Disney and HBO say companies will face massive investment demands as big media continues developing DTC streaming services (DIS, NFLX, AMZN, AAPL)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence “Digital Media Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. As big media continues to develop direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming services, companies will face massive and growing investment demands, according to two articles examining the SVOD strategies by Disney and WarnerMedia’s HBO. […]

911 mobile services are gradually returning after CenturyLink outage

911 services are gradually coming back online in several states and cities following an outage. An outage at a CenturyLink data center affected 911 mobile calls in Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, Missouri, Seattle, Salt Lake City and other locales. CenturyLink’s status page notes the issue, caused by a “network element” problem, started at around noon Eastern […]

These are the top 5 startups across digital freight services, warehouse robotics, AI, last-mile delivery robotics, and self-driving cars

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and self-driving technology are helping the transportation and logistics industry finally transform by cutting costs, optimizing delivery routes, and automating mundane tasks. Startups will be the lynchpin of this transformation because they specifically target areas of need  with cutting-edge solutions. Business Insider Intelligence examined the top 5 startups within five key […]

How consumers rank the top delivery services in the US — and how they stack up against the growing threat of Amazon (AMZN, FDX, USD)

The transportation and logistics industry is undergoing a massive shift as a result of surging deliveries. Daily parcel volumes are higher than ever before — but so are customers’ expectations for cheap and fast fulfillment.  BI Intelligence To keep up with mounting demand, retailers and their logistics partners have been racing to develop more efficient […]

She Disrupted Financial Services. Now It's on to South African Society

“What are we all going to do next?” The question took Magda Wierzycka — then CEO of African Harvest Fund Managers — by surprise. She was focused on fulfilling the majority shareholder’s wish to sell the business and “hadn’t given the future much thought.” “There are about six of us,” continued Niki Giles, the firm’s […]

How banks can use personalized services to increase customer satisfaction and compete with fintechs

The ability to conduct banking activities via a sleek mobile app is no longer enough to satisfy consumers — it’s table stakes. Banks need to focus on deploying robust personal finance management (PFM) features that pull consumers in. There are three common approaches banks can take to effectively implement these tools. It’s no longer enough […]

Can You Check Out Mental Health Services at Your Local Library?

This story is part of a series between OZY and Well Being Trust called Mental States of the Nation, where we explore ways that different states across the U.S. are enforcing and facilitating mental health parity. We think of libraries as a place to improve our minds through education and information. Now, some libraries are […]

While iPhone sales remain stagnant, Apple services hit $10 billion in revenue

Enlarge / One of several styled Apple logos associated with the October 30 event. (credit: Apple) Apple announced on its earnings call today that it had surpassed its revenue estimates for Q4 2018. The iPhone maker boasted $ 62.9 billion in revenue, slightly more than the $ 60-62 billion it previously estimated, as well as […]