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Snowflake Announces $479 Million in Funding, Raising the Company’s Valuation to $12.4 Billion

Snowflake, the cloud data platform, announced $479 million in additional growth funding co-led by new investors, Dragoneer Investment Group and Salesforce Ventures. Existing Snowflake investors, including Altimeter Capital, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia, and Sutter Hill Ventures, are also participating in the round. This funding round raises Snowflake's post-money valuation to over $12.4 billion. This additional funding, and a new strategic partnership with Salesforce, is expected to…

Ovation TV Signs with Comscore for its OnDemand Essentials Measurement

Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, today announced a new agreement to provide Ovation TV, America's only arts network, with OnDemand Essentials, Comscore's currency measurement service for Video On Demand. As an independent cable network, production and digital media company, Ovation TV is committed to surface and connect the world to all forms of art and artistic expression. Showcasing new seasons of the revered Inside the Actors Studio, plus a lineup of…

SkySwitch Launches New Appointment Reminder App

Resellers Benefit From New Feature That Makes It Easier for Service-Based Businesses to Create and Manage Appointments SkySwitch, the leading channel-exclusive white label Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) provider, has released Appointment Reminder, a new application that makes appointment scheduling and management easier for service-based businesses. Consumer-centric engagement applications are in high demand for service-based companies, and SkySwitch resellers are now equipped with a solution that works…

Senseforth.ai Breaks into Top-6 of the Global Machine Reading Performance Leaderboard

Senseforth.ai, a leader in the Conversational AI space, attained the 6th spot in one of the world’s most authoritative machine reading comprehension benchmarks, the Stanford Question Answering Dataset 2.0 (SQuAD 2.0). Senseforth.ai scored 90.830, beating the human performance level of 89.452 and becoming the only Conversational AI start-up to be featured in the top-6 of this global leaderboard. “The capabilities of our NLP engine have dramatically improved over the years. The accuracy of a bot to understand a query and…

YouAppi Grows Marketing and Asia Teams in Q4 2019

The Mobile App Marketing and Retargeting Platform welcomed Nancy Do Roberts as CMO and Ashley Schmitt as Senior Marketing Manager, both in San Francisco, and Youngho Hahm as VP and GM, Korea YouAppi, a leading performance-based mobile app marketing, and retargeting platform closed 2019 with additions in Marketing and Asia as the company prepares for 2020 to support the recently announced ReAppi App Retargeting technology solution. Nancy Roberts joined YouAppi to lead global marketing as the company’s CMO, bringing…

Kount Unveils Identity Trust Global Network With New Adaptive AI Technology, Largest Data Network of Trust and Fraud Signals, and User…

The Future of Digital Fraud Prevention Is Establishing Real-Time Identity Trust to Deliver Personalized User Experiences While Reducing False Positives and Manual Reviews Kount, the leading AI-driven fraud prevention solution, today unveiled its Identity Trust Global Network, flipping the script on fraud management from just blocking bad transactions to empowering organizations to unlock previously untapped revenue streams through delivering personalized user experiences. Identity Trust is the ability to establish a…

Mitek Sets New Identity Verification Standard With One Step Liveness Detection

Mitek Systems, Inc., a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions, announced that Aaron Korsen has been named Senior Vice President, North American Identity Sales. Most recently, Aaron led the North America sales operation for the Netsuite services.  Prior to Netsuite, Aaron led global sales for Kenandy, a SalesForce Ventures and Lightspeed-backed ERP software company. Before joining Kenandy, Aaron was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Luxent, a Salesforce.com service…

TechBytes with Julien Escande, Commercial Director at Quadrant.io

"AI would be able to quickly and continuously identify and remove bad data and ensure that only the best and most accurate data is being used for products and services in our industry." Hi Julien, tell us about your role and journey into Technology. I am the Commercial Director at Quadrant, a Singapore-based company that meets demand for authenticated, high-quality, mobile location-based data through technology. I manage the commercial aspects at Quadrant including driving data solutions for businesses who use…

MarTech Interview with Harry Chemko, CEO and Co-Founder at Elastic Path

"Marketing and Sales alignment is important but, I think many organizations confuse transparency with successful alignment in a common, shared goal." Journey into Tech Hi Harry, tell us about your journey in technology. You are a pioneer in the Headless Commerce technology market. What inspired you to start with Elastic Path? When we first started Elastic Path, we were building custom applications for clients but a few years in, we realized there was a huge trend developing for brands to sell online. When we looked at…

Brian Pasch, Founder of PCG Companies, To Announce Brian Benstock as 2020 Lighthouse Award Recipient

The Only Award Announced Prior to the Automotive Website Awards, Brian Benstock Is the 2020 Lighthouse Award Recipient Brian Pasch, a leader in digital marketing, education, research, and data intelligence for the automotive industry, is pleased to announce Brian Benstock of Paragon Honda and Paragon Acura as the 2020 Lighthouse Award recipient. This prestigious award, given annually at the AWA Awards Ceremony hosted by Brian Pasch, recognizes well-respected leaders known for making a positive impact on the automotive…

FedEx to Optimize Last-Mile Residential Deliveries; Position for Continued E-commerce Growth

FedEx Corp. is taking steps to increase the efficiency and lower the cost of residential deliveries as e-commerce continues to grow at an explosive rate. Beginning in March, FedEx Express will contract with FedEx Ground for the transport and delivery of select day-definite, residential Express shipments. FedEx Express packages will be selected for delivery by FedEx Ground if they are residential deliveries for which FedEx Ground can meet the service commitment. The company will begin rolling this out in Greensboro,…

AmazeRealise, TAB and Solstice Brands Retired as Kin + Carta Advances Delivery of Frictionless Digital Transformation

Digital marketing agency AmazeRealise and digital innovation firms TAB and Solstice are retiring their existing brands as part of a global rebranding and realignment of digital transformation parent, Kin + Carta. AmazeRealise, with a proven history of developing creative, data-led, customer experiences, will continue serving clients as Kin + Carta Connect. TAB and Solstice, which have served clients with a digital product-led approach to customer engagement, will become Kin + Carta Create. The move, announced today, will…

Experience Management Leader Medallia to Acquire Video Feedback Platform, LivingLens

Combination Delivers Rich Visual Insights and Sentiment to Drive Continuous Experience Improvements, Loyalty and Revenue Medallia, Inc., the global leader in experience management, announced they entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LivingLens, the video feedback platform, to humanize feedback and bring the voice of the customer and employee to life. Video feedback is a goldmine of experience information and one of the most exciting technologies to be applied to customer feedback. By capturing video signals…

Adlava Announces They’re an Official Webflow Partner

Local Vegas Web and Software Agency Joins Forces With Fast Rising Web Platform Las Vegas-based software design and digital marketing agency Adlava has announced that they’re an official Webflow partner. Webflow is a platform to design, build, and launch websites without the need for heavy backend development. As an official partner, Adlava has special access to the creators behind the tool and gets immediate updates on new features and resources. Marketing Technology News: Facebook Apps Created 3 Million Jobs;…

International Search Engine Optimization Expert Chris Raulf of Boulder SEO Marketing to Speak at XTM LIVE Silicon Valley on 19 March 2020

The 20-minute TED-style talk focuses on the impact that artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation have on global digital marketing Boulder SEO Marketing, a provider of affordable SEO packages and full-service digital marketing solutions to companies around the globe, announced today that its founder and president would present a talk entitled Global Digital Marketing and Artificial Intelligence: Are You Missing the Boat? on March 19, 2020, at 12:10 pm Pacific Time at XTM LIVE Silicon…

Expanded Offerings and Client Additions Mark Significant Momentum for Matter’s Precision Group

Integrated PR Agency Accomplishes Feat of Scale in the Market with Focused Client Programs. Matter Communications — a Brand Elevation Agency specializing in PR, social media, creative services and digital marketing — announces the success of its Precision group, highlighted by notable new clients and offerings. Precision is a unique PR industry offering that couples agency resources with the ability to focus on a company’s most crucial business drivers. Clients come to Precision seeking brand awareness through media…

YinzCam Partners With XFL To Develop Official Mobile App For New Football League

YinzCam, the industry leading mobile app and software developer based in Pittsburgh, PA, has partnered with the XFL, the new professional football league kicking off February 8, to become the league's official app developer. Now available for iOS and Android devices, the official XFL league app was created with the fan in mind to help introduce the XFL’s new set of rules and provide a complete broadcast schedule, real-time statistics for every game, updated rosters and player profiles, and in-depth coverage of…

SmartEquip Unveils Their Custom e-Commerce Solution Paving The Way for Digitalization in the Construction Industry

SmartEquip, Inc., a leading provider of software used to support equipment life cycle management, announced today the launch of their newest solution: SmartEquip e-Commerce. This solution offers manufacturers and authorized distributors one easy-to-use platform for their customers to access content and complete transactions to minimize cost of ownership. Marketing Technology News: Zendesk Relate 2020: Come Join The Most CX-y Show on the Planet! “It’s time to advance the digital marketplace for the construction industry.…

General Motors Approves Digital Air Strike as a Digital Certified Chat Vendor for Thousands of Automotive Dealers

Response Path A.I. Smart Assistant Meets General Motors' Rigorous Standards of Superior Technology and Service Digital Air Strike, the leading automotive consumer engagement technology company, announced it has been approved by General Motors (GM) as an approved Chat Partner in the Dealer Digital Solution program. All GM dealers who are eligible for this marketing program can now use GM - iMR Turnkey match funds to cover the cost of Digital Air Strike's AI-powered Response Path smart assistant, which generates more leads,…

Webalo Continues Market Momentum in Frontline Workforce Enablement

Expanding customer base, industry recognition and important platform updates reinforce industrial focus on the "Connected Worker" Webalo, Inc., the Platform for the Frontline Workforce, announced that their continued focus on the enablement of the frontline workforce has manifested advancements in new customer acquisitions, expanded customer deployments and important new industry recognition. Webalo's core competencies—no-code app generation, actionable visualization and task-oriented, native…