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This SAP-Built Mobile App is Taking the $1.7 Trillion Fashion Industry by Storm (Forbes)

What does innovation look like in the digital age? If you ask Alicia Tillman, CMO for enterprise software company SAP, her answer might surprise you. Not only was SAP an official t... More

PwC: 10% Own an AI Device, 32% Plan to Get One, 58% Don’t Want Any (MediaPost)

Artificial intelligence continues to improve in devices like smart speakers, but that doesn’t mean consumers want it. The majority of consumers don’t yet have any AI devices... More

Ooyala Finds More People Than Ever Click ‘Play’ for Mobile Video, Reaching 60% of All Views Globally (SSN)

Mobile video plays topped 60% globally for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2017 -- garnering a 60.3% share of all video starts – per Ooyala’s newly released Q4 2017 Glo... More

Facebook’s Role in Data Misuse Sets Off Storms on Two Continents (NY Times)

Facebook on Sunday faced a backlash about how it protects user data, as American and British lawmakers demanded that it explain how a political data firm with links to President Tr... More

Study: More Shoppers Want Customer Service from Gadgets Over Humans (Reuters)

Most buyers prefer to be left alone as they shop in store for items like apparel and prefer to use in-store technology for customer service over personalized attention from store e... More

How Mobile Phones Are Giving Hollywood a Better Understanding of Its Audiences (Variety)

For years, studios have operated with only a vague understanding of who’s buying tickets to their films even as their leadership has publicly claimed to have an indelible connect... More

Analyst: Comcast’s Sky Buy Could Fuel a Global OTT Play (MCN)

Comcast has long held that the economics of an out-of-footprint OTT TV service don’t hunt, but Comcast’s bid for U.K.-based Sky could, if viewed through the proper lens, appear... More

Live TV Viewing Strong Among Millennials (MediaPost)

A significant number of consumers who don’t have pay TV packages watch a lot of live TV. In a study that examines live TV viewing, Parks Associates says consumers who have nev... More

It’s About the Interface, Stupid (Forbes)

Why has Amazon hired more developers to work on Echo than Google has for the entire company, including vital business divisions as YouTube or Waymo? Because in the United States, A... More

Apple is Secretly Developing Its Own Screens for the First Time (Bloomberg)

Apple is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California headquarters to make small numbers of the scr... More

Beyond Voice Recognition: Giving Products the Sense of Hearing (CW)

The smart home category is buoyant. Currently on the forefront in terms of public profile are voice activated smart home assistants and smart speakers. Apple, Google and their peer... More

Google Moves Into In-App Ads, Launches Open Bidding (MediaPost)

Google announced plans to aggressively move into in-app advertising with the launch of new strategies to monetize mobile gaming apps through video and rewards, as well as an innova... More

Featured Jobs: Technicolor; Pixar; MarkLogic

Sr. Strategic Data Analyst — Camarillo , CA — Technicolor Software Engineer — Emeryville, CA — Pixar Lead Engineer/Manager UI Development — San Carlos, CA — MarkLogic... More

SAP Adds New Partners to Open Network of Connected Vehicles (SSN)

SAP has added new partners and customers to the SAP Vehicles Network solution, an open, standards-based services marketplace. New secured and tokenized payment options from Masterc... More

What Google Does for Car Traffic, NeuLion Does for Video Traffic (NeuLion Blog)

Digital video is a rapidly growing market, expected to reach more than $100 billion by the year 2020. As industry leaders such as Netflix and YouTube take advantage of this on a la... More

BT Unveils the ‘Future of Mobile Streaming’ During Champions League Match (TVBEurope)

BT has showcased what it calls the "future of mobile streaming" with the world’s first broadcast of a UEFA Champions League game in High Definition HDR direct to mobile. The s... More

The Future of Streaming Television: The Plot Thickens (Morgan Stanley Ideas)

It's no secret that Internet distribution of content is disrupting television. By our count, there were 120 million aggregate over-the-top (OTT) subscriptions by the end of 2017 in... More

The City of Atlanta Now Has Its Own Video Streaming Platform to Lure Millennial Workers (Adweek)

The city of Atlanta has a new marketing tool that it hopes will help them court milennials to live and work in the city. ChooseATL, an initiative launched by the Metro Atlanta Cham... More

Netflix’s Newest App Isn’t for Consumers, but the People Making Its Shows (Variety)

First, Netflix used technology to reinvent the way movies and TV shows are being watched. Now, it wants to do the same thing with the way they’re being made. To that end, Netf... More

3 Ways AI Can Make the Most of Mobile Data (CMO)

There’s no arguing that smartphones are firmly entrenched in our everyday lives. In fact, recent Adobe research found that consumers spend the same amount of time sleeping as the... More