time: it’s a Marketing cliché that has been around for almost a decade, but it’s still something the industry is struggling to get right. With consumer demand for personalized content reaching an…

Adjust Data Shows Consumers Give Mobile A Lot Of Love On Valentine’s Day

Adjust data reveals insights into how consumers use mobile phones to celebrate Valentine’s Day, as sessions peak on the 14th across verticals — from Food and Drink to Gaming  With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, many might be thinking a little more eagerly about how to find the perfect partner. But the holiday isn’t just about Dating apps. Planning for February 14 — from what gifts to buy to booking a ride to your restaurant or rendezvous — are actions (and conversions) that increasingly happen on mobile. Marketing…