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Day: April 20, 2021

Sinequa launches Intelligent Search Platform on Microsoft Azure

Sinequa, a provider of Intelligent Enterprise Search, announced the launch of Sinequa for Microsoft Azure to better serve customers who want to take advantage of Azure and its global reach. Organizations that use Azure can now access Sinequa’s enhanced version of a self-managed Intelligent Search platform.

Sinequa for Azure enables digital workers to stop sifting for information across Enterprise applications and brings the knowledge and insight to the users no matter the source, format, language, or location. Integrated with Microsoft 365 (Microsoft Teams, Microsoft SharePoint, etc.), Sinequa also seamlessly extracts valuable information from applications such as Salesforce, Box, Dropbox, OpenText, Documentum, file shares, databases, and other data sources, by leveraging a portfolio of over 200 out-of-the-box connectors.

Sinequa for Azure integrates Azure Cognitive Services to enable organizations to ingest all of their enterprise data sources, transform that data into searchable information, and enable users to get precise insights to natural language queries. Sinequa for Azure benefits include: reduced architecture costs, faster, indexing, more secure platform; easier, quicker deployment, optimized for Azure, environmentally friendly. Sinequa for Azure is now available in the Azure Marketplace.

https://www.sinequa.com/intelligent-enterprise-search-optimized-for-azure/

Moz launches Performance Metrics suite for page experience

Moz, Inc., provider of search engine optimization technology, announced the launch of a Performance Metrics suite, a new beta feature within the Site Crawl toolset in Moz Pro. The Performance Metrics suite saves Moz Pro customers time with the ability to analyze thousands of URLs of their choosing directly within their SEO platform. The new feature also provides insights on how to improve overall on-site user experience.

The launch comes ahead of Google’s planned algorithm changes. Beginning this summer, ranking factors will include a new signal called “Page Experience,” incorporating Core Web Vitals, in addition to basic search signals. Core Web Vitals are a subset of factors that Google considers important in a page’s overall user experience in relation to a site’s loading speed, interactivity and stability. The Performance Metrics beta pulls in all Core Web Vitals using Google’s Lighthouse API, as well as additional performance metrics that can improve the page experience for end users. Customers are able to:

  • Analyze thousands of pages in bulk per month
  • Compare mobile versus desktop performance scores
  • View performance data alongside additional search data
  • Understand opportunities for performance improvement
  • Receive insights from Moz‘s Search Scientists on how to fix issues and why they matter

https://moz.com

Widen and 1WorldSync partner on 360° product images

Widen, maker of digital asset management (DAM) and product information management (PIM) software, and 1WorldSync, a provider of omnichannel product content solutions, announced the formation of an image capture partnership. Snap36, a recent acquisition of 1WorldSync focused on 360° product experiences, will serve as Widen’s partner for DAM and PIM clients who need 360° spin imagery to provide 3D experiences for e-commerce. The partnership will enable B2B and B2C brands to rapidly create, upload, tag, and publish 360° imagery.

Snap36’s physical-to-digital content creation process that leverages robotic equipment and workflow software. The resulting “spinset” of 24 to 92 images creates a flip-book effect as the shopper rotates the image. It also can capture the motion of an object like an opening car door or reclining chair.

360° spinsets can be added to Widen’s DAM+PIM system, the Widen Collective, where product data, marketing content, and digital assets are assembled before being listed on e-commerce platforms. The Collective natively supports 360° images, meaning that brands do not require additional tools. Clients that use the 1WorldSync Item Management platform for syndication to retailers and distributors can pull 360° product images and other digital assets directly from the Collective by simply providing URLs that point to the Collective.

https://www.widen.com ▪︎ https://www.1worldsync.com

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