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Amazon Heralds The Era of Smart Homes

Trend Summary: Here's a glimpse into the future as the era of the smart home looms before us.


It’s a Saturday night, and you’re having friends over for dinner. So you start chatting with your refrigerator, integrated with Amazon’s Alexa while the technology suggests some meal ideas and tells you what ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... you’ll need to buy.

The fridge tells you what’s inside and you place your order and start focusing on cleaning, telling your your Google Home to pick a cooking playlist while you enjoy the few minutes of reprieve, knowing that soon your groceries will arrive via drone delivery.

This is the world of the smart home – a world of incredible convenience and connectivity. These innovations set us free to do what we really want and need to do – work, play, relax, socialise – and reduce the tedious time spent on chores and errands.  

As exciting as these changes are, they’re just the beginning. This same desire for convenience and connectivity is driving the global push for smart communities – cities and towns powered by data analytics and the Internet of Things.

Using artificial intelligence, sensors and automation, they will maximize productivity, streamline and strengthen public services and increase sustainability for citizens, communities and companies alike. And they’re coming soon – according to research from the Consumer Technology Association, the global smart city market will be worth more than $34.35bn come 2020.

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7321

AI to Dominate Global Tech Trends in 2018

Trend Summary: Artificial intelligence (AI) will dominate the future IT landscape,


According to the BBC's technology of business editor Matthew Wall, the dominant global tech trends in 2018 will be Artificial intelligence [AI] closely followed by ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... cyber-security.

Whether helping to identify diseases and develop new drugs, or powering driverless cars and air traffic management systems, the consensus is that AI will start to deliver in 2018, justifying last year's sometimes hysterical hype.

The key question, asks Mr Wall, is how much freedom should we give AI-powered systems to make their own decisions without human intervention?

Almost by stealth, AI is infiltrating almost all aspects of our working lives, from machine learning algorithms improving the accuracy of translation software, to call centre chatbots answering our questions.

According to Luka Crnkovic-Friis, chief executive of Peltarion, a Swedish AI specialist: "AI-powered chatbots will continue to get better at conveying information that can help consumers make better, more informed purchase decisions."

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Source: BBC.co.uk
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7295

Global Economy Forecast to Grow in 2018

Trend Summary: The global economy is forecast to grow in 2018, albeit expected to slow in some regions.


According to the latest OECD report the major driver of stock market growth in 2017 was a booming global economy, exceeding ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2017]

... marketers expectations.

Will the growth continue? Forecasters say basically, yes, prompted by the OECD's prediction of 3.7% growth in 2018, up from 3.6% in 2017.

Moreover London based analytics firm IHS Markit expects growth in the region of 3.2%, while the forecasts of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs are slightly rosier at 3.8% and 4%, respectively.

A major boost is expected to come from the USA, where many economists expect new tax cuts to provide a temporary economic jolt, with forecasts for GDP growth of about 2.5%.

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Source: BBC.co.uk
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7294

UK Brands Lag World On Tech Innovation

Trend Summary:  A new ranking of the UK’s top fifty most valuable brands excludes any tech businesses.


According to UK based promotional products company BrandZ, the above trend is skewed toward telecoms, finance and utilities companies - a factor that is affecting ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... the overall health of UK brands. 

BrandZ's latest ranking shows that 69% of the UK’s top fifty companies are in these three categories, compared to just 23% of the global top 50.

The remaining 31% fall into the ‘other’ category, similar to the global figure of 30%. There is then a yawning gap when it comes to technology, with 47% of the global elite in this category but none of the UK top 50.

Moreover, when measured on BrandZ’s five metrics of brand health – purpose, innovation, communications, brand experience and love – only 22% of the UK’s top fifty brands merited the ‘healthy’ tag. Most were simply ‘OK’ (64%) and a minority ‘frail’ (12%).

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Source: Warc.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7254

Tech Titans Vie For Future Supremacy

Trend Summary: The battle of internet giants is set to enter new technologies.


Addressing the The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ D.Live technology conference this week in Laguna Beach California, Michael J. Wolf, co-founder and managing director of consulting firm Activate Inc, predicted that as giant internet companies vie for an ever-fleeting portion of people’s time the war ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... for tech supremacy is moving to newer technologies such as augmented reality and voice assistants.

Among the giants vying for supremacy are Google's holding company Aphabet, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and others are hunting for new areas of growth—often on each other’s turf—as they enjoy soaring revenues and stock prices.

This hungry elite are poised to wage a turf war, bumping into each other across the board, in online sports viewing, movies, news and even podcasting.

Up for grabs is an extra $300 billion a year in revenues that Activate projects will flow into the $1.7 trillion global consumer media and internet market by 2021, through growing internet-access fees, ads and paid content. Activate estimates the market will grow 4.1% annually.

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Source: WSJ.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7251

Warren Buffet and Jeff Bezos Hail Groundbreaking New Technology

Trend Summary: Two of the world’s top businessmen have just sent a signal to investors about a highly significant new technology.


An article in USA Today reports that Berkshire Hathaway's famed investment guru Warren Buffet, together with Amazon's Jeff Bezos, have just sent a signal to investors about a potentially ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... groundbreaking new technology.

The enthusiasm of these two billionnaires relates to an emerging technology that Bezos says is the key to Amazon’s future success. “It’s hard to overstate the impact" he says, while Buffett believes it will have a "hugely beneficial social effect."

USA Today reports that Wall Street insiders are calling this new technology “bigger than the internet” while one Google insider goes even further, predicting that the technology will be as “transformational as the advent of electricity.”

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Source: USA Today
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7247

AI Predicted To Galvanise Future Global Growth

Trend Summary:  The steady decline of corporate profits since 2010 threatens future investment, innovation and shareholder value.


According to Accenture Research, the traditional drivers of economic growth - labour, capital and productivity - are not delivering their usual lift, despite which the world could be on course for ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... a new industrial revolution fuelled by artificial intelligence, boosting global economic growth back to its heydays of the 1960s and 1970s.

Says Accenture Research managing director Mark Purdy: "AI isn’t simply a technology that improves productivity, it’s a form of capital and a virtual labor force on its own, adding “it can be an individual factor of production by itself.” 

In a study across twelve developed economies, Accenture found that by 2035 embracing AI could double the annual economic growth rate of GDP.

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Source: partners.wsj.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7233

Why AI Is the Future of Growth

Trend Summary: The world may be in the midst of a new industrial revolution fuelled by artificial intelligence.


According to Mark Purdy, managing director of Accenture Research: “We believe that artificial intelligence has the potential to drive much faster growth in the global economy." Moreover AI isn’t simply a ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... technology that improves productivity, it’s also a form of capital and a virtual labour force.

In a study across twelve developed economies, Accenture found that embracing AI could double the annual economic growth rate of GDP by 2035.

Moreover, in a subsequent Accenture study which assessed the impact of AI within sixteen industries, research indicated that AI has the potential to boost rates of profitability by an average of thirty-eight percent,  thereby negating the low-profits spiral in which many corporations have become locked in the past decade.

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Source: partners.wsj.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7225

Facebook Ceo Zuckerberg Unveils New World Vision

Trend Summary: Facebook Ceo Zuckerberg takes another step forward defining a new vision for the social-media company.


Mr Zuckerberg says he wants Facebook to help people build more robust communities offline, bringing the world closer together as ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... his company grapples with its growing power in the world.

According to Zuckerberg, Facebook’s focus over the next decade will be the creation of tools to build more community and bring the world closer together - a shift from the company's longtime motto “connect the world.”

“I used to think that if we just gave people a voice and helped them connect, that would make the world a lot better by itself,” Zuckerberg said earlier this week at an event in Chicago for circa 300 leaders of Facebook’s largest and frequently used groups on the platform.

Wiping back a tear the caring billionaire ($64.2bn in 2017 to date) confessed: “But our society is still divided. Now I believe we have a responsibility to do even more”.

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Source: WSJ.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7208

Today Australia, Tomorrow The World!

Trend Summary: Amazon.com is to launch a "retail offering" in Australia, challenging the nation's existing retailers.


Amazon boss Jeff Bezoz has hurled down the gauntlet of competition at the feet of Australia's existing bricks and mortar retailers, who are already struggling to increase sales. The confirmation today by Amazon ends months of speculation among investors as to whether or when Amazon would fully launch in ...

 

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... in the Antipodean market.

Mr Bezoz's nice littler earner already has a significant presence in Australia, having set up Amazon Web Services in 2012 and its Kindle store in 2013.

Yesterday's confirmation from Amazon ends months of speculation among investors as to when or whether the company would fully launch in the Australian market.

According to an Amazon PR release: "The next step is to bring a retail offering to Australia, and we are making those plans now."

The tech titan already has circa 1,000 employees down under and boasts that it will bring thousands of new jobs to Australia and millions of dollars in additional investment.

A banner ad on its Australian website has also annouced that Amazon Marketplace would be up and running soon.

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Source: Fox Business.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7169



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