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Avanade Unveils Singapore Innovation Studio Amid ASEAN Expansion (Channel Asia)

Avanade has launched a new Digital Innovation Studio in Singapore as the specialist Microsoft partner expands capabilities across ASEAN. The studio - adding to a growing global net... More

Five Costly Pitfalls of Digital Asset Management Implementations and How to Avoid Them (Veritone Blog)

If your media operation has bought into the concept of leading-edge digital asset management (DAM) tools, congratulations! Armed with a cloud-native and AI-driven DAM, you’re poi... More

Twitter Introduces 6-Second Viewable Video Ad Bids (Marketing Land)

Twitter is rolling out a new video ad bidding option that allows advertisers to run 15-second or shorter video ads, but only be charged if the ad is viewed for a full six-seconds w... More

SAP.iO Launches First Accelerator in Singapore (MESA)

SAP has kicked off SAP.iO Foundry Singapore, its first acceleration program in Singapore. The program aims to accelerate Southeast Asian startups, providing them access to curated ... More

Google, Facebook Unite With Trump to Protest French Tech Tax (Bloomberg)

The relationship between President Donald Trump and the largest U.S. technology companies has often been frosty but a common opponent -- France’s plan to tax U.S. tech giants -- ... More

SAP S/4HANA Gets More Nordic Attention (MESA)

More and more Nordic countries are looking to SAP’s S/4HANA software to help with both finance and supply chain management, and to adopt blockchain, according to a new report. Th... More

IBC 2019: Signiant Expands SDCX SaaS Platform (HITS)

At IBC 2019, Signiant will introduce new capabilities to its SDCX (Software-Defined Content Exchange) SaaS platform to simplify secure content exchange between companies. These cap... More

Akamai Testing Edge Computing Scenarios With 5G Operators (Light Reading)

CDN giant Akamai believes it will play an important role in edge computing for 5G. "I do think people are really starting to realize just how important our edge platform is," Akama... More

Amazon Outstrips Netflix on Content Marketing Spend (Rapid TV News)

Amazon Prime Video has surpassed Netflix for the most spending on content advertising by an OTT company for the first half of 2019, with Netflix coming in second and Hulu in third,... More

EY Study: AI Important to a Company’s Success, But Lack of Skilled Personnel Remains a Barrier (MESA)

An EY study of US CEOs and business leaders reveals that most executives recognize the value of artificial intelligence (AI), with 84% believing that AI is important to the future ... More

Adobe Readies to Launch No-Code AR Tools for Businesses (Tech HQ)

By 2023, the IDC expects global spend on AR and VR combined to hit $160B. The figure represents an almost ten-fold increase on the $16.8B penned for this year, and comes as applica... More

ThinkAnalytics Brings Back Schiavinato as SVP, Adds Bossard as Director (MESA)

Personalized content discovery firm ThinkAnalytics has brought back former SVP of marketing and business development for Latin America Rick Schiavinato as its SVP of sales and busi... More

Infosys to Deliver Cloud-Based Solutions for Toyota Material Handling North America (Economic Times)

Infosys announced it has been selected by Toyota Material Handling North America for a cloud based IoT telematics product implementation along with application support and developm... More

CBS and Viacom Reach Merger Deal (CNBC)

CBS and Viacom have agreed to merge, ending years of on-and-off talks. The new company will be called ViacomCBS, and Viacom’s CEO, Bob Bakish, will be the CEO of the combined com... More

Genpact CEO Talks Earnings Report, Expanded Partnership With Walmart (Yahoo Finance)

'Tiger' Tyagarajan, Genepact President and CEO joins Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi to talk about Genpact's stellar earnings report.... More

Amazon Managed Blockchain Gets Cloud Support (CoinDesk)

Amazon Web Services is integrating its Managed Blockchain platform with its cloud storage service. CloudFormation, part of the web services arm of the e-commerce giant, will suppor... More

Reliance Jio, Microsoft Partner to Bring Azure Cloud Technology to India (India Today)

Reliance Jio has entered into a partnership with Microsoft Technologies as a part of which the tech giant would power the data centres setup by Indian conglomerate in India. As a p... More

Salesforce Acquiring ClickSoftware for $1.35B (TechCrunch)

Just days after closing the hefty $15.7 billion Tableau deal, the company opened its wallet again, this time announcing it has bought field service software company ClickSoftware f... More

Report: Companies Spending More to Improve Customer Experience (Tech HQ)

Customer satisfaction is now a key focus for businesses as customers get increasingly modernized, and companies are responding by spending more on digital tools and technologies no... More

Microsoft Launches Azure Security Lab, Doubles Top Bug Bounty to $40K (VentureBeat)

Microsoft announced the Azure Security Lab, a sandbox-like environment for security researchers to test its cloud security. The company also doubled the top Azure bug bounty to $40... More