Monday, December 5, 2016

The Full Monty — December 5, 2016

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We move from fake news to censorship; the state of social media 2016; streaming video wars; Facebook addresses affordable housing; Snapchat is changing how we think about social networks; Airbnb works with the EU; an important 4-part series on Uber and its economic impact; chatbots improve customer experience; the future of autonomous vehicle ownership; how one journalist became an influencer; looking at the silent film industry for VR direction;the evolution of a data-driven company; Sherlock Holmes was the original technology distruptor and more in this week's edition of The Full Monty. Trivia and the poem of the week are now exclusively on The Full Monty podcast.

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  • Should Facebook buy Twitter? According to one columnist, Facebook's commitment to live video makes Twitter an attractive add-on. Between Facebook's fake news problem and Twitter's troll problem, it would be a match made in purgatory.
  • Twitter has finally hired a VP of product, a former Googler who worked on Gmail, Gchat and Inbox. 



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  • With all of its focus on technological advances on the most minute area of our lives, some think that the bigger picture is being missed because Silicon Valley Has an Empathy Problem.
  • How you package your product is just as important as the product itself. Evidence? A tripling of search results for unboxing videos in three years. "Unable to purchase desirable products, kids all over the world can--in some small way, through the unboxing videos--indulge in the repetitive viewing of someone else in a state of euphoric consumption." How Watching Other People Unwrap Gadgets Became Big Business.
  • Sherlock Holmes may be known for his magnifying lens, (non-existent) meerschaum pipe and deerstalker hat. And while he may have lived in the Victorian/Edwardian eras Sherlock Holmes was the original technology disruptor.
  • FM 22-5 is a U.S. Army field manual published in 1946. Section II contains Qualities of a Leader, which are just as applicable to managers today.
  • If you're traveling this holiday season, you'll want to know about these six must-have apps for the worldly traveler.

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