NAB 2019: SHIFT Sees Uptake; Prime Focus Debuts Micro Services (SSN)

LAS VEGAS — Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) used the NAB Show to debut a suite of AI-led micro services, all custom-made for media and entertainment enterprises. (more…)... More

Apple Now Asks You to Confirm App Store Subscriptions (Engadget)

It's a bit too easy to accidentally pay for a subscription through the Apple App Store if you use TouchID -- all it takes is a misplaced finger on the home screen. Now, the tech gi... More

Redbox Using TiVo to Provide Personalization (B&C)

Redbox is using technology from TiVo to help people who want to rent movies find something they want to watch with improved search and recommendations. Redbox is counting on TiVo... More

Super-Aggregators: The New Pay-TV Heroes (Videonet)

Ivan Verbesselt, NAGRA: The rise of on-demand OTT multiscreen services has transformed the content landscape forever. And in this on-demand world, consumers are increasingly demand... More

Spotify is Quietly Becoming the Netflix of Audio (Inc.)

Spotify has quietly morphed into the world's largest podcast publisher since it has more in-house shows than their competition. Spotify subtly shifting over to podcasts makes compl... More

Hulu Exploring New Ad Experiences for Binge Watching (AdAge)

Hulu is exploring new ad experiences for binge watchers, according to Peter Naylor, head of ad sales, as the streaming TV service looks for ways to insert brands into shows without... More

How to Better Excite Customers Via Machine Learning, VR (SAP Blog)

Machine learning, virtual reality, and pop-up stores are increasingly crucial to industries such as retail, as they help organizations deliver an easier — and more exciting — c... More

How Netflix Plans on Owning Your Kids’ Screen Time (Fast Company)

Kids are also some of Netflix’s biggest users, as anyone with a child in the house knows, and they are a huge driver for any streaming service, period. Sixty percent of Netflix... More

How Instagram Will Change Search, Path to Purchase (Media Post)

Facebook made an interesting decision to build ecommerce capabilities into Instagram, which has been known as a photo-sharing app. Burberry, Michael Kors, Nike, Warby Parker, and Z... More

Enterprise Mobility: Why We’re all Millennials When it Comes to Workplace Expectations (MicroStratgey Blog)

Millennials may be credited with driving change in the way we use technology in both life and work, but a Pew Research study shows that there isn’t as much of a generational gap ... More

Deluxe Adopts Data-Driven Strategy, Outlines How to Successfully Migrate to the Cloud (SCN)

Deluxe has published a new whitepaper that explores the integral role data plays in powering the cloud and automating the flow of content throughout the digital media supply chain.... More

Television’s Future is Both Data-Driven and Linear (CMO)

Despite the popularity of on-demand, digital TV such as Netflix and Hulu, the vast majority of people are still watching traditional, scheduled (linear) television, including the y... More

Study: As Streaming Hits New High, Podcasting Goes Mainstream, Smart Speakers Take Hold (Billboard)

Amid the streaming surge, podcasting now has a grip on the majority of Americans, as the portion of the U.S. population aged 12 and up who have ever listened to a podcast passes 50... More

Experience-Led Commerce: From Personalization to Individualization (Adobe Blog)

For forward-thinking business leaders, e-commerce is no longer just a buy button at the end of an online sales funnel. It’s a full-service, end-to-end experience that requires a ... More

Survey: Podcast Growth is Popping in the U.S. (NY Times)

The number of podcast listeners has increased sharply this year, according to a new report. More than half the people in the United States have listened to one, and nearly one out ... More

Might AI Spell the Death of Search? (Forbes)

So what is this new storytelling research model? And how is possible to finally achieve technological breakthroughs in the field of search, a sector that has resisted evolution for... More

AI: Your New Personal Shopper (Digitalist)

With artificial intelligence recommendations driving 75% of Netflix selections and 35% of Amazon purchases, businesses must start looking to market to their newest customer – AI.... More

The Future of Search: Evolving Algorithms, Voice Search (Forbes)

To keep a competitive edge, webmasters need to evolve in their knowledge about search engine algorithms in addition to tried-and-true search engine optimization techniques. The bes... More

How CIOs Can Deliver the Data Their Business Really Needs (Adobe Blog)

Every brand wants to know how its customers feel. But capturing the information that helps you understand your customers’ emotions — and how those emotions affect interactions ... More

Apple Could be Working on Gaming Subscription Service (TechCrunch)

Apple is slowly building a lineup of content subscriptions. According to a report from Cheddar, Apple may also be working on a gaming subscription. Alex Heath managed to get five p... More