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Australian Firm Tears Down Barriers To Online Publishing

Trend Summary: New service converts eMail content into live web pages.


A revolutionary new service branded Publishthis.email has been launched by a hitherto little-known company based in Melbourne Australia. The ground-breaking new service enables marketers to convert ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... the contents of emails into web pages with a unique address. 

Enthuses Nick Drewe, founder of Publishthis.email: "Users shouldn't have to worry about web hosting, learning HTML, or even registering an account with a website building service just to create a web page."

Mr Drew's stated goal is to “tear down the technical barriers to publishing content online for the next three billion tranche of internet users.”

The service has already attracted users in one hundred nations, with pages in multiple languages including English, Chinese, Spanish, Russian and Arabic.

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7231

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

Google Unveils VR Advertising Project

Trend Summary: Google has unveiled an experimental project which enables video ads to run in virtual reality mode.


Branded Advr, an experimental concept from Google's internal incubator Area 120, the project enables video ads to run in 3U/VR, using a ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... consumer-controlled cube-like format.

Announcing the development on the company's blog, Google said it was reacting to developers who are hoping to monetise VR applications, and has begun to experiment with "what a native, mobile VR ad format might look like". 

The concept presents a cube to users, within Google's Unity platform, with the option to engage with it and view the video ad.

The user opens the cube player by tapping it or gazing at it for a few seconds. The video player will then allow users to watch and then easily close the display.

According to a Google spokesperson: "Our work focuses on a few key principles - VR ad formats should be easy for developers to implement, native to VR, flexible enough to customise and non-intrusive for users."

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Source: Warc.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7214

Microsoft Declares War on Malware Via Advanced AI

Trend Summary: Microsoft's next big Windows 10 update will feature AI-powered malware defenses.


In the last two months we've seen a pair of massive malware outbreaks that compromised computers around the globe. In May it was WannaCry. This week, the Petya ransomware has been ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... ravaging marketers systems. 

Which is why Microsoft's next big Windows 10 update will feature AI-powered malware defenses.

It's the next big evolution of Windows Defender, which has come a long, long way since it first started taking shape back in 2004.

In 2017, however, an anti-malware app can't get by on definition updates alone.

These days security software needs to be smarter. It needs to be able to watch what your computer is doing, to gather and interpret clues, and to use that information to determine when something malicious is going on and intervene before something disastrous happens.

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Source: Forbes.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7213

Intel to Sponsor Olympics To Showcase Its Virtual Reality Tech

Trend Summary: US Technology titan Intel is driving the seemingly inexorable rise and rise of virtual reality in the world of marketing.


The Santa Clara California based chipmaker is to partner with the International Olympic Committee to showcase Intel's technology, such as virtual reality, 360-degree video, artificial intelligence and drones, to  enhance ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea.

According to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, speaking at aid at a presentation in New York, "This is like running a marathon and half-mile dash at the same time.

Switching to huckster mode Mr Krzanich hyped: "At Intel we have always strived to bring the peak of technology, the peak of performance. We strive for these the same way an athlete does."

Last fall, the company purchased virtual reality startup Voke Inc and Intel also has a VR deal with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Turner Broadcasting to produce its March Madness games. Intel is also a replay partner both of the NFL and NBA.

Intel's 360 Replay technology, in which sports replays can be shown from different angles, was used earlier this year in Fox's Super Bowl coverage.

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Source: Bloomberg.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7206

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Top List of UK Tech Jobs

Trend Summary: One in ten new jobs in the UK are now in technology.


Over ten percent of new jobs created in the UK in 2017 to date have been in the field of technology, with expertise in artificial intelligence and data science being ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... two of the primary drivers.

Filling those positions, however, is proving tough. 

According to Raj Mukherjee, senior vice president at job search specialist Indeed: “The software economy is driving significant new employment opportunities in London, and this is showing up in the tech talent shortage, especially where developer and more senior roles are concerned”. 

According to Indeed, demand for software engineers within fields such as machine learning and data science are two of the five fastest-growing categories within tech this year, with 191% growth and 136% increase in both fields respectively since 2015.

This is reflective of a wider industry trend that has seen the world’s biggest tech companies investing billions of dollars and hiring thousands of staff to develop AI products, such as Apple for its Siri digital assistant, Google for its Android platform, Microsoft for Cortana, and Amazon for its Echo home assistant.

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Source: Bloomberg.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7201

Samsung Launches Smart Home WiFi System

Trend Summary: Smart home Wi-Fi connectivity and control is on the cusp of consolidating into a single network solution for consumers.


Samsung’s Connect Home smart Wi-Fi system, introduced at a launch event earlier this year, is set to hit the market later this week. For the first month of pre-orders, transnational consumer electronics corporation Best Buy will be the ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... exclusive retailer, according to Samsung.

According to Bill Lee, vice president of smart home product marketing at Samsung Electronics America, in addition to connecting to and managing smart home devices, the increasing number of connected devices within homes also requires faster Wi-Fi.

Says Lee: “Today’s smart homes have the power to deliver simple and efficient automation, but as families stream more content and buy more connected devices, it’s a struggle to get fast, reliable and extendable Wi-Fi coverage."

Enthuses Mr Lee: "With Samsung Connect Home, we’re redefining the whole home network to finally offer families a simple solution that expands Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home while offering the ability to monitor, automate and control smart devices using Samsung SmartThings.

The system can be configured using Samsung’s Connect smartphone app, which guides users through placing the units in the most effective locations, according to Samsung.

The app also includes connected device management capabilities, such as setting parental controls and granting guest access to the network.

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7192

Google Moves In On Artificial Intelligence for Marketers

Trend Summary: At its recent I/O [Input/Output] conference Google told marketers and advertisers it’s time for those who hesitated to take another look.


For many years, the idea of delivering robust personalisation and relevance in online advertising was aspirational, causing some marketers to pause. However, according to Ben Rubenstein, president of Denver based Possible Mobile, a developer of iOS and Android mobile apps for popular major brands it's ...

 

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... time for those who hesitated to take another look.

Google positioned Instant Apps as an on-boarding tool for new users of the full app. However, marketers will now also have the ability to provide a slimmed-down version that may suffice in scenarios like one-day visits to a city or attendance at a two-day music festival.

These apps appear in Google search results and there could be multiple versions of the slimmed down app in order to match the users search term and needs.

The experience is seamless to the user and will create a new vector to generating a sale or an app install.

The ability to execute a transaction in the app may actually downplay the need for a full install in some instances. The difficulty of getting a full app into an instant app will vary; Google provided a 4 to 6 week level of effort.

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Source: TheDrum.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7181

Amazon UK Trials Automated Ordering Online

Trend Summary: When Amazon launched its Dash button in April 2014, many checked whether it was the first of the month?


enlightenedThe online titan's plastic branded buttons are connected to the Amazon Prime app, enabling consumers to replenish branded household goods instantly – no logging in, no confirmation of payment. When it became clear that Amazon was serious, observers speculated as to ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... whether the internet titan's instant-order button signals the future of shopping?

Dash was met by a lukewarm response in the US when it launched, with consumers questioning the convenience of receiving 45 toilet rolls at a time! When smart devices don’t turn out to be that smart, consumers can be unforgiving in their analysis.

Amazon is currently rolling out its Dash Replenishment Service [DRS] to the UK. The platform will enable 'internet of things' devices to automatically re-order their own supplies when they run low, with Bosch, Siemens, Grundig, Samsung and Whirlpool adding codes to their connected products to facilitate the deliveries.

The Dash button means consumers can order brands such as Ariel, Andrex and Finish literally at the touch of a button, resulting in less time spent lugging around heavy items in person.

In the UK, Tesco is also exploring automated shopping through a partnership with an online service called If This Then That.

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Source: campaignlive.co.uk
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7144

Asian Tech Giants Team Up to Exploit Advanced Programmatic Technology

Trend Summary: Singapore and China based technology giants partner to develop AI-powered advertising products.


A strategic partnership between Singapore based Amnet and Chinese information technology company iIFlytek, was announced yesterday March 25th and will encompass advanced programmatic technology, involving ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

...  big data and artificial intelligence, aiming to drive better performance and deeper intelligence for advertisers and marketers.

Amnet will have access to iFlytek’s expertise in machine learning, voice recognition and big data analytics, while iFlytek aims to use the deal to expand its services beyond AI technology to incorporate data-driven advertising.

iFlytek, which was founded in 1999, is one of China’s leading tech companies specialising in intelligent speech and language technologies. It has 70% of China’s speech technology market, having created the application largely referred to as 'China’s Siri' and also created China’s first AI project, iFlytek Hyper Brain.

According to Lawrence Wan, managing director of Amnet China: “With our iFlytek strategic partnership, we are exclusively co-developing breakthrough products that will fundamentally evolve advertising to a new level. This includes tapping into their marketing leading connection into China’s intelligent TV’s smart homes and intelligent cars, amongst others.“

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Source: TheDrum.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7135



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