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Signifyd Launches Its Commerce Protection Platform to Optimize Revenue Throughout the Shopping Journey

Signifyd announced the launch of its Commerce Protection Platform, an innovative retail solution that leverages its vast Commerce Network to maximize ecommerce conversion, automate customer experience and eliminate fraud and customer abuse. The enterprise-ready platform gives retailers “found money” to overcome the twin challenges of modern retail — rapidly increasing costs for top-of-funnel customer acquisition and bottom-of-funnel fulfillment. As platforms like Google, Facebook and Amazon drive up digital ad prices and…

Duality Technologies Named on Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020

Duality Technologies, a leading provider of Privacy-Enhancing Data Collaboration Solutions based on Homomorphic Encryption, has been named on Fast Company's prestigious annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies for 2020.The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today's fast-changing world. This year's MIC list features 434 businesses from 39 countries. Marketing Technology News: Pixalate Releases 2019 App-ads.txt and…

Phunware Announces New Customer Wins for Application Transactions

Phunware, Inc., a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced new customer wins for application transactions using Phunware’s proprietary Audience Engagement solution. Audience Engagement is a managed service capability that enables brands to build custom audiences and deliver targeted media to optimize engagement. Combining mobile advertising with Knowledge Graph data from over a billion devices, Phunware makes it easy to…

Waypoint TV Taps Wurl’s Video Distribution and Monetization Services to Deliver its Network to New Platforms

Wurl, the leading provider of streaming video distribution and advertising services for connected TV (CTV), announced that it is powering the delivery of Waypoint TV, a go-to destination for fishing, hunting and outdoor enthusiasts, to Samsung TV Plus. By joining the Wurl Network, Waypoint is making its more than 1,000 hours of fishing and hunting shows and films from over 70 top producers more accessible to its community of millions of viewers. Leveraging Wurl's video distribution expertise, Waypoint's extensive catalog…

IAB Unveils the Now and Future of Video, Audio, and Streaming at Totally Revamped 2020 NewFronts

The “New NewFronts” will Showcase Eight Days of Groundbreaking Digital Content, Advertising Opportunities, & Education This year’s IAB NewFronts have been reimagined to address the explosion of new streaming content, data, targeting, and measurement options now available to buyers and sellers. From April 27 through May 6 in New York City, industry leaders will come together to develop relationships that ignite collaboration, strategic discussion, and generate unique ideas to address this radically new and modern content…

Julien Coquet Joins MightyHive as Director of Analytics, EMEA

Coquet will lead MightyHive’s continued data analytics growth in the region Leading media consultancy MightyHive announced the appointment of Julien Coquet as Director of Analytics for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Julien brings over 15 years of analytics experience to this role and will join the EMEA data analytics team by leading client consulting, strategy and direction, thought leadership and team development. At MightyHive, Coquet will be responsible for building and servicing data analytics clients across…

OTTO.nl, a leading European eCommerce Brand Invests in Insider’s AI-Powered Marketing Platform to Deliver Personalized Experiences

OTTO.nl, one of the world's leading retail eCommerce brands chose Insider, the first integrated AI-powered Growth Management Platform, to drive personalization and growth across its digital channels. Insider will supplement OTTO.nl's vision to drive growth through effective customer segmentation and its AI-powered platform to deliver truly relevant experiences. "Personalization is an important driver for growth within OTTO.nl and crucial in delivering an optimal shopping experience. Insider is a partner that helps us…

Esper.io Announces $7.6 million Series A to Offer Full Stack Development and Management Platform for Dedicated Android Edge Devices

Madrona Venture Group leads round Supporting First DevOps platform for Orchestrating Android Smart Devices Esper.io announced the closing of their Series A funding round led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from all existing seed investors including Root Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures, Haystack Ventures, and Pathbreaker Ventures. “Esper’s team brings years of the platform, mobile, retail and customer experience at Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft to this problem and their platform provides a clean end-to-end…

OpenSlate Welcomes Stephanie Vandenberg as Senior Vice President of Sales, Brand and Agency Partnerships

Seasoned Industry Veteran Brings Years of Integrated Advertising and Marketing Experience to New Role OpenSlate, the leading independent provider of video content ratings across the world’s largest digital platforms, announced that Stephanie Vandenberg has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Sales, Brand and Agency Partnerships. Vandenberg brings over two decades of media and ad tech experience to OpenSlate, where she will spearhead growth by driving new brand partnerships and client-retention initiatives while…

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…

Troy Young, President of Hearst Magazines, Named Chairman of IAB Board of Directors

Kirk McDonald of Xandr to Serve as Vice Chairman New Board Members Include Brand Leaders from General Motors and ThirdLove & Top Executives from AccuWeather, Amazon Advertising, Google, IBM Watson Advertising, LiveRamp, Meredith Corporation, Rakuten Marketing, Samsung Ads, and Xandr IAB, the national trade association for the digital media and marketing industries, announced that it has elected Troy Young, President of Hearst Magazines, as Chairman of the trade organization's Board of Directors. Young has served as the…

Stellus Technologies Emerges from Stealth with Data Platform that Drives Massive Data Access Throughputs

Introduces Key-Value over Fabrics Technology to Accelerate Performance for Unstructured Data Stellus Technologies announced the launch of its Stellus Data Platform, based on the industry's first Key-Value over Fabrics technology, that can efficiently accelerate by 10x the storing and accessing of the world's unstructured data. The Stellus Data Platform delivers groundbreaking read and write performance for file and object-based data, necessary for the most demanding data-intensive workloads and applications such as…

Merkle Launches Promotion and Loyalty Solutions Division, Expanding Its Foothold in Loyalty Marketing

Business line created from integration of HelloWorld and Merkle Loyalty Solutions Group  Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced the launch of its new Promotion and Loyalty Solutions division. Committed to global leadership in loyalty marketing, the agency has created the division through the integration of digital marketing solutions provider HelloWorld and Merkle Loyalty Solutions Group. As a result of this integration, both legacy brand names will sunset, and the group…

Big Sync Music Global Expansion: Leading, Tech-Enabled Global Music Agency Expands Into Four New Markets

Provides Industry-First, Data-Driven Music Solution for Brands Songtradr, Inc wholly owned subsidiary, Big Sync Music, the world's leading, full service, creative music licensing agency, has launched its tech-enabled music services to brands, and other content creators, from TV and OTT networks, to the film and video gaming industries across Australia, New Zealand, France and Germany. Big Sync, with Unilever as its anchor client, is the first global music agency to enter these markets. Headquartered in London, with a…

Traditional-Style Ad for a Highly Censored Market Plays in New York’s Times Square

High Herstory, a female focused video agency, created and produced the first live action advertisement of its kind — running on a digital billboard frequently purchased by brands like Samsung in New York City's Times Square. High Herstory's ad features a diverse selection of women consuming cannabis while educating viewers on the care and keeping of glass smoking accessories. In the cannabis industry, heavily regulated products come with heavily regulated advertising restrictions, often times eliminating a cannabis…

Klarna Shopping App Tops the Charts in US and Australia

Klarna App Tops the Australian App Store on the First Day of Launch Klarna‘s move into the direct to consumer retail space with the launch of the Klarna shopping app is fueling its rapid global growth with a very strong uptake of consumers in the US in the last months and when launched this week in Australia. As consumers are looking for a smarter and more streamlined way to shop and pay, the Klarna US shopping app has proven extremely popular since launch in May 2019. The number of monthly active users of the app has…

Directly Promotes Mike DE La Cruz to CEO, Announces Record Growth of Customer Experience Automation Platform

Directly, a leader in customer experience automation, announced the appointment of Mike de la Cruz to CEO. De la Cruz will continue the expansion of Directly’s industry leading platform, which simplifies the complex task of making AI and virtual agents work. AI is rapidly transforming the “back-office,” automating business processes like order-to-cash and procure-to-pay. However, AI is struggling in the “front office”, where virtual agents misunderstand customer needs and fail to provide helpful responses and automated…

MarTech Interview with Alexey Orap, CEO at YouScan

"As AI starts to play a crucial role in data intelligence products, every technology vendor should pay attention to this trend" Company Insights Tell us about your journey into Marketing Technology. What inspired you to start a Social Media analytics SaaS company? I've graduated from the Faculty of Computer Science at Kyiv National University. I started my career in the tech industry by the time the internet revolution was in full swing - end of 90's - and all my jobs were in the tech sector since then. So technology is…

Leading Technology Trends in Virtual Reality, Revealed by GlobalData

Virtual reality (VR) technology has evolved significantly over the past five years, with improvements on both the hardware and software side, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s latest report, ‘Virtual Reality – Thematic Research’, details how VR companies are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technologies to develop stronger ecosystems. Listed below are the leading virtual reality technology trends, as identified by GlobalData. Custom silicon The…

Tubi to Launch in Mexico With Strategic Partner TV Azteca

World’s Largest Free AD-Supported Video on Demand (AVOD) Service Enters Deal to Launch a Localized Spanish-Language App This Year With One of the Largest Media Companies Tubi, the world’s largest free ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service, announced it will expand its service into Mexico later this year in collaboration with TV Azteca, one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world. As part of the deal, TV Azteca will offer advertising sales for Tubi in Mexico and promote…