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White House soft pedals AI regulation

White House soft pedals AI regulation

At CES, White House officials announced how the Office of Science and Technology wants federal agencies to approach regulating new artificial intelligence-based tools and the industries that develop the tech.…

CES report: Most US homes are now smart homes

CES report: Most US homes are now smart homes

A report by Strategy Analytics, released to coincide with CES in Las Vegas, suggests that smart homes have now become the majority in the US. According to the survey of…

Anti-piracy boost for South American football

Anti-piracy boost for South American football

CONMEBOL, the governing body of football in South America, has selected digital platform security specialist Irdeto to provide services that will protect its brand and combat piracy of live football…

Amazon Fire TV surpasses 40m+ users; expands features

Amazon has revealed that its Fire TV service now has over 40 million active users globally, with customers having access to tens of thousands of channels, apps, Alexa skills and…

Streaming, 5G, AI to boost US tech spend to $422bn

Streaming, 5G, AI to boost US tech spend to $422bn

The rising popularity of streaming services along with 5G connectivity and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled devices will drive revenue growth for the US consumer tech industry to a record $422 billion…

IDC: EU connected device data revenue opportunity of $10.5bn by 2022

International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed its European predictions for 2020 and beyond. The predictions were presented in a live webinar hosted by Thomas Meyer (GM and group VP) and…

Tru Optik partners with JamLoop

Tru Optik, the AI and data-management platform (DMP) across OTT and Connected TV (CTV), has announced a partnership agreement with JamLoop, a streaming TV and video advertising buying platform, to…

Prediction: 5G to replace fibre networks in 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, Juniper Research has created its list of the top 10 technology predictions for 2020. The Top 10 5G – Last-mile fibre rollouts to be…

LaLigaSports TV launches new apps 

La Liga is enhancing its OTT service, LaLigaSports TV, with the addition of new apps and the use of Artificial Inteligence. With over 400,000 subscribers, LaLigaSports TV is now facing…

NBA launches AI Facebook chatbot for in-game highlights

NBA launches AI Facebook chatbot for in-game highlights

GameOn, a specialist in customised experiences across messaging and voice platforms, has teamed with the NBA to provide fans with their own AI chatbot through Facebook messenger. It will include…

Make.TV: “More niche players to enter OTT market”

Andreas Jacobi, CEO and Co-founder of Make.TV – the live video cloud and a division of LTN Global – has shared five media trends that he believes will define 2020.…

BT offers free Prime Video; rolls out Alexa

BT offers free Prime Video; rolls out Alexa

New and existing BT TV customers who recontract can now sign up for Amazon Prime Video and receive the streaming service for six months at no extra cost via the…

Report: Search advertising growth cools; voice a niche pursuit

Search advertising now accounts for nearly a quarter of every ad dollar, despite slowing overall growth and a flatlining share of all internet advertising, while voice and visual search are…

Vionlabs: “AI will drive D2C competitiveness”

Vionlabs: “AI will drive D2C competitiveness”

Arash Pendari, Founder and Creative Director at Vionlabs, has offered his insights on how streaming services will benefit from AI in 2020 and beyond. Vionlabs is a media and entertainment…

Microsoft, Nokia partner to accelerate digital transformation

Microsoft and Nokia have announced a strategic collaboration to accelerate transformation and innovation across industries with cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). By bringing together Microsoft cloud…

Research: 64m smart homes in Europe & US in 2018

According to research from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of smart homes in Europe and North America reached 64 million in 2018. The most advanced smart home…