Monday, August 28, 2017

The Full Monty — August 28, 2017


After much back and forth, Uber's got a brand new CEO; the top trends to watch in 2018 and beyond; how AI will affect our children; the winner-takes-all approach to autonomous vehicles; comScore's 2017 Mobile Apps Report; consumers want more from brands; beware of falling prices — at Whole Foods; Walmart has more partners in its battle against Amazon; #HappyBirthday, hashtag; Facebook gets more transparent — except when it doesn't; the top streaming device is ___; the destruction of albums; Sonos is taking a hard line with its privacy policy; SoftBank bets on WeWork; impact measurement for marketing; billiards—or life—is a multi-shot game; and more in the Papa's Got a Brand New Bag edition of The Full Monty. Don't forget check out where Brain+Trust is speaking (final section below).



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Top Stories

  • As the weekend began, it looked as if GE chairman Jeff Immelt was the front runner for the uncoveted Uber CEO job. However, in a single tweet, Immelt pulled out of Uber CEO race. Some insiders say he thought Uber's board as dysfunctional, and the lawsuit-happy board members from Benchmark as destructive.
  • While many thought that HP's Meg Whitman would be offered the job, it turns out that Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will get in the driver's seat. Now all they have to do is fill the COO, CFO, CMO, and General Counsel seats. 




Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Autonomous

The latest in AI, machine learning, bots, and autonomous everything.

AUTONOMOUS



Communications / Marketing / Business Strategy

Industry developments and trends, including retail, fake news, customer experience, content marketing, and influencer relations.


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Platforms 

News to know about relevant social, virtual, and augmented reality platforms that may affect your business.

  • Medium will now measure success based not on recommendations, but based on how many claps writers get. They plan to pay writers based on these accolades. Insert your own clap jokes here.

TWITTER / PERISCOPE

FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM / WHATSAPP

SNAP

ALPHABET / GOOGLE / YOUTUBE

  • YouTube has a 'Breaking News' category across many platforms. Given the popularity of the app with the aforementioned 18-24 year-old segment, you can bet that YouTube will become a primary destination for news for this group.


Media

The latest in the world of streaming video, audio, and the advertising, pricing and bundling models related to them.

VIDEO

AUDIO



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Regulatory / Security 

Business disruptions in the legal, regulatory, and computer security fields, from hacking to the on-demand economy and more.

SECURITY / HACKING:

    ON-DEMAND ECONOMY



    Measurement / Analytics / Data

    The future is not in plastics, but in data. Those who know how to measure and analyze it will rule the world.


    Mental Nourishment

    Other links to help you reflect, improve, or simply learn something new.
    • If you want a job interview with Li Fan, head of engineering at Pinterest, you’ll need to wait until Friday. For people who manage hundreds of employees and dozens of projects, having a foolproof way to plan the day is crucial to performance.
    • As you design systems that incorporate some sort of win/lose scenario, it's unlikely that you'll include duration as an element. Such is the notion of the reputational cue ball that positions you for the next shot. And yet it's helpful to remember that billiards—or life—is a multi-shot game.
    • The best leaders have one single goal in common. Can you guess what it is?
    • Rutherford B. Hayes won the presidency in 1876 thanks to the 'Victorian Internet.' As in the 1870s, we are now in the midst of a technological revolution that has altered the flow of information. So the question naturally arises: Who Owns the Internet?



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