Today, Solar Energy Hits a Tipping Point… in China. Then a nostalgic look back at all the Tech Companies that weren’t Facebook. Can you say… My Space? And with the WeWork IPO just around the corner – why are some saying WeWork WTF? This is Future Forward, and I’m Steve Rosenbaum and I’m Alexa Scordato – Let’s Launch!

CHAPTER #1
Solar. Can it be time for green energy? (GLENN ZORPETTE)

Solar Power Is Now as Inexpensive as Grid Electricity in China (IEEE with Glenn)
https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/renewables/china-gridparity

CHAPTER #2
HOW THE INTERNET COULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT:

Why These Social Networks Failed So Badly
https://gizmodo.com/why-these-social-networks-failed-so-badly-1836996164

AOL held talks to buy YouTube, Facebook in 2006, ex-CEO reveals
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/15/aol-held-talks-to-buy-youtube-facebook-in-2006-ex-ceo-reveals.html

Verizon To Shutter Fios 1, Leaving Just One NY Metro Hyperlocal Channel
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/339489/verizon-to-shutter-fios-1-leaving-just-one-ny-met.html

CHAPTER #3
WeWork. WeWTF?

Is WeWork a tech company? Isn’t everyone a tech company?

We work isn’t a tech company, it’s a soap opera
No WeWork isn’t a tech company, here’s why it matters
https://www.businessinsider.com/nyu-professor-calls-wework-wewtf-and-slams-bankers-2019-8

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