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Data Privacy Day: Enhance Data Security in 10 Minutes or Less

CyberScout outlines simple ways to improve business and personal data security In recognition of Data Privacy Day, CyberScout, a global leader in identity theft resolution, data defense and employee benefits services, has compiled a series of simple steps that consumers and business leaders can take to enhance data security in 10 minutes or less. "We hear every day about cybercrime becoming more pervasive, sophisticated and expansive, and many consumers and business leaders have become overwhelmed by the perceived…

Can Dialogue Advertising Eliminate Much of Digital Ad Fraud as We Know It?

Brands continue to pour more and more billions of dollars into digital advertising campaigns – nearly all of which are visually designed and/or wordsmithed to compel consumers to click. Research by AppNexus finds that advertisers in the US. spent nearly $100 billion on digital ads in 2018, and projects that digital ad spend will surpass offline ad spend by the end of 2020. Naturally, criminals willing to engage in fraudulent behavior are eager for their own piece of this gigantic pie. A report by The&Partnership…

New Acquisition Deal Puts Headless Commerce in Driver’s Seat for 2020

In the latest Headless Commerce Update, Elastic Path has Acquired Moltin; The Deal is Expected to Create the Only Commerce Solution That Puts Microservices-Powered Digital Innovation Into the Hands of Every Business Leader Both Moltin and Elastic Path are leaders in the headless commerce ecosystem. Together, the headless commerce industry leaders would provide unmatched business user experience and technical agility to accelerate digital customer experience innovation. What is Headless Commerce Platform? Headless Commerce…

How Conversational AI will Boost the 2020s Economy

It’s a question being increasingly explored in classrooms, newsrooms, boardrooms and living rooms. How will Artificial Intelligence impact the future of work and commerce? There is certainly no shortage of statistics or speculation on the subject. But perhaps someone should ask Alexa. Smart speakers and intelligent virtual assistants have already had a significant impact on consumer culture, driving a preference for screenless, more natural interactions with brands. The latest research shows that Voice-driven self-service…

Can AI-Fueled Digital Marketing Change Landscape and Fuel Growth?

Digital Marketing is not as easy as it reads. It is facing numerous challenges. With everyday growing websites, and everyone competing to rank on the first pages of SERPs, the competition has become tougher than ever. However, the rising of challenges has also given the birth of rising of new technologies. Nowadays, terms like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet-of-Things, Machine Learning, Data Science, etc. have found their strong places in human minds across various industries at a global level. These latest…

‘200 Ways to Use Alexa’ Reveals Little-known Skills to Interact with Alexa-Enabled Devices

New Book from Voice-tech Expert Bradley Metrock Is an Essential Resource for All Amazon Alexa Users From finding the cheapest gas and accessing live sporting events, to tuning your guitar or having a conversation with Pikachu, there are thousands of innovative Amazon Alexa skills --- and many of them are little-known. In the new book More Than Just Weather & Music: 200 Ways to Use Alexa, author and voice-technology expert Bradley Metrock showcases a multitude of best-in-class Alexa skills and how valuable…

Voice Technology: What It Means for Digital Marketers

As the field of Digital Marketing is constantly evolving, emerging technologies can have a powerful impact on the industry. Voice technology seems poised to become the next great disruptor, but there’s still a lot of discussion around how Voice technology will affect the various Digital Marketing platforms and to what extent. The State of Voice Technology Recently, Campaign Monitor surveyed more than 400 people on the ways they use Voice technology and found that the adoption of it is growing, with 78% of respondents…

More Than Half of Consumers Want to Use Voice Assistants for Healthcare According to New Report from Voicebot and Orbita

 Orbita, Inc., provider of healthcare's most powerful conversational AI platform, announced the release of the Voice Assistant Consumer Adoption Report for Healthcare 2019. To develop this report, Orbita sponsored independent research by Voicebot.ai, the leading online publication and research source dedicated to voice and AI technologies. Based on a survey of 1,004 U.S. adults, the report includes these key highlights: Orbita's newest platform features provide enterprise-grade, end-to-end…

Paymentus and Amazon Team up to Provide an Easier Way for Customers to Manage their Bills with Alexa

Alexa and Amazon Pay capabilities will be available to utility billers on the Paymentus Instant Payment Network Paymentus Corporation, a leader in customer engagement and bill payment technology, announced that billers on the Paymentus Instant Payment Network can soon offer customers a more intuitive way to interact with and manage utility bills via any Alexa-enabled device. With this announcement, customers of participating billers will soon be able to link their utility account to Alexa so they can simply ask for…

Alexa and Amazon Echo Now Available in Brazil

Hundreds of Skills Available for Brazilian Customers, Including Show Do Milhão, Porta Dos Fundos, UOL Esporte, iFood, Leite Ninho, Cinemark, Uber, and More Brands Such as Bose, LG, Sony, JBL, Yamaha, Intelbras and Positivo Are Releasing Devices That Work with Alexa or Have Alexa Built-In Amazon announced that Alexa now speaks Brazilian Portuguese and is available for customers in Brazil. This new Alexa experience is built from the ground up for Brazil, and developers around the world are already creating skills and…

Amazon Is Moving Aggressively to Expand Alexa Beyond the Home, Says GlobalData

Following Amazon’s 2019 hardware launch event on Wednesday 25th September; Anisha Bhatia, Senior Technology Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on Amazon’s expanding product range: “The buzzword at Amazon’s event was, predictably, Alexa. Amazon is moving aggressively to expand Alexa beyond the home, where the popular voice assistant has so far had the most impact. Amazon wants Alexa to become an integral part of its customers’ lives everywhere, within reach, including when they’re…

Amazon Introduces 8 New Echo Devices

There Are Now Even More Ways to Access Alexa at Home with the All-New Echo, Echo Flex, Echo Dot with Clock, and Echo Show 8 Amazon introduced an all-new line-up of Echo devices that give you even more ways to add Alexa to your daily life—whether at home or on-the-go. Amazon also announced new Alexa features, smart home experiences, developer tools, and devices and services from eero, Ring, and other Alexa device makers. New Echo devices include: All-new Echo: Featuring an updated fabric design and even better…

Amazon Introduces an Array of New Devices and Features to Help Make Your Home Simpler, Safer, and Smarter

No Patience Needed: Amazon’s New Certified for Humans Program Makes It Easy to Find Stress-Free Smart Home Devices That Are Actually Smart Amazon announced an array of new programs, devices, and features that make it easier than ever for customers to find, setup, and enjoy connected devices in their homes. Amazon is making smart home simpler with Certified for Humans, a new program that helps customers find products that are tested to be simple to setup and work dependably with Alexa, and new devices like the Amazon Smart…

Comcast Business ActiveCore Platform Enhances Digital Experience; Providing Enterprises Greater Network Control, Flexibility and Peace of…

New “Digital-First” Features – Including Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant Integration – Enhance the ActiveCore User Experience Comcast Business announced new enhancements to the digital experience of the Comcast Business ActiveCore software defined networking (SDN) platform that give enterprise users the flexibility to monitor their networks across multiple locations, branch offices or data centers anywhere, on any device or even, with the sound of their voice. The ActiveCore SDN platform now allows enterprises to take…

GDPR Anniversary: Where are We on Privacy a Year Later?

A year ago, on 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law became enforceable. Across many industries, CISOs and senior management worried that the GDPR’s “least data necessary” collection requirements would greatly restrict, or even end, long-term working practices -- especially for marketers. So where are we today? Everywhere you look data protection has risen to the top of the agenda. Take a look at Facebook’s annual developer conference or Microsoft Build, and all you will see is the word privacy. …

VIZIO Announces Rollout of New Features on SmartCast 3.0 Next-Generation Smart TV Experience

Enhancements Include Revamped Interface, Performance Improvements, Expanded Voice Search Offerings and New Apps  VIZIO, Inc. announced today new features coming to VIZIO SmartCast 3.0, the latest iteration of its easy-to-use smart TV experience designed to bring users more of the entertainment they love, all in one place. From overall performance improvements and a newly designed user interface, to upcoming support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, expanded voice search functionality through Alexa and Google Assistant,…

Voice is the New Click: Why Voice Commands Will Replace the Click as the Standard Measure for Brands

The humble-but-powerful act of clicking a mouse cursor on a hyperlink has long served as the cornerstone of the now decades-old digital media revolution. The click enabled digital media to unlock new doors of measurement and analytics, making it possible to more closely understand engagement and marketing campaign performance, drive direct responses, and rapidly grow audiences. The click is the essential commodity that built giants such as Google and Facebook, and the beacon by which every digital marketer and advertiser…

7 Amazon Initiatives Driving Its $59.7 Billion Sales Figure in Q1 2019

Amazon initiatives continue to maintain strong financial growth in the competitive technology space. In its recently published financial report, Amazon confirmed that its sales grew by 17% to touch $59.7 billion in Q1 of 2019. The company is currently guided by its principle of customer obsession, vast scale of innovation and operational excellence across its operations. In this article, we tell you about the seven exciting Amazon initiatives from the last few months that have directly driven sales, enabling the tech…

Yext Releases 2018 Search Trends Data

Brand Interactions on the Rise Across Search, Volume of Reviews per Business Nearly Doubles Yext, Inc., the leader in digital knowledge management (DKM), released new research on how consumer search behavior changed in 2018. The data revealed that, as search technology has gotten more intelligent, consumer interactions with businesses are rising across the board in services like Google, Alexa, and Siri. In fact, new reviews per business location were up 87% in 2018 over the previous year. Businesses in nearly all…

Twelve Trends That Will Impact Social Media in 2019

As B2B Marketers, We Know That Currently, It’s Fairly Impossible to Do Anything with Marketing without Leveraging Social Media. So, We Ought to Know Which Independent Domains Will Drive Social Media in 2019 As the year ends, we predict the twelve trends that will make a difference in how marketers leverage social media for campaigning. 1. Data Today’s entrepreneurs have realized that the success of their business depends on how well they handle data and deploy it, over social media or otherwise. No wonder then,…