Nestled in the picturesque hills of Saratoga, California, media analysts from around the world gathered at the Mountain Winery for NetEvents' 2016 Global Press & Analyst Summit which focused on IoT and Cloud Innovation. The event marked a vintage year for NetEvents, which launched in 1996. The thrill of NetEvents is the chance for press to meet with informed visionaries of our time, such as Bob Metcalfe, founder of the Ethernet, who was honored at last year's event. This year's…
Copying ideas is an issue that has caused tech giants to clash in publicly fought patent battles. In 1996, Apple’s founder Steve Jobs famously quoted Picasso who said: “Good artists copy; great artists steal”. That idea seems to have rippled throughout the tech industry – and it particularly applies to one of Apple’s most prominent rivals, Facebook. When it comes to OTTs and the innovative communication tools being introduced by the likes of Snapchat, Facebook has gained a reputation for…
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that internet users have been peppering the search engine with questions about. People want to know how big IoT is really going to get, and what the benefits will be for daily life. As it turns out, IoT isn’t actually new. In fact, tech companies and pundits have been discussing the idea for decades, and the first internet-connected toaster was unveiled at a conference in 1989. So how far will this technological…
Autonomous vehicle technology is evolving rapidly, and cities around the world are embracing the concept with open arms. Dubai recently launched its first driverless bus service, while Singapore has became the first nation in the world to implement driverless taxis. As the world moves forward and adopts technology that no longer involves human interference, carmakers must face the difficult question of how safe their product really is before it’s ready to move people on highways and city streets. The Middle…
The prospect of smart cities is exciting; urban developments with integrated ICT and IoT solutions delivered in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets. These assets include local departments’ information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, and so on. In short, smart cities are envisioned to improve quality of life by using technology to improve efficiency and services to meet residents’ needs. But where there’s connectivity, there will be hackers,…
The European Commission (EC) has used an iron fist to come down on corporations that don’t meet its strict competition and tax laws. Google has been relentlessly pursued by the commission for its alleged monopoly abuse, while Apple is the latest and most severely punished victim to date. Apple has been ordered to pay €13 billion to the EU over its ‘sweetheart’ tax arrangement with Ireland. The commission ruled on August 30 that the tax arrangement is illegal. Could the…
When Rio de Janeiro was announced as the venue for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the world held its breath. Doubt gnawed at athletes who grew wary about the city’s cleanliness and safety, while Brazil’s political instability was also called into question. In the end, Rio pulled through and put on a spectacular show. But premium connectivity proved to be an issue with so many people uploading and downloading content on the go. With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics set…
The communications space is growing as disruptive internet companies are increasing their dominance. Communications service providers (CSPs) need their own digital strategies and action plans to face the challenge of this changing business environment. The last decade was quite a challenge for CSPs who experienced diminishing returns due to market saturation, price pressure and consumer demands for increasingly complex mobile services, as well as the rise of over the top (OTT) competitors who are able to provide free communication services…

The evolution of content consumption in 2016

Written on Sunday, 14 August 2016 08:05
Vision accounts for around 70%-80% of our sensory perception. In turn, videos and rich media are the most efficient means for storytelling and emotional engagement. Rich media transformation has been one of the several emerging trends we see in 2016, amongst others captured below. Rich Media Getting on Our Smartphones Content consumption is more and more driven by mobile devices – according to Limelight Networks, 2016 is the first year where downloading videos on one’s cell phone was outplaying a…
Since its inception in 2005, people around the world have become heavily reliant upon the convenience of Google Maps. It makes sense, because as technology leaps forward and travel becomes more seamless, cities are becoming more expansive and difficult to navigate. In fact, 2008 marked the first time in history that the world’s population was evenly split between urban and rural areas. By 2025, the Population Reference Bureau estimates that 27 megacities will exist, with 21 in less developed countries.…
Tesla and Google both agree that autonomous vehicles will make streets safer. The two tech giants are racing towards a driverless future. The benefits of Tesla’s autopilot feature were proven recently when a Tesla Model X vehicle navigated 20 miles of highway on autopilot, saving its passengers’ life. 37-year-old Joshua Neally was driving home in Springfield, Missouri, when he suffered a blockage of his lung arteries which could have killed him if not for his vehicles’ autonomous technology. But the…
The telecommunications industry is continuously evolving, influencing unexpected industries – even the energy sector. Now that connectivity is such a vital part of modern lifestyle, people today expect telecom operators to provide them with seamless service. But that isn’t always possible, especially for remote and rural regions that often suffer from power blackouts. That was, until, zinc-air energy storage emerged as a promising solution. Zinc-air energy systems allow telcos to keep cellular base stations operational during periods of grid instability,…
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