August 25, 2014photo by Tomiaki TamuraThe recent summer storms have blanketed the desert landscape with sprouting green all around Arcosanti. This timely gift from heaven gives our dedicated groundskeepers much needed relief from their daily watering routines.[photo & text by Tee]
The European Commission has reportedly resumed its review of Liberty Global’s planned takeover of Dutch cable operator Ziggo, after temporarily putting a hold on proceedings earlier this month.At the beginning of August the EC said it had paused its review after “new facts” came to light and that it was awaiting additional information from Liberty Global.The commission now says it will decide whether to approve the deal by November 3. It had previously said it would rule on the deal by October 17.
Linius Technologies has partnered with video solutions experts, Hemisphere, to build a ‘hyper-personalized video advertising prototype’.The solution will be made globally available on Linius’ SaaS platform, Linius Video Services, and is designed to let advertisers analyse unique ads at a granular level across any number of customised video streams.“The hyper-personalized advertising prototype is a logical extension of our strategy to encourage partners and third-parties to build solutions with virtual video on our SaaS platform, LVS,” said Linius CEO, Chris Richardson.“The hyper-personalized advertising prototype offers previously impossible data combinations, which power hyper-targeted ad delivery and analysis.”Hemisphere managing director, Glyn Beaumont, said: “For the first time, advertisers can combine viewer, contextual and frame-level consumption data with AI-generated metadata. No two people ever need see the same advertisement again.”Linius is an Australian company specialising in personalised video tech. In November the firm appointed Netflix’s former director of content acquisition, Simon Gallagher, to its advisory board.Gallagher was one of three high-profile board appointments, alongside: former Sky UK head of operations, David Butorac; and Newstag co-founder and a former member of the Swedish parliament, Camilla Dahlin-Andersson.