eBay Inc.: eBay Agrees to Acquire SalesPredict - The Wall Street Transcript

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Today eBay announced it will acquire SalesPredict, an Israel-based company that leverages advanced analytics to predict customer buying behavior and sales conversion. SalesPredict is eBay's latest acquisition that will support its artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science efforts. It follows eBay's recent acquisition of Expertmaker, in order to further bolster our structured data efforts. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Upon the close of the transaction, a number of SalesPredict's employees will join eBay's structured data organization, working from eBay's Israeli Development Center in Netanya.


eBay deepens focus on machine learning with Israeli analytics startup SalesPredict's acquisition The Tech Portal

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With machine learning and AI being the hottest trend in tech, eBay is also bolstering its efforts with the acquisition of Israel-based advanced analytics startup SalesPredict. And its not just efforts-bolstering thats happening, this could well be eBay's attempt to become more like Amazon and automate processes within the company. SalesPredict is the second addition to the carousel of machine learning powered analytics startups acquired by eBay in the recent past. It follows in the footsteps of Expertmaker, another startup that specializes in providing intelligent solutions powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. SalesPredict, in a similar manner, provides a software platform that monitors individuals' buying preferences and tries to predict consumer behavior for online shopping.


eBay acquires predictive analytics startup SalesPredict to boost its machine learning

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Although financial terms of the deal were not revealed, it's said that an undisclosed number of SalesPredict employees will be joining eBay's team, working out of the Israeli development center in Netanya, including SalesPredict chief executive Yaron Zakai-Or, who will be director of product management for technology, and chief technology officer Kira Radinsky, who's been named director of data science and the chief scientist for eBay in Israel. Founded in 2012, SalesPredict specializes in helping businesses grow revenue through analytics that identify ideal potential prospects, thereby improving conversion to actual customers. It follows similar moves, including its pickup of AI startup ExpertMaker in May. In a statement, Zakai-Or explained that by being a part of eBay, "we will help arm eBay sellers with more information about the value of items, ultimately helping to increase customer sales conversions." The inclusion of SalesPredict seems to match the second part of this strategic effort.


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Although financial terms of the deal were not revealed, it's said that an undisclosed number of SalesPredict employees will be joining eBay's team, working out of the Israeli development center in Netanya, including SalesPredict chief executive Yaron Zakai-Or who will be director of product management for technology and chief technology officer Kira Radinsky who's been named director of data science and the chief scientist for eBay in Israel. Founded in 2012, SalesPredict specializes in helping businesses grow revenue through its analytics which identifies ideal potential prospects, thereby improving conversion to actual customers. It follows previous moves, including its pick up of AI startup ExpertMaker in May. In a statement, Zakai-Or explained that by being a part of the eBay company, "we will help arm eBay sellers with more information about the value of items, ultimately helping to increase customer sales conversions." The inclusion of SalesPredict seems to match the second part of this strategic effort.


eBay acquires predictive analytics startup SalesPredict to boost its machine learning

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Although financial terms of the deal were not revealed, it's said that an undisclosed number of SalesPredict employees will be joining eBay's team, working out of the Israeli development center in Netanya, including SalesPredict chief executive Yaron Zakai-Or, who will be director of product management for technology, and chief technology officer Kira Radinsky, who's been named director of data science and the chief scientist for eBay in Israel. Founded in 2012, SalesPredict specializes in helping businesses grow revenue through analytics that identify ideal potential prospects, thereby improving conversion to actual customers. It follows similar moves, including its pickup of AI startup ExpertMaker in May. In a statement, Zakai-Or explained that by being a part of eBay, "we will help arm eBay sellers with more information about the value of items, ultimately helping to increase customer sales conversions." The inclusion of SalesPredict seems to match the second part of this strategic effort.