Tag Archives: experience

How did you do your Christmas shopping?

Don’t tell the kids but even Santa probably uses the Internet for some help with all that shopping and deliveries. My guess is that most of you bought some, perhaps even all of your Christmas gifts online. If so, did you manage to keep all your presents a surprise from the intended recipient? Well done if you did, because as the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Stevens discovers, your browsing history or the ads that follow you around on the Internet can unfortunately sometimes give away the surprise you have in store. Buying her husband a present on the family Amazon […]  More >>

Where does PAY-TV go from here? New research reveals the “Experience Generation”

f you haven’t seen what happens in season 6 of Game of Thrones yet, don’t worry – no spoilers ahead! But it’s premium on-demand programs like this or a one-off sporting event that are compelling enough to persuade 18-21 year olds to sign up with a Pay-TV or OTT service just to watch it. Nothing wrong with that, you would think – except for the fact that once it’s over, 43% of them told 451 Research in a new Amdocs-commissioned survey that they then go and cancel their subscription  More >>

The Internet of Things isn’t just an idea – it’s an actual place

From sheep, contact lenses, and cars, to farming equipment and shipping containers, we’re now using sensors and signals to seemingly connect pretty much anything, and everything. But at this moment, as I rub shoulders with Internet of  Things pioneers from companies like American Airlines, Ford, Pebble, and Automate, the Internet of things is more than innovative idea or an object:it’s an actual, physical place. I’m talking about Levi’s Stadium, host to the 2015 IoT Influencer conference and the home of the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL). So what makes this stadium so special? Built to create a […]  More >>

And the award for “Best Oscar-Night Coverage” this year goes to…

BLOGGER: JEFF BARAK OK, so there isn’t actually an Oscar like that, but neither is Oscar-night coverage a “winner take all” competition between television and the Internet. This year’s Oscar coverage showed how the traditional television model can happily co-exist, and even embrace what previously had been seen as the disruptive factor of online viewing. First of all, the Internet has (perhaps counter-intuitively) boosted viewing figures for television’s marquee events such as the Oscars or American fooball’s Super Bowl. With the rise of social media, more and more people are watching the Super Bowl and other similar events live on […]  More >>