No end in sight for TV vs YouTube battle

When Campaign described relations between broadcasters and online video platforms as an epic battle last year, both sides dismissed talk of war. However, there’s no denying that the TV industry has a tense relationship with YouTube. The Google platform has claimed for years that it is in the ascendancy, particularly with teens and twentysomethings.

Apple quietly acquires Beddit’s sleep-tracking monitor and iOS app

To help you get a better night’s sleep, Apple will now be using Beddit’s sleep monitor system. On Monday, May 8, Beddit updated its privacy policy to reflect that that company had been acquired by Apple. “Your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Apple Privacy Policy,” reads Beddit’s updated website, linking to Apple’s consumer privacy hub.

Making us all into makers

Technology startups have been exploring in order to address the increasingly pressing issue of the widening digital skills gap. One company works with schools to get pupils to build their own fully functional classroom laptops, learning essential electronic and coding skills in the process.

Sir Richard Branson Backs Employee Health and Engagement as the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge Begins

FRAMINGHAM, MA–(Marketwired – May 24, 2017) – The Virgin Pulse Global Challenge launched this week, setting more than 300,000 employees in 185 countries on a journey of health and wellbeing, and beginning to reverse the stagnant engagement trends in the world’s workforce. Sir Richard Branson backed the cause, and said…

Apartment developer aims for new, energy-smart way

The simple math of energy explains why we need to focus on buildings. Nearly half of all energy gets used for building operations, compared to 28 percent for transportation and 24 percent for industry. Those statistics come from Brice Leconte, the founder of a company called iUnit.

How Startup Goodwall Is Using Social Media To Encourage Students To Succeed In School

Social media outlets are often viewed by institutions as a distraction rather than an asset. The reality is that students do spend many hours a day on social media and educators and schools can and should leverage the platforms to engage the students and enhance learning.

The Innovations That Come from Nimble SMEs: Business Travel News

Multinational conglomerates get all the attention, but small and midsize enterprises, with their nimble sizes and natures, are a breeding ground for innovations, for finding the new and improved ways of tackling problems. MathWorks senior global travel coordinator Jeff Berall and GameStop director of meetings and travel Judy Payne spoke about what they’re up to from chucking the industry’s dominant booking tool to open booking to leveraging supplier loyalty programs to gamification for event attendees.

Google for Jobs announced – and it’s exactly what you think it is

Google announced plans to launch a jobs search engine in the U.S., TechCrunch reports. The new feature will focus on positions in all categories, from entry-level to the senior executive ranks. The search engine, called Google for Jobs, will leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence to determine how jobs are classified.

[App Fridays] UpGrad collaborated with the government to launch Startup India Learning Programme. How effective has it been?

While most Indian startups have the technical chops needed to run a business, many fail because of weak foundations and wrong decisions. Can a collaboration between the government and an ed-tech startup level the playing field for all aspiring entrepreneurs?

The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training

As robots, automation and artificial intelligence perform more tasks and there is massive disruption of jobs, experts say a wider array of education and skills-building programs will be created to meet new demands. There are two uncertainties: Will well-prepared workers be able to keep up in the race with AI tools?

LitRPG Forum: New Home for Ready Player One Fans

May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Paul Bellow, LitRPG author and publisher, recently launched LitRPG Forum, a site dedicated to the burgeoning fiction genre that blends science-fiction and fantasy flawlessly. Inspired by Ready Player One, Awaken Online, Delvers LLC, The Land and other great LitRPG books, Bellow started the LitRPG Forum with various gamification elements.

Corporation Pop receives funding for AR hospital app

Corporation Pop has been awarded £50k of funding to develop an augmented reality hospital app. The Manchester digital agency received the cash from the Nominet Trust, to create a mobile app which accompanies young patients through a hospital system – helping to improve the patient experience by providing relevant information at every point of the journey.

SteamVR goes social with Second Life style update

Valve’s SteamVR virtual reality platform is being updated with an improved “Home” social experience that’ll let users interact in an online virtual world á la Second Life. According to the company, the new Home experience will be “richer, more interactive, and more social than the existing launch area,” and will be available right away for anyone who opts into the the SteamVR beta.

Using UX & Analytics to Increase Customer Retention and Conversion Rate

In today’s digital world, mobile phones are concurrent to human existence. Business via mobile is the present day muse for the E-commerce industry. Particularly in a mobile-first economy like India where, as per the ‘Internet and Mobile Association of India’, 213MN out of the total 354MN local internet users are mobile-only.

Virtual Reality — The Future Of Media Or Just A Passing Trend?

After the splash made by the arrival of virtual reality headsets a couple of years ago , VR has drawn a lot of attention. The features of the systems seem limitless and there’s strong interest from people across industries.

The Internet of Pizza – just the latest digital topping for Domino’s

This ‘new’ trend towards food delivery is something that we started three years before I was born in 1960. And our founder in 1960 was pretty convinced, it was a good idea, and he’s a smart man and he was correct, bringing people their food is a really good idea.

Life In Bold, BrainStorm-Style – Silicon Slopes

“At BrainStorm we believe we’re not only changing the way the world works, but we’re also changing people’s lives.” Because I’m very popular, I was invited to attend a BrainStorm party thrown to announce the overhaul of its flagship product.

Mobile and app news in brief

This month’s Digital Health News mobile and app news in brief includes a Manchester based company’s app to help children navigate hospitals, a technology to assist with handovers and a digital health company receiving a NICE endorsement.

CMOs & brand managers confirm that personalized brand experiences are increasingly a B2B marketing priority

B2B marketers are beginning to think more like consumers with a recent survey noting that CMOs, brand managers and event planners worldwide see sensory brand experiences as key strategy to build brand loyalty and remain at the top of mind in purchase decisions.

Let’s talk first: Would you try a dating app that didn’t use photos?

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Local paper highlighted on ‘Full Frontal’

CLOSE NEW BRUNSWICK – Things are looking up for a local newspaper, thanks to a “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” segment devoted to New Brunswick Today. Comedian Samantha Bee highlighted the independent, bilingual community newspaper in a segment that first aired nationally March 22.

The naked truth: how radical transparency is changing business

08 May 2017 – The naked truth: how radical transparency is changing business Emails that are accessible to all team members. Open performance metrics.

This Is The Future of Corporate Wellness Programs

Corporate wellness programs are a nearly $8 billion industry in the U.S. and are expected to grow at a clip of nearly 7.8% through 2021. The Global Wellness Institute puts that number at $40 billion worldwide, even though only roughly 9% of the 3 billion-plus global workforce has access to workplace wellness programs at their jobs.

The Age of Disconnection, Inequality and Ego

I have a song swirling around in my head for some time…a bit like an annoying fly that I just can’t zap. The song – ‘Who’s Zoomin Who’ (by Aretha Franklin) are about people making fools out of each other.

The Opportunity of the ‘Reset’: How to Go Beyond Social Marketing to Effect Real Cultural Change

Recent events in the United States and beyond have forced many of us to take a very careful look at our strategies and tactics when it comes to engaging people at scale. This kind of assessment is essential if we want to be effective. In fact, it’s key for any kind of meaningful innovation.

Spotluck Spins Up $4.8 Million Series A

We’re truly impressed with the network of restaurants and users Spotluck has built in its short life. In the crowded space of restaurant apps, they’ve introduced a unique, refreshing discovery tool through gamification and dynamic discounts.

Merging the Digital and Real World Experience

You’re reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. Ambarish Mitra often reminisces about how his augmented reality app Blippar was born out of a joke at a remote bar located in south-west England.

Bots can train employees better than you can

Don’t tell your favorite grade school teacher, but bots are infinitely more patient instructors that are willing to offer assistance and information for as long and as often as they’re needed. That’s one reason big-time education advocates such as Bill Gates are so excited by the possibilities of AI, but it has major implications in the workplace, too.

Want To Understand The Future Of Design? Read These Books

The president communicates via Tweet. Artificial intelligence rates our outfits. We talk to our devices like they’re children. Today’s reality is stranger than anything fiction could have imagined-and the vast political, economic, and technological upheavals of the past year don’t exactly lend themselves to clarity.

Local software company makes Centre Gives event happen

When it comes to giving local, it just might be best to turn to locals to make it happen. In 2016, it seemed like tech might be the enemy of the Centre Gives fundraising event. Actually, it wasn’t just Centre Gives.

Venues Today :: Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan A Success

In early stages, Verified Fan touted as a winning way to get tickets into real fans’ hands Promo for Harry Styles North American tour powered by Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan. Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan is being touted as a hit, despite some disappointed Harry Styles fans.

Rise of the machines: emotions are something that algorithms can’t perfect

The irony of this age of machines is that for them to be truly effective – especially in marketing, advertising and brand-building – the technology needs to be tempered with human emotion.

Paydirt: Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go.

The industry news you need to start your week, and what’s ahead Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. It’s one of the most famous cards in Monopoly. But in New York real estate, it’s almost never drawn.

Will Technology Make Insurance Obsolete?

“Will technology make insurance obsolete?” That was the stark question posed by William Hartnett, a former Microsoft and ACORD executive, in his opening address to the 2017 Global Insurance Symposium, April 26-27 in Des Moines. The annual event is sponsored by a coalition of Iowa insurers, reinsurers, system vendors, university insurance departments, and the state’s insurance department.

Why cities like Stockholm, Amsterdam and Seoul are actively helping startup ecosystems grow

A decade ago, joining the words ‘government’ and ‘startup’ was about as absurd as joining the words ‘healthy food’ and ‘McDonalds’. Now we can order salads at McDonalds, and many governments work together with young entrepreneurs to help their innovative, new companies grow faster than ever.

Chinese Start-Up Coolhobo Brings VR Experience to High-End Food

Ahead of eShop Talk Asia , which runs from May 22-24, we sat down with Loic Kobes, CEO of start-up Coolhobo, to talk about the changing landscape of the high-end food market. It wasn’t that long ago that Chinese consumers had to travel to the other side of the globe to pick up a bottle of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild.

A VC and sci-fi author ask: Are we living in science fiction?

AI is the new bogeyman. That’s one of the observations we got from a fireside chat between venture capitalist Tim Chang and science fiction novelist Eliot Peper, who spoke about “Are we living in science fiction?” at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic.

Wearables suck at tracking calories burned, study shows

New data out of Stanford is lending credence to common wisdom that fitness trackers suck at counting calories. Heart-rate monitoring, on the other hand, fared surprisingly well in the school’s Medical Center studies.

5 Ways to Market to Millennials

Millennials-now the U.S.’s largest living demographic, according to the Pew Research Center-are all grown up and the most influential demographic in the convenience store marketplace. They have the wallet power to prove it: This population is projected to spend $200 billion in 2017 alone.

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