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The 10 Biggest Tech Trends for 2016

The 10 Biggest Tech Trends for 2016 | Competitive Edge |
From immersive experiences to watching video gamers in a stadium, here's a rundown of the tech trends you should expect to pick up steam in the new year.

If you already feel like you are living in a sci-fi futuristic fantasy, just wait.

Technology is getting exponentially faster, more immersive and intuitive. And as technology changes, so does the way we live.

In 2016, we can expect to be increasingly surrounded by virtual reality, watch kiddos play with a personalized robot and possibly watch professional video gamers in a stadium-like setting, according to a report from UK-based market research firm Juniper Research. And this is just the iceberg.

Click through this gallery to get a sense of the 10  technology trends Juniper Research expects to be dominating in 2016. Read more: click image or title.

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

The future is here now. The promise is that the acceleration will be going up exponentially.

finiteswag's comment, December 22, 2015 10:50 PM

Its tremendous :)
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How to Create Storied Videos to Capture Your Audience

How to Create Storied Videos to Capture Your Audience | Competitive Edge |

When it comes to marketing strategy, videos are powerful. How powerful? On Facebook, for example, videos are shared 12 times more than non-video posts. And let’s not forget YouTube, the second largest search engine in the world (after Google, of course). The ability of videos to increase user engagement is unsurpassed.

According to YouTube’s statistics page, they get over 800 million unique visitors each month, users view more than 4 billion hours of video each month and upload 72 hours of video every minute. That’s a lot of potential for your video....

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

The importance of videos is growing. This is good information for your content strategy.

Dennis Staples's curator insight, November 12, 2013 4:01 PM

Good insight on using YouTube effectively!

Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 16, 2013 5:33 AM

Youtube videos to promote Plumpton CMI Courses?

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Netflix: The Red Menace

Netflix: The Red Menace | Competitive Edge |

Just when Hollywood thought it had Netflix figured out that red envelope company flipped the script creating a playbook for any business that aspires to upend an industry. It's about to do it again.

On the August evening that opens the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Kevin Spacey is giving the keynote speech, a jeremiad against his hosts delivered with all the fervor of a Tea Party populist railing against Washington.

The Oscar-winning thespian looks like a politician, his hair perfectly in place and his suit a somber charcoal. He emotes like a politician, too, as he launches into a withering takedown of the traditional way that Hollywood makes television, lambasting everything from the pilot process to TV executives ("those network people") who are always "sticking their fingers in creative decisions and having opinions about everything." And like the scheming pol he plays on House of Cards, the Netflix drama whose first season debuted in February 2013 and for which Spacey earned an Emmy nomination, Spacey offers his speech in silky soundbites uttered in his perfect, Juilliard-trained diction. It's the sweet sound of impending doom.

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Wow, great article. It tells the Netflix story, and makes you understand that whole 'streaming videot' business and "Hollywood" in a completely different way.

Startups can learn what 'disruptive' really means, and what the risks and challenges involve.

Long article, but worthwhile read!

Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, January 18, 2014 12:58 PM

Great read for any entrepreneur who's thinking about disrupting an industry. The way Netflix is beating Hollywood at its own game and hen changing hose rules is impressive. Of course, this is the doing of a large established startup but even earlier stage startups can learn from that story.