Archive for “January, 2018”

Noto’s Twitter Escape Hatch, Teens and Tech, Drone Dreams #0013

A Block: Why would Noto leave Twitter for SoFi?

Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns to become SoFi CEO
Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns to become SoFi CEO

B Block – Loving and Hating

Loving Hyper
Hating: YouTube

C Block: Teens and Tech

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests
Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

D Block: Drones – toy’s or the future of surveillance, distribution, and transportation?

Taking DJI’s Mavic Air for a spinb
https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/24/taking-djis-mavic-air-for-a-spin\\

Do we all “Live In Public”? Is Social Media On the Mend? Future Forward #0012

This week The Sundance Indie Film Resurgence – at risk? And, now that we all really do “Live In Public” is Josh Harris ready for his Prime Time relaunch?

On Loving and Hating. Gene Loves Wikipedia but is fairly fed up with Twitter.

Then, is social media conquering hate speech? Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube land a short victory lap.

And Finally – YouTube can’t abide by teens who put laundry detergent in their mouth. The Tide Pod Challenge is shut down – but is YouTube taking its role as digital safety monitor too far?

Facebook Redux, Bitcoin Bubble, and Black Mirror. Future Forward Podcast #0011

Future Forward – Rundown: 1/14/18

Loving…

MINECRAFT

Most important tech product in the world right now…

a) http://time.com/4354135/minecraft-bestelling
b) global dominance #’s… (below slide)

as important to MSFT as youtube has been to GOOG
http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-minecraft-100-year-brand-2016-9 

***This which shows the 3d holo future envisioned, run from 2:25 mark…

Hating…

ADDRESS BOOKS / CALENDARS

It’s just still such a clusterfuck — if i’ve already talked about this lmk but it’s a big deal and a collossal miss by the digital powers to deprive us of a true interoperable solution.

1 – the post outlook dystopia or how the world fell apart after 1997
https://goo.gl/images/HKeV99

2 – all the great pretenders
Drupe reimagines the address book with $3 million in funding

3 – one beautiful hope SUNRISE
https://goo.gl/images/HJ2A7B
https://goo.gl/images/K9pVMH

4 – blame:  microsoft, apple, google. then everyone else
https://www.theverge.com/2016/5/11/11657960/microsoft-shutting-down-sunrise-app

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– Facebooks Big Changes ahead.

Facebook can’t be fixed
Facebook can’t be fixed

Facebook stock dips after the platform deprioritizes publishers
Facebook stock dips after the platform deprioritizes publishers

Mark Zuckerberg just made a sweeping change to Facebook that will affect 2 billion people and tons of businesses
http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-explains-facebook-news-feed-changes-2018-1

– The Bitcoin Bubble

The bitcoin bubble is a joke, and you’re the punchline
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/01/12/the-bitcoin-bubble-is-a-joke-and-youre-the-punchline/?utm_term=.2ab9a07ec3eb

KFC Accepts Bitcoin In Canada Now
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d345xj/kfc-accepts-bitcoin-in-canada-now

The Public Relations Battle For Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency
https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwynne/2018/01/12/the-public-relations-battle-for-bitcoin-and-cryptocurrency/&refURL=https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/

– Web Video Winners (and losers)

– Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
– Letterman (Obama and more)
– Black Mirror seasons 4

Review: In ‘Electric Dreams,’

Black Mirror seasons 4
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/black_mirror/s04/

Letterman sits down with Obama, but both men seem rusty and off their game
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/letterman-sits-down-with-obama-but-both-men-seem-rusty-and-off-their-game/2018/01/11/2b6dc8c0-f70c-11e7-a9e3-ab18ce41436a_story.html?utm_term=.981a0633598e

CES 2018 – The Battle For Consumer Engagement


 

CES Kicks off Jan 9th – Preview:

Alexa / Smart Speakers

Amazon in the spotlight again as it aims to get Alexa everywhere
https://www.geekwire.com/2018/ces-2018-preview-amazon-spotlight-aims-get-alexa-everywhere/

Smart speakers everywhere
What to expect at CES 2018

TV’s Future

At CES, giants old and new battle over TV’s future
https://www.cnet.com/news/ces-2018-media-preview-disney-hulu-fox-facebook-youtube-google/

Health Tech

Wearables/Health
https://www.ces.tech/Show-Floor/Marketplaces/Wearables

Cars / Driverless

Smart Cars and The Internet of Things
http://time.com/5085091/ces-2018-dates-preview/

Phones

Who is Bixby? Why CES 2018 is critical for Samsung
https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-ces-2018-bixby-voice-assistant-tvs-refrigerators-home-appliances/

Augmented Reality
http://time.com/5085091/ces-2018-dates-preview/