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Report: 886% increase in AI usage

iconik, a cloud-native, SaaS media management solution, has released its annual media stats report detailing trends within its user-base for SaaS media management and video. This year’s report shows a dramatic increase in the use of AI services for media management, such as visual AI analysis and voice-to-text transcriptions. It also demonstrates further transition to […]

February 1, 2022

Álvarez-Pallete named GSMA president

The executive president of Telefónica, Jose María Alvarez-Pallete, has been elected as the new president of the GSMA, the organisation that represents more than 750 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. Álvarez-Pallete’s mandate will last until December 2022 and marks the first time that a […]

January 31, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Utelogy acquires CloudThinQ

Utelogy, the UC, AV & Device management, monitoring and analytics company has announced its acquisition of CloudThinQ, a Seattle-based provider of IoT and real-time device management for the Enterprise workplace. CloudThinQ has developed a unique cloud-based enterprise IoT platform to intelligently integrate building systems into a flexible and scalable framework for enhanced smart building experiences. […]

January 26, 2022

DeepMind founder leaves Google

Mustafa Suleyman, the co-founder of Google’s DeepMind AI lab has left Alphabet to join venture capital firm Greylock Partners, following a turbulent tenure. Suleyman will be a venture partner at Greylock, advising early-stage companies and investing in artificial intelligence start-ups. Suleyman had previously been vice president for AI product management and policy at Google, joining […]

January 21, 2022

VideoAI service from Comcast Technology Solutions

Aiming to provide a scalable managed service for global media companies that leverages capabilities developed and deployed by leading media and technology companies, media and entertainment technology specialist Comcast Technology Solutions, has launched a new service, Video Artificial Intelligence (VideoAI), for customers across the globe. VideoAI is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) that can help companies understand […]

January 20, 2022

BT selects Rackspace Technology as cloud partner

BT and Rackspace Technology, an end-to-end, multicloud technology solutions company, have announced a partnership agreement to transform BT’s multinational customers’ cloud services. Under the terms of the agreement, BT hybrid cloud services will be based on Rackspace Technology’s solutions, which the company will deploy in BT data centres along with its Rackspace Fabric management layer. […]

January 20, 2022

Prediction: Content owners take back control in 2022

Synamedia’s CTO, Nick Thexton, and Simon Brydon, Synamedia’s Senior Director, Security Business Development – Sports, have shared their industry thoughts on the year ahead. Their 2022 predictions include: Rethinking recommendations In the seminal Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy we found an answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. However, fans will recall that the enigmatic […]

January 19, 2022

Overton leads BT’s Division X

BT has announced the appointment of Marc Overton as Managing Director of its newly created Division X unit, which forms part of its Enterprise business. He will join the company on February 14th. This unit has been established to scale up and commercialise the development of unique customer solutions incorporating components such as 5G Private […]

January 13, 2022

Disruptel, TCL partnership

Disruptel, the interactive TV and AI innovator, has announced a partnership with TCL, the consumer electronics brand. Through the partnership, the two companies will develop new AI-powered features, enabling users to see information related to what’s on-screen and ask questions about what they’re watching. Disruptel has developed an AI platform that processes and understands video […]

January 12, 2022

CSG powers TalkTalk’s Netflix over fibre

Customer engagement, revenue management and payments solutions specialist CSG’s cloud-based, end-to-end software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform has enabled UK connectivity provider TalkTalk, to launch what it says is the country’s first-ever Netflix subscription outside of traditional TV bundling. With CSG’s marketplace solution at the heart of its entertainment operations, TalkTalk has the scalability to add new content […]

December 21, 2021By Colin Mann