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CastBox CEO on the AI-driven Future of Podcasts

Castbox CEO on the AI-driven Future of Podcasts

China and US-based startup Castbox, unofficially known as the Netflix of podcasts, allows users to stream live podcasts, engage with speakers, and upload their own premium content. Founder and CEO Renee Wang explains how the app works, who its main users are, and where she sees the podcast industry heading in the future.

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Dusky Saudi Arabian Skyline from Arabic Live Streaming Platform RingTv

RINGS.TV’s ‘Loops’ Connects the Arab Community Through Its Live Social Platform

For Bryan Loh and the team at RINGS.TV, building a live streaming platform specifically for the arab community seemed like a no brainer, especially given the success of similar platforms like Periscope and Facebook live. What those platforms lacked, however, was knowledge of the Arab market, something that Loh and his team had in spades.

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hyScore.io Aggregates, Analyzes and Automates Contextual Analysis using its Content Intelligence Platform

Imagine you’re a car manufacturer who wants to advertise on a news site, but you don’t want your advertisement to run alongside a story about the diesel emissions scandal. Or you sell something in an online shop and need to comb through the reviews, social media feeds and comments to figure out what users want in the next product upgrade or what they think of your customer service. Building a tool that could aggregate and analyze all the keywords, phrases and tonalities—whether the sentiment is positive or negative—would take a couple of years, a specialized development team, and at least half a million dollars. Enter hyScore.io, a customizable API that combines natural language processing and machine learning to create solutions for native advertising, contextual targeting, URL/text inventory searches and any number of other uses.

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Distributed Media Lab’s Chief of Technology on Why He Wanted a Serverless Architecture

Sam Parnell has been an AWS evangelist most of his career. While Chief Technology Officer at popular sports news site Bleacher Report, he ran the company “100 percent on AWS.” When Turner Broadcasting acquired Bleacher Report in 2012, Parnell got involved with aspects of the media giant’s infrastructure, and again started moving critical operations into the cloud.

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