With the growing appeal of smart speakers and voice input, consumers are going to increasingly expect audio content. That’s why there’s a budding competition between Google and Amazon to turn text into spoken words. Companies and brands will need to adapt.
Long-form, on-demand video accounted for 61% of all online video traffic last year, according to Cisco and is expected to account for 82% of all Internet traffic by 2021. Everyone is jumping into the original TV programming game, with Facebook Watch being the latest example.
Google’s announcement of the Pixel, Google Home, Google Assistant and the Daydream View VR headset constitute a shot across the bow of Amazon’s efforts to dominate the smart home.
Twitter wants to be the social TV channel and is betting big on live streaming television with its deals with Wimbledon, the NHL, NBA, MLB and, not least of all, the National Football League.
Amazon has released an Echo web app that lets anyone try out the device’s voice capabilities by speaking with Alexa. Oh, it’s for developers, too.
With its massive audience and its courting of celebrities and news organizations, Facebook is going all-in on the live streaming video front.
The Infinite Dial report provides highlights trends in how people consume audio content generally and sheds light on what it means for podcasting specifically.
With the introduction of ad-blocking apps & Apple’s News app with the iOS 9 update, Apple aims to control the online universe.
App Annie is the Google Analytics for mobile apps and thus is a great resource for mobile app stats.
Ever think of doing a promotional sweepstakes but then abandoned the idea because it seemed like too much of a hassle? Amazon will gladly do it for you.