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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

Zuckerberg Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger (NY Times)

Mark Zuckerberg plans to integrate the social network’s messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger — asserting his control over the company’s sprawling... More

In the Digital Evolution of Entertainment, Data Gets a Starring Role (Dataconomy)

This vast array of data is a break from the days when studio heads had to rely largely on intuition to make decisions. However, there is an element of serendipity about entertainme... More

TiVo Launching Live TV/DVR Apps for Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV (FierceVideo)

TiVo has plans to extend the reach of its retail DVR devices by launching apps for Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV that can access live and recorded content from TiVo devices. Th... More

Facebook Stories Test Helps You Invite Friends to Events (Engadget)

It's hard to make events exciting in Facebook. You can plan things down to the smallest detail, but that won't matter if people don't notice your event amid all the puppy videos an... More

CES 2019: Your TV Wants to Control Your Home (Twice)

Get ready for TVs to start pulling their weight around the house this year. Next week at CES 2019 we should expect to see a growing number of manufacturers introducing smart-home c... More

This is the Year of the App ‘Experience’ (Forbes)

It’s the New Year and software is still changing, every day and every week. We are braced for a technology industry onslaught of updates, enhancements and augmentations with chun... More

6 Steps for Getting Your Data in Shape in 90 Days (Adobe Blog)

Before you can leverage your data to deliver experiences you need to ensure its “fit” — usable and ready for action. If it isn’t, no amount of customer information, interac... More

100 Million Hours: Hulu Shares Just How Much Hulu You Watched in 2018 (Fast Company)

So, just how much time did you spend binge-watching shows on Hulu this year? The streaming company is happy to tell you—and either confirm or debunk your fears about just how muc... More

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