Sergio Barrientos (Xensei)

1,385 Flips | 13 Magazines | 81 Likes | 39 Following | 197 Followers | @xensei | 18+ years of experience in the interactive marketing and digital media universe. Now exploring the convergence of TV, digital and physical worlds.

These Men Helped Create Cambridge Analytica. Here Is Their New, Very Similar Startup.

Chris Wylie, a data scientist whose work was at the center of a massive Facebook controversy, said publicly that he helped create “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool.” Two of his associates who also helped build that tool have been quietly building another company to analyze and influence …

The 'Genome Hacker' Who Mapped a 13-Million-Person Family Tree

Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research.<p>Yaniv Erlich has been a white-hat hacker and a geneticist at Columbia University, and now he works for a genealogy company.<p>This unusual career trajectory has led, most recently, to a 13-million-person family tree unveiled …

Genealogy

How Will Artificial Intelligence Impact Digital Marketing in 2018?

From sarcastic and brilliant Siri to Tesla’s self-driving cars to Google AI that can learn video games in mere hours, Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing industries one by one. The next target of AI in 2018 would be the digital marketing field which is already in a dynamically evolving phase.<p>…

Cathay Pacific Launches 360-Degree Video Campaign

Cathay Pacific Airways has launched an interactive 360-degree video campaign.<p>With one tap on a mobile device, prospective travelers are transported …

Wander helps you travel spontaneously - to a budget

My favorite feature in SkySkcanner is the ability to pick a destination airport, and see where in the world you can fly to, and at what cost. I actually once planned an entire trip around Europe using this tool, which took me to Switzerland, Italy, Malta, France, and Belgium.<p>Wander takes this to …

Robinhood's plan to open financial markets to the masses

While most were following the closure of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns during the 2008 financial crisis, there was another important change occurring: the rise of algorithmic trading. Due to the inefficiency and excess of humans coordinating trades, computers began processing about 95% of the …

Your Airline Data Could Be Target, Vulnerable To Hackers

Airline security has become increasingly stringent since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with each additional incident leading to a new limitation for …

How Harley-Davidson Used Artificial Intelligence to Increase New York Sales Leads by 2,930%

It was winter in New York City and Asaf Jacobi’s Harley-Davidson dealership was selling one or two motorcycles a week. It wasn’t enough.<p>Jacobi went for a long walk in Riverside Park and happened to bump into Or Shani, CEO of an AI firm, Adgorithms. After discussing Jacobi’s sales woes, Shani, …

Introducing the Qantas Dreamliner.

Heart of Travel | Southwest Rapid Rewards

As a thank you to its most loyal Customers, Southwest Airlines® teamed up with digital artist Joshua Davis to turn their flight data into …

flydubai Partners With FlyNava Technologies For Pricing Decision Support

Dubai-based carrier, flydubai, partnered with FlyNava Technologies to provide automated support when making pricing decisions.<p>Ramesh Venkat, Chief …

easyJet creates new digital ancillary revenue stream with GetYourGuide partnership

The following article was published by Future Travel ExperienceeasyJet has partnered with GetYourGuide to offer passengers access to tours and …

Customers

FLY THE UNFRIENDLY SKIES

FLY THE UNFRIENDLY SKIES - BY KEVIN MANEY @kmaney / NEW WORLD/AIRLINES / The internet made flying hell but may have a nice escape slide

Chattanooga-based Skuid raises $25 million for its “codeless” app development toolkit

Pitching a “codeless” user interface that allows anyone in a business to develop applications for business intelligence, Skuid has raised $25 million in new financing.<p>Based in Chattanooga, Tenn., Skuid is indicative of the type of startup that is cropping up outside of the traditional innovation …

San Francisco

Top 7 Chatbot Monetization Strategies You Need to Know

Chatbots are new and hot but how do you get them to make money for your company?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chatbots are new and hot but how do you get them to make money for your company? Is it really possible to leverage chatbots to generate sales? More …

Chatbots

How Fisher-Price Toy Designers Channel Their Inner 4-Year-Old

A tight deadline on a new Batman toy revealed just how far VR could take a team through the toy design process.<p>Fisher-Price calls it the Batbot Xtreme. A towering 28 inches of crime-fighting hyperbole, the Batbot is a Batcave on legs, complete with tracheal elevator, the pop-out wingspan of an …

HTC Vive’s upcoming tracker hacked to work with Google Daydream

Back at CES we met a small creative studio with some big technical plans for the HTC Vive’s upcoming Tracker peripheral.<p>The team’s name was Master of Shapes, and they were one of the groups that HTC had gathered to showcase some of the many applications for the new device. Specifically, they made a …

Virtual Reality

Snapchat Spectacles, the trendy social media wearable, now for sale online

Snap Inc., the company behind the millennial-centric social media platform Snapchat, first released its camera-equipped Spectacles last November. …

These sleek prefabs come with smart home features

Go inside a 720-square-foot “Coodo”<p>Another day, another prefab company trying to lure you into the out-of-the-box home dream. This time, Coodo from Hamburg, Germany, shows off its newly completed project, a 720-square-foot “Coodo 64,” installed in Bielefeld, Germany.<p>With rounded edges (also seen in …

Virtual Shop Assistant Chatbot with Amazing Image Recognition

There has been some significant progress in “deep learning”, AI, and image recognition over the past couple of years; Google, Microsoft, and Amazon …

The future of mobile video is virtual reality

After the dust settles, the real takeaway from Instagram’s cloning of Snapchat is that the connected camera revolution is just beginning. Instagram Stories sends a powerful message to hundreds of millions of people for the first time: No moment is too small to capture with your smartphone camera.<p>A …

Advertisers Beware: Audiences Are Taking Longer Than Ever to Watch TV Shows

Advertising is still sold based on the number of viewers within three or seven days of an episode airing, but audiences are taking their sweet old …

The MIT-Developed Tech That Could Make Pokémon Go Even Better

A new technique called Interactive Dynamic Video could make augmented reality apps far more realistic.<p>Without a doubt, <i>Pokémon Go</i> is the smash hit of the summer, and for good reason: As half-formed as the gameplay is, there’s something truly thrilling about pointing your phone at the world around …

A new app wants to help you beat the credit card companies

Our increasingly automated world should make driving safer. It could also make things safer for your checkbook.<p>And just like with cars, it takes a …

Video

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>England bids for first World Cup final since 1966<p>Millions of fans will watch …

Inside EurekAlert, the News Hub That Shapes the Science You Read

Scientists discover a new planet that might be able to support life. A drug that targets certain cancer receptors. Evidence of a previously unknown …

Molotov is defining the future of TV

For the smartphone generation, the idea that you have to sit in front of the TV at a very specific time to watch something is archaic and unconceivable.<p>And yet, I’ve been using Molotov for three months, and I can clearly say that the startup represents the future of TV.<p>Molotov is what Apple has …

Moon Icon

<i>The rise of mobile video consumption, ‘cord cutting’ and streaming services have led many to claim that TV, as a device in the home, is dead. Despite</i> …

Smart TV

Social Media and the Loss of Curiosity

From MySpace and Hi5 to Facebook and Twitter, our relationship with social media has evolved over the past 15 years. Unfortunately, this may have led …