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Three Important Technology Trends

Zoltan Tundik

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It is good to take a good look at the trends in tech once a year. Because the developments are going very fast. Technology that was promising last year may now be obsolete. And what seemed hopeless a few months ago may now be possible in everyday life.  Change happens rapidly in the digital age. For example, in the past, we had to go to a physical smoke shop to buy bongs and vapes.  Now one can find a good online smoke shop that provides everything for us.  The same is true with banking, groceries.

Here we list three of the most important trends that we see for you:

Test automation: there is no room for manual testing
Do you want to speed up your time-to-market by releasing new functionalities at a fast pace? Then engineers build a so-called “continuous delivery pipeline”. A deployment technique in which both the deployment of (cloud) infrastructure and software, as well as all necessary tests are automated. After all, manual operations give a higher chance of errors and frustrate lead times. Interesting and highly relevant are new developments for testing visual changes largely automatically. An example of this is Argus Eyes. This tool maps visual differences of two application versions early so that you can quickly assess whether changes are desired or not.

Internet Of Things: 25 billion connected devices in 2020
Wireless – low energy standards ensure that more and more devices are connected to the internet, the internet of everything. New applications are increasingly finding their way. For example, Ikea recently introduced a smart LED lamp based on the Zigbee wireless standard. We also see plenty of interesting developments on the network side. KPN recently launched LoRa (Long Range Low Power), a nationwide network for IoT applications. Sensors can exchange data via this network with extremely low power consumption. The downside of this is the limited amount of data, but that is not a major issue for IoT applications. These developments ensure that companies are better able to deliver value. Thanks to real-time sensor data and machine learning, for example, industries can optimize their maintenance processes.

But also closer to home we see IoT in home automation applications, integrations are becoming easier. For example, the Amazon Echo voice interface can now be connected to a multitude of devices. From your chair, for example, you can use your voice thermostat to control your smart thermostat or order a pizza. Moreover, thanks to IoT applications, companies can get to know their customers better and adjust their services accordingly.

With the IoT development, Ubiquitous Computing seems to be a step closer. Ubiquitous Computing is a scientific concept where computing is present everywhere, everyday devices and objects become “smart” and are able to communicate via the internet and users.

 

Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality: technology is becoming mainstream
Several Pokémon Go hotspots have been installed in the Kijkduin beach district in The Hague. The municipality of The Hague takes developer Niantic to court for the alleged nuisance caused by players of the mobile augmented reality game. A nice proof of the adoption and maturity of Augmented Reality, where overlays are projected over the visible (real) world. Thanks to Pokémon, AR has become mainstream. The technology is not particularly new: Layar was a precursor, but never really broke through. Inspired by the success of Pokémon, new applications will soon be released.

 

The development of technology is increasingly rapid and we do not know whether a time machine is impossible for several decades.

 

 

After starting out as an affiliate in 2009 and developing some recognized review portals, I have moved deeper into journalism and media. My experience has lead me to move into the B2B sector and write about compliance updates and report around the happenings of the online and land based gaming sector.

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Leaders Group, a new operating company which will bring Advance’s B2B sports, esports and gaming businesses under one umbrella

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Advance Announces Formation of Leaders Group, a Global B2B Sports, Esports and Gaming Intelligence Platform and Appoints Warren S. Thune as CEO

Advance and its subsidiary, American City Business Journals, today announce the formation of Leaders Group, a new operating company which will bring Advance’s B2B sports, esports and gaming businesses under one umbrella, and the appointment of Warren S. Thune as Leaders Group CEO.

Leaders Group will build on the strong foundation that Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily have built over the last 20+ years as the authoritative voice in the business of sports. The group will also include Leaders, The Esports Observer and Newzoo. These trusted brands will continue to be led by their talented management teams, but will now work collaboratively to enhance and accelerate product development, provide superior access to their collective global data assets, and build and capitalize on an increasingly connected global professional network to better serve professionals in the sports and entertainment industries.

Mr. Thune joins from Gartner and CEB where he spent fourteen years in a series of executive roles culminating in serving as Group President, SaaS and Technology Enabled Services. Prior to Gartner, he was a Senior Partner at Oliver Wyman. Mr. Thune holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

The addition of Mr. Thune and his business building experience will elevate the value proposition offered to Leaders Group’s customers through the enhancement of the group’s product and service offering, which includes:

  • Market Intelligence and Analytics – Critical and timely global data and intelligence needed to support daily business decisions.
  • Networks – Access and connectivity to globally relevant networks, such as league operators, team owners, facility operators, vendors, brands and merchants to facilitate knowledge sharing, best practices, commerce and opportunities across the global sports, technology, media and entertainment ecosystem.
  • Events – High value events with local to global perspectives through data-driven content and access to relevant industry thought leaders, practitioners and investors.
  • Media – Delivery of real-time news, insights and analysis from industry and functional experts.        

Whitney Shaw, CEO of American City Business Journals and Co-Founder of Sports Business Journal, will become Chairman of the newly established Leaders Group board of directors to which Mr. Thune will report.  Mr. Shaw said: “Warren is a talented executive with a strong track record of building high performing teams and businesses. The business models Warren has executed throughout his impressive career, his ability to manage a global organization and his experience implementing acquisition strategies make him the ideal individual for the role. By combining our media, events and analytics holdings under a single corporate entity, we will be able to more effectively serve a customer base that is increasingly trying to understand how to best operate in a more technologically connected sports and entertainment ecosystem.”

Janine Shelffo, Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Advance, stated, “The business of sports, esports and gaming is a multi-billion-dollar global business with significant unmet demand for more timely data and information and better intelligence to help participants optimize their businesses. We are enthusiastic about working with Warren and the Leaders Group team to seek additional investment and acquisition opportunities to create the most compelling and highest quality insights for clients in the industry.”

Warren S. Thune commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Leaders Group. This is an exciting opportunity to further enhance these industry leading companies and elevate our platform into the premier intelligence provider for global sports, esports and gaming professionals. I look forward to working with each of the Leaders Group businesses and their leadership teams to execute this vision.”

About Advance

Advance is a private, family-owned company that operates and invests in a broad range of media, communications and technology businesses globally.  The Advance family of companies includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, 1010data, POP, Stage Entertainment and, upon the expected completion of its acquisition in Q2, Turnitin. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Discovery, Charter Communications and Reddit. For further information, please visit www.advance.com

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First-of-its kind social platform allowing users to ‘Pick a Fight, Talk Trash and Get Rewarded by FANDOM SPORTS

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FANDOM SPORTS Teams Up with Interdependence Public Relations for Upcoming App Launch

The highly anticipated FANDOM SPORTS App will launch in June of 2019 as a first-of-its kind social platform allowing users to ‘Pick a Fight, Talk Trash and Get Rewarded.’

FANDOM SPORTS Media (FANDOM SPORTS) is pleased to announce the company has teamed up with Chicago-based public relations agency, Interdependence Public Relations for the upcoming global launch of the FANDOM SPORTS App, which is slated for release in June of 2019.

The promising, first-of-its-kind app looks to fill a current gap in the social media space for sports fans. The FANDOM SPORTS App is a new and innovative platform where sports aficionados can specifically go to cheer, argue and celebrate their favorite teams. The app also offers real-world rewards and experiences, such as custom trips to the biggest sporting events in the world, to its most loyal users.

“This is an exhilarating time for us at FANDOM SPORTS and we are very pleased to work with this renowned agency to help get the word out to eager fans who will now have a place to express themselves,” said Henri Holm, CEO and Director of FANDOM SPORTS.

IDPR has assisted some of the most notable players in the gaming and technology space including, PUBG Mobile, among others.

“We’re incredibly excited to take part in this groundbreaking launch,” said Laura Waldron, VP of Client Services for Interdependence Public Relations. “This app promises to be a slam dunk and we are eager for users to experience it themselves.”

To learn more about FANDOM SPORTS and the upcoming app launch visit: www.fandomsports.net.

About FANDOM SPORTS:

“Play. Predict. Get Rewarded.” FANDOM SPORTS Media is an entertainment and gaming company “Hell Bent” on finding and creating the best interactive sports and esports content. FANDOM SPORTS allow super fans to unleash their primal sports passions by engaging with other fans, cheering for their favourite teams and players and jeering their opponents.

The FANDOM SPORTS app allows users to unleash their primal sports passion by allowing fans to play, predict and get rewarded on real time sport and esports events. The company’s 1-2-1 strategy is built-on a Blockchain Platform two global apps with one FANCOIN economy for super fans to fight one another within an entertaining mobile application and to get rewarded for the action.

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VIE.gg Partners with Epsilon to Raise Charity Fund through P2P Esports Betting

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VIE.gg Partners with Epsilon to Raise Charity Fund through P2P Esports Betting
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VIE.gg, a member of the Esports Integrity Coalition, has made a partnership with Epsilon Esports to raise money for charities through P2P esports betting between fans and three Epsilon CS:GO players Teodor “SPELLAN” Nikolov, Kia “Surreal” Man, and Nils “k1to” Gruhne.

Each player has chosen an individual charity to support, with Surreal choosing to donate his winnings to Cancer Research UK and k1to picking Holidays From Cancer. SPELLAN has chosen Teach For Bulgaria.

Several times per week, each of the Epsilon players will place a bet of their choosing on a team that they think will win. At the end of May, all total winnings will be tallied and audited, with final donations being made to each charity.

“This is a fantastic initiative between VIE.gg and our players, and we are extremely proud to take part in helping to make the world a better place. The trio, K1to, Surreal and SPELLAN have chosen to donate their winnings to worthy charities that have important meaning to each of them and I know they look forward with great excitement to challenging esports fans.” said, Gregory Champagne, Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon Esports.

Brian Cordry, Head of Esports at VIE.gg, added, “It’s a pleasure to get to work directly with players that genuinely want to make a difference using our website. Each of these guys coming up with a charity that they want to support shows that they care about giving back to both the local and online communities. I’m excited to see how much money the guys can raise for their great charitable causes.”

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