At the top of my 2016 predictions was the concern over digital trust, can consumers trust digital systems with their information? It’s hard to say if this year was a tipping point or not, there were quite a few scandals but the primary events that could fuel this disturbance was the San Bernardino iPhone crack and the purported DNC hack that may have been perpetrated by foreign actors. If there is any truth to the latter, the repercussions could be monumental; however, this remains to be proven.
It seems that many of the 2015 headlines continue to gravitate towards security and customer privacy concerns. In fact, the exposure of customer data by MCX has proven to be nearly an insurmountable hurdle for CurrenC which now leaves Apple Pay as the leader in this space.
Looking back at 2014, the decline in television viewership is undeniable, and while broadcast TV didn’t implode it’s pretty clear that viewership is moving to on-demand video streaming. For that matter, just look at the top rated broadcast program, for the second consecutive year it was football and if NFL Sunday Ticket has it’s way this might be the last year this happens.