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DISH Activates the Google Assistant on Hopper Receivers; Debuts New Google-Branded Voice Remote

Access the Assistant Using Dish Voice Remote; No Additional Devices Required DISH began rolling out a software update on the company's Hopper family receivers that allows customers to access the Google Assistant via the DISH voice remote at no additional cost. Customers can use the DISH voice remote to ask the Assistant questions related to what they're watching, as well as receive weather updates, find nearby restaurants, view photos on the screen, control smart home devices and more. These new capabilities build on the…

Computer Instruments Inc. Announces eONE’s Conversational IVR with Google Voice and Artificial Intelligence – Virtual Concierge

Computer Instruments, Inc. (CI), a seasoned innovator and leading developer of Cloud and Premise based interactive voice response (IVR) for the contact center, announces the next evolution in caller experience with the release of the Virtual Concierge on the eONE Conversational IVR with Google Voice and AI Services Platform. Available on Cloud or on Premise, the Virtual Concierge elevates existing business workflow applications to a new level of customer engagement. CI’s Virtual Concierge with AI transforms existing…

Ataccama Included in the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Data Quality Tools Report

Ataccama—a leading provider of AI-powered data curation solutions—has been included in the July 2019 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Data Quality Tools report. Ataccama ONE integrates Data Discovery & Profiling, Data Catalog & Business Glossary, Data Quality Management, Big Data Processing & Data Integration, and Master & Reference Data Management. It gives you the option to start with what you need and seamlessly extend as your business requires. Marketing Technology News: Brex Launches…

85% of People Are Familiar With Amazon’s Echo, Indicating Amazon’s Dominance in the Rapidly Growing Digital Voice Assistant…

People use digital assistants to help with basic tasks and questions, but some don't use the devices frequently, indicating lost opportunities for improved efficiency. While some people raise concerns about recent privacy scandals, they are still willing to invest in digital assistants like Amazon Echo Nearly half of people (48%) currently own a digital assistant, and the most popular brand is Amazon's Echo, according to a new survey by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews platform. Eighty-five percent of people (85%) are…

Steve Flynn Joins Magid, Bringing Expertise in Voice of Customer and Neuroscience for Consumer and B2B Brands

Magid announces the hiring of Steve Flynn as Senior Vice President. Based in Atlanta, Flynn joined the team on July 15, 2019, with a proven track record of designing and implementing strategic programs for an extensive variety of global B2B and B2C companies. “Building on Magid’s deep understanding of human behavior and the factors that drive decision making, Steve will deliver valuable strategic consulting to companies in financial services, retail, and CPG,” says Craig Wax, Executive Vice President, who leads Magid’s…

SoundHound INC. Integrates Here Mapping and Location Data into Houndify Voice AI Platform Data

HERE Technologies, a global leader in location platform services, announced a partnership with SoundHound Inc., the leading innovator in voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, to add a voice-first navigation experience to SoundHound Inc.’s Houndify voice AI platform. The partnership provides Houndify developers the ability to apply real-world location data from HERE Technologies to their applications to improve the driver experience and enhance safety. Drivers will be able to activate navigation by…

AdLedger, MadHive, Industry Index Release Research Findings Proving Pain Points, Complexity Of Advertising Technology

Study Shows Brands, Agencies And Publications Are Suffering From Vendor Overload, Point-Based Solutions Unable To Solve Underlying Industry Problems Marketers On Average Use 28 Advertising And Marketing Technologies; Will Add 8 New Technologies Next Year; 70% Think They Will Have Even More In Three Years The convoluted digital advertising supply chain has been under the microscope since P&G’s Marc Pritchard called on the industry to clean up its act, but according to marketers it hasn’t gotten any better. A recent…

TextUs Next Combines Conversational Text Messaging, Cloud-Voice and Personalized Automation to Connect Businesses with Their Customers in…

New TextUs Next platform gives businesses a real-time, one-to-one connection with customers to communicate faster and build better relationships TextUs, the fastest growing business text messaging software in the nation, announced TextUs Next, a new real-time communication platform for connecting businesses with customers in real-time, on their terms. As business moves to adapt and meet customers on how they prefer to communicate, leading organizations are using text messaging to enable a more personal way for people to…

Lytics Announces StartSmart, Removing Complexity and Decreasing Time to Value of Marketing Technology Deployments

Program Empowers Marketing Teams to Launch Cross-Channel Marketing Program in 60 Days Lytics, the Customer Data Platform (CDP) that bridges the gap between data and decisions, announced the publicly available StartSmart program. With StartSmart, customers will go through an 8-week program of marketing strategy and tactics guidance leading to the launch of a cross-channel experience of their choice. While most data projects require well over a year or more to recognize value, Lytics’ step-by-step program helps marketers…

MarTech RADAR 2019: Top 250 B2B Technology Companies You Should Follow

Our MarTech Radar 2019 Brings You The Top 250 B2B Technology Companies That We Believe Would Continue to Excite Us the Most With Their Cutting– Edge Insights, Events, Content, and Product Updates. According to a survey, 71% Martech leaders agree that their company lacks sufficient in-house martech talent; 61% of the IT leaders acknowledge lack of enough MarTech training and learning resources for Marketing professionals in dealing with traditional and advanced Martech stacks. Last year, we published the MarTech…

Whetstone Technologies Announces SoniBridge – Enabling Mobile Marketing for Voice Assistants

Whetstone Technologies announces the general availability of the SoniBridge platform, spanning the gap between voice assistants and mobile marketing via text messaging.  The company will be demonstrating their patent-pending, voice-first technology at the 2019 VOICE Summit in Newark, NJ from July 22-25. "We developed the SoniBridge platform to close the customer engagement loop while delivering a frictionless, beneficial user experience.  Our technology enables clients to increase offer redemption and lead generation…

Adobe XD Makes Machine-to-Machine Interaction a Reality; Announces Voice Integration with Amazon Alexa

Enterprise Experience builder, Adobe XD has officially announced testing Voice experience with Amazon Alexa. Adobe XD users can use these new Voice-enabled tools to export and preview voice prototypes on any Alexa-enabled device. These can be used with the Echo Dot or Echo Show to further build on XD’s existing voice prototyping capabilities introduced at MAX 2018. Earlier this month, Adobe XD recently announced support for commenting on shared prototypes from mobile devices: The convergence of Customer…

Adobe Survey Says That Voice and Screen Combined Are the Future

In May 2019, Adobe fielded a 10-min online survey to a representative sample of 1,000 adult voice tech users in the US. The results is released on 22 July 2019, timed with Voice Summit. Topline Findings Survey Said: Voice Needs Designers 94% of users feel voice technology is easy to use. And their typical activities cover a wide range of tasks including driving directions, phone calls, texts, checking the weather and playing music...                  ...but users say they would not typically use voice technology…

Chorus.ai Expands Robust Ecosystem of Sales Technology

Conversation Intelligence Platform Announces Integrations with Hubspot, Amazon Connect, Shoretel Web Dialer Chorus.ai, the leading Conversation Intelligence Platform for high-growth sales teams, announced key integrations with HubSpot, Amazon Connect and ShoreTel Web Dialer. Conversation Intelligence Platform @chorus_ai expands robust ecosystem of sales technology with new integrations Sales leaders use Chorus.ai’s technology to uncover what’s happening in the deal, understand pivotal moments in the exchange and…

DirectMail.io’s Voice Device Integration Sets the Pace for Marketing Innovation by Being the First to Combine Google Home and Amazon…

Currently, only 9% of marketers are able to engage with customers across multiple channels on a consistent basis. DirectMail.io's Omnichannel Marketing Platform is positioned to quickly increase this statistic Companies struggle to engage with their customers consistently and in meaningful ways across a variety of marketing channels. That's about to change with DirectMail.io's Omnichannel Marketing Platform. "Our agency is always looking for a competitive edge.  Directmail.io allows us to provide a real Omnichannel…

Online Shoppers Are Doing What Brands Should Do: Using Technology Smartly

The global retail industry is enduring a ground-breaking evolution. The Prime Day predictions, trends, and statistics show how Online Shoppers Amazon behave with e-commerce technology. It gives all retailers to review their e-commerce technology stack and understand how they can match Amazon's unparalleled delivery models, both online and offline. Despite the increased use of smartphone and online shopping platforms, retailers are suffering from stagnant growth, coupled with reduced foot traffic in physical stores. If we…

Broadvoice Receives 2019 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award

b-hive Honored for Exceptional Innovation Broadvoice, an award-winning provider of hosted voice, unified communications (UC), and SIP Trunking services for businesses, announced today that its cloud PBX platform b-hive has been named a 2019 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award winner by TMC for the second year in a row. Broadvoice Receives 2019 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award "We developed b-hive from the ground up to be the premiere cloud communications platform with…

Denodo Receives Highest Overall Rating in the 2019 Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer”: Data Integration Tools

Denodo, the leader in data virtualization, announced that it has been recognized for receiving the highest Overall Rating in the Gartner, Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer”: Data Integration Tools, 18 January 2019. Rated 4.9 out of 5 overall by end-user professionals who have experienced purchasing, implementing and/or using the solution, Denodo scored the highest in four out of five categories which include: Willingness to Recommend (100%), Product Capabilities (4.8 out of 5), Evaluation and Contracting (4.8 out…

Voice Assistants Land Brands in Uncharted Creative Territory

Branding on audio assistants is in its infancy, but brands should prepare for a new audio-focused world Voice assistants and smart speakers have become the latest consumer-electronic devices to transform the marketing industry. The number of speakers and assistants in the U.S. is now more than 180 million, and voice-driven informational searches and interactions have become interwoven in many consumers daily lives. With the rise of VUI, marketers are faced with vital questions. Does our branding transcend into audio? If…

Truepic Recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum Has Announced Its Selection of the Most Promising Technology Pioneers of 2019. Companies Were Selected for Their Potential to "Transform Their Industries" and "Improve Society for Years to Come." Truepic, the leading photo and video verification platform, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum's "Technology Pioneers." Truepic's patented "Controlled Capture" camera technology, which captures photos and videos whose provenance and contents are verified at the…