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Kenshoo, a provider of agile marketing tools, announced they were selected as one of the initial members of the Instagram Partner Program, a new program that distinguishes companies and their capabilities to run effective advertising campaigns, manage communities, source, and deliver content on Instagram.
Posted Nov 17, 2015
At Cxense Experience Americas, new data from a survey by Cxense, a provider of real-time data management and personalization solutions, found publishers understand the critical need for data for their business, but many still lag behind on using it to improve user experiences and digital revenue.
Posted Nov 17, 2015
A recent study about holiday shopping behavior from Yahoo and Ipsos revealed that 44% of consumers use a search engine as their primary or secondary step when researching holiday gifts, and that 53% spend more time online looking for the best deal. The new Yahoo Product Ads offer a way for advertisers to reach consumers with both search and display ads to drive results and improve return on ad spend.
Posted Nov 17, 2015
According to a new survey by Constant Contact, Inc., the majority of small businesses expect 2015 to end on a high note, with 67% expecting their annual revenue to exceed 2014 revenue. The economy remains an obstacle, however, with 46% saying it is still taking a toll on their business. Despite this, small businesses are maintaining a cautiously optimistic outlook, with 78% expecting 2016 revenue to increase (44% are expecting an increase of 10% or more; 34% expect an increase of less than 10%). The holidays, however, are invoking less confidence. When owners of B2Cs were asked if they expect 2015 holiday revenue to exceed 2014 holiday revenue, 40% said yes; 26% said no; and 34% were unsure.
Posted Nov 12, 2015
App Annie, a mobile app intelligence platform, announced the expansion of its Usage Intelligence product to offer data and insights to benefit telecommunications operators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Operators and OEMs can use this new offering for a host of different needs, including device-level metrics with segmentation by device type, data plan and more; identification and tracking of device and network usage patterns (especially off-network trends with WiFi); impact of mobile device usage and its effect on network profitability.
Posted Nov 12, 2015
TouchCommerce, a provider of omni-channel customer engagement solutions, announced its newest solution, TouchSocial, which delivers a personalized online engagement experience for brands and consumers on social networks with the purpose of increasing customer satisfaction and conversion. Through its use of APIs and shortlinks embedded in social posts, TouchSocial offers live and automated engagement to resolve customer issues, enable consumer sentiment analysis, amplify customer care resolution, and leverage the power of social recommendations.
Posted Nov 12, 2015
The Atlantic and Univision Digital, the digital division of Univision Communications Inc., are building a Spanish-language version of The Atlantic's digital publication, CityLab.com. The new destination, to be called CityLab Latino, will feature original journalism in Spanish as well as reporting from CityLab.com, adapted and translated for the new platform. CityLab Latino is expected to launch in early 2016 at Univision.com.
Posted Nov 12, 2015
LG Smart TV announced it will launch selected channels from Opera TV's portfolio in eight markets: the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, USA, Mexico and Brazil. The first phase of the Opera TV launch will include up to 18 channels in each country with thousands of videos ranging from movies and TV series, music, sports, news, lifestyle, nature and travel. More channels will be added periodically, representing a significant opportunity for video content owners to reach LG's vast audiences.
Posted Nov 10, 2015
YouAppi, a provider of data-driven mobile customer acquisition tools, announced the availability of its Actionable Cohort Analysis. YouAppi says it has achieved significant growth in 2015 and now reaches 1.1 billion mobile profiles.
Posted Nov 10, 2015
Episerver, a provider of digital content, digital marketing, and digital commerce solutions, introduced the Fall 2015 release of the Episerver Digital Experience Cloud. Offering new and converged functionality from Ektron and Episerver, the company says the Fall Release empowers marketers, merchandizers and digital developers to instantly realize their brilliant ideas through a super productive "people-first technology" platform.
Posted Nov 10, 2015
Email delivers the fastest and most accurate customer service in retail, far exceeding social media and other channels, according to new research from multichannel customer engagement software provider Eptica. "The 2015 Eptica Retail Multichannel Customer Experience Study" evaluated 500 U.S. retailers on their ability to provide answers to routine questions via email, the web, chat, Facebook, and Twitter. Additionally, 1,000 consumers were polled on how long they were willing to wait for responses on these channels.
Posted Nov 05, 2015
Smartling, a translation management software company, polled more than 150 marketers at INBOUND 2015 to learn where their organizations stand in terms of targeting prospects and customers who don't speak English as their native language - both in and outside of the U.S.
Posted Nov 05, 2015
Mosaiscope announced the official launch of its web-based platform presenting a mix of reading options. The platform provides comprehensive aggregation options by allowing news to be extracted from both sources and topics pre-selected by the user, as well as being able to add their own sources offering a truly unique and customizable platform tailored specifically to the users' preference.
Posted Nov 05, 2015
Extensis announced the immediate availability of Extensis Portfolio 2016, a digital asset management system designed to help companies and workgroups of all sizes efficiently manage asset creation, organization, and utilization. With new features including version control, asset check-out and check-in, file locking and secure storage, Portfolio 2016 claims to turbo charge content development workflows while offering peace of mind that assets are protected.
Posted Nov 05, 2015
Altitude Marketing, an integrated marketing agency serving technology-focused B2B companies, announced the launch of Everest, a new, full-service marketing automation solution. With Everest, Altitude clients can enjoy many of the benefits of enterprise-class marketing automation platforms.
Posted Nov 05, 2015
Online survey and form builder 123ContactForm has today announced that its new product, CaptainForm, a flexible WordPress form plugin, emerges out of Beta and enters V1.0. Based on Beta users' feedback, usability is improved and new advanced features are provided such as the flexible popup publishing method.
Posted Nov 05, 2015
Twitter says it is ditching the "Favorite" option and the star associated with it, and will instead allow users to "Like" a tweet by clicking on a heart. The change will also occur on Vine. Twitter has been testing out this relatively small change since June.
Posted Nov 05, 2015
Digital publishers, including self-publishing authors, worry over content quality and formatting as they continue to focus on digital production, according to a survey on trends in the digital publishing industry. The number of survey respondents that have digitally published continues to rise, to 72.9% from 63.6% in 2014, while the number of self-publishers jumped nine percentage points to 45.1%. The survey was jointly conducted by Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), and Bowker.
Posted Nov 03, 2015
In 2017 Google will roll its Chrome operating system-used on personal computers-into its mobile OS, Android. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google will give the world its first peak at the new combined operating system in 2016. The Chrome web browser will reportedly get to keep its name, but Chromebook laptops will get a new name once the change to Android has been made.
Posted Nov 03, 2015
SDL announced that its management system, SDL WorldServer, has been granted ISO27001 certification by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This important designation assures SDL customers that their translation management applications were written and are supported with security in mind, whether their deployment is on premise or SaaS-based.
Posted Nov 03, 2015
For iOS users it is hard to imagine that Google Play didn't already offer podcasts, but Android users will soon be able to subscribe to popular podcasts without the help of a third party app. But Google Play Music just announced a new self-service portal for podcasters in the U.S. to begin uploading their shows.
Posted Oct 29, 2015
PhotoShelter, the world's leading professional photography cloud service, announced the latest release of its best-in-class cloud-based Libris media management service. With the introduction of video capabilities, Libris delivers a feature rich Digital Asset Management solution for visual content. Libris enables content creators and marketers at companies of all sizes and across industries to improve their workflows and visual storytelling.
Posted Oct 29, 2015
IBM announced the addition of six new Watson Ecosystem partners who are developing apps and services powered by cognitive computing. The new partners, Engage, Macaw Speech, Opentopic, StatSocial, Vennli, and Domus Semo Sancus, are developing use cases in the areas of call center support, speech telephony, content marketing, social media analysis, survey analysis, and risk management.
Posted Oct 29, 2015
OneSpot announced the launch of a new integrated solution purpose-built for delivering cross-channel personalization of branded editorial content. The proprietary Content Sequencing platform, which helps brands build content-driven one-to-one relationships by personalizing and sequencing content to individuals no matter where they are in the digital journey, now extends engagement across website, e-mail, mobile, social, and paid digital channels.
Posted Oct 29, 2015
Last week we reported that Time Inc. had bought HelloGiggles and was thinking about buying xoJane and its sister site, xoVain. Now it is official: Time closed a deal with Say Media to buy the sites spearheaded by Jane Pratt. Terms have not been disclosed.
Posted Oct 27, 2015
Canto, a provider of digital asset management (DAM) solutions, announced it has aligned with inMotionNow, a provider of workflow automation solutions for marketing and creative departments. As part of the alliance, Canto has integrated its Cumulus enterprise DAM software with inMotionNow's creative work management (CWM) offering, inMotion.
Posted Oct 27, 2015
Progress announced major feature upgrades to Telerik Sitefinity CMS and Digital Experience Cloud, its content management and customer analytics platforms. The company says the new release provides more flexibility and agility for organizations to deliver contextually relevant, personalized experiences to website users, and offers new productivity enhancements that drive easier-to-use personalization options for the digital marketer's toolkit.
Posted Oct 27, 2015
A new study by Retention Science has uncovered the attributes that make up the perfect marketing email and the content that drives conversion. The data was derived from an analysis of more than 1 billion emails resulting in 60 million orders from brands such as Diamond Candles, Dollar Shave Club, and The Honest Company over the past two years.
Posted Oct 27, 2015
adjust, a business intelligence firm for mobile apps, has received $17 million in funding from Highland Europe. The funding round takes the company to a total of $30 million raised since it was established in 2012.
Posted Oct 22, 2015
In November Disney will launch a subscription service in Europe called DisneyLife. The service, which will allow users access to shows and movies that are not available through providers like Netflix, will come to other markets in 2016.
Posted Oct 22, 2015
Retale, a location-based mobile platform, announced the results of a commissioned study examining the actions and preferences of millennials using push notifications on location-based apps. The study, fielded online between September 23-24, 2015, polled 500 millennial adult men and women (18-34 years old) across the U.S.
Posted Oct 22, 2015
The newly released oXygen XML Editor version 17.1 includes updates and improvements to make users XML authoring and developing experience more productive and effective. The company says the performance of many of the integral components has been optimized and numerous features were enhanced and fine-tuned to make oXygen XML Editor more powerful, dynamic, and easy to use. It also features a spectacular new visual design that makes everything look crisp and beautiful.
Posted Oct 22, 2015
According to the "2015 State of the User Experience" Report released by Limelight Networks, Inc., a provider of digital content delivery, time spent online in the past year has dramatically increased-with 45% of respondents spending more than 15 hours a week on their laptop, tablet, or phone. Who is the group making up the majority of these power users? It's Baby Boomers-individuals aged 51-69. More than half (51%) are online 15 hours/week, as opposed to Millennials-individuals aged 18-33-at just 41%.
Posted Oct 22, 2015
Tuesday was a big day for YouTube. It announced a subscription streaming service, as well as a music streaming app. The membership is called YouTube Red and costs $9.99 per month for desktop, Android, and $12.99 per month on iOS. Eventually it will include access to exclusive content, and features a "save" feature.
Posted Oct 22, 2015
October appears to be the month for media acquisitions. Conde Nast-owner of big names like Vanity Fair, Wired, and The New Yorker-purchased Pitchfork, one of the internet's publishing pioneers. The music site launched in 1996, long before most of today's digital magazines, and has expanded to incorporate a music festival in Chicago and The Pitchfork Review.
Posted Oct 20, 2015
Zooey Deschanel's HelloGiggles is now part of Time Inc. The deal was announced in a post on the site. The post says, "Under Time Inc., HelloGiggles will continue to stand for the same mission we always have: to bring positive, empowering, smart, funny stories and videos to our readers and to support new female talent and give them a safe place to express themselves across the wilds of the internet." Time Inc. reportedly paid $30 million for the site.
Posted Oct 20, 2015
IgnitionOne, a marketing cloud provider, released its Q3 2015 Digital Marketing Report, highlighting trends and data for digital marketing across search, programmatic display, social, and mobile. The Q3 report demonstrated continuing trends in digital advertising metrics, marking the fourth straight quarter of growth in paid search spend in the U.S, up 12% year-over-year (YoY), as well as a 7% increase in spend for programmatic display.
Posted Oct 15, 2015
Boomtrain announced it has secured $12 million in Series A funding with participation from Sierra Ventures, Cota Capital, and Lerer Ventures. Boomtrain has raised more than $14 million to date, and will use the new funds to further advance its marketing personalization platform. By incorporating machine learning technology, Boomtrain enables marketers to create personalized experiences for each individual customer across email, web, and mobile apps.
Posted Oct 15, 2015
According to reports from The Awl and The Verge, Facebook is getting ready to launch an app called Notify. The app would allow users to subscribe to certain news providers, and receive real-time notifications when those outlets publish news.
Posted Oct 15, 2015
Are you tired of having to leave your Facebook app to buy something? Is shopping on your mobile device a bit of a pain? Well, the social media giant hopes to solve those problems for you. Facebook announced it is working on new features to help sellers make the mobile shopping experience easier.
Posted Oct 13, 2015
Qubit announced it has added three new solutions to its integrated Experience Management Platform to enable clients to further scale and optimize their online shopping experience. Qubit, which delivers data-first customer experiences, provides a digital experience management platform that integrates analytics, segmentation, AB and multivariate testing, and web personalization functionalities with its Visitor Cloud, a real-time data supply chain.
Posted Oct 13, 2015
Kenshoo, a provider of agile marketing solutions, announced a global partnership with Hootsuite, a widely used platform for managing social media, to help marketers better understand, attribute, and optimize the combined impact of their paid and owned social media marketing.
Posted Oct 13, 2015
In order to compete for ad spend with companies like Google and Facebook, 80% of digital publishers say they need better data-driven capabilities to help advertisers target their customers at scale, according to a report released by Econsultancy and Signal, a provider of real-time people-based marketing. While digital display advertising is growing at about 20% annually, ad revenues for the vast majority of digital publishers aren't keeping pace, and are even stagnant or shrinking for many, the report found.
Posted Oct 13, 2015
Tim Westergren, founder of Pandora, announced via the company blog that it has bought Ticketfly-an independent ticketing and digital marketing platform. Pandora paid a reported $450 million for Ticketfly. The aim is to help artists sell more tickets-especially at small venues-by targeting fans through Pandora. According to the post, "We've demonstrated that using smart, targeted messages, delivered to the right audience, at the right place, with the right music preferences can dramatically impact the attendance at shows."
Posted Oct 08, 2015
Amazon Prime Instant Video already brings TV shows and movies to your connected devices on-demand, but now rumors are surfacing that suggest it may be thinking about launching its own online television service. According to Bloomberg, Amazon has reached out to networks like CBS and NBC about including the channels in Amazon's line-up.
Posted Oct 08, 2015
New research confirms, according to Searchmetrics, that online marketers and website owners need to follow a separate strategy to help their pages rank higher in mobile phone searches on Google. It is essential to pay particular attention to the specific user experience and technical requirements for mobile visitors, while ensuring the underlying content on pages continues to be relevant and comprehensive.
Posted Oct 06, 2015
Cambridge Semantics, a provider of smart data solutions driven by semantic web technology, announced that it has joined the Google for Work Partner Program as a Google Cloud Platform Technology Partner. Cambridge Semantics' customers and partners require solutions that can adapt to dynamic infrastructures and this relationship allows the company to extend its robust smart data solutions to organizations that want to leverage Google Cloud Platform for a flexible and large-scale data platform.
Posted Oct 06, 2015
The results are in from a new Business-to-Business (B2B) Customer Experience (CX) study conducted by CustomerThink.com with support by InMoment. The report reveals that customer experience is becoming an increasingly critical priority for B2B companies, garnering more investment and driving business success.
Posted Oct 06, 2015
In a blog post on its website, Optimizely announced the general availability of its Optimizely Personalization solution. According to the post, "We built Optimizely Personalization to make it incredibly easy to connect data about your visitors - data such as behavior or information stored in your CRM - and use it to target experiences in real time."
Posted Oct 06, 2015
It seems that European digital publisher Axel Springer is on a shopping spree. Earlier this week it announced that it had entered into an agreement to buy 88% of New York-city based Business Insider for a reported $343 million. Then, just a day later, it announced it would buy a minority stake in the Thrillist Media Group.
Posted Oct 01, 2015
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