Whether you realize it or not, politicians, businesses and other organizations are very interested in what you think, and they are willing to go to great lengths to find out information about you that will help them craft their television ads to your personal preferences. A new form of marketing known as “addressable advertising” is sweeping the country because it gives marketers the ability to target specific individuals based on their demographics, activities and interests – so if you think no one is watching you, think again.
This week, we’re joined by tech journalist (and former The Drill Down co-host) Tom Cheredar, as we discuss: Taylor Swift tells Apple Music ‘we ARE getting back together’, French cab drivers are revolting, Netflix is about to be bigger than networks, A.I. sasses back, a real GIANT ROBOT DUEL!! … and much much more.
The future of television is an uncertain one, and things have just got even more unclear. Recent figures are showing that 150,000 US citizens decided to cancel their pay-TV subscriptions and move to on-demand services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime last year. Meanwhile, companies providing pay-TV packages are reporting that subscriptions are down by around 25,000 compared to previous years. It continues to show a trend of people cutting the cord and moving away from traditional methods of TV distribution, instead embracing the new online model being driven by certain tech giants. Continue reading →