World Cup 2018 Technology: Five Innovations to Watch Out for in Russia (Forbes)

A tablet-based system will give coaches for all 32 teams access to player statistics and video footage in real time. Match footage will be subject to a 30-second delay, alongside s... More

Gracenote Prediction: Brazil Beats Spain to Win World Cup (San Francisco Chronicle)

If you're looking for a favorite when the World Cup opens next week in Russia, it's Brazil. Spain will be the losing finalist. If real outsiders are of interest, two to consider ar... More

Blockchain in Retail: Changing the Shopping Experience (ReadWrite)

Data improves the shopping experience for customers. Blockchain delivers an efficient way to collect and analyze the available information. Working with artificial intelligence and... More

A Trusted Adviser: The Role of Consultants in Cloud-Based Analytics (Teradata Blog)

Large scale data and analytics for global organizations can be complex enough in their design, implementation and operationalization, let alone adding in the unfamiliarity of cloud... More

Gracenote Introduces Recording-Level Music Style Datasets for Better Music Discovery, Curation, Personalization (MESA)

Gracenote is launching Sonic Style, a breakthrough music descriptor system which classifies the “style” of musical recordings across massive catalogs for the first time ever. ... More

Gracenote Launches New Data Solutions Empowering Video Streaming Services to Unify Content Search, Discovery (MESA)

Gracenote is helping to enhance the experience for TV viewers who use new Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (vMVPD) services. A new TV metadata and electronic pro... More

Adobe is Pushing Into Search Analytics (Digiday)

Adobe released a new analytics tool for paid search that helps its customers stop thinking about vanity metrics and stressing over Excel spreadsheets and simply focus on their ROI.... More

How Disney Built a Pipeline for Streaming Analytics (Datanami)

Disney ABC Television Group television arm of the global media conglomerate. With more than 7,000 employees, DATG is responsible for producing and delivering content across the ABC... More

Netflix Maps Connections Between What People Watch to Help Scope Out New Shows (CNBC)

Ted Sarandos said one of the ways the company was able to lure screenwriter Ryan Murphy is by showing him how the intelligent use of data helps movies be much more successful. Sara... More

Oracle to Launch Internet ‘Weather Map’ (WSJ)

Oracle plans to launch in June an “Internet Weather Map” aimed at helping businesses better anticipate latency issues and outages caused by storms, earthquakes, state interven... More

Analytics is Shaping the World of Sports (SAS Blog)

Basketball is far more complicated than the well-known story of Moneyball within baseball because of the open-ended interactions between the players on both teams. Historically, si... More

Hollywood’s Algorithms Will Determine Tomorrow’s Blockbusters (TNW)

There’s always been place for robots in Hollywood, but these days they’re employees as often as props. AI is becoming an increasingly important part of Tinsel Town’s behind-t... More

Can Data Analytics Elevate Soccer’s Profile in the U.S.? (Dataconomy)

In the world of IT, data’s role as MVP is rapidly becoming an industry standard. But when it comes to athletics, there’s still some room to grow — at least in the case of Ame... More

Cognizant Acquires Hedera Consulting, a Belgian Advisory and Analytics Company (SCN)

Cognizant has acquired privately-held Hedera Consulting, a company specializing in business advisory and data analytics services across a number of industry sectors. The purchase f... More

Teradata Accelerates its Customers’ Analytics in the Cloud (MESA)

Teradata announced today that it continues to accelerate the movement of significant customer analytic workloads to the cloud. Enterprise-class organizations such as Ticketmaster, ... More

Ad-ID, Dial Report Collaborate to Improve Radio Reporting, Campaign Analysis (MESA)

TagStation, the owner of Dial Report, today announced a new collaborative initiative with Ad-ID, the media industry’s standard for identifying advertising assets across all media... More

NAGRA, ETC Partner on Fandom Genomics for myCinema (MESA)

NAGRA and the Entertainment Technology Center, a think tank and research center within the USC School of Cinematic Arts, have partnered to map Fandom Genomics. This data science st... More

Cary, NC Taps SAS for Criminal Analytics (CivSource)

Police in the town of Cary, North Carolina are in the early stages of moving law enforcement to an analytics-based ecosystem. Cary PD recently tapped SAS to help it bring its data ... More

Ad Tech Streams Into Audio (AdAge)

The day after David Bowie died in January 2016, Pandora users generated 200,000 Bowie-themed stations. The solar eclipse last August drove a 3,000 percent leap in Spotify plays for... More

Cognizant Teams with 14 Insurers on Blockchain Data-Sharing Platform (Coin Desk)

Cognizant has teamed up with 14 Indian insurance firms on the development of a blockchain solution for cross-company data sharing. Cognizant said in a statement on Monday that the ... More