Monday, October 17, 2016

The Full Monty — October 17, 2016

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Changes in the publishing world, from shorter stories to ecommerce; it's crisis time for Samsung and Wells Fargo — both are raging fires in more ways than one; Twitter is now without a suitor; Facebook goes to work; Google shows Facebook how to do news; Yahoo may be without a suitor soon as well; email is growing in importance; Uber undercuts the subway and harasses Latin American drivers with drones; President Obama on the future of AI; VR -gimmick or soon to be ubiquitous?; dueling audio streaming services; Silicon Valley's (non)impact on the American worker; the Bone Zone; Blue Light Special on 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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  • As indicated last week, Salesforce has officially ended its bid for Twitter. Twitter now has no major bidders left. And the cheese stands alone.
  • Twitter is now at a major inflection point. "On the one hand, [you have] the market's lack of faith in Twitter and, on the other, Twitter users' profound engagement with the service. [That] is really at the heart of what's happened to the company in recent years." This commentator's opinion? Twitter should go private.
  • Twitter's woes signal the end of the social wars. Although smartphones and social media remain as important as ever, the war to control those platforms are over. The future is virtual reality, hardware, video and artificial intelligence.
  • Twitter will not host Flight, its annual developer conference this year, instead focusing on smaller regional events.
  • Periscope will now allow streaming from professional video devices other than your phone, through Periscope Producer. This is in a bid to woo more professional videographers to the service.




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