There's been quite a sense of anticipation, if not excitement, among podcasters about Apple's announcement last week on some significant enhancements the company is making this autumn to its podcast app for iPhones and other iOS devices.The big change in the app is potentially a game-changer for podcasting as it will provide podcasters with basic analytics functionality to offer evidence of listening behaviours by subscribers (where they paused in a podcast, how much of it they listened to, … [Read more...] about Is podcasting about to get its tipping point?
Chatbots are all the rage at the moment.These clever computer programs (algorithms, to be more precise) are popping up everywhere online to help you with mundane tasks from getting a weather forecast or currency exchange rate to travel planning to online shopping.Organizations everywhere are experimenting with these useful bits of technology, with varying degrees of success as part of the learning process (remember what happened to Microsoft's Tay earlier this year?).If you use Siri … [Read more...] about Give your chatbot some real personality
The Championships, Wimbledon 2016 started yesterday, June 27, and run until July 10.During these two weeks of intense competition, Wimbledon and the competing players will be names and brands in an event that will not only be on television screens large and small across the globe in real time and recorded, but also available and accessible on myriad devices, from smartwatches to big-screen PCs, almost anything that can connect to the global internet any time anywhere.To be sure, there's … [Read more...] about Meet the omni-channel experience that is Wimbledon 2016
Augmented reality will be a huge part of our individual and collective experiences in the not too distant future. Our daily lives will be like a journey in virtual reality except in actual reality, immersively overlaid with personalized information that we will engage with, where everything we do is part of a giant contest that awards points to reward behaviours and actions.This is a future vision that I think is persuasively presented in a high-definition video (embedded below) that runs a … [Read more...] about Hyper reality: merging physical and virtual realities