The Future of Television? Binge-Watching is Only the Beginning (WSJ)

Streaming video on demand has changed the audience experience more in a few years than cable television did over a few decades, and industry executives are unanimous in the belief ... More

Walmart Rolls Out a Virtual ‘Toy Lab’ to Demo New Holiday Toy Product Lineup (Digiday)

To win over potential young customers, Walmart is getting creative. On Friday, Walmart launched a website called the “Toy Lab” that helps children learn about its products thro... More

Will Video Shopping Be the Next Big Thing? All Signs Point to Yes (Media Village)

The biggest digital properties have monetized their platforms with advertising and have generated billions in revenue. Now, they need to generate transactional revenue for adverti... More

Experience Counts (Digital TV Europe)

Keeping audiences engaged is key to any successful video service, but how are traditional content providers adapting to today’s market? Crucially, the SVOD giants notch up screen... More

Holiday Shopping With Your Amazon Echo? You’re a Trendsetter (CNET)

If voice becomes the next big thing in retail, it would help Amazon strengthen its lead in online shopping and allow Google to become a stronger e-commerce competitor. The situatio... More

Is Augmented Reality the Future of Social Media? (Forbes)

Augmented reality is already impacting social media – and its done so for years now. In fact, it seems like AR is taking over the most popular social networks in the world – Fa... More

Report: Facebook Watch Testing Sports OTT Viewer Engagement (SportsPro)

Facebook is trialling new ways to enhance fan interaction during its over-the-top sports coverage, according to a report by SportsTechie. The social media giant is currently testin... More

Facebook Making a Big Marketing Push for Portal – on TV (Digiday)

Portal, which has an entry-level price of $199, allows users to make and receive video calls as well as share photos and messages. Other features include access to Facebook Watch p... More

What’s Next for Podcasting? (TechCrunch)

The podcast market will discover the answer to a foundational question about its future in the next few years. Will it continue along the path of music streaming, where all podcast... More

Tencent to Check All Gamers’ IDs by 2019 in Unprecedented Move (Bloomberg)

Tencent will expand its age-verification system to encompass its entire games line-up, an unprecedented undertaking in response to growing criticism it encourages addiction among y... More

Is AI Set to Become Art’s Next Medium? (Christie’s Blog)

No AI researchers are claiming that much just yet. They are still addressing the fundamental question of whether the images produced by their networks can be called art at all. One... More

Spotify Testing a ‘What’s New’ Timeline Feature to Promote New Releases (The Verge)

Spotify is testing a What’s New timeline feature with some users that shows new releases seemingly from artists you enjoy. Spotify confirmed the test to The Verge, saying “We a... More

Visual Search Sits on the Brink of a Breakthrough (Digiday)

According to eMarketer’s 2018 Visual Search report, about 1 billion visual searches happen per month. That’s a tiny fraction of overall search, which renders hundreds of billio... More

Discovery, PGA Tour Kick Off $2B Deal with GolfTV Launch (SportsPro)

Discovery and golf’s PGA Tour have unveiled GolfTV, a first-of-its-kind live and on-demand international video streaming service that has been developed as part of the $2B rights... More

5 Insights from Adobe’s CEO About the Digital Economy (CMO)

Data Is More Important Than Ever- When asked about his vision for utilising data, Narayen said, “We want to help companies be able to put their data as an asset on their balance ... More

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