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In this time of pandemic, the world has turned to Internet-based, real-time communication (RTC) as never before. The number of RTC products has, over the past decade, exploded in large part because of cheaper high-speed network access and more powerful devices, but also because of an open, royalty-free platform called WebRTC. In fact, over the past year, there has been a 100-fold increase of video minutes received via the WebRTC stack in the anonymous population that has opted into Google Chrome's statistics. WebRTC can be found in most Internet meeting services, social networks, live-streaming experiences, and even cloud-based gaming products. An open source implementation and tutorials for this platform can be found at

Microsoft Clarity For Web Analytics : A-Z Complete Tutorial


This course on Microsoft Clarity will help you learn how to leverage this new FREE tool by Microsoft – that makes you understand the actual user experience and gain actionable insights for your website – some insights that are currently only offered by Clarity – like Recordings, Heatmaps, dead clicks and more! Most Importantly, You will not only learn the Software, but also learn how to understand user behavior and take actions to improve user engagement thus improving your website performance and ranking. Microsoft Clarity is a free-to-use analytics product built to help website owners and managers improve their website experiences by better understanding site visitor behavior using real evidence in form of recordings and heatmaps. So if you are a website owner, or you manage your company's / client's websites, then knowledge of this tool will be a great new addition to your skill set, and you can get certain insights that currently no other tool offers! A Verifiable Certificate of Completion is presented to all students who undertake this course on Microsoft Clarity.

VERB to Introduce A I Capability to its Line-Up of Sales Tools


New feature comes on the heels of VERB's Attribution feature announced in May 2021 for the verbLIVE livestream ecommerce platform NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, July 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verb Technology Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: VERB) ("VERB" or the "Company"), a leader in interactive video-based sales enablement applications, including interactive livestream ecommerce, webinar, CRM and marketing applications for entrepreneurs and enterprises, today announced that it is introducing A I capabilities to its sales enablement platform. The new feature set called "Pulse" is the first iteration of VERB's artificial intelligence initiatives designed to make it easy for anyone to sell, giving pros and newbies alike a real competitive advantage. The new feature will be available in August 2021. Designed by sales people for sales people, Pulse helps automate management of their customer relationships and interactions. Based on prior activities and behavior, Pulse guides users through behavior-driven prompts, reminders, and suggested actions for specific customers.

Vroozi New Artificial Intelligence Engine Enables Procurement


Vroozi, the leading digital purchasing and spend management platform for enterprise and mid-market companies, has launched a new AI-driven procurement engine within its procure-to-pay solution. The AI engine, which leverages Amazon Web Services' (AWS) AI capabilities, increases procurement and AP performance by analyzing transactional patterns to make accurate, data-based decisions. The technology also identifies appropriate actions, enabling companies to reduce tedious, manual processes, eliminate errors and manage risk. "Our new AI ensures every finance and purchasing team has the innovative and modern technology it needs to scale and drive continuous operational efficiencies" "Modern finance and procurement teams want to work fast, lead meaningful initiatives and make decisions based on data and intelligence," said Shaz Khan, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Vroozi. "We are equipping our customers with intelligent and powerful technology that enables another level of speed, results and performance."

Razorpay gets the lending AI-based risk tech startup TERA Finlabs


Financial solutions company Razorpay on Monday said it has acquired AI-based risk tech SaaS (software-as-a-service) platform TERA Finlabs for an undisclosed sum. TERA Finlabs is an Indian subsidiary of GAIN Credit, a leading UK digital lender which was launched in 2018 to expand its global footprint in digital lending. This marks the company's third acquisition after foraying into the B2B SME lending space with the launch of Razorpay Capital in 2019, it said in a statement. "The team at TERA FinLabs comes with exceptional domain knowledge in credit underwriting & risk management and we see immense value in TERA Finlabs core lending infrastructure capabilities," said Harshil Mathur, CEO, and Co-Founder, Razorpay. Razorpay Capital, along with TERA Finlab's technology capabilities, will be able to service the credit needs of over 10,000 businesses in India by the next year, the company said.

Top 50 Offshore Software Development Companies


Are you searching for a trustworthy technology partner for your business? Don't worry, you have hit the right place. We did our ground research and came up with the 50 top-performing offshore software development companies. These companies have a splendid history and help you build strong solutions assisting businesses manage their jobs more efficiently and effectively. After reading this post, you will definitely find a partner for your business fitting all your requirements. With a hefty focus on mobile and web development, it also offers enterprise software, CMS solutions, EMC systems, and portals for the marketing, manufacturing, healthcare, financial, and telecommunication industries. It has been assisting fast-growing tech companies and startups with a talent pool of 2700 experienced senior-level, dedicated teams of developers. Their clients grow and make successful and scalable products that users love. They work across almost every corner of the map to nail their upcoming project. The main focus of their dedicated developers is'YOURS'. It has partnerships with Adobe, SVB, Google Cloud, and AWS. They are best known for guiding their clients from an idea to its technical application. Skelia is an international BPO and ICT services company established in 2008 by Belgian entrepreneurs.

Navigating the Intersections of Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Privacy


While the U.S. is figuring out privacy laws at the state and federal level, artificial and augmented intelligence (AI) is evolving and becoming commonplace for businesses and consumers. These technologies are driving new privacy concerns. Years ago, consumers feared a stolen Social Security number. Now, organizations can uncover political views, purchasing habits, and much more. The repercussions of data are broader and deeper than ever.

Infobird Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: IFBD) Digitally Transforming Companies in the Retail Industry - NetworkNewsWire


Evolving customer expectations and business needs have fueled a digital transformation in China, marked by the integration of cloud computing and artificial intelligence ("AI") into companies' operations. "To survive in this new world, businesses must learn to observe, think, and operate differently," reads Deloitte China's webpage about digital transformation ( "Digital transformation, the cross-disciplinary power comprising digital, analytics, cloud, cybersecurity, and regulatory compliance, is about embracing digital disruption and unlocking exponential value." Interestingly, Infobird Software (NASDAQ: IFBD), a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company offering AI-enabled end-to-end customer engagement solutions in China, has packaged the aspects of digital transformation mentioned above, i.e., cloud computing, analytics, cybersecurity, and digital, into its robust proprietary solutions and is using them to help companies around China adapt to the changing times and transform digitally. IFBD's customer engagement solutions, which integrate the needs of both the customers and the businesses into a single platform, stimulate companies' market performance and growth and enable them to improve their infrastructure.

IoT 2.0? Machine learning and AI services worth €3 bn in revenue in 2026


Simultaneously, the value in the technology stack is shifting beyond the hardware and middleware to analytics and value-added services, such as machine learning and other kinds of AI. ABI Research estimates that machine learning and AI services in the IoT domain will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 40%, to $3.6 billion (€3.04 billion) in 2026. While COVID-19 impacted many industries, the IoT data analytics market has been less affected. In fact, many newly emerging cloud-native, data-enabled analytics vendors have benefited from COVID-19. "Since industries are transitioning to'remote everything', out-of-the-box solutions for remote monitoring, asset management, asset visibility, and predictive maintenance are in high demand and exemplify market acceleration. "Vendors, such as DataRobot, are now easing access to ML and AI tool sets through different deployment options at the edge, on-premises, and the cloud, and through consumption using Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS)," explains Kateryna Dubrova, Research Analyst at ABI Research. "All and all, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of rapid deployment solutions, such as hardware agnostic SaaS." Companies like AWS, C3, and Google also have been successful in promoting their products and analytics capabilities (tool sets and environment) by creating centralized repositories for COVID-19 data. Currently, these data lakes are public and are not monetised, but ABI Research expects those companies will attempt to use the data lakes to create products for sale to the healthcare market in the future. From a technology perspective, the data lakes could be the first step for creating and testing data visibility, and streaming analytics services. COVID-19 has showcased the public cloud's healthcare industry ambitions expanding into pharmaceutical, biomedicine, and telemedicine. Big data and data analytics might not have a remedy for the virus, but IoT-data enabled technologies proved essential to lessen public anxiety, to monitor patients, and prepare the infrastructure for new outbreaks. "AI and ML usage has accelerated during the pandemic – however, greenfield AI projects have seen a significant slowdown.

How C3ai Is Transforming Big Oil


Enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) is an emerging industry. Offering software-as-a-service (SaaS) is now incredibly common among technology companies, but (NYSE:AI) has blazed a new trail by providing its customers with foundational AI tools on a subscription basis. With 4.8 million artificial intelligence models delivering 1.5 billion predictions per day, it's the biggest player in what is still a small game. However, its impressive customer list suggests the company is punching well above its weight. serves dozens of industries, but oil and gas is one of the most notable -- and a collaborative effort with Baker Hughes (NYSE:BKR) might be a looking glass into what this company is really capable of. In a world where many investors are shunning industries known to cause social or environmental harm, it's not surprising that oil and gas companies have fallen out of favor.