IBM Closes Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat for $34 Billion; Defines Open, Hybrid Cloud Future

Together, IBM and Red Hat Will Deliver Next-Generation Hybrid Multicloud Platform IBM and Red Hat announced that they have closed the transaction under which IBM acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total equity value of approximately $34 billion. The acquisition redefines the cloud market for business. Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies are now paired with the unmatched scale and depth of IBM’s innovation and industry expertise, and…

Now Move to Evolvable Private Cloud Product ECS, Courtesy EasyStack

In May, EasyStack launched its latest generation private cloud product ECS (EasyStack Cloud Service). EasyStack is an open source Cloud Computing company. It is a Cloud platform with features designed and delivered according to a true private cloud. The ECS was produced from an 18-month long effort spearheaded by EasyStack's research and development team, laying foundation on the full range of products such as ECS Stack Hyper Converged Infrastructure, ECS Enterprise, and several scenario based ECS Enterprise editions,…

NextStage to Support YSEOP, a World Leader in AI Dedicated to Natural Language Generation, in View to Accelerating Growth, Particularly in…

NextStage, an investment platform listed on the Euronext Paris regulated market, is pleased to announce an investment supporting international development in YSEOP, an Artificial Intelligence gem and one of the world’s leading firms in the field of Natural Language Generation (NLG). Created by Alain Kaeser in 2007, on the basis of research he began at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure (ENS) Cachan, YSEOP is a key player in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and one of the world's leading NLG specialists, working primarily with…

M-Commerce Not Living up to Consumer Expectations, New Research Finds

Gen X shoppers are most frequent mobile shoppers, with 40% doing so weekly New research from Loqate, a GBG solution, shines a light on challenges and opportunities facing the UK’s booming mobile commerce (m-commerce) market, as the company rolls out its latest feature, which will enable customers to complete address details in a single tap, down from the average 50-60 keystrokes. Today’s figures from Loqate, based on a survey of over 500 UK consumers, show that 60% of Brits have made a mobile purchase in the last month…

Launchmetrics Releases Dedicated Brand Decisioning Platform, Insights, Exclusively for Fashion, Luxury & Cosmetics Industries

With it launches an interactive microsite dedicated to the Insights100 -- a selection of brands and influencers such as Gucci, Cartier, Fenty Beauty, Chiara Ferragni and Tati Westbrook, to provide a comparative benchmark, through the efficiency of machine learning, and offer an analytical vision on the impact that marketing investments have for brands within the same segment In the race to reach today's digitally savvy consumer and stay relevant, brands are facing more challenges than ever before. Siloed KPIs and a lack of…

Cox Media Group Chooses Veritone for AI-Driven Advertising Analytics and Online Content Curation

CMG Radio Joins Major Broadcasters Using Veritone to Better Compete for Ad Dollars and Streamline Resource-Intensive Workflows Veritone Inc., the creator of the world’s first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE, announced that Cox Media Group (CMG) has selected the aiWARE-powered Veritone Essentials suite of applications to use across its 60+ radio stations in 11 markets. CMG Radio is the latest major broadcast group to join leading broadcasters and thousands of stations in deploying Veritone’s…

Epsilon Appoints Lee Myall as its Chief Commercial Officer

The Former Senior VP and MD of Interoute Will Manage Epsilon's Sales and Business Units as It Continues to Transform Its Business and Target New Markets Epsilon, a privately-owned global communications Service Provider, has appointed Lee Myall as its Chief Commercial Officer. The appointment marks a new phase of Epsilon's transformation as it expands its presence in the global enterprise market. Myall will be leading the sales and business development units and will be based in Epsilon's London office. He brings over…

Frank Teruel Joins ADARA as Chief Operating Officer

Experienced Technology Executive Will Lead Operational Expansion and Growth ADARA announced that Frank Teruel is Chief Operating Officer for the company. This is a new position for ADARA, which was created to lead global operations as the company expands. Teruel is uniquely qualified for the role, with a dual financial and operational background, and experience at data and technology companies in growth markets. ADARA serves leading travel brands by delivering critical intelligence that drives personalization and relevance…

OpenText Announces the Next Generation Enterprise Information Management Cloud at Enterprise World

Bringing Intelligent Automation, Security at Scale and Industry-relevant Integrations to Release 16, new Cloud Editions (OpenText CE) and the OpenText Cloud OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced its largest technology update, including a major expansion of EIM cloud capabilities. This latest release advances the company's vision to capture, govern, exchange and use information to its full potential, unlocking the information advantage for its customers. "Rapid technological…

PathFactory Welcomes SaaS Leader Dev Ganesan As New CEO

Fast-Growing Marketing Technology Company Adds Experienced Leadership to Build on Momentum and Capitalize on Growth Potential Marketing technology company PathFactory announced that it has named Dev Ganesan as CEO. Ganesan brings a proven track record of scaling SaaS-based companies that will further drive PathFactory's rapid growth and product innovation. PathFactory's Content Insight and Activation Platform helps B2B marketers deliver a truly seamless customer experience by enabling buyers with the right content at every…

The Latest Local Social Features Brands Need to Know

For social media marketers, every new platform feature is an opportunity. New reporting tools let marketers fine-tune campaigns. New targeting features help marketers reach the ideal customer. New social platforms give marketers the chance to connect with audiences before competitors catch on. New social features from Facebook, Instagram and Google are empowering marketers to realize the power of localized content, reach customers earlier in the consumer journey and analyze campaigns in more detail. Here are four of the…

Palo Alto Networks Completes Acquisition of Twistlock

Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Twistlock, the leader in container security, to extend its Prisma™ cloud security strategy. This acquisition will further advance the company's ability to secure today's modern applications throughout the entire life cycle, enabling organizations to deliver innovations that are secure, reliable, and scalable. "As a growing number of organizations move their business to the cloud, developers increasingly rely on…

Signpost Raises $52 Million To Arm Main Street With Automated Marketing Technology

New Financing Led by HighBar Partners with Participation from Bank of Montreal, Georgian Partners, Spark Capital Signpost, the cloud platform that makes marketing simple and effective for local businesses around the country, announced that it has raised $52 million in late-stage financing from HighBar Partners and BMO Bank of Montreal with participation from previous investors Georgian Partners and Spark Capital. The new investment will let Signpost scale its footprint and extend its leadership in technology for local…

MarTech Interview with Ajay Gupta, CEO at Stirista

"The line between B2B and B2C personas is getting increasingly blurry, especially as more professionals use their personal devices in some capacity for work." Tell us about your role and journey in starting Stirista? What opportunity did you see in Data Marketing? My wife, Candice, and I started Stirista in 2010 from our apartment with the goal of offering marketers the data they needed to run more sophisticated multicultural marketing campaigns. Marketing data hadn’t caught up with America’s changing demographic makeup,…

OpenText Expands Strategic Partnership with Google Cloud

Companies Announce New Partnership, Services and Product Integrations to Help Customers Move EIM Workloads to Google Cloud OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced new partnerships, services and product integrations to help customers move critical EIM workloads to Google Cloud. As part of this expanded relationship, Google Cloud has selected OpenText as its preferred partner for Enterprise Information Management Services, while OpenText has named Google Cloud its preferred partner…

Kofax Establishes Leadership Position as the Only RPA Provider Delivering End-to-End Intelligent Automation

As part of Kofax’s Intelligent Automation platform, Kofax RPA uniquely addresses common limitations while digitally transforming operations at scale Kofax, a leading supplier of Intelligent Automation software to digitally transform end-to-end business operations, today announced its leadership position as the only provider of robotic process automation (RPA) software capable of delivering end-to-end Intelligent Automation solutions at scale. Kofax RPA is the only RPA solution built into a robust Intelligent Automation…

MSTS and SCHERMER Partner to Build End-to-End Brand and Buying Experiences

Companies launch 4Business partnership to help B2C companies expand into B2B markets MSTS, a global B2B payment and credit solutions provider, and SCHERMER, a global B2B marketing agency, announced their 4Business partnership. Together, the B2B payment systems and marketing leaders created 4Business to enable B2C brands to expand into the B2B market through customized solutions that deliver a streamlined, omni-channel B2B brand and buying experience. This 4Business partnership will enable local and global B2C companies…

MarTech Interview with Martin Frascaroli, CEO and Founder at Aivo

"With a chatbot, companies can optimize time and money by doing multiple tasks and pursuing different goals from the same place" Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Aivo? My journey into technology started back when I was a teenager, as I worked fixing computers during my free time. When I went to college, I started studying Computer Software Engineering, but then I realized studying wasn’t for me so I dropped out. After a few small entrepreneurship projects, in 2005 I…

Signpost Raises $52 Million To Arm Main Street With Automated Marketing Technology

New Financing Led by HighBar Partners with Participation from Bank of Montreal, Georgian Partners, Spark Capital Signpost, the cloud platform that makes marketing simple and effective for local businesses around the country, announced that it has raised $52 million in late-stage financing from HighBar Partners and BMO Bank of Montreal with participation from previous investors Georgian Partners and Spark Capital. The new investment will let Signpost scale its footprint and extend its leadership in technology for local…

Pipeliner Recognized for the First Time in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Pipeliner, a leading CRM provider, announced it has been positioned as a Niche Player by Gartner, Inc. in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation for the first time. Vendors were evaluated on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. This inclusion represents a major landmark for Pipeliner and its growing global customer base. "We consider being positioned in the Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation by Gartner for the first…