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Google Cloud’s Latest Purchase Targets Customers Who Want to Keep Mainframes, Have the Cloud Too (CIO Dive)

Google Cloud acquired Cornerstone Technology in an effort to help customers shift mainframe workloads to the cloud, the company announced. Central to Google Cloud's interest in Cor... More

‘Friends’ is the Gift That Keeps on Giving to WarnerMedia (L.A.Times)

Whether “Friends” can replicate its status as a streaming phenomenon on Netflix, where young fans became obsessed with it, remains to be seen. But the show’s track record for... More

Edgescan Helps Aon Clients With Robust Cybersecurity SaaS (MESA)

Edgescan is working with leading global professional services firm Aon, to support the cybersecurity posture of global clients. It enables Aon to leverage edgescan's Software-as-a-... More

Consumer Experience in the AI Age (Digitally Cognizant Blog)

By using AI to deliver a meaningful, relevant and personalized consumer experience, leading brands deliver more value, more rapidly.... More

AI Laws are Coming (Forbes)

The pace of adoption for AI and cognitive technologies continues unabated with widespread, worldwide, rapid adoption. Adoption of AI by enterprises and organizations continues to g... More

5G IoT Revenue Predicted to Reach $8B by 2025 (Gigabit)

New research has suggested revenue from 5G internet of things connections will reach $8bn by 2025, up from a relatively paltry $525mn in the current year.... More

Facebook Blocks Valuable Ad Data in Privacy Update to its Marketing Partner Program (AdAge)

Facebook is shutting down a source of data that shared “device-level” information about people’s phones to advertisers for purposes of targeting and measuring ad campaigns. F... More

Amazon Scores With Premier League as Majority of UK Homes Take SVOD (Rapid TV News)

The UK’s SVOD market has reached a tipping point with the proportion of UK homes with a subscription to at least one of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or NOW TV passing 50% — by h... More

Cable Nets Run More Ads as Streamers Steal Eyeballs (B&C)

Not long ago, cutting commercials seemed like a good idea. A few years back, advertising dollars were migrating to digital and viewers were just starting to stream video and cut th... More

Quibi’s Streaming Service App Launches in App Stores for Pre-Order (TechCrunch)

Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg, is now open for pre-orders. The company declined to fully show off its app only a month ago during demos of its ... More

Featured Jobs: TiVo; Netflix; Adobe

Senior Manager, Software Development Mgmt — San Jose, CA — TiVo Senior Software Engineer, Operational Intelligence — Los Gatos, CA — Netflix Data Insights & Analytics Man... More

EU Introduces AI Strategy to Build ‘Ecosystem of Trust’ (VentureBeat)

The European Commission unveiled a sweeping set of proposals that it hopes will establish the region as a leader in artificial intelligence by focusing on trust and transparency. T... More

NAB 2020: 4K 4Charity Run Series at NAB Adds New 8K Course Option (MESA)

4K 4Charity organizers have announced that registration is open for the official run of the 2020 National Association Broadcasters (NAB) Show. In addition to the popular 4K (2.49-m... More

Adobe Celebrates Photoshop’s 30th Anniversary With New Desktop, Mobile Features (TechCrunch)

Adobe’s Photoshop celebrates its 30th birthday today. Over that time, the app has pretty much become synonymous with photo editing and there will surely be plenty of retrospectiv... More

Google Cloud Opens Seoul Region (TechCrunch)

Google Cloud announced that its new Seoul region, its first in Korea, is now open for business. The region, which it first talked about last April, will feature three availability ... More

CBS All Access, Showtime to Reach 16M Streaming Subscribers By Year’s End (Variety)

CBS All Access and Showtime are on track to garner a combined 16 million subscribers by year’s end, ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish told investors. ViacomCBS’ subscription streaming o... More

Once a ‘Blind Spot,’ Kid-Safe Content Becomes Big Tech Obsession (THR)

Video sites for children are booming as YouTube and others invest heavily in family fare: "You're going to see a huge wave of development."... More

OTT Market to Reach $86.8B by 2026 (Digital TV Europe)

The OTT market is set to reach US$86.8 billion by 2026. According to new figures, this will represent a CAGR of 14.3% between 2019-26, with the market being worth US$30.23 billion ... More

Traditional Pay-TV Operators Lost 6M Subscribers in 2019 as Cord-Cutting Picks Up Speed (Variety)

The U.S. satellite and cable TV business declined at an unprecedented rate last year — with traditional pay-TV providers dropping a staggering 6 million customers, a 7% year-over... More

Netflix’s Mobile Opportunity (MCN)

Netflix, already focusing heavily on its international opportunity as the U.S. market matures, will likely get most of its future growth from three key areas, with mobile broadband... More