Deloitte survey: Almost nine in ten UK businesses to invest in artificial intelligence by 2020

Deloitte survey: Almost nine in ten UK businesses to invest in artificial intelligence by 2020

Eighty-five per cent of senior executives plan to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) by 2020, according to a new survey of UK digital leaders by Deloitte. The findings come from the first edition of a new regular report from Deloitte, the Digital Disruption Index. The index will track investment in […]

Malibu ‘Because Summer’ Campaign Launches Connected Bottle Trial in Amsterdam

Malibu ‘Because Summer’ Campaign Launches Connected Bottle Trial in Amsterdam

Malibu, the world’s number one coconut flavoured rum, is launching the next stage of its technology trial of connected bottles as part of its global ‘Because Summer’ campaign. Created in partnership with SharpEnd, Malibu’s IoT agency, the next phase will launch late October in Gall & Gall stores across Amsterdam. Much like the UK trial last […]

Amazon starts selling Echo in Asia, starting with India

Amazon starts selling Echo in Asia, starting with India

E-Commerce giant Amazon has begun selling its Alexa-controlled Echo speakers in Asia on October 4, starting with India, with plans to expand sales to Japan in the later part of 2017. The company said it will start selling the new Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot by invitation only, before shipping the devices to the […]

Ad Fraud to cost advertisers $19 billion in 2018, representing 9% of total digital ad spend

Ad Fraud to cost advertisers $19 billion in 2018, representing 9% of total digital ad spend

A new report from Juniper Research has found that advertisers will lose an estimated $19 billion to fraudulent activities next year, equivalent to $51 million per day. This figure, representing advertising on online and mobile devices, will continue to rise, reaching $44 billion by 2022. Ad Platforms Need to Break Out of Walled Gardens Juniper’s new research, Future […]

Google Home Now Allows Users to Make Phone Calls

Google Home Now Allows Users to Make Phone Calls

Google is rolling out the ability to make hands-free phone calls to the US and Canada via Google Assistant on Google Home. In a blog post, Google said users in the US simply say, “Hey Google, call…” and calls will be made over users’ Wi-Fi connections. Google Home can call businesses and Google contacts, but it […]

Spanish Winemaker Barbadillo Rolls out NFC Promotion with Thinfilm

Spanish Winemaker Barbadillo Rolls out NFC Promotion with Thinfilm

Spanish winemaker Barbadillo has launched an NFC (near field communication) campaign promoting a cash prize giveaway on bottles of its Castillo de San Diego wine. 126,000 bottles have been NFC-enabled, using Thinfilm’s SpeedTap tags and Brand Analytics. The connected bottles are being sold through 15 major supermarket chains and superstores in Spain, including El Corte Inglés, Carrefour, Hipercor, Alcampo, […]

MillerCoors and IPG Media Lab Team to Provide ‘Miller Lite On-Demand’

MillerCoors and IPG Media Lab Team to Provide ‘Miller Lite On-Demand’

MillerCoors and the IPG Media Lab, announced the launch of Miller Lite On-Demand, a revolutionary suite of connected home services that modernize the beer shopping experience. The newly launched services include a voice-activated Amazon Alexa skill and a custom AWS IoT Button. Both will restock your fridge with Miller Lite within the hour. These capabilities […]

Jameson Unveils Limited Edition NFC-Enabled ‘Connected Bottles’

Jameson Unveils Limited Edition NFC-Enabled ‘Connected Bottles’

To celebrate and activate the launch of their new limited edition bottle range, Jameson Whiskey has launched its first collection incorporating Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Created in partnership with Dublin based artist, Steve McCarthy and Pearlfisher London, the bottle’s added connectivity offers users the chance to experience the rich history of Jameson. The IoT enabled […]