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Cambridge Semantics updates Anzo

Cambridge Semantics announced a release of their knowledge graph platform, Anzo 5.3 to make it faster to create knowledge graphs with new codeless capabilities centered around discovering, analyzing, and connecting your enterprise data. In addition, the 5.3 release gives users an array of capabilities centered around increasing the speed and ease of data onboarding, as well as enhancements for workflow management and migration.

Direct Data Loading (DDL) enables users to create knowledge graphs directly from relational and semi-structured data sources. Customers can build knowledge graphs directly from data sources like HTTP API, RDBMS, Parquet files, and JSON files, and was designed to be flexible with use cases via no-code, low-code, and developer interfaces. Direct Data Loading is currently in Preview mode.

The new Migration Packages automate migration via a command-line interface. Packages are organized by artifact types (ontologies, datasets, graphmart, etc.) to make it easy to manage with Git. File source incremental ingestion is a no-code capability that enables loading only new files that were created/modified since the last ingestion. The Data Profiling capability enables users to perform no-code data quality control and data discover.

https://blog.cambridgesemantics.com/introducing-anzo-5.3-further-enhancing-the-leading-knowledge-graph-platform

Google Topics replaces Floc

From the Google Blog…

We started the Privacy Sandbox initiative to improve web privacy for users, while also giving publishers, creators and other developers the tools they need to build thriving businesses, ensuring a safe and healthy web for all. We also know that advertising is critical for many businesses, and is a key way to support access to free content online.

Today, we’re announcing Topics, a new Privacy Sandbox proposal for interest-based advertising. Topics was informed by our learning and widespread community feedback from our earlier FLoC trials, and replaces our FLoC proposal.

With Topics, your browser determines a handful of topics, like “Fitness” or “Travel & Transportation,” that represent your top interests for that week based on your browsing history. Topics are kept for only three weeks and old topics are deleted. Topics are selected entirely on your device without involving any external servers, including Google servers. When you visit a participating site, Topics picks just three topics, one topic from each of the past three weeks, to share with the site and its advertising partners. Topics enables browsers to give you meaningful transparency and control over this data, and in Chrome, we’re building user controls that let you see the topics, remove any you don’t like or disable the feature completely.

More importantly, topics are thoughtfully curated to exclude sensitive categories, such as gender or race. Because Topics is powered by the browser, it provides you with a more recognizable way to see and control how your data is shared, compared to tracking mechanisms like third-party cookies. And, by providing websites with your topics of interest, online businesses have an option that doesn’t involve covert tracking techniques, like browser fingerprinting, in order to continue serving relevant ads.

To learn more about the details of the Topics proposal, including other design features that preserve privacy, see an overview on privacysandbox.com or read the full technical explainer. Soon, we will launch a developer trial of Topics in Chrome that includes user controls, and enables website developers and the ads industry to try it out. The final design of the user controls and the other various technical aspects of how Topics works will be decided based on your feedback and what we learn in the trial.

This is a busy time for the Privacy Sandbox. We recently worked with the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to offer revised commitments to ensure our proposals are developed in a way that works for the entire ecosystem, and later this week, we’ll be sharing more details about the FLEDGE and measurement technical proposals with developers. The Privacy Sandbox is one of the most ambitious, important efforts we’ve ever undertaken, and we’re profoundly grateful for the engagement, feedback and partnership from everyone who’s participated.

https://blog.google/products/chrome/get-know-new-topics-api-privacy-sandbox/

Translations.com updates ServiceNow integration

Translations.com, the technology division of TransPerfect, provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the certification of the new GlobalLink Connect for ServiceNow integration.

GlobalLink Connect for ServiceNow, a Now Certified App, is Translations.com’s all-in-one solution to initiate, automate, control, track, and complete all facets of the translation process, all within the ServiceNow user interface. The combination of ServiceNow’s workflow automation platform and GlobalLink’s extended localization workflow capabilities provides users with a comprehensive solution for managing global enterprise content with minimal effort and virtually little to no IT overhead. When combined with GlobalLink AI, ServiceNow offers users reduced costs and time-to-market while still maintaining high quality translations. New features of the certified GlobalLink Connect for ServiceNow integration include:

  • Agent chat translated into the user’s native language (compatibility with ServiceNow Rome and Quebec versions)
  • Support for translation of both portal content and tables
  • Ability to connect multiple GlobalLink Project Director (PD) initiatives and configure custom attributes
  • Elimination of the chat role requirement
  • Simplified automatic submission

https://www.translations.com ▪︎ https://www.servicenow.com

Newgen Software to acquire Number Theory

Newgen Software, a provider of a unified digital transformation platform, is pleased to announce that it is acquiring India-based Number Theory, an AI/ML (artificial intelligence and machine learning) data science platform company, subject to the completion of conditions as stated in the approved Share Purchase Agreement. Number Theory’s platform, AI Studio, brings intuitive AI/ML to every enterprise, while unifying the entire lifecycle of data engineering, from data preparation to model development and monitoring. It empowers both citizen and expert data scientists to work faster and more efficiently, thereby helping in accomplishing key machine learning tasks in just hours or days, not months. This acquisition is meant to strengthen Newgen’s low code digital transformation platform, NewgenONE, with AI/ML modeling and data analytics capabilities.

https://newgensoft.com/newgen-acquisition-of-number-theory/

Ceros acquires Oroson

Ceros, a cloud-based, no-code design platform for interactive content, announced its acquisition of online visual feedback tool Oroson to accelerate its mission of empowering creativity and collaboration. The acquisition will add new functionality to Ceros’ own feedback collaboration tool, MarkUp. Available as a free subscription, MarkUp allows users to upload any website, image or PDF and share it across an organization for others to provide, review and resolve comments directly on the content itself. With the acquisition of Oroson, MarkUp users will be able to upload video and audio files and provide feedback — frame by frame — without the need to share individual files back and forth among teams. The new feature is expected to be available this summer.

Based in Northern Ireland, Oroson was founded eight years ago by Daniel McGlade, CEO, and Richard Davidson, CTO, who together have nearly five decades of experience in software development and deep market insights into meeting the needs of creative teams who need to easily review and provide clear feedback on digital content. In his new role with MarkUp, McGlade will lead growth and revenue. Davidson will transition into the role of principal engineer for MarkUp. 

https://www.ceros.com

Progress updates Telerik and Progress Kendo UI

Progress announced the R1 2022 release of Progress Telerik and Progress Kendo UI, .NET and JavaScript UI libraries for app development. With the latest Developer Tools release, Progress is delivering new UI components and advanced features for .NET and JavaScript with its native UI component suites for Blazor, Angular and React. The release also includes REPL Playgrounds for Blazor and ASP.NET Core enabling developers to write, run, save and share code snippets in the browser, and support for .NET 6 and Visual Studio 2022 across all Telerik UI tools. In addition, Progress is simplifying the collaboration between developers and designers by expanding its design kits for Figma with new components, and adding theme improvements to its .NET and JavaScript libraries.

Progress also released enhancements and new components for .NET web, mobile and desktop development across its UI libraries, reporting, testing and mocking tools, including Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC, Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core, Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX, Telerik UI for Xamarin, Telerik UI for WPF, Telerik UI for WinForms, Telerik Reporting, Telerik JustMock and Telerik Test Studio Dev Edition. The Telerik and Kendo UI R1 2022 release is available today.

https://www.telerik.com/support/whats-new

Acquia adds retail machine learning models to CDP

Acquia announced advanced retail machine learning models for Acquia Customer Data Platform (CDP), designed to increase customer lifetime value. Among these is a new “market basket” model to drive digital commerce conversions by intelligently bundling relevant products, to help retailers to better understand the behavior of their customers. The market basket model for Acquia CDP is an analytics solution that helps retailers effectively pair products, price packages and gain a deeper understanding of their customers’ buying preferences. This model works by identifying correlations between items frequently purchased together to make smarter recommendations to end customers.

https://www.acquia.com/newsroom/press-releases/acquia-introduces-retail-machine-learning-models-increase-customer-lifetime

dtSearch updates product line

dtSearch announced a new version, 2101.02, of its product line to instantly search for terabytes of online and offline data, spanning multiple folders, emails including attachments and nested attachments, online data and other databases. The product line covers enterprise and developer applications. The developer SDKs also make available dtSearch’s document filters. Developer applications can run “on premises” or in a cloud environment like Azure or AWS. The new version includes:

  • Windows 11, Windows Server 2022, and .NET 6 added as supported platform/environments 
  • Apple silicon M1/ARM developer build for the dtSearch Engine for macOS 
  • Multithreaded 64-bit indexer preview feature for much faster indexing on multicore Windows and Linux systems 
  • Search dialog box improvements for handling large numbers of indexes 
  • Support for the new 64-bit versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader for end-user PDF display with highlighted hits 
  • Addition of Korean Hancom Office HWPX to dtSearch document filters

https://www.dtsearch.com/ReleaseNotes.html

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