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New Ways of Seeing: Playform Launches AI-Powered “Creative Soulmate” for Visual Artists and Designers

Artists have long used technology--from photography to Photoshop--to push their ideas into new territory. Playform offers the latest opportunity for artists and creators to explore the edge of technological possibility and express their humanity. It harnesses AI’s power and turns it into the perfect co-creating companion. Read More: Best Tools to Connect with Gen Z on Instagram Playform gives artists a variety of ways to experiment with generative AI. Using groundbreaking technology, Playform can take a simple…

Actifio Leaders Detail Hybrid, Multi-Cloud, Database Advances in Actifio 10c Release in theCUBE Conversation Series

As it releases the most advanced platform to date to meet enterprises' needs for instant re-use of massive databases regardless of where they reside, Actifio — the pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software — is detailing the enabling role of its software in the hybrid and multi-cloud journeys of its customers through a series of conversations featured on theCUBE. "The secular trends around hybrid and multi-cloud and the reliance on different databases really play to our existing strengths, and 10c builds on…

Why Travel and Retail Experience Landed Me in MarTech

Sometimes, we benefit from seeking out a fresh perspective. After finishing my University studies, I set out to travel the world. I knew that it would be the only time in my life when I’d have the time, freedom, and be free of obligations to see the world. After spending my entire life in Ohio, including attending the University of Cincinnati (go Bearcats!), I set out to see the world—South America, Europe, and Asia. This experience opened my eyes to new cuisines, experiences, and ideas. Traveling the world opened my eyes…

The American Marketing Association And The Digital Marketing Institute Form Strategic Partnership To Deliver Industry-Leading Training And…

Dual Certification Program Empowers US Marketers to Enhance and Maintain Digital Skillset, and Enables Organizations to Future-Proof Marketing Teams The American Marketing Association (AMA) and the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) announced they are joining forces to transform the skills and knowledge of digital professionals in the U.S. Through a new strategic partnership, the two industry powerhouses will deliver a unique dual training and certification program that will help to transform careers and future-proof…

McArthurGlen Designer Outlets Partners With Leading Retail Customer Experience Management Firm 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 McArthurGlen Designer Outlets. Europe’s leader in designer outlet shopping chose SMG for its differentiated approach and focus on driving business outcomes. Using the @SMGcustomersat customer experience management platform, @McArthurGlenGRP is capturing and analysing real-time guest feedback from a diverse customer base that spans…

FastForward.ai Raises $8 Million Seed Round to Develop the Mobile Industry’s Most Innovative Social Media Automation Platform

FastForward.ai​, raised $8 Million in Seed funding to date, led by General Catalyst and Ulu Ventures, along with Man Capital, Correlation Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank venture debt. The funds enable FastForward.ai to develop its platform and scale up operations to create digital engagement, commerce and payments inside social media and messaging apps. FastForward.ai’s platform allows mobile operators and consumer enterprises to acquire digital customers and upsell targeted offers at a fraction of the cost compared to…

IMImobile Enables Hyundai to Use Whatsapp Business for Customer Service

Using WhatsApp as a customer service channel will improve customer experience for vehicle service booking Global cloud communications software and solutions provider IMImobile PLC announced that Hyundai India has integrated WhatsApp as part of their customer service strategy. Using WhatsApp, Hyundai wanted to streamline the vehicle service booking process, provide service updates and documentation all in one place via their customers’ preferred communication channel. Marketing Technology News: AudioEye Appoints Heath…

New Data on Pre-Seed Fundraising Reveals Shifting VC Expectations, Rules of Engagement

New DocSend Startup Index is First of its Kind, Uncovering Ups and Downs of Startup Fundraising DocSend, a secure document sharing platform, released a new report detailing investor expectations and rules of engagement for successful fundraising for pre-seed startup companies. Data analysis from the DocSend Startup Index shows that pre-seed rounds are formalizing, with more institutional investors and stricter requirements for developed products and business models. According to the new report, "The Pre-Seed Round …

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from PX, Selligent Marketing Cloud, Sylo, Verint and Enableocity. Alder Home Security Selects PX to Centralize Customer Acquisition Efforts PX, the leading platform for customer acquisition, today announced an agreement with Alder Holdings, LLC to centralize Alder’s customer acquisition activity and online publisher relationships through the PX platform. Alder will utilize PX Private…

Air Raises $6 Million From Lerer Hippeau and Former Dropbox Executives to Take on Google Drive & Adobe Creative Cloud

End-to-end workplace collaboration tool powering 100+ brands like Glamsquad, The Infatuation, & Duke Men's Basketball Air, a workplace collaboration tool, announced it has raised $6M funding to date, to build brands a replacement for their messy cloud storage solutions. Lerer Hippeau is the lead and is joined by RedSea Ventures, Advancit Capital, WndrCo, and a group of strategic advisors including the former Head of Business Operations at Dropbox (ChenLi Wang), former VP of Product at Dropbox (Todd Jackson), and Head…

Brainshark Named to Training Industry’s ‘Top eLearning Authoring Tools Companies List’ for 2020

Sales Readiness Leader Honored for Enabling Businesses to Quickly and Easily Create Learning Content That Drives Sales Effectiveness and Results Brainshark, Inc., the industry's only data-driven sales readiness platform, announced it has been named a "Top eLearning Authoring Tools Company" by Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders. Every year, Training Industry issues this Top 20 report, among others, to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative…

BlackBerry Appoints Marjorie Dickman to Chief Government Affairs and Public Policy Officer

BlackBerry Limited deepened its executive bench with the appointment of Marjorie Dickman as the company's first Chief Government Affairs and Public Policy Officer.  Effectiv, Marjorie will be responsible for strategic oversight of the company's global government relations, regulatory affairs, and public policy operations. In this role, she will lead BlackBerry's new Corporate Government Relations and Public Policy organization. Marjorie will report directly to Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen and serve as a member of…

mParticle Raises $45 Million Series D and Debuts New Audience Reach Extension Capabilities

mParticle announces new funding and the launch of new capabilities, featuring a LiveRamp partnership to help brands deliver privacy-friendly personalization at an unprecedented scale mParticle, the Customer Data Platform (CDP) of choice for multi-channel consumer brands, announced it raised $45 million in Series D funding led by Arrowroot Capital with participation from existing investors to accelerate the growth of its platform. With the round, Matthew Safaii, Managing Partner at Arrowroot Capital, will also join the…

CUJO AI Integrates its AI-powered Incognito Solution into Technicolor Broadband Gateways to Provide Privacy and Tracking Protection Services

CUJO AI announced that CUJO AI Incognito is now being pre-integrated with Technicolor broadband Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) running RDK-B and Homeware, Technicolor's middleware based on OpenWRT, allowing Technicolor to offer users privacy and tracking protection services with no endpoint software being needed. The CUJO AI Incognito solution will allow users to take control of their private information by automatically blocking tracking software that profiles them on the Internet. "Each day we are committed to…

Nordisk Film Cinemas Selects Selligent Marketing Cloud to Drive Personalized Customer Engagements Across Web, Email, Mobile and Social

Selligent Marketing Cloud (Selligent), the intelligent omnichannel marketing and experience cloud platform, announced leading Nordic entertainment company, Nordisk Film Cinemas, as a client. Nordisk Film Cinemas (part of Egmont Group) will use Selligent to automate omnichannel digital marketing campaigns, enabling it to personalize and optimize the millions of communications sent to its cinema guests across Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Marketing Technology News: Domain, Oroton, Vend, Yellow and Athena Home Loans Among ANZ…

Domain, Oroton, Vend, Yellow and Athena Home Loans Among ANZ Companies To Embrace Segment in 2019

Segment, the world’s leading Customer Data Platform (CDP), has continued to accelerate its market momentum and expand its business in Australia and New Zealand, signing on 50 new customers in the FY2020 (February 2019 to January 2020) across a range of vertical markets including financial services, retail, technology and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). Many of Australia and New Zealand’s most innovative companies already use Segment, including Atlassian, Canva, Kogan.com, Koala, Airtasker, and Deputy. Among Segment’s…

Pluto TV Accelerates Its Mission to Entertain the Planet Introducing New Features, Brand Identity and Campaign

New Brand Campaign Debuts With Tagline “Drop In. It’s Free,” Highlighting Pluto TV’s Ease of Use, Zero Cost and Unrestricted Access to Infinite Hours of Entertainment Pluto TV Releases Most Significant Product Upgrade in Years — “Project Venetia” Introduces New Features, Interface Design and More Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the U.S., is rolling out a series of key initiatives in an ongoing effort to enhance user experience and increase brand awareness and resonance amongst consumers. “And…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Acuant, Facebook, Affle, Creatio, and Clarivate Analytics. Acuant Expands Trusted Identity Platform Bringing More Ways to Transact on the Web/HTML Acuant, a leading global provider of identity verification solutions, announced new technology for advanced passive liveness test in Acuant FaceID biometric facial recognition and Acuant WebID for instant identity verification on the…

Go With the Flow: Stardust Releases AI-Powered In-App Recommendations

Stardust Users Will Experience More Curated Recommendations to Create a Seamless and Personalized In-App Experience Stardust, the leading social app for fans to follow and discuss their favorite movies and TV shows, announced “Weekly Recs”, a new recommendation flow for their users worldwide. The integration provides a GDPR compliant, streamlined solution to improve customer experiences through a new platform powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. This creates a customized set of movie and TV…

eMaint is Recognized as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Asset Management Software

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice Distinction Is Based on Feedback and Ratings from End-User Professionals Who Have Experience Purchasing, Implementing and/or Using the Product or Service Fluke Reliability is excited to share that eMaint, part of the Fluke Reliability family of maintenance and reliability tools, software, and services, has been named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Software. eMaint is Recognized as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’…