Publish or Perish: Can The Media Survive The Plague of Platforms?

Rundown:

Publishers: Whipsawed by promise and Peril, can they find their footing in this ever-changing world?

Chapter #1 / Publishers lost their access to their audience, now they’re fighting to get it back:

‘A big resurgence’: Publishers get a boost from Twitter video

‘A big resurgence’: Publishers get a boost from Twitter video

Google is replacing Facebook’s traffic to publishers
https://www.recode.net/2018/2/15/17013618/google-facebook-traffic-publishers-amp-chartbeat

Video Briefing: Snapchat cozies up to more publishers for video shows

Video Briefing: Snapchat cozies up to more publishers for video shows

Facebook’s algorithm has wiped out a once flourishing digital publisher
http://www.businessinsider.com/littlethings-online-publisher-shuts-down-and-blames-facebook-algorithm-2018-2

Facebook launches a local news accelerator for publisher
Facebook launches a local news accelerator for publishers

Chapter #2 Events? Subscriptions. Can that be it?

‘No silver bullet’: Publishing’s ‘incremental’ revenue often doesn’t replace lost ad dollars

‘No silver bullet’: Publishing’s ‘incremental’ revenue often doesn’t replace lost ad dollars

‘It’s going to end in tears’: Reality check is coming for subscription-thirsty publishers

‘It’s going to end in tears’: Reality check is coming for subscription-thirsty publishers

Chapter #3 Pivot To Video? Not so much?

Google turns on the charm with publishers by focusing on subscriptions


Google turns on the charm with publishers by focusing on subscriptions

Here’s An Abridged Timeline Of Digital Media’s Pivot To Video
https://www.fastcompany.com/40534037/heres-an-abridged-timeline-of-digital-medias-pivot-to-video

For Digital Publishers, The “Pivot To Video” Bloodbath Is Here
https://www.fastcompany.com/40516189/for-digital-publishers-the-pivot-to-video-bloodbath-is-here

Bonus Round: Or – Blockchain?

AD LIB PODCAST: PO.ET CEO JARROD DICKER ON WHY BLOCKCHAIN COULD SAVE PUBLISHING
http://adage.com/article/podcasts/ad-lib-podcast-po-ceo-jarrod-dicker/312545/

Startup Raises $20 Million to Build ‘YouTube on the Blockchain’
https://www.coindesk.com/lino-raises-20-million-youtube-fight/

Good Bots vs. Bad Bots – Episode #0016

Bots. The Good, The Bad, The Evil. How to understand the coming Battle of the Bots

– Twitter Bots

How to spot a Twitter bot
https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/13/16125852/identify-twitter-bot-botometer-spambot-program

Twitter executive on fake news: ‘We are not the arbiters of truth’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/02/08/twitter-executive-on-fake-news-we-are-not-the-arbiters-of-truth/?utm_term=.bd3f243444a2

– Facebook Bots

How do you know if a Facebook account is real or fake?
https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001850.htm

– Linked In

LinkedIn scams – how to spot fake connection requests & fake recruiters
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-scams-how-spot-fake-connection-requests-bukhari/

How to Spot the Most Common LinkedIn Scams
https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-avoid-linkedin-scams-2062693

Human Tests

Think fast – this system watches you answer questions to make sure you’re human
Think fast – this system watches you answer questions to make sure you’re human

What’s the difference between “good” bots and “bad” bots?
https://www.axios.com/how-bots-and-fake-accounts-work-1513306547-4b0214b2-3277-422a-b492-06a1c0e2c61e.html

The SCAMMERS:

The Follower Factory – Inside social media’s black market.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/27/technology/social-media-bots.html

After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced

Build Your Own Chat Bot;

Amazon Lex – Conversational interfaces for your applications Powered by the same deep learning technologies as Alexa
https://aws.amazon.com/lex/?sc_channel=PS&sc_campaign=pac_ps_q4&sc_publisher=google&sc_medium=lex_nb_pac_search&sc_content=chatbot_p&sc_detail=chatbot&sc_category=lex&sc_segment=webp&sc_matchtype=p&sc_country=US&sc_geo=namer&sc_outcome=pac&s_kwcid=AL!4422!3!243293793597!p!!g!!chatbot&ef_id=WkeymgAAAIVvYQ8g:20180221164537:s

14 MOST POWERFUL PLATFORMS TO BUILD A CHATBOT
https://www.marutitech.com/14-powerful-chatbot-platforms/

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Technologist / Business Leader / Author
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Space Talk with Elon Musk, What Will Amazon Eat Next?

Space Talk with Elon Musk, What Will Amazon Eat Next?

– Let’s Talk About Space

SpaceX aims to make history 3 more times in 2018
SpaceX aims to make history 3 more times in 2018

Lockheed Martin will work with startups to send their tech into space

Lockheed Martin will work with startups to send their tech into space

The global technopolitics of space exploration
https://www.ft.com/content/68ee09e8-0ced-11e8-bacb-2958fde95e5e

SpaceX could save NASA and the future of space exploration
http://thehill.com/opinion/technology/372994-spacex-could-save-nasa-and-the-future-of-space-exploration

Loving and Hating:
Loving: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/live-ly/id1085024470?mt=8
Hating: Network TV

– What Will Amazon Eat Next?

Amazon said to launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx
Amazon said to launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx

What Could Amazon’s Approach to Health Care Look Like?
https://hbr.org/2018/02/what-could-amazons-approach-to-health-care-look-like

– Does Facebook Need a Downvote?

Facebook confirms test of a downvote button for flagging comments
Facebook confirms test of a downvote button for flagging comments

Future Forward: The Apple Edition. Apple’s Future Beyond Computers.

Future Forward: The Apple Edition.
Can Apple’s Fortunes Be In Speakers, AirPods, and TV Shows? Just maybe yes.

Wherefore HomePod, Apple?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3252248/home-tech/homepod-lock-in-ipod.html

https://www.inverse.com/article/40652-apple-homepod-review-siri-ai-ios

Tech Spec Showdown: Apple HomePod vs Amazon Echo vs Google Home

AirPods

Apple saw $5.5 billion in revenue from AirPods, Watches, TVs and other products last quarter

What is Caffeine?

Ex-Apple execs take on Twitch with launch of new social broadcasting platform Caffeine

Apple Watch

https://techcrunch.com/video/apple-watch-series-3/59b841f944a64b2476f73e68/

What’s up with APPle’s new Sony Execs? Apple TV?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3250699/streaming-media/what-apple-must-do-to-establish-its-new-video-service.html

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/16/apple-hires-sony-tv-original-programming/

http://fortune.com/2017/06/16/apple-tv-sony-pictures/apple

Apple Video Deals

Apple Working on ‘Are You Sleeping’ TV Show Starring Octavia …
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/01/10/apple-see-drama-series/

Apple Inks Deal for ‘See’ Futuristic Drama Series Written by Peaky …
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/01/03/apple-are-you-sleeping-octavia-spencer-tv-show/

Dana Tuinier Joins Apple As Comedy Executive In Worldwide Video …
Dana Tuinier Joins Apple As Comedy Executive In Worldwide Video Division

Apple commissions series from ‘La La Land’ director
https://www.ft.com/content/8314eb9a-01fb-11e8-9650-9c0ad2d7c5b5

Apple taps SNL veteran Kristen Wiig for new comedy series for T
Apple taps SNL veteran Kristen Wiig for new comedy series for TV package

EXTRA CREDIT:

-Should Apple Aquire Netflix?
http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-acquiring-netflix-would-make-sense-for-apple-2018-1

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/

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