Devices

Adobe Buys VR Creative Tool Oculus Medium (ZDNet)

Adobe announced that it's buying Oculus Medium, a virtual reality authoring tool born from Facebook's Oculus division, in bid to ramp up its VR strategy. Adobe intends to use Mediu... More

Mobile Game Spending Hits Single-Day Record of $70M on Black Friday (THR)

User spending on mobile games in the U.S. hit an all-time single-day high of $69.7 million on Black Friday. Combined revenue across both Google Play and App Store was up 25 percent... More

Adobe: Cyber Monday Hits $9.2B in U.S. Online Sales, Smartphones Accounted for a Record $3B (TechCrunch)

Cyber Monday broke another e-commerce record: US shoppers racked up a total of $9.2b in online sales, according to figures from Adobe. To put that number into some perspective, at ... More

Salesforce Bringing Voice to the Workplace (Forbes)

The recently held Dreamforce mega conference in San Francisco revealed Salesforce’s plans to introduce their Einstein Voice Project. During this annual event, the spokesperson of... More

Why Design Will Make or Break the 5G Revolution (Quartz)

We are on the cusp of a communication revolution that—depending on who you ask—should take the world by storm in the next few years. Telecom companies and hardware manufacturer... More

The Ticking Time Bomb That Could Blow Up Hollywood’s Streaming Era (THR)

There's a joke circulating these days, and it isn't particularly funny: Millions of people are ditching cable because the bill is too high and no one can watch all that programming... More

Amazon Brings Alexa to AWS IoT Core Devices (Venture Beat)

Amazon’s annual AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas — where the tech giant reliably announces a host of products heading to Amazon Web Services, its cloud platform — doesn... More

Netflix Changed Marketing for TV – Can Video Games Follow? (Venture Beat)

Millions of us devote hours of our daily lives interacting with video games. It is by far the most immersive form of media the world has to offer. But the majority of game marketin... More

Google Bets on the Future With Launch of Stadia Game Streaming Service (THR)

Google's long-gestating foray into gaming has finally arrived as the tech giant's game streaming service, Stadia, has launched. "Stadia has been built from the ground up to be a c... More

Nuxeo, Rutgers University Collaborate on Digital Asset Management Certificate Program (Nuxeo Blog)

Rutgers University, the largest post-secondary educational institution in the state of New Jersey, just launched the first-ever DAM certificate program in North America. Students w... More

Verizon Introduces ‘Stream’ OTT Player (MCN)

Verizon has debuted a new streaming client which it calls Stream and is offering it free to its 5G Home subscribers. The new device is powered by Google’s Chromecast OTT software... More

Video Game Spending Up to Nearly $28B in U.S. Despite Falling Hardware Sales (THR)

Overall video game spending in the U.S. is up slightly from 2018, the NPD Group reports. As of September, consumer spending on gaming software and hardware hit $27.9 billion, a mar... More

Irdeto, Amlogic Launch Netflix-Integrated Hailstorm Hybrid Set-Top Box Platform (CDSA)

Irdeto and Amlogic have launched a set-top box platform that is pre-certified under the Netflix Hailstorm Hybrid program. The program is designed by Netflix to reduce the integrati... More

Tech Platforms Like Facebook and Twitter Cool Interest in Broadcasting Live Sports (Digiday)

Contrary to the hype two years ago, the sports industry is still waiting for the great rights grab from the tech platforms. The likes of Facebook and Twitter have cooled their inte... More

‘Hey Google, Play SiriusXM’: Google Assistant Adds Radio Giant to Smart Speakers (Billboard)

SiriusXM is coming to Google Assistant-enabled devices including Google Nest smart speakers and displays over the next week, the companies announced. The update gives Google Assist... More

Google Buys Fitbit for $2.1B in Renewed Play for Wearables (Billboard)

Google is buying Fitbit for about $2.1 billion, enabling the internet company to step back into the hotly contested market for smartwatches and health trackers.... More

Apple is Laying the Groundwork for an iPhone Subscription (CNBC)

Apple investors have speculated for years about the possibility that Apple could sell hardware, like the iPhone, on a subscription basis. It’s been a hot topic of conversation am... More

Apple’s TV App is Now on Amazon Fire TV Devices Ahead of Next Week’s Streaming Service Launch (CNBC)

Amazon announced that the Apple TV app is now available on the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K in the United States and several other countries around the world. The move to off... More

Adobe Plans to Launch Illustrator App for iPad After Photoshop (Bloomberg)

Adobe has picked Illustrator as the next major application it will put on Apple Inc.’s iPad, the latest effort to create a version of the software maker’s top desktop products ... More

Adobe Launches New Skill Aimed at Sparking Creativity (DT)

It’s no secret that Alexa can handle a multitude of tasks, from setting reminders to ordering toilet paper, but now, the personal assistant can even double as your creative muse.... More