Progress announced the R2 2021 release of Progress Telerik .NET developer tools collection. Progress now provides over 75 native components for Microsoft Blazor. Progress also announced expansion of its UI library for Microsoft WinUI and support for the newest .NET 6 preview.
Progress Telerik UI for Blazor developer tool features a set of new components, including PanelBar, Form, Card, Color Palette, Arc Gauge, Linear Gauge, Circular Gauge, Radial Gauge, Validation Summary, Validation Tooltip, Validation Message and MediaQuery. New Grid features such as multi-column headers, rows drag and drop and Excel-like editing help developers visualize data and customize their apps.
Progress Telerik UI for WinUI enables developers to build modern Windows desktop apps. This release includes Scheduler, ListView with support for extended selection, Shadow, HubTile, NumericBox and SideDrawer. The suite also ships PdfProcessing, WordsProcessing, SpreadProcessing, SpreadStreamProcessing and Zip Library document processing libraries for creation and editing of various document formats.
Telerik Reporting delivers a new Blazor Report Designer, enabling embedding of report designing capabilities into Blazor applications. The Reporting Web Designer has been improved to include drag-and-drop functionality for data fields in the Explorer tab to generate text boxes and updates. A new Swiss barcode is introduced to the Barcode component to support Switzerland’s latest QR Bill regulations.
Pegasystems Inc. announced new low-code capabilities in Pega Platform that enable both professional and citizen developers to design modern user interfaces (UI) for their apps. By combining enhanced front-end design features with its back-end processing abilities, Pega helps any enterprise user to create more complete digital experiences from a single low-code platform.
The new Pega Platform capabilities combine Pega’s app authoring capabilities with out-of-the-box UX best practices to deliver a complete low-code app design and development solution. With a new UI architecture, enhanced design capabilities, and open APIs, users can both configure and design their app in the same easy-to-use low-code platform. In addition, built-in industry standards help enable front-end developers to readily integrate new UXs into their existing front ends. The new capabilities provide benefits for both businesspeople and professional developers looking to build applications, including: faster and more productive app interfaces, easier-to-use low-code design capabilities, and context-aware APIs that dynamically update as processes change.
The new Pega Platform design and development features will be available by the end of this quarter (Q2 2021) as part of the Pega Infinity 8.6 product release, which was also announced.
From the Twitter blog…
We’re excited to announce that Twitter is acquiring Scroll. Scroll has built a way to read articles without the ads, pop-ups, and other clutter that get in the way, cleaning up the reading experience and giving people what they want: just the content. Meanwhile, publishers who work with Scroll can bring in more revenue than they would from traditional ads on a page. It’s a better Internet for readers and for writers.
This is an opportunity for us to introduce this model to publishers on our service and make reading the news better for everyone involved. Looking ahead, Scroll will become a meaningful addition to our subscriptions work as we build and shape a future subscription service on Twitter.
We want to reimagine what they’ve built to deliver a seamless reading experience to our hyper-engaged audiences and allow publishers to deliver cleaner content that can make them more money than today’s business models. To do this, we plan to include Scroll as part of an upcoming subscription offering we’re currently exploring. As a Twitter subscriber, picture getting access to premium features where you can easily read articles from your favorite news outlet or a writer’s newsletter from Revue, with a portion of your subscription going to the publishers and writers creating the content.
Scroll will temporarily pause new sign-ups. Following the acquisition, we’ll be working to include their product into our subscription plans and prepare to grow Scroll’s publisher network. We’ll keep supporting the existing community of customers and publishers on Scroll, and new publishers interested in joining Scroll can sign up on their website for the latest updates.
https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2021/a-better-way-to-publish-and-read-on-twitter.html ▪︎ https://scroll.blog
DRUID, provider of specialists in conversational AI technologies, and convedo, provider of Intelligent Process Automation expertise, announced their collaboration to deliver the DRUID Chatbot Authoring Platform in the UK and DACH region, (Germany (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH)). convedo helps the world’s organizations succeed with Intelligent Process Automation using best-of-breed platforms and will now introduce conversational artificial intelligence (AI) technology to more companies from various industries. DRUID provides a platform for designing, developing, and integrating a chatbot tailored to specific business needs and objectives.
DRUID is an AI-driven, no-code chatbot authoring platform that has a robust integration capability into back-end systems. The natural language processing technology included in the platform supports over 45 languages and offers more than 500 pre-built conversational AI templates covering business scenarios across multiple industries and roles. Moreover, the native connector with UiPath adds conversational capabilities to the hyper-automation platform.
https://www.druidai.com/druid-ai-partners-convedo-automation-uk-dach/ ▪︎ https://www.convedo.com
Tenovos announced that it has teamed up with Wrike, a collaborative work management solution that’s now part of Citrix, to bring marketing professionals an intelligent document and work management platform that allows them to work collaboratively in one flexible, scalable platform. With global companies adopting hybrid work models in a post-pandemic era, organizations are seeking out holistic solutions that help teams work productively together, no matter where they are. Wrike’s versatile and intelligent collaborative work management platform combined with Tenovos’ digital asset management tool gives marketers a “single source of truth” for managing projects, workflows, and content creation, as well as storage and distribution.
https://www.wrike.com/ ▪︎ https://tenovos.com
Adobe introduced innovations across Adobe Experience Cloud, unveiling new enterprise applications with Adobe Journey Optimizer and Adobe Customer Journey Analytics, its next generation Real-time Customer Data Platform (CDP), its Marketing System of Record through the integration of Workfront, and new Adobe Experience Platform capabilities to deliver real-time personalization and new content and intelligent commerce capabilities:
- New Adobe Journey Optimizer: is designed to help marketers optimize the customer journey across any outbound or inbound customer touchpoint.
- Next Generation Adobe Real-time CDP: is architected for first-party, data-driven customer acquisition and engagement. The B2B edition of Adobe Real-time CDP allows customers to bring together both individual and account profiles.
- New Customer Journey Analytics: allow brands to integrate and standardize their online and offline customer data to visualize it in a unified view.
- New Marketing System of Record: Adobe’s new Marketing System of Record will be the single source of truth for connecting and managing work across the marketing lifecycle.
- Adobe Experience Manager: includes Headless Content Management System (CMS) capabilities. The new Adobe Experience Manager Assets Essentials will become the default asset management capability.
- New Adobe Commerce Capabilities: With Adobe Sensei, Product Recommendations unlock ways for customers to discover products, and Live Search delivers fast, relevant results.
- New Adobe Experience Platform Collection Enterprise: allows companies to use Adobe’s distributed, edge network for collecting data and sending it to Adobe’s applications and platform or any other system. And the new lightweight data collection SDKs help ensure that applications are highly performant.
SoundHound Inc., a provider of voice AI and conversational intelligence technologies, has announced the expansion of its Houndify Voice AI platform to 22 languages. Now, developers employing Houndify can add conversational intelligence to their products and services for users across the globe. The company also announced plans to add over 100 languages and variations as part of its commitment to provide the most comprehensive voice AI solution to brands and users everywhere. Companies seeking to create omnichannel voice experiences can now access the majority of the languages their customers speak, including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Indian-accented English, German, Dutch, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, and more.
Houndify’s voice recognition is the result of a combination of Speech-to-Meaning and Deep Meaning Understanding technologies. Advancements in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) enable the Houndify Voice AI platform to track speech in real-time, understanding the meaning even before the user has finished speaking and delivering the smartest voice experience possible. Developers interested in exploring the Houndify platform can visit Houndify.com to register for a free account or visit our blog.
Qumu Corporation, a provider of cloud-based enterprise video technology, announced the development and release of its live captioning capabilities. The new release of Qumu Cloud provides artificial intelligence (AI)-based translation of voice to on-screen captions for video viewers. Developed by Qumu’s cloud engineering team, it is available to all Qumu customers and included in the license subscription.
Qumu’s new live captioning is designed from the ground up to enable reliable, scalable hosting of virtual events of any size. The feature is currently available in two languages, English and Japanese, with the plan to quickly expand to additional languages. Qumu’s on-demand, or asynchronous, captioning remains available in over 25 languages. Qumu’s live captioning is immediately available as part of the Qumu offering, without the need to upgrade or add on services. To maintain top standards, Qumu is working closely with customers, including a national pharmacy and COVID-19 vaccine administer, to improve the accuracy, viewing and user experience with multiple upgrades planned throughout the year.