cloudcrmDeloitteMarketing TechnologyNewsRob AckerSalesforceStephanie Slingerland Previous Article3Cinteractive and Automagi Partner to Enable RCS Business Messaging in JapanNext ArticleXactly Unveils AI-powered Solution to Deliver Real-Time Data-Driven Insights for Sales Salesforce and United Way Worldwide Introduce New Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud Volunteering Capability, Announce Kellogg Company and Deloitte as Customers PRNewswireJune 13, 2019, 9:44 pmJune 13, 2019 Launched in 2018, Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud is a platform for employees to find opportunities to engage in their communities. With more than 60,000 corporate partners, United Way engages with their employees to improve lives and strengthen communities around the world. The organization’s corporate partners contribute billions of dollars and countless volunteer hours to help those in need. Together, Salesforce and United Way are connecting corporations, employees and nonprofits at scale.Marketing Technology News: Tellius Named by Gartner as a 2019 Cool Vendor in AnalyticsTracking Impact on One Single PlatformIn addition to giving to causes by donating money, employees want to volunteer their time and skills. According to Povaddo, 68% of employees want their employers to provide volunteer opportunities.Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud has redefined community engagement in the workplace. With this tool, not only can employees connect with opportunities, companies can now automate the management of workplace campaigns and efficiently report on them. With this new volunteering capability, Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud will now enable employee-driven philanthropy through a single platform to track employee giving and report on impact.New key features include:Skills-Based Volunteering – Employees don’t just donate their time; now with Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud, they can donate their skills. Salesforce Einstein AI matches volunteering opportunities to each employee’s skills in a personalized dashboard.One Integrated Platform – For the first time, employees can see giving and volunteering opportunities and reporting side by side. They can choose whether they want to donate their money, time, or both in the same interface.Champion Role – With Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud, companies can designate Champion Roles, which allow the most enthusiastic employees to create volunteering opportunities, share stories, and make volunteering contagious.“Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud is ushering in a new era of corporate giving, and we’re thrilled to expand upon the innovations to make it even easier for employees to get involved,” said Rob Acker, CEO, Salesforce.org. “New generations of the workforce expect and demand that corporations take a leading role in making the world a better place, and Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud is delivering this solution.”“The Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud platform is the cornerstone of United Way’s commitment to changing how employers empower their employees to effect real change in their communities and to creating a real community of philanthropy in the workforce,” said Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide. “With the new volunteering capability, we are poised to help businesses mobilize their full game-changing potential in the communities where their employees live, work and play. We are excited by the momentum we’re seeing around Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud and look forward to continuing to work with employees and employers in more ways to advance our fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.”“Engaging employees with their communities is a growing focus for companies today in an effort to align employee and business values,” said Rebecca Wettemann, VP Research at Nucleus Research. “The new volunteering capabilities in Salesforce.Philanthropy Cloud will help deepen employee engagement, attract and retain talent, and elevate the workplace culture.”Marketing Technology News: BabbleLabs Raises $14 million Series A Financing from Dell Technologies Capital and Intel Capital to Accelerate Speech TechnologyTrailblazing Companies Choose Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud to Help Accelerate Social GoodKellogg Company, a global food company that strives to nourish families so they can flourish and thrive, has been a partner of United Way for more than 90 years. With Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud, Kellogg is now able to further elevate its Kellogg’s® Better Days commitment to help end hunger and create Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030. The company is deeply committed to advocating on behalf of hungry children everywhere and engaging people to help address the important issue of food security. Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud will better enable Kellogg’s employees across the U.S. to donate their time, money, and skills to the causes of their choice.“From our earliest days, Kellogg has been a purpose-driven company with a heart and soul,” said Stephanie Slingerland, global philanthropy lead for Kellogg Company and executive director of the company’s charitable funds. “Our employees are committed to giving back – from lending a hand when disaster strikes to packing thousands of meals for families in need. With this state-of-the-art tool and support from our partners at United Way, we’re able to better engage our employees and create even more Better Days for people and communities.”Marketing Technology News: Neongecko Inc. Launches “Neon AI SDK” – New “Software Development Kit for Artificial Intelligence” Supports AI Conversations in Multiple LanguagesDeloitte, a global provider of industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services, has been working with Salesforce as a go-to-market alliance since 2006. The organization is also committed to driving positive, societal impact with its corporate citizenship initiatives. In the U.S., Deloitte engages up to 25,000 professionals to volunteer annually in communities nationwide during its “Impact Day” of service and also inspires year-round volunteering to help build bridges to opportunity through programs such as mentorship through its RightStep™ college readiness initiative. Most recently, Deloitte has been recognized by Fortune’s The 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back and People magazine’s Companies that Care for its corporate social responsibility programs. With Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud, Deloitte will further connect its professionals’ volunteering activities to corporate giving initiatives and most importantly, to the causes and communities that matter most to them.“We believe that the power of human connection can help foster a more productive, innovative, and inclusive society. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for community-powered social impact by harnessing the collective power of Deloitte’s people and network to help change lives, build stronger systems, and shape the future,” said Doug Marshall, managing director of Corporate Citizenship, Deloitte LLP. “Integrating Salesforce.org’s Philanthropy Cloud into our corporate citizenship engine is a natural fit given our long-standing relationship with Salesforce and our commitment to fostering employee volunteerism. By empowering our employees to give back to causes that are important to them, we can help achieve lasting social impact for the greater good.”Marketing Technology News: Mastercard Digital Wellness Program to Enhance Transparency, Security and Choice for Online Shopping With new volunteering capability, companies can organize, administer and report on employee-led philanthropic initiatives on one unified platformSalesforce, the global leader in CRM, and United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit, announced a new volunteering capability for Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud that allows employees to volunteer and connect with the causes they care about. Salesforce and United Way are also announcing Deloitte and Kellogg Company as customers, leveraging Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud to provide a seamless and transparent giving and volunteering experience for their personnel.A Partnership to Revolutionize PhilanthropyToday, new generations of the workforce expect and demand that companies take a leading role in making the world a better place. Additionally, customers are increasingly basing their buying decisions on corporate values. In fact, 76% of customers believe companies are responsible for giving back to their communities.
Mill Point Capital Accelerates Anexinet’s Momentum in Helping Clients Provide a Complete Digital ExperienceAnexinet, a leading provider of digital business solutions, announced that it has been acquired by Mill Point Capital, a middle-market private equity firm focused on control-oriented investments in North America.The Mill Point team has extensive experience investing in transactions in the technology and business services sectors. Anexinet’s management team, including CEO Todd Pittman, will continue to lead the company, building on a strong track record of multi-channel application strategy and development, enterprise mobility, and full-lifecycle cloud/hybrid IT infrastructure support.Marketing Technology News: Verve Releases SDK 4.0 To Supercharge The Revenue-Generating Power Of In-App Inventory Anexinet is a leading technology consultancy and reseller, helping clients provide a Complete Digital Experience for employees, customers, and end users through transformative digital applications and platforms. For 20 years, Anexinet has delivered intelligent insights, customer engagement and enterprise modernization solutions that drive impactful business outcomes.Todd Pittman, CEO of Anexinet, commented, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Mill Point given their experience and relationships within the IT solutions industry. I am very proud of what our team has been able to accomplish and look forward to building on the momentum we have created over the past few years.”Marketing Technology News: Invoca Survey Finds Over Half of Consumers Only Offered Automated Communications By Brands Feel Frustrated When They’re Unable to Speak with a Live PersonMichael Duran, Managing Partner at Mill Point, commented that, “We are very excited to welcome Anexinet to the Mill Point family. Anexinet has grown into a leading specialized reseller in the IT marketplace under the leadership of Todd Pittman and his dedicated and skilled management team. We look forward to working with Todd and his team to further enhance Anexinet’s product and services capabilities.”Marketing Technology News: 4C Launches New Cross-Channel Video Solution to Help Marketers Reach Cord-Cutters and Cord-Nevers Across Streaming Environments Anexinet Continues Growth Under New Ownership PRNewswireJune 28, 2019, 6:09 pmJune 28, 2019 Anexinetdigital experienceMarketing Technology NewsNewsTodd Pittman Previous ArticleConnected TV is Transforming the Digital Advertising Ecosystem: ExtremLatest Video Benchmarks Report Shows 49% of Video Ad Impressions Going to CTVNext ArticleYext and Hootsuite Announce Integration Allowing Businesses to Manage Reviews and Social Media from a Single Dashboard
Deluxe Corporation Strengthens Existing Partnership With Salesforce to Accelerate Its Go-To-Market Strategy and Customer Engagement Business WireJuly 3, 2019, 12:47 pmJuly 3, 2019 Deluxe Is Transforming With Salesforce to Improve Customer Insights, Ignite Innovation and Reach Its Diverse Customer Base With Highly Relevant Products and ServicesDeluxe Corporation, a Trusted, Tech-Enabled Solutions Company, announced an expanded agreement with Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, to accelerate Deluxe’s go-to-market strategy and improve customer engagement by getting a 360-degree view of customers across its entire business.“Deluxe truly understands the importance of innovation and digital transformation to meet customer demands”Founded in 1915, Deluxe serves millions of small business, banking and enterprise customers, providing everything from printed products to websites, logos and payroll, AI-enabled payment processing to receivables management solutions and more. With this broad portfolio, Deluxe has accumulated customer data from multiple sources, varied across legacy tools and systems.As the company prepares for the next 100 years, it is focused on digital transformation and fundamentally changing its go-to-market strategy. This includes expanding its decade-long partnership with Salesforce, enabling Deluxe to better leverage its customer data to gain a holistic understanding of its customers across multiple business segments and deliver highly relevant products and services.Marketing Technology News: Creator by Zmags Brings Greater Agility to Ecommerce Creativity“Deluxe is transforming from a company known for traditional manufacturing and check printing to a tech-enabled solutions company,” said Mike Mathews, Chief Information Officer of Deluxe Corporation. “By expanding our existing relationship with Salesforce to include all aspects of its cutting-edge CRM platform, we will be able to provide our more than five million customers with an incredible and growing product portfolio tailored to their needs. The ability to have a single view of our customers is a game changer for Deluxe.”In partnership with Salesforce Success Cloud advisory services, Deluxe is consolidating its customer service, direct and indirect sales, digital commerce, analytics and marketing systems onto a single CRM platform. This will offer Deluxe unprecedented insight into its diverse customer base and the ability to cross-sell and up-sell products and services best suited to each customer.Marketing Technology News: Evolution Digital and Vast Broadband Announce Agreement for Full App-Based TV Offering with eMERGE User Experience“Deluxe truly understands the importance of innovation and digital transformation to meet customer demands,” said Dave Justice, Executive Vice President at Salesforce. “Deluxe will now be able to access the full power of Salesforce to engage their customers and partners in a whole new way.”As part of this long-term agreement, Deluxe and Salesforce will also collaborate to provide mutual small business customers with innovative product solutions, including Deluxe’s growing portfolio of Small Business Solutions and Salesforce Essentials. More details on the partnership will be communicated in the Fall during Deluxe’s appearance as a speaker at Salesforce’s annual event, Dreamforce, the world’s largest software conference.Marketing Technology News: Amperity and Snowflake Partner to Help Joint Customers Power Customer 360 Initiatives crmDave JusticeDeluxe CorporationMarketing TechnologyNewsSalesforceTech-Enabled Solutions Previous ArticleHitachi High-Tech Group to Lead Japanese Distribution of SparkCognition’s Automated Machine Learning Modeling Product, DarwinNext ArticleTechBytes with Christopher Mohs, VP Strategy and Ops at Cora + Krist
Accelerators Launched for Rapid Execution and Faster Time to Market MTS Staff WriterJuly 11, 2019, 7:39 pmJuly 11, 2019 Rapid PIM implementation enables inRiver partners to deliver unique time-to-value programs for customersinRiver, the leading SaaS product information management (PIM) company, announced its inRiver PIM Accelerators offering. The partner-driven program allows customers to deploy industry-specific PIM solutions to drive rapid results for immediate business impact.“The ever changing product and technical landscape in the retail furniture industry requires a faster PIM implementation than others, which makes companies like American Furniture Warehouse a perfect fit for the inRiver PIM Accelerator program,” said Alex Moss, President, Aperture Labs. “Because time to market can determine success or failure for a new product or marketplace, there is no time to waste in standing up a PIM solution. These tested and proven vertical solutions solve that challenge for customers like American Furniture.”Marketing Technology News: Community Management Is the Main Course for Hospitality SectorThe inRiver PIM Accelerators program is delivered exclusively through inRiver’s global partner network. Customers who select industry-focused solutions from the accelerator program will experience the benefits of PIM as quickly as possible through a streamlined and proven methodology. This process enables customers to add more features and functionality when they need to scale their business, saving resources and reducing time to value. Accelerator Program Verticals include: Construction and do-it-yourself (DIY) – Using a PIM system to communicate with industry databases significantly enhances product information quality, speeding up time-to-market and increases productivity within an organization. inRiver connects with product databases to reduce manual administration work and enable automatic population of standard data and digital assets.Food and beverage – With all product information in one place with built-in GS1 quality assurance, less resources are required for costly and time-consuming administration, allowing food and beverage companies to focus on developing their brands.Retail – The syndication and omnichannel needs for many retail products require accurate and consistent product information across the board; with inRiver PIM Accelerators, retail companies can get their PIM system up and running within 90 days, allowing them to turn a profit faster. Designed for success across highly-targeted industries, the new program has been piloted by 10 select partners across the US and Europe. Accelerators have already been successfully implemented by partners for over 25 customers around the globe. Marketing Technology News: British Gas Goes the Extra Mile to Improve Customer Experiences with Local“Customers in verticals like construction and DIY solutions and food and beverage have complex and specific product information management needs to meet the challenges of the highly-customized B2B buyer,” said Henrik Påhlsson, Director Information Management for Commerce, Avensia. “Pre-built templates and flexible data models drive PIM value quickly for Avensia customers across these verticals.” “inRiver and our partner network are committed to bringing efficiencies to the product information lifecycle, because agility and time-to-value are incredibly important to our customers and their business,” said Thor Johnson, CEO, inRiver. “inRiver PIM Accelerators provide the market with tested and pre-configured solutions suited for customers in key verticals that need to get their PIM up and running as soon as possible. Based on the results of our pilot program, we expect continued success and wider adoption of PIM solutions globally.” inRiver has a broad and talented partner ecosystem, as it is the backbone of the inRiver Community. This network of industry, e-commerce, technology, and marketing experts work closely with inRiver to market, sell, and support inRiver PIM and relevant technologies to customers.Marketing Technology News: Sponsorship Made Simple for Personal, College, Sports, Community Events etc. Marketing Technology NewsNewsRapid ExecutionSaasThor Johnson Previous ArticleBrave Expands Advertising Platform to Mobile Devices and Launches Brave Ads Certified Vendor ProgramNext ArticleAd Fraud to Cost North American Advertisers $100 Million a Day by 2023
ALS AssociationBIGtokendata management technologydigital marketingNewsSocial Reality Previous ArticleMerkle Named 2019 Pegasystems’ Partner Excellence in Digital Transformation RecipientNext ArticleImperva to Acquire Distil Networks, the Industry-Recognized Leader in Bot Management SRAX and The ALS Association Give BIGtoken Users a New Way to Donate Real Money with Their Data Earnings PRNewswireJune 7, 2019, 3:22 pmJune 7, 2019 Social Reality, Inc., a digital marketing and consumer data management technology company, announces that BIGtoken users will have the option to donate their earnings to The ALS Association.The announcement comes just as The ALS Association has launched its Challenge Me campaign in observance of the fifth anniversary of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. As part of its digital fundraising initiative, the Association will introduce a new spin on its digital fundraising by accepting cash donations from consumers’ BIGtoken data earnings.“We’re excited to partner with The ALS Association as the largest nonprofit to be featured in the BIGtoken platform,” said Kristoffer Nelson, COO at SRAX and co-founder of BIGtoken. “We’re constantly expanding ways consumers can generate and capture value from their data. Through BIG, the real dollars they earn can be shared with their charities of choice, and we’re proud our premier partner is The ALS Association.”Marketing Technology News: Box Maintains Aggressive Revenue Growth in Q1; Reveals Loyal Customers Continue to Drive Sales“The ALS Association is pleased to partner with BIGtoken,” said Tina Zeff, Executive Vice President, Development at The ALS Association. “We’re happy that consumers have the opportunity to help find a cure for ALS by donating the value of their data to The ALS Association, directly through the BIGtoken platform. By taking greater control of their digital data through the platform, they are able to put their data earnings to work, funding important research and empowering people with ALS to live their lives to the fullest.”Marketing Technology News: Hitachi and Virtusa Partner to Advance AI in Financial ServicesBIG’s technology continues to make a positive impact on consumers around the world, while opening new fundraising opportunities for charities that can benefit. Additionally, advertising and data management industries for both consumers and advertisers continue to see the benefits as the growth of BIG continues to skyrocket worldwide. As marketers increasingly turn to data solutions to grow their businesses, BIG assures the information collected about their target audiences meet their business needs in a consumer positive approach without regulatory risk.Marketing Technology News: US Podcast Ad Revenues Hit Historic $479 Million in 2018, an Increase of 53% over Prior Year, According to IAB & PwC Research
domain authorityEcosystemMarketing TechnologyMozNewsSarah BirdSEOUberall Previous ArticlePriceless Experiences Are Coming to a Smart Speaker Near YouNext ArticlePhrasee Launches Dashboard to Give Marketers Real-Time Revenue Review of Global Email Campaigns Moz Expands Partner Ecosystem, Delivers Best-of-Breed Local Presence Management & SEO Business WireJune 18, 2019, 1:55 pmJune 18, 2019 New partnership additions include Uberall, Web.com, SinglePlatformMoz, Inc., the leader in search engine optimization technology, announced the expansion of its Partner Ecosystem. Uberall, Web.com, and SinglePlatform join the ecosystem to offer customers an expansion of best-in-class resources.The partnership with Uberall enhances Moz’s local presence management platform to allow customers an even greater breadth of features to increase visibility in local search, while the partnership with SinglePlatform provides more vertical-focused businesses, like restaurants and spas, the opportunity to include online menus to reach patrons.Google’s recent changes indicate a continued evolution into local search, as February saw algorithm updates giving Local SERP features new abilities such as, “Get in Line” and “Reserve with Google.” As Moz doubles down on Local SEO, these partnerships allow for the SEO leader to deliver valuable insights and accurate, incomparable data.Marketing Technology News: Triton Digital Integrates Centro’s Basis Platform with the a2x Programmatic MarketplaceWith unparalleled listing management and distribution, validated listing accuracy, duplication detection and closure, and advanced analytics for traffic, ranking, customer behavior and competitive intelligence, Moz delivers performance-driving insights and recommendations that help businesses gain an edge over their competitors.“Similar to Moz, we believe search is the critical marketing strategy that will help grow businesses; so, it’s no surprise CMOs are implementing SEO initiatives and seeking the best search resources to stay ahead of the competition,” said Florian Huebner, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Uberall. “Partnering with Moz was a strategic move by both organizations to hone in on Local SEO and continue to lead the industry.”Marketing Technology News: Mindtree to Showcase Contextual, Real-Time Solutions for Personalized Traveler Experiences at HITEC MinneapolisOver the past year, Moz positioned itself as the leading SEO technology and authority in keyword research, link building tools and now Local SEO. To add even more value for its customers, Moz launched a complete overhaul of Domain Authority, Moz’s proprietary scoring system; and acquired STAT Search Analytics, a leading provider of SEO software and longtime friend of Moz. Both announcements came on the heels of the launch of Moz’s new link index, which made data 35x larger and 30x fresher; and its keyword Corpus expansion, which doubled.“Our partner ecosystem plays a critical role in helping us meet the high demand for better SEO practices, tools and expertise, and it puts the power of the Moz platform into the hands of more enterprises, agencies and SMBs,” said Sarah Bird, CEO of Moz. “As Google becomes more locally focused, we want to ensure users have access to the right resources to maximize exposure to prospects and customers.”Marketing Technology News: CoreMedia Announces CoreMedia Content Cloud – Marketing Connector on Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Cloud Marketplace
AppExchangemarketing cloudMarketing TechnologyNewsPaige O’ NeillSitecore Previous ArticleTelefónica to Offer Google Cloud Solutions to Companies Around the WorldNext ArticleBrand Safety Institute Opens Training & Certification Program For Brand Safety Officers Sitecore Expands Functionality for Salesforce Marketing Cloud, on Salesforce AppExchange with Better Personalization and Segmentation PRNewswireJune 18, 2019, 10:20 pmJune 18, 2019 Offering ability to personalize experience down to individual regardless of language, site or countrySitecore, a global leader in digital experience management software, announced expanded functionality of Sitecore Connect for Salesforce Marketing Cloud at Salesforce Connections, the customer engagement event of the year. With the new enhancements, the combination of Sitecore Experience Platform and Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Sitecore Connect delivers hyper-customized experiences by enabling marketers to better understand customer behavior and preferences. Sitecore Connect is available on Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways.“The reality most marketers work in today is one of disjointed platforms and information silos, making it difficult to enhance brand experience or create personalized content,” said Paige O’ Neill, chief marketing officer at Sitecore. “The integration of Sitecore and Marketing Cloud delivers an enhanced experience across channels, and with our latest iteration, users can better personalize the customer experience, regardless of language, site or country.”Marketing Technology News: Shoppers Take Center Stage in the 2019 Retail Systems Research Report on eCommerce Website Performance“The Sitecore and Marketing Cloud integration is delivering powerful results for our customers–especially in the area of personalized web content management,” said Robert Begg, VP, Product Marketing for Salesforce Marketing Cloud. “The additional Sitecore Connect enhancements will make it easier for our customers to create personalized content across different languages, sites and regions, and will further help improve cross-channel engagement and analytics.”Building on the existing integration, this new phase will enable:Flexible work among multiple environments with better personalized experiencesEasy access to content, images, and data from Sitecore Experience Platform to enhance Salesforce Marketing Cloud campaignsA single view of each customer, with no need to cross-referenceIncreased synchronization between platformsHeightened user insight on customers, creating deeper personalization at scaleMarketing Technology News: Mongolia’s Mongolsat Networks Optimizes Multi-Screen Video Delivery with Verimatrix and moTV.euAt Noon on June 19th at Salesforce Connections in Chicago, Safeco Insurance will co-lead a presentation in the Lake Shangri-La Theater on the many ways that the company is leveraging Sitecore Experience Platform and Salesforce Sales and Marketing Clouds to create more personalized experiences. Safeco, a Liberty Mutual company, has used all three platforms in order to create customized broker journeys for the hundreds of thousands of independent agents who rely on their website to serve their customers.Marketing Technology News: Study: Consumers Reject Brands That Advertise on ‘Fake News’ and Objectionable Content Online
The importance of big data as a key theme driving merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been highlighted by Salesforce’s recent purchase of data visualization specialist Tableau for $15.7 Billion.It followed soon after Google bought another analytics company, Looker, in early June for $2.6 Billion.Ed Thomas, Principal Analyst in GlobalData’s Technology Thematic Research team, commented, “The data analytics acquisition trail may now see further activity with companies such as Domo and Alteryx becoming potential M&A targets as those vendors that need to beef up their data analysis capabilities find the pool of available data specialists to acquire dwindling.”Marketing Technology News: Haoqipei Secures US $60 Million in Series D Funding to Further Accelerate Growth of its Online B2B Auto Parts MarketplaceGlobalData’s Thematic Research has identified big data as one of more than 50 key themes impacting the technology sector over the next two years, driving sector M&A activity.Thomas continues, “The challenge for enterprises is not collecting data data is not scarce, nor is it difficult to extract but deriving actionable insight from the wealth of information that they accumulate on a daily basis. This is where big data technologies come in, with their ability to handle extremely large, diverse datasets that, when analyzed, can reveal patterns, trends and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interaction.”Marketing Technology News: Zeno Media and ADORA Cooperate on Strategic Marketing and Mobile App Content for Diaspora ListenersGlobalData’s Thematic Research reveals that both legacy back office and modern cloud-first solutions share one common denominator: data. The more data, from the most sources in the most timely manner, the better. This is big data.Amazon and Alphabet have been identified by GlobalData as leaders in the big data theme and are joined by Chinese firms Alibaba and Baidu, Salesforce and Splunk, IBM in IT services, Qlik Technologies in decision management applications, Software AG in enterprise applications, and Cloudera in cloud management platforms.Thomas adds, “Companies who invest in the right themes, such as big data, become success stories while those who miss the big themes end up either falling behind their competitors or failing altogether.”Marketing Technology News: Adaptive Ad Systems Completes Installation of New Ad-Insertion Equipment on National Cable TV Systems Adds 40,000 Additional Subscribers Acquisitionbig dataMarketing Technology NewsNewsSalesforceTableau Previous ArticleQualcomm and ZTE to Advance 5G Cloud Gaming on Live NetworksNext ArticleExtreme Networks to Acquire Aerohive Networks Salesforce’s $15.7 Billion Tableau Acquisition Highlights Big Data as Key Theme, Says GlobalData MTS Staff WriterJune 26, 2019, 8:15 pmJune 26, 2019
Actor Karan Patel, who plays the lead role of Raman Bhalla on Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, has confirmed his exit from the popular TV show. The actor has been a part of the family drama since 2013 and is now looking forward to growing beyond the show to take on new work commitments.Confirming the news of leaving Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Karan told Times of India, “All good things come to an end and so does Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. The show will always remain close to my heart and I am thankful to Ekta Kapoor for giving me Raman Bhalla.” There were multiple reports doing the rounds that the actor was apparently unhappy with the show’s story line and hence decided to quit it. However, Karan’s publicist clarified it was purely due to scheduling conflict. As per reports, the makers have already roped in another actor opposite Divyanka Tripathi, who plays Ishita Bhalla, wife to Karan’s Raman Bhalla. Karan will reportedly be replaced by Chaitanya Choudhry, who was last seen in Dil Hi Toh Hai in a negative role. Follow @News18Movies for more Karan will next be seen in stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi for which he is travelling to Bulgaria soon, confirmed his representative.”We tried to work our dates out to accommodate many commitments but because that did not seem possible we have chosen to end a very memorable journey of Yeh Hain Mohabbatein that gave him so much love and care, for which he will always be grateful,” Karan’s publicist said in a press statement on his decision of quitting the show. “We would like to duly mention that had it not been for Yeh Hain Mohabbatein a lot that has come our way including Khatron would not have happened. I urge you to continue loving and adoring Karan the way you have all this while. It’s a tough show we have up against us with Khatron Ke Khiladi. Make him win and let’s cheer him on… and for all you know post it all, we may soon enough see you at the movies.” Chaitanya Choudhrydivyanka tripathiekta kapoorIshita Bhalla First Published: July 21, 2019, 8:19 AM IST
New Delhi: A 17-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his home in southwest Delhi’s Vasant Vihar, police said Thursday.The deceased had recently taken admission in Class 11, they said. On Wednesday, the hospital authorities informed the police that a 17-year-old boy was brought to the hospital by his parents, police said. He was declared brought dead and the body was handed over to his relatives after the autopsy, a senior police officer said.In a written note left behind by the boy, he had said, “Mummy, Papa. Sorry”,” the officer said.The boy, in the note, however, did not state any reason for taking such an extreme step, he added.During the investigation, police learnt that the teenager was scolded by his father for placing an order for earphones. However, it is being verified, the officer said.So far no foul play has been suspected in the matter, he added. The teenager was the only son of his parents. He had two sisters. His father is working with Keshav Mahavidhyala, Delhi University, as a peon, police said. delhisuicidevasant vihar First Published: July 4, 2019, 10:53 PM IST
akal takhtParkash Singh BadalPunjab Sacrilege CaseSIT First Published: May 31, 2019, 7:31 PM IST Chandigarh: The SIT probing the desecration of scriptures in Punjab in 2015 has filed a chargesheet, claiming that the police firing which killed two protesters was a pre-planned handiwork of the then deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, the former state police chief and the Dera Sacha Sauda head.The chargesheet filed by the special investigation team of the Punjab Police on May 28 has also accused six others, including a former Akali MLA, for the firing at Kotkapura in Faridkot district that killed two men protesting against cases of desecration on October 14, 2015. The SIT chargesheet also claimed that Sukhbir Badal arranged a pardon by the Akal Takht Jathedar to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan in a 2007 blasphemy case.Sukhbir Singh Badal and his father Parkash Singh Badal had earlier dismissed the SIT probe ordered by the Congress government led by Amarinder Singh.Dismissing Sukhbir Badal’s claim that he was abroad when the police firing took place, the SIT stated that it was “nothing but an attempt to take a defence alibi”.”The investigations suggest that he was aware of each and every development which was taking place in Punjab. However, the office of the chief secretary has been requested to provide complete details,” the chargesheet read.The chargesheet claimed that the police firing at Kotkapura was “totally unprovoked” and the action was the outcome of a “conspiracy” between high profile politicians and senior police officials in connivance with the Dera chief and his followers.The SIT said the role of the then CM Parkash Singh Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal, then DGP Sumedh Singh Saini and the then Ferozepur range DIG Amar Singh Chahal was being investigated.The SIT claimed that the blasphemy case registered against Ram Rahim was cancelled at the behest of Sukhbir Badal on January 25, 2012, five days before the assembly polls, to get the votes of Dera supporters.According to the SIT, actor Akshay Kumar arranged a meeting between Sukhbir Badal and Ram Rahim to ensure a pardon for the Dera chief from the Akal Takht for allegedly posing as a Sikh guru.”The investigation conducted by the SIT reveals that a meeting between Sukhbir Badal and dera chief Ram Rahim was arranged by film actor Akshay Kumar on November 21, 2018,” the chargesheet said.”In this meeting, it was decided to ensure the grant of pardon to the Dera head by the Jathedar of the Akal Takht,” it added.Akshay Kumar has dismissed the allegation.The SIT said 15 cases of sacrilege were registered between October 10 and 31 in 2015.The SIT filed the chargesheet under various charges, including attempt to murder, against former Kotkapura MLA Mantar Singh Brar, the then Ludhiana police commissioner Paramraj Singh Umranangal, former SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma, the then Additional deputy commissioner of police Ludhiana Paramjit Singh Pannu, the then Deputy Superintendent of police Baljit Singh, the then SHO Kotkapura Gurdeep Singh.
arvind kejriwalDelhi Chief Ministerdelhi governmentJal Shakti Minister First Published: July 8, 2019, 10:43 PM IST New Delhi: Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Saturday expressed surprise over the Delhi Jal Board not giving credit to the Centre in posters advertising a sewage treatment plant project, which Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal conceded was “indeed very odd”.The project at Okhla is a part of Yamuna Action Plan III and the Centre is providing 85 per cent of the funds for it. The Delhi government is its implementing agency. “While coming from Noida, I saw a number of posters on the roadsides wherein Kejriwal is congratulating Delhi. You could have expressed gratitude to the Centre, too. Afterall, we are providing 85 per cent of the funds for it,” Shekhawat said in a lighter vein. Reacting to it, Kejriwal said, “Shekhawatji is right. I also saw the posters. It was indeed very odd. Since the DJB is organising the event, they could not see anything except their boss’ picture.” “I request the DJB officials to be careful in the future and give credit to all stakeholders,” he said.Kejriwal, however, said a change can be brought only when everyone worked together.”If everyone starts working separately and demands credit, no change can happen,” he said.
SpaceX postponed the planned deployment of 60 Starlink satellites on Wednesday night, May 15, due to strong upper-altitude winds.The announcement came at around 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday evening, just 15 minutes before SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was due to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.Standing down today due to excess upper level winds. Teams are working toward tomorrow’s backup launch window, which opens at 10:30 p.m. EDT— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 16, 2019Another launch attempt will be made at around the same time on Thursday, the Elon Musk-owned space company said.The mission, when it happens, will mark the first major deployment of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites designed for the provision of low-cost, high-speed global internet to unserved or underserved locations around the world.Sixty Starlink satellites have been packed into the nose cone of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that’s waiting to launch. Over the next eight years, the company plans to deploy around 12,000 of the satellites into low-Earth orbit to create its widespread broadband network as part of a project said to be costing the company $10 billion.Its first goal is to deploy 4,425 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit at an altitude of between 690 miles (1,110 km) and 823 miles (1,325 km). These will act as the backbone of Starlink’s internet service.An additional 7,518 additional satellites will be deployed at a lower orbit of between 208 miles (335 km) and 215 miles (346 km) above Earth, and these will be used to boost capacity and reduce latency, especially in heavily populated places.When the Federal Communications Commission agreed to the plan last year, it stipulated that SpaceX must launch 50 percent of its proposed satellites within six years and all of them by 2027, unless a waiver is granted.The private space company has so far deployed just two Starlink satellites, both for test purposes. The February 2018 mission was deemed a success and paved the way for SpaceX to prepare for this week’s much bigger deployment.SpaceX faces tough competition in the space-based internet race, with the likes of Facebook, Amazon, and SoftBank-backed OneWeb each working on similar projects.Elon Musk tweeted last weekend that “much will likely go wrong on 1st mission.” If the windy weather that scuppered Wednesday’s launch effort is the worst thing that happens to Starlink, the SpaceX boss will be a very happy man, indeed. This is what 60 SpaceX internet satellites packed into a rocket look like SpaceX joins internet-from-space race with launch of 60 Starlink satellites Watch live as SpaceX tries, for the third time, to launch 60 Starlink satellites Starlink: String of satellites captured in cool video a day after launch Amazon takes another step toward being your home internet provider Editors’ Recommendations
As it currently exists, Facebook mixes posts from liked Pages in with all the status updates and shared content from personal accounts. Users scrolling through their News Feed are just as likely to see news articles and posts by pages as they are content from friends and families. Under this new test, though, users need to toggle over to the new feature that is dedicated to Facebook Pages content.The test is being limited to a half-dozen small countries, but some publications in them are reporting seeing a negative effect on their site traffic. The goal here seems to be a move on Facebook’s part to get publishers to buy more advertisements if they want their pages seen in the ‘old’ News Feed.It is anyone’s guess whether the change will become a permanent part of all Facebook users’ feeds, or whether Facebook will ultimately scrap the test. While the splitting may reduce the amount of time users spend scrolling to see status updates from friends, it is also inconvenient when you’re wanting to quickly see all posts together — now you have to toggle between the two, essentially making users repeat the task a second time.Should this become a permanent part of Facebook’s News Feed, it is possible users will see less Pages content overall. If that happens, it could mean yet more trouble for publishers who are increasingly affected by — and growing weary of — Facebook’s tweaking. Users in Bolivia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Serbia, Slovakia and Sri Lanka are seeing the new feed arrangement.SOURCE: Reuters Facebook is testing a feature that some users aren’t happy about, but that others welcome for its enhanced decluttering effect: a split news feed. This split feed breaks the Facebook News Feed into two separate components, one that is dedicated for family and friends, the other that is dedicated to Pages the user follows. However, the move could spell bad news for some publishers who depend on Facebook for traffic.
Story TimelineiPhone X upgrade pre-approvals now availableT-Mobile iPhone X price and trade-in official details: everything to knowReport: iPhone X Face ID sacrificed specs to save production [Update: Apple responds]iPhone X preorders: Are you buying? Though launch day is just a week from today – November 3 – Apple’s website now shows a 5-6 week waiting time for the iPhone X. This is true regardless of color, storage size, or carrier. If you’re trying to order any model of iPhone X from Apple’s website, it looks like you’ll be waiting for it to arrive until the beginning of December. Of course, that launch day iPhone X preorders sold out in a matter of minutes is hardly surprising. Analysts have been predicting all along that Apple’s initial iPhone X stock would be limited, thanks to low yields for a few key components. Those include the dot projector necessary for Face ID to work and, to a lesser extent, the OLED panel, which is made exclusively by Samsung.When you consider that new iPhones have always traditionally been in short supply anyway, it shouldn’t be shocking to see iPhone X delivery pushed out to 5-6 weeks. The hope is that whatever component shortages Apple was dealing with at first clear up soon, but as far as the Face ID sensor is concerned, we may not see yields increase to a more acceptable level until early 2018.If you missed the chance to get a launch day iPhone X from Apple, there’s always a chance that you may be able to get one from a carrier, though you should expect the same shipping estimates pretty much everywhere at this point. Your next best bet is lining up outside of your local Apple Store on launch day – Apple previously said that it will have stock available for walk-in customers on November 3, but stock levels will probably be similarly low. Did you manage to get an iPhone X pre-order in? Head down to the comments section and let us know! Earlier this morning, preorders for the iPhone X went live on Apple’s website. It was something iPhone fans have been looking forward to since September, but as many of us expected, you had to be quick on the draw to grab an iPhone X for launch day. Those initial phones sold out quickly on Apple’s website, and now a lot of people have an extended wait ahead of them.
Apple will ship the 2018 iPhones with USB-C to Lightning cables, at least according to sources that leaked the alleged plans on Weibo. In addition, the sources claim, Apple will ship the upcoming iPhone lineup with a new 18w USB-C power adapter for fast charging, a move that may mirror the MacBook’s transition to USB-C. The claim was published on Weibo by a user without a track record for leaks, and it was then spotted by MacRumors. The Weibo post includes a very simple power adapter illustration showing rounded edges, the outlet prongs, and what looks like a USB-C port. Supply chain sources were supposedly behind the information, but there’s no way to know for sure at this point. Apple has already transitioned its MacBook lineup to USB-C and doing similar with its iPad and iPhone products would be welcomed. Fast charging has become a vital feature for many users and is available on the current iPhone lineup.To utilize the feature, though, users must — for now, at least — buy a Lightning to USB-C cable to use with their existing third-party USB-C power adapter, assuming they don’t have a MacBook USB-C power adapter. Bundling the gear with the upcoming iPhones would give buyers everything they need to use the feature right away at no extra expense.Though it’s not stated by the leaker, it’s possible we’ll see the same 18w power adapter included with future iPad Pro models, bringing the same out-of-the-box fast charging ability. As with any leak from an unknown leakster, though, this may not prove true in the end.SOURCE: MacRumors
Apple has released macOS Mojave, the latest version of its Mac operating system, bringing with it a new Dark Mode along with paving the way for iOS app support. The update, which is free to existing Mac users, also offers a new Dynamic Desktop feature along with Stacks, which promises to help tidy up your digital workspace. Story TimelinemacOS Mojave revealed with Dark Mode5 Quick new features in macOS MojavemacOS Mojave public beta released: Here’s what you get It’s Dark Mode which will be the most obvious change, of course. The new dark color scheme is optional, an alternative to the usual light color scheme familiar from earlier iterations of macOS. It’s designed to be easier on the user’s eyes, particularly when they’re working in low-light conditions. Dark Mode is supported across all of Apple’s native Mac apps, such as Mail, Maps, Calendar, and Photos. However, it’ll be up to third-party developers to enable support for their software, if they so choose. Stacks, meanwhile, aims to tidy up the desktop. Based on the idea that the macOS home screen can end up a mess of icons and files as it’s used as a temporary clearing house but never actually managed, Stacks will automatically organize files into groups based on content. For example, Stacks will group together images, presentations, text documents, and PDFs, though it can be set to sort by other attributes such as date or tags. You may well want to enable Stacks, if only to see the new Dynamic Desktop. Rather than a single wallpaper, that now includes a set of images that shift according to the time of day. For launch, it’s – unsurprisingly – the Mojave Desert, which transitions from dawn, though morning and midday, to dusk and finally evening. The changes aren’t all aesthetic, though. The updated Finder, for instance, now includes a gallery view and a preview pane, the former allowing for visual skimming while the latter offers up metadata without having to right-click and select “Info” first. There are now Quick Actions in the preview pane, for creating PDFs – including password-protected PDFs – and running custom Automator actions. Quick Look supports the rotating and cropping of images, making up PDFs, and trimming video and audio clips, all without loading Preview. In Screenshots, there’s now video recording, and easier access to editing tools. Pressing shift-command-5 brings up a series of controls for still and video capture, and you can now set a timer too. If you’re an iPhone user, meanwhile, Continuity Camera further blurs the line between iOS and macOS. You can use the new “Import From” option in Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Note, Mail, and other apps, to turn the iPhone’s camera into a handy scanner. It’s not the only iOS integration, though: News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home are all newly added to macOS, using the iOS code in fact. Apple says that third-party developers will be able to transition their iOS apps for macOS in 2019.Elsewhere, there’s a new Mac App Store which promises to make it easier to find both software you know you need, and highlight new apps you might not have heard about. Safari gets Intelligent Tracking Prevention to stop social networks’ “Like” and “Share” buttons and comment widgets from sharing information about you between sites, and there’s simplified user agent sharing to minimize how much personal data is accessible by different sites. Website icons have been added to browser tabs, optionally, to make identifying what tab holds which site more straightforward. Siri gains HomeKit control, as well as broader knowledge across a variety of topics, and there’s an Emoji menu in Mail. Numerous other changes below the surface promise to make your existing Mac hardware run faster, too. macOS Mojave is a free update, available through the Mac App Store. You’ll need a Mac released mid-2012 or later, or a 2010 or 2012 Mac Pro with one of Apple’s recommended Metal-capable graphics cards.
“We think we need about 10 million people on a given platform to make it sustainable and profitable for all kinds of developers,” Zuckerberg said at the opening of the Oculus Connect 5 keynote in San Jose, CA this morning. Even ten million, though, is going to be a challenge. As a result, on the developer side Oculus is committing to compatibility of future devices with existing software and VR content. It’ll encourage developers to make their titles cross-platform compatible, whether you have a Rift, Go, or a new Oculus Quest. Meanwhile, it’ll also lock in now the “key attributes of the ideal VR system,” Zuckerberg says. That means standalone performance, cutting the wires that currently tether high-end headsets to a gaming PC. It also means supporting hand tracking, “because that’s the way you’re going to interact with things and people.” Finally, it’ll commit to 6DoF tracking. However, if it’s going to be successful, Oculus also needs to engage with users more effectively. That has led to these faintly terrifying expressive avatars, which will build on the existing personalized avatars that the company already had. There’s more visual fidelity – as Lucy Chen, product manager at Oculus pointed out, you can even make eye-contact now – along with spooky floating hands with which you can gesture. Honestly, as someone who isn’t particularly swayed by virtual reality, these new avatars feel more awkward than engaging. They don’t reach “Uncanny Valley” levels yet; they just look… odd. Like waxworks trying to come alive on an uncooperatively warm day. Oculus’ focus, though, seems to be not only making a platform that you pick up and put your face into when you want to do some gaming, or to watch YouTube VR or other virtual reality content. Instead it’s still aiming to make VR the meeting room – and coffee shop – of tomorrow. “Cities and roads are occupied by employees who need to meet face to face,” Andrew Bosworth, VP of consumer hardware, pointed out today. That, he argued, is a sign of just how important in-person meetings and collaboration is. Oculus is betting that, for its virtual replacements to those in-person meetings, we’ll need to see avatars that look more like us – and with faces that can move in similar ways to us. It’s also counting on more affordable headsets, like Oculus Quest, to make VR less of a periodic experience and more like just another tool in your daily workflow. “We really think we’re onto something significant here,” Hugo Barra, VP of VR, insists. “For the first time you can deliver Rift-like experiences to a much wider audience … Moving forward, we are going to invest significantly in this new platform.”In short, if Oculus has its way, you won’t be able to escape these expressive avatars. Whether that’s a good thing or not, well, that’s up to you. Oculus will launch personalized expressive avatars later this year, adding the ability to show facial expressions and more through the virtual versions of each VR user. It’s part of the Facebook-owned company’s attempt to reach a billion users, something social network CEO Mark Zuckerberg concedes that Oculus is only around 1-percent of the way to completing so far. Story TimelineOculus Go Review: So Simple, So GreatYouTube VR released to Oculus GOOculus Rift Core 2.0 rolls out to everyone next month