Square Acquires Dessa to Bolster Its Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Capabilities

Square Acquires Dessa

Payments platform Square has acquired Dessa, a Toronto-based company building machine learning applications that address significant real-world challenges for all types of businesses. The Dessa team of engineers will immediately bolster Square’s machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. Machine learning is a critical field in technology today, and Square has expanded machine learning work through both […]

Bridge the Communication Gap With ActiveCampaign’s Predictive Content

ActiveCampaign, the leader in customer experience automation, recently launched Predictive Content and made it available in beta for the platform’s Professional and Enterprise customers. The product is a new machine learning feature that predicts the most engaging message for each individual being emailed based on only a handful of user inputs. This is ActiveCampaign’s second […]

UK Workers Don’t Fear Automation…Yet


IMAGINE LONDON – March 21, 2019 – The majority of workers don’t fear automation or artificial intelligence (AI) will replace their jobs, and instead see increased value in the technology and want to learn more about it, according to a new academic report commissioned by Automation Anywhere, the global leader in robotic process automation (RPA). Yet, still […]

Amazon Research Awards Honors Outstanding Academic Projects in AI

Amazon doesn’t just rely on its own development to move eCommerce forward. The company also promotes external research that may one day make it into the eCommerce platform. This week the company announced the winners of the Amazon Research Awards. This is the third year in a row the company held this competition. Here is […]

eBay Launches a New Personalized Shopping Experience

Today’s news may be another significant change in the way eBay buyers will shop on eBay. The company announced a new feature in their mobile app in the U.S. for iOS and Android users called ‘Interests.’ With Interests, eBay tailors the buyer’s shopping experience based on their passions, hobbies, and style. This results in a more […]

Instagram Becoming an eCommerce Marketplace and Competitor to PayPal?

Over the last year, Instagram has been making changes to its platform that seem to position the social media network as a future marketplace. Both BigCommerce and Shopify introduced shoppable Instagram posts that allowed merchants to easily post Instagram images with links sending potential shoppers back to their online stores. READ MORE: BigCommerce Brings Instagram Shoppable […]

Machine Learning More Accessible With New Google Service

Google has announced its new Cloud AutoML in its alpha phase. That means that the service is still being tested internally and won’t be for release just yet. However, for those who want to build their own custom models from it, that is already good news as it means that the service is on its […]

eBay Building New Seller Guidance Delivery Platform Named Sherpa

Just yesterday we posted a story about how eBay is upgrading its mobile platform to provide guidance to shoppers with Why-To-Buy signals. Now it appears eBay is building out or expanding a new platform for sellers. But there has been no announcement about it to the public. So how do we know about it? eBay […]

eBay Expands Why To Buy Signals to Mobile

You may not realize it, but since 2015, eBay has added “Why to Buy signals” to its desktop searches. These little clues are designed to help shoppers make better decisions on the products they are searching. Now, this same feature is available in the mobile app for iOS and Android in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and […]

AWS Announces Amazon ML (Machine Learning) Solutions Lab

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the Amazon ML Solutions Lab, a new program that connects machine learning experts from across Amazon with AWS customers to help identify practical uses of machine learning inside customers’ businesses, and guide them in developing new machine learning-enabled features, products, and processes. The […]