Editorial Director, PMGroup
Posted in Music on December 3, 2017
Alphabet backs digital data-powered record company United Masters, Musical.ly acquired by a Chinese media firm, Pandora’s suffering continues, Spotify buys a digital music production company and YouTube partners with Ticketmaster
Google’s parent company Alphabet made a $70m investment into United Masters last year. The news surfaced earlier this month as the firm emerged from stealth mode. Founded by former Interscope Records president Steve Stoute, United Artists aims to be a new kind of record company, one that combines music, marketing, data and technology to offer artists a direct-to-consumer relationship with their fans across digital services. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on September 2, 2017
Most of the time mobile fitness apps offer to log and track a dizzying array of measurements.
My Fitbit app, for example, can track my exercise, the water I drink, my weight, how I’ve slept and what I’ve eaten, though I think it stops short of requesting my inside leg measurement.
So it was refreshing to see the launch last week of a user-friendly fitness app aimed at those in middle age who would benefit from regularly taking a brisk* 10 minute walk. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in The Online World on August 1, 2017
First introduced in the Harvard Business Review in 2015, the Digital Evolution Index aims to trace the emergence of a ‘digital planet’ as technology displaces traditional interactions.
Recently given its first update, the Index analyses the state and rate of digital evolution across 60 countries, placing them into one of four zones. Read the rest of this entry »