Can TECH save politics?

Can TECH save politics? Apple’s Got New Tricks up its Sleeve and Drones. Quick – look up! I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum – and this is Future Forward. Let’s Launch

Future Forward: #0048

– Apple Tech, PR, and More

Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johnpaczkowski/apple-tim-cook-bloomberg-retraction

Apple Invites Media to October 30th Event in New York City
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/18/apple-event-new-york-city/

It’s official: Apple sends out invitations for the new iPad event on October 30
https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-ipad-and-macbook-announcement-date-2018-10

– Drones

Skydio’s self-flying drone can now be controlled using just an Apple Watch
https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/17/17984640/skydio-r1-self-flying-ai-drone-apple-watch-control-new-features

Drone journalism’s battle for airspace
https://www.cjr.org/innovations/drones-faa-journalists-airspace.php

Drone startup Airware crashes, shuts down after burning $118M

Drone startup Airware crashes, shuts down after burning $118M

– Tech and Poltiics –

Inside a Failed Silicon Valley Attempt to Reinvent Politics
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-20/inside-a-failed-silicon-valley-attempt-to-reinvent-politics

UBER IS HELPING MAKE IT SUPER-EASY (AND FREE!) TO GET TO YOUR POLLING PLACE TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6
– https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/free-uber-rides-voting/

Steven Rosenbaum
Executive Producer
PNN / Progress News Network

Cell / Text (anytime) 917-930-2511

PNN on Facebook
PNN on YouTube
PNN on Twitter

This week -Amazon AMAZES this week with a raft of new Gizmo’s

This week -Amazon AMAZES this week with a raft of new Gizmo’s, Instagram has a bad press week and Machine Learning, known as AI – could reframe EVERYTHING and I’m Steven Rosenbaum,
I’m Gene DeRose and this is Future Forward… let’s launch


AMAZON ANNOUNCEMENTS (MANY!)

Echo HomePod? Amazon wants you to build your own

Echo HomePod? Amazon wants you to build your own

Everything you need to know about the Amazon Echo
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/amazon-echo-alexa-everything-you-need-to-know/

Amazon’s Echo event seems to have lost an iPhone X notch
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/9/20/17884470/amazon-echo-event-iphone-x-notch-photoshop

Seven Amazon Echo speakers – which is right for you?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/08/28/seven-amazon-echo-speakers-which-right-you/1105311002/

Amazon’s microwave works with Alexa, automatically reorders popcorn
https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-to-make-alexa-powered-microwave/

What’s up with Instagram:

Instagram is testing a native resharing feature for the feed
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/20/17884170/instagram-regram-native-reposting-sharing-feed-test

Instagram’s new TV service recommended videos of potential child abuse
https://www.businessinsider.com/instagram-tv-service-igtv-recommended-potential-child-abuse-2018-9?op=13

This week in Machine Learning:

Amazon launches Scout, a machine learning-powered visual shopping tool

Amazon launches Scout, a machine learning-powered visual shopping tool

Machine Learning Confronts the Elephant in the Room
https://www.quantamagazine.org/machine-learning-confronts-the-elephant-in-the-room-20180920/

Apple’s Latest Silicon Doubles Down on Machine Learning
https://www.electronicdesign.com/embedded-revolution/apples-latest-silicon-doubles-down-machine-learning

Future of Photography – Future Forward, Special Edition.

Taking, editing and sharing photos has never been more fun, useful, and untethered — so why does managing digital collections have to be such a confusing and unsatisfying pain in the butt? We’re all over that, with a special Future of Photography edition of our show today. But first, some report cards have come in for how social networks are grappling with fake news. Then we’ll zoom in to picture the future, including the new iPhone XS; Apps and cloud services for photos; and some scary news about what IBM and the NYPD have been up to for the past ten years. Get focused, and stand in the light — you’ve arrived at the latest edition of Future Forward! I’m Steve Rosenbaum. And I’m Gene DeRose. Let’s launch!

Gene: Taking, editng and sharing photos has never been more fun, useful, and untethered — so why does managing digital collections have to be such a confusing and unsatisfying pain in the butt?

Steve: We’re all over that, with a special Future of Photography edition of our show today. But first, some report cards have come in for how social networks are grappling with fake news.

Gene: Then we’ll zoom in to picture the future, including the new iPhone XS; Apps and cloud services for photos; and some scary news about what IBM and the NYPD have been up to for the past ten years.

Steve: Get focused, and stand in the light — you’ve arrived at the latest edition of Future Forward! I’m Steve Rosenbaum.

Gene: And I’m Gene DeRose. Let’s launch!

====

INTRO / LOVING-HATING
LOVING… Prisma
HATING… Apple’s Family Sharing

1– SOCIAL NETWORKS’ FAKE NEWS REPORT CARD

2 new studies add to the debate about social media in the era of fake news…

Facebook beats Twitter at fighting fake news, a new study found
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/15/17862198/facebook-fake-news-study-twitter-stanford-nyu

68% of Americans Get News from Social Media… Yet 60% Also Expect it to be “Largely Inaccurate”

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2018

And Let’s Not Forget about Instagram
https://1851franchise.com/instagram-takes-measures-to-combat-fake-news-2707681

2— FUTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

a- SMARTPHONE CAMERAS KEEP GETTING BETTER

Video: New iPhone’s Extraordinary Photo Features
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/business/technology/apple-shows-off-new-iphone-xs-camera-features/2018/09/12/4a987b38-b6b9-11e8-ae4f-2c1439c96d79_video.html?utm_term=.236ab9d60ffe
<<>>

Under the Hood: Apple’s Best AI is in its Camera.
https://qz.com/1390638/youll-find-apples-best-ai-in-its-camera/

Apple Raises the Ante in the Smartphone Camera Arms Race
https://www.independent.ie/business/technology/tech-gaming/could-the-new-iphone-xs-be-a-real-alternative-to-a-camera-37315518.html

b- PHOTO APPS KEEP COMING — AND GOING

Angel List: 1,146 Photo Sharing Startups / Average Valuation: $4.2m
https://angel.co/photo-sharing

Best of Breed of Current Batch: EMOJER, Out of Y-Combinator

Emojer – New HomePage

15 of the Best Photo Apps on Android and iOS
https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-photo-apps

c-MANAGING PHOTOS KEEPS SUCKING

OM: Some thoughts on Google Photos vs. Apple Photos

Some Thoughts on Google Photos vs Apple Photos

Best Cloud Storage Services for Photos
https://www.consumerreports.org/digital-cameras-photography/best-cloud-storage-services-for-photos/

From albums to phone cases, here’s how to bring your digital photos into the real world
https://www.popsci.com/digital-photos-into-real-world

Shutterfly ($1.2 billion annual revenue) Buys Lifetouch for $825m Cash — Jan 2018
http://www.startribune.com/shutterfly-to-buy-eden-prairie-based-lifetouch-in-825m-deal/471810094/

d- FACIAL RECOGNITION KEEPS GETTING SCARIER: IS THIS 2018— OR 1984?

First Google, then Amazon, now IBM and the NYPD are painting a scary, Orwellian picture of the future…
https://www.fastcompany.com/90237393/with-petition-protest-targets-ibm-over-nypd-surveillance-technology

INTERCEPT First Reported: From 2007 to 2016, NYPD and IBM Collaborated on Technology to Search Surveillance Footage by Skin Color
https://theintercept.com/2018/09/06/nypd-surveillance-camera-skin-tone-search/

Listen to 4 min Report Aired Thursday on NPR:
https://www.wnyc.org/story/nypd-video-was-used-develop-software-id-people-skin-color

***

CODA / IF THERE IS TIME…

SPEAKING OF FAKE NEWS:

Does Apple’s Gushy Rhetoric at Product Announcements Make it the Trump of Tech?

The 7 most egregious fibs Apple told about the iPhone XS camera

SO MANY PHOTO APPS… FURTHER READING:

Chatbooks raises $11.5 million to put photo printing on autopilot

https://www.suite48a.com/monetization/

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wjx95x/hipstamatic-instagram-what-happened-to-hipstamatic

https://www.visual1st.biz/program2018/

7 Photo Startups Destined For Greatness

https://www.theverge.com/2013/11/5/5039216/everpix-life-and-death-inside-the-worlds-best-photo-startup

https://www.theverge.com/2016/3/2/11140928/app-store-economy-apple-android-pixite-bankruptcy

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2014/11/18/shutterfly-acquires-groovebook/#24e328055bbe

Instagram Revenue and Usage Statistics (2018)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thestoryexchange/2018/04/18/meet-the-startup-thats-satisfying-social-medias-thirst-for-beautiful-photos/#10549f313091

https://www.axios.com/instagram-facebook-new-life-mark-zuckerberg-fe7adc49-1305-47d2-a576-a458181c9f92.html

Change at AOL, CBS, and Alibaba – The Fall Fallout? FuFWD

Big changes in Media and Tech this week. Changing of the Guard, or is it more? Then, the web fights back against extremist video And, Tech gets called to testify before Congress. it’s a busy week here at Future Forward. I’m Steve Rosenbaum And I’m Gene DeRose… Let’s Launch!

Twitter Truth Ombudsman? Future Forward #0041

Gene Says Twitter Needs a Truth Ombudsman. Giuliani Say’s Truth is over. Magic Leap gets Luke Warm Reception. And We Travel To Burning Man… All this week on Future Forward.

Rundown;

Future Forward. Episode #0041 8/20/18

2:30pm

What is truth? Can it still exists?

Rudy Giuliani says ‘truth isn’t truth’
https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/19/politics/rudy-giuliani-truth-isnt-truth/index.html

Preet Bharara Bashes Rudy Giuliani: ‘Doesn’t Remember What The Truth Is’
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/preet-bharara-rudy-giuliani-bill-maher_us_5b77c1d6e4b05906b413d957

Twitter CEO commits to fixing the platform’s ‘toxic’ content problem, but gives no timetable
https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/19/media/twitter-jack-dorsey-reliable-sources/index.html

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Denies Shadowbanning Conservatives – But Says Company Is “Left-Leaning”
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Denies Shadowbanning Conservatives – But Says Company Is “Left-Leaning”

What’s up with Magic Leap / VR with Money To Burn?

The Magic Leap One mixed reality headset is shipping today for $2,295
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/8/17661758/magic-leap-one-mixed-reality-spatial-computing-headset-price-shipping-release-date

Magic Leap One Developer Review – An Ambitious Headset with Untapped Potential

Magic Leap One Developer Review – An Ambitious Headset with Untapped Potential

Magic Leap Is Now David Versus Apple’s Goliath, & Microsoft Goes Hollywood
https://next.reality.news/news/market-reality-magic-leap-is-now-david-versus-apples-goliath-microsoft-goes-hollywood-0186584/

Website
https://www.magicleap.com/

Let’s talk about Burning Man, ok?

Building Burning Man looks way more fun than attending
https://www.fastcompany.com/90218632/building-burning-man-looks-way-more-fun-than-attending

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