Section, a cloud-native hosting platform, announced it is making it easier to deploy and scale a Mastodon server; in just a few clicks, developers can use Section’s global platform to ensure a responsive user experience. With the open-source Mastodon software seeing explosive growth in interest and adoption, communities find themselves looking for solutions that can help run self-hosted social networks for a geographically dispersed base of users. Section’s platform automates the management of workloads like Mastodon using easily adjusted, rules-based parameters, making it suited to easily distribute and scale these Mastodon instances globally. Simultaneously, the company has announced support for Persistent Volume storage, better enabling distributed deployment of Mastodon and other complex workloads.
WordSphere LLC, a tech company based in Palo Alto, announced the completion of its acquisition of DrupalWare, a well-known Drupal development agency. The 6.8 million dollar cash acquisition includes the DrupalWare website/brand, a portfolio of 164 active clients, and 6 Drupal specialists who will join WordSphere LLC’s senior DevOps team. DrupalWare’s clients include Pfizer, Tesla Motors, the City of New York, NY MTA, Columbia University, B&H Photo, and many other Fortune 500 companies.
WordSphere LLC is primarily focused as a WordPress website development company, mainly offering services in WordPress customization, modification, theming, advanced WordPress custom themes, custom plugins, buddy press customization, and e-commerce/WooCommerce. WordSphere LLC also offers services for Drupal, BigCommerce, and Shopify. They provide a variety of front-end and back-end development services utilizing more modern stacks like React, Node, Svelte, Typescript, ExpressJS, AngularJS, Vue.js, Next.js, PHP, OOP, Laravel, Codeigniter, Ruby, Python (Django) and many others.
Digital Science has completed the acquisition of metaphacts, which has become the newest member of the Digital Science family. Based in Germany, metaphacts is a knowledge graph and decision intelligence software company. Its main product metaphactory is a platform that supports customers in accelerating their adoption of knowledge graphs and driving knowledge democratization. metaphacts operates in the pharmaceutical, engineering, manufacturing, finance, insurance, retail and energy markets, and will be working most closely with Digital Science portfolio product Dimensions.
This acquisition will see metaphacts and Digital Science build new, joint knowledge democratization solutions, facilitating the interface between humans and machines, and helping transform raw data into human and machine-interpretable, actionable insights to power business decisions. metaphactory’s semantic knowledge modelling approach will be applied to the Dimensions linked information dataset to expose new, meaningful knowledge through metaphactory’s semantic search and graph exploration capabilities.
Customers can leverage this curated, packaged data solution and enrich and gain additional context for their proprietary knowledge. Additional integrations with complementary products from the Digital Science portfolio, such as OntoChem’s text analysis and data mining products, are also available.
https://metaphacts.com ■ https://www.digital-science.com
One AI, a platform that enables developers to add language AI to products and services, announced it has entered into a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The relationship allows One AI to offer its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) language AI solutions in the AWS Marketplace, which makes it easy for customers to find, test, buy and deploy software on AWS.
One AI’s advanced natural language processing (NLP) platform allows developers to analyze and process large amounts of text, audio and video data through an application programming interface (API) for a range of use cases, including analyzing and understanding email threads for customer sentiment or reactions, extracting important points in a conversation, examining and breaking down all data from call centers, and determining positive and negative feedback on various subjects from social media posts and product reviews.
Businesses and developers can create their own Language Skills or choose from a library that includes capabilities such as advanced data extraction, transcription, summarization, sentiment analysis, emotion recognition, and action item detection. The library of Language Skills allows businesses and developers to tailor the solution to their specific needs and use-cases.
https://www.oneai.com ■ https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/prodview-div4d7ckhwkqe
Uniform announced a partnership with Algolia. With the new integration, marketers and merchandisers can query Agolia within Uniform Canvas to show either for specific results, such as blog entries or products, or a dynamic range based on a search query. This process uses Algolia to deliver results quickly and can be used with any connected index within Algolia. These results can also be used for testing and personalization using Uniform Context.
In practice, this means that a Canvas component can be connected to an Algolia index built from a commerce engine, then set to search for either alternative products (e.g., showing alternative brown leather shoes when viewing a product detail page) or complementary products to drive cross-sales (e.g., Brown belts and bags to match the shoes being viewed.) As new products are added to the index, the component automatically adds the most relevant options, to boost conversions without manual work. This can be used to recommend content or tutorials to support marketing use cases.
With Algolia’s prebuilt front-end component, business users can control the display of search results (pagination, columns, other page content), also the display of the images in the Algolia index without developer support.
https://uniform.dev/ ■ https://algolia.com
Lexalytics, an InMoment company and provider of AI-based, natural language processing (NLP) technology, announced it has improved accuracy and expanded NLP capabilities for 11 non-English languages. Now global brands and businesses can analyze unstructured data natively and benefit from full-featured text analytics to better understand their customers and make more informed decisions across 31 total languages.
While some companies offer a range of NLP features in languages other than English, few cover the sheer number that Lexalytics supports. Many rely on machine translation before processing which can decrease the accuracy of the analysis. Because Lexalytics processes text data in its native language, it can take into account specific nuances and complexities of that language, and better understand the meaning and context of the text.
Lexalytics has expanded feature coverage to include entities, themes, summarization, sentiment (at the document and item level), categorization, and part-of-speech tagging for the following 11 languages: Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese. Lexalytics continues to offer full-featured support for an additional 20 languages. These expanded language capabilities are available for customers of Lexalytics’ Salience, Semantria API, and Spotlight application, as well as InMoment’s XI Platform.
Vercel, a cloud platform for frontend developers, together with Sitecore, a global provider of end-to-end digital experience solutions, announced a strategic partnership in response to the needs of brands for a more composable architecture. Marrying Vercel’s mission to power the frontend experience of businesses around the world, and Sitecore’s experience in helping brands potential to connect with their consumers globally, is meant to create new opportunities to scale on the Web.
Vercel and Sitecore have a history of collaborating on multiple engagements globally for clients across industries including Focus Brands and Avid Technology, with Platinum Sitecore implementation partners like Merkle and XCentium. Together, the companies help clients build composable digital experiences using Vercel’s Edge Middleware, Sitecore’s XM, and deep integrations built to allow for a headless solution by leveraging Vercel’s frontend as a Service (FaaS) experience expertise.
https://vercel.com ■ https://www.sitecore.com
Bloomreach announced a new feature from Bloomreach Discovery that gives merchandisers greater control over their product catalogs. With Catalog Management, merchandising teams can use business user-friendly tools to configure and manage all product catalogs within their account. Bloomreach Discovery customers now provides all users with the ability to see data import activity and make configuration changes in real time. They are also able to select which data attributes they want to show up in the product feed, ensuring product data is relevant for their business and for customer queries.
The data implementation process for product discovery tools can take time, and often becomes more complicated with larger product catalogs. This can lead to delays in generating value from the tool, as merchandisers have to wait for the implementation process to be completed before they can make changes or customizations to the data. Catalog Management solves for this issue directly by enabling search and merchandising teams to manage the data integration process on their own. It offers users the ability to view, manage, diagnose, and explore data across all the catalogs in their account, allowing them to optimize their merchandising, make necessary changes or customizations in real-time.