ESPN-Star then got into action and picked up telecast rights of the tournament for the next two editions for $9 million and $40 million respectively and introduced feeds in regional languages. Sony Pictures Networks, which had a fledgling sports bouquet in 2014, bagged the rights for all FIFA events until 2018 for $90 million. … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup 2018: Strong viewership, passion for the beautiful game make it a winning property
Matanya Horowitz’s company, AMP Robotics, uses computer vision and machine learning at recycling centers to identify and sort materials twice as fast as humans, extracting a greater value from the recycling stream. More than 50 of its systems have been installed in recycling centers worldwide. AMP Robotics’s technology makes it possible to identify and recycle specific items, such as Starbucks’s recyclable paper coffee cups. “Because we have this robot that doesn’t get tired or lose its focus, we’re able to sort these additional materials at basically no marginal cost to facilities,” says Horowitz, explaining that humans work alongside the robots to help remove larger contaminants that the machines can’t handle (such as pieces of wood). In the past year, the system has learned to recognize more than three dozen new material categories and thousands of new form factors. … [Read more...] about Matanya Horowitz’s recycling robots are saving the planet, one Starbucks cup at a time
In Raleigh, North Carolina, the statue of a former newspaper publisher who was also a white supremacist was removed on Tuesday. In Sacramento, a tribute to John Sutter, a settler famous for his role in the California gold rush who enslaved and exploited Native Americans, was taken down this week. And in Dallas, construction crews recently removed a statue of a Texas Ranger, long seen as a mythical figure in Texas folklore, amid concerns over historical episodes of police brutality and racism within the law enforcement agency. … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matter | From Columbus to Confederates, anger about statues boils over
“Almost 80 percent of the top 10 spenders in mobiles are the Chinese brands…. Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus, Xiaomi. They have displaced others such as Micromax and Karbonn. The Chinese have invested heavily in marketing especially in cricket for great visibility,” said Sandeep Goyal, Chairman, Mogae Media. … [Read more...] about Call to boycott Chinese goods gets louder; but what about advertising sector?
Both Star and Sony have a sizeable bouquet of cricket content available on their networks. While the former has media rights for IPL, ICC, ACC, cricket in New Zealand and Bangladesh, along with regional T20 tournaments like Tamil Nadu Premier League and Karnataka Premier League, Sony has rights to seven cricket boards namely, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, England, Australia, Zimbabwe and Pakistan along with rights to popular T20 tournaments like the Caribbean Premier league and Australia’s Big Bash League. … [Read more...] about BCCI media rights: Facebook, Google may spoil the party for Star and Sony