Communications & Marketing Articles

Google, Facebook and the Search for Truth

By Tim Cole* There is no doubt that false information and fake news sites on the Internet hugely influenced the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. There is no more appropriate figurehead for what the Economist in a recent title story called the “post-truth world”

Technology Trends 2016

It’s this time of the year again for everyone in the business to release their yearly predictions. In order to save you some time, we collected all the most important and relevant trends – from the sources that matter, in one post. The trends have been collected by

Augmented Barbie using Artificial Intelligence

With the help of A.I., America’s most famous doll tries to fulfill a timeless dream — convincing little girls that she’s a real friend. What will happen if they believe her? In-depth article in the New York Times earlier last week about the launch of an

The case of WeChat and mobile in China

Must read article by by Connie Chan from Andreessen Horowitz on WeChat –  the largest standalone messaging app by monthly active users. While seemingly just a messaging app, WeChat is actually more of a portal, a platform, and even a mobile operating system depending on how you look at it.

IBM’s Watson can detect attitude in your writing

The latest tool in IBM’s cognitive computing platform can help you analyse the way your words come across to others. To read a message and to judge the tone conveyed in the message comes naturally to humans. But, at times, the tone may be overlooked,

Cortex: Twitter’s New Artificial Intelligence Group

Twitter is ramping up its artificial intelligence efforts, hunting for experts to fill out a new team called “Cortex.” A couple of recent job postings provide some clues about Twitter’s new Cortex group, which could help the company better personalize its service for its 300

ESPN and the future of sports

The distributed future of content won’t resemble the model that made ESPN the richest network in the world. Although live sports will command large audiences for a long time, the right home for news and analysis probably won’t look like one site for 100 million