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FuFWD The Future of Media, Democracy, and Trust. #0063

Today – A Powerful Report on the Future of Media, Democracy, and Trust. Then, what if AI can read your lips? And Bezo’s and Blackmail. A Showdown. I’m Gene DeRose and this is Future Forward. I’m Steven Rosenbaum – let’s Launch.

Act #1 The Knight Commission Report

KNIGHT COMMISSION ON TRUST, MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY
http://csreports.aspeninstitute.org/Knight-Commission-TMD/2019/report

Act #2 Read My Lips.

LipPass Authenticates Users Based On the Way They Move Their Mouths
https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/consumer-electronics/gadgets/this-new-approach-for-user-identification-allows-phones-to-read-your-lips

Hey, Siri: Read My Lips
https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/devices/hey-siri-read-my-lips

Act #3 Amazon. Bezos Blackmail Backfire

What to Do If You’re Feeling Sympathy for Jeff Bezos, a Billionaire, After the Blog
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2019/02/jeff-bezos-ami-medium-blog-sympathy

Bezos’s Wild Days: Lurid Selfies, Blackmail, Amazon Drama in NYC
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-09/bezos-s-wild-days-lurid-selfies-blackmail-amazon-drama-in-nyc

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

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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Is The Future of TV Here – Today?

Is The Future of TV Here – Today?

So, let’s talk about TV. Not the old kind, the new kind. Starting with Roku. This is Future Forward. It used to be Roku was a good way to get to Netflix, but now it’s becoming a powerhouse all it’s own. Then, we’ll talk about shows. You know, only the good ones. And finally can tech save Journalism – we’ll explore.

Is Roku A Sleeping Giant?

The Roku Channel expansion is basically confirmed

The Roku Channel expansion is basically confirmed

Roku is adding a bunch of free news
http://www.businessinsider.com/roku-adding-free-news-2018-4

IPG Study Finds Roku Ads More Effective Than Linear
https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/ipg-study-finds-roku-ads-more-effective

Let’s talk about shows!

Billions
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/billions

Homeland
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/homeland

Silicon Valley
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/silicon_valley

Barry
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/barry/s01

Altered Carbon
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/altered_carbon/s01

Bosch
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/bosch

The Handmaid’s Tale
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_handmaid_s_tale

Westworld
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/westworld

Glitch
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/glitch

Can Tech Save Journalism – does it need saving?

Civil, the blockchain-based journalism marketplace, is building its first batch of publications

Civil, the blockchain-based journalism marketplace, is building its first batch of publications

The Blockchain is Here to Save Journalism, Says CEO of Po.et Startup
https://www.inverse.com/article/43067-blockchain-journalism

or crush it?

The future of journalism? A.I. rewrites news depending on your politics
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/news-site-rewrites-stories/

2017 – Year In Review for Tech.

Loving: The Internet

Though there are persistent perils, negative consequences and a wide range of issues that need to be monitored, managed, and reconciled, the Internet as much as anything has been the indispensable engine for the many voices driving positive change in the world, that have been heard over the past few years, culminating in the tsunami of 2018, the #metoo movement.

2. 2017 – The Year Tech Begins Soul Searching


http://fortune.com/2017/01/20/google-searches-its-soul/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/12/12/former-facebook-vp-says-social-media-is-destroying-society-with-dopamine-driven-feedback-loops/

3. 2017. Facebook, Russia and Fake News

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/11/donald-trumps-fake-news-tactics

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/19/marist-poll-fake-news-now-second-most-annoying-phrase-among-americans/964626001/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/12/22/duped-russian-disinformation-campaign-facebook-says-tool-tell-you/977132001/

4. 2017 – M&A moves – IPO horizon’s

– Verizon Closes Massive Yahoo Deal
– Meetup + WeWork
– Will WeWork, Spotify, and Blue Apron go public? Will this bring on a buying spree?

http://fortune.com/2017/06/02/new-york-tech-acquisitions/

Future Forward – Episode #3 CNN vs. The DOJ?

Part 1 CNN. AT&T / Time Warner — Justice Dept. 6:10
Part 2 Why Roku is winning. 10:58
Part 3: Can politics survive social media? 17:12

 

Today:
– CNN.  AT&T / Time Warner — Justice Dept.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/business/dealbook/att-time-warner.html https://www.recode.net/2017/11/9/16629712/att-ceo-randall-stephenson-department-of-justice-doj-cnn-preisdent-trump-time-warner https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/10/21/att-could-soon-own-almost-everything-from-hbo-to-cnn-to-dc-comics/?utm_term=.855512b0ca06

Tomorrow:

– Why Roku is winning.  Anthony invented the digital video recorder (DVR) and founded ReplayTV

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/08/roku-earnings-q3-2017.html https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-08/roku-tops-revenue-projections-on-growth-in-users-advertising https://www.schaeffersresearch.com/content/news/2017/11/09/roku-stock-rockets-higher-after-first-earnings-release

The Future:

– Can politics survive social media?

https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21730871-facebook-google-and-twitter-were-supposed-save-politics-good-information-drove-out http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2017/10/10/social-media-affects-personal-politics-students-say http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41833486