futures blog

Category: media

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digital, media

Killing off ‘cloud TV’?

Jeff Yang and Andrew Hawn have been looking at this week’s US Supreme Court decision which ruled that the Aereo “cloud DVR” service was illegal. The decision will probably kill… Read More »

stream

media, technology

Some notes from Stream

Andrew Curry writes: Stream, WPP’s annual tech ‘un-conference’, held by tradition at a former Club Med resort near Athens, has just finished. I’m going to try to catch a snapshot… Read More »

A future of advertising

advertising, brands, media

A future of advertising

Andrew Curry writes: I have been meaning to post this for a while, but better late than never. The Wire, which is the in-house magazine of WPP, our parent company,… Read More »

If you’re not paying, you’re being sold

advertising, digital, media, television, trust

If you’re not paying, you’re being sold

Andy Stubbings writes: One trend we’ve been monitoring for a while, as readers of this blog will know, is the rising level of concerns over data privacy and security to… Read More »

Myth comics

culture, media

Myth comics

Anand Rao writes: There is no escaping it. Religion has always been the zeitgeist in India and despite the strife it causes, it is beloved to the Indian psyche. India’s… Read More »

Losing interest in Facebook

digital, media, technology

Losing interest in Facebook

Andy Stubbings writes: “If you want to know how people will use technology tomorrow” a popular saying goes, “look at what young people are doing today”. To add to the… Read More »

Making it real

digital, media, television, virtual

Making it real

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i5FlC1MpkE&feature=player_embedded] Andrew Curry writes: It’s become a cult on the web since Tiger Woods crashed his car in mysterious circumstances last weekend, but this CGI-enhanced report from Taiwanese television of… Read More »

Sporting tw**ts

media, sport, technology

Sporting tw**ts

Oliver Wright writes: Humans have always been predisposed to gossip. French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville once said “If an American was condemned to confine his activity to his own… Read More »

Bits (or bytes) of the future

media, technology

Bits (or bytes) of the future

Tom Ding writes: You may have noticed that Wired, the ‘magazine about what’s next’, recently re-launched in the UK after a twelve year hiatus. We’ve held off rushing to judgment,… Read More »