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Eidosmedia | September 29, 2022
Eidosmedia, a developer of digital publishing solutions for leading news-media groups worldwide, has partnered with Sophi.io, an AI-powered automation, optimization and prediction platform developed by The Globe and Mail, to bring seamless print laydown automation to Eidosmedia customers.
The solution brings the entire print page layout process down from hours to just minutes, without the use of templates. Publishers can dramatically improve productivity and cut costs, all within the Méthode platform they currently use.
“The complexity of print page layouts has until now defied the easy automation that speeds the publishing of online formats. “For our customers, especially large regional groups and national titles, print editions continue to be a major source of revenue. There’s intense interest in ways to cut production times and costs in this important publishing channel.”
Marco Cetola, Eidosmedia Sales and Partner Program Director
“The fit between our print edition building routines and Sophi’s AI engine turned out to be very good,” said Marco. “We were quickly able to start training the pagination model on existing layouts, and we had the first results in a matter of days”.
“The productivity boost obtained is exceptional,” said Marco, “especially for daily publications where the page-design operation is usually running against the clock.” In fact, a typical 32-page print edition can be paginated in minutes compared to several hours for a manual operation.
Sophi-powered print automation is different than other print production solutions in that it is completely template-free. It uses smart AI to ensure that a publisher’s printed pages look and feel as though they were produced by experienced editors and page designers. Each page is designed from scratch following each individual brand’s design vocabulary. The final output is a print-ready PDF or InDesign file that’s ready in minutes.
Among those who stand to benefit from the new technology are page designers themselves. Page designers have been under pressure for some time to increase their productivity as publishers try to cut costs. With fewer hands to lay out growing numbers of pages, the designer’s job has in many cases become a stressful race against time. The automation engine will take routine tasks off their hands so they can devote more time to the front pages, features and special layouts where their creativity can really add value.
“Page automation is the greatest innovation in the publishing industry since the personal computer replaced typewriters,” said Marco.
Gabe Gonda, VP at Sophi.io, commented: “Sophi is delighted to be entering a partnership with Eidosmedia to deliver our print automation technology through the Méthode platform. Eidosmedia is a first-class CMS vendor with deep knowledge of its clients’ evolving needs. This partnership will help deliver a unique and high-value solution to some of the best newspaper publishers in the world.”
Eidosmedia is a global leader in content management and digital publishing. Eidosmedia solutions are used by news-media organizations throughout the world to create and deliver portfolios of news products ranging from advanced digital formats to traditional newspapers and magazines.
About Sophi Inc.
Sophi.io was developed by The Globe and Mail to help content publishers make important strategic and tactical decisions. It is a suite of AI and ML-powered automation, optimization and prediction solutions that include Sophi Site Automation, Sophi for Paywalls and Sophi for First Party Data. Sophi also powers one-click automated laydown of template-free print publishing. Sophi is designed to improve the metrics that matter most to your business.
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CoreLogic | August 22, 2022
CoreLogic©, a leading global property data and analytics-driven solutions provider, has announced an extended relationship with Google Cloud to support the launch of its new CoreLogic Discovery Platform™. Fully built on Google Cloud’s secure and sustainable infrastructure, Discovery Platform provides a comprehensive property analytics environment and cloud-based data exchange for businesses across multiple sectors.
Discovery Platform allows businesses — including CoreLogic’s core markets of property and real estate technology, mortgage lenders, marketers and insurance firms — to discover, integrate, analyze and model property insights to make critical business decisions faster. The multi-year relationship between CoreLogic and Google Cloud enables the development of a scalable platform built with several Google Cloud services including Dataproc, BigQuery, Anthos and Cloud Run to manage the data science workloads for predictive and prescriptive analytics. BigQuery is the petabyte-scale backend for the platform, enabling comprehensive property data views built from a wide array of CoreLogic and third-party data sets. Dataproc powers Discovery Platform facilitating advanced analytics and data science at scale.
Typically, companies with data engineers and scientists spend weeks and even months on data wrangling before reaching the insights needed to drive business growth or mitigate risks. Through the collaboration with Google Cloud, CoreLogic’s Discovery Platform provides a fully secure and compliant environment with relevant data, tools, security, and governance. Using CoreLogic data models and insights allows companies to deploy secure and compliant data analytics workflows within minutes, thereby speeding up the delivery of mission-critical insights.
“CoreLogic and Google Cloud solved a significant challenge in the lag-time required to spin up data analytics workbenches that could be preloaded with nationwide data assets, models, libraries and software and self-service training,” said John Rogers, chief innovation officer of CoreLogic. “Together, we were able to look at every part of the process—from onboarding to ingestion of data, modeling and exposure of that insight to the businesses’ operational platform—and cut the lag-time down by more than 50% to give clients access to the insights they need to move the needle on their business faster and easier than ever before.”
“I’m excited to see our alliance with Google Cloud flourishing. “We’re providing a state-of-the-art analytical platform for our client’s mission-critical processes. Discovery Platform is born from a growing alliance of two major industry innovators. I see the future horizons our research and development product teams are working on, and I am excited to see what's next.”
Patrick Dodd, president and CEO of CoreLogic
“We value working with companies like CoreLogic to develop innovative technology solutions and services that enhance customer experience and deliver insights faster,” said Zac Maufe, global head of Financial Services Solutions at Google Cloud.“Our collaboration will support CoreLogic’s clients’ needs and enable the delivery of more comprehensive and efficient solutions for businesses in the real estate finance market.”
CoreLogic is a leading global property information, analytics, and data-enabled solutions provider. The company’s combined data from public, contributory, and proprietary sources includes over 4.5 billion records spanning more than 50 years, providing detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, and the public sector. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance, and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, CoreLogic operates in North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific.
ConsenSys | June 24, 2022
Consensys NFT and Flowcode, the most cutting-edge QR technology in the world, are excited to announce a strategic alliance to democratize access to NFTs and tokens. ConsenSys, a leader in Web3 technology and the developer of MetaMask, the most popular self-custodial wallet in the world, and Infura, a Web3 development platform, introduced ConsenSys NFT. With the first significant NFT platform to fully integrate offline to Web3 utilizing QR technology, Flowcode and Consensys are reinventing how consumers access the Web3 economy.
When it comes to tying Web3 experiences to the physical world, Flowcode is the market leader. The activation with POAP at the renowned Red Rocks theater was first announced by Flowcode earlier this year. All of the special event NFTs were delivered via Flowcode. In addition to VaynerX and Gary Vaynerchuk's VeeFriends, other recent Flowcode Web3 partnerships include VaynerX, where Flowcode-enabled special edition NFTs will be given away at their Cannes Lions events. Additionally, Flowcode held a pop-up this week for The Hundreds in their SoHo garage, enabling AR experiences, NFT minting, and cryptocurrency payments. Moonpay's much-awaited minting-as-a-service technology, HyperMint, was introduced to NFT.NYC participants in large part thanks to Flowcode.
"Flowcode is transforming the way consumers interface with crypto, which is why we are so thrilled to announce this partnership. We are committed to building Ethereum and global blockchain innovation; and partnerships like this help us accelerate our mission to decentralize the future."
Tyler Mulvihill, Global Co-Head, ConsenSys NFT
ConsenSys NFT users may now simplify payments and simply store and transfer their NFTs and tokens from any offline experience and setting thanks to Flowcode's next-generation QR technology. This new cooperation offers ways for users to quickly access their NFT collections on a Flowpage, Flowcode's unique, mobile-first landing page platform, in addition to means for Flowcode to validate NFT ownership. With MetaMask, which serves 30 million active users each month across the blockchain ecosystem, ConsenSys NFT is natively integrated.
The Web3 economy is now receiving the same service from Flowcode, which offers hundreds of millions of direct linkages from the offline to the online economies. The cutting-edge product suite from Flowcode, which supports DeFi partners, DAPPS (decentralized applications), and NFTs, integrates with the leading cryptocurrency wallets and blockchain protocols to promote widespread use of Web3 applications through DTC distribution.