Monday, October 10, 2016

The Full Monty — October 10, 2016

Credit: Topher McCulloch (Flickr) 

Everyone wants Twitter; wait—now no one wants Twitter; Twitter is in want of a strategy; Google's big hardware push; mixed messages on video; Facebook diversifies—again; another tech IPO? Oh Snap!; Yahoo in deep doo-doo; how Didi beat Uber; why the automotive industry is software-happy; the future of podcasting over the next 10 years; the real asset is audience, not content; a Spotify-SoundCloud deal may happen; the core problem with analytics today; how people get new ideas and more in this week's edition of The Full Monty. Get trivia and the poem of the week exclusively on The Full Monty podcast.

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  • Four big marketing trends that you might want to have a deeper look at, courtesy of Mark Schaefer.
  • Snapchat, Facebook and other social platforms are trying to shed the "social" label. These platforms are diversifying and serving a number of purposes that go beyond pureplay social. 
  • The mobile app development industry is more challenging than ever, as the number of US app users continues to rise — as well as the amount of time consumers spend using mobile apps each day.


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Collaborative / Autonomous Economy


  • The story behind how China's Didi beat ride-hailing superpower Uber. There's great admiration between the two CEOs, and they clearly think differently than most of the market.
  • Uber is getting into the long-haul trucking business as it integrates its purchase of Otto. Couple this with its autonomous efforts and we'll see the face of freight transporation undergo a major change.
  • Google's ride-sharing platform, Waze Rider, is now live in San Francisco



Virtual Reality / Audio


Content / Customer Experience / Influencer Marketing

Privacy / Security / Legal

Measurement / Metrics / Data

Essential Watching / Listening / Reading

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