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ZoomInfo Buys RingLead to Enhance Customer Data Management

We’re all about integration today, Dear Reader.  B2B data company ZoomInfo has purchased data quality and orchestration company RingLead, which will let ZoomInfo create unified profiles that combine a company’s own data with ZoomInfo information.  They’re not (yet) building the persistent database that marks a true CDP, but they are certainly providing tools to construct one.

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JPMorgan Chase Buys Restaurant Review Service

September 13, 2021

If taking a cooking class from Microsoft sounds a little strange, try wrapping your head around getting restaurant reviews from JPMorgan Chase bank.  The financial services giant just bought The Infatuation, a “restaurant discovery platform” whose properties include the once-popular Zagat guide.  The intent is apparently to offer new benefits and experiences to credit card customers.  Data gathering, ecommerce, and advertising revenue are probably on the menu as well.

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mParticle Connects with Yahoo Cookieless ID

September 10, 2021

Newly reborn Yahoo, which emerged Alien-like from the belly of Verizon, has announced new partnerships for its ConnectID cookieless identity solution.  Additions include media measurement companies IRI and NCSolutions and CDP mParticle, which will push segments to the Yahoo DSP.  Records will be matched against the ConnectID identity graph of 148 million logged-in users, 240 million unique profiles, and over 400 million unique devices.

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Independent Grocer Is First to Deploy Amazon Just Walk Out Technology

December 7, 2022

Here’s a retail story that doesn’t involve a media network – but don’t worry, it does feature Amazon, AI, and Kansas City.  Independent retailer Community Groceries will be the first non-Amazon company to deploy the Amazon One entry gate and Amazon’s Just Walk Out checkout technology.  Amazon One grants entry after reading your palm or credit card, while Just Walk Out tracks what customers put in their cart and charges for it.  O brave new world.

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