Taking, editing and sharing photos has never been more fun, useful, and untethered — so why does managing digital collections have to be such a confusing and unsatisfying pain in the butt? We’re all over that, with a special Future of Photography edition of our show today. But first, some report cards have come in for how social networks are grappling with fake news. Then we’ll zoom in to picture the future, including the new iPhone XS; Apps and cloud services for photos; and some scary news about what IBM and the NYPD have been up to for the past ten years. Get focused, and stand in the light — you’ve arrived at the latest edition of Future Forward! I’m Steve Rosenbaum. And I’m Gene DeRose. Let’s launch!
Gene: Taking, editng and sharing photos has never been more fun, useful, and untethered — so why does managing digital collections have to be such a confusing and unsatisfying pain in the butt?
Steve: We’re all over that, with a special Future of Photography edition of our show today. But first, some report cards have come in for how social networks are grappling with fake news.
Gene: Then we’ll zoom in to picture the future, including the new iPhone XS; Apps and cloud services for photos; and some scary news about what IBM and the NYPD have been up to for the past ten years.
Steve: Get focused, and stand in the light — you’ve arrived at the latest edition of Future Forward! I’m Steve Rosenbaum.
Gene: And I’m Gene DeRose. Let’s launch!
INTRO / LOVING-HATING
HATING… Apple’s Family Sharing
1– SOCIAL NETWORKS’ FAKE NEWS REPORT CARD
2 new studies add to the debate about social media in the era of fake news…
Facebook beats Twitter at fighting fake news, a new study found
68% of Americans Get News from Social Media… Yet 60% Also Expect it to be “Largely Inaccurate”
News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2018
And Let’s Not Forget about Instagram
2— FUTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
a- SMARTPHONE CAMERAS KEEP GETTING BETTER
Video: New iPhone’s Extraordinary Photo Features
Under the Hood: Apple’s Best AI is in its Camera.
Apple Raises the Ante in the Smartphone Camera Arms Race
b- PHOTO APPS KEEP COMING — AND GOING
Angel List: 1,146 Photo Sharing Startups / Average Valuation: $4.2m
Best of Breed of Current Batch: EMOJER, Out of Y-Combinator
Emojer – New HomePage
15 of the Best Photo Apps on Android and iOS
c-MANAGING PHOTOS KEEPS SUCKING
OM: Some thoughts on Google Photos vs. Apple Photos
Some Thoughts on Google Photos vs Apple Photos
Best Cloud Storage Services for Photos
From albums to phone cases, here’s how to bring your digital photos into the real world
Shutterfly ($1.2 billion annual revenue) Buys Lifetouch for $825m Cash — Jan 2018
d- FACIAL RECOGNITION KEEPS GETTING SCARIER: IS THIS 2018— OR 1984?
First Google, then Amazon, now IBM and the NYPD are painting a scary, Orwellian picture of the future…
INTERCEPT First Reported: From 2007 to 2016, NYPD and IBM Collaborated on Technology to Search Surveillance Footage by Skin Color
Listen to 4 min Report Aired Thursday on NPR:
CODA / IF THERE IS TIME…
SPEAKING OF FAKE NEWS:
Does Apple’s Gushy Rhetoric at Product Announcements Make it the Trump of Tech?
The 7 most egregious fibs Apple told about the iPhone XS camera
SO MANY PHOTO APPS… FURTHER READING:
Chatbooks raises $11.5 million to put photo printing on autopilot
7 Photo Startups Destined For Greatness
Instagram Revenue and Usage Statistics (2018)