Month: July 2019

PostBrexit trade and chlorinated chicken

first_imgBrexit Post-Brexit trade and chlorinated chicken Brexit letters Sun 10 Mar 2019 14.07 EDT Share on Facebook Last modified on Sun 10 Mar 2019 14.10 EDT Share via Email Share on Twitter Shares44 … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Food Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Foreign policy Reuse this content Free-range hens in the UK.Photograph: Getty/iStockphoto Share on Facebook Chicken Since you’re here… Beef European Union Share on Messenger Share via Email Share on Pinterest Erik Millstone andTim Lang are sceptical about food standards being maintained after Brexit, andBarry Samuel suggests a Boston Tea Party for US beef Share on Twitter We are delighted to note the content and tone of George Eustice MP’s article (The UK can’t accept backward US food standards – or chlorinated chicken, theguardian.com, 6 March; US chlorinated chicken is not good for UK, says ex-minister, 6 March). Like his former boss at Defra, Michael Gove, he assures British consumers that high standards are essential in any post-Brexit future.As co-authors of six reports on these issues since 2017, we remain sceptical. Firstly, while the words are fine, until his resignation, Mr Eustice was in charge at Defra of steering the agriculture bill through parliament. This places no legal duties or responsibilities on ministers for delivering high standards, hence the welter of anxious amendments before the Commons. Secondly, the entire promise of Brexit on food and agriculture was to open up the UK to “world” foods, with deregulation as a driver. And thirdly, as the US trade representative and US ambassador have made amply clear, the UK will be in a weak position vis-a-vis US demands to allow access for its food products after Brexit.As a leading Brexiteer, Mr Eustice’s reputation stands in the balance, not just British food standards.Erik MillstoneProfessor emeritus, Science Policy Research Unit, University of SussexTim LangProfessor of food policy, City, University of London• America once knew what it was like to trade at a disadvantage with Britain, but it now appears that the boot may soon be on a different foot. The time could come when this country has to “take back control” with a re-enactment of the Boston Tea Party by dumping American chemically treated beef overboard into the sea.Barry SamuelReigate, Surrey• Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters• Do you have a photo you’d like to share with Guardian readers? Click here to upload it and we’ll publish the best submissions in the letters spread of our print edition Letters Topicslast_img read more

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US says video shows Iranian military removing mine from tanker

first_imgPompeo took no questions after making his allegations. He said Iran had been responsible for previous attacks on tankers last month, but the official investigation into those incidents did not determine who had been responsible. Middle East and North Africa The latest major Trump resignations and firings Read more Play Video Reuse this content Share on Twitter Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. US says video shows Iranian military removing mine from tanker Oil prices rose 4% after the attack. Photograph: Reuters Pinterest Facebook Trump administration Footage US military claims shows Iranian patrol boat removing limpet mine from tanker – video Read more Shares5,8005800 US secretary of state accuses Tehran of ‘lashing out’ but Iran denies responsibility Fri 14 Jun 2019 09.18 EDT Share on LinkedIn The operator of the tanker suggested the vessel was struck by a missile. The crew saw “flying objects” just before it came under attack, according to Yutaka Katada, the president of the Tokyo-based owner, Kokuka Sangyo. US foreign policy Share via Email A visual guide to the Gulf tanker attacks The US military has released video footage which it says shows an Iranian military patrol boat approaching one of two tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman, to support the Trump administration’s claims that Iran was responsible.The blurry black and white footage, taken from the air, shows a small military boat alongside the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous, and someone standing up on the prow of the boat to remove an object from the tanker’s hull. The boat then pulls away from the tanker.US officials were quoted as saying the boat was an Iranian Revolutionary Guard patrol boat approaching the tanker after it was attacked on Thursday, and the object removed was an unexploded limpet mine. It was unclear whether it was being alleged the Iranian sailors were detaching the mine in order to remove evidence.Thursday’s attacks increased tension between the US and Iran, which are locked in a standoff after Washington imposed economic sanctions on Tehran in an attempt to force the renegotiation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.The incidents also added to security fears over oil tankers travelling through the strait of Hormuz – a chokepoint for the global oil and gas trade – and appeared to have ended a Japanese-led mediation effort between Tehran and Washington.The US military also released a photo it claimed showed a mine on the side of the Kokuka Courageous and some damage to the hull. This article is more than 1 month old Share on Twitter Tehran denied all responsibility for Thursday’s attacks and its foreign minister, Javad Zarif, suggested others could be trying to provoke a conflict between Iran and the US. On Friday he tweeted that the US had “immediately jumped to make allegations against Iran without a shred of factual or circumstantial evidence”.The incident took place on a day when Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, bluntly rejected the proposal of a resumption of US-Iranian talks, as suggested by Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, on a visit to Tehran. Abe is widely thought to have had the blessing of Trump in offering to open a channel of communication between the US and Iranian leaders.But after Khamenei’s rejection and the tanker attacks, the US president followed suit, posting a tweet saying: “I personally feel that it is too soon to even think about making a deal. They are not ready, and neither are we!”The blasts on the Kokuka Courageous and the Norwegian-owned Front Altair pushed oil prices up by 4% and could further raise insurance premiums for vessels operating in the Gulf.Crew members from both vessels were rescued. One Kokuka Courageous crew member sustained burns on his hands and was treated by a US navy medical team.Iran’s English-language Press TV aired footage of rescued crewmen from the Front Altair, saying they are all in “full health”.“Everything is OK,” said one of the vessel’s “chief officers”, presenting himself as Russian and thanking Iran for its “hospitality”.Press TV said 11 of the crew were Russian, 11 Filipino and one Georgian. Facebook Share on Pinterest Confirming the involvement of its ships, US Central Command issued a statement saying it would not tolerate any attempt to interfere in its operations but insisted it was not interested in conflict. Saudi Arabia supported Pompeo’s claims. Its foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, said on Thursday: “We have no reason to disagree with the secretary of state. We agree with him.”The UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said his assumption was that the intelligence assessment of the US, Britain’s closest allies, was correct, but that the UK would make its own inquiries. Hunt said he was “very worried that both sides in the crisis think the other side does not want war. The risk you have is that they do something provocative that leads to unintended catastrophic consequences.” First published on Thu 13 Jun 2019 14.46 EDT Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Khamenei dismissed the notion of talks with the US, saying in a series of tweets: “I do not consider Trump as a person worth exchanging any message with and I have no answer for him, nor will I respond to him in the future.”He said Iran had no plan to build nuclear weapons, but if it wished to do so, the US would be unable to stop it. Pompeo said the attacks on the tankers were intended as an insult to the Japanese leader. “Iran’s supreme leader rejected Abe’s diplomacy today by saying he has no response to President Trump and will not answer,” he said.The US put its allegations before a closed session of the United Nations security council on Thursday. Iran responded by accusing the US of stoking tensions and mounting an “economic war” against its people. Since you’re here… Oil tanker attacks will inflame conflict between the US, its allies and Iran Support The Guardian Topics Mike Pompeo This article is more than 1 month old Twitter Share on Facebook The vessel’s crew had spotted an Iranian naval ship nearby, he added, but did not say whether that was before or after the attack, which damaged the tanker’s starboard side.Donald Trump called Iran a “nation of terror” on Friday and said the US had “exposed” Iran’s responsibility for the attacks. “Iran did do it,” the US president said in an interview with Fox & Friends.On Thursday Mike Pompeo said the US believed the blasts were caused by the Iranian military “based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation”. The US secretary of state claimed the attacks had such a high degree of sophistication they could not have been carried out by a proxy. Photograph: US Central Command Iran Share on Facebook news 0:36 US foreign policy Read more Julian Borger in Washington and Patrick Wintour in London Twitter Donald Trumplast_img read more

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White Cane Safety Day

first_imgEver wonder why people who are visually impaired will often use a white cane?  Why not black or brown?  According to the American Council of the Blind, the white cane originated in Europe when a fellow from Bristol was rendered blind after an accident in 1921.  James Briggs made history when he painted his walking stick white to alert motorists of his presence.Woman using a white cane, image credited to Ed Yourdon on flickrNorth America first utilized the white cane in 1930 when a member from the Lion’s Club witnessed a blind pedestrian crossing the street with a dark colored cane, which was barely visible to the surrounding traffic.  The following year, a national program was launched by Lion’s Club International that encouraged the use of white canes for better visibility.  White canes soon became a highly recognized symbol supporting the awareness of persons with visual impairment.Illinois passed the first White Cane Ordinance in 1930, permitting those with white canes the right-of-way in traffic.  In 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson made October 15th White Cane Safety Day.  National Federation of the Blind founder Dr. Jacobus tenBroek came up with the Model White Cane Law in 1966, recognizing White Cane Safety Day as a designated holiday in which each state governor must publically take notice the significance of the white cane.The law also states that the visually impaired are fully entitled access to any public place, have the right to be accompanied by a guide dog, and warns motorists to take every precaution possible to avoid causing injury to persons who are visually impaired.  Read more about the law here.White Cane Safety Day is nationally recognized every year on October 15th, though celebration dates for marches and speeches vary.  You can request a FREE white cane through the National Federation for the Blind Program.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedVisually Impaired Can ‘See’ with Enactive TorchDecember 16, 2014In “Products and Devices”Introducing XploR: A facial recognizing smart caneJune 9, 2015In “Products and Devices”AM078 – White CanesNovember 23, 2012In “Accessibility Minute”last_img read more

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Accessible Education in Indiana

first_imgChoosing an educational institution that’s right for you is a big decision.  One factor to keep in mind is how accessible your school is.  You may love Ball State’s Art Department, but does it accommodate all of your needs?  I researched four Indiana universities to see how they measure up with accessibility.Indiana University Indiana University BloomingtonWhen visiting the Indiana University (IU) website, scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the Disability Resources link, and you’ll be given information about their compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Because IU has eight campuses in Indiana, the accommodations vary.  Each campus contains a Disability Services Office, and the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses have an actual Adaptive Technology Center.  At this center, students, faculty, and staff with special needs can bring in their school materials and access assistive technology like Jaws, Zoomtext, Braille devices, scanners, and more.  The ATC will also loan out equipment like laptops and software, which consumers can be trained to use by the ATC staff.The other six campuses offer assistive technology, interpreter services, special test proctoring services, and counseling.  Personal attendant care or transportation services are typically not offered. Indiana State University FountainInformation about Disability Services on Indiana State University‘s (ISU) website was a little tougher to find.  To save you the trouble of searching for it, here is a link to their page.  The services listed include test accommodations, interpreter services, registration assistance, and reading services.  According to their accessibility page, by contacting Public Safety you can get an accessibility guide identifying elevators, curb cuts, accessible restrooms, automatic doors, and designated accessible parking.Purdue University HallPurdue University Purdue‘s disability services can be found by going to the Office of the Dean page, and then clicking on Disability Resource Center (DRC) on the right hand side.  The accommodations listed are very thorough, with detailed descriptions and links to resources.  For example, under Academic Adjustments, Access to Written Material has the description:Students who have difficulty attending to or hearing oral information, or transcribing oral information into a written format, may be eligible for assistance in obtaining class information in an alternative format.By clicking on Access to Written Material, you are taken to a page with various alternatives such as Notetaking service, Typewell transcribing service, Assistive Listening Devices and more.The Office of Institutional Equity provides an Accessibility Concerns Notification Form for those interested in raising an issue about Purdue’s accessibility.Ball State UniversityThe fastest way I found to get to Ball State University‘s Disabled Student Development (DSD) page is to search “disability” on their homepage, but another way is to click About, Administrative Offices, Disabled Student Development.  You can browse through their accommodations by name, category, or type of disability.  Some of their services include providing an attendant care referral list, wheelchair loans, digital recorders, and accessible shuttles.Ball State University bell towerThe DSD at Ball State also supports advances in adaptive technology.  Check out the videos they sponsored on the need for captioning in the media.When it comes down to it, only you can decide which school is best for you.  Just remember to do your research and visit the campus if possible before sending in that application!  Here are some links for other Indiana colleges’ disability/accessibility services:IU EastIPFWIU KokomoIU NorthwestIU SouthbendIU SoutheastUniversity of Southern IndianaIvy TechVincennes UniversityAnderson UniversityButler UniversityUniversity of IndianapolisUniversity of Notre DameAlso, be sure to check out this excellent article on steps for students with disabilities to take when preparing for college.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedIndiana Center for Accessible MaterialsMay 13, 2010In “Organizations”Top 5 things a student with a disability should do when planning for collegeOctober 15, 2014In “Services”ArtsWORK IndianaDecember 22, 2011In “Easter Seals Crossroads” Indiana State Universitylast_img read more

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Easter Seals Crossroads Physical Therapist Wins National Award

first_imgJohn Kelly, PTA, BS was named the 2012 Outstanding Physic Therapist Assistant by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Kelly has represented physical therapy assistants in a number of ways in the APTA at the local, state and national levels. At Easter Seals Crossroads in Indianapolis, Kelley is known to have excellent clinical skills for treating people with disabilities. Often he treats people with a combination of physical, behavioral and neurological disabilities.The APTA said “Kelly exhibits professionalism and respect for both patients and colleagues, portraying his supervising therapist both verbally and nonverbally to this exceptional category of patients. Kelly’s creativity, persistence and consistency allow him to keep the mission of serving patients at the forefront.”He has been a member of APTA since 1998 and is also a member of the Brain Injury Association of America.Kelly works with the INDATA Project on our clinical and tech teams to deliver the best service possible to people with disabilities throughout Indiana.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedHome Sweet Accessible HomeMay 25, 2016In “Easter Seals Crossroads”The Driving Force to OvercomeApril 27, 2016In “Conferences and Events”A Healing Hand in Accessible HealthcareJanuary 27, 2016In “Communication”last_img read more

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ATU081 – Sachin Pavithran Newly Appointed by President Obama to the Access

first_imgIf you have an AT question, leave us a voice mail at: 317-721-7124 or email tech@eastersealscrossroads.org Like us on Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/INDATAShare this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedATU038 – Assistive Technology for Women Part 1 (Nikol Prieto, Anne Carpenter, LisaMaria Martinez, & Teri Whitaker), ABC Assistive Technology Fund, Kindle Touch Accessibility, Solar Powered Scooters in Africa, Phoenix Braille Embosser,February 17, 2012In “Assistive Technology Update”AUT038 – Assistive Technology for Women Part 1 (Nikol Prieto, Anne Carpenter, LisaMaria Martinez, & Teri Whitaker), ABC Assistive Technology Fund, Kindle Touch Accessibility, Solar Powered Scooters in Africa, Phoenix Braille Embosser,February 17, 2012In “Easter Seals Crossroads”ATU116 – gH Accessibility with Dave Schleppenbach, Windows 8.1, Zoomtext for Windows Touch Interface, iOS 7, Amazon & Sony Ask for FCC Exception, iBlink Radio AppAugust 16, 2013In “Assistive Technology Update” Listen 24/7 at www.AssistiveTechnologyRadio.com Check out our blog:  https://www.eastersealstech.comcenter_img Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour weekly dose  of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs.Show Notes:Sachin Pavithran (www.access-board.gov | www.uatpat.org)Assistive Technology Holiday Shopping Show 2012 http://bit.ly/UWGI98Window-Eyes 8.0 http://bit.ly/SbclALDr. William House, the pioneer of cochlear implants dies at 89 | Accessibility and Technology Geek http://bit.ly/T8wbco21 Useful iTunes 11 Keyboard Shortcuts http://bit.ly/SFU2AeNational Federation of the Blind to Protest Outside Amazon Headquarters Over Push to Put Kindles in Schools | Digital Book World http://bit.ly/S3zKUoAmazon making Kindle Fire more accessible via voice, touch controls | ZDNet http://zd.net/T8wkfWAccess4Kids input device allows disabled children to control touch-centric tablets (video) http://engt.co/SbdND4App: Monkey Math Sunshine (www.BridgingApps.org)—————————— Follow us on Twitter: @INDATAprojectlast_img read more

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ATTOM Data Solutions CEO Rob Barber Honored As Gold Stevie Award Winner

first_imgATTOM Data Solutions CEO Rob Barber Honored As Gold Stevie Award Winner In 2019 American Business Awards PRNewswireMay 13, 2019, 6:49 pmMay 13, 2019 ATTOM DaaSATTOM DataData-as-a-ServiceMarketing TechnologyNewsRob Barberself-service API platform Previous ArticleData-Driven Marketing in a Privacy-First WorldNext ArticleJifflenow Unveils Briefing Center Software That Drives More Customer Engagements Barber Recognized for His Contributions in Tech Innovation over the past Year, Including Leading ATTOM to Became One of the First Property Data Providers to Offer Data-As-A-ServiceATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), announced its CEO Rob Barber was named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the Tech Innovator of the Year category in The 17th Annual American Business Awards.More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in the American Business Awards program. A wide range of categories were represented in the submission, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.“This award is a direct reflection of our commitment to ensure our property data is foundational for companies innovating within the real estate, mortgage, marketing and insurance industries, fueling software applications and end-user products for these industries most innovative players,” said Rob Barber, CEO of ATTOM Data Solutions.Marketing Technology News: Altice USA to Acquire CheddarMore than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. To learn more about The American Business Awards and the list of 2019 Stevie winners“The nominations submitted to The 2019 American Business Awards were outstanding. They illustrate the continued vibrancy of innovation and high level of achievement across the American economic landscape,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.Barber earned the Gold Stevie Award for his contributions in tech innovation over the past year, during which time Barber played a key role in ATTOM’s successful completion of several strategic initiatives. A few of those initiatives include the company’s acquisition by Lovell Minnick Partners to position the company for sustained growth, as well as its acquisition of Onboard Informatics, which added best-in-class neighborhood data to company’s robust offering. Each of these partner initiatives were driven by the company’s mission to increase real estate transparency by arming businesses and consumers with the property data needed to make wise decisions.Marketing Technology News: BigID Introduces New Data Access Lifecycle Features Ahead of CCPAATTOM has also launched multiple new products and services over the past year to bring more comprehensive real estate data to the marketplace, including: ATTOM List, a revamped marketing list creation platform; ATTOMIZED AVM, ATTOM’s lender-grade Automated Valuation Model; ATTOM’s self-service API platform, which consolidated its premium property, neighborhood, analytic and boundary data; ATTOM database to the cloud, with the migration of the 155-million-property; and the launch of ATTOM DaaS, a publishing platform combined with cloud technology, that greatly simplifies data access as well as offers on-demand computing power and storage capacity.Barber, a 25-year veteran in the real estate information services industry, joined what was then RealtyTrac as CEO in 2015 and spearheaded the creation of the ATTOM Data Warehouse and the company’s subsequent rebranding as ATTOM Data Solutions in 2016, and since then has worked diligently to solidify the company’s brand as the leading supplier of premium property data.Marketing Technology News: Uberflip Named a Contender in Content Marketing Platforms for B2B Marketers for the First Time by Independent Research Firmlast_img read more

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DMI Acquires SAP Commerce Cloud Leader Pragiti

first_imgDMI Acquires SAP Commerce Cloud Leader, Pragiti PRNewswireMay 16, 2019, 6:23 pmMay 16, 2019 AcquisitionDMIMarketing TechnologyNewsPragitiPraveen PahwaSAP Commerce Cloud Previous ArticleInvoca Named a Hot Vendor in Conversational Intelligence by Aragon ResearchNext ArticleImagga Releases AI-Powered Visual Search to Help Customers Bring Visual Discovery to The Next Level DMI Workforce in India Triples in Size in Three YearsDMI, a global leader in digital transformation for today’s mobile and connected world, announces the strategic acquisition of Pragiti, a successful company in the digital commerce space and an SAP Silver Partner. In addition to bolstering DMI’s next-generation digital commerce capabilities, the acquisition augments DMI’s expanding workforce in India.“Through the strategic acquisition of Pragiti, DMI welcomes more than 175 highly skilled developers, testers and engineers in the cities of Noida, Mumbai and Bangalore,” said DMI CEO and Founder, Jay Sunny Bajaj. “We are extremely proud of the contributions of DMI’s talented team at our current offices in Pune, Chennai, Noida and Gurgaon. Coupled with the employees joining our team as a result of the Pragiti acquisition, DMI’s footprint in India has nearly tripled in size since 2016.”Marketing Technology News: Sreekant Lanka Joins iQuanti as Head of Paid MediaDMI’s acquisition of Pragiti, an SAP Commerce Cloud Silver Partner, adds to DMI’s own expertise in Oracle, Salesforce and Magento, and will help customers accelerate their personalization and core modernization efforts using technology. It also increases DMI’s ability to drive customer engagement across B2B, B2C and B2B2C organizations.“This acquisition provides DMI with capabilities across all of the leading commerce platforms, in addition to expanding our Silicon Valley footprint in the U.S.,” adds Bajaj. “We are proud of our status as a full-service digital commerce agency that transforms brands through our digital marketing, CX, application development and managed services offerings.”Marketing Technology News: Brand Networks Acquires Clickable; Unveils Azalea Commerce to Accelerate “Shopper Centric” Walled Gardens“DMI is a leader in the digital transformation space so it is truly an honor to be joining the DMI family,” said Praveen Pahwa, CEO of Pragiti. “This acquisition allows us to be an even more strategic partner to our clients, giving us the expanded capabilities DMI brings to help clients successfully navigate today’s digital economy challenges.”Pragiti is the recipient of the SAP 2017 Americas Service Delivery Partner of the Year award.Marketing Technology News: 4-Tell and Tavano Team Announce Strategic Partnershiplast_img read more

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Qualtrics CustomerXM Sees Record Growth As Worlds Leading Brands Select Qualtrics to

first_imgQualtrics CustomerXM Sees Record Growth As World’s Leading Brands Select Qualtrics to Deliver Breakthrough Experiences PRNewswireJune 13, 2019, 6:25 pmJune 13, 2019 customer experienceCustomerXMMarketing TechnologyNewsQualtricsQualtrics Experience Management Previous ArticleMERGE Creates “Analytics On-Demand” via Strategic Partnership with Big Chalk AnalyticsNext ArticleIdaptive Named a Leader in Identity-as-a-Service for Enterprise by Independent Research Firm Qualtrics Partner Network (QPN) Expands to More Than 120 Members and 300 Certified Consultants to Help Organizations Close Experience GapsQualtrics, the leader in experience management, announced that Qualtrics CustomerXM grew at more than 75 percent year-over-year with more than 450 of the world’s largest companies now using Qualtrics to power their customer experience (CX) programs. Brands using Qualtrics to fuel their CX programs include: American Express, Bank of Ireland, BMW, DISH Network, Volkswagen Australia, Dun & Bradstreet, Thai Airways International, Fandango, Allianz, Chobani, JetBlue, and Qantas.The Qualtrics Experience Management (XM) Platform is a system of action used to activate entire organizations to manage the four core experiences of business: customer, employee, product, and brand. Organizations from more than 100 countries use Qualtrics to close the gap between what customers expect and the experience they receive. In the last six months alone, brands have used Qualtrics to launch more than 500 new CX programs globally, making Qualtrics the fastest growing provider in the industry.Marketing Technology News: BabbleLabs Raises $14 million Series A Financing from Dell Technologies Capital and Intel Capital to Accelerate Speech Technology“Companies look to Qualtrics to help them understand the moments of truth that have the biggest influence on the customer’s experience, and how they can more effectively drive action to consistently fulfill their brand promise,” said Webb Stevens, Vice President of CustomerXM, Qualtrics. “With over 75 percent of the Fortune 100 using Qualtrics to power their XM programs, we are partnering with the world’s leading brands to understand what’s happening at every step of the customer journey and not only meet, but exceed customer expectations.”Marketing Technology News: Vidyard Expands Offering to Bring Personalized Video App to Any Sales Professional, No Matter How They WorkSince its inception in March 2018, the Qualtrics Partner Network (QPN) has expanded to more than 120 member companies and over 300 certified consultants. The QPN combines the world’s greatest experience thought leaders, system integrators, and cloud solutions with the world’s leading XM Platform. QPN Members include: Accenture, Bain, Deloitte, ServiceNow, IBM, J.D. Power, Korn Ferry, Adobe, Walker, Ugam, CommonFont, Kantar TNS, Zendesk, and Salesforce.Marketing Technology News: Neongecko Inc. Launches “Neon AI SDK” – New “Software Development Kit for Artificial Intelligence” Supports AI Conversations in Multiple Languageslast_img read more

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Reflektion Introduces Breakthrough Analytics Capabilities

first_imgNew analytics capabilities in Reflektion empower eCommerce retailers with new insights to accelerate revenue growth and elevate personalized customer engagementReflektion, the world’s leading AI-powered personalization platform for the retail industry, unveiled enhanced analytics capabilities to the Reflektion Customer Engagement Platform that empower eCommerce retailers to uncover new shopper insights that lead to untapped revenue growth opportunities.As the retail landscape becomes more competitive, merchants are challenged with finding new ways to better understand their customers’ preferences and their buying patterns. Reflektion now delivers breakthrough analytics functionality that goes beyond basic site performance trends to give retail marketers and merchandisers focused analytics that uncover how shoppers buy — turning shopping insights into growth opportunities.  With Reflektion, merchandisers, marketers and analysts can now better plan, track, and act against specific business goals with individualized promotions, optimized product placements, informed keyword strategies, and effective re-targeting campaigns.Marketing Technology News: CreatorIQ Announces $12 Million Series B Funding Round By TVC Capital, Affinity Group, And Unilever Ventures For Its Enterprise Creator CloudThe pre-built analytics are highly-intuitive, easy to use, and don’t require specialized technical knowledge — eliminating the need for additional configuration or dedicated analytics teams. With this introduction, executives and merchandisers in retail organizations can:Track the direct and assisted attribution of Reflektion’s personalization on growing revenue, conversions and orders at the category, product, brand levels and by spending, unit count and order count.Maximize revenue opportunities with greater intelligence about categories, products, and brands that are searched for, viewed, and purchased and their comparative trend.Make strategic, data-driven decisions to drive the business forward through granular, contextual and historical insights into key site dimensions such as revenue, average order size. abandoned cart rate, page views, conversion rate and orders, beyond what is available in general-purpose site analytics applications.In real-time, optimize personalization strategies with at-a-glance dashboards that outline KPI trends and generate interactive executive-level insights on-the-fly.Enhance site search relevance with deep understanding of which keywords and combinations generate the most revenue — and which keywords don’t.Act on KPI alerts when performance is below or above thresholds.Marketing Technology News: Databricks Accelerates APJ Expansion Following $250 Million Funding Round“Heightened demands for context, convenience and control in all customer interactions require companies to re-evaluate how they engage their customers. To compete effectively in this new environment, businesses need to capture, analyze, understand and act upon information. 42% of business leaders are prioritizing customer analytics and measurement as the top investment in the next 12 months,” states Sheryl Kingstone, Research Vice President of 451 Research. “The most meaningful (and ultimately profitable) experiences will be informed by data-driven contextual insights, which will make all the difference.”“In today’s hyper-competitive retail landscape, marketers and merchandisers are constantly looking for ways to delight shoppers, improve their engagement, and convert them to buyers  — but to execute on this strategy, they need contextual insights to identify gaps and double down on what’s really working,” said Amede Hungerford, Chief Marketing Officer, Reflektion. “Our latest analytics capabilities arm leading retailers with deeper insight into the performance of their personalization strategies — enabling them to seize the white space and make business decisions with confidence.”Marketing Technology News: Experian Appoints Shri Santhanam as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Analytics and AI Reflektion Introduces Breakthrough Analytics Capabilities Globe NewswireJune 20, 2019, 5:10 pmJune 20, 2019 Amede HungerfordBreakthrough Analyticscustomer engagementMarketing TechnologyNewsReflektion Previous ArticleZylotech Identified as One of the Most Significant Providers in B2B Customer Data Platforms (CDP) Report by Independent Research FirmNext ArticleText IQ Raises $12.6 Million Series A to Advance AI Platform for Identifying Sensitive Informationlast_img read more

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