Go90 Gone! Summer Rentals at VRBO. Is Tech Dumb Money for Hollywood?

It’s Summertime! Can the web help you land a spot on the beach? We’ll take a dip in the water. Then, what happened to Go90? The hundreds of millions down the drain, and you’ve never heard of it. And finally – can the siren song of Hollywood lure tech? You Betcha! I’m Gene DeRose –
And I’m Steve Rosenbaum – and this is Future Forward – let’s launch!

Vacation Homes:

Air B&B public in 2019
VRBO / Home Away

Tips for beach rentals through VRBO, Airbnb

Tips for beach rentals through VRBO, Airbnb

It’s Not Just Airbnb — HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

It’s Not Just Airbnb — HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

Marriott CEO explains why it took 10 years to enter vacation rentals dominated by Airbnb
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/04/marriott-ceo-arne-sorenson-on-entering-home-sharing-dominated-by-airbnb.html

side bar:

Google Calendar gets an ‘Out of Office’ mode

Google Calendar gets an ‘Out of Office’ mode

Go 90 – Gone.

Verizon is pulling the plug on go90

Verizon is shutting down go90

BIG TECH AND HOLLYWOOD – REALLY?

Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

The Melania Jacket Incident and Calculated Chaos, IGTV, and is Free Dead?

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

Space. The Final Frontier. So why are so many Billionaires trying to get there?

Space. The Final Frontier. So why are so many Billionaires trying to get there?
This week – the Space Edition of Future Forward. We’ll look at some of our favorite explorer’s Musk, Bezos, Branson, and Allen. Who’s winning the space race? And whatever happened to NASA? Yup. We’ve privatized space. So, ready to blast off? Let’s Launch!

4 Billionaires Trying to Make Space Travel a Reality
https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/billionaires-making-space-travel-reality-14597945

MUSK:

Elon Musk and the Failure of Our Imagination in Space
https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/elon-musk-and-the-failure-of-our-imagination-in-space

This Startup Got $40 Million to Build a Space Catapult
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-14/this-startup-got-40-million-to-build-a-space-catapult

Oxford Space Systems raises $8.9 million for spacecraft component business
http://spacenews.com/oxford-space-systems-raises-8-9-million-for-spacecraft-component-business/

SpaceX simplified: A quick guide to Elon Musk’s space company
https://www.cnet.com/news/spacex-guide-to-elon-musk-space-company/

SpaceX is giving Wall Street a reason to bet on Tesla

SpaceX is giving Wall Street a reason to bet on Tesla

BEZOS:

Jeff Bezos teased plans to give away some of his $140 billion in wealth
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/14/amazon-jeff-bezos-teased-plans-to-give-away-some-of-his-140-billion.html

For Jeff Bezos, Space Is the Place
https://newrepublic.com/article/148641/jeff-bezos-space-place

Who’s First to Mars: Musk, Bezos or Boeing?
https://www.thestreet.com/technology/first-to-mars-musk-bezos-or-boeing–14609868

BRANSON:

Richard Branson Is Training to Beat Jeff Bezos Into Space. It Involves a Lot of Tennis
http://fortune.com/2018/05/28/richard-branson-jeff-bezos-commercial-space-travel-virgin-galactic-blue-origin/

Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic is ‘2 or 3’ flights away from taking people to space
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/29/richard-branson-virgin-galactic-is-2-or-3-flights-away-from-space.html

Paul ALLEN:

Billionaire Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch preps for first flight this summer
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/05/17/billionaire-paul-allen-stratolaunch-first-flight.html

Why is Paul Allen building the world’s largest airplane? Perhaps to launch a space shuttle called ‘Black Ice.’

Why is Paul Allen building the world’s largest airplane? Perhaps to launch a space shuttle called ‘Black Ice.’

It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/04/16/it-would-be-the-worlds-largest-airplane-its-being-built-by-a-billionaire-and-its-getting-ready-to-fly/?utm_term=.c05e992cb138

WHAT ABOUT NASA?

NASA’s Opportunity rover is fighting for its life in a Martian dust storm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/06/14/nasas-opportunity-rover-is-fighting-for-its-life-in-a-martian-dust-storm/?utm_term=.16236f6da1cd

Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks

Apple’s WWDC Challenge, Gene Goes To Camp, Fake News Horror! FuFWD #0031

This week Apple comes out swinging on the impact of digital on children – and, what about new Apple Hardware? No fancy new Apple gear for the faithful – but why? Then, Personal Democracy Forum looks hopeful, while the Fake News Horror show is – well – Scary. And Culture Camp promises to solve urgent, vexing business problem. So, did it work? I’m Steven Rosenbaum and this is Future Forward. The Podcast for the Optimistic and the Paranoid. I’m Gene DeRose – let’s Launch!

This week

Rundown:

Loving and Hating:

Loving:
Hating:

Apple and the iKid Generation

Apple acknowledges the iKid generation at its developer conference with new parental controls
http://theconversation.com/apple-acknowledges-the-ikid-generation-at-its-developer-conference-with-new-parental-controls-97853

Apple WWDC 2018: what’s new? All the announcements from the keynote
https://www.techradar.com/news/apple-wwdc-2018-keynote

Why was there no new hardware at Apple’s WWDC 2018?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.recode.net/platform/amp/2018/6/8/17440130/apple-wwdc-2018-hardware-software-arkit-siri-ios12-iphone-tim-cook-podcast

At Apple’s WWDC 2018, accessibility pervades all
https://www.google.com/amp/s/techcrunch.com/2018/06/07/at-apples-wwdc-2018-accessibility-pervades-all/amp/

What Thought Leaders Are Thinking:

– PDF

Home

– The Fake News Horror Show’

https://www.fakenewshorrorshow.org/

– Culture Camp

Grant McCracken Culture Camp 2018

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The CODE Conf, Roseanne vs. Twitter, And GitHub Gets Gobbled Up.

This week – There’s nothing Meek about Mary’s Data. Growth hackers – beware! In fact, the Code Conference was a festival of battles – Spotify vs. Facebook, ATT vs. the FTC. Murdoch against, well – who knows? And, then – the internet. We can just blame the web. All that plus Rosanne and Twitter – Free Speech or Hate Speech. We’ve got all the play by play… this week on Future Forward.. So let’s launch!

1) The Code Conference. The Big Take Aways

Recode Daily: Sandberg, Spiegel, Murdoch: It’s Day 1 of the Code Conference
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/29/17405038/recode-daily-facebook-sandberg-snapchat-spiegel-fox-murdoch-conference

Recode Daily: Spotify, Uber, AT&T, Airbnb, Stitch Fix, Alibaba. Day 2 of the Code Conference was packed.
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/31/17412930/recode-daily-spotify-uber-att-airbnb-stitch-fix-alibaba-code-conference-interview-newsletter

Full video and transcript: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson at Code 2018
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/30/17397164/att-randall-stephenson-time-warner-transcript-code-2018

Code 2018: When will Silicon Valley take responsibility for its products?
https://www.recode.net/2018/6/1/17415236/silicon-valley-responsibility-facebook-uber-spotify-kara-swisher-peter-kafka-casey-newton-podcast

Inside This Year’s Invite-Only Code Conference
https://www.bizbash.com/inside-this-years-invite-only-code-conference/los-angeles/story/35700/#.WxVellMvy3I

Full video and transcript: Spotify CEO Daniel Ek at Code 2018
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/31/17397188/full-transcript-spotify-daniel-ek-code-2018

Full video and transcript: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel at Code 2018
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/30/17397120/snap-ceo-evan-spiegel-transcript-code-2018

2) The Mary Meeker Deck (the power of projecting the future by looking at the past)

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report: New Online Users Are Getting Harder to Find
http://fortune.com/2018/05/31/mary-meeker-internet-trends-report-smartphone-growth-internet/

20 takeaways from Meeker’s 294-slide Internet Trends report

Here’s Mary Meeker’s essential 2018 Internet Trends report

Full video and transcript: Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker at Code 2018
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/30/17411618/full-video-transcript-kleiner-perkins-mary-meeker-trends-presentation-slide-deck-code-2018

3). What Rosanne teaches us about Twitter.

Why Roseanne Barr’s racist Twitter rant is not a free speech issue
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/roseanne-barr-racist-twitter-free-speech-violate-rights-a8378901.html

Roseanne Barr, Back on Twitter, Has More to Say

—> Extra Credit: Microsoft Buys Git Hub

Pets go BIG. Netflix beats Comcast. G.D.P.R. WTF? FuFWD #0029

This week US Web companies scramble as the EU kicks our ass with four little letters. G.D.P.R. So, what is it exactly? Then – you know, while no one was paying attending Netflix and Chill just got bigger than Comcast. Wow. And this week in Venture Capital. Crazy Cash for Pets – what could go wrong there? I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum, and this is Future Forward… Let’s Launch!

What the Hell is GDPR?

The Birth Of GDPR: What Is It And What You Need To Know
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewrossow/2018/05/25/the-birth-of-gdpr-what-is-it-and-what-you-need-to-know/#36af62c155e5

Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent”

Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over ‘forced consent’

GDPR jokes to help ease the pain

GDPR jokes to help ease the pain

It’s Time To Talk About Netflix

Netflix is now worth more than Comcast
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/23/17386696/netflix-reed-hastings-comcast-worth-more

For a moment, Netflix was worth more than Disney
http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/24/investing/netflix-disney-comcast-market-value/index.html

Is Netflix Uninvestable? Two Insiders Weigh In
https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkobayashisolomon/2018/05/22/is-netflix-uninvestable-two-insiders-weigh-in/#185 3f60b2175

Netflix magic market number larger than big cable company’s magic market number

Netflix magic market number larger than big cable company’s magic market number

Dog Walking Services? WTF?

Rover Raises 155m.

Dog-sitting startup Rover just raised $155M

On-demand dog walking app Wag raises $300 million from SoftBank Vision Fund

On-demand dog walking app Wag raises $300 million from SoftBank Vision Fund

Dog-Walking App Wag, Which Is Kind of Like an Uber for Dogs, Reportedly Loses Another Good Boy
https://gizmodo.com/dog-walking-app-wag-which-is-kind-of-like-an-uber-for-1826029927

Trevor Noah Kills Video, ZTE Flips, Machines and Media – Future Forward #0028

This week – China’s ZTE. A massive threat, or never mind, just kidding? Then, can Machines make the future of Journalism less full of Fake News? the NYC Media Lab says maybe it can. All that plus, I’m going to share the untold story of my ongoing feud with Trevor Noah. Yup, it’s about Free Speech, and so far, I’m taking a beating. That’s Future Forward for this week. I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum, Let’s launch.

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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Oculus Go, The NewFronts, and More!

it’s time for the NewFronts? Don’t know what that means, you’re not alone. It’s the launch of all the new Web Show’s in one jammed packed week. Lot’s to share on the future of web video. Then – Oculus Go is out in the wild, and we’ve got one of the very first ones in our hot hands. We’ll review. So, new hardware. New software. What’s not to love? This is Future Forward. Let’s Engage!

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/