SetSchedule COO Udi Dorner to Discuss CRM Success at Refresh 19

As a thought leader in the tech industry, SetSchedule Chief Operating Officer Udi Dorner will discuss the company’s success with CRM systems and other business support software at the 2019 Refresh conference on September 4-5. “Technology has opened new and innovative ways to run a business and connect with current and prospective clients” Refresh is Freshworks' very own global user conference, held to build a community of customers, thought-leaders, industry peers, and inspirational influencers, to support and celebrate…

Five Providers of Computer Vision Software Named IDC Innovators

International Data Corporation (IDC) recently published an IDC Innovators report profiling five companies that offer compelling and differentiated computer vision software. The five companies are Algolux, Deep Vision AI, Sighthound, ViSenze, and Umbo CV. A new IDC Innovators report profiles five companies that offer compelling and differentiated computer vision software. Computer vision is an AI technology that allows computers to understand and label images. Use cases include video surveillance, driverless car testing,…

City of Barrie Automates Customer Service Operations with Verint Solutions and Expands Digital Services

Invests in Improving Self-Service and Contact Center Automation Solutions for Engaging Citizens, Reducing Costs and Offering More Interaction Opportunities across Channels Verint Systems Inc., The Customer Engagement Company, announced that the City of Barrie, Ontario, is partnering with Verint to simplify, modernize and automate its customer service operations for improved overall customer experience and employee satisfaction. Using Verint’s Engagement Management offerings for government and public sector,* Barrie aims…

Dubai-based ASA Ventures to Launch ZON – The Region’s Largest Decentralized e-commerce Network

Mobile Application Based E-Commerce Platform to Focus on Large Number of Retail Smes Currently Unserved by Online Marketplaces ASA Ventures, a venture capital firm based in the UAE, is set to disrupt traditional e-commerce in emerging markets with the launch of ZON, the region's first fully decentralized mobile based e-commerce network. The mobile-first e-commerce venture has completed its pilot test successfully and will launch in the UAE at the start of 2020. "For the past 4 years, we have been using proprietary…

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and Crunchyroll Games Announce New Strategic Partnership

This Alliance Joins Together Two Experts in Their Own Medium to Provide Comprehensive Content Experience for Users Leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. and Crunchyroll Games, LLC, announced a strategic partnership with the goal of providing fans a rewarding and comprehensive experience with their favorite character IPs, through a variety of touchpoints, including animation, games and comics. Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a…

MPEG-H Audio Selected to Enhance Brazilian Digital Television With Immersive and Personalized Sound

The SBTVD (Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão Digital / Brazilian Digital Television System) Forum has selected MPEG-H Audio for inclusion as an additional audio system in the ISDB-Tb specifications. This allows broadcasters to deliver immersive and personalized sound to Brazilian viewers over the existing SBTVD/ISDB-Tb system by simulcasting MPEG-H Audio alongside the existing AAC audio. Fraunhofer IIS and its technology partners EiTV and ATEME will showcase live ISDB-Tb broadcasting using MPEG-H Audio for the first time at…

Local Media Consortium and Local Media Association Announce Keynote Speakers for First Joint Conference: Elevate!

Google and Salesforce Executives Will Speak on Maximizing Revenue, Creating New Value, and Increasing Diversity and Sustainable Digital Strategies in the Industry The Local Media Consortium and the Local Media Association, two of the local media industry's most innovative organizations, announced the keynote speakers for Elevate! 2019, the organizations' first joint conference. Being held in Chicago Sept. 17-19, the event will provide members, partners and local industry influencers with the opportunity to participate,…

ThoughtSpot Raises $248 Million at $1.95 Billion Valuation to Transform Enterprises with Search & AI-Driven Analytics

ThoughtSpot growth accelerates as company approaches $100 Million run-rate, driven by 100% software subscriptions and multi-cloud deployments The analytics industry is in the midst of a massive generational shift. The last comparable shift started in 1997, when Tableau was born as a Stanford PhD project by one of its founders. The data visualization technology pioneered by Tableau and Qlik was nothing short of revolutionary. Twenty one years later, in 2019, the productivity gains provided by data visualization has hit a…

Say Hello to Chatly: TMG Worldwide and WeChatify Relaunch as an All-in-One Suite for WeChat Management

TMG Worldwide, a SaaS company that is redefining how global brands do business on WeChat, announced its official rebrand to Chatly. The comprehensive rebrand signifies a repositioning of the company's focus as the core SaaS product, WeChatify, has been completely redesigned, expanding beyond marketing to enable end-to-end management of a brand's entire WeChat strategy including marketing, service, sales, and commerce. While still retaining many of its original features, the newest version of the Chatly software offers a…

Weatherford Releases New ForeSite Business Intelligence and Data Visualization Powered by Microsoft Power BI

Enables Customized, Asset-Level Operational Insight Via Complete Power BI Integration into the ForeSite Platform Weatherford International plc announced the integration of Microsoft Power BI into the ForeSite production optimization platform for the oilfield industry. This integration accelerates ForeSite users' ability to deep dive into their production data, conduct analyses, and create simple, easy-to-digest data visualizations that illustrate virtually any production scenario from the well to asset level. Power BI…

Over 53% of Social Media Logins are Fraud! Can Customer Data Be Trusted?

Social media sites have become lucrative targets for criminals looking for quick monetization. More than half of logins (53%) on social media sites are fraudulent and 25% of all new account applications on social media are fraud, according to the Q3 Fraud and Abuse Report today released by Arkose Labs, the platform that bankrupts the business model of fraud and abuse. By 2021, it is estimated that cybercrime will cost the global economy more than $6 trillion in damages, surpassing the annual costs for natural disasters…

fishbat Finds the Relation Between Social Media and Brand Visibility

Social media is an excellent way to promote your business. Each day, more and more brands are turning to the different media platforms to expand their company. The important thing to remember when attempting to grow your audience, is to stick to your brand guidelines and values. Without having an established brand and brand values, it will be difficult to create a target audience and promote your content effectively. Whichever market your brand is in, following these tips will help you increase your followers. Produce…

Jabra PanaCast Real-Time Intelligent Video Solution Certified for Microsoft Teams

Unique 180-Degree Plug-And-Play Video and Connected Experience Combined with Real-Time Detection and Learning Jabra, leader in audio and communications solutions, launches the Jabra PanaCast, which is engineered to be the world's first smart panoramic-4K plug-and-play video solution certified for Microsoft Teams. With its real-time immersive intelligent vision system, Jabra PanaCast provides unique value for huddle rooms and meeting spaces, delivering wall-to-wall video, audio and data that is critical for modern video…

Big Data Company Buys Pitney Bowes’ Software Solutions Business for $700 Million

Sale Unlocks Value for Shareholders While Advancing the Company’s Transformation Efforts to Focus on Removing the Complexities of Shipping and Mailing for Clients Pitney Bowes Inc., a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing, data, and financial services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Software Solutions business to Syncsort for $700 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the calendar…

CrowdStrike Announces Establishment of Falcon Fund

In Partnership with Accel, Crowdstrike Will Co-Invest in Security Startups That Are Building Applications on the Crowdstrike Falcon Platform CrowdStrike Inc., a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, announced the launch of Falcon Fund, an $20 million dollar early stage investment fund started by CrowdStrike®, in partnership with Accel. Falcon Fund will focus on seed and Series A investments in startups that are building applications on the CrowdStrike Falcon platform. The Falcon Fund will act as a co-investor…

AUO’s Integrated Solutions Power New Retailing to Boost Diversified Business Opportunities with All-Round Precision Marketing Tools

TARTAN Display Technology and All-In-One Digital Signage Displays Using Intel® Smart Display Module Revealed as New Accelerator for Field Applications With great optimism about its smart field business, AU Optronics Corp. will participate in Touch Taiwan 2019 to showcase the TARTAN display technology, which is capable of customized low-volume and high-variety manufacturing, as well as a lineup of diversified smart retail solutions. At Touch Taiwan, AUO will demonstrate its hardware and software integrated capabilities in…

MarTech Interview with David Kilimnik, CEO at Hero Digital

"AI and Machine Learning will be indefensible for algorithmic decision making, but these technologies will never craft a business strategy or replace creativity." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Hero Digital? I have been working in Silicon Valley for 20 years and got my start on the software side of the business. In the late 90s, Silicon Valley was a great playground for learning, since there was a massive rush of young, energetic people with no experience in the space. My…

Paxata Recognized in the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Data Preparation Tools

Paxata, the pioneer in self-service data preparation, announced that it has been recognized for its ratings by end user professionals in the 2019 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Data Preparation Tools, based on 17 reviews. Paxata is one of two vendors out of eight total vendors who attained the highest two ratings in “Overall Rating,” “Service and Support,” and “Evaluation and Contracting”, with scores higher than Alteryx, Microsoft, and Tableau. Paxata is also one of two vendors out of eight total that…

TapClicks Raises $10 Million to Advance Predictive Analytics and Attribution In Marketing Operations Platform

Boathouse Capital Provides Funding for Acquisitions, Growth, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Integrations TapClicks, the global leader in marketing intelligence, analytics, reporting, workflow and orders management, announced it has raised $10 million in equity funding from Boathouse Capital, a private equity firm with over $350 million under management. TapClicks will utilize the funding for acquisitions and growth, as well as integrating predictive analytics and modeling capabilities and advanced attribution…

Evergage Unveils New Data Warehouse Solution

Business Analysts Can Access the Rich Trove of Data in the Evergage CDP, and Run Analyses and Visualizations that Support Their Company's Unique Business Requirements Evergage, The 1-to-1 Platform company, unveiled the Evergage Data Warehouse. Using the Data Warehouse solution, companies can give their business analysts comprehensive access to the rich, unified customer and prospect data – collected, synthesized and housed in Evergage – to power in-depth analyses and drive informed business decisions. As the…