Searching for facts, directions, local businesses are top digital assistant use cases, says survey

Nearly three-fourths (72 percent) of smartphone owners are using digital assistants, according to a new report from Microsoft. The findings are based on two surveys – one from mid-2018 that includes an international sample, and a 2019 follow-up involving 5,000 U.S. consumers. The study also found that 35 percent of Continue Reading

Morgan Stanley to become top shareholder in China funds venture with stake increase

A sign is displayed on the Morgan Stanley building in New York U.S., July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley has won an auction to buy an additional 5.5 percent stake in its China mutual funds joint venture, in a deal that will make it the Continue Reading

Reddit US ad revenues could top $100M this year amid added focus on ad products

Over the past year, social community site Reddit has aggressively rolled out improvements to its ad offerings — introducing native promoted posts in its mobile apps, native autoplay video ads, calls to action in ads,  performance-based ad units and app install ads. Now, new figures from eMarketer indicate the efforts are Continue Reading

Morgan Stanley holds top spot as activist defense firm: data

BOSTON (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley was ranked as the top adviser to companies targeted by activist investors publicly for the third straight year in 2018 while Goldman Sachs vaulted past two competitors to the number No. 2 spot, according to Refinitiv data published on Thursday. A sign is displayed on Continue Reading

Year in review: Our top 9 experimentation articles and news of 2018

2018 was a year of rapid change for many organizations. That’s because experimentation is becoming an essential business practice. Over the course of the year, we witnessed organizations go from stage one to stage three on our experimentation maturity scale in just a few short months. Once they had buy-in Continue Reading