A few years back, I wrote about the way we communicate with our technology. It was obvious even then that a big game-changer would be enabling a reliable conversational interaction with technology in order to overcome the friction humans experience when we use our modern tools, be they apps, phones, cars or semi-autonomous coffee makers. Too much typing and swiping and app management crowds our experiences with our connected “things.”
To some degree, this game-changer has come to pass.
Its Adjusted Clinical Group System is now licensed and used in more than 20 countries around the world.
The founding partners of the new Seattle-based venture firm Flying Fish met as angel investors deploying capital in the talent-heavy, cash-light region around Amazon and Microsoft’s corporate headquarters.
“We’ve underperformed relative to the talent pool,” is how Heather Redman, one of the firm’s three founding partners describes the region.
Well, now Flying Fish has held a first close of $23 million on a targeted $80 million fund to bring some much needed institutional capital at the seed and Series A stage to a geography that’s seen a number of successful exits and a wealth of talented engineers crop up, but little in the way of regional investor talent to support it.
Etleap is a play on words for a common set of data practices: extract, transform and load. The startup is trying to place these activities in a modern context, automating what they can and in general speeding up what has been a tedious and highly technical practice. Today, they announced a $1.5 million seed round.
Investors include First Round Capital, SV Angel, Liquid2, BoxGroup and other unnamed investors.
Qlik is also adopting a partner-led sales strategy for a larger segment of the business analytics market and streamlining the Qlik Partner Program structure and revenue requirements to improve channel partner engagement.
Marketing your business online is a costly business. Gone are the days where you could rely on organic reach. You have to pay to play the game.
But getting your online advertising spend wrong could cost you a lot of money for little gain.
There are a range of artificial intelligence (AI) tools designed to counter that. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the AI tools that can help you manage your online advertising spend.
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It can be difficult to discern which skills companies need most in 2018.
LinkedIn used billions of data points from its 500+ million members to determine which hard and soft skills are most actively being sought by employers and getting LinkedIn members hired in 2018.
Many are using graph database technology to provide the necessary relationship mapping, combined with master data management, data federation and artificial intelligence.
Ebay is rolling out an app update designed to make it easier to list items for sale on its online marketplace. Instead of filling out detailed forms on your mobile phone’s small screen, you can now scan the barcode on the item in question or type a description, choose the item’s condition, then click “list your item” to make the listing go live on eBay’s site.
mParticle, which helps companies like Airbnb and Spotify manage their customer data, has hired four new executives — including John Sedlak, most recently a vice president at Adobe, who’s joining the company as chief revenue officer.
In addition, Kiran Hebbar (formerly CFO of Social Tables) is joining as chief financial officer, Will Rogers (previously an engineer at Etsy) has been named chief information security officer and Aurélie Pols (who worked as data governance and privacy advocate at Krux Digital) is the new data protection officer.