Archive for “May, 2018”

Pets go BIG. Netflix beats Comcast. G.D.P.R. WTF? FuFWD #0029

This week US Web companies scramble as the EU kicks our ass with four little letters. G.D.P.R. So, what is it exactly? Then – you know, while no one was paying attending Netflix and Chill just got bigger than Comcast. Wow. And this week in Venture Capital. Crazy Cash for Pets – what could go wrong there? I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum, and this is Future Forward… Let’s Launch!

What the Hell is GDPR?

The Birth Of GDPR: What Is It And What You Need To Know
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewrossow/2018/05/25/the-birth-of-gdpr-what-is-it-and-what-you-need-to-know/#36af62c155e5

Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent”

Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over ‘forced consent’

GDPR jokes to help ease the pain

GDPR jokes to help ease the pain

It’s Time To Talk About Netflix

Netflix is now worth more than Comcast
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/23/17386696/netflix-reed-hastings-comcast-worth-more

For a moment, Netflix was worth more than Disney
http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/24/investing/netflix-disney-comcast-market-value/index.html

Is Netflix Uninvestable? Two Insiders Weigh In
https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkobayashisolomon/2018/05/22/is-netflix-uninvestable-two-insiders-weigh-in/#185 3f60b2175

Netflix magic market number larger than big cable company’s magic market number

Netflix magic market number larger than big cable company’s magic market number

Dog Walking Services? WTF?

Rover Raises 155m.

Dog-sitting startup Rover just raised $155M

On-demand dog walking app Wag raises $300 million from SoftBank Vision Fund

On-demand dog walking app Wag raises $300 million from SoftBank Vision Fund

Dog-Walking App Wag, Which Is Kind of Like an Uber for Dogs, Reportedly Loses Another Good Boy
https://gizmodo.com/dog-walking-app-wag-which-is-kind-of-like-an-uber-for-1826029927

Trevor Noah Kills Video, ZTE Flips, Machines and Media – Future Forward #0028

This week – China’s ZTE. A massive threat, or never mind, just kidding? Then, can Machines make the future of Journalism less full of Fake News? the NYC Media Lab says maybe it can. All that plus, I’m going to share the untold story of my ongoing feud with Trevor Noah. Yup, it’s about Free Speech, and so far, I’m taking a beating. That’s Future Forward for this week. I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum, Let’s launch.

Facebook F8. Google IO – Future Forward

This week Facebook’s F8 developers Conference – announces Dating service, Oculus Go and Watch Party. Then Google I/O show’s off Google AI and Talking Robots. Its Big tech – making big moves.
Then, some of our favorite startups hit the end of the road. That’s Future Forward for this week. I’m Steven Rosenbaum and I’m Gene DeRose… let’s launch!

THE BIG CONFERENCES –

loving / hating –

FACEBOOK F8

Here Are Some Key Takeaways From Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference

Here Are Some Key Takeaways From Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference

The Virtual Insanity of F8

The Virtual Insanity of F8

The F8 Developer Conference is over: Here’s everything Facebook announced

The F8 Developer Conference is over: Here’s everything Facebook announced

GOOGLE I/O

8 big announcements from Google I/O 2018

8 big announcements from Google I/O 2018

The 5 best things from Google I/O this year
https://www.cnet.com/news/5-best-things-from-google-io-2018/

THE DEADPOOL:

Dead pool

Birchbox

Birchbox has sold majority ownership to one of its hedge fund investors after sale talks with QVC fell through
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/1/17305940/birchbox-recap-viking-global-qvc-merger-sale

Basically, no one wanted to buy Birchbox
https://www.fastcompany.com/40567089/basically-no-one-wanted-to-buy-birchbox

Birchbox invaded by Vikings, leaving investors empty-handed

Birchbox invaded by Vikings, leaving investors empty-handed

Klout – is out.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/05/klout-is-out-social-media-mojo-ranking-service-to-shutter/

Medium abruptly cancels the membership programs of its 21 remaining subscription publisher partners

Medium abruptly cancels the membership programs of its 21 remaining subscription publisher partners

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Oculus Go, The NewFronts, and More!

it’s time for the NewFronts? Don’t know what that means, you’re not alone. It’s the launch of all the new Web Show’s in one jammed packed week. Lot’s to share on the future of web video. Then – Oculus Go is out in the wild, and we’ve got one of the very first ones in our hot hands. We’ll review. So, new hardware. New software. What’s not to love? This is Future Forward. Let’s Engage!