2017-07-08

Tech Review: AI, Data, Jet Packs, and the Future of Tech (video)

Tech Review (TR 2017-07-08)--Domain Mondo's weekly review of tech news:

Features • 1) AI, Data, Jet Packs, and the Future of Tech, 2) EU Antitrust Regulators and Facebook $FB, 3) The Once Great BlackBerry, 4) Microsoft could lay off thousands, 5) Tencent Dominates in China, 6) No Money in Internet Culture, 7) Silicon Valley Cracks, 8) ICYMI Tech News.

1) Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data, Jet Packs, and the Future of Tech:

Video above published Jul 3, 2017, by WSJ.com: The future of technology was up for discussion at the Founders Forum (domain: ff.co), an invite-only community of global entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors in the digital, media and technology sectors.

2) EU Antitrust Regulators Eye Facebook:

Video above published Jul 3, 2017:  EU Antitrust and Privacy--Facebook Inc.’s small print may be the next big thing in European antitrust as watchdogs home in on how the world’s biggest social network collects information from users that helps generate vast advertising revenues--Bloomberg.com's Alistair Barr reports on "Bloomberg Technology."

3)  The Once Great BlackBerry: On Misleading Positives | BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) | SeekingAlpha.com"The bearish thesis remains the same: The BlackBerry of today is a collection of small, stagnated and unprofitable businesses, trading for 160x earnings 2 years down the road."

4)  Microsoft could lay off ‘thousands’ as it focuses more on cloud services | TheVerge.com: "Microsoft says it will now focus on two distinct areas: big enterprise customers, and then small to medium-sized businesses."

5)  Tencent Dominates in China. The Next Challenge Is Rest of the World | Bloomberg.com"The WeChat app has almost a billion users, and many of them use it all day. So why isn’t the company everywhere by now?"

6)  No Money in Internet Culture: Tumblr's uncertain future indicates the difficulty of monetizing internet culture (creative expression or content), as do Twitter, Reddit, 4chan, and even YouTube--nymag.com

7) Silicon Valley Begins to Crack Visibly | WolfStreet.com: "Chilling photos of for-lease signs lining the Great America Parkway"

8) ICYMI Tech News:

-- John Poole, Editor, Domain Mondo  

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