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 [...]

Future-proof your marketing tech career: Lessons from the MarTech Conference


GUEST: 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. At last week’s MarTech conference, we learned that the difference between a marketing stack and a marketing pile comes down to two things: architecture and strategy. The same could be true for careers. Marketing technologists who architect their careers — curating experiences Read more [...]

Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place


Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share. App marketer Localytics has a new weapon to stop ‘churn': a $ 35M investment Based on the idea that past is prologue, marketing tool vendors are mining past user data to discover more predictions about users’ intentions. For mobile app marketing/analytics platform Localytics, that forecasting opportunity is right after a user installs an app. The Boston-based company announces Read more [...]

Apple Puts Up $50 Million to Increase Diversity in Tech Industry


It’s a big week for Apple. On Monday the iPhone-maker unveiled the latest addition to its ecosystem of devices, a smart watch whose price will range from $ 350 to $ 18,000. On Tuesday, the company kicks off its annual shareholders’ meeting in Cupertino, Calif. But there’s more. In an exclusive interview with Fortune, Apple’s human resources chief Denise Young Smith said the company is partnering with several non-profit organizations on a multi-year, multi-million-dollar Read more [...]

Samsung Serves 7 of Top 15 Tech Hardware TV Ads of 2014, According to Ace Metrix


Ace Metrix®, the standard in television and video advertising analytics, today announced the top 15 highest scoring technology hardware ads of 2014, a list led and dominated by Samsung whose “Water Resistant” ad for the Samsung Galaxy S5 leads the list, powered by Information and Product Relevance. Hardware - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]

The MoMA Stores Celebrate Cyber Week with Tech Design Innovators


To celebrate Cyber Week, the MoMA Stores in New York are hosting in-store tech demos of some of the most exciting and innovative products that we sell. What better way to learn about these cutting-edge designs than directly from their makers—join us Monday, December 1, through Friday, December 5, from 1:00–6:00 p.m., in our midtown and Soho stores, for a hands-on experience. To learn more, we asked each of the design teams about the process of creating their product. Here’s what they had Read more [...]

Texas CB Quandre Diggs Destroys Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes


Everything is bigger in Texas, including the hits!Texas cornerback Quandre Diggs lined up Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes and laid him out with a clean hit, forcing the ball out and Mahomes from the game.Texas jumped on the ball, and Texas Tech had to go to its third QB, Vinny Testaverde, son of the retired NFL QB. [Vine] Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]