Archive for “June, 2018”

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:

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– 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