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Pinecone announces Pinecone Serverless

Vector database company Pinecone announced Pinecone Serverless, with a unique architecture and a serverless experience, to deliver cost reductions and eliminate infrastructure hassles, allowing companies to bring better GenAI applications to market faster. Companies can improve the quality of their GenAI applications and have a choice of LLMs just by making more data (or “knowledge”) available to the LLM. Pinecone Serverless includes:

  • Separation of reads, writes, and storage reduces costs for all types and sizes of workloads.
  • Architecture with vector clustering on top of blob storage provides low-latency, fresh vector search over practically unlimited data sizes at a low cost.
  • Indexing and retrieval algorithms built from scratch to enable fast and memory-efficient vector search from blob storage without sacrificing retrieval quality.
  • Multi-tenant compute layer provides efficient retrieval for thousands of users, on demand. This enables a serverless experience in which developers don’t need to provision, manage, or think about infrastructure, as well as usage-based billing that lets companies pay only for what they use.

Pinecone Serverless is launching with integrations to Anthropic, Anyscale, Cohere, Confluent, Langchain, Pulumi, and Vercel. Pinecone Serverless is available in public preview today in AWS cloud regions, and will be available thereafter on Azure and GCP.

https://www.pinecone.io/blog/serverless/

Typeface announces integration within Microsoft Dynamics 365

Typeface, a generative AI platform for enterprise content creation, and Microsoft today announced an AI-powered experience within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, a customer data platform and journey orchestration solution, aimed at transforming how marketers work by reducing the complexities of end-to-end campaign management and enhancing marketer productivity and ROI. 

To use this AI-powered experience in Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, marketing teams can simply type their desired campaign outcome in their own words or upload an existing brief. Copilot then responds by generating a central project board that recommends and connects everything needed for the campaign, including audience data, journey orchestration, and channels – all in the flow of work. While creating their campaign, marketers will have access to Typeface, so they can generate and curate on-brand content directly within Dynamics 365 Customer Insights. For Dynamics 365 Customer Insights customers, an early access public preview, will be released in the first quarter of 2024.

https://www.typeface.ai/blog/typeface-announces-integration-within-microsoft-dynamics-365-customer-insights-to-help-redefine-marketer-experiences

MadCap Software acquires Xyleme to expand suite of intelligent content management products 

MadCap Software, Inc., announced the acquisition of Xyleme, Inc. With the addition of Xyleme to their product portfolio, organizations will have a single source of enterprise-class solutions for their content needs—from delivering product and user documentation to onboarding customers and their workforce.  

MadCap Software solutions allow for creating, managing and publishing modern technical documentation, such as support and Help portals, knowledge bases, instructional and procedure manuals, from a single source for any format, including online, mobile and print. MadCap, customers rely on the cloud-based MadCap Central content management platform, MadCap IXIA CCMS component content management system, and MadCap Flare technical authoring software for how corporate documentation is delivered.

Xyleme offers an intelligent learning content management system (LCMS) to control and manage an enterprise’s mission-critical content. Xyleme’s platform supports the development, management, multi-format publishing, and syndication of content for complex use cases, such as employee or customer onboarding, skills development, product and skills certification, customer training, and channel and partner enablement. Because Xyleme’s platform deliver content to all applications within the learning ecosystem—learning management system (LMS), learning experience platform (LXP), adaptive learning, mobile app, etc, it serves as a single source of truth for content and critical data.

https://www.madcapsoftware.com/press-release/madcap-software-acquires-xyleme/https://xyleme.com

Argo Translation launches CMSConnect

Argo Translation, a Chicago-based language services company, announced today the launch of CMSConnect for digital platforms. CMSConnect (Cross-Platform Multilingual Suite) connects source content seamlessly from numerous PIM, CMS, CRM, and DAM platforms for translation into nearly any language.

CMSConnect enables companies to accelerate the delivery of digital content to international markets that require high speed to market and internally when communicating to a diverse employee base that speaks different languages.

CMSConnect supports many digital platforms, including Akeneo, InRiver, SharePoint, SiteCore, Kentico, Umbraco, Adobe Experience Manager, HubSpot, SFDC, and WordPress. It delivers the same promise for every platform supported – to make translation easy by enabling the translation of content into nearly any language using a platform’s native features. Argo Translation’s solution aims at eCommerce and product management professionals who are required to manage an extensive product catalog efficiently, HR professionals who need timely communications to non-native English-speaking employees via their employee website, and marketing professionals who need to connect with international audiences at the speed of their market.

https://www.argotrans.com/argo-translation-launches-cmsconnect

Figma and Adobe abandoning proposed merger

From the Figma blog…

Figma and Adobe have reached a joint decision to end our pending acquisition. It’s not the outcome we had hoped for, but despite thousands of hours spent with regulators around the world detailing differences between our businesses, our products, and the markets we serve, we no longer see a path toward regulatory approval of the deal.

We entered into this agreement 15 months ago with the goal of accelerating what both Adobe and Figma could do for our respective communities. While we leave that future behind and continue on as an independent company, we are excited to find ways to partner for our users.

Amid the uncertainty of a pending acquisition, I am deeply proud of how the Figma team delivered for our community and feel we have only continued to accelerate our pace over the past 15 months. Our team built and shipped new products to make it easier to ideate, design and build software, including our first native AI features, Dev Mode, Variables, and Advanced Prototyping. We also opened new hubs in the UK and Asia, hosted an epic Config IRL in San Francisco, acquired AI startup Diagram, and added more than 500 new Figmates.

Figma’s founding vision was to “eliminate the gap between imagination and reality.” The shift from a physical economy to a digital economy and huge advances in AI have combined to make this aspiration feel even more urgent and within reach today than it did 11 years ago.

This will be our focus moving forward. We want to make it easy for anyone to design and build digital products on a single multiplayer canvas—from start to finish, idea to production. I’m so excited for what the future holds and beyond grateful to our community for supporting us. Figma’s best, most innovative days are still ahead.

https://www.figma.com/blog/figma-adobe-abandon-proposed-merger/

Bloomreach partners with Spryker to expand composable commerce

Bloomreach, a platform fueling e-commerce experiences, today announced their partnership with Spryker, a composable commerce platform for sophisticated use cases in B2B Commerce, Enterprise Marketplaces, and Thing Commerce. With the partnership, Bloomreach users will be able to leverage Spryker’s composable, API based functionalities to constantly improve their digital and marketplace experience. From content management and product discovery to customer engagement, Spryker’s deep market knowledge will provide Bloomreach business users with the tools and support they need to achieve true personalization and capture revenue.

Bloomreach has always prioritized composable commerce and its impact in the e-commerce space. The partnership with Spryker is a testament to that and will deliver value to Bloomreach customers by providing access to Spryker’s diverse community of  technical and solution partners, as well as a strong team of experts. Through Spryker’s composable API based functionalities, customers will be able to constantly improve their digital and marketplace experiences while creating flexible tech stacks that will drive revenue and growth across the e-commerce ecosystem.

https://www.bloomreach.com/en/news/2023/bloomreach-partners-with-spryker-to-unlock-a-new-level-of-composable-commercehttps://spryker.com

Fivetran deepens relationship with Microsoft; adds new data lake destinations

Fivetran announced its support for Microsoft OneLake through integration with Microsoft Fabric as a new data lake destination, and that Fivetran has been named a Microsoft Fabric Interoperability Partner. Together with support for Delta Lake on Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen2, also announced today, Fivetran customers now have two Microsoft data lake destinations to securely consolidate their data workloads with any of Fivetran’s 400-plus pre-built, fully managed data pipelines. 

Because Fivetran automates data extraction, cleansing, conforming and converting data to Delta Lake format, customers are able to move faster in developing AI and generative AI-based projects.

OneLake serves as the unified data foundation for Microsoft Fabric, making it simple for customers to access their data through a file explorer, similar to Microsoft’s OneDrive for files. With OneLake, customers can create multiple workspaces within a single tenant.

Fivetran offers the flexibility and scalability that enterprises need to build a solid data lake foundation, across on-premise, cloud-based and third-party sources. Whether an organization has a hybrid or multi-cloud environment, Fivetran provides high-volume data movement with enterprise-ready reliability and uptime, and industry-standard practices for data encryption, with GDPR, IS0 27001 and SOC 2 Type II compliance.

https://www.fivetran.com/blog/fivetran-supports-microsoft-onelake-as-a-destination-through-integration-with-microsoft-fabric

Brightcove and Socialive partner

Brightcove announced today an expanded partnership with Socialive, a video content creation platform designed for enterprises, to provide customers additional remote video production capabilities. Enhancing Brightcove’s comprehensive and reliable live streaming solution with Socialive’s features provides customers greater control over the creation, management and distribution of live and on-demand internal video content. Through the integration, customers can:

  • Easily produce high-quality dynamic live video content through Socialive’s Studio, where they can combine multiple presenters in layouts, add graphics, sound effects, and pre-recorded videos.
  • Access Socialive’s Virtual Green Room feature that simplifies guest talent management during live virtual events from any device.
  • Stream and manage live video and on-demand content globally across various formats and devices, and leverage Brightcove’s analytics and insights to measure the impact of video content.
  • Integrate an end-to-end video creation, distribution, and management solution that easily combines Socialive and Brightcove.

https://www.brightcove.comhttps://socialive.us

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