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2017 – Year In Review for Tech.

Loving: The Internet

Though there are persistent perils, negative consequences and a wide range of issues that need to be monitored, managed, and reconciled, the Internet as much as anything has been the indispensable engine for the many voices driving positive change in the world, that have been heard over the past few years, culminating in the tsunami of 2018, the #metoo movement.

2. 2017 – The Year Tech Begins Soul Searching


http://fortune.com/2017/01/20/google-searches-its-soul/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/12/12/former-facebook-vp-says-social-media-is-destroying-society-with-dopamine-driven-feedback-loops/

3. 2017. Facebook, Russia and Fake News

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/11/donald-trumps-fake-news-tactics

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/19/marist-poll-fake-news-now-second-most-annoying-phrase-among-americans/964626001/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/12/22/duped-russian-disinformation-campaign-facebook-says-tool-tell-you/977132001/

4. 2017 – M&A moves – IPO horizon’s

– Verizon Closes Massive Yahoo Deal
– Meetup + WeWork
– Will WeWork, Spotify, and Blue Apron go public? Will this bring on a buying spree?

http://fortune.com/2017/06/02/new-york-tech-acquisitions/

What Ever Happened To Social Shopping?

Future Forward #008

What Ever Happened To Social Shopping?

w/Steven Rosenbaum and  Gene DeRose

In 2011 Tech Crunch wrote: “There are about a million Tweets a day with the word “I Want,” and now there is a mobile photo sharing app that can capture all those things people want and share them with the world. The iPhone app is called Want!, the site is Want.it, and the concept is simple: you take a picture of things you want, give it a description, and share it with friends.”

It was the right idea, too early maybe. But today -Gene says Social Shopping is ready for prime time – so why isn’t it taking off?

A New Mobile App For "Quickly Window Shopping The World." Do You Want.it?

The 5 Best Tools for Social Commerce in 2018

https://www.chainstoreage.com/technology/taking-social-media-marketing-next-level/

Pinterest:

https://www.fastcodesign.com/90152812/pinterest-sees-the-future

Facebook:

Will Facebook’s foray into social commerce give OLX and Quikr the jitters?

Fancy.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fancy.com

The Fancy’s E-Commerce Expansion Continues With Launch Of “Buy” Button For Web Publishers

Etsy:

https://theblackfin.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/ross-etsy-recommendations.jpg

Steve and Gene’s Holiday Gift Guide

Here at Future Forward – we spend every waking hour thinking about tech. How it works, were it’s broken, and how it impacts our lives, our families and our future. And that means thinking about new gizmo and gadget and scribbling down our favorites for months.

So, as the season of gift giving arrives, and tech is at the top of lots of naughty and nice lists – we’re taking that knowledge and creating the Steve and Gene Future Forward gift guides for your shopping pleasure.

No matter who you shop for – even if that person is you – we’ve found some amazing gifts to snatch up before the other elves grab them up.

Gaming / AR / VR
https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/best-tech-gadgets-holiday-gift-guide-2017/2900-1652/
https://www.polygon.com/features/2017/11/13/16536768/holiday-gift-ideas-2017-christmas-hanukkah-xbox-ps4

Tech /Audiophiles:
https://www.engadget.com/holiday-gift-guide-2017/#/all/all
http://nymag.com/strategist/article/music-lover-audiophile-gift-guide.html

Smart Home:
https://techcrunch.com/gallery/9-smart-home-gifts-for-a-smarter-smart-home/

Travelers
http://nymag.com/strategist/2017/11/best-travel-gifts-2017.html

Charity / Giving
https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=4440

Oh, and just for a splash of Grinch – Shitty Charities to watch out for:
https://www.charitywatch.org/charitywatch-hot-topics

– Feed the Children
– Kars for Kids
– Wonder Work
– VietNow

Top paid Charity CEO’s (you’ll never guess who’s #1)

https://www.charitywatch.org/top-charity-salaries

Changes In Startup Land: Etsy, Meetup, Kickstarter, Tumblr

LOVING…
The Silent Life: http://www.androidguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/the_silent_life-4.png

ENDORSING…
Hour of Code https://hourofcode.com/us

CHAPTER 1

Etsy:

Inside the Revolution at Etsy

Meetup

WeWork Buys Meetup, the Service for Bringing Hobbyists Together
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/28/business/dealbook/wework-meetup.html

WEWORK IS BUYING MEETUP AMID AN INCREASINGLY DISCONNECTED WORLD
https://www.wired.com/story/why-wework-is-buying-meetup/

Tumbler

Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp is leaving the company after more than a decade
https://www.recode.net/2017/11/27/16706032/tumblr-david-karp-leaves-ceo-yahoo-oath

KickStarter

KICKSTARTER LAUNCHES DRIP, A NEW SERVICE THAT LETS FANS SUBSCRIBE TO THEIR FAVORITE CREATORS
https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/15/16652582/kickstarter-drip-creator-subscription-service-announced-perry-chen-interview