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Cautious, Not Reckless: Debunking Perceptions of Millennial Small Business Owners

Cargo leverages neuroscience and AI to demystify the emotional drivers of Gen Y SBOs Small business is crucial to North America’s economic climate. Representing over 98 per cent of all businesses, marketers need to crack the code on North America’s small businesses to fully understand the key issues and trends that both motivate and concern today’s entrepreneurs. Cargo, a full-service, marketing and advertising agency, specializing in helping big brands market to small businesses, is doing just this in a new study…

Oracle Unveils AI-Voice for the Enterprise

Oracle Introduces Natural Voice Conversations to Digital Assistant and Enhances Deep Learning Semantic Parser to Handle Complex Linguistic Constructs Oracle announced availability of its AI-trained voice with Oracle Digital Assistant. Now, enterprise customers can use voice commands to communicate with their enterprise applications to drive desired actions and outcomes, enriching the user experience with conversational AI, simplifying interactions and improving productivity. “Enterprises are demanding an AI-powered…

JetRails and BigCommerce Partner to Bring Enterprise-Grade Headless Ecommerce Solutions to the Drupal and WordPress Communities

New Partnership Adds White-Glove Mission-Critical CMS Hosting on Fully-Managed Servers and on AWS JetRails, a premier provider of fully-managed and highly-optimized website hosting for established eCommerce businesses, announced a strategic partnership with BigCommerce, the leading SaaS eCommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands. This new alliance propels BigCommerce's Headless Commerce offerings by pairing BigCommerce's rich API-integrations with on-premise content management systems (CMS) with the…

Deloitte: Holiday Retail Sales Expected to Jump Between 4.5-5%

E-commerce Holiday Sales Projected to Grow 14% to 18%, Compared to 2018 Season Holiday retail sales are likely to increase between 4.5% and 5% in 2019, according to Deloitte's annual holiday retail forecast. Overall, Deloitte's retail and distribution practice projects that holiday sales will exceed $1.1 trillion during the November-January timeframe. Deloitte also forecasts that e-commerce sales will grow by 14–18%, year-over-year, during the 2019–2020 holiday season, compared to sales increasing by 11.2% in 2018.…

MightyHive Adds Japan Certification for Google Cloud Platform

Leading media consultancy MightyHive announced its Japan team has been certified as a Google Cloud Platform Partner for sales and service. As a Google Cloud Platform Partner, MightyHive empowers Japanese brands to activate their data more effectively and guides clients on strategic data management. The company was initially certified as a Google Cloud Platform Partner in 2018 and is proud to announce the addition of Google Cloud Platform capabilities for clients in Japan. Marketing Technology News: Constant Contact Expands…

Oracle and Microsoft Expand Cloud Partnership to Boost Workplace Productivity

Integration of Oracle Digital Assistant with Microsoft Teams gives Microsoft 365 customers access to Oracle Cloud Applications through conversational AI Building on Oracle and Microsoft’s cloud interoperability partnership, Oracle announced the availability of an integration between Oracle Digital Assistant and Microsoft Teams. Enterprise customers can now access Oracle Cloud Applications through an AI-powered voice experience in Teams. “Using Oracle Digital Assistant, business users can simply and conversationally…

Nielsen’s Gracenote Launches ID Distribution System for Movies, TV Programs, Short-Form Video and Related Content

New Platform Empowers Content Owners to More Easily and Broadly Distribute Video Content to World's Top TV and Video Services Gracenote, a Nielsen company, is launching a new Video ID Distribution System enabling creators and owners of media programming to more easily distribute their movies, TV shows, short-form videos and other related content to global OTT services, smart device manufacturers and cable and satellite TV providers. Using the Gracenote ID Distribution system, studios and networks will be able to…

Chinafy Brings Enhanced China Market Access to Millions of SMBs

Chinafy takes the first step towards putting the world’s second-largest economy, within reach for Global Businesses Chinafy, the leading China performance platform, is proud to announce the launch of its all-in-one web compatibility and performance suite. The platform enables Global companies’ websites to be fast, and fully accessible in China and includes products such as automation, translation, SEO, and analytics, as well as consultancy for enterprise clients who need more custom solutions. Until today, usage of the…

GlobalConnect Deploys Nevion Virtuoso and VideoIPath for Remote Production and Contribution

Solution used amongst others for HD and 4K/UHD coverage of Danish football league Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced today that GlobalConnect has deployed Nevion Virtuoso, the software-defined media node, and Nevion VideoIPath, the orchestration and SDN control software, for remote production and contribution applications. The leading provider of fiber network, data centers and cloud solutions, is using the solution to serve leading media providers of the Danish…

IRI and PlaceIQ Enter Next Phase of Alliance to Deliver Unparalleled Insight Into Consumer Path to Purchase

Solution Now Provides PlaceIQ’s Enhanced Location Intelligence into IRI’s Liquid Data Platform IRI, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, and PlaceIQ, the company building a new model of consumer behavior with location data, announced the release of PlaceIQ’s anonymous foot traffic data within IRI’s unparalleled loyalty card and point-of-sale data assets. Integrating these two best-in-class data sets on the industry-leading IRI Liquid Data platform allows brands…

SalesMail App Expands to the Recruiting and Direct Sales Industries

Smartphone App Provides Branded Video Messaging for Outreach and Relationship-Building Efforts SalesMail, a video-based smartphone app, recently expanded into the recruiting and direct sales industries after being exclusively available in the senior living and home care markets. Developed and sold by HeartLegacy, LLC, SalesMail lets users send branded, one-to-one video messages to recipients for a variety of business needs. Packed with functionality for recruiters and sales professionals, SalesMail delivers a…

BrightEdge Automates SEO with the Launch of BrightEdge Autopilot at Share19

Acquisition of New Mobile Technology Developed by Trilibis Helps Power Self-Driving SEO BrightEdge, the global leader in organic search and content performance, unveiled BrightEdge Autopilot and the deployment of the industry's first self-driving SEO technology. Made possible through a series of technology investments and targeted acquisitions, marketers can now auto-optimize mobile and fully automate the most critical and time-consuming of SEO tasks. BrightEdge Autopilot | Self-Driving SEO…

Innovid Bolsters Omni-channel Advertising Offering With Acquisition of Herolens

Deal Expands Innovid’s Independent Omni-channel Advertising Platform for Delivery, Personalization, and Measurement To Include Display Innovid, the only independent omni-channel advertising and analytics platform built for television, announced the acquisition of Herolens, an international advertising software company with expertise in display creative optimization technology. The acquisition expands Innovid’s existing global ad serving, dynamic creative personalization, and advanced measurement capabilities to include…

Tableau Expands Data Management Capabilities with New Tableau Catalog and Introduces New Server Management Add-On

Tableau 2019.3 Release Gives Customers Even More Power to Manage and Scale Tableau Deployments Across the Enterpris Tableau Software, the leading analytics platform, announced the expansion of its Data Management offering with the launch of Tableau Catalog, a new set of capabilities that provide a complete view of all the data used in Tableau and enable improved visibility and enhanced data discovery — ensuring the right data is always used for analysis. Tableau also announced the general availability of the Tableau…

Zadarma Introduces Its New Free CRM System and Adds German Language to Its Interface

Cloud Telecommunications Company Zadarma Has Launched Their Newest Product - Customer Relationship Management System - and Introduced Another Language to Its Interface - German Zadarma, a cloud telecommunications provider established in 2006, announced the official launch of ZCRM – its latest addition to their extensive line of telecom services. Their CRM system offers a comprehensive and user-friendly solution for teams and departments of various sizes. Zadarma new Customer Relationship Management system is fully…

Salesforce Introduces Sustainability Cloud, Empowering Every Business to Drive Impactful Climate Action

Built on the World's #1 CRM, The New Carbon Accounting Product Accelerates Global Efforts to Address the Climate Emergency Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced Salesforce Sustainability Cloud, a carbon accounting product for businesses to drive climate action that will accelerate the world's efforts towards carbon neutrality. With Salesforce Sustainability Cloud, businesses now have a trusted sustainability platform that gives them a 360-degree view of their environmental impact and provides data-driven…

TapClicks Joins Verizon Media Preferred Partner Program

Partnership Expands Access to Verizon Media Ad Platform Data to TapClicks Advertisers TapClicks, the global leader in marketing intelligence, analytics, reporting, workflow and orders management, announced that it has joined the Verizon Media Preferred Partner Program, a growing community of innovative advertising technology and service companies committed to delivering a higher standard of technology integration and client services to digital marketers. As a new partner, TapClicks has been specifically selected and…

Lieberman Extends Confirmit Partnership to Support Global Market Research

Flexibility and Customization of Confirmit Horizons to Drive Continued Success Lieberman Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing independent full service Market Research companies, has renewed its long-running relationship with Confirmit to support the company’s ongoing focus on meeting the needs of their global clients. Working together since 2008, Confirmit has been a long-term, strategic partner for Lieberman who continuously looks to innovate and uncover new knowledge for their clients. A large benefit to…

Reach3 Hires Spencer-Steigner to Lead Qualitative Strategy

Senior Marketing and Research Exec to Join Reach3’s San Francisco Team Reach3 Insights announced the appointment of Steven Spencer-Steigner as Senior Vice President, Qualitative Strategy. In this newly created role, Spencer-Steigner will lead a team of researchers in delivering strategic qualitative research services to the company’s growing clientbase, as well as expanding the consultancy’s insight solutions. Marketing Technology News: HGS Unveils HGS Digital to Provide Intelligent Innovation Solutions for Enterprise…

Inference Solutions Enables Conversational AI for Cisco’s On-Premise Platforms

Enterprises Using Cisco’s UC and CC Offerings Can Upgrade Their IVRs to Intelligent Virtual Agents Without “Ripping and Replacing” Existing Software and Equipment Inference Solutions, a global provider of Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) for sales and service organizations, launched new solutions that  extend the self-service capabilities of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (UCM), Unified Contact Center Enterprise and Unified Contact Center Express (UCCE/X). Enterprises using these on-premise solutions can now easily…