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FuFWD: The Future of Video Arrives #0064

Today, FutureForward blasts into the future of Video. Apple, Facebook, and Amazon all get ready to make big moves. It could be the next Big Thing – Video. Who knew? I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum, let’s launch.

The Future of Video Arrives

Chapter 1: The Big Guys:

Apple Invites Hollywood Stars to Video Service Launch
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-13/apple-is-said-to-invite-hollywood-stars-to-video-service-launch

Amazon Prime Video Sees Itself as a ‘Global Network,’ and Says It’s Not Focused on Netflix

Amazon Prime Video Sees Itself as a ‘Global Network,’ and Says It’s Not Focused on Netflix

‘Amazon Live’ is the retailer’s latest effort to take on QVC with live-streamed video

‘Amazon Live’ is the retailer’s latest effort to take on QVC with live-streamed video

Facebook Watch has a new program to fund publisher shows starring influencers

Facebook Watch has a new program to fund publisher shows starring influencers

Chapter 2: The New Players

Data Sheet—Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg Try To Reinvent Web Video
http://fortune.com/2019/01/23/data-sheet-meg-whitman-youtube-quibi/

Chapter #3: Consolidation / Exits

Viacom to Buy Free Streaming Service Pluto TV
https://www.multichannel.com/news/viacom-to-buy-free-streaming-service-pluto-tv-cash

Brightcove acquires Ooyala’s video business for $15M (6.25m in cash)

Brightcove acquires Ooyala’s video business for $15M

FuFWD The Future of Consumer Data #0062

Our Irreconcilable Ambivalence about Data. And a quick look at the Super Bowl. Welcome to the ‘data dark ages’, where humanity seems to be losing a battle of good versus evil. Have we become defenseless by sharing our data with ‘evil-doers’ like The Russians, Steve Bannon, Facebook, and Cambridge Analytica? Or will white knights like Apple, Mike Bloomberg, and Douglass Rushkoff save us all from ourselves? Welcome to our Future of Consumer Data edition of Future Forward. I’m Gene DeRose. And I’m Steve Rosenbaum. Let’s Launch.

1- The Myth of FACEBOOK bad APPLE good

Facebook BAD: Facebook’s Perfect Datastorm
https://www.theverge.com/facebook/2019/1/30/18203349/facebook-research-app-apple-shutdown

Apple GOOD
https://www.recode.net/2019/1/30/18203231/apple-banning-facebook-research-app

Actually… It’s Complicated
https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-defends-spying-app-leaked-memo-employees-2019-1

2- Politics + Data = Evil.  Or maybe Data can save the world?

‘They were planning on stealing the election’: Explosive new tapes reveal Cambridge Analytica CEO’s boasts of voter suppression, manipulation and bribery
https://www.opendemocracy.net/brexitinc/paul-hilder/they-were-planning-on-stealing-election-explosive-new-tapes-reveal-cambridg

Inspired by ‘the revelation that Paul Manafort shared internal polling data with Russians’… 

Very Uncool and Very Illegal

Russians Ready 2020 Data War
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/politics/intel-chief-warns-russia-will-target-2020-elections

Mike Bloomberg’s Big Data Plan to Take Down Trump
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/01/bloomberg-building-data-organization-crush-trump/581710/

3- The real hope = People

Doug Rushkoff / Team Human: How to Reclaim our Humanity in a World of Machines  https://www.ted.com/talks/douglas_rushkoff_how_to_be_team_human_in_the_digital_future

Prove You’re Not a Robot
https://www.fastcompany.com/90295374/how-to-reclaim-our-humanity-in-a-world-of-machines-douglas-rushkoff-team-human

Tech Companies Themselves Aren’t the Evil Ones. Capitalism is The Problem
https://qz.com/1529476/we-shouldnt-blame-silicon-valley-for-technologys-problems-we-should-blame-capitalism/

4- Super Bowl Advertising: Data and Social Powered Barometer of Political Hothouse Times or Throwback to our Positive Brand Escapism of the Past?

What Makes a Super Bowl Ad Successful? An Ad Exec Explains
https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/1/25/18197609/super-bowl-ads-commercials-doritos-sprint-skittles

Should Politics and Causes Intrude on the Super Bowl? (Three datasets)

Why Brands Spend $5 Million (or More) on a Super Bowl Ad to Support a Cause

https://morningconsult.com/2019/01/16/why-nfl-advertisers-shouldnt-worry-about-super-bowl-becoming-more-political/

https://www.marketingdive.com/news/survey-two-thirds-of-consumers-want-brands-to-keep-politics-out-of-super-b/546247/

Which Super Bowl Ads are Winning YouTube?
https://tubularinsights.com/2019-super-bowl-ads/

FuFWD: Teens, Tech, and Parenting #0061

Teens and Tech. Is it a plague, or just a parental reality? Today – we’ll dig into Fortnight… And Screen Time Limits…And a bundle of CES gizmo’s for families. Plus – Did Facebook get kids to swipe parents credit cards? This is Future Forward. I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum… Let’s launch

Sunday 2/27/19 10am.

1. Is Tech Good or Bad for Kids?

For teens, digital technology is good. Or bad. Or maybe neutral?
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/for-teens-digital-technology-is-good-or-bad-or-maybe-neutral/

Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says
https://www.npr.org/2019/01/15/679304393/forget-screen-time-rules-lean-in-to-parenting-your-wired-child

This parenting trick could help curb your kid’s tech addiction
https://qz.com/1522287/this-parenting-trick-could-help-curb-your-kids-tech-addiction/

2. Fortnight

‘Fortnite’ and the collapse of parenting
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/fortnite-and-the-collapse-of-parenting

The positive life skills Fortnite has taught my children
https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/the-positive-life-skills-fortnite-has-taught-my-children-20181231-p50oxk.html

3. CES

CES 2019: The Best Tech and Gadgets for Parents

CES 2019: The Best Tech and Gadgets for Parents

Is this the future of parenting? ‘Family tech’ firms unveil a $300 breast massager and a pregnancy band that tracks your baby’s heartbeat in the womb
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6578979/CES-2019-Family-tech-gadgets-appeal-parental-anxiety.html

The Monit “Smart Diaper” Is the Latest Unnecessary Parenting Gadget

The Monit “Smart Diaper” Is the Latest Unnecessary Parenting Gadget

4. Tech News for Teens

Facebook knowingly duped game-playing kids and their parents out of money

Facebook knowingly duped game-playing kids and their parents out of money

Disney quietly shut down Babble, the parenting blog it once acquired for $40M
Is this the future of parenting? ‘Family tech’ firms unveil a $300 breast massager and a pregnancy band that tracks your baby’s heartbeat in the womb

FuFWD: Driving Toward The Future – Without A Steering Wheel. #0060

Is a car without a steering wheel – still a car? You’ll have to decide – soon. then it’s a Big Week, with tech numbers that are sure to impact your IRA. And 5g. What is it? And are marketers messing up some really good tech? This is Future Forward. I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum… let’s launch!

Driverless: What’s Next

In 2019, We’ll Have Taxis Without Drivers—or Steering Wheels
https://spectrum.ieee.org/transportation/self-driving/in-2019-well-have-taxis-without-driversor-steering-wheels

Baby, you can’t drive my cube: All the insane self-driving lounges at CES 2019
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/the-best-self-driving-shuttles-and-cars-ces-2019/

By The Numbers:

Tech is ready to respond to Wall Street’s doubts, but don’t expect a holiday miracle
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tech-companies-are-ready-to-respond-to-wall-streets-doubts-but-dont-expect-a-holiday-miracle-2019-01-17

Amazon helped 50,000 SMBs generate $500,000 in sales
https://www.neowin.net/news/amazon-helped-50000-smbs-generate-500000-in-sales

Netflix – postiive

Other chip makers worth paying close attention to include Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD, +2.57% which reports Jan. 23, and Nvidia Corp.NVDA, +3.43% AMD and Nvidia are hoping to gain some share from Intel in the corporate data center as a way to help fuel more growth, and investors will be waiting for more data. Nvidia was hit by a big drop in cryptocurrency mining that overloaded its sales channel last quarter, and suffered more jitters in December about a shortfall in its graphics processing units.

So, 5g. Ok, what is it exactly?

5G phones make a lot of promises. Here’s what to really expect
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/what-can-you-do-with-a-5g-smartphone/

What US Cities Will Get 5G In 2019?
https://www.howtogeek.com/401900/what-us-cities-will-get-5g-in-2019/

5G Is Coming This Year. Here’s What You Need to Know.

and – 5G controversy –

AT&T is branding 4G networks and phones as 5G in a marketing scam
https://www.techspot.com/news/77984-att-branding-4g-networks-phones-5g-marketing-scam.html

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.

THE FUTURE OF READING

This is Future Forward

Special episode: The Future of Reading… Are the Internet, social media, and video creating a nation of illiterates? Or is it the opposite?
Before the future, a look at the present… and it’s a pretty big story in our opinion, so we’re devoting a few minutes at the top, to the subject of what exactly is going on at Facebook. We’re big readers, but the time has come to watch, and to listen — to us.

HAS FACEBOOK LOST ITS WAY?


https://www.npr.org/2018/11/16/668508612/facebook-underfire-for-allegedly-hiring-a-republican-public-relations-team
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/11/facebooks-sheryl-sandberg-leaned-we-just-didnt-like-outcome/576046/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/11/15/the-moral-and-ethical-rot-at-mark-zuckerberg-and-sheryl-sandbergs-facebook/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2ba87c5dc31a

II. THE FUTURE OF READING

-Has the Internet ruined our ability to read anything more than 140 characters?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/25/skim-reading-new-normal-maryanne-wolf
-Video is Killing Reading: Nine in 10 consumers prefer visual content over text
https://www.inc.com/amy-balliett/this-1-type-of-content-will-dramatically-increase-traffic-to-your-website.html
-Social media is killing reading.
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/08/21/teens-social-media-study_a_23506393/
-Audio is killing reading. Are Audiobooks As Good For You As Reading? Here’s What Experts Say
http://time.com/5388681/audiobooks-reading-books/
-Hope? Update on MEDIUM: Trying to reinvent the compact between readers and writers in the digital age.
http://studyhall.xyz/blog/2018/6/12/mediums-mess-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-site-that-was-supposed-to-save-journalism

Big Tech Giants Bulk Up on New York City

This week – Big Tech Giants Bulk Up on New York City. Then – is Fake News Now Standard at The White House. And the changing face of urban transit. UberPool and Micro Transit. and more. That’s what we’ve got in store for this week’s Future Forward, I’m Gene De Rose and I’m Steve Rosenbaum – let’s launch

Tech Real Estate: NY Bulks Up

Amazon HQ2 may bypass City Council to settle in Long Island City
https://ny.curbed.com/2018/11/9/18080420/amazon-hq2-long-island-city-rezoning-andrew-cuomo

What to Expect When Amazon Arrives in Long Island City
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/what-to-expect-when-amazon-lands-in-long-island-city.html

Google Is Said to Be Shopping for More Real Estate in New York
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/what-to-expect-when-amazon-lands-in-long-island-city.html

White House and Face News:

– Jim Acosta Fake Video

White House shares manipulated Infowars video to justify CNN press ban

Jim Acosta: White House shares apparently doctored video posted by conspiracy site InfoWars to justify suspending CNN reporter’s press pass
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/jim-acosta-trump-cnn-press-conference-pass-white-house-infowars-sarah-sanders-a8623441.html

Sarah Sanders Defends Tweeting Video Of Jim Acosta Incident Amid Claims Clip Was Doctored
Sarah Sanders Defends Tweeting Video Of Jim Acosta Incident Amid Claims Clip Was Doctored – Update

The Future of Urban Traffic. Parking, Micro-Transit, and Uber, and Driverlesss Cars.

Uber Pool

CITIES AND MICROTRANSIT

How issues of microtransit, congestion and parking are closing in on cities

Uber offers up Ride Pass monthly subscription service for discounted rates on rides
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/10/31/uber-ride-pass-2018-monthly-subscription-discount-flat-rates/1830339002/

Humanizing Apple News

This week – Google Employees walk out world wide. Then, the battle between Bumble, Match and Tinder gets ugly and Apple news, doubles down on Politics – and Humans. That’s Future Forward for this week I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steve Rosenbaum let’s launch.

SR: This week – Google Employees walk out world wide.
GD – Then, the battle between Bumbble and Match and Tinder gets ugly
SR: and Apple news, doubles down on Politics – and Humans
GD that’s Future Forward for this week I’m Gene DeRose
SR and I’m Steve Rosenbaum let’s launch –

SR: This week – Google Employees walk out world wide.
GD – Then, the battle between Bubble and Match battle gets ugly
SR: and Apple news, doubles down on Politics – and Humans
GD that’s Future Forward for this week I’m Gene DeRose
sR and I’m Steve Rosenbaum let’s launch –

The Google Walkout – What it means:

Google walkout organizer: ‘I hope I still have a career in Silicon Valley after this’

Google walkout organizer: ‘I hope I still have a career in Silicon Valley after this’

Google employees worldwide walk out over allegations of sexual harassment, inequality within company
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/11/01/google-employees-worldwide-begin-walkout-over-allegations-sexual-harassment-inequality-within-company/?utm_term=.3a8b1646593f

WHY THE GOOGLE WALKOUT COULD BE A TURNING POINT FOR TECH
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/why-the-google-walkout-could-be-a-turning-point-for-tech

Battles in Dating Land:

Tinder and Bumble Are Seriously at War

Bumble drops its $400M lawsuit against Match, but this battle isn’t over

Bumble drops its $400M lawsuit against Match, but this battle isn’t over

Apple News Gets Real

Apple News’s Radical Approach: Humans Over Machines

Apple News will launch real-time election results section on November 6

Apple News will launch a real-time election results hub on November 6