Sound-based payments services provider ToneTag on Tuesday announced its collaboration with Japan’s GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. This strategic partnership will provide ToneTag with avenues to expand its sound-based network in Japan and other geographies in Asia-Pacific, while strengthening the value-proposition of GMO through facilitation of an advanced contactless services...Read More
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hootsuite, the global leader in social media management, trusted by more than 18 million customers and employees at more than 80% of the Fortune 1000, announced today the launch of a Google My Business app integration in the Hootsuite platform and its new Google Preferred Partner status. This is Hootsuite’s second major Google integration launch in less than a year and is a testament to Hootsuite’s commitment to deepen their product integrations and alliance with Google...Read More
The SquareFoot CEO does things a little differently compared to typical CEOs. He doesn't enjoy the corner office's idyllic views or gets the presumed privacy, nor does he want to. He likes sitting in the thick of things.... Wasserstrum has always sat in the middle of SquareFoot, a 50-person commercial real estate company founded in 2011 that helps companies find their next office space. He’s situated between multiple departments and benefits from hearing the chatter between the marketing and sales teams. It allows him to be more accessible and closer to the office conversation that he doesn’t feel he would get sitting in a corner, walled-off space...Read More
As the FinTech industry matures, it is becoming increasingly apparent that FinTech companies are enablers, rather than disruptors. Enablers offer solutions that enhance and improve the offering of existing businesses, collaborating rather than competing. Fintech and software as a service (SaaS) companies are increasingly adopting the fintech facilitator model to feed the demand to coordinate amidst multiple regulators. With a vision to empower the entire financial ecosystem for various disruptors, the following fintech facilitators are aiming to take the leadership position in the payments space in India and have already changed financial services in profound ways: ToneTag: ToneTag is a global technology solution provider, harnessing the power of ‘Sound’ for contactless payments. It is a secured sound wave technology platform which enables payments and proximity customer engagement services on any device, independent of the instrument or infrastructure. Backed by Amazon, Reliance Capital, Mastercard & Amansa; ToneTag was founded by Mr. Kumar Abhishek & Mr. Vivek Kumar Singh in 2013. ToneTag’s sound wave technology is on a mission to truly democratize digital payments ecosystem with the idea of supplying the entire Nation a mechanism to use digital payments. ToneTag has the largest sound wave based network on the planet with 3.1 lakh merchant base & 55 million user base...
Ocrolus, the industry leader in data verification and cash-flow analytics, today announced a partnership with inFactor, the innovative financing platform that brings clarity and security to small business financing. This partnership combines two powerful technology solutions to drive end-to-end underwriting automation for Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) lenders...Read More
IoT can be of great assistance in refurbishing how businesses operate. The technology is assisting payments to get streamlined as these online transactions can be electronically monitored and managed. The data-driven decision making helps to make an informed decision in the time-saving timeframe... ToneTag, a Bangalore based Fintech and Retail Solutions company, which made headlines for using crypted sound waves to make offline, proximity-based contactless payments on any device, believes in the strength of IoT in the payments domain. Its co-founder Vivek Kumar Singh says, “The Internet of things (IOT) can be a game-changer for India as it has democratized the usage of technology. ToneTag as a technology company has believed in enabling people to use the technology across all segments irrespective of social strata or infrastructural dependencies.”Read More
Transcribing audio can be extremely tedious, and often require an enormous amount of labor. If you are looking for a simpler solution to turn an audio file into organized text quickly, audio to text converter online startups are the option for you. They will allow you to transcribe virtually all audio files online, in a short period of time... Saykara is a thriving startup that aims to aid physicians in daily medical practices, predominantly surgery. The startup went live online through the domain saykara.com in early 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The startup quickly managed to raise $2.5 million in capital and assembled a team of engineers and other experts from Amazon and Nuance to establish a formidable organization.Read More
Degreed, the world’s first career-long skills-building platform, was recognized as one of the 50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For in a list released by Battery Ventures, a global investment firm and cloud investor, with data specifically provided by Glassdoor*, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites. The list highlights 50 privately held companies—all business-to-business, cloud-computing companies--where employees report the highest levels of satisfaction at work, according to employee feedback shared on Glassdoor...Read More
Shaukat Shamim, the mind behind the Yahoo Messenger, is the CEO & Founder of Youplus, a technology company that has built the world’s first video opinion search engine. Shaukat is a successful serial entrepreneur and technologist with a long track record of driving breakthrough tech innovations. I spoke to Shaukat on his inspiring entrepreneurial journey and how he is steering a never-before-seen innovation in video with his startup Youplus...Read More
Driving store traffic was significantly less expensive for brands in 2018 than the year before, according to details about Cuebiq’s Footfall Attribution Benchmarks report that were provided to Marketing Dive. In 2017, on average, brands spent $23.05 to induce one additional store visit, compared to $13.71 last year for a savings of $9.34 or 40.5%.Read More
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hootsuite, the global leader in social media management, today announced it has been recognized as a leader in “The Forrester New Wave™: Sales Social Engagement Tools” report. The report analyzed and evaluated the eight most significant providers supporting enterprise sales social engagement and Hootsuite was identified by Forrester as a “leader.”Read More
U.K., LONDON - Melia Hotels International has cemented itself as the most influential hotel network in Spain, with 380 hotels globally and 480 social networks (165 hotels and 15 brands with their own presence). It recently exceeded 6.7 million followers across all channels, representing an increase of 28.4% over 12 months. Much of this has been possible thanks to a recent digital transformation project where it promoted a social media culture and reorganised its social networks in collaboration with Hootsuite.
Social media has become a key pillar of Melia’s digital transformation which covers multiple objectives:
To improve customer relationships by offering a personalised experience
Increase brand recognition
Increase traffic to melia.com
Empower employees through a social culture and attract new talent
Dark comedy thriller “Villains,” which premiered last month at the SXSW Film Festival, has been acquired for U.S. release by Gunpowder & Sky in association with MoviePass’ film division. G&S and MoviePass Films plans to give “Villains” a theatrical release this summer, after buying the rights from The Realm, Bron Studios genre arm...
Hyderabad: U GRO Capital, a small-business lending Platform listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, launches its operations in Telengana. Opening their Hyderabad office is part of U GRO Capital’s strategy to disburse loans between INR 10 lakhs and 5 crores to small businesses operating in eight identified sectors. Founded by Mr. Shachindra Nath, a financial services veteran, U GRO Capital aims to create highly customized customer journeys by building sector specific products, assessment frameworks and distribution networks...Read More
Ocrolus, a data verification and cash-flow analytics company, announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with BlueVine, a provider of online working capital financing to small and medium-sized business lenders. Ocrolus reported BlueVine will use its technology to accelerate growth and scale operations efficiently, creating a faster and more seamless experience for its customers…Read More
Chennai: Non banking finance company (NBFC), U GRO Capital has announced the launch of its operations in Tamilnadu. A release stated that opening their Chennai office is a part of U GRO Capital’s strategy to disburse loans of up to Rs 5 crore to small businesses operating in eight identified sectors in which the company aims to build deep credit and product expertise...Read More
While globally, there are lot of trending topics and many topics are regional and specific to a country, Youplus continuously look for such trending topics that are of interest to the public and pick some of the most relevant topic of the time. With a large base of panellists that we have, we continuously engage them in conversation with us by sending questions relevant to the chosen topics. Our panellists are very interactive and engaging in nature and they give their opinions on the topics we push through our proprietary MIC App. All the opinions of the public are captured in Video form and we receive them on a continuous basis. Once we start getting the videos on to our environment, we use our proprietary VOISE platform to generate meaningful outcomes and then publish the report.Read More
Business Today recently spoke to Chris McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer of Degreed, to understand how the company curates content and measures skills. Turns out, technology and data play a crucial role. "We collate the history of what an employee did in the company or outside. We collect every data point we can find about an individual- it can be in the human resources systems, the learning management systems, the spreadsheets. Also, what they do in their spare time and which device is used for learning", McCarthy says. "We can then identify the gaps in his portfolio. We pull the learning material in and make it a personalised experience. It says this is what you have to learn, here is what you might be interested in, here is what people like you have also learnt", he adds...Read More
In the age of data driven personalization, corporations need to aim for optimal human-machine interaction. CIOs or CHROs will not be able to deliver on this alone. US-based learning and skill tracking platform is aimed at sensitizing CIOs on their two pronged role for digital transformation - procuring and updating technology platforms in the dynamic business scenario and ensuring that CHROs have the best skills building technologies that can cut the long talent/skills-gap story short. In an interview with ETCIO.COM, Chris McCarthy, CEO, Degreed discusses how Degreed is working with integrated CIO-CHRO teams to unlock true potential of digital transformation for the companies...Read More