Where the Digi-Capital ‘Augmented and Virtual Reality Report Q1 2017’ deals database tracked $1.5 billion investments in the last 12 months up to Q1 2017, there was only $600 million of M&As in the same period.
What will be a key core competency for successful companies in the Future? Transactional activity will be almost entirely automated — algorithms and machine learning will simultaneously reduce the need for routine interactions while opening up new avenues for customer engagement.
Source: Bain & Company
European startups are now taking the lead in artificial intelligence, building new tech hubs, and drawing investment from traditional industrial stalwarts. Last year, a record-setting $13.6 billion was invested in Europe’s tech sector, compared with $2.8 billion in 2011.
Source: Project Syndicate
Adults in the UK will spend an average of 53 minutes per day watching digital video this year, that’s more than double what it was five years ago. By 2019, 10.1% of daily media time, and almost 20.0% of daily time spent with digital activities, will be devoted to watching digital video.
Video entertainment has evolved. ABI Research evaluates expectations of the TV as a Service (TVaaS) business model, and finds that TVaaS revenues will grow from 10% in 2016 to 35% of video software revenues in 2021.
Source: ABI Research