Posts Tagged ‘internet’

A Net Neutrality Protest Is Coming July 12

June 6, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The internet, or more specifically, the sites that live on the internet, have defended their way of life in the past. In 2012, there was the great internet blackout, in which participating sites like Google, Wikipedia and Mozilla darkened their web pages for 12 hours to protest SOPA and PIPA, two proposed bills whose efforts...

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Playboy Magazine Recreates Vintage Covers for ‘Iconic’ Playmate Celebration

June 3, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan got the jump on something that will be all over the Internet Sunday. A celebration of Playboy Playmates from the past by the magazine's energetic new scion Cooper Hefner. Hefner told Kogan that the idea of reconnecting with former ladies of the month or year and having them redo their...

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7 Internet Trends From Mary Meeker’s 2017 Report That Marketers Should Know About

May 31, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

While there are many hot takes, predictions, surveys and other reports that analysts and research firms release every month, few are as closely followed as an annual Internet Trends report put together by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker. Today, at Recode's Code Conference, Meeker released the 2017 version of her report, and...

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Infographic: 50% of Gen Z ‘Can’t Live Without YouTube’ and Other Stats That Will Make You Feel Old

May 22, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Move over, millennials--there's a hot new demo in town. Generation Z, the kids and teens born between roughly 1996 and 2010, is gaining power as a consumer segment. And unlike millennials, most of whom witnessed the start of the internet revolution, Gen Z has grown up in an entirely digital world, giving them a totally...

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FCC Begins to Undo Net Neutrality Rules With Today’s Vote

May 18, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Led by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who has been eager to loosen FCC regulations since being appointed chair early in the Trump administration, the FCC voted 2-1 to introduce a proposal reversing the FCC's 2015 rule that regulates the internet like a utility under Title II. The proposal also seeks to eliminate a ruling tied...

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What Smart Cities of the Future Will Look Like

May 17, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The emergence of Internet of Things technology is driving the development of smart cities in many booming metropolitan areas around the world. The visions that planners have for these cities are bold--from autonomous buses and free Wi-Fi throughout Barcelona to LED streetlights in Los Angeles that have sensors to monitor their conditions. The best part?...

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Stay for the Credits: How Bonus Scenes Became a Crucial Part of Movie Marketing

April 26, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

In the last week, a rumor that had been bouncing around the internet was confirmed when director James Gunn revealed that, yes, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 would have an epic five post-credits scenes. For those of us who feel like most movies could easily lop off 20 minutes or so without losing anything...

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AI vs. Chatbots

AI vs. Chatbots

AI vs. Chatbots
April 3, 2017  |  Blog  |  No Comments

A.I. is being harnessed by emerging startups and international titans like Microsoft alike - but there are many different uses of A.I. So, what is the difference between A.I. and Chatbots and is there a difference? Several years ago we saw the introduction of the first wave of artificial intelligence technology in the form of chatbots. Platforms like Facebook began allowing developers to create a chatbot for their brand so consumers could carry out some of their daily tasks from within the platform. When A.I. has been used by brands historically, it usually referenced an A.I. interface - an intelligent interface that can

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The Online and Social Climate Will Only Get Worse Before It Gets Better (Report)

March 29, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The issues of trolling and fake news that have plagued social networks of late aren't going to get any better over the next 10 years, and they may even get worse. Pew Research Center and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center surveyed 1,537 technologists, futurists and scholars for a new study, and their views of...

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