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MessageBird Enters $350 Billion Customer Service Market With Launch of Inbox.ai

Zero-Friction Customer Engagement Platform to do away with waiting on hold forever MessageBird, the cloud communications platform company, has announced it is on a mission to do away with waiting on hold forever by officially entering the $350 Billion Customer Service market with the launch of Inbox.ai. Recently named by both Gartner and IDC analysts as a leader in the rapidly growing cloud communications space, with Inbox.ai MessageBird is now taking on an even larger market with the unveiling of the first customer…

Talkdesk Announces Guide to Transform Customer Experience With Knowledge Base Innovation

Talkdesk 20-in-20 program continues with product #5 of 20, a new and innovative approach to knowledge base solutions Talkdesk, Inc., the cloud contact center for innovative enterprises, announced Talkdesk Guide, an intelligent knowledge base that transforms the way businesses organize and provide information to their agents and customers. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) from Talkdesk iQ, Guide seamlessly integrates information from disparate systems into one cohesive customer experience (CX) solution. Through…

Cyara Automated CX Assurance Platform Recognized with Cloud Computing Excellence Award

Cyara’s cloud-based approach enables enterprises to automate the testing and accelerate the development of innovative customer journeys that delight customers Cyara announced that TMC, a global integrated media company, has named the Cyara CX Assurance Platform a 2019 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner, presented by Cloud Computing magazine. The award recognizes companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated services and solutions to market. “Recognizing…

ForwardPMX Invests in the Future of Conversational Commerce with the Acquisition of Leading Voice & Chat Platform, Headliner Labs

Headliner Labs' Caroline Klatt and Dana Gibber join ForwardPMX to Launch the Agency's Voice and Conversational Commerce Capabilities Award-winning, global brand performance agency, ForwardPMX, announced the acquisition of leading voice and chat platform, Headliner Labs. The company's CEO and Co-Founder, Caroline Klatt, and COO and Co-Founder Dana Gibber, will join ForwardPMX as Co-Chief Innovation Officers spearheading the agency's voice and chat practice and helping to position clients for growth in a voice-enabled…

Khoros Announces the Launch of Khoros Bot to Improve Agent Efficiency and Customer Satisfaction

New solution will integrate with messaging channels and facilitate better care engagement Khoros, the global leader in customer engagement software, announced the launch of Khoros Bot, a new chatbot technology to create better experiences for customers and agents. Khoros Bot is an addition to Khoros Care — an intelligent solution to help brands serve and resolve customers’ needs on their digital channel of choice — and further extends the company’s leadership in automation and AI strategy. Customer Service and Contact…

Citizens Willing to Share Personal Data with Government in Exchange for Enhanced Customer Services, Accenture Survey Finds

The majority of citizens are willing to share personal information with government agencies in exchange for better service, according to a global study issued today by Accenture. The study — based on a survey of more than 6,500 respondents across 11 countries in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific — found that just two-fifths (41%) of respondents were satisfied with the level of interaction received from government departments over the last year, and more than half (58%) said they are not aware of a way to share…

Mobile CRM: Definitions and Industry Trends

A Mobile CRM is defined as a version of your CRM solution which can be accessed from a mobile device, smartphone, and tablet. Using CRM, you can access updated information about your customers and potential customers in real-time. All thanks to a mobile CRM app that helps your Sales-force work smarter and faster. With a mobile CRM application, you can update, synchronize and share information with all the departments in the company. With mobile CRM, you can access your business data on the go. In simple words, a mobile…

Syniverse and RealNetworks Collaboration Brings Kontxt-Based Machine Learning Analytics to Block Spam and Phishing Text Messages

The First End-to-End Messaging Visibility Platform Allows Mobile Operators and Internet Service Providers to Identify, Analyze and Prioritize Messages Syniverse and RealNetworks have announced they have incorporated sophisticated machine learning (ML) features into their integrated offering that gives carriers visibility and control over mobile messaging traffic. By integrating RealNetworks’ Kontxt™ application-to-person (A2P) message categorization capabilities into Syniverse Messaging Clarity, mobile network operators…

Dataflix to Help NatureMills Deliver Better Customer Experience with Google Cloud Partnership

A 24/7 self-serve customer service with Google Cloud Dialogflow and Dataflix Messenger – driving engaging conversations NatureMills has selected Dataflix and Google Cloud as its strategic providers of AI-powered digital customer assistant, Nami. Choosing Dataflix and Google Cloud has enabled NatureMills to provide 24/7 AI-powered first level support to its customers while keeping the operational costs low. Marketing Technology News: Dwise Improves Geotargeting With Digital Element’s Location-based Technology Nami, an…

Divisions Between IT and Business Could Impact Customer Experience, Says Pega Research

Study highlights lack of investment in areas most likely to have a positive CX impact Organizations must tear down the walls between IT and the business and make more customer-centric investments if they are to improve customer experience (CX), according to new research from Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering digital transformation at the world's leading enterprises. Pega's 2020 Global Customer Experience Study was conducted among decision makers spanning 12 countries and seven different industries by…

Cybercriminals Find Cover in the Cloud: New Netskope Research Finds 44% of Threats are Cloud-Enabled

Netskope Cloud and Threat Report reveals cloud-enabled threats are on the rise and sensitive data is moving between cloud apps Netskope, the leading security cloud, announced the release of the February 2020 Netskope Cloud and Threat Report, which analyzes the most interesting trends on enterprise cloud service and app usage, web and cloud-enabled threats, and cloud data migrations and transfers. Based on anonymized data from millions of global users, the report found that 44% of malicious threats are cloud-enabled,…

TechBytes with Manish Gupta, Senior Applied Scientist at Alexa.com

Dr. Gupta, how are you working with technologies like AI, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing at Alexa.com, an Amazon subsidiary that provides marketers with SEO and Competitive Intelligence tools? We use Machine Learning to surface common audiences between different websites. This allows customers to analyze what their peer set is doing and what kind of content interests their audience. We are also developing tools using patented AI and NLP technologies to help marketers get a better idea of what content…

Build a Framework for Journey Measurement

Most companies now know that customer experience is the main driver of business performance, so modern brands are putting their customers at the heart of everything they do. CX has become the main battleground for competition, and organizations aren’t keeping the purse strings tight when it comes to experience spending — IDC reports that this year, worldwide spending on CX technologies will reach a whopping $508 billion. That upward trajectory isn’t likely to abate any time soon, either. IDC expects CX tech spending to…

Zendesk Releases Annual State of Messaging 2020 Report

Report reveals new data and insights on the most important conversational business and messaging trends in 2020 Zendesk, Inc. released State of Messaging 2020, the third annual report featuring expert commentary and in-depth analysis of the biggest trends in conversational business and the rapidly evolving messaging industry. The report combines interviews with more than two dozen customer experience product, sales, and marketing leaders from companies like Google, Twitter, Hootsuite, Birchbox, and more, with original…

These 5 Trends Will Dominate Online Shopping in 2020

By the end of 2019, the total value of eCommerce retail sales could reach $3.4 trillion, closing a decade of steady growth. The online shopping landscape has developed massively to provide a constantly better experience for shoppers. And with the ever-growing consumer demands, novel technologies, and fresh practices, maybe the best is yet to come. The only way to stay ahead of the curve is by keeping an eye on the latest trends. So, what should eCommerce retailers focus on to welcome the new decade in all its glory? 1.…

Creative Virtual and Spitch AG Announce Partnership to Bring Speech Recognition and Conversational AI Together

Creative Virtual, a world leader in customer and employee engagement solutions, today announced a commercial partnership with Spitch AG, the leading developer of enterprise speech solutions in Switzerland. The collaboration will utilise the best-of-breed technologies of both companies to provide their customers with innovative self-service solutions. The integration of Creative Virtual’s V-Person natural language chatbots and virtual agents and Spitch’s voice technologies brings an industry-leading voicebot offering to the…

Bot Fraud: Financial Services Count the Cost

The tech world moves fast. As new platforms are developed and users migrate, one troubling constant has emerged: fraudsters keep following the money. No surprise then, that financial services apps are firmly in those criminal crosshairs. The sector is booming, with 115.6 million people banking on mobile at least once a month across the US. As usage rates grow, so too do the risks for the sector, and apps coming under increasing threat from automated bots. A report from ThreatMetrix reveals that companies fell victim to 3…

Artificial Solutions and Blue Prism Partner to Add Conversational AI to Business Automations

Artificial Solutions, the leading specialist in enterprise-strength conversational AI, announced that it is partnering with Blue Prism as part of the company's Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to enable enterprises to easily add advanced conversational interfaces to their business automations. Blue Prism's Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology is revolutionizing the corporate digital transformation journey by allowing enterprises to be more agile and cost effective using autonomous Digital Workers (software robots)…

How to Survive in 2020: A Checklist for Independent AdTech

We’re only one month into 2020, and the AdTech industry is already manifesting one change after another. With a lot of pressure coming from the world markets and ongoing issues within the industry itself, independent AdTech will have to face many challenges this year. However, brace yourselves, for we’re in this together! Here’s our checklist on how to survive in 2020. 1. Bye-Bye, Cookie As you might already know, Google will drop third-party cookies in 2022. Which seems like a distant future. However, this decision is…

Humans vs. Machines – the Future of Communication

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly being integrated into everyday life. The technology is so advanced that, in some cases, you may not even realize it is there. Whether this scares you or intrigues you, AI is more life-like than ever before – from robots at airports to security at your grocery store. One industry that is becoming synonymous with the use of AI technology is customer service. Consumers are face-to-face (or voice-to-voice) with chatbots on a regular basis when communicating with brands via their…