Our New Year’s Resolution? To scour the media for the most important happenings in digital sport and entertainment so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.

MUSIC TO OUR EARS

Creative Review are back in 2017 with an excellent feature on the company leading the way in the ’Smart Speaker’ sector, Sonos. I was a very early adopter of Sonos speaker tech and I’ve been following them very closely ever since, as it certainly is the ‘changing the way we listen to music’, in the workplace or at home.

Patrick Burgoyne evaluates the new generation of speaker tech, and fondly remembers the hi-fi systems of old, that would visually enhance the audio.

To read the full article, visit the Forbes link

Tags: Sonos, Digital Music

 

WIGGINS SWAPS THE BIKE FOR A SKODA

SportBusiness announce the news that Sir Bradley Wiggins isn’t wasting any time in his post-cycling world in ensuring he maximises his income opportunities, hot on the heels of Channel 4’s ’The Jump’ inclusion is the SKODA UK and XIX Entertainment have long-term strategic partnership.

The deal was negotiated by MediaCom Sport & Entertainment, the car manufacturer’s retained sport sponsorship agency.

It was also disclosed that SBW will join the M&C Saatchi/Merlin roster for commercial, broadcasting and management.

To read the full article, visit the SportIndustry.biz link

Tags: Sponsorship, Bradley Wiggins, Skoda, Auto

 

KNOW YOUR LIMITS

I have been known to enjoy the odd glass of wine with a meal, so the news that a wearable tech company, Milo Sensors, can now track blood alcohol levels is a good step forward for the wearable & health tech industries.

Evan Strenk, founder of Milo Sensors, and its new product, ‘Proof’ showcased it at the recent CES event. Strenk is planning more products based on wearable sensors that detects various chemicals in your body based on perspiration from your skin.

To read the full article, visit TechCrunch link

Tags: Wearable Tech, Alcohol, Skin Sensors

 

THE VOCAL MAJORITY

There’s a very insightful piece of research undertaken by Stephen Kenwright, the Search Director at Branded3. And it proves you don’t have to ask Alexa or Siri to know that ‘Voice’ is going to be huge in mobile/digital.

Gartner thinks that 30% of web browsing sessions will be done without a screen by 2020. comScore thinks 50% of all searches will be voice searches by that point.

Google now handles at least 2 trillion searches each year, up from 1.2 trillion in 2012.

Check out the article on SEOWIZZ

Tags: SEO, Voice Search, Alexa, Siri

 

GOOD SHOUT

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