Development

If you plan to succeed online and grow your business through online channels, you’re going to need development help. Whether you need a complex custom ecommerce website built from scratch, a simple themed WordPress site setup, or individual fixes, plug-ins, site maintenance, or coding assistance, Thrive’s experienced technical staff has you covered! We will work directly with your in-house technical team, collaborate with your current development contractors, or take on all development needs ourselves. Every situation is different. Thrive will work to make yours a success! Web Development.

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What Are Machine Learning and AI?

Chris S.Penn of BrainTrust Insights and Eric Enge in conversation on Machine Learning and AI. This is part of a seven video series explaining the impact of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the world of search. For a transcript and more videos from this series, go to https://stonet.co/machinelearning-yt

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Why AI For PR May Be Different Than AI For Marketing

Artificial intelligence is being added to digital marking and ad platforms at a crazy rate, providing insights and campaign management once goals are set. With this current path, it's possible that these campaigns will become the equivalent of the self-driving car.  Just let it know where you want it to go, and it'll do it [...]

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Squadhelp Adds AI To Help Invent Successful Brand Names

Giving a name to a product or company can make or break the effort.  Typically, it has involved branding agencies that engage in a variety of experts and test groups. The Chicago-based company called Squadhelp employs a crowd-sourced platform to find exactly the right monkier.  It also employs various verification and testing tools.  It describes itself as [...]

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Salesforce Adds Interaction Studio, Integration With Google Analytics 360

Salesforce has come out with new features for its Marketing, Commerce and Service Cloud that connect customer interactions even more across the cloud. This was unveiled on June 13,  during the company's Connections event that took place in Chicago.  They include: A Marketing Cloud integration with Google Analytics 360, which is going to be available [...]

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Microsoft Acquires Semantic Machines, Signaling A Deeper Move Into ‘Conversational AI’

Microsoft, with their recent acquisition of Semantic Machines, is bolstering its commitment to conversational artificial intelligence (AI).  This news was announced David Ku, Microsoft corporate vice president and chief technology officer for AI and research. According to Microsoft, the Berkeley-based technology company has created a “revolutionary” new approach to building AI. With this move, Microsoft underscores its [...]

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Bottos Launches A Marketplace For Data To Train AI Models

There are large number of marketing platforms that utilizes artificial intelligence, such as predicative modeling that recognizes patterns. But, as with even real humans, an AI engine needs to be trained with lots of examples in order to recognize patterns and to find insights. Bottos, which is a Singapore-based startup, says that the cost of [...]

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Google AdSense Launches New Type Of Ad Format That Optimizes Placements

On the morning of February 21, Google Adsense rolled out Auto Ads, which is a new ad format that can potentially increase publishers' revenue by finding placements that could otherwise go undiscovered. This format uses machine learning, which automatically places ads where they're likely to perform well.  Auto Ads will let publishers place ad code on [...]

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