Interactions Corporation raises $9.5M after buying AT&T’s Watson speech tech


Top marketing execs: Join us June 1-2 in Boston for GrowthBeat Summit. Sign up today as space is limited and we're limiting attendance to CMOs and top marketing execs. Request your personal invitation here. Customer support company Interactions has secured at least $ 9.5 million in additional capital. Interactions most recently made headlines after trading equity for AT&T’s “Watson” speech recognition platform. As we said in November, AT&T’s Watson has absolutely Read more [...]

Coach of NCAA Tournament’s biggest Cinderella gave an amazing post-game speech after crushing loss


Georgia State became the darlings of this year's NCAA Tournament when the 14-seed upset 3rd-seed Baylor while being led by a coach with a torn Achilles tendon and his son whose shooting will eventually lead him to the NBA. However, Georgia State's Cinderella run came to an end in the round-of-32 with a tough loss to Xavier. After the game, coach Ron Hunter gave a great post-game speech about why his kids should be proud and why it was, in his words, "the greatest week of his life." "Nobody expected Read more [...]

Texans’ J.J. Watt Gives Motivational Speech to Youth Football Team


Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is making a strong case to be this season's NFL MVP, but that doesn't mean he's too busy to drop in and provide some guidance to the next generation.Watt stopped by a youth football practice last month to talk to a young team. The former Defensive Player of the Year provided a motivational speech to the kids, giving them a great opportunity to hear from one of the NFL's best.[YouTube, h/t CBSSports.com] Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

This Is the Only Commencement Speech Anybody Needs to Hear Ever


There’s been a lot of hoopla over commencement season this year. Protests have sent some would-be speakers packing in a huff. And, at the moment, many people (on the island of Manhattan anyway) are wondering what the recently departed New York Times editor Jill Abramson is going to say during her speech at Wake Forest today. But, for its content and clarity, this 2005 Stanford commencement by the legendary Steve Jobs remains hugely popular. Here’s the full video above and a transcript, Read more [...]

Obama’s Syria speech unlikely to sway a skeptical public


History shows that presidential speeches rarely shift public opinion. But Obama's address is 'still more than he has done so far,' one scholar says.WASHINGTON — With support for the war in Vietnam sagging and mass protests erupting around the nation, President Nixon invited cameras into the Oval Office in November 1969 and spoke directly to Americans. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]