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SAP continues to build out customer experience business with Emarsys acquisition

  • It continued on that journey today when it announced it was acquiring Austrian cloud marketing company Emarsys for an undisclosed amount of money.
  • With the pandemic closing or limiting access to brick and mortar stores, personalization has taken a new urgency as customers are increasingly shopping online and companies need to meet them where they are.
  • Emarsys adds industry-specific customer engagement capabilities that should help SAP CX customers accelerate their efforts to provide their customers with the experiences they expect as their needs change over time,” Leary told TechCrunch.
  • As an ERP company at its core, SAP has traditionally focused on back office kind of operations, but Bob Stutz, president, SAP Customer Experience sees this acquisition as a way to continue bringing back office and front office operations together.

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No one wanted to travel with me, so I went on vacation with a total stranger

  • But what happens if you are the only one in your friend group willing to travel during these strange times?
  • That's exactly what happened to both Josiah Burton and Therese Rocca.
  • After the pair had a brief conversation online, Rocca decided to book the same trip to Turkey.
  • Rocca and Burton continued to chat online in the following days to book tours, transportation and insurance.
  • The timeframe from the initial introduction online to booking the trip and meeting in person was just four days in total.
  • Using a mixture of points and cash, Burton and Rocca managed to secure some great deals on their Turkey vacation.
  • Having spent so much time together, the trip could have gone one of two ways -- major fallout or firm friends.

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The future of the vote

  • We also realized that nefarious actors, many of them linked to foreign governments, were exploiting major online platforms like Facebook and Twitter to spread misinformation, exacerbate political tensions, and interfere with the United States’ electoral process.
  • In the four years since, tech companies and their leaders have pledged to be better prepared in 2020, and to prevent their platforms and tools from being used to mess with our democracy.
  • Tech companies are still lagging behind in an ever-evolving situation, and election misinformation keeps spreading.
  • On top of all that, the pandemic has created a host of unforeseen challenges as in-person campaigning has shifted almost entirely online and as more Americans than ever before are expected to vote by mail.
  • Open Sourced’s Future of the Vote project explores the consequences of our political world’s inextricable links to the tech world and explains what you should watch out for online ahead of November 3.

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As Covid-19 rates tick up in much of country, some communities loosen restrictions

  • This comes as at least 26 states -- mostly in the country's northern half -- were reporting higher seven-day averages of new daily cases early Wednesday than a week ago.
  • Wyoming, which last week set a single-day record for new Covid-19 cases, loosened rules around restaurants after the governor said data showed dine-in restaurants have "not significantly contributed" to spread of the virus in the state.
  • Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers earlier this month declared a "new public health emergency due to campus outbreaks." And Covid-19 hospitalizations have almost doubled in the state since September 18, the Wisconsin Hospital Association said Tuesday.
  • The state's seven-day average of new daily cases hit its record for the pandemic Tuesday at 2,225, according to Johns Hopkins.
  • The Midwest -- as defined by the US Census Bureau -- has recently overtaken the South for the country's highest seven-day average of new daily cases per 1 million residents, according to Johns Hopkins data.

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Colleges Use Targeted Lockdowns, Online Classes to Preserve Fall Semester

  • Providence College put itself on lockdown last month, barring students who live on campus from traveling into town and telling those who live off campus to shelter in place, using food delivery services.
  • Classes moved online.
  • Students could socialize only with their roommates.
  • The goal: save the semester.

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Colleges Use Targeted Lockdowns, Online Classes to Preserve Fall Semester

  • Providence College put itself on lockdown last month, barring students who live on campus from traveling into town and telling those who live off campus to shelter in place, using food delivery services.
  • Classes moved online.
  • Students could socialize only with their roommates.
  • The goal: save the semester.
  • Providence is among colleges taking drastic steps to try to slow the spread of Covid-19, essentially pressing pause to salvage the rest of their fall term for face-to-face instruction and campus activities.
  • The University of Arizona urged students to shelter in place for two weeks, while the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Colorado Boulder quarantined thousands of students and moved classes online for weeks, too.

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Nextdoor’s CEO proves how kindness makes business sense

  • Sarah Friar will be joining our flagship online event, TNW2020, to talk about how the power of kindness can work as a foundation for business.
  • And while this may of course be true, there’s also room for kindness — that’s at least what Sarah Friar, the CEO of Nextdoor, believes.
  • It monetizes by offering brands, local businesses, and public authorities and governments the opportunity to advertise on its platform so long as they are relevant to each community.
  • Friar really is best placed to chat about how advertising can be used for good (yes, you’ve read that right!) to empower local communities and individuals while also generating revenue — and I look forward to digging deeper into that topic during our discussion at TNW2020 this week.
  • Personally, I’m also very keen to hear what Friar has to say about the challenges she’s endured in growing a community-driven platform.

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Daily Crunch: Amazon lets you pay with your palm

  • Amazon unveils a new biometric ID technology, the Biden campaign takes aim at Facebook and iRobot’s co-founder joins a robotic gardening startup.
  • The company announced a new biometric device for Amazon Go stores.
  • Called Amazon One, the first time you use it, you insert your credit card and scan your palm; after that, you can just hold your palm over the device when entering the store and Amazon can automatically charge you for the items you purchase.
  • If you’re worried about privacy and security, Amazon said the images are encrypted and stored securely in the cloud, and it also argued that palms are more private than other forms of biometric identification, since you can’t determine someone’s identity just by looking at their palm.
  • Serious injuries at Amazon fulfillment centers topped 14,000, despite the company’s safety claims — More than 14,000 serious injuries (requiring days off or job restrictions) were reported in fulfillment centers in 2019, according to a story in Reveal.

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Religious leaders are becoming content creators to keep their followers engaged

  • Search for Sunday sermons on YouTube, and you’ll get a hodgepodge of results: inspirational-style talks on struggle and resilience, viral videos featuring televangelists like Joel Osteen, and small livestreams from the homes or empty churches of Christian pastors and religious leaders.
  • John McGowan, the lead pastor at the Washington, DC-area Restoration City Church, told Recode that, since the pandemic, he’s shortened his services to a more “TED Talk style than what I would normally,” recognizing that people watching online can’t focus in the same way.
  • Mike Moser, the lead pastor of Connection Christian Church in Columbus, Nebraska, told Recode that even as his church has turned to about once-a-month drive-in outdoor services, they still invested in more software and equipment to improve the community’s video feed.

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