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D2C competition: Winter is coming

Netflix continues to grow fast and can appear invulnerable. It has just reported record subscriber growth. But, alongside, it is also making records in cash burning – $460 million versus…

DAZN sells Perform; focuses on streaming

Stats, a specialist in sports AI, has combined with Perform, the global sports content company. The transaction was enabled by an investment from Vista Equity Partners. DAZN Group, Perform’s owner,…

Survey: 22% of UK own voice-controlled digital home assistant

Survey: 22% of UK own voice-controlled digital home assistant

UK households are increasingly adopting the smart home experience, according to the third report from EY’s annual digital home survey of 2,500 UK consumers. The report, which focuses on the…

Animoca Brands, F1 partner for blockchain game

Animoca Brands, F1 partner for blockchain game

Gamification, blockchain, and artificial intelligence technologies specialist Animoca Brands has secured a global licensing agreement with Formula 1 to develop and publish F1 Delta Time, a blockchain game based on…

Report: Interoperability key when purchasing smart devices

A Parks Associates report finds that smart home solutions will increasingly rely on voice control, video and data analytics, sound recognition, and AI to simplify the user experience. Technology Convergence…

31% US homes own smart speaker with voice assistant

Parks Associates research shows 31 per cent of US broadband households own a smart speaker with voice assistant and more than one-fourth of these owners use the devices to control…

Apple TV+ takes a bow; shares dip

Apple TV+ takes a bow; shares dip

Apple held its much-hyped launch extravaganza on March 25th from its own theatre in California, where CEO Tim Cook made clear from the outset that the event would be about…

Plume reveals AI-driven security product

Plume reveals AI-driven security product

Self-optimising Wi-Fi specialist Plume, whose smart home platform serving millions of members around the world, is continuing its rapid growth by announcing its direct-to-consumer debut in the United Kingdom, a…

BT licenses cyber analytics to QiO Technologies

BT has announced the licensing of the company’s cyber security visual analytics technology, SATURN, to QiO Technologies, an advanced analytics and artificial intelligence software company. BT developed SATURN to ingest…

Roku devices support Alexa

Roku devices are now compatible with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices through the new Roku skill for Alexa. Roku streaming player and Roku TV owners in the US can now control their…

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…