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UK-based Volume releases tool for marketers to train NLP engines

UK-based Volume releases tool for marketers to train NLP engines

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Natural Language Processing engines are becoming common tools in marketing applications like chatbots, but they require training. UK-based marketing agency Volume, which specializes in conversational solutions, is now out with what it describes as the “first Training and Testing-as-a-Service platform for natural language data models.” The platform — called QBox — helps marketers test whether […]

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JLINC launches an open consent-managing protocol

JLINC launches an open consent-managing protocol

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There’s a lot of consent being given these days, and there are a lot of solutions to manage that consent. A new open protocol called JLINC offers another choice. Developed over the last three years, the protocol was launched May 25, the day that the consent-requiring General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. A […]

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The story of data, Part 5: Where are we going?

The story of data, Part 5: Where are we going?

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Throughout this Story of Data, we’ve talked about where we are now and how we got here. We’ve questioned who owns data and whether it will ever really be secure. So, what does the crystal ball say about the future of data? Buckle up. No matter what happens, it’s going to be an interesting ride. […]

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LiveRamp adds outside quality scoring to its third-party data marketplace

LiveRamp adds outside quality scoring to its third-party data marketplace

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For marketers, the biggest issue with third-party data is quality. Usually, the only way to test the quality is to run a campaign and see if the data delivers results. This week, identity resolution provider LiveRamp is out with what it describes as the first data scoring initiative for third-party data segments. The initiative makes […]

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Mary Meeker’s newest Internet Trends report: Clouds keep rebuilding the landscape

Mary Meeker’s newest Internet Trends report: Clouds keep rebuilding the landscape

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When clouds take over, all the weather patterns change. That’s the clear subtext in the trends mapped out in this year’s version of the Internet Trends 2018 presentation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers’s venture capitalist Mary Meeker, presented at Code Conference Wednesday. She points to the adoption of cloud computing — notably, the launch of […]

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Google to join IAB Europe's Transparency and Consent Framework

Google to join IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework

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Google will soon join the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework, the company confirmed Tuesday — just three days before the May 25 deadline for enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The news was first reported by AdExchanger. The framework is designed in part to allow advertisers and publishers to […]

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Dialpad buys TalkIQ and adds AI to UberConference and other services

Dialpad buys TalkIQ and adds AI to UberConference and other services

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Dialpad, a business communications services firm whose products include business conference provider UberConference, announced this week it has acquired TalkIQ, which provides real-time speech recognition. The resulting combination, Dialpad said, will allow it to deliver VoiceAI that provides actionable intelligence from conversations as they happen. Although Dialpad previously offered voice-to-text transcripts of voice mail, this […]

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Billboard-measuring Geopath enters the 21st century with new geolocation platform

Billboard-measuring Geopath enters the 21st century with new geolocation platform

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As those hulking static billboards have been replaced by bright and frequently changing digital signage, the out-of-home (OOH) market has seen a variety of vendors offer a range of platforms and techniques for measuring effectiveness. This week, a 75-year-old nonprofit organization, Geopath, is releasing a new Insights Suite that is trying to bring more order […]

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As GDPR approaches, marketers are moving away from their reliance on third-party data

As GDPR approaches, marketers are moving away from their reliance on third-party data

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With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) soon to be in full force, marketers are looking to move away from their reliance on third-party data. GDPR is a set of sweeping rules that govern the handling of European Union users’ data, no matter where they are located. The deadline for enforcement of the legislation is […]

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Identity is having its moment, but most martech isn't ready

Identity is having its moment, but most martech isn’t ready

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Have you noticed anything different about the LUMAscape lately? Recently, the imposing cluster of logos representing the marketing technology landscape grew a little denser. Nestled under the data management platform (DMP) category, and to the right of the increasingly hyped customer data platform (CDP) grouping, lies a new class of martech: identity. Click to enlarge And it’s about time. [Read the full article on MarTech Today.] Opinions […]

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You vs. data: Where people fit in modern retail marketing strategy

You vs. data: Where people fit in modern retail marketing strategy

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Think about all the data you have as a retail marketer. Not just the volume of it; the actual contents of it. E-commerce site performance. In-store performance. Product feed. Demographics. Search. Social. Mobile. CRM. Shopping behavior. Geography. Competitive intelligence. Data surrounds you. But here’s the rub: If every data point doesn’t track to a business […]

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MarTech Today's GDPR guide for marketers is now available

MarTech Today’s GDPR guide for marketers is now available

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As the May 25, 2018, deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) draws near, you may find yourself wondering what a European Union (EU) law has to do with you. The short answer is: everything. GDPR is a sweeping set of new data privacy rules that govern the collection and use of […]

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Facebook to change terms of service for members outside Europe ahead of GDPR

Facebook to change terms of service for members outside Europe ahead of GDPR

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Facebook will change the way it administers its terms of service (TOS) for 1.5 million users in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America, the company confirmed today. Though users in those territories previously agreed to TOS dictated by the company’s corporate entity in the EU nation of Ireland, now they must legally agree to be bound […]

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Bottos launches a marketplace for data to train AI models

Bottos launches a marketplace for data to train AI models

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Countless marketing platforms are utilizing artificial intelligence, such as predictive modeling that recognizes patterns. But, to recognize patterns and find insights, an AI engine needs to be trained with lots of examples. A Singapore-based startup called Bottos says that the cost of data to train the model can take up half the budget for an […]

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Survey: Chasm exists between brands and consumers on data privacy

Senators introduce privacy “bill of rights” to protect consumer data

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Earlier this month, U.S. senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced a privacy “bill of rights” to protect American consumers’ personal data. The Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-provider Network Transgressions (CONSENT) Act would require the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish privacy protections for customers of online edge providers like Facebook […]

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How GDPR may help drive blockchain usage for content

How GDPR may help drive blockchain usage for content

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The application of blockchain to content authentication has been gaining traction, and it may get an extra push from the zeitgeist brought about by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is designed to protect consumers and change the way companies approach consumer data. Though GDPR doesn’t address data about content and its provenance, […]

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Oracle adds clouds for analytics, segmentation and loyalty

Oracle adds clouds for analytics, segmentation and loyalty

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Oracle is boosting its marketing chops today, launching its first analytics platform and new cloud-based platforms for audience segmentation and loyalty programs. Oracle Infinity is the first web/app analytics capability for the company. It is designed to unify real-time behavioral and transactional data and allow it to be utilized in its consumer-focused marketing platform Responsys […]

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Survey: Chasm exists between brands and consumers on data privacy

Survey: Chasm exists between brands and consumers on data privacy

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Dismissed by many digerati several years ago, privacy has come roaring back as an existential challenge for online publishers and digital marketers. Recent privacy-related surveys from Forrester research capture an alarming chasm between enterprise marketers and consumers on the subject. Consumers in the US and Europe are increasingly concerned about how their data are being […]

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Facebook moves to 'fix' the News Feed by de-emphasizing commercial content

Facebook to require authorization and labeling on all political and ‘issue’ ads, verification of large Pages and more

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Facebook has introduced yet another set of changes in the wake of a scandal caused by charges that Cambridge Analytica misused Facebook user data. In a blog post Friday, Facebook executives Rob Goldman and Alex Himel announced several changes and features they said would make advertisements and Pages more transparent.The changes include required authorization and labeling of political and […]

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9 steps you can take now to get prepared for GDPR

9 steps you can take now to get prepared for GDPR

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If you are a US business that just started thinking about how to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), time is running out. When the sweeping European Union (EU) legislation goes into effect on May 25, entities that process the data of European citizens are subject to a slew of new rules, which […]

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Facebook updates terms and data collection policy to be more 'clear'

Facebook updates terms and data collection policy to be more ‘clear’

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Facebook is updating and changing its terms of service and data policy. This is part of a multi-pronged effort to make the company’s privacy policies and tools more accessible and easier to use. The company says it’s trying to make things “clearer” and that it’s not asking for “new rights to collect, use or share […]

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Senate Judiciary Committee asks CEOs of Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify on privacy

Senate Judiciary Committee asks CEOs of Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify on privacy

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And now the hearings. Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced that it’s seeking testimony from Facebook, Google and Twitter executives on data privacy issues, triggered by the Cambridge Analytica data-mining controversy, which, as far as we know, has nothing to do with Google or Twitter. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this past weekend that […]

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Datorama’s new LiteConnect automatically generates an interactive dashboard for standalone data

Datorama’s new LiteConnect automatically generates an interactive dashboard for standalone data

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Datorama’s platform helps marketers make sense of diverse data, providing unified insights across different data feeds from a campaign — Facebook spend/results, Twitter spend/results, website display ad performance and so on. Last May, the New York City-based firm launched Datorama Genius, an additional layer of AI that automatically finds insights from data relationships, such as […]

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TVSquared adds ‘who’ to its TV performance tracking by partnering with LiveRamp’s IdentityLink

TVSquared adds ‘who’ to its TV performance tracking by partnering with LiveRamp’s IdentityLink

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At the beginning of this week, data onboarder LiveRamp announced that its IdentityLink service would tackle a new territory: television. Now, TV measurement service TVSquared has announced a new partnership with LiveRamp. For the past six years, TVSquared’s ADvantage platform has tracked the impact of 15- and 30-second advertising in linear broadcast TV on digital […]

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Mobiquity launches a blockchain layer for maintaining a data trail

Mobiquity launches a blockchain layer for maintaining a data trail

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Many blockchain projects in marketing or advertising are still in the stage of raising money, writing white papers or lining up partners. But mobile location data intelligence service Mobiquity Networks has launched a blockchain layer for its platform — and it has announced its first data customer for this new enhancement, attribution provider and current […]

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Influential launches IBM Watson-powered platform to analyze a brand’s social audience

Influential launches IBM Watson-powered platform to analyze a brand’s social audience

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It’s not every day that one of my past stories played a role in the story I’m writing. But that’s the case here. In 2015, while working for another publication, I wrote a story about a startup influencer company landing its first major investment through a matchmaker funding site. That story, Influential CEO and co-founder […]

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Kantara Initiative is out with a new version of its user data access specs

Kantara Initiative is out with a new version of its user data access specs

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While the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the largest and best-known effort to guard personal data, it’s not the first. Founded in 2009 and based in Wakefield, Massachusetts, the Kantara Initiative is one of the other efforts. It’s a non-profit global consortium of about 70 companies that is designed to improve the trustworthy […]

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EverString focuses on data accuracy with its new Data Platform

EverString focuses on data accuracy with its new Data Platform

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Predictive analytics firms like EverString use computer models to make predictions about which businesses might buy your B2B products and services, based on patterns found in different kinds of data. As CEO and co-founder JJ Kardwell told me, his company and its competitors had been focused on creating the best computer models they could, and […]

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Right behind the GDPR, there’s the ePrivacy Regulation

Right behind the GDPR, there’s the ePrivacy Regulation

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If your company is complying with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), what about the ePrivacy Regulation? While GDPR is finalized and scheduled for implementation on May 25, the accompanying ePrivacy Regulation is still in the approval process, and its language could change. An “optimistic” forecast, Future of Privacy Forum Policy Counsel Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna […]

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The death of the sales funnel and leveling up attribution

The death of the sales funnel and leveling up attribution

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It’s game over for the traditional customer journey. Today’s consumer has fragmented the ancestral sales funnel by wandering freely across channels and devices in search of the best product or deal. The average consumer owns more than seven devices, using more than three each day, of which marketers typically only see one, according to the […]

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What is the future of artificial intelligence?

What is the future of artificial intelligence?

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In 2017, the predictive ability of artificial intelligence (AI) powered many new tools and platforms. So what does 2018 have in store for AI?  I asked some marketers to find out. Speak up, Alexa Gregg Johnson, CEO of Invoca, a call tracking and analytics service, says that 2018 will be “the year the voice trend becomes […]

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Google Analytics releasing 4 new functions to offer more user-centric insights

Google Analytics releasing 4 new functions to offer more user-centric insights

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Brands are working hard to meet a resounding customer demand for an experience that is relevant and personal to where they are in their engagement with brands. Ninety percent of marketers say understanding how users engage across channels and devices is vital to success. In response, Google Analytics has announced four new features to better […]

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How to increase database integrity to crush your 2018 targets

How to increase database integrity to crush your 2018 targets

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Planning, budgeting and target-setting for 2018 are in full swing. I’ve been comparing notes with B2B marketing executives about their keys to hitting or missing their 2018 growth targets. A surprising make-or-break topic bubbled up in the conversations: data. We know prospect, customer and account data is essential fuel for sales and marketing demand, pipeline […]

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