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A quarter (24%) of digital leaders say they are more worried about financial sustainability than this time last year, with the figure rising to a third (33%) of respondents from a newspaper background. Companies with a focus on subscription or sponsored content seemed to be a bit more confident about their future – while ad-dependent organisations in the UK, Spain, Italy and Poland tended to be more pessimistic. Advertisers and agencies are increasingly putting their money into platforms that are cheap, targeted, and easy to buy. That helps explain why Google and Facebook have been picking up most of the new spend along with a range of programmatic advertising networks. Respondents to our survey talk about the disappointing levels of advertising return and the need to ‘build out diversified revenue streams beyond digital display’.

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  • A raft of initiatives over so called ‘fake news’ from both publishers and platforms fail to restore public trust.
  • This was not true AI as humans write all the copy in the newsroom, but it sparked a new way of thinking about interacting with news on the phone and a host of imitators.
  • This year, media companies will be investing heavily in data, segmentation and recommendation initiatives (61%) along with registration and sign-in drives (52%).

His research interest lie in typography in action, interaction design and design influence. John Sands, director of learning and impact at the Knight Foundation, hopes the institute can create a space for deeper discussion among people from a variety of backgrounds. “Part of the challenge is that many of the problems are multi-faceted,” he explains. “They’re not just engineering problems, and they’re not just regulatory issue,” says Prof Mickens.

Although there are few restrictions on news production and distribution for Indonesians, foreign ownership of broadcast media is banned under the 2002 Broadcast Act. Although the Press Council is supposed to adjudicate all media disputes, authorities continue to bring defamation charges to the courts. The 2008 Electronic Information and Transactions Law likewise provides criminal penalties for those found guilty of distributing, transmitting, and/or making electronic information containing libel accessible to the public. If subscriptions increase, then advertisers will want to get themselves on to e-readers.

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Business acquisition Captec is pleased to announce the 100% share acquisition of ASH Wireless Electronics Ltd into the Group. Founded in 2001, ASH is established and experienced in electronics design and embedded software for wireless communications and IoT… Captec has climbed 34 places to reach number 212 in this year’s Solent 250 list, a league of the region’s top privately-owned businesses. On hearing the news, Captec owner and founder, Max Toti, commented, “I’m delighted…

While Google Glasses fell at the hurdle of social acceptability, the success of Pokemon Go in 2016, where animated characters appear in real life locations, has stimulated new excitement about overlays in smartphones and watches. An Apple headset may not happen this year but at the very least expect innovations in software with Apple offering augmented reality map displays on iOS devices. Another clue on Apple’s direction can be found in the dual cameras on this year’s iPhone 7 Plus. Eventually these will be installed on the entire iPhone range opening up 3D mapping of any person or space.

By anticipating this, using the data fed back from your analytics package, you could optimise for that term. Of course, you would need to invent a way of using the syllable ‘rel’ as a word; perhaps by integrating it into a product name for instance. Is a small robot airplane designed to carry vaccines, medicine and blood in developing countries. In a partnership with the government of Rwanda it has started to deliver medicines and blood to around 20 hospitals and health centres throughout the country. The lifesaving idea has raised $85m from Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

More widely there’ll be heated debate about the role and size of tech platforms and the extent to which their activities should be regulated. Artificial Intelligence takes over from mobile as the hottest topic in technology, though the practical and ethical dilemmas around how it will be used become ever more apparent through the year. This year’s key developments will centre on fears about how changing technology is affecting the quality of information and the state of our democracy.

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In the UK, the Press Association is planning to experiment with automation in 2017. The BBC has been able to relaunch its Japanese service using semi-automated translation as well as videos using synthesised voices. These technologies are still in their infancy but many believe they have huge potential to shape experiences for entertainment, education and commerce. Forecasters saliraganar.com suggest around 30m devices will be sold by 2020 generating revenue of around $21 billion. CNN acquired video-sharing app start-up Beme, co-founded by popular YouTube creator Casey Neistat and is building a new brand around distinctive reporting and commentary for millennials. Ad premiums are likely to fall and the formats are likely to be devalued to some extent at least.

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More politicians follow the lead of Donald Trump in using social media to define issues, break new policy and as a substitute for traditional media access. We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career. Current social media has a tendency to exaggerate differences in people, to outrage and to radicalise, says Craig Newmark, founder of Craig’s List and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. “In many ways, it’s structured to exploit people’s weaknesses and opportunistic in maximising its own use,” he says.