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How AI Is Enhancing Advertising Innovation (CMO)

Artificial intelligence is being deployed far and wide in marketing and advertising. In fact, many of the tasks being handled by machine learning and other AI tools are making poss... More

Google Maps’ New Commute Tab Includes Real-Time Visualization of Your Bus or Train (VentureBeat)

Google is giving Google Maps a handful of updates today to help commuters get to work with minimal aggravation. One of the issues time-pressured travelers face is not knowing where... More

Is Voice-Activated Shopping Set to Become the Next Big Retail Trend or Just a Hype? (Tech HQ)

Voice-activated shopping has been heralded by publication after publication as one of the next big things in retail, sure to revolutionize the way consumers order products. Many la... More

What 5G Will Mean to Consumers – and When (WSJ)

Each of the modern leaps in wireless network technology has brought distinct change: The second generation—aka 2G—allowed for voice transmission, 3G ushered in the app revoluti... More

Apple Music Now Does a Much Better Job of Showing Artists’ Albums (The Verge)

Apple has fixed one of the biggest problems with Apple Music: the unhelpful way that a given artists’ releases were listed and displayed on the service. Previously, singles and c... More

First Dedicated 4K Entertainment Channel Launches in the U.K. (Forbes)

While the UK’s Sky satellite and Virgin cable broadcasting services have been offering access to native 4K/UHD content via downloads or separate live feeds for some months now, a... More

Facebook Mulls Big TV Money with Facebook Stories (Media Post)

For all their soaring digital media advertising revenues, big brand TV budgets remain the pie-in-the-sky goal for growing digital media companies. Take Facebook. While MoffettNatha... More

Instagram Still Exploring How IGTV Will Make Money for Creators (Variety)

Instagram isn’t ready yet to reveal how it will turn on the monetization spigots for IGTV, its longer-form video product, but the company promises those will be arriving. Instagr... More

Adobe: How to Dominate the Subscription Economy (Forbes)

Adobe CMO Ann Lewnes' mandate at Adobe was to transform marketing and use it to drive the business forward. Initially, she worked directly with the marketing organization’s lone ... More

How ‘Grand Theft Auto’ is Changing the Way the World Experiences Music (RS)

In the five years since launch, GTA V and GTA Online gamers have listened to more than an estimated 75 billion minutes of music from the game’s 18 radio stations, according to Ro... More

Biggest Challenge for Hulu, Netflix, HBO? Getting Millennials to Pay (Forbes)

One of the reasons Disney is paying $71.3 billion for the Fox properties is to gain a controlling interest in Hulu, the third-largest streaming service. A recent survey from media ... More

Amazon’s Alexa is Going to College (CNET)

A U.S. college is bringing Amazon's Alexa onto its campus and in force. Saint Louis University will put 2,300 Amazon Echo Dots in dorm rooms by the start of classes later this mont... More

Spotify Now Displays Songwriter, Producer Credits for iOS Users (The Verge)

Spotify first added the option to check out a track’s songwriter and producer credits back in February — and now, the feature is being rolled out onto iOS. On the desktop appli... More

Walmart Eyes Virtual Reality Shopping System (AdAge)

Trekking through a crowded, cavernous Walmart supercenter isn't much fun. But what if you could do it from the comfort of your own home through virtual reality? The world's biggest... More

Amazon and Twitter Want to Bring You More Sports (Bloomberg)

Amazon and Twitter are exploring ways to bring more sports content to customers -- including personalized notifications of live events -- seeking to lure a larger number of viewers... More

Pandora’s Podcast Genome Project Could Launch by the End of the Year (The Verge)

Breaking down music into its component parts helped Pandora build personalized music playlists years before services like Spotify even existed. Could taking a similar approach with... More

You Want to Watch All the European Soccer? Here’s How (Warning: It’ll Cost About $750) (NY Times)

Watching European soccer in America used to be a lonely, frustrating pursuit. Die-hard fans had to search out the odd televised European match, often on an obscure channel or at an... More

How Phish Became the Unlikely Heroes of Digital Music Streaming (Mashable)

Phish is hardly the only jam band to have a fan-friendly taping policy. The Grateful Dead developed theirs years before Phish even formed, and plenty of other artists, from Umphrey... More

As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume (NYT)

For decades, the district south of downtown and alongside San Francisco Bay here was known as either Rincon Hill, South Beach or South of Market. This spring, it was suddenly rebra... More

Will We Someday be Able to Do Everything Through Online Platforms? (ReadWrite)

Online platforms continue to change the way the world works, yet people continue to doubt the extent of these platforms’ power to disrupt. By now, the question should not be whet... More