AudioGO Self-serve Audio Advertising Platform Now Features In-app Banner Design Using Canva

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Today, AudioGO, the self-serve digital audio ad buying service from AdsWizz, announced an integration with Canva, the world’s fastest growing design platform. The integration enables AudioGO advertisers to easily create display ads with Canva’s graphic design platform during campaign setup, enabling anyone to complement their audio ad campaigns with professional-looking banner ads. In addition, if an advertiser does not have an audio ad, AudioGO will create one for them in under a day.

The new Canva integration comes on the heels of new behavioral targeting capability added earlier this month, making it easier than ever for audio advertisers to connect and engage with the right audiences.

“Our mantra is to make AudioGO easy to use for anyone looking to run audio campaigns of any size,” said AdsWizz CEO Alexis van de Wyer. “Our integration with Canva gives

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TikTok wants to be ‘most transparent and accountable’ social platform, VP says


TikTok is in the midst of a transparency push.

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Over the course of 2020, TikTok’s future has sometimes seemed to be on a knife edge. The Trump administration tried (and failed) to ban the platform, citing concern over data security for TikTok’s US users. And the administration is now forcing Chinese parent company Bytedance to sell the short-form video app’s US operations.

But TikTok’s VP of global business solutions, Blake Chandlee, appears to not be feeling the stress of the saga. Speaking at the Web Summit virtual tech conference, he seemed calm about working toward a solution. 

“We’re having daily conversations with the administration around the security of that data and making sure people feel comfortable with it, so we’ll continue to do that,” he said. “The one thing you’re

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Google To Shut Down 3D Platform Poly Next Year

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Google announced in a Wednesday email that it plans to shut down its 3D-object creation and library platform, Poly, next year, making it the latest of the company’s AR/VR projects to fall into obsolescence.

Initially conceptualized as a 3D creation tool and library optimized for virtual reality, Poly allowed users to create and view low polygon 3D assets, which could then be uploaded for use in scenes and apps.

According to the email, users will still be able to upload assets to the site until April 30, 2021, with any assets remaining available for download until June 30, when and associated APIs will no longer be accessible.

We appreciate you trusting us to host your assets and provide a space where they can shine,” the email reads in part.The amazing work that our users have

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Google Will Close 3D Platform Poly in June

Google  (GOOGL) – Get Report said on Wednesday that it would shut down its Poly 3D platform in June and users will be unable to upload models starting in April, according to media reports.

The Mountain View, Calif., search, advertising and cloud-computing giant didn’t say why it was discontinuing the platform.

Google did say that the decision was part of a plan to shift resources and heavily invest in helpful augmented-reality experiences like Google Lens, AR walking navigation in its Maps app, and AR in Google Search.

Poly enabled users to upload, browse, and distribute 3D content created using tools such as Tilt Brush and Blocks, according to Forbes.

The Google Poly team said in a statement that users can download their entire library of 3D models and works before June 30 at

After that date, and associated APIs will no longer be accessible.

Poly was

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Hyundai, Kia and Genesis’ electric futures ride atop the E-GMP platform

Hyundai’s slippery Prophecy electric four-door is rumored to spawn a production model on the company’s E-GMP platform.


Hyundai has already telegraphed it’s going all in on battery-electric vehicles, and on Tuesday, officials at the Korean automaker detailed how they plan to get there: by riding atop the company’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This new architecture will support the Hyundai Motor Group’s goal of introducing 23 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) models by 2025 across its Hyundai, Kia and Genesis model ranges. The company’s goal is to sell 1 million BEVs in that same time frame, representing 20 percent of its global sales.

The automaker claims its new rear-wheel-drive-based E-GMP architecture will provide impressive benefits. Vehicles produced on this platform will get over 310 miles on a single charge, at least when measured on the (admittedly more lenient) WLTP test cycle. Hyundai also says the platform’s electric powertrain will be

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BlackBerry And Amazon Team Up On Vehicle Data And Software Platform

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BlackBerry And Amazon Team Up On Vehicle Data And Software Platform

Canadian technology specialist BlackBerry and e-commerce titan Amazon have developed a cloud-based software platform designed to help automakers and suppliers standardize vehicle data and speed deployment of new revenue-generating features and services, the companies said on Tuesday. BlackBerry and Amazon Web Services (AWS) said the new intelligent vehicle data platform, called IVY, will compress the time to build, deploy and monetize in-vehicle applications and connected services across multiple brands and models, making it easier for automakers to collaborate with a wider pool of developers to accelerate development of apps and services. Carmakers have been reluctant so far to share with outside technology providers much of the data generated by their vehicles. IVY is designed to complement and run simultaneously with new digital vehicle architectures developed by Volkswagen, General Motors and others. The platform is built

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Seattle startup Flexe raises $70M as e-commerce rise fuels demand for flexible warehousing platform

The Flexe team, pre-pandemic. (Flexe Photo)

Flexe is raising more capital ahead of schedule as the pandemic-driven e-commerce boom spurs faster-than-expected growth for its warehousing technology platform.

The Seattle startup announced a $70 million Series C round led by new investor T. Rowe Price, with participation from existing backers Activate Capital, Tiger Global, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Prologis Ventures, and others. Total funding to date in the 6-year-old company is $134 million.

Flexe originally planned to raise another round sometime next year. But investors were ready to put more fuel into the business given its recent metrics.

“Flexe is poised to become an impactful company in the logistics industry for the long term,” Andrew Davis, director of private investments at T. Rowe Price, said in a statement. T. Rowe Price recently led a $2.5 billion round in electric car maker Rivian and was an early backer of Facebook, Twitter,

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How to deploy a private social networking platform

If you’re looking to deploy a private or public social networking platform for your organization, Jack Wallen shows you how to get HumHub up and running.

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In the never-ending quest to empower your employees, you’ve gone to great lengths to give them the means to communicate. The vast majority of those tools are for business-only communication. During a time when morale is at its lowest, and your business needs to do everything it can to give its staff a boost, why not launch a private social networking platform? This way your employees have the means to be social in such a way that’ll keep them connected, which will help improve the remote work environment.

As a bonus, you could use a social networking tool for project management as well.

There are plenty of tools to make this a reality, one of which is called HumHub. This open

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MobiCard Offers Digital Business Card Platform Exchange to Encourage Networking Despite Pandemic

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – November 23, 2020 – ( )

COVID-19 has brought many restrictions, forcing companies to seek novel solutions in many areas. One of the most substantial areas of change is technology, which is now sufficiently robust to put networking and other vital business activities online. In this age of restrictions, MobiCard, a digital business card platform, is leading to new freedoms.

“Companies are seeing that technology done right offers numerous breakthroughs and refinements,” says Joshua Sodaitis, MobiCard’s Chairman and CEO. “On the client-side, as more and more customer interactions become digital in nature, we will only see an increasing demand for faster solutions. On the company side, creating a culture of digitization will help businesses remain relevant and ready for the next challenge.”

​The COVID-19 pandemic has expedited change, and according to a new McKinsey Global Survey of executives, companies are adopting a digitized approach to their

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Singtel launches Liquid-X cloud-based networking platform

Singapore operator Singtel has launched its cloud-based networking platform dubbed ‘Liquid-X’. The platform is designed to support network management by integrating multi-cloud access, analytics and security.

The operator also reports that the Liquid-X service is supported by Singtel’s worldwide points-of-presence network infrastructure across 362 cities and partnerships with major public cloud and cloud-based software providers to provide multiple cloud access and consistent network performance.

According to Singtel, through its self-service portal MyConnect, Liquid-X’s analytics function enables enterprises to make data-driven network management decisions such as selecting the most suitable cloud or internet service provider for their worldwide branches. The portal is also designed to enable enterprises to centrally implement network policies, scale up network bandwidth, create new cloud connections on-demand, manage offices’ access into multiple clouds and deploy cloud solutions where they are needed.

Liquid-X is integrated with Singtel’s Managed Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD WAN) service to provide round-the-clock

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