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  • How voice-activated devices create opportunities for publishers

    As voice-activated devices and services become more ubiquitous, new opportunities are opening up for publishers to reach users. On day two of the Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin, Alexander Bregman, Strategic Partner Development Manager at Google EMEA, explained how the combination of Google Assistant and the rise of smart speakers could lead to great partnerships with publishers in the very near future.

    Published 20 March 2018 Features
  • Bauer Media launches Alexa Skills for entire radio portfolio

    Bauer Media is set to launch interactive Alexa Skills across its entire portfolio of 69 radio brands, giving listeners a richer, more interactive experience controlled entirely by voice on Alexa-enabled devices including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. Skills will initially run across national radio brands including Kiss, Magic Radio and Absolute Radio. Local brands from the Bauer City Network, including, Radio City, Forth 1 and Clyde 1 are set to launch theirs very soon.

    Published 02 March 2018 Industry News
  • Voice control and driverless cars - the future at CES 2018

    This year, the joke doing the rounds among consumer electronics wags was that CES, held in the second week of January in Las Vegas, had been cursed.

    Published 25 January 2018 Features
  • Why Hearst is betting big on voice

    Hearst is betting on voice platforms as a long-term priority as it continues to develop products for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant platforms. Last year, the media giant experimented with producing voice content for Elle, O, the Oprah magazine, Good Housekeeping, and say they’ve seen enough to delve into it more.

    Published 22 January 2018 Features
  • Five key media tech trends from 2017

    In a break from our usual round-up of the previous month’s trends, we begin 2018 with a look back at five of the key media tech trends that impacted the industry most significantly in 2017.

    Published 05 January 2018 Features
  • The AI and media reality: it’s crunch time if you want to stay in the game

    Leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data strategies throughout the entire value chain should already be central for every media company, warns Martha L. Stone, author, consultant and CEO of the World Newsmedia Network. 

    Published 11 September 2017 Features
  • Don’t let the voice revolution leave you behind

    With the Echo Dot speaker, featuring the virtual voice personal assistant Alexa, outselling any other product during this year’s Amazon Prime Day sale, many publishers are, yet again, nervous about whether they’re well equipped to deal with another digital revolution - in this case the take off of voice user interfaces (VUI's). 

    Published 08 September 2017 Features
  • Taking the podcast to new heights - Saints of Somewhere

    Have we reached peak podcast yet? The format which debuted over a decade ago has come of age in the last few years with phenomenal listening figures on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Published 08 August 2017 Features
  • Chart of the week: Millennials are the most prolific digital assistant users They haven't had their big-time breakthrough yet. Still, digital voice assistants - such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana - are on the rise. Published 19 June 2017 Insight News
  • [Congress speaker Q&A] Making a noise: the power of audio in stories

    Paula Cordeiro is a media entrepreneur and founder of Urbanista, a Portugal-based multi-media brand with a strong focus on audio. She explains how audio has given her a point a difference and discusses the barriers to audio becoming more mainstream…

    Published 15 June 2017 Features
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