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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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Personalization & Machine Learning In 2018: From Comms To Content

As marketers, we live in a saturated digital landscape where brand blindness is normal, and everyday, people are seeing more offers and content in a day than they ever have.  But if there is one common solution, it's content so relevant that it's impossible to ignore. Personalization is something that marketers have been shooting for for [...]

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Google Actions Are Now Available To Smartphone App Developers

Google as added some ways that developers of Google Assistant help users get things done this week. Google originally unveiled Actions on Google last fall, where it allowed developers to add apps and services to the company's Assistant intelligent agent on the Google Home device. Google has now announced that Actions are available for Assistant on Android phones and [...]

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Adobe Launches A Super-Cloud To Manage Customer Experience

This week, Adobe has given up a truckload of announcements at the Adobe Summit digital marketing conference in Las Vegas. It seems that Adobe as decided that the real game isn't just in marketing or sales, but rather customer experience.  This is something that extends across product development, customer service and other departments. Adobe announced a new Experience [...]

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PullString Opens Up Its Conversational Platform For Amazon Alexa Skills

Back in September, it was announced by PullString the availability of its conversational computing platform for chatbots, talking dolls, and other uses. The San Francisco-based company said this week that their platform is available to developers of skills (applications, basically) for Amazon's intelligent voice, Alexa.  The ability to create and publish Alexa voice-based skills points toward new ways that brands are [...]

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