The Full Monty — July 31, 2017

Did you miss us? We’re back after the holiday schedule and a bit of a vacation, but we’ve got just as much for you to think about as always. News organizations seek more concessions from Google and Facebook; a handy cheat sheet for the AI ecosystem; a report on the state of machine learning; the smart speaker market is poised to explode; the latest in self-driving technology; culture before technology in a digital world; the week in retail; bots are inflating egos; Snap has its work cut out for it; no one has figured out Internet TV yet; what the future of podcasting looks like; VPN crackdowns in Communist countries; Airbnb goes upscale; take more naps; and more in the extra, extra, read all about it edition of The Full Monty. Don’t forget check out where Brain+Trust is speaking (final section below).



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Top Stories



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.

TWITTER / PERISCOPE

FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM / WHATSAPP

SNAP

ALPHABET / GOOGLE

AUGMENTED REALITY

  • Marketers are looking harder at augmented reality this year, along with AI. 
  • You can look at your Tesla Model 3 before it even ships thanks to an AR app. As improbable as it might sound to some circles, the potential is building for a broader car sales experience devoid of a dealership visit. It’s a good time to recall the classic Sherlock Holmes quote: 

“Whenever you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”



    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.


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