Archive for “December, 2018”

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.