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

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