Turbotodd

Ruminations on tech, the digital media, and some golf thrown in for good measure.

Archive for January 6th, 2017

Now On The Tee…The Twitter And PGA Tour Twosome

leave a comment »

Seeing as it’s going to be arctic cold throughout much of the U.S. this weekend, for golf fans frozne out of the course it could be a good time to become situationally aware of a new deal between Twitter and the PGA Tour.

According to VentureBeat, Twitter has signed a deal to broadcast more than 70 hours of live PGA Tour Golf coverage from 31 tournaments throughout the remaining 2016-2017 season.

Twitter will become the exclusive global platform to broadcast golf coverage, which will generally include up to 90 minutes of the early Thursday and Friday morning hours from PGA Tour Live’s “over-the-top”) OTT subscription.

Twitter viewers will be able to access pre-play analysis, interviews, and live competition from the first two holes of each day’s PGA Tour Live Marquee Groups.

This builds on Twitter’s NFL partnership to stream Thursday night NFL games in full this season.

Twitter golf coverage starts at the CareerBuilder Challenge on January 19th, and will continue through the season-ending Tour Championship in September of this year.

Written by turbotodd

January 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Posted in 2016, golf, pga tour, twitter

Panasonic, IBM Partner On Digital Concierge

leave a comment »

Panasonic and IBM have announced their work together on a digital concierge service to enhance consumer experiences and expectations while traveling.

Today’s consumers expect a seamless, easy and personalized travel experience, and a hotel’s digital capabilities and amenities can impact a traveler’s decision about where they book a stay.

So, Panasonic and IBM are introducing a creative and immersive experience that not only benefits the consumer, but also allows hotels to upgrade traveler experiences in the competitive hospitality market.

The Panasonic Digital Concierge applies Watson and IBM cloud to a digital mirror design for hotels and other hospitality industry customers.

Using the digital mirror, hotel guest will be able to have a spoken dialogue with Panasonic’s Digital Concierge to quickly obtain a host of information about the hotel and its services, entertainment and shopping opportunities, transportation, weather, and other topics related to their stay.

Panasonic and IBM will also partner to extend their collaboration to applications for the Panasonic-developed LinkRay. This technology enables users to automatically receive content from digital signage or light source by merely pointing a LinkRay app-equipped mobile device at such a source.

Integrated with hospitality applications in customers’ mobile phones, this enables a whole range of new opportunities to enhance consumer experiences around location based services and content consumption through the cloud.

The Panasonic Concierge is on display at CES 2017 in IBM’s Client Center at the Venetian Hotel. Additionally, this week at CES, Panasonic announced the introduction of the Panasonic Cognitive Infotainment platform with IBM Watson, which is on display at CES 2017 in the new Chrysler Portal Virtual Concept at the Panasonic booth, as well as IBM’s Client Center at the Venetian Hotel.

Written by turbotodd

January 6, 2017 at 9:01 am

%d bloggers like this: