Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Announcements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Roundup covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience, AI, and ML announcements from Dun & Bradstreet (Analytics), Equifax (Analytics), Narrative (Data Management Platforms), Sony (Entertainment), to Pega (Analytics).

Dun & Bradstreet Completes Acquisition of Leading European Data & Analytics Business Bisnode

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Bisnode Business Information Group AB, a leading European data and analytics firm. The acquisition was completed by the subsidiary Dun & Bradstreet Holdings BV for an enterprise value of 7.2B SEK. The transaction was closed with a combination of approximately $625 million net cash, and 6,237,089 newly issued shares of common stock of the company in a private placement.

Equifax Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Kount

Equifax a global data, analytics and technology company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kount, a provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven fraud prevention and digital identity solutions, for $640 million. As global digital transformation accelerates, driving customer interactions to digital channels in record numbers, businesses require new ways to establish digital identity trust in real time to fight the growing problem of online fraud while reducing customer friction.

Narrative Integrates New Consumer Data Source Into Its Data Streaming Platform

Narrative, the enterprise data streaming company, announced a collaboration with Experian. Now, brands that leverage Narrative’s data streaming platform can access insights from Experian’s ConsumerView database. The collaborative effort will help marketers better understand their target audience and deliver relevant messages across channels, in a privacy-compliant manner.

Sony Announces Expansion of 360 Reality Audio Ecosystem

Sony announced the expansion of its 360 Reality Audio services and product offerings, including adding new video streaming capabilities and content creation tools. Through these efforts, Sony will continue to expand the 360 Reality Audio ecosystem.

Pega Acquires Qurious.io for AI-Powered Speech Analytics

Pegasystems Inc., the software company that crushes business complexity, announced its acquisition of Qurious.io, Inc., a cloud-based real-time speech analytics solution powered by artificial intelligence (AI) for customer service teams. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Qurious.io’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering uses speech-to-text, natural language processing (NLP), and emotion detection capabilities to analyze the dialog within each customer service call as it happens.

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