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Data Analytics Vendor Actian Adds Unified Customer Profiles

Data analytics vendor Actian has released Customer 360 Solution, which it doesn’t call a CDP but still sounds like one.  The new solution loads data from disparate sources into Actian’s high-speed Avalanche database, generates insights, and shares the results with customer-facing systems.  The company says business users can set up the data connections without writing code.

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CDP Exponea Announces Acxiom Data Integration

February 25, 2021

CDP Exponea announced API-level integration with data quality and enrichment services from Acxiom.  The deal isn’t unique: Acxiom also lists integrations with Adobe, Boxever, Tealium, and Treasure Data.  But it’s still worth noting that tighter integration of CDPs and third party data vendors is becoming more common.  You may recall that Exponea was purchased last month by recommendation engine vendor Bloomreach.

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Facebook Faces New Pressure in U.S. and Europe on Payments to News Providers

February 24, 2021

It might be a sin to enjoy seeing Facebook attacked from all sides, but it’s worth it.  Having lost the battle against arbitration on news content payments to Australian publishers, the company now faces a joint push from Microsoft and major European publishers for similar rules.Meanwhile, a bipartisan coalition of U.S. legislators has proposed letting small publishers jointly negotiate news content payments without facing antitrust penalties.

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Adwerx Raises $14.5 Million for Personalized B2B Ads

November 29, 2021

Adverx has just raised $14.5 million for “Customer Relationship Advertising,” which certainly sounds intriguing.  What they do is to generats personalized ads for individuals targeted by business-to-business sales teams, and then maks those ads “passively ‘follow’ each salesperson’s current clients and prospects (pulled from the CRM) as they browse the web and social media”.  Annoying and creepy and it probably works.

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