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Why city transportation is on the brink of a revolution

Why city transportation is on the brink of a revolution

New report shows that when it comes to the future of urban transportation, self-driving cars are just the start. Source: Why city transportation is on the brink of a revolution | GreenBiz Self-dri...
 
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Top 10 digital media predictions for 2017 | TechCrunch

Top 10 digital media predictions for 2017 | TechCrunch

It’s that time of the season again. Here are my Top 10 predictions for digital media in 2017. Source: Top 10 digital media predictions for 2017 | TechCrunch
 
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Virtual Reality Is Arriving in the Workplace

Virtual Reality Is Arriving in the Workplace

From mock customer-service scenarios to simulations of technical procedures, VR is branching out in the workplace. Source: Virtual Reality Is Arriving in the Workplace - CityLab For football teams, ...
 
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African innovation: Digital Matatus collect data from cellphones to help Nairobi crack commuter stress | MG Africa

African innovation: Digital Matatus collect data from cellphones to help Nairobi crack commuter stress | MG Africa

Good information about transport is critical for citizens in any place. It is unacceptable that this is ignored in many places in Africa. Source: African innovation: Digital matutus collect data from...
 
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Why 2017 could be the year of virtual reality

Why 2017 could be the year of virtual reality

But how much will it cost? Source: Why 2017 could be the year of virtual reality Virtual and augmented reality have been featured in sci-fi movies for decades, but it wasn't until 2016 that a lot ...
 
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2016 global ad revenue increased to US$532 billion

2016 global ad revenue increased to US$532 billion

BIG brand budgets and quadrennial events such as the Olympics, European Football Championship and the US presidential election will drive 2016 global advertising revenue growth to US$532bil. Source: ...
 
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Virtual reality is actually here | Computerworld

Virtual reality is actually here | Computerworld

The applications of VR extend into nearly every sphere of life. Source: Virtual reality is actually here | Computerworld If you think virtual reality exists today primarily in the gaming industry,...
 
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Africa poised to hit 1bn mobile subscriptions 

Africa poised to hit 1bn mobile subscriptions 

By Matthew Reed, Ovum The number of mobile subscriptions in Africa will reach one billion by the end of 2016, according to figures from research firm Ovum. But even as the continent nears this landmar...
 
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B.C.'s Tri-Cities linked by new Evergreen automated transit system

B.C.'s Tri-Cities linked by new Evergreen automated transit system

With the opening of the $1.4-billion SkyTrain line after about four years of construction, the Vancouver region has the world’s largest automated – or driverless – transit system in the world, beating...
 
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Africa: UN Conference Examines Sustainable Transport Financing for Developing Countries

Africa: UN Conference Examines Sustainable Transport Financing for Developing Countries

The first-ever United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference wrapped up today in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, with participants deliberating the needs of countries in special situations - m...
 
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Digital advertising poised for growth next year even as traditional revenues crumble

Digital advertising poised for growth next year even as traditional revenues crumble

Digital advertising will continue to outstrip other media forms this year and next when it comes to bringing in ad dollars, according to a new forecast from media buying company GroupM. Source: Digit...
 
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Skills-Based Hiring Can Narrow the Tech Talent Gap

Skills-Based Hiring Can Narrow the Tech Talent Gap

The tech industry especially bemoans a lack of qualified job seekers to fill its expanding ranks, but some say part of the problem lies in the traditional hiring process, rigid job qualifications and ...
 
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BMW ride-sharing program to challenge Uber, Lyft - The Globe and Mail

BMW ride-sharing program to challenge Uber, Lyft - The Globe and Mail

ReachNow expands into Brooklyn, and there are no plans for Canada yet Source: BMW ride-sharing program to challenge Uber, Lyft - The Globe and Mail BMW is going all-in on the ride-share movement wit...
 
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Netflix is doubling down on originals - Business Insider

Netflix is doubling down on originals - Business Insider

Source: Netflix is doubling down on originals - Business Insider Netflix is doubling down on its original programming next year, Variety reports. Original programming on the platform should hit 1,00...
 
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Congress Talks Automation and Elon Musk in First-Ever A.I. Hearing | Inverse

Congress Talks Automation and Elon Musk in First-Ever A.I. Hearing | Inverse

“If a whole occupation is suddenly displaced, what do we do?” Source: Congress Talks Automation and Elon Musk in First-Ever A.I. Hearing | Inverse In the past decade, artificial intelligence has mad...
 
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Nine requirements for a successful private ridesharing system | TechCrunch

Nine requirements for a successful private ridesharing system | TechCrunch

The future of urban mobility is rapidly changing as drivers look for safer and more effortless ways to move from point A to point B. While autonomous vehicles.. Source: Nine requirements for a succes...
 
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AT&T Takes on Netflix and Amazon

AT&T Takes on Netflix and Amazon

Source: AT&T Takes on Netflix and Amazon [Video] AT&T is jumping into the streaming game in a big way. The company officially launched it's cable-like service to customers while creating new ...
 
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MIT's new method of radio transmission could one day make wireless VR a reality - The Verge

MIT's new method of radio transmission could one day make wireless VR a reality - The Verge

Source: MIT's new method of radio transmission could one day make wireless VR a reality - The Verge If you want to use one of today's major VR headsets, whether the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, or the ...
 
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Amazon Prime Video is finally going global to give Netflix some serious competition | TechCrunch

Amazon Prime Video is finally going global to give Netflix some serious competition | TechCrunch

Since its global expansion in January, Netflix has pretty much sat alone as the sole video streaming site to be available in (almost) every country in the.. Source: Amazon Prime Video is finally goin...
 
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Comcast Invests in BuzzFeed, To Fortify Digital Media Hold

Comcast Invests in BuzzFeed, To Fortify Digital Media Hold

Comcast Corp. CMCSA is foraying into the lucrative digital media market for its future growth. Recently, NBC Universal, a subsidiary of Comcast. Source: Comcast Invests in BuzzFeed, To Fortify Digita...
 
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Here’s what companies like Google, Facebook and Apple lost when Trump’s win killed the Trans-Pacific Partnership - Recode

Here’s what companies like Google, Facebook and Apple lost when Trump’s win killed the Trans-Pacific Partnership - Recode

The TPP would have prevented countries from blocking how companies share data across borders. Source: Here’s what companies like Google, Facebook and Apple lost when Trump’s win killed the Trans-Paci...
 
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Virtual reality is the new tech frontier, but it's still a boys' club - Recode

Virtual reality is the new tech frontier, but it's still a boys' club - Recode

We have a big opportunity right now to open the doors and make sure VR, AR and AI are more inclusive. Source: Virtual reality is the new tech frontier, but it's still a boys' club - Recode I’m a rea...
 
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L'Oréal turns to virtual reality to train hairdressers

L'Oréal turns to virtual reality to train hairdressers

Source: LOreal turns to virtual reality to train hairdressers Out-of-town trainings and classes can cost aspiring hairdressers a pretty penny. L'Oréal's high-tech alternative could change t...
 
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Ride-Hailing 'Indispensable' in Metro Transit, Says SF Official - Recode

Ride-Hailing 'Indispensable' in Metro Transit, Says SF Official - Recode

Without Uber and Lyft, congestion and parking would be "much worse," says Supervisor Scott Wiener. Source: Ride-Hailing 'Indispensable' in Metro Transit, Says SF Official - Recode At Uber’s five-y...
 
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VR won’t be a novelty for long. We’ll talk about what’s ahead at Code Mobile on Thursday. - Recode

VR won’t be a novelty for long. We’ll talk about what’s ahead at Code Mobile on Thursday. - Recode

Limited tickets are still available for the Santa Clara, Calif., event. Source: VR won’t be a novelty for long. We’ll talk about what’s ahead at Code Mobile on Thursday. - Recode Like it or not, vir...
 
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Alibaba Planning $1.48B Digital Media, Entertainment Investment Fund | Billboard

Alibaba Planning $1.48B Digital Media, Entertainment Investment Fund | Billboard

The Chinese e-commerce giant also consolidates its media and entertainment businesses, with mobile unit head Yu Yongfu now overseeing the combined operation. Source: Alibaba Planning $1.48B Digital M...
 
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We're Working Longer, Harder, And Craving Job Skills

We're Working Longer, Harder, And Craving Job Skills

The new Pew report, The State of American Jobs, finds older workers are craving to keep their skills up-to-date. Source: We're Working Longer, Harder, And Craving Job Skills   Still on the...
 
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Netflix and Comcast Are Together At Last - Barron's

Netflix and Comcast Are Together At Last - Barron's

You'll soon be able to access Netflix content right on your Comcast cable box. Source: Netflix and Comcast Are Together At Last - Barron's It's not quite world peace, but Comcast and Netflix, long...
 
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Uber's Self-Driving Truck Startup Otto Makes Its First Delivery | WIRED

Uber's Self-Driving Truck Startup Otto Makes Its First Delivery | WIRED

Uber-owned startup Otto just sent an autonomous truck on a two-hour, 120-mile journey. Waltin Martin is kneeling, legs folded behind him, butt resting on his heels. "I've got to practice my yoga," he...
 
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Google says 'hundreds of millions of users' will have Daydream VR phones

Google says 'hundreds of millions of users' will have Daydream VR phones

-Adi Robertson Google hopes to quickly make its virtual reality platform Daydream a mass-market product. "Our intention is to operate at Android scale, meaning hundreds of millions of users," senio...
 
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What Is Media In The Digital Age?

What Is Media In The Digital Age?

-Nelson Granados The role of traditional media has changed dramatically in the age of the internet-driven, 24-hour news cycle and the proliferation of social media. Today, the term “media...
 
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Verizon Digital Media Services platform helps deliver Newsy's growing linear and on-demand video distribution

Verizon Digital Media Services platform helps deliver Newsy's growing linear and on-demand video distribution

Verizon Digital Media Services announced today that it is powering the streaming and syndication of linear and on-demand video content for Newsy, an over-the-top news network delivering the ...
 
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Driverless Cars, Electric Vehicles and Mass Transit Could Transform Cities

Driverless Cars, Electric Vehicles and Mass Transit Could Transform Cities

-Maria Galucci Three early transportation trends could soon transform the way global city dwellers get around, analysts say. The switch to electric cars, use of car sharing services and the arri...
 
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Your next interview could be in VR: Lloyds trials virtual tests for candidates

Your next interview could be in VR: Lloyds trials virtual tests for candidates

Lloyds Banking Group is launching a scheme that uses VR headsets to put job applicants to the test in virtual situations - Victoria Woollaston Beyond gaming, there are a myriad ways co...
 
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Discovery Invests $100 Million in New Digital Media Company

Discovery Invests $100 Million in New Digital Media Company

Gerry Smith Discovery Communications Inc., home of the TLC and Animal Planet cable networks, is investing $100 million in a new digital media holding company, marking the latest partnership between...
 
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The Search for Virtual Reality's Killer App

The Search for Virtual Reality's Killer App

Sony Corp.'s release of the PlayStation VR on Thursday brings virtual reality to the cusp of mainstream adoption. To make it a must-have home entertainment device, the gadget will need a breakaway hit...
 
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Continuous Skills Training the Key to Closing the Employment Gap

Continuous Skills Training the Key to Closing the Employment Gap

  Krista Jones   Nearly 25 years later, the immortal marching order from Bill Clinton campaign wizard James Caravelle - "it’s the economy, stupid" - is in need of an update. ...
 
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Why the Future of TV Isn't TV

Why the Future of TV Isn't TV

Tom Goodwin   You can think TV is in terminal decline or that it's watched by more people, more often, for longer than ever before and you can both be right. Such a dichotomy is represe...
 
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Can self-driving technology save the bus?

Can self-driving technology save the bus?

Alissa Walker The bus is doomed. Or so says a New York City study that showed ridership in the most transit-friendly city in the U.S. has plummeted. It's a trend that's being witnessed in cities al...
 
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Shared vehicles could make our cities dramatically more livable

Shared vehicles could make our cities dramatically more livable

David Roberts   The technological pieces of self-driving, self-charging, electric vehicles are quickly falling into place. As these vehicles inch tantalizingly closer to reality, we are ...
 
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FCC Wants To Replace Your Cable TV Box With An App

FCC Wants To Replace Your Cable TV Box With An App

    The Federal Communications Commission has seen the future of cable TV, and it looks like the apps on your smartphone. The agency will vote Sept. 29 on a proposal from commis...
 
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Video Is The Future Of Media On The Web

Video Is The Future Of Media On The Web

Benjy Boxer Al Gore is credited with aptly naming the burgeoning technology of the internet as the information superhighway in the early 90s. But as the web transitions from text and image to v...
 
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How VR and AR will be training tomorrow's workforce

How VR and AR will be training tomorrow's workforce

  K.R. SANJIV, WIPRO Some scenarios are impossible to realistically recreate in training. A trainee surgeon can read all of the books he likes on medicine and observe other surgeons per...
 
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The Future of Journalism is in Africa

The Future of Journalism is in Africa

Rachel Pulfer, Arjun Gupta In early 2016, ninety journalists at daily newspapers across Canada lost their jobs. At broadcasters, the story was no different: at least 600 jobs lost across the sector i...
 
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How Virtual Reality will change life in the workplace

How Virtual Reality will change life in the workplace

Joe LazauskasJoe Lazauskas, CenturyLink If you want an optimistic view of virtual reality's future, look no further than the man who just made a $2 billion bet on its potential. "Imagine enjoying ...
 
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