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The Top 5 Trends in Digital Media 2020

The Top 5 Trends in Digital Media 2020

2019 was a year of ups and downs in the digital media space. We saw TikTok take off in the US, streaming wars intensify, and tech giants face government scrutiny. In 2020, we expect even more opportunities and challenges to arise. The maturation of social commerce, shifts in publisher revenue streams, and the rise of…
From Apple to Uber, the coronavirus aftermath is not just about Zoom video calls

From Apple to Uber, the coronavirus aftermath is not just about...

Hello again, and welcome to this week's edition of Trending, the newsletter where we highlight BI Prime's biggest tech stories. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor. If you're a regular reader or a first-timer, you can get Trending in your inbox every week by signing up here.This week:…
How iPads in the flight deck helped Alaska Airline stay ahead of the digital curve — and what it’s doing now to keep pace with increasingly high-tech rivals

How iPads in the flight deck helped Alaska Airline stay ahead...

Digital transformation for some companies means splashy new technology like in-store robots or automated warehouses.But for others, particularly highly regulated industries like healthcare or aviation, the push to make more incremental tech advances can have a profound impact on the business.Alaska Airlines was one of the first carriers to use iPads in the flight deck…
What layoffs at SoftBank-funded startups like robot pizza-maker Zume say about the future of investments in AI firms

What layoffs at SoftBank-funded startups like robot pizza-maker Zume say about...

Artificial intelligence startups are attracting billions of dollars in outside investment, but the market could soon contract, according to UiPath's AI head, PD Singh.One sign of this is the recent layoffs at SoftBank-backed companies like robotic pizza-maker Zume, he told Business Insider.SoftBank invested $300 million in Automation Anywhere, one of UiPath's competitors in the buzzy…
Hackers stuck a 2-inch strip of tape on a 35mph speed sign and successfully tricked 2 Teslas into accelerating to 85mph

Hackers stuck a 2-inch strip of tape on a 35mph speed...

Researchers at McAfee were able to trick two Teslas into autonomously speeding up by 50 mph.The researchers stuck a 2-inch strip of tape on a 35-mph speed sign, and the car's system misread it as 85 mph and adjusted its speed accordingly.The safety of Tesla's autopilot features has come under close scrutiny, but CEO Elon…
Amazon’s telehealth service, Amazon Care is one step closer to a public launch

Amazon’s telehealth service, Amazon Care is one step closer to a...

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers earlier this morning.To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here.The big tech firm rolled out its telehealth service, dubbed Amazon Care, to Amazon employees based in the Seattle area, according to MedCity News.…
Life sciences startup Karius plans to pursue commercial adoption of its liquid biopsy tests

Life sciences startup Karius plans to pursue commercial adoption of its...

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers earlier this morning.To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here.California-based Karius bagged $165 million in its latest funding round, which it plans to use to pursue commercial adoption of its current…
The Collision tech conference has been delayed until next year over coronavirus concerns, becoming the latest major event to be canceled as the virus continues to spread

The Collision tech conference has been delayed until next year over...

The Toronto-based Collision conference has been canceled over coronavirus concerns, coming after other tech events like Google I/O, Facebook F8, and Mobile World Congress have been canceled.The conference will instead be held virtually this year, while the in-person version of the event is set to resume in 2021.The event organizers made the decision after working…
Tech companies have canceled some high-profile conferences, causing an estimated economic loss of $666 million amid coronavirus concerns. Here’s what’s been called off so far.

Tech companies have canceled some high-profile conferences, causing an estimated economic...

An attendee poses for a picture at the Facebook F8 Conference at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, on April 30, 2019. AMY OSBORNE/AFP via Getty Images The coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, is forcing tech companies to adapt as remote work and suspended travel become realities.Some of the biggest tech conferences of the…
Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s iconic accelerator, will have startups pitch in prerecorded videos for its upcoming Demo Day due to the coronavirus

Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s iconic accelerator, will have startups pitch in...

Y Combinator, the startup accelerator founded by legendary tech titan Paul Graham and responsible for mega-hits like Airbnb and Brex, officially called off its twice-annual pitch event in San Francisco amid growing concern around COVID-19.The decision, announced Friday, comes on the heels of several tech office closures around San Francisco and the Bay Area since…

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