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SoftBank: Increase ROI with Robotics and IoT Automation (Podcast)

The goal of automating entire processes, rather than individual tasks, is to remove the human from the equation in order to increase gross margin for return on investment (GMROI). As Kass Dawson of SoftBank discusses, the more inventory a retailer has in the store that is not selling, the less they’re making money, and they then lose out on an opportunity through over-indexed inventory…

Hot Startups in IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has enjoyed a lot of attention from analysts and researchers who expect the number of IoT connections to surpass the human population this year. It’s no surprise there are quite a few startups in IoT. But how many of these products will actually be used? And does IoT simplify life or only add more gadgets in an already gadget-frenzied world? An open-source analysis of IoT user behavior conducted by Harvard Business Review collected from 1,000 IoT technology platforms and 279,000 early adopters found that the most heavily used IoT programs made home life easier. The…

Trends and Opportunities in the M&E Market

Media is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.0% between 2015 and 2020 while entertainment will reach a record of 13.8% CAGR. Combined, the US media and entertainment industries will spend $7.34 billion on paid online and mobile media advertising in 2016, according to Emarketer. Media and Entertainment Trend #1: Big Data and IoT Today’s Media and Entertainment (M&E) organizations focus not only on delivering content to multiple devices, but also managing the data they collect from these devices. Increasingly, these organizations are not only gathering data from the devices on which the media is consumed, but they are also…