Amazon’s Battle to Bring Conversational AI Into Your Home (Wired)

The quest for conversational AI has pitted Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft in a battle for two vital resources. The first is finite: top-shelf PhDs in computer scien... More

Broadpeak Integrates NAGRA NexGuard Watermarking to Combat Video Streaming Piracy (SCN)

Broadpeak announced the integration of NAGRA NexGuard watermarking on Broadpeak's BkS400 caching server to protect live and VOD content on every screen, providing a session-based w... More

Cisco and TIM: Together to Accelerate Italy’s Digitization (MESA)

Cisco and TIM, the leading service provider in Italy, announced a major agreement aimed at accelerating Italy’s digitization at Mobile World Congress. The two companies are engag... More

Why Publishers Need to Staff Up With Ad-Tech Experts (PerformanceIN)

Programmatic has been the most transformative thing to happen to advertising since the 30-second TV spot. Suddenly, publishers have the ability to sell automatically, at scale, whi... More

Microsoft, SAP, Oracle Join Cloud-Industry Obsession Over New Performance Metric (Forbes)

The clearest and most-unequivocal proof that the enterprise-cloud business has grown up and is fully ready for industrial-strength deployments is the recent pledges from top execut... More

How AI is Changing Contracts (HBR)

Contracting is a common activity, but it is one that few companies do efficiently or effectively. In fact, it has been estimated that inefficient contracting causes firms to lose b... More

Digimarc Barcode Integration with Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe Blog)

As the retail industry braved the frigid New York winter to gather at NRF 2018 — Retail’s Big Show last week, leading global retail brands met with industry experts and explore... More

IBM Blockchain Aims to Boost Unilever and Digital Media Ad Profit (Fast Company)

On Monday, Unilever’s chief marketing officer Keith Weed gave a speech in which he outlined the world’s second-biggest advertiser’s concerns with the toxic environment and co... More

How Blockchain Just May Transform Online Copyright Protection (Above the Law)

Blockchain technology is shaping up to be transformational for copyright holders trying to protect their copyrights online. Without question, it has just begun making its presence ... More

Amazon Go Has the Potential to Change How Customers Think About Automation (Adweek)

Amazon Go, a convenience store where there’s no need to stand in a checkout line, sounds like something out of a millennial dream. To buy something from the store, you need to... More

Still on the Blocks, But Blockchain Ad Tech Hopes to Race This Year (AdExchanger)

The rise (and fall, and rise, etc.) of cryptcurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum brought mainstream attention to blockchain technology. And advertisers and online publishers hope b... More

Spotify Will Turn Up the Volume on Programmatic, Podcasting in 2018 (AdExchanger)

Spotify was an early mover in programmatic audio, and it’s taking that momentum into 2018. “Marketers are moving so much money to programmatic. We’ve seen that channel explod... More

New Digimarc Barcode for Thermal Labels Simplifies Retail Checkout, Reduces Product Shrink (SCN)

Digimarc today unveiled its new Digimarc Barcode for Thermal Labels. Retail thermal labels with Digimarc Barcode scan even when ripped, creased, smudged or damaged, making checkout... More

CES 2018: Irdeto Launches Next-Generation of Piracy Control (SCN)

Irdeto announced the launch of its next-generation Piracy Control solution. Providing rapid detection and enforcement for content owners and operators, the online piracy detection ... More

Scaeva Releases New Content Protection Technology (SCN)

Scaeva Technologies has released its first software product, the ScaevaSAFE. With its mission to protect the art of the music, film and TV industries from piracy, the ScaevaSAFE is... More

Kaleidescape Adds NexGuard Tech to Protect Movie Server Content (SCN)

High-end home entertainment movie server company Kaleidescape has announced a new partnership with NexGuard, integrating the Kudelski-owned content protection company’s forensic ... More

DAM: The Future of Content (CMS Wire)

John Horodyski, Optimity Advisors: The future is already happening. Now is the time to focus on that future, to make the necessary plans for your digital assets, and to move in a p... More

Mixcloud Taps Gracenote for Advanced Music Recognition to Improve Royalty Payment Process for Rights Holders (SCN)

Gracenote announced today that it will power advanced music recognition for Mixcloud, the world's fastest growing digital audio streaming platform. Using Gracenote MusicID, the ind... More

Smart Contracts: A New Economic Era (Hacker Noon)

Smart contracts are all the rage these days, and for good reason. When Ethereum appeared in 2015, it took the blockchain community by storm by demonstrating that it was possible... More

Blockchains Poised to End the Password Era (MIT Technology Review)

The massive password heists keeping coming, and one thing is certain: the way we prove our identities online is in need of a major upgrade. A growing chorus of technologists and en... More