Why Podcasts Could Be a Differentiator for HBO Max (Motley Fool)

The better a streaming company's tools for figuring out what people watch and why, the better positioned that streaming company is to come out with the next big streaming hit. And ... More

Is It Time for Voice Technology to Kill Touchscreens? (Forbes)

So important is the interface between humans and the machines we operate, that when a new medium arises that has the power to redefine this interface, it is a real revolution which... More

Spotify Kids: Music Streamer Wants to Lure Family-Plan Subscribers With Purpose-Built App (Variety)

Spotify is trying to sell more multi-account family-plan subscriptions — by setting up a special “playground of sound” just for kids. The new Spotify Kids app brings together... More

‘Hey Google, Play SiriusXM’: Google Assistant Adds Radio Giant to Smart Speakers (Billboard)

SiriusXM is coming to Google Assistant-enabled devices including Google Nest smart speakers and displays over the next week, the companies announced. The update gives Google Assist... More

How ‘Digitally Mature’ Retailers Can Stand the Test of a Digital-First Marketplace (TechNative)

Retailers operate in a digital-first marketplace and that means not just using technology but being alert to the fast-changing buying patterns of digital consumers and organisation... More

The Role of Data Literacy in the Digital Workplace (CMS Wire)

The digital workplace is in a state of continuous evolution. What worked a year ago is no longer a priority and what is working now is already on its way out. What never changes in... More

The Road to Pay TV Super-Aggregation (NAGRA Blog)

Operators know they have to rise to the challenge of popular – and now ubiquitous – OTT services. But the proliferation of said services also presents opportunities for pay-TV ... More

AMC is Launching Its Own On-Demand Movie Service (Engadget)

If you can't beat them, join them. AMC Entertainment, the largest theater chain in the world, will soon be offering movies to stream at home. The movie theater industry has tried a... More

Hulu Ramps Up Personalization Efforts, Starting With Launch of Like, Dislike Buttons (TechCrunch)

Hulu says it’s working on several product changes to make its service more personalized to viewers. It recently launched an enhanced recommendation engine that now accounts for n... More

5G Sounds Great, but We Must Ensure it Won’t Ruin Internet Equality (TNW)

It’s hard to understand the exact impact of 5G connectivity, but we must pay attention to its risk to create an even bigger digital divide. Some experts predict that 5G will offe... More

How TikTok Holds Our Attention (New Yorker)

On the popular short-video app, young people are churning through images and sounds at warp speed, repurposing reality into ironic, bite-size content.... More

Digital Advertisers Look to Connected Cars to Push Industry Forward (Street Fight)

Is the connected car market driving innovation in digital advertising, or is pressure from advertisers pushing automakers to commit more deeply to building connected cars? The answ... More

The New Generational Divide: Screen Size (Bloomberg)

Younger people today are very comfortable with a small screen and older people are not. Both younger and older people can be found staring at their phones for texts or email or dir... More

At New York Fashion Week, This Hi-Tech Experience Steals the Show (Forbes)

As SAP expands its growing presence in the fashion industry, its technology will be hitting the runway for the third time in September, showcasing tech-enabled designs and a newly ... More

The UFC Has Surpassed the NFL on Instagram, and There are Two Big Reasons (Forbes)

We all know how popular the NFL is in the United States, but recently, the UFC surged past them in the area of Instagram followers. As of the publishing of this article, the UFC ha... More

Three Keys to Better Data Management in the Digital Economy (Digitalist)

If data is the new currency of the digital economy, then the companies that succeed will be those that manage their data most effectively. What’s needed is a comprehensive data m... More

Target Teams Up With Disney on Interactive In-Store Shops (Star Tribune)

Leaders of the two companies announced at the D23 Expo that Target will carve out Disney-branded shops in 25 of its stores. As part of the deal, Target also will roll out an enhanc... More

HBO’s Next Big Idea: Recommendations From Actual Humans (Wired)

Recommended by Humans is a "human-powered" recommendation tool that, instead of gleaning what you might like by looking at your viewing history and the shows beloved by people like... More

What’s Behind Apple’s Podcast Strategy? (Vulture)

Last week, Bloomberg dropped a fascinating scoop that Apple, the long-time impartial steward of the podcast ecosystem, is apparently planning to finance original podcasts that woul... More

Once Upon AI Time in Hollywood (IT Pro)

Cinelytic is one of the companies offering AI tools to the film industry to help predict box office success. Founded by producer and director Tobias Quesisser (CEO) and former NASA... More