Year’s Biggest AdTech Deal: Rubicon Project and Telaria to Combine as a Single SSP + Connected TV AdTech Company

AdTech industry doesn’t spare any chance to throw up unique updates. Today, two major ad tech companies announced a key M&A deal that could change the Connected TV advertising technology landscape forever. Rubicon Project and Telaria will merge to create the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising platform, poised to capture growth in CTV.

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Anywhere365 Announces Strategic Growth Investment From Bregal Milestone

Major Investment to Accelerate anywhere365’s Next Phase of Growth and Solidify Its Leading Position in the Rapidly Expanding Enterprise Dialogue Management Market
Anywhere365, a leading Contact Center and Enterprise Dialogue Management solution provider, announced that it has received a strategic investment of €40 million from Bregal Milestone, a pan-European growth capital firm.

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Episerver Doubles Down on North American and Underserved B2B Markets with Acquisition of Insite Software

The Industry-Changing Acquisition of Insite Marks Episerver’s Third Major Announcement in Q4
Episerver, the customer-centric digital experience company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire B2B commerce leader Insite Software.

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How Marketing Automation and AI Are Transforming Customer Journey Stages

Automation and Artificial Intelligence are two quick solutions to a major 2019 Marketing issue: lack of speed. This goes beyond website load speeds which should have become a norm by now. A lagging transition to Marketing Automation and AI is what keeps marketers from reaching Netflix or Amazon-like personalization at scale.

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Miaozhen Systems Maps China’s Complex Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Miaozhen Systems, a Chinese major third-party marketing data technology provider updates its Chinese digital marketing maps with the aim of helping advertisers make the most of their digital ad spend.
In 2019, global digital ad spend is predicted to rise by 17.6% to US$333.25 billion. In China, that percentage is even higher–22%, translating into US$79.82 billion.

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RoboMQ Launches a Major Upgrade to Connect iPaaS With Michelangelo Release

Major enhancement to the way workflows are designed on its no-code API integration platform, in addition to the availability of a host of leading ERP, CRM, SaaS, and IoT application connectors
RoboMQ, a leading integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) provider, launched a major upgrade to its no-code platform Connect iPaaS.

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Artificial Solutions to Steer Conversational AI Applications for Scania

Artificial Solutions, the leading specialist in enterprise-strength conversational AI, announced that Scania, a major manufacturers of trucks and buses, will be using Teneo® to build a variety of intelligent conversational applications.
Teneo will be used by a central team within Scania to create highly intelligent conversational interfaces throughout the entire organization.

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Calculating new stats in Major League Baseball with Amazon SageMaker

The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason is here after an exhilarating regular season in which fans saw many exciting new developments. MLB and Amazon Web Services (AWS) teamed up to develop and deliver three new, real-time machine learning (ML) stats to MLB games: Stolen Base Success Probability, Shift Impact, and Pitcher Similarity Match-up Analysis.

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Calculating new stats in Major League Baseball with Amazon SageMaker | Amazon Web Services

The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason is here after an exhilarating regular season in which fans saw many exciting new developments. MLB and Amazon Web Services (AWS) teamed up to develop and deliver three new, real-time machine learning (ML) stats to MLB games: Stolen Base Success Probability, Shift Impact, and Pitcher Similarity Match-up Analysis.

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Understanding The Role Of Data In Recruiting GDPR Experts

Two major trends in the big data landscape came to our attention that we wanted to address. We wanted to discuss data recruitment and what it means for the GDPR professionals out there. As you may know, all organizations – within the EU – that collect personal data must comply with the GDPR. The consequences for failing to meet GDPR standards are huge.

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The Real Problems with Neural Machine Translation

TLDR: No! Your Machine Translation Model is not “prophesying”, but let’s look at the six major issues with neural machine translation (NMT).
So I saw a Twitter thread today with the editor-in-chief of Motherboard tweeting, “Google Translate is popping out bizarre religious texts and no one is sure why“. This post in response to that.

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Statistical Significance in A/B testing (and How People Misinterpret Probability)

A few years ago we were running a major homepage A/B test with one of my clients. Huge traffic, huge potential, huge expectations — and huge risk, of course. We did our homework: our new design was well-researched and very promising, so we were all very excited. Especially Phil, the CEO of the company.

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Data Science News from Microsoft Ignite 2019

Microsoft just held one of its largest conferences of the year, and a few major announcements were made which pertain to the cloud data science world. Here they are in my order of importance (based upon my opinion).
Azure Synapse
I think this announcement will have a very large and immediate impact. Azure Synapse Analytics can be seen as a merge of Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure Data Lake.

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AzureR updates: AzureStor, AzureVM, AzureGraph, AzureContainers

Some major updates to AzureR packages this week! As well as last week’s AzureRMR update, there are changes to AzureStor, AzureVM, AzureGraph and AzureContainers. All of these are live on CRAN.
AzureStor 3.0.0
There are substantial enhancements to multiple-file transfers (up and down). You can supply a vector of pathnames to storage_upload/download as the source and destination arguments.

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