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June 22, 2017

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Google Proposes Regulation That Gives Law Enforcement Easier Access to User Data Stored Abroad
VentureBeat (6/22)
Current agreements that allow law enforcement access to data stored overseas, known as mutual legal assistance treaties, involve a formal diplomatic request for data and require the host country obtain a warrant on behalf of the requesting country. That can often take several months.
 

Imagination Soars as Buyer Interest Spurs Formal Sale Talks
Bloomberg (6/22)
Imagination Technologies has initiated preliminary talks with potential bidders and is being advised by Rothschild & Co., the Kings Langley, England-based company said in a statement Thursday. The sale process of its MIPS and Ensigma units, begun in May, is progressing and Imagination has received indicative proposals for both divisions.”
 

Foxconn Dangles $10 Billion Tech Investment to Create U.S. Jobs
Bloomberg (6/21)
The world’s largest maker of iPhones is readying $10 billion or more of investment across several U.S. states, starting with a decision by July on the location for a $7 billion display-making plant. Foxconn’s billionaire chairman also vowed to press on with a bid for Toshiba Corp.’s semiconductor business.
 

Post McDonald's, It's Intel Chips for IOC as They Announce Worldwide Partnership Through 2024
The Drum (6/21)
Intel’s contributions to the IOC will include technology developments that will involve Intel’s 5G platforms which will be used at the Olympic Games to demonstrate how 5G will transform communications over the next decade.

 
Industry Perspectives
 
Twitter Chief Jack Dorsey: 'We’re Doubling Down on Adtech'
The Drum (6/21)
At the beginning of the year, Twitter set about on a rebuild of the company to 'get back to basics' and redefine itself around one core mission – being 'the best and fastest place to see what’s happening in the world and what people are talking about.'

 

Deloitte’s Marketing Chief on Reimagining Your Business Model as Technology Transforms the Industry
Adweek (6/21)
As brands increasingly go through so-called digital transformations, marketers will be forced to shake up the C-suite and make additional changes to leadership and technology, according to Deloitte’s CMO Diana O’Brien.
 

Digital Publishers Have Been Slow to Adopt Vertical Video Ads. Is That About to Change?
Adweek (6/21)
“'It’s still early days for vertical video,' Todd Krizelman, CEO and co-founder of MediaRadar, tells Adweek. 'Publisher scale has been low because it’s a new format with several barriers to entry. Publishers need resources – money, talent and technology – to build out their capabilities.'
 

8 Common Project Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
CIO (6/21)
While no two projects are exactly the same, the issues that can affect – and potentially jeopardize – them are often quite similar. And even good project managers can make mistakes when wrangling a big, complex project – or when being bombarded with change requests.
 

ROI Means Email Beats Social And Paid Search Every Time
MediaPost (6/21)
“We all know that personalisation works, but did you know that emails with a personal salutation receive an open rate of more than 18%, while those without average out around 13%? The same goes for segmented audiences. Open rates here are 14% higher than non-segmented campaigns.


Outside IT, Few Aware of Projected Skills Gap to Impact Security by 2019
CSO (6/21)
While I appreciate that coding is a necessary skill set to get into the tech sector, I also know that vulnerabilities in software are a formidable obstacle for security practitioners, so is coding without security at the forefront of mind really going to address the challenges of cybersecurity?

 
Research Insights
 
Worldwide Wearables Market to Nearly Double by 2021
IDC (6/21)
What this means for users is that in the years ahead, they will be treated to second- and third-generation devices that will make the today’s devices seem quaint. Expect digital assistants, cellular connectivity, and connections to larger systems, both at home and at work.


U.S. Ad Spend Rises In May, Digital Up 16%
MediaPost (6/21)
Digital media returned to its strong double-digit percentage gains – up 16%, according to Standard Media Index. Big gainers here were social media up 59%; mobile ad networks 20% higher, search 18% more and content advertising, 15% higher.


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