Tag: Commerce

Tomi.ai raises $1M to help brick-and-mortar companies optimize digital ads

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Tomi.ai, an AI-powered platform that optimizes digital ads, today announced that it raised $1 million in seed funding contributed by Begin Capital and the Phystech Leadership Fund. Founder and CEO Konstantin Bayandin says that the proceeds will be put toward expanding the size of the […]

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Salesforce and AWS expand partnership to launch integrations

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Salesforce today announced an expansion of its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) that the companies say will make it easier for enterprises using Salesforce and AWS together to deploy business apps. In the near future, developers will be able to build apps by connecting […]

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Lucidworks: Chatbots and recommendations boost online brand loyalty

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Pandemic-related shutdowns led consumers to divert the bulk of their shopping to online — and many of those shoppers are now hesitant about returning to stores as businesses begin to open back up. A recent survey of 800 consumers conducted by cloud company Lucidworks found […]

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Linux Foundation initiative advocates open standards for voice assistants

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Organizations are beginning to develop, design, and manage their own AI-powered voice assistant systems independent of platforms such as Siri and Alexa. The transition is being driven by the desire to manage the entirety of the user experience and integrate voice assistance into multiple business […]

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Transform 2021: Where does your enterprise stand on the AI adoption curve?

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. VentureBeat’s annual AI survey returns alongside Transform 2021 this July 12-16, 2021.  Transform, the world’s leading event on applied AI for enterprise business & technology decision makers, will host thousands of executives across industries to share their AI and data technology stories.  VentureBeat is bringing […]

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Blockchain indexing firm The Graph enlists Streaming Fast in $60M grant deal

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. The Graph Foundation awarded a $60 million grant to StreamingFast to get it to join its ecosystem for indexing the decentralized internet for search purposes. It’s the closest thing to an acquisition in the decentralized web business, but it doesn’t quite count as one. Under […]

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Why game companies like Sony are using anti-cheat and anti-piracy technology (VB Live)

Presented by Denuvo Piracy, app cloning, and multiplayer cheating continue to target games of every size. Join VB’s Dean Takahashi and others to learn how game publishers and developers can protect their franchise, preserve their app store and in-app purchase revenues, and retain players in this VB Live event. Register here for free. Along with […]

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Introhive raises $100M to automate customer relationship management

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Introhive, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) customer relationship management (CRM) automation platform, today announced that it raised $100 million in a series C funding round led by equity firm PSG. The funds, which bring the company’s total raised to over $140 million to date, will be put […]

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Transform 2021 puts the spotlight on women in AI

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. VentureBeat is proud to bring back the Women in AI Breakfast and Awards online for Transform 2021. In the male-dominated tech industry, women are constantly faced with the gender equity gap. There is so much work in the tech industry to become more inclusive of […]

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Opinion: Andreessen Horowitz is dead wrong about cloud 

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. This post was written by Rich Hoyer, director of customer FinOps at SADA, a business and technology service provider. In The Cost of Cloud, a Trillion-Dollar Paradox, Andreessen Horowitz Capital Management’s Sarah Wang and Martin Casado highlighted the case of Dropbox closing down its public […]

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Salesforce’s AI surfaces relationships to drive sales

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Salesforce today announced Einstein Relationship Insights (ERI), an AI-powered research tool that autonomously explores the internet and internal data sources to discover relationships between customers, prospects, and companies. Salesforce claims that ERI can help sales reps close deals faster by acting as a virtual agent […]

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Business leaders need to map out strategies for the next five years

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. This post was written by Doug Randall, a CEO coach at the Trium Group. Although the global crisis is far from over, it’s time for business leaders to turn their collective gaze to the next five years. The shrewdest businesses imagine what the future may […]

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Lightspeed buys Ecwid and NuOrder for $925M to ‘unify commerce ecosystem’

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Lightspeed, the company behind an integrated point-of-sale (POS) system used by the likes of Sony, Goop, and Five Guys, has announced plans to acquire Shopify rival Ecwid and digital catalog builder NuOrder in deals worth $500 million and $425 million respectively. The acquisitions come as […]

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TSMC’s 5nm chip enhancements steer AI driving, 5G

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is pressing ahead with more improvements to its industry-leading 5-nanometer process technology, including the introduction of its N5A enhancement for automotive application processors designed for AI-enabled driver assistance and N6RF for 5G smartphone chips. TSMC is billing N5A as a […]

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Chronicle raises $3.2M for fan-focused, NFT-based digital collectibles cards

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Chronicle has raised $3.2 million to create a fan-friendly marketplace for digital collectible cards based on nonfungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs have exploded in other applications such as art, sports collectibles, and music. NBA Top Shot (a digital take on collectible basketball cards) is one example. Built by Dapper Labs, […]

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SAP expands portfolio with a slew of business transformation tools

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. During its online Sapphire Now conference, SAP revealed it has extended the reach of its analytics cloud platform and rolled out additional managed digital transformation services. SAP is also delivering on a promise to integrate the process analytics platform it gained with the acquisition of […]

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Shareholder activists demand reforms from Amazon, Google, and Facebook

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Investors and activists are presenting Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter with a list of shareholder resolutions this week that call for investigations into alleged racial bias in Amazon’s facial recognition software and other surveillance products, stronger safeguards against the spread of disinformation on Facebook, and […]

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iBanFirst updates target cross-border payments for enterprises

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Sending payments across borders remains a complex task for large enterprises. Moving money internationally involves juggling exchange rates, navigating banking networks, and understanding archaic rules. While Transferwise has been successful at helping consumers solve these issues, Paris-based iBanFirst is attacking the problem for large corporations […]

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Museum of Crypto Art will raise money to support NFT community artists

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. The Museum of Crypto Art (MOCA) will raise money through sales of cryptocurrency tokens to help the budding community of cryptocurrency artists, including those who have embraced nonfungible tokens (NFTs). The museum is virtual art gallery, and it first opened in April 2020. It is […]

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Sales automation platform RightBound nabs $12M

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. RightBound, a startup offering a platform to automate sales processes, today announced that it raised $12 million in a funding round led by Innovation Endeavors. With the new capital, the company plans to double its headcount by 2022, hiring new positions at its offices in […]

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Contentsquare raises $500M to measure the impact of digital experiences

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Contentsquare, a software-as-a-service customer experience analytics platform, today announced that it raised $500 million in a series D funding round led by Softbank Vision Fund 2. The round, which follows the company’s $190 million series D in May 2020, brings the company’s current valuation to […]

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Roambee adds AI analytics to supply chain tracking with Arnekt deal

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. There’s no such thing as having too much data when it comes to logistics and supply chain tracking. That’s why supply chain visibility company Roambee has been adding ways to give enterprises greater visibility into how shipments move around the world. Earlier this month, Roambee […]

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