All posts by Jeff Hyatt

Netflix Will Invest Up to $100M in a NYC Production Hub (Engadget)

Netflix films many of its productions in New York City, so it only makes sense to have a large presence there, doesn't it? The company certainly thinks so. It's establishing an NYC... More

Launch of HBO’s Game Of Thrones Season 8 Triggers Global Piracy Frenzy (Digital TV Europe)

The scale of the global content piracy problem was again underlined this week with the news that the first episode of the new season of Game Of Thrones was pirated almost 55 millio... More

Facebook Admits It’s Working on AI Voice Assistant (Forbes)

Facebook has confirmed that it is working on an artificial intelligence voice assistant that could work on its Portal video calling device, and the Oculus headsets. Facebook is pla... More

Academy Prepping Service to Stream Best Picture Oscar Hopefuls for Voters (THR)

As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences mulls changing its Oscar season rules to make it harder for streaming services like Netflix to compete, it is developing a stream... More

How Salesforce and the Pledge 1% Model is Inspiring Silicon Valley to Do Good (Forbes)

Developing Salesforce's unique approach involved a lot of innovation and experimentation. Suzanne DiBianca, Chief Impact Officer and EVP of Corporate Relations at Salesforce, said,... More

Want a Tech Job? Silicon Valley is Still Your Best Bet (Wired)

Communities across the country are trying to lure high-tech jobs away from Silicon Valley. It doesn’t seem like that should be hard. Silicon Valley is one of the most expensive p... More

HCL Seals Google Cloud Hybrid Cloud Alliance (Data Economy)

HCL Technologies is partnering with Google Cloud to enable hybrid cloud services for enterprises and independent software vendors. It has announced support for Google Cloud’s jus... More

5 Reasons Not to Move Some Apps to the Cloud (Thrive)

Cloud computing is well established, but companies should always take a careful, diligent and analytical approach to migrating applications. There are still many good reasons not t... More

Severe Global IT Security Shortage as 78% of Companies Understaffed (Verdict)

There is a significant and internationally widespread shortage of IT security staff, with 78% of security professionals across the US, the UK and the Asia Pacific region reporting ... More

AWS Rolls Out Specialty Alexa Skill Builder Certification for Developers (CRN)

Amazon Web Services rolled out its new specialty certification for developers working with Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based, voice-enabled virtual assistant that’s available on more... More

OTT Sports is Key to Success – But Only With the Right Teammates (NAGRA Blog)

The sports industry is booming. In 2018, it generated more than $49.5 billion in media rights revenue. Unsurprisingly, most of this revenue (94%) comes from linear broadcast rights... More

Vimeo, Dolby Partner With ‘Blindspotting’ Director, Ghetto Film School on Filmmaking Lab (THR)

Vimeo and the Dolby Institute are joining forces with the Ghetto Film School and Blindspotting director Carlos Lopez Estrada's Little Ugly on a new initiative that is meant to high... More

NAB 2019: 4K 4Charity Races Past $1 Million Mark (MESA)

Elemental Technologies announced the 4K 4Charity Fun Run held at the 2019 NAB Show raised more than $68,000 for Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close ... More

Contextual AI: The Next Frontier of Artificial Intelligence (Adobe Blog)

AI is powering more and more services and devices that we use on a daily basis, such as personal voice assistants, movie recommendation services, or driving assistance systems. And... More

EY Launches Smart Contract Testing Service for Blockchain Clients (SCN)

EY announced today the launch of EY Smart Contract Analyzer, a smart contract testing and security service for the public Ethereum blockchain. The service, now entering a private b... More

Salesforce Acquires MapAnything for its Location-Based Intelligence Products (VentureBeat)

Salesforce has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MapAnything — a Charlotte, North Carolina-based intelligence software and services provider. MapAnything’s platform offe... More

LiveTiles, Zegami Partner to Create Data Analytics Tool (Small Caps)

LiveTiles has partnered with UK-based data analytics company Zegami to launch the world’s first enterprise-grade, visual search and analytics solution. Zegami’s technology will... More

Google Cloud Search Tool Finds Data Stored in SAP, Salesforce, Other Platforms (Media Post)

Google has developed a tool that allows marketers and other enterprise customers of its cloud services to search through their data, regardless of any third-party platforms where i... More

Creating, Managing, Distributing Media Content with Microsoft Azure (The Record)

Companies across the globe are turning to the platform to help them create and manage content with greater efficiency and distribute it with ease. The Record spoke to representativ... More