Facebook must disclose app records for Massachusetts probe, judge rules

Facebook | January 20, 2020

Facebook Inc has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to turn over material to the state's attorney general about thousands of apps that the social media company suspected may have misused customer data. In a decision made public on Friday, Massachusetts Superior Court Justice Brian Davis said Attorney General Maura Healey had demonstrated a "substantial need" for the material, as she investigates Facebook's privacy practices.

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AdCellerant Reshapes Global Marketing with Generative AI Solutions

AdCellerant | September 20, 2023

On September 19, 2023, AdCellerant, a frontrunner in digital marketing and tech solutions, has released its latest whitepaper, ‘AI-Powered Solutions at AdCellerant: Enhancing Success Together.’ This comprehensive document delves into the transformative role of artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI (GenAI) in reshaping the digital advertising landscape. Brock Berry, CEO and Co-Founder of AdCellerant, reportedly remarked, In a world where AI is no longer just a buzzword but a driving force for innovation, AdCellerant is dedicated to harnessing AI's potential to empower businesses. We are charting a course towards a future that will not only redefine digital advertising but also influence industries worldwide. [Source – Cision PR Newswire] Key Points from the Whitepaper: 1. The AI Revolution: The whitepaper spotlights the adoption of GenAI, which has been embraced by over 100 million U.S. users, surpassing the early adoption rate of smartphones by a remarkable 62.7%. McKinsey & Company projects GenAI's economic value to range from $2.6 trillion to $4.4 trillion, with marketing and customer relations expected to boost global output by $400 billion annually. 2. AdCellerant's Vision for the AI Era: AdCellerant's vision goes beyond technology adoption; it embodies change that aligns with partners' goals, ideas, and aspirations. GenAI is an extension of AdCellerant's commitment to delivering impactful results, award-winning customer service, and continuous innovation. 3. Integration of AI: AI is seamlessly integrated into AdCellerant's product offerings, setting new industry standards for insights, strategies, and outcomes. The whitepaper showcases real-world examples of AI utilization with products like Meta, Google Ads, and The Trade Desk. 4. Balancing AI and the Human Touch: AdCellerant emphasizes the synergy between AI and human interaction. While GenAI provides insights and solutions, AdCellerant partners receive dedicated account management, operations focused on campaign enhancement, and opportunities to contribute to technology and solutions innovation. About AdCellerant AdCellerant, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, was founded in 2013 and operates in the advertising services industry. The company specializes in digital advertising, including services like search, SEM, SEO, digital display advertising, real-time bidding, social media, video, email, digital strategy, media planning, technology, and advertising technology. AdCellerant offers businesses access to high-quality digital marketing technology and solutions through partnerships with media companies and agencies, with a focus on achieving results and growth for businesses of all sizes. Its proprietary technology, Ui.Marketing, connects businesses with their ideal customers at the right time, streamlining the entire campaign management process within a user-friendly platform.

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JFrog Introduces Innovative Customer-First Channel Partner Initiative

JFrog | September 13, 2023

JFrog Limited has unveiled a novel global channel program during its inaugural Partner Day event. This program facilitates customer integration of JFrog solutions through third-party entities while concurrently seeking to establish fresh revenue streams for both JFrog and its collaborative partners. The JFrog Global Partner Program structures itself around a co-selling approach, avoiding using a pyramid or tiered partner program, such as gold, silver, and bronze, which would require substantial initial investments. The method enables partners to gain knowledge and experience by closely collaborating with JFrog's solutions engineering, professional services, marketing, and support teams. This 'customer-first' strategy allows partners to establish and expand their practices while expediting their time-to-revenue. Tali Notman, Chief Revenue Officer at JFrog, mentioned that JFrog is rapidly expanding its presence in the enterprise sector, offering both on-premises and cloud solutions. The company's foundation is built on robust community support, and it has established itself as a pioneer in the DevOps and security fields. She further expressed enthusiasm about the future, anticipating how JFrog's growth will continue to flourish through collaboration with trusted third-party partners. Additionally, Kelly Hartman, Senior Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances at JFrog, articulated the company's objective of delivering value to partners through access to their solutions and expertise, which has garnered trust from numerous Fortune 100 companies worldwide. Meanwhile, JFrog's Partner Program offers partners a range of options to create customer value, including co-selling, reselling, or selling to US government agencies, each supported by dedicated pre- and post-sales programs. These program options are currently available, with an easy-to-use partner portal for streamlined engagement. Additionally, the program introduces new incentives and deal structures to enhance revenue generation, assigns dedicated partner managers for seamless onboarding, provides engaged support from JFrog's sales and technical teams for qualified opportunities, offers curated sales and specialized training on the JFrog Platform, furnishes co-branded marketing kits to stimulate interest and create new opportunities, and grants access to an expanded resource library of product and sales enablement assets. About JFrog JFrog Ltd. is one of the leading software companies with a mission to revolutionize software delivery by realizing its 'Liquid Software' vision. Its Software Supply Chain Platform acts as a unified system of record, empowering organizations to efficiently build, manage, and securely distribute software, ensuring its availability, traceability, and tamper-proof nature. With integrated security features, JFrog helps identify, protect, and remediate against threats and vulnerabilities.

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Impartner Announces 7th Annual Customer and Industry Event

Impartner | September 11, 2023

Impartner has announced the return of its popular customer and industry event, ImpartnerCon. Aligned with the fundamental driver of indirect channel go-to-market strategies and partnership initiatives, ImpartnerCon 2024 embraces the theme 'Multiply' as the cornerstone of this conference. ImpartnerCon 2024 is scheduled from February 5 to 7 at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami (Florida). Distinguished keynote speakers include eminent figures from the channel industry, such as Jay McBain (Chief Analyst of Channels, Partnerships, and Ecosystems at Canalys) and Tiffani Bova (Former Global Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce). Besides, more professionals and analysts will likely join as speakers in the coming weeks. On this, Dave R Taylor, Impartner CMO, stated At Multiply: ImpartnerCon '24 and beyond, our goal is for attendees to multiply their business horizons personally and professionally. To meet new partners and expand their own ecosystems, and to learn best practices for furthering their companies' indirect go-to-market strategies and results. [Source: Cision PR Newswire] Now in its seventh year, ImpartnerCon has established itself as a preeminent event in the channel partnerships sector, attracting global leaders from Fortune 500 corporations to dynamic startups expanding their indirect sales and services initiatives. ImpartnerCon also serves as the platform for Impartner's annual customer awards, recognizing excellence in channel strategy, exceptional partnership performance, and program efficiency. The previous year's award recipients, unveiled during the event's live ceremony, included esteemed names such as Honeywell, Poly, Splunk, Vertiv, Visa, Xerox, and Zebra, among others. In the forthcoming weeks, Impartner will announce the commencement of the 2024 award application process, offering options for individual and company nominations. ImpartnerCon 2024 expects a comprehensive agenda that includes seasoned industry analysts, top-ranking channel organizations, interactive Impartner product user sessions designed for customers, and invaluable networking opportunities with influential industry figures. Mark Rogers, Impartner's Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Channel Chief, conveyed that ImpartnerCon has evolved to embrace the broader channel ecosystem, providing a unique platform for collaboration and innovation. He expressed excitement about creating a space where professionals at all levels within the partner ecosystem can connect, acquire knowledge, and push the boundaries of partnership excellence. ImpartnerCon 2024 aligns seamlessly with Impartner's dedication to nurturing an inclusive and innovative environment for channel leaders. This commitment enables them to explore new avenues for growth, adapt to shifting market dynamics, and harness the potential of strategic partnerships. About Impartner Impartner is renowned as the industry's fastest-growing and most decorated provider of channel management technologies. Its array of Partner Relationship Management (PRM) and Partner Marketing Automation (PMA) solutions serves as a global resource, aiding companies in effectively managing their relationships with distributors, resellers, and channel partners. These solutions drive demand, accelerate revenue, and enhance global profitability within indirect sales ecosystems. The Impartner team is committed to assisting businesses in achieving growth by leveraging their decades of experience, incorporating channel best practices, and harnessing innovative technologies to create a uniquely tailored partner experience. Impartner's solutions prioritize partners, enabling channel teams to achieve rapid ROI by covering all aspects, from partner onboarding to channel marketing and performance insights.

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ZINFI Launches Innovative Generative AI Features for its PRM Platform

ZINFI Technologies, Inc. | September 07, 2023

ZINFI Technologies, Inc., a leader in partner relationship management (PRM) and through-channel marketing automation, has unveiled a suite of advanced generative AI functionalities within its SaaS platform designed for comprehensive partner management. This new set of tools will enhance ZINFI's enterprise clientele's ability to expedite and streamline the development of precisely targeted marketing content. It will also enable the utilization of internal content and partner-centric data to establish personalized guided routes for its partners while harnessing Microsoft Power BI and Copilot technology to gain insights into and enhance partner performance. Sugata Sanyal, Founder and CEO of ZINFI, highlighted that the new generative AI tools enable customers to significantly expedite their content creation capabilities while swiftly gaining insights into why certain partners with similar profiles outperform others. The primary goal is to assist customers in offering their partners more tailored pathways for enhancement, leveraging ZINFI's workflow automation and generative AI capabilities. The introduction of generative AI capabilities will initially be accessible solely through an early access program, with prioritized access granted to enterprise customers poised to derive the most significant benefit from their implementation. As Microsoft's generative AI tools continue to evolve, ZINFI plans to extend these platform enhancements to a broader customer audience. About ZINFI ZINFI Technologies, Inc., the frontrunner in Unified Channel Management (UCM) advancement, empowers vendors and their channel partners to achieve predictable and rapid profitable growth on a global scale. At ZINFI, a substantial opportunity exists to foster high-performing sales channels by implementing an accessible, comprehensive, and innovative SaaS Unified Channel Management automation platform. This platform effectively manages the entire partner lifecycle through four advanced SaaS applications - affiliate marketing management automation, partner relationship management automation, partner marketing management automation, and partner incentive management automation.

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