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Forecast: Virtual assistant market to double by 2024

Forecast: Virtual assistant market to double by 2024

The global market for virtual assistants (VAs) continues to exhibit robust performance, propelled by enhancements in the underlying technologies along with increasing penetration across Consumer Electronics. According to research from…

Forecast: Operators ‘weaponise’ customer service

With a rocky road ahead for their core offerings, triple play operators are having to weaponise customer care in order to keep a hold on their revenues, according to research…

Viasat buys RigNet for $222m

Viasat buys RigNet for $222m

California-based Viasat has bought specialist connectivity business RigNet in an all-share deal worth $222 million (€181.8m). RigNet has some 1200 onshore sites and 11,000 Internet of Things sites internationally, and…

Molotov extends Unified Streaming deal

Molotov extends Unified Streaming deal

Molotov, the French OTT provider, has extended its relationship with Unified Streaming, a specialist in smart video streaming technologies, to enable dynamic ad insertion across its VoD content. The companies…

ThinkAnalytics predicts VoD “supersized universal search”

ThinkAnalytics predicts VoD “supersized universal search”

Peter Docherty, Founder and CTO at ThinkAnalytics, has shared his industry predictions for 2021. He comments: “Super-aggregation and universal search have featured in my predictions for the last three years…

Report: Apple wants bigger slice of Smart Speaker pie

Report: Apple wants bigger slice of Smart Speaker pie

Apple’s November launch of the $99/£99/€99 HomePod Mini comes at an ideal time, according to Futuresource Consulting. As the smart speaker market starts to mature in key western markets such…

Research: 40% of US have trialed OTT during pandemic

Research: 40% of US have trialed OTT during pandemic

Parks Associates research finds roughly 40 per cent of US broadband households trialed at least one OTT service during the Covid-19 pandemic. These free trials are important drivers to paying…

Comcast: “US underestimates frequency of cyber threats”

Internet users in the US vastly underestimate how often their home networks are targeted by cyber threats. That’s one of the key findings of the first-ever Xfinity Cyber Health Report,…

Forecast: Over 13bn active smart home devices by 2025

Forecast: Over 13bn active smart home devices by 2025

A report from Juniper Research has found that there will be almost 13.5 billion smart home devices in active use by 2025, compared to an expected 7.4 billion at year end…

Sofy.TV on Samsung Plus in Europe

AI assisted film-making company, Largo, has announced a partnership with Samsung TV to launch a F.A.S.T version of Sofy.tv on Samsung TV Plus. Sofy.tv is joining Samsung TV Plus’s existing…

HBO Max on Amazon Fire TV and tablets

HBO Max on Amazon Fire TV and tablets

WarnerMedia has revealed that HBO Max, the US streaming platform, will begin rolling out immediately on Amazon Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and Fire tablets. HBO…

HBO Max launches 20 Days of Kindness campaign

HBO Max, the US streaming service, has kicked off a 20 Days of Kindness campaign in tandem with their new film Superintelligence from New Line Cinema. Star Melissa McCarthy and…

Sony launches Airpeak drone project

Sony launches Airpeak drone project

Sony has unveiled its Airpeak project at a Tokyo press launch, which it says will serve the 3Rs of ‘Reality, Real-time and Remote connectivity’, and imaging and focusing on AI…

Research: Smart home transactions over $164bn by 2025

A study from Juniper Research has found that the total transaction value of smart home payments, payments that occur via smart home devices, will exceed $164 billion in 2025, from…

ironSource Aura launches in Russia

ironSource Aura, the engagement platform for mobile carriers and OEMs, has launched its mobile app distribution platform in the Russian market. The company gives local app marketers the unique opportunity…

Research: Ads increasingly pull heartstrings

Affectiva, a global player in Emotion AI, has published findings on consumers’ emotional engagement with ad content over the last eight years, which show that advertisers are increasingly pulling on…