MisinfoCon, Future of Sex, and Me Too. #0040

Today: The web fights back on Fake News – but can it be stopped or even slowed down? We’ll take you to MisinfoCon – the front lines on the battle to fight back.
Then – The future Sex, what has online porn meant to a new generation?
And The Me Too Movement and tech – women make a stand. This is Future Forward, I’m Steve Rosenbaum and I’m Gene DeRose – Let’s Launch.

Rundown:

MisInfoCon in Washington:

FIGHTING INFORMATION DISORDER

Fighting Information Disorder

FBI Task Force Sharing Information About Online Trolls
https://www.voanews.com/a/fbi-task-force-sharing-information-about-online-trolls/4516728.html

Why Is The Right Dominating Web Video?
MediaPost
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/322927/why-is-the-right-dominating-web-video.html

Teens and Sex:

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

The scary effects of pornography: how the 21st century’s acute addiction is rewiring our brains
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/scary-effects-pornography-21st-centurys-accute-addiction-rewiring/

When Children Say They’re Tran
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/when-a-child-says-shes-trans/561749/

TECH AND #METOO MOVMENT

500 Startups surveys the early wreckage of a sexual harassment scandal
https://www.recode.net/2017/8/2/16081510/500-startups-dave-mcclure-sexual-harassment-impact-demo-day

Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment
https://nyti.ms/2usF1td?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Powerful VC Says Sexual-Harassment Problem Is Just ‘Perceived As a Reality’
http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/07/vinod-khosla-downplays-vc-sexual-harassment-problem.html

Why Is Web Video Dominated by Conservative Voices? FuFWD #0038

Inside the Right-Wing YouTube Empire That’s Quietly Turning Millennials Into Conservatives

Inside the Right-Wing YouTube Empire That’s Quietly Turning Millennials Into Conservatives

Why the Right Is Dominating YouTube
And why the left needs to own the future of online video.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3dy7vb/why-the-right-is-dominating-youtube

James Damore, Google, and the YouTube radicalization of angry white men
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/13/james-damore-google-memo-youtube-white-men-radicalization

Media Matters: Under Facebook’s new algorithm, conservative meme pages are outperforming all political news pages
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2018/07/24/under-facebook-s-new-algorithm-conservative-meme-pages-are-outperforming-all-political-news-pages/220768

ALEX JONES KEEPS ON STREAMING DESPITE YOUTUBE’S LIVE BAN
http://adage.com/article/digital/alex-jones-streaming-youtube-s-live-ban/314393/?utm_source=mediaworks&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=adage&ttl=1533244619&utm_visit=262078

But in text, it’s a different story

Twitter Responds to Shadow Banning Outcry: ‘We Have a Lot More Work to Do to Earn People’s Trust’
https://www.thewrap.com/twitter-responds-to-shadowbanning-scandal-we-have-a-lot-more-work-to-do-to-earn-peoples-trust/

And social too:

Under Facebook’s new algorithm, conservative meme pages are outperforming all political news pages
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2018/07/24/under-facebook-s-new-algorithm-conservative-meme-pages-are-outperforming-all-political-news-pages/220768

But – all is not lost.

The Future of Media:

Visualizing the Future of Media and Entertainment

Predicting the Future of Media and Entertainment

Roku:The King Of TV?
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/322590/the-king-of-tv.html

Block chain? CIVIL and the future of media?
https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2018/07/civil-future-media.html

Future of Food – Delicious or Scary? FuFWD #0037

So, let me ask.. are you hungry? This week on FutureForward… we explore the Future of Food. It’s kind of delicious, and a bit scary. Then Reddit responds as users flee. And Facebook get’s caught in a self-inflicted free speech wound. I’m Steven Rosenbaum. And I’m Gene DeRose – and this is FutureForward.

Loving / Hating:

Hating: Articles w/o Dates / Date-Stamping

Reddit Responds To Users

Reddit expands chat rooms to more subreddits

Facebooks Free Speech / Hate Speech Challenge

Dems and GOP unite, slamming Facebook for allowing violent Pages

Dems and GOP unite, slamming Facebook for allowing violent Pages

Facebook Shouldn’t Censor Offensive Speech
https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/internet-speech/facebook-shouldnt-censor-offensive-speech

FUTURE OF FOOD

The Future of Food

Disrupting the future of food at IFT18
https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/12181-disrupting-the-future-of-food-at-ift18

CRISPR CAN SPEED UP NATURE—AND CHANGE HOW WE GROW FOOD
https://www.wired.com/story/crispr-tomato-mutant-future-of-food/

The future of food, served up right here in augmented reality
https://www.economist.com/the-world-if/2018/07/07/the-future-of-food-served-up-right-here-in-augmented-reality

A global food crisis may be less than a decade away

Kylie Jenner, AT&T, and VC Cash

This week. The end of a love story. My 11 year affair with AT&T is over. Then the Kylie Jenner rocket ship, and what it means for the future of commerce And the summer of the VC. We’ll explore deals that matter I’m Gene DeRose
and I’m Steven Rosenbaum – and this is Future Forward.

FuFWD Rundown:

• AT&T vs. DOJ

Why I Fired AT&T
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/321887/why-i-fired-att.html

Justice Department appeals Time Warner-AT&T merger approval
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/12/justice-department-will-appeal-time-warner-att-merger-approval-dow-j.html

• Kylie Jenner:

• How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years
• https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesdigitalcovers/2018/07/11/how-20-year-old-kylie-jenner-built-a-900-million-fortune-in-less-than-3-years/

Venture Capital Deals Of Interest

– MediaMath, a New York-based operating system for marketers and ad agencies, raised $225 million from Searchlight Capital Partners. It previously raised over $100 million from Spring Lake Equity Partners, Akamai, Safeguard Scientifics, Catalyst Investors and Observatory Capital. http://axios.link/5SFQ

– Greenhouse, a New York-based recruiting platform, raised $50 million from Riverwood Capital. http://axios.link/ZL12

– Cosential, an Austin, Texas-based provider of CRM and proposal automation software for construction and architecture, raised $34 million in new funding from JMI Equity. www.cosential.com

– Lumiata, a healthcare-focused predictive analytics startup based in San Mateo, raised $11 million in funding. Khosla Ventures and BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners co-led, and were joined by Sandbox Industries and Intel Capital. http://axios.link/FQlr

– Octi, a Los Angeles-based VR platform focused on human movements, raised $7.5 million in seed funding from backers like Shasta Ventures, I2BF Ventures, Bold Capital Partners, Day One Ventures, Human Ventures Live Nation and AB InBev. http://axios.link/IBXW

– Spring Health, a New York-based mental wellness platform for businesses and employees, raised $6 million in seed funding. ReThink Impact led, and was joined by Work-Bench, BBG Ventures, The Partnership Fund for NYC, RRE Ventures and the William K. Warren Foundation. http://axios.link/xFpm

Future Forward Summer Camp!

Summer means it’s time for the Allen & Company Conference in Sun Valley. We didn’t get an invite – so we decided to host our own, virtually!

So, here’s the Future Forward Summer Retreat (Virtual), with a star-studded guest list, and some pretty provocative one on one conversations.

First, the guests:
Tim Armstrong – Oath
Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook
Tim Cook – Apple
Sundar Pichai / google
Satya Nadella / Microsoft
Reed Hastings / Netflix
Kevin York Systrom – Instagram
Shantanu Narayen, CEO Adobe
Randall Stephenson, CEO, AT&T
Meg Whitman – New TV
Jack Dorsey – Square and Twitter
Evan Spiegel – Snap
Jeff Bezos – Amazon
Elon Musk – Tesla
Ben Silberman – Pinterest
Hans Vestberg, CEO Verizon
Mark Thompson, CEO The NY Times
Rupert Murdoch, CEO Fox
Bob Iger, Disney
Now, the encounters:

– Tim Cook has coffee with Jack Dorsey
– Mark Zuckerberg has a drink with Mark Thompson
– Tim Armstrong plays tennis with Jeff Bezos
– Rupert Murdoch and Bob Iger talk about Disney and Fox.
– Hans Vestberg Randall Stephenson
– Elon Musk and Reed Hastings

Go90 Gone! Summer Rentals at VRBO. Is Tech Dumb Money for Hollywood?

It’s Summertime! Can the web help you land a spot on the beach? We’ll take a dip in the water. Then, what happened to Go90? The hundreds of millions down the drain, and you’ve never heard of it. And finally – can the siren song of Hollywood lure tech? You Betcha! I’m Gene DeRose –
And I’m Steve Rosenbaum – and this is Future Forward – let’s launch!

Vacation Homes:

Air B&B public in 2019
VRBO / Home Away

Tips for beach rentals through VRBO, Airbnb

Tips for beach rentals through VRBO, Airbnb

It’s Not Just Airbnb — HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

It’s Not Just Airbnb — HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

Marriott CEO explains why it took 10 years to enter vacation rentals dominated by Airbnb
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/04/marriott-ceo-arne-sorenson-on-entering-home-sharing-dominated-by-airbnb.html

side bar:

Google Calendar gets an ‘Out of Office’ mode

Google Calendar gets an ‘Out of Office’ mode

Go 90 – Gone.

Verizon is pulling the plug on go90

Verizon is shutting down go90

BIG TECH AND HOLLYWOOD – REALLY?

Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

The Melania Jacket Incident and Calculated Chaos, IGTV, and is Free Dead?

This week – what happened to FREE? Apps, plugins, music? Is Free Dead On The Web? We’ll investigate.Then – The Melania Jacket Incident – what it tells us about the state of social media and Calculated Chaos, and Instagram is now taking on YouTube – and released a worthy adversary. It’s a frothy week on Future Forward. I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum – let’s Launch!

Future Forward rundown:

Is The Era Of Free Dead?
What the “Melania Jacket” image tells us about how Calculated Chaos works.
Instagram Video (IGTV) Game Changer?

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Is The Era Of Free Dead?

WILL PROGRESSIVE WEB APPS MEAN THE END OF THE APP STORE?

Will Progressive Web Apps Mean The End Of The App Store?  

Apple’s ‘Free App of the Week’ is gone in iOS 11
https://www.cultofmac.com/507481/apples-free-app-week-promo-gone-ios-11/

The End of Owning Music: How CDs and Downloads Died
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/owning-music-buying-vinyl-cds-downloads-streaming-w521504

What the “Melania Jacket” image tells us about how Calculated Chaos works.

Melania Trump’s ‘don’t care’ jacket isn’t the first time her wardrobe has become the story
http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-melania-trump-style-statements-20180622-story.html

Melania Trump Wore a Jacket Saying ‘I Really Don’t Care’ on Her Way to Texas Shelters

First Family fashion scandals
https://www.axios.com/first-family-fashion-scandals-obama-trump-melania-hillary-clinton-be760e65-f2b7-4f3c-8b67-65d52d93ebb6.html

Instagram Video (IGTV) Game Changer?

Welcome to IGTV

Welcome to IGTV

The Future is Vertical

The Future is Vertical

Who Can Post Videos On IGTV? These Instagram Users Can Get In On The Fun
https://www.elitedaily.com/p/who-can-post-videos-on-igtv-these-instagram-users-can-get-in-on-the-fun-9554826

Space. The Final Frontier. So why are so many Billionaires trying to get there?

Space. The Final Frontier. So why are so many Billionaires trying to get there?
This week – the Space Edition of Future Forward. We’ll look at some of our favorite explorer’s Musk, Bezos, Branson, and Allen. Who’s winning the space race? And whatever happened to NASA? Yup. We’ve privatized space. So, ready to blast off? Let’s Launch!

4 Billionaires Trying to Make Space Travel a Reality
https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/billionaires-making-space-travel-reality-14597945

MUSK:

Elon Musk and the Failure of Our Imagination in Space
https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/elon-musk-and-the-failure-of-our-imagination-in-space

This Startup Got $40 Million to Build a Space Catapult
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-14/this-startup-got-40-million-to-build-a-space-catapult

Oxford Space Systems raises $8.9 million for spacecraft component business
http://spacenews.com/oxford-space-systems-raises-8-9-million-for-spacecraft-component-business/

SpaceX simplified: A quick guide to Elon Musk’s space company
https://www.cnet.com/news/spacex-guide-to-elon-musk-space-company/

SpaceX is giving Wall Street a reason to bet on Tesla

SpaceX is giving Wall Street a reason to bet on Tesla

BEZOS:

Jeff Bezos teased plans to give away some of his $140 billion in wealth
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/14/amazon-jeff-bezos-teased-plans-to-give-away-some-of-his-140-billion.html

For Jeff Bezos, Space Is the Place
https://newrepublic.com/article/148641/jeff-bezos-space-place

Who’s First to Mars: Musk, Bezos or Boeing?
https://www.thestreet.com/technology/first-to-mars-musk-bezos-or-boeing–14609868

BRANSON:

Richard Branson Is Training to Beat Jeff Bezos Into Space. It Involves a Lot of Tennis
http://fortune.com/2018/05/28/richard-branson-jeff-bezos-commercial-space-travel-virgin-galactic-blue-origin/

Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic is ‘2 or 3’ flights away from taking people to space
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/29/richard-branson-virgin-galactic-is-2-or-3-flights-away-from-space.html

Paul ALLEN:

Billionaire Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch preps for first flight this summer
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/05/17/billionaire-paul-allen-stratolaunch-first-flight.html

Why is Paul Allen building the world’s largest airplane? Perhaps to launch a space shuttle called ‘Black Ice.’

Why is Paul Allen building the world’s largest airplane? Perhaps to launch a space shuttle called ‘Black Ice.’

It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/04/16/it-would-be-the-worlds-largest-airplane-its-being-built-by-a-billionaire-and-its-getting-ready-to-fly/?utm_term=.c05e992cb138

WHAT ABOUT NASA?

NASA’s Opportunity rover is fighting for its life in a Martian dust storm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/06/14/nasas-opportunity-rover-is-fighting-for-its-life-in-a-martian-dust-storm/?utm_term=.16236f6da1cd

Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks

Apple’s WWDC Challenge, Gene Goes To Camp, Fake News Horror! FuFWD #0031

This week Apple comes out swinging on the impact of digital on children – and, what about new Apple Hardware? No fancy new Apple gear for the faithful – but why? Then, Personal Democracy Forum looks hopeful, while the Fake News Horror show is – well – Scary. And Culture Camp promises to solve urgent, vexing business problem. So, did it work? I’m Steven Rosenbaum and this is Future Forward. The Podcast for the Optimistic and the Paranoid. I’m Gene DeRose – let’s Launch!

This week

Rundown:

Loving and Hating:

Loving:
Hating:

Apple and the iKid Generation

Apple acknowledges the iKid generation at its developer conference with new parental controls
http://theconversation.com/apple-acknowledges-the-ikid-generation-at-its-developer-conference-with-new-parental-controls-97853

Apple WWDC 2018: what’s new? All the announcements from the keynote
https://www.techradar.com/news/apple-wwdc-2018-keynote

Why was there no new hardware at Apple’s WWDC 2018?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.recode.net/platform/amp/2018/6/8/17440130/apple-wwdc-2018-hardware-software-arkit-siri-ios12-iphone-tim-cook-podcast

At Apple’s WWDC 2018, accessibility pervades all
https://www.google.com/amp/s/techcrunch.com/2018/06/07/at-apples-wwdc-2018-accessibility-pervades-all/amp/

What Thought Leaders Are Thinking:

– PDF

Home

– The Fake News Horror Show’

https://www.fakenewshorrorshow.org/

– Culture Camp

Grant McCracken Culture Camp 2018

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The CODE Conf, Roseanne vs. Twitter, And GitHub Gets Gobbled Up.

This week – There’s nothing Meek about Mary’s Data. Growth hackers – beware! In fact, the Code Conference was a festival of battles – Spotify vs. Facebook, ATT vs. the FTC. Murdoch against, well – who knows? And, then – the internet. We can just blame the web. All that plus Rosanne and Twitter – Free Speech or Hate Speech. We’ve got all the play by play… this week on Future Forward.. So let’s launch!

1) The Code Conference. The Big Take Aways

Recode Daily: Sandberg, Spiegel, Murdoch: It’s Day 1 of the Code Conference
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/29/17405038/recode-daily-facebook-sandberg-snapchat-spiegel-fox-murdoch-conference

Recode Daily: Spotify, Uber, AT&T, Airbnb, Stitch Fix, Alibaba. Day 2 of the Code Conference was packed.
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/31/17412930/recode-daily-spotify-uber-att-airbnb-stitch-fix-alibaba-code-conference-interview-newsletter

Full video and transcript: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson at Code 2018
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/30/17397164/att-randall-stephenson-time-warner-transcript-code-2018

Code 2018: When will Silicon Valley take responsibility for its products?
https://www.recode.net/2018/6/1/17415236/silicon-valley-responsibility-facebook-uber-spotify-kara-swisher-peter-kafka-casey-newton-podcast

Inside This Year’s Invite-Only Code Conference
https://www.bizbash.com/inside-this-years-invite-only-code-conference/los-angeles/story/35700/#.WxVellMvy3I

Full video and transcript: Spotify CEO Daniel Ek at Code 2018
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/31/17397188/full-transcript-spotify-daniel-ek-code-2018

Full video and transcript: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel at Code 2018
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/30/17397120/snap-ceo-evan-spiegel-transcript-code-2018

2) The Mary Meeker Deck (the power of projecting the future by looking at the past)

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report: New Online Users Are Getting Harder to Find
http://fortune.com/2018/05/31/mary-meeker-internet-trends-report-smartphone-growth-internet/

20 takeaways from Meeker’s 294-slide Internet Trends report

Here’s Mary Meeker’s essential 2018 Internet Trends report

Full video and transcript: Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker at Code 2018
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/30/17411618/full-video-transcript-kleiner-perkins-mary-meeker-trends-presentation-slide-deck-code-2018

3). What Rosanne teaches us about Twitter.

Why Roseanne Barr’s racist Twitter rant is not a free speech issue
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/roseanne-barr-racist-twitter-free-speech-violate-rights-a8378901.html

Roseanne Barr, Back on Twitter, Has More to Say

—> Extra Credit: Microsoft Buys Git Hub