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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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Bing Teams Up With Intent Lab To Add Deeper AI-Powered Insights To Search

Marketers who use Bing Ads are now able to learn customers are thinking at every stage of their online journey through a new strategic partnership between Microsoft and Intent Lab.  Intent Lab is a joint research unit of Performics and the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications that studies the motivations behind [...]

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Cortana Loses Its Chief After Just 8 Months

Microsoft's vice president in charge of Cortana, Javier Soltero is leaving the company in December.  Javier came to Microsoft in 2014 through an acquisition. Soltero, before being placed in charge of Cortana, created update versions of Outlook for iOS and Android.  He was then chosen to lead the Cortana team since March.  Currently, it's not clear what made [...]

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Polished Microsoft News App Joins Rivals Google And Apple News

  The Redmond, Washington company, Microsoft is launching new apps and a range of new desktop news experiences, called Microsoft News, on MSN, the Edge browser and other Microsoft properties. With this new experience, it is a mix of publisher partnerships, algorithms and human editorial curation.  These experiences not only seem to be well-designed apps that appear [...]

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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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Google Bringing The Assistant To Tablets And Lollipop Android Phones

Google is rolling out the Assistant to more devices.  Soon, it'll be available on Android tablets that run Nougat and Marshmallow, as well as smartphones running Lolliop. The folks in the US who are running English will be the first to get access.  But, there will be a wide array of Android 5.0 smartphones (Lollipop) getting the [...]

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Microsoft’s New Outings App Aims To Help Travelers Find Their Next Destinations

A new travel app has been released by Microsoft, called Outings, for iOS and Android.  The app, which was created by the Microsoft Garage Project, curates travel-specific content and images to assist users in finding potential travel destinations. “Whether you’re looking for a fun hike near town or planning your next vacation destination, often the hardest [...]

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Microsoft’s LinkedIn Integration, AI And What It Means For Marketers

Back in September, the Microsoft Ignite event told us quite a lot about the direction technology is going, and how it will impact marketers. Two trends were emphasized by Microsoft, which will have a significant effect on marketers.  The first is an effort to make artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning available to the masses.  The other [...]

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