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IHS: 13% of Internet users have smart speaker access

IHS: 13% of Internet users have smart speaker access

More than 13 per cent of internet users surveyed across the UK, the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India and Japan had access to a smart speaker in their households…

IHS: Smart speaker revenue reached $7.9bn in 2018

IHS: Smart speaker revenue reached $7.9bn in 2018

The global smart speaker market was valued at $7.9 billion (€6.9bn) in 2018 and is forecast to exceed $32 billion in 2023, acording to an IHS Markit report. In 2017,…

Intel True View offers immersive fan experience

Intel True View offers immersive fan experience

Three leading clubs in England’s top-flight football tournament the Premier League are offering fans the possibility of watching a season-defining moment, then reliving it from any angle including from the…

EE to demo 5G hologram

EE to demo 5G hologram

EE will trial its 5G network at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), which it sponsors, using hologram technology and AI to show off fashion. BT’s EE says its Shudu…

AWS boosts Six Nations rugby viewing experience

AWS boosts Six Nations rugby viewing experience

European rugby union’s premier international tournament the Guinness Six Nations Championship has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) analytics, machine learning, and deep learning services to deliver more in-depth insight into…

DPP: “Profound new media trends” emerge at CES

The DPP, the media industry’s business change network, has published its annual report on the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to its Member companies. This year’s report has been…

AI to end password sharing?

Synamedia – which Sky acquired a stake in this week –  has unveiled new artificial intelligence software at CES 2019, claiming it could bring an end to password sharing in…

SenseTime raises $2bn for AI

SenseTime Group, the world’s most valuable artificial-intelligence start-up, is preparing for a new financing round with the China-baned company aiming to raise about $2 billion in fresh funding this year.…

Gracenote launches Video Descriptors

Gracenote launches Video Descriptors

Media and entertainment metadata provider Gracenote has launched its next-generation descriptive metadata solution designed to make possible more contextually-relevant and satisfying TV and movie discovery experiences. Gracenote Video Descriptors, the…

Synamedia launches Credentials Sharing Insight

Video software provider Synamedia, the company created from the acquisition of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions business, and backed by the Permira funds, has unveiled Credentials Sharing Insight, its…

Adopt C-V2X for ‘smart vehicle’ connectivity urges NGMN Alliance

The Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance (NGMN) has written to the European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Junker (and its various Directorate Commissioners responsible) to speedily adopt the Cellular-V2X technology in place…

Amazon Echo has 23% share of smart speakers

Amazon Echo has 23% share of smart speakers

According to a consumer survey from Strategy Analytics, the most popular smart speaker model in the US is the Amazon Echo, which accounts for 23 per cent of all smart…

Samsung buys Spanish AI firm Zhilabs

Samsung has acquired Spanish AI and analytics firm Zhilabs. The tech giant says the takeover will boost its automation and analytics capabilities, central to developing 5G services. Zhilabs will continue…

iQIYI founder: AI to transform entertainment

Gong Yu, founder and CEO of iQIYI, China’s largest online streaming platform, has predicted that advances in machine learning over the next two decades will reshape the entertainment industry more…

Ooyala management buyout

OTT, content production, and digital distribution solutions provider Ooyala and Telstra have revealed the completion of the management buyout of Ooyala. The Australian telco invested $270 million (€233m) in August…

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