The Comunicano Communique for Friday January 8th, 2016
The Comunicano Communique
So the CES overhang continues to dominate the press but there are other good stories to read out there. The Atlantic's take on email and messaging is a must read for anyone who is dealing with email overload (who isn't), and the first article on VR Porn is clearly an indicator of what will be possible with Virtual Reality as we all know, as goes porn as goes the direction of products and the internet. The story on Cuba and the Internet show that we're far from done on creating networks, while the two article on T-Mobile's Binge On are worth noting if you like to read about the battles of John Legere and his team.....Pal Jeff Belk has a piece in XConomy about hearing loss, new technology and CES and more...so Just Read On..
Have a view on the news today? Please let me know what you think....Andy Abramson
I've tried a lot of different virtual reality experiences. Some good, some extraordinarily amazing, and some terrible. But mostly good. I've never, however, tried VR porn. So when Naughty America, one of the U.S.'s largest pornography production companies, invited me to try out VR porn for myself at CES, I wasn't sure what to expect.
When you order a beer in Cuba, you'll likely be presented with two options: Cristal (a watery, government-owned light lager) or Bucanero (a watery, government-owned dark lager). As a group of young Cubans and I littered a restaurant table in Havana with dead soldiers of both varieties, an argument broke out as to the etymology of the latter brand.
T-Mobile USA will soon meet with the Federal Communications Commission about whether its controversial " Binge On " program violates network neutrality rules. But even though T-Mobile is throttling video-and the rules ban throttling-the carrier might be able to convince the FCC that an exception should be made.
In a video rant released this morning, T-Mobile CEO John Legere responded to complaints about its video service from Google and open internet advocates, calling his critics "jerks" whose critiques are "bullshit" designed to bolster their companies and confuse his customers. https://twitter.com/JohnLegere/status/685099565045841920 The upstart mobile company launched a new program in the fall of 2015-"Binge...
San Francisco's largest taxi company is edging toward filing for bankruptcy. Yellow Cab Co-Op said challenges from tech rivals Uber and Lyft, as well as mounting lawsuits from traffic collisions contributed to the fiscal Hail Mary. Those "rideshare" companies are headquartered in San Francisco - their home turf.
IBM CEO and Chairman Ginni Rometty announced several Watson-powered innovations aimed at helping consumers at CES. During a keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today, IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty announced several new advances and partnerships built around the IBM Watson cognitive computing platform.
For the last 30 years, the tech revolution in PCs, Macs, and Smartphones has been largely connected with our eyes, not our ears. 2016 will mark the beginning of the commercialization of virtual and augmented reality, and although our visual experience will continue to be the main focus for these radical changes, it's time our ears started playing a much more important supporting role.
While crowdfunding platforms have been known as an ideal way for startups to test the waters before launching their products, Indiegogo believes it's time for larger firms, including Fortune 500 companies to get in on the action. Indiegogo announced the launch of Enterprise Crowdfunding, a program to help big companies crowdfund their future products.
It's CES 2016 time and that means we are privy to learn about new technologies that hope to change the fabric of our technological landscape. One of those technologies promises to deliver super-fast internet over a regular DSL phone line. The new technology is called G.Fast, and Israeli chipmaker Sckipio is showing off the powerful technology at CES.
Though companies are spending more money on social media marketing, many are still trying to figure out best-in-class strategies and measurements. Here's a look at the current state of social media marketing. US B2B marketers alone are projected to spend more than $100 billion on social media advertising by 2017, according to the following Morrison Foerster infographic.
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