FuFWD: Driving Toward The Future – Without A Steering Wheel. #0060

Is a car without a steering wheel – still a car? You’ll have to decide – soon. then it’s a Big Week, with tech numbers that are sure to impact your IRA. And 5g. What is it? And are marketers messing up some really good tech? This is Future Forward. I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum… let’s launch!

Driverless: What’s Next

In 2019, We’ll Have Taxis Without Drivers—or Steering Wheels
https://spectrum.ieee.org/transportation/self-driving/in-2019-well-have-taxis-without-driversor-steering-wheels

Baby, you can’t drive my cube: All the insane self-driving lounges at CES 2019
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/the-best-self-driving-shuttles-and-cars-ces-2019/

By The Numbers:

Tech is ready to respond to Wall Street’s doubts, but don’t expect a holiday miracle
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tech-companies-are-ready-to-respond-to-wall-streets-doubts-but-dont-expect-a-holiday-miracle-2019-01-17

Amazon helped 50,000 SMBs generate $500,000 in sales
https://www.neowin.net/news/amazon-helped-50000-smbs-generate-500000-in-sales

Netflix – postiive

Other chip makers worth paying close attention to include Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD, +2.57% which reports Jan. 23, and Nvidia Corp.NVDA, +3.43% AMD and Nvidia are hoping to gain some share from Intel in the corporate data center as a way to help fuel more growth, and investors will be waiting for more data. Nvidia was hit by a big drop in cryptocurrency mining that overloaded its sales channel last quarter, and suffered more jitters in December about a shortfall in its graphics processing units.

So, 5g. Ok, what is it exactly?

5G phones make a lot of promises. Here’s what to really expect
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/what-can-you-do-with-a-5g-smartphone/

What US Cities Will Get 5G In 2019?
https://www.howtogeek.com/401900/what-us-cities-will-get-5g-in-2019/

5G Is Coming This Year. Here’s What You Need to Know.

and – 5G controversy –

AT&T is branding 4G networks and phones as 5G in a marketing scam
https://www.techspot.com/news/77984-att-branding-4g-networks-phones-5g-marketing-scam.html

FuFWD: Six Legal Battles Shaping Tech #0059

Today – Six Legal Battles Shaping Tech.Is it free speech or censorship.
Copyright protection, or fair use? Today, six legal battles driving the next chapter in Technology.
We play judge and jury, and we will discuss, debate and tell you what it all means.
I’m Gene DeRose, and I’m Steven Rosenbaum, and this is Future Forward. Lets launch

Six law suits that matter. Bird Scooters, Fortnight, Netflix, Grinder, PragerU, Meta

– Free Speech.
– Copyright
– Brand Damage
– Software Product Liability
– Censorship
– Patent suit vs. VR co.

Tech’s Legal Battles Head To Court:

1, Bird Scooter Takes on Cory Doctorow

Bird Rides Inc. Demands Takedown of News Report on Lawful Re-use of Scooters
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/bird-sends-nastygram-reporter-describing-lawful-re-use-impounded-scooters

2, Fortnight Sued For Stealing Dance Moves

FORTNITE KEEPS STEALING DANCES — AND NO ONE KNOWS IF IT’S ILLEGAL
https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/20/18149869/fortnite-dance-emote-lawsuit-milly-rock-floss-carlton

3, Netflix Sued For Bandersnatch

Netflix sued by Choose Your Own Adventure publishers over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/11/18178846/netflix-black-mirror-bandersnatch-choose-your-own-adventure-book-trademark-lawsuit-chooseco

4, Grinder Sued For Harassment:

A Grindr harassment suit could change the legal landscape for tech — and free speech
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/grindr-harassment-suit-could-change-legal-landscape-tech-free-speech-n954976

5, PragerU Sues YouTube over Censorship

PragerU files new lawsuit against Google in YouTube ‘censorship’ row
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/prageru-files-new-lawsuit-against-google-in-youtube-censorship-row

6, Meta AR Patent Suit Shutters Company

‘Meta Company is insolvent’ as AR company faces patent infringement lawsuit

‘Meta Company is insolvent’ as AR company faces patent infringement lawsuit

FuFWD: 2018 Year In Review / #0056

2018 – in Review. News. Tech. Politics. Automation. Social Media. Web Video. Facebook. Amazon. Netflix. Winners and Losers. A look back this week on Future Forward. I’m Steve Rosenbaum and I’m Gene DeRose, let’s Launch.

The Year In Review:

1. News.
Newsonomics: 18 lessons for the news business from 2018

Newsonomics: 18 lessons for the news business from 2018

2. Automation
19 Artificial Intelligence Technologies That Will Dominate In 2018
https://blog.adext.com/en/artificial-intelligence-technologies-2018

3. Tech and Politics.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/10/20/tech-companies-social-media-voter-initiatives/1592854002/

4. Amazon vs. Netflix – Game On:

Netflix vs Disney: A Year of Warfare Likely Will Escalate In 2019
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-netflixs-war-disney-will-escalate-next-year-1170646

5. Facebook
https://www.techspot.com/news/77955-mark-zuckerberg-gets-roasted-guardian-year-review-video.html

6. NYC becomes a Tech Hub (amazon / google)

7. In Memoriam
https://www.businessinsider.com/startups-failed-and-took-14-billion-in-venture-capital-funding-2018-10#theranos-blood-testing-technology-1

AOL
Mic
Theranos — blood-testing technolog
Rethink Robotics — robots for manufacturing industry
Shyp — on-demand delivery platform

FuFWD: The Future of Video / #0055

today: Video Is Eating the Web. Really. Netflix is 15% of all Internet Traffic. And as YouTube’s 14th Birthday approaches, it’s feeling growing pains. Today – FutureForward unpacks Video. I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steve Rosenbaum… let’s Launch.

Rundown:

Netflix Eats Up 15% of All Internet Downstream Traffic Worldwide (Study)
Netflix Eats Up 15% of All Internet Downstream Traffic Worldwide (Study)

YouTube? The Power and Peril of The Video Network:

How YouTube’s Year-in-Review ‘Rewind’ Video Set Off a Civil War

SR YouTube removed 58 million videos between July and September this year because they broke community guidelines. More than 7.8 million of those videos were taken down because they violated community guidelines. The other 50.2 million were taken down as YouTube removed 1.67 million channels.

YouTube removed 58 million videos in the latest quarter
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/421106-youtube-removed-78-million-videos-in-latest-quarter

Popular YouTube Streamer Promotes Channel That Publishes Anti-Semitic Content
http://fortune.com/2018/12/11/pewdiepie-esemicolonr-controversy/

PewDiePie’s ties to white supremacy spell serious trouble for the future of YouTube
https://www.vox.com/2018/12/13/18136253/pewdiepie-vs-tseries-links-to-white-supremacist-alt-right-redpill

Video Future: OTT vs. Cable?

Number of Streaming Shows Overtakes Basic Cable, Broadcast for First Time, FX Reports
Number of Streaming Shows Overtakes Basic Cable, Broadcast for First Time, FX Reports

Nielsen’s Q2 Audience Benchmark Shows How Connected Devices Are Reshaping Media

Nielsen’s Q2 Audience Benchmark Shows How Connected Devices Are Reshaping Media

Television is still the most dominant media, but more young adults are connecting via internet
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/media/2018/12/12/cutting-cord-2018-tv-dominates-but-younger-users-connect-via-web/2276207002/

Video Trends that don’t look like TV

TikTok, a Chinese Video App, Brings Fun Back to Social Media

Facebook Expands ‘Watch Party’ Video Co-Viewing to Users and Pages Worldwide
Facebook Expands ‘Watch Party’ Video Co-Viewing to Users and Pages Worldwide

Vyng Hits $7 Million After Series A Funding, To Upgrade Generic Ringtones With Viral Videos
https://www.forbes.com/sites/samarmarwan/2018/12/13/vyng-hits-11-million-after-series-a-funding-to-upgrade-generic-ringtones-with-viral-videos/

FuFWD: The Future of Money

Have any spare change? Probably not – because if you’re like most of us, you’ve gone cashless. As credit cards and Apple pay turn dollars into digits – the world of money is changing. But is cashless good? What does it mean for the poor? And is it safe? Today, a special edition of Future Forward: The Future of Money.

THE FUTURE OF READING

This is Future Forward

Special episode: The Future of Reading… Are the Internet, social media, and video creating a nation of illiterates? Or is it the opposite?
Before the future, a look at the present… and it’s a pretty big story in our opinion, so we’re devoting a few minutes at the top, to the subject of what exactly is going on at Facebook. We’re big readers, but the time has come to watch, and to listen — to us.

HAS FACEBOOK LOST ITS WAY?


https://www.npr.org/2018/11/16/668508612/facebook-underfire-for-allegedly-hiring-a-republican-public-relations-team
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/11/facebooks-sheryl-sandberg-leaned-we-just-didnt-like-outcome/576046/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/11/15/the-moral-and-ethical-rot-at-mark-zuckerberg-and-sheryl-sandbergs-facebook/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2ba87c5dc31a

II. THE FUTURE OF READING

-Has the Internet ruined our ability to read anything more than 140 characters?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/25/skim-reading-new-normal-maryanne-wolf
-Video is Killing Reading: Nine in 10 consumers prefer visual content over text
https://www.inc.com/amy-balliett/this-1-type-of-content-will-dramatically-increase-traffic-to-your-website.html
-Social media is killing reading.
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/08/21/teens-social-media-study_a_23506393/
-Audio is killing reading. Are Audiobooks As Good For You As Reading? Here’s What Experts Say
http://time.com/5388681/audiobooks-reading-books/
-Hope? Update on MEDIUM: Trying to reinvent the compact between readers and writers in the digital age.
http://studyhall.xyz/blog/2018/6/12/mediums-mess-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-site-that-was-supposed-to-save-journalism

Big Tech Giants Bulk Up on New York City

This week – Big Tech Giants Bulk Up on New York City. Then – is Fake News Now Standard at The White House. And the changing face of urban transit. UberPool and Micro Transit. and more. That’s what we’ve got in store for this week’s Future Forward, I’m Gene De Rose and I’m Steve Rosenbaum – let’s launch

Tech Real Estate: NY Bulks Up

Amazon HQ2 may bypass City Council to settle in Long Island City
https://ny.curbed.com/2018/11/9/18080420/amazon-hq2-long-island-city-rezoning-andrew-cuomo

What to Expect When Amazon Arrives in Long Island City
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/what-to-expect-when-amazon-lands-in-long-island-city.html

Google Is Said to Be Shopping for More Real Estate in New York
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/what-to-expect-when-amazon-lands-in-long-island-city.html

White House and Face News:

– Jim Acosta Fake Video

White House shares manipulated Infowars video to justify CNN press ban

Jim Acosta: White House shares apparently doctored video posted by conspiracy site InfoWars to justify suspending CNN reporter’s press pass
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/jim-acosta-trump-cnn-press-conference-pass-white-house-infowars-sarah-sanders-a8623441.html

Sarah Sanders Defends Tweeting Video Of Jim Acosta Incident Amid Claims Clip Was Doctored
Sarah Sanders Defends Tweeting Video Of Jim Acosta Incident Amid Claims Clip Was Doctored – Update

The Future of Urban Traffic. Parking, Micro-Transit, and Uber, and Driverlesss Cars.

Uber Pool

CITIES AND MICROTRANSIT

How issues of microtransit, congestion and parking are closing in on cities

Uber offers up Ride Pass monthly subscription service for discounted rates on rides
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/10/31/uber-ride-pass-2018-monthly-subscription-discount-flat-rates/1830339002/

Humanizing Apple News

This week – Google Employees walk out world wide. Then, the battle between Bumble, Match and Tinder gets ugly and Apple news, doubles down on Politics – and Humans. That’s Future Forward for this week I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steve Rosenbaum let’s launch.

SR: This week – Google Employees walk out world wide.
GD – Then, the battle between Bumbble and Match and Tinder gets ugly
SR: and Apple news, doubles down on Politics – and Humans
GD that’s Future Forward for this week I’m Gene DeRose
SR and I’m Steve Rosenbaum let’s launch –

SR: This week – Google Employees walk out world wide.
GD – Then, the battle between Bubble and Match battle gets ugly
SR: and Apple news, doubles down on Politics – and Humans
GD that’s Future Forward for this week I’m Gene DeRose
sR and I’m Steve Rosenbaum let’s launch –

The Google Walkout – What it means:

Google walkout organizer: ‘I hope I still have a career in Silicon Valley after this’

Google walkout organizer: ‘I hope I still have a career in Silicon Valley after this’

Google employees worldwide walk out over allegations of sexual harassment, inequality within company
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/11/01/google-employees-worldwide-begin-walkout-over-allegations-sexual-harassment-inequality-within-company/?utm_term=.3a8b1646593f

WHY THE GOOGLE WALKOUT COULD BE A TURNING POINT FOR TECH
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/why-the-google-walkout-could-be-a-turning-point-for-tech

Battles in Dating Land:

Tinder and Bumble Are Seriously at War

Bumble drops its $400M lawsuit against Match, but this battle isn’t over

Bumble drops its $400M lawsuit against Match, but this battle isn’t over

Apple News Gets Real

Apple News’s Radical Approach: Humans Over Machines

Apple News will launch real-time election results section on November 6

Apple News will launch a real-time election results hub on November 6

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/

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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