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Stay Alert and Remain in Touch with Family and Friends When You Dial 911 with 911 Alert

When an emergency occurs, knowing that your loved ones are safe can be a huge relief. A new app has been launched that alerts ten emergency contacts of any individual who dials 911 to report an emergency. Most people dial emergency services before calling their loved ones. The 911 Alert app bridges that gap by alerting their family and friends of their distress. Created by the CEO of Fight...Win…Survive, Steven VanDyke, the app allows users to present up to ten contacts they want to notify if they ever have to dial 911.…

Opinion: Exercise can be good for you and your country especially during a crisis like COVID-19

Public parks have been gated shut, beaches emptied and stadia deserted, as an unprecedented 2.5 billion people across the world are told to sit at home. Times are tough. The Coronavirus is real and as it spreads its tentacles across the globe it is taking its toll on the lives and livelihoods of people everywhere. Measures such as closing gyms, shutting sports facilities and staying at home put a limit on a person’s mobility and exercise. Necessary, but painful, as enforced inactivity can contribute to periods of intense…

Fruition Offers Free Hosting & Additional Digital Support

To ease the burden of COVID-19, Fruition is offering free web hosting to any U.S. based company affected by the Coronavirus, and has committed ⅓ of the technology team's time to support government and healthcare organizations through website support. Marketing Technology News: PPT Solutions Announces Kathryn Martin as New Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel If your business or organization has been impacted by COVID-19, Fruition is providing our enterprise level hosting platform at no charge for 180…

Consumers Shifting E-commerce Spending Toward Apparel and Footwear During Coronavirus Outbreak

New Data from Klarna Reveal that Gen Zers, Millennials and Gen Xers Used a Larger Share of Their Wallet on Clothing and Accessories than Any Other Category Last Week Klarna, a leading global payments and shopping provider, today released new data that indicate consumers in the US are shifting their share of e-commerce spending toward apparel, footwear and accessories as the COVID-19 outbreak continues. The company, which is used by 7 million shoppers and which has 4,000 retail partners in the US, analyzed all the…

41% of Consumers Delaying Major Purchases Due to Lockdown

White goods, cars and properties are top purchases being delayed New research from Mapp, the cloud-based digital marketing provider, has revealed the extent to which consumers are delaying major purchasing decisions due to the effects of the Coronavirus lockdown. The Covid-19 Consumer Confidence Report, published by Mapp Digital, has revealed that 41% of UK consumers are delaying major purchasing decisions due to the current situation. Marketing Technology News: New Retail Systems Research Survey Report Details Consumer…

Comscore Announces Launch of “QuickScore” for Local Television

New service provides preliminary ratings within 48 hours of a telecast to empower local TV to plan and evaluate with more immediacy Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, announced the launch of Comscore QuickScore, a television ratings report that provides viewership insights to local media within 48 hours of broadcast for faster, more efficient ad sales, programming and promotional decisions. Marketing Technology News: Insight Recognized in Gartner 2020 Magic…

Online Channel May Not Be the Saviour Clothing Retailers Hoped For, Says GlobalData

Since the UK Government enforced stores to close for the foreseeable future, many non-food retailers hoped that customers would divert spend onto their online channels. However, last week, Next - the UK’s third largest clothing retailer - announced that it was prioritising the safety of its employees by closing its distribution centre. As a result, many retailers may now feel pressured into shutting their own e-commerce operations bringing potential sales from this channel crashing down to zero, according to GlobalData, a…

AdTech Roundup: Top Things in Advertising Technology

Today’s AdTech Roundup covers the latest in Native and Programmatic Advertising, Technology, TV Advertising, Audience Data announcements from Xandr, Business Warrior, AppsFlyer, Tiger Pistol, Smartly.io, DMI, and True Influence. AMC Networks, Disney, and WarnerMedia Join Xandr in Powering the Future of TV Advertising Xandr, AT&T’s advanced advertising company, is working with leading media and entertainment companies including AMC Networks, Disney, and WarnerMedia to reinvent the way linear TV advertising is bought,…

eBay Launches “Up & Running” To Immediately Bring Small Businesses Online

With a new accelerator program that waives selling fees, eBay pledges up to $100 million in support of small business over the next three months As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, brick-and-mortar retailers are closing their physical doors, and economic data1 shows that half have only enough cash to survive for 27 days without new money coming in. In light of this situation, people everywhere are searching for ways to support the businesses in their community and beyond. Today, eBay is launching "Up & Running," …

Opinion: Young Jamaican’s Invention Could Help Tackle Spread of Viruses Like COVID-19

Five years ago more than 40 babies born in Jamaican hospitals became infected with lethal bacteria – half of them died. The bacteria Klebsiella, like the Coronavirus (COVID-19), is spread from person-to-person or via contaminated surfaces. It can be killed by hand-washing with warm soapy water. The situation caught the attention of technology student Rayvon Stewart based in Jamaica who set about finding a way to curb the spread of harmful germs. “I made a determined decision that I was going to find a solution to limit…

Tableau and U.S. Census Launch 2020 Census Response Rate Data Map

2020 Census Using Tableau Public Analytics to Mobilize Participation, Improve Customer Experience and Provide Data Transparency In recognition of Census Day, Tableau Software, the leading analytics platform, is announcing the recent launch of the U.S. Census Bureau's 2020 Response Rate Map, which leverages Tableau Public to provide a vital and transformative tool to help city, county and state officials mobilize residents to respond to the Census. Open data efforts like these are more important than ever because they give…

GumGum Partners with Ad Council on Campaign to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

To support the #AloneTogether PSA initiative, GumGum has begun running pro bono In-Screen ads promoting the importance of social distancing GumGum, Inc., an artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, today announced that it is working with the Ad Council on its efforts to communicate messaging that will help slow the spread of COVID-19. The company teed off the Ad Council’s coronavirus messaging efforts when it began serving in-screen ads featuring the hashtag #AloneTogether to…

New Retail Systems Research Survey Report Details Consumer Online Shopping Habits During Coronavirus

94% of Shoppers State That Online Shopping Will Be Essential During the COVID-19 Crisis Yottaa, Inc., the leading cloud platform for accelerating eCommerce, announced the publication of a new consumer survey research report titled, “The Early Effects Of COVID-19 On Online Shopping.” The research, which was conducted by Retail Systems Research (RSR) and sponsored by Yottaa, was designed to quantify the effects the coronavirus outbreak is having on US-based shoppers – and their shopping behaviors. Marketing Technology…

Enterprises are Migrating to Five9 in 48 Hours to Enable Agents to Work From Home During Coronavirus Outbreak

The Five9 Intelligent Cloud Contact Center Keeps People Working, Connected and Safe Five9, Inc., the leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, announced that as part of their ongoing efforts to help organizations execute their business continuity plans during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Five9 has enabled tens of thousands of contact center agents to work from home across the globe. Enterprises are Migrating to @Five9 in 48 Hours to Enable Agents to Work From Home During Coronavirus Outbreak…

Talkdesk Announces Flexible Deployment and Guardian to Securely Shift to Work-From-Home Solutions and Address Business Continuity Needs

Products #8 through #11 of Talkdesk 20-in-20 offer business continuity for response to the coronavirus outbreak with suite of flexible cloud deployment and security options Talkdesk, Inc., the cloud contact center for innovative enterprises, announced a suite of products and features to enable a swift, seamless and secure transition to Talkdesk cloud contact center solutions. Talkdesk Flexible Deployment™ offers companies an easy path to adaptability and business continuity; especially crucial in crisis scenarios. Paired…

Spectra Helps Customers Modernize IT Architectures with StorCycle Software 3.0 and Enhancements to its Data Storage Portfolio

StorCycle Software Now Supports Linux and Windows; Advanced Functionality for the BlackPearl Object Storage Platform Improves Infrastructures for Demanding Workloads Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, announced that StorCycle, its new Storage Lifecycle Management software, now supports Linux in addition to Windows operating systems, providing effortless data management for midsize and large enterprises. Spectra also announced enhancements to its BlackPearl Object Storage platform to…

ExpertFile COVID-19 Search Engine Connects Journalists, Experts

In response to unprecedented demand for expert sources and fact-based insights during the COVID-19 pandemic, ExpertFile has launched the COVID-19 Experts Search Engine, a specialized online resource designed to help newsrooms around the world ;access reliable experts to speak on a variety of topics related to the coronavirus. With millions affected worldwide by the COVID-19 pandemic, the dangers of misinformation and factual inaccuracy pose a potentially devastating impact on society. As the largest curated, open-access…

Domo Updates its COVID-19 Global Tracker with County-Level Infection Statistics, Stay-at-Home Orders and Testing-By-State Data

Robust, Interactive Tracker Available to Anyone to Use and Embed for Free Domo announced it has updated its free, interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Tracker with county-level infection statistics, stay-at-home orders and testing-by-state data. To support the worldwide effort to keep communities informed, healthy and safe, this free resource uses the Domo platform to help anyone see and understand COVID-19 data, and embed any of the visualizations in their own websites or operations. Updating every 10 minutes, the…

Smokeball Legal Case Management Software Releases Group Chat and File Sharing Feature to their Cloud Software

Release ensures that law firms affected by COVID-19 can continue working remotely without disruption Smokeball—a legal practice management software featuring case management, document automation, and billing capabilities—has added a messaging and file sharing feature that will ensure law firms affected by the coronavirus will be able to communicate internally and externally with colleagues and clients. Smokeball's hybrid cloud software allows lawyers, paralegals, and legal assistants to work remotely off- and online;…

Esports Media Rights Could Surge Due to Coronavirus, Says GlobalData

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a significant impact on esports, one of the fastest-growing areas of the gaming sector. Dozens of esports tournaments have been cancelled, with many more postponed indefinitely, and events scheduled to be held in stadiums are being moved online to mitigate the spread of the disease, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Rupantar Guha, Senior Analyst of Thematic Research at GlobalData, comments: “With the industry’s shift to online formats, brands are expected to…