I’m fascinated by the content and media industry and it’s associated business models. One of my favorite podcasts is Recode Media with Peter Kafka.
he talked to Mitch Lowe with MoviePass about how they’re re-thinking the way that people go see the movies. For those of you not familiar, MoviePass allows you to see a movie every day for $9.95 per month.
It was a fascinating conversation.
It’s interesting to listen to people that don’t necessarily listen to the way that things have been and make the future we all want, which is exactly what MoviePass is doing. I recommend listening.
Like many others, I watched the
launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. It’s truly amazing to think that within my life time that we could have commercial travel to a real estate within space.
I have such respect for folks like SpaceX CEO Elon Musk that are willing to lay it all on the line to make their dreams a reality. Because Elon’s dreams are so big, its an inspiration to the rest of us. Elon is defining the future and so can we.
The team at Upfront Ventures just posted a
video talking about how blockchain technology is bigger than cryptocurrencies and their current value. They believe that blockchain will power a more decentralized Web. They even call in Web 3.0.
Tesla just announced that they’re going to be making their solar energy products available at 800 Home Depot stores across the United States.
I’m so excited to see Tesla and solar energy becoming more mainstream. We need more energy solutions in the US. The answer is energy alternatives not drilling more oil.
I’d love to add Tesla solar panels to our house with the battery, produce enough of our own electricity, and stop paying the electric company.
Every year the
State of California releases data on the companies that have licenses to drive self-driving cars, like how many miles they drive and how often they have to disengage self-driving mode.
…its cars go around 5,600 miles between disengagements. To put that into perspective, if Waymo gave one of its cars to someone with a 10-mile commute, that person would only need to take over the wheel about once a year, on average.
For Cruise (a part of General Motors)…
…it went from 35 miles per disengagement in last year’s report to 1,250 miles per disengagement this year.
Self-driving cars are coming! Get ready.
The 2017 holiday season was BIG for smart speakers, like Amazon Echo and Google Home. They’re now in
39 million American homes.
Just today, this space hit another milestone.
JP Morgan has hired Vayermedia to be their agency of record to tackle voice marketing. It shows that BIG brands are taking notice.
Also interesting that this space has formalized enough to be its own specialty… voice marketing.