Tag: Commerce

re:Invent recap: Amazon showcases cloud computing innovation

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more Amazon held its 10th re:Invent conference this week. The annual event, held this year in Las Vegas as well as online, reveals new technologies designed to support its […]

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AI-powered ecommerce platform Convious raises $12M

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more Convious, the Amsterdam-based company that offers an AI-driven ecommerce platform for the experience economy, today announced it has raised $12 million. Convious says its technology enables dynamic pricing […]

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Okcoin commits $1M to bring more women into crypto

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Okcoin said it will dedicate $1 million to bring more women into the cryptocurrency market with the goal of reaching 50% female […]

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How to use the right data for growth marketing in a privacy-centric world

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more This article was contributed by Jonathan Martinez Data has always been a critical component of the craft of growth marketing. From being able to pinpoint the time of […]

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Myty maker Off raises $3.5M to create social avatars for ‘microverses’

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Off, which is creating a social avatar “microverse” platform dubbed Myty, has raised $3.5 million in seed funding. The co-leaders of the […]

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Report: 76% of U.S. startups feel confident about entering 2022

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more According to a new report from Angel Investment Network, confidence has strongly returned to the startup ecosystem in the U.S. and in the U.K. 18 months since the […]

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‘Tis the season for cyberattacks: 3 tips for protecting your business

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more This article was contributed by Johanna Baum, CEO, and Founder of S3 Cyberattacks, or the threat of an attack, might be top of mind during the festive season […]

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Accelerate your marketing plan by leveraging AI for content creation

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more This article was contributed by Ajay Mangilal Jain, Senior Partner of AI & Automation Practice at Wipro Limited Ecommerce has long been growing in popularity with private consumers […]

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No-code conversational sales solutions provider Whatslly gets $11M

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more Whatslly, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based company that offers enterprise-level conversational sales solutions for customer-facing interactions, today announced it has raised $11 million. Whatslly provides a no-code plug-and-play solution […]

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Report: AI has assisted half of all business owners during the labor shortage

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more A new report from Unsupervised indicates that one in two business owners implementing AI say it has helped their business during the labor shortage. As companies continue to […]

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No-code webhooks provider Svix snags $2.6M to simplify software management

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more Today, webhooks as a service provider (WaaS) Svix announced a $2.6 million pre-seed round of funding with Y Combinator and Aleph. The organization claims it will use the […]

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Digitizing Spaces: Why keeping a digital copy of your physical space is key

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more Every industry is currently riding the wave of ‘digital transformation’. Whether to increase efficiency and productivity or enable teams to operate remotely, most companies have been forced to […]

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Deprecating the cookie: The impact of eliminating third-party identifiers

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more This article was contributed by Josh Perlstein, Chief Executive Officer of Response Media The digital marketing world is becoming even more complex: 62% of customers prefer personalized products […]

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Report: Nearly half of online shoppers will cut ties with a retailer if personal info is compromised

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more A new report from NTT Application Security has found that 94% of consumers understand the risks of online shopping. However, 46% say they would stop shopping with a […]

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Stellar Cyber raises $38M to provide 360-degree visibility across attack surface

Stellar Cyber, the innovator of Open XDR, has raised $38 million in an oversubscribed series B funding round led by Highland Capital Partners, with full participation from all existing investors including Valley Capital Partners, SIG, and Northern Light Venture Capital, and new strategic investor Samsung. This new round brings Stellar Cyber’s total funding to more […]

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Mytaverse launches a metaverse for business travelers

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Mytaverse wants to make executive travel obsolete with its business metaverse for people who would ordinarily be jetting around the world. The […]

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Cymbio raises $20M to help ecommerce brands manage marketplaces with automation

Cymbio, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup providing a marketplace automation platform, today announced that it raised $20 million in series B financing led by Corner Ventures with participation from Udi Angel, Vertex Ventures, and Yuval Tal and other individual angel investors. The round brings the company’s total raised to $30 million at a “nine-figures” valuation, […]

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How Web3 is democratizing revenue for the HTML5 game space

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  In the HTML5 game space, there’s no solid pathway to distribution, especially compared to mobile games. You have to work tirelessly to […]

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App analytics provider Mixpanel becomes latest unicorn

Mixpanel, a service that offers analytics for websites, apps, and other products and services, said it has raised $200 million in a series C round of funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $1.05 billion. That makes Mixpanel a “unicorn,” or a startup valued at over $1 billion. The funding comes at a time of explosive […]

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How OfferFit uses self-learning AI to stop customer churn

Running a business optimally isn’t only about finding and convincing customers to buy your product. It’s also about retaining customers who’ve already bought your product so they will remain loyal to you. Stopping customer “churn” has long been a big business behind the scenes, but historically it’s been a slow, tedious process. Boston-based marketing-tech startup […]

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Justt emerges from stealth with $70M to fight chargeback fraud with AI

Justt, a company developing an AI-powered platform to fight fraudulent chargebacks, today emerged from stealth with $70 million raised across three funding rounds, including a series B led by Oak HC/FT and two previously unannounced rounds led by Zeev Ventures and F2 Venture Capital, respectively. CEO Ofir Tahor says that the proceeds will be used […]

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Report: 91% of attacks on tech platforms now come from bots

According to a report from Arkose Labs, recent data predicts a 60% increase in online fraud across all industries. Arkose Labs released new data on the latest fraud trends, revealing increasingly frequent threats during the holidays, rising attacks by bots, and a resurgence in attacks on travel companies. As shoppers fill their online carts, account […]

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OpenAI rival Cohere launches language model API

Cohere, a startup creating large language models to rival those from OpenAI and AI2Labs, today announced the general availability of its commercial platform for app and service development. Through an API, customers can access models fine-tuned for a range of natural language applications, in some cases at a fraction of the cost of rival offerings. […]

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Report: New banking trojans rise 80% each year

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  According to Nokia’s 2021 Threat Intelligence Report, the number of new banking trojans increased 80% year-after-year in the first half of 2021. These trojans, which were found to be particularly active in Latin America and Europe, specifically […]

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With the Metaverse on the way, an AI Bill of Rights is urgent

There is a lot more than the usual amount of handwringing over AI these days. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger put out a new book last week warning of AI’s dangers. Fresh AI warnings have also been issued by professors Stuart Russell (UC […]

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Report: Multiple data breaches common in past year

A new report from Cornell University and FreedomPay found that stakeholders were almost universally satisfied with internal risk assessment processes (96%) and cybersecurity systems (95%), despite the reality that one in three (31%) has experienced a data breach in the past. Among companies that had suffered a breach, most (89%) had experienced multiple breaches in […]

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Why Microsoft may beat Zuckerberg to the metaverse

When comparing Meta — formerly Facebook — and Microsoft’s approaches to the metaverse, it’s clear Microsoft has a much more grounded and realistic vision. Although Meta currently leads in the provision of virtual reality (VR) devices (through its ownership of what was previously called Oculus), Microsoft is adapting technologies that are currently more widely used. […]

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How proptech is removing friction from the home-buying process (VB Live)

Presented by Envestnet | Yodlee A new wave of fintech is penetrating a wide range of financial processes, thanks to the accelerating adoption of digital solutions during the pandemic. Join this VB Live event to learn more about the tremendous opportunities available for entrepreneurs. Registration here for free. The pandemic kicked off a tremendous amount […]

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United Nations shows off NFT art highlighting climate crisis

The United Nations showed off the winners of its nonfungible token (NFT) climate initiative called DigitalArt4 Climate. The UN-led NFT Climate Initiative showed off the results of its art climate initiative at United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland. The UN-Habitat group partnered with Unique Network, IAAI GLOCHA, and Exquisite Workers […]

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Wearable tech transforms data collection and analysis for athletes

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Several health-conscious people utilize health trackers to stay on top of their goals and overall well-being. With that in mind, it is no surprise that wearables for athletes also are gaining momentum and providing new insights. Guiding […]

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Standard AI acquires ThirdEye and teams up to bolster autonomous checkout tech

San Francisco headquartered Standard AI, a startup providing autonomous checkout technology for the retail industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition and hiring of the London-based computer vision startup ThirdEye Labs. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2017, Standard enables retailers to set up a cashier-free checkout experience. The company […]

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