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Okta Raises the Industry Bar With 99.99% Uptime for Every Customer

The world’s leading independent identity platform delivers unprecedented global reliability for millions of remote workers and consumers Okta, Inc., the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, announced a major milestone in cloud reliability and uptime, offering 99.99% uptime to all customers in every region of the world at no additional cost. Through its distributed and highly available cloud architecture, now Okta customers of every size – whether free developer instances, up to the largest…

Mastercard Announces Partnership With Facebook for Brazilians to Send and Receive Money Using WhatsApp

WhatsApp users in Brazil can now transfer funds and pay companies directly in the app, quickly, conveniently and securely Mastercard today announced the extension of its partnership with Facebook to offer an innovative way for Brazilians to send and receive money to friends and family on the WhatsApp app. Mastercard cardholders who make bank transactions with Nubank and Sicredi will be the first in Brazil to use the tool on WhatsApp. Soon, more banking partners are expected to join the program. Using Mastercard Send ,…

IEIC Welcomes Uber Technologies as New Founding Member

The Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee (IEIC), an independent committee that promotes internet diversity and resilience through the formation of new global internet nexus points, today announced that Uber, has joined as a founding member. Dr. Jason Black, Head of Global Network Infrastructure at Uber Technologies, will be representing the company alongside the IEIC's other founding members. Black leads Uber's global network infrastructure team and has helped to build a multi-billion dollar web scale company and…

PROS Holdings, Inc. Announces Appointment of Carlos Dominguez to Board of Directors

PROS Holdings, Inc., a provider of AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy, announced the appointment of Carlos Dominguez to its board of directors effective April 29, 2020. Dominguez joins the board as an independent director. A seasoned technology veteran with over 30 years of industry experience, Dominguez is president of Sprinklr, a global, social-media-management company. Marketing Technology News: Xactly Announces New Salestech App on Slack to Track Sales Performance Prior to joining…

IDC Launches Future of Trust Practice to Provide Context into the Digital Economy

Over the past five years, International Data Corporation (IDC) has been documenting the rise of the digital economy and the digital transformation that organizations must undergo to compete and survive in this economy. To that end, IDC announced the launch of nine new research practices in 2020 that bridge its traditional technology market view with a business outcomes view. The objective of the practices will be to provide context to what is happening in the digital economy – explaining the desired business outcomes, such…

Adobe Unveils First Digital Economy Index

New Index Measures Digital Economy in Real-Time; COVID-19 Drives Surge in eCommerce and Buy Online, Pickup In-Store Adobe unveiled the Adobe Digital Economy Index, the first real-time barometer of the digital economy, which analyzes trillions of online transactions across 100 million product SKUs in 18 product categories. Growing at a faster pace than the economy as a whole, the digital economy has never been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers and businesses across the globe grapple with a…

PROS Named Winner in 2020 CRM Watchlist Award

Company Recognized for Sixth Year in a Row for Impact in CRM Space; Scores Highest in ‘Customer’ Category PROS, a provider of AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy, announced it was named a winner in the prestigious 2020 CRM Watchlist. Created by leading CRM thought leader and industry analyst Paul Greenberg, the award recognizes companies that had the most impact in the CRM market in 2019 and have the most promise for the future. PROS selection is its sixth CRM Watchlist recognition in a row,…

Why the Private Sector, Not Just Governments, Needs to Take the Lead in ‘Cleaning up’ Europe’s Digital Economy

The technology industry has had a tumultuous year. Many organizations have come under fire for data misuse and questionable data handling practices. And some of the biggest household names in technology and business have been tarnished for the way they knowingly or unknowingly use black hat methods to obtain and use consumer data for Marketing purposes. Only last month, Twitter admitted it inadvertently used users’ phone numbers, initially supplied to help bolster their security, to serve them ads instead. And who can…

Top 5 Mobile Ad Tech Trends at DMEXCO 2018

The digital economy is evolving at breakneck speed and DMEXCO, which took place in Cologne on September 12 and 13, gathered thought leaders across the digital marketing industry under one roof. The 41,000 visitors-strong event is held annually in Germany, so the focus is both on global and European topics. This year’s motto was “Take C.A.R.E.” – a timely reminder that the digital economy is aware of users’ needs and the ad tech industry should be making a shift towards more transparent communication. With pivotal changes…

Ambient Digital Group Appoints Yvette Ces as Regional Associate Business Director

Yvette Ces joins as Regional Associate Business Director to drive Ambient Digital’s growth in Myanmar Digital media and marketing solutions company, Ambient Digital Group, has appointed Yvette Ces as Regional Associate Business Director. Her responsibilities will include heading up the Myanmar business to expand on its strong growth. Ces will work from the Yangon office, and be responsible for all sales, marketing and new business activities, as well as back end operations. Myanmar, an emerging market predicted to…