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Artificial Intelligence
SAS unveils AI experience to improve kids' batting abilities
SAS has created The Batting Lab, an interactive experience using AI, computer vision and IoT analytics to help kids improve their baseball and softball swings.
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Gaming
Mastercard users can now use rewards points in gaming
Mastercard has launched Mastercard Gamer Xchange (MGX), allowing APAC consumers to convert their rewards points into gaming currency.
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Hugosave
Hugosave granted Major Payment Institution license
Hugosave has been granted a Major Payment Institution (MPI) licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
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Microsoft
Microsoft launches Startups Founders Hub Platform in Asia
"Our cloud services and solutions are designed to empower founders to concentrate on what they do best - innovate at their own pace."
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Customer experience
Dell Technologies expands edge innovations for retailers
Dell Technologies has announced the expansion of its edge solutions to help retailers quickly generate more value and deliver enhanced customer experiences.
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Jabra
Hands-on review: Jabra GN PanaCast 20 webcam
We get our hands on a Danish-designed high end webcam that has some rather unique artificial intelligence (AI) features.
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Phishing
Retail and wholesale at significant risk of phishing attacks
New research from Zscaler has found that many retail and wholesale environments are at significant risk, with a 400% increase in phishing attacks being reported in the last 12 months.
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Remote Working
Better tech key to adapting to the hybrid workplace - Adobe
The shift to hybrid work has been a boon for many information workers, but also comes with its share of challenges, particularly with regards to technology.
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CRM
Salesforce launches AI-based insights with CRM Analytics
Salesforce announces CRM Analytics, AI-based insights for sales, marketing, and service teams in every industry.
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Forrester
commercetools named a Leader in B2B Forrester report
commercetools has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: B2B Commerce Solutions, Q2 2022 report, receiving the highest scores possible in 10 criteria.
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Digital Marketing
Smith Brothers Media to drive marketing enhancements for Emperor Champagne
SBM will make site enhancements to the company's current Shopify theme, with a rebuild that includes quicker response times and improved conversion and performance. 
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Microsoft
FIS Modern Banking Platform now available on Microsoft Azure
FIS says the partnership will expand its digital online banking to markets like New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Thailand
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Cyber attacks
Cyber attacks on the rise due to skyrocketing bot traffic
Cyberattacks, especially automated ones, of all kinds are on the rise, primarily due to skyrocketing bot traffic.
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Webcam
Hands-on review: OBSBOT Tiny 4K PZT Webcam
We get our hands on a very reasonably priced business webcam with a bunch of unique features driven by artificial inteligence.
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Digital Transformation
Over half of SEA users say SMBs should use digital payments
According to a Kaspersky study, more than one in two SEA users say small businesses should be using digital payments.
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Mobility
Hands-on review: STM laptop bags
The advent of hybrid working has meant we need laptop bags. We got our hands on two of the most popular laptop bags from STM.
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Customer experience
8x8 and Genesys collaborate on customer service solution
With the new integration, organisations can align agents and the appropriate subject matter experts to collaborate for better customer outcomes.
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Phishing
Google reveals new safety and security measures for users
Google's new measures include automatic two step verification, virtual cards and making it easier to remove contact information on Google Search results.
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Esker
Esker named Challenger in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant
Esker has been named a Challenger in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Invoice-to-Cash Applications.
Sift
Navigating digital fraud and dispute can be tough. The Q4 2021 Digital Trust & Safety Index by Sift can give helpful insights to your business on keeping safe and prepared online.
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Alibaba Group
Alibaba’s Cainiao Network uses solar power for warehouses
Alibaba Group's logistic arm Cainiao Network has installed 100,000m2 of solar panels on its warehouses so far in its push to build a global green supply chain
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Informatica
Informatica launches new Intelligent Data Management Cloud for retail
Informatica has announced the launch of its new Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) for retail, with the aim of helping solve problems related to data fragmentation and complexity.
Sift
Having secure retail solutions can be a make or break factor for a customers satisfaction. Sift has the expert tools and expertise to keep retail practices safe and customers happy.
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Sift
Connected e-commerce apps are the future of retail and higher revenue growth. Read the new ebook by Sift to find out how to maximise your business potential.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Snowflake and AWS partner to aid retail businesses
Snowflake has extended its relationship with AWS, to improve demand forecasting and delivery for the retail and CPG industries.
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Startup
Alibaba Cloud launches initiatives for startups, developers
“The interest of so many cutting-edge startups in our events signals the momentum of technological innovation in Singapore and across the APAC region."
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Sustainability
Hootsuite 2021 Impact Report shows workforce more diverse
Hootsuite has released its annual 2021 Impact Report detailing the results of its social impact initiatives following the launch of its corporate guiding principles.
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CRM
Freshworks launches new CRM with Shopify availability
Freshworks has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) solution, which has also been made available on the Shopify apps store.
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SaaS
Forrester Research names BigCommerce a Strong Performer
BigCommerce has announced it has been named a Strong Performer by Forrester Research in both the Forrester Wave: B2C Commerce Solutions, Q2 2022 and the Forrester Wave: B2B Commerce Solutions, Q2 2022 reports.
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Open banking
A look at the rewards and risks of open banking - report
RiskBusiness says its report on open banking finds that while it holds much potential, financial services firms need to ensure they have robust, risk processes.
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Snowflake
Snowflake launches data cloud platform for retail sector
Snowflake has announced the launch of its Retail Data Cloud to break down data silos and improve business agility and customer experiences in the retail sector.
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Fintech
Airwallex announces global expense management platform
Airwallex has announced the launch of its global Expenses platform, offering modern solutions for organisations to manage their expenses in a quick, seamless and straightforward manner.
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Marketplacer
Marketplacer and True Woo partner for wellness marketplace
Marketplacer has announced the completion of a new holistic online marketplace for True Woo, offering a range of products and services targeted at individuals seeking ways to improve their wellbeing.
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Pinterest
Pinterest partners with WooCommerce and launches app
The new app gives businesses of all sizes the power to turn their product catalogues into shoppable product pins on Pinterest
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Techday
Techday introduces new IT Reports section across all sites
Techday is once again striving to provide the best experience for our clients, and we are pleased to announce a new section dedicated to asset promotion.
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Fintech
Incumbent banks must embrace data-centric capabilities
Retail banks are lagging in their ability to offer true omnichannel experiences, as customers pivot to competitors that offer more personalised experiences.
Sift
Knowing the mechanics of retail fraud can greatly improve your chances of preventing an online attack. Read the new infographic by Sift to discover how your business can be prepared.
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Artificial Intelligence
Uniphore and Probe CX partner to deliver enhanced CX solutions
The new global partnership will involve Probe CX leveraging Uniphore’s conversational automation platform to create enhanced solutions, which involve personalisation and automation.
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Machine Learning
Moloco launches updates to Cloud Demand-Side Platform
The latest updates focus on improving performance through intelligent budget allocation, automating workflows through smart campaign UI/UX, and ad creation.
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Gartner Magic Quadrant
Optimizely (Welcome) named Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant
Optimizely (Welcome) has announced that Gartner has named the company as a Leader in its 2022 Magic Quadrant for Content Marketing Platforms.