Selling a gadget isn’t enough anymore. Creators need to find a way to keep revenue coming in, even after they sell a device. Companies like Peloton sell the hardware, but also a service to go along with it. Ashley Carman reports on recurring revenue and subscription services, and why they might be the key to keeping hardware businesses afloat.
In a high-stakes virtual life where fresh news and new “likes” can mean power and income, the spreading of vital information that sparks emotion and harnesses a following could be a powerful tool for good. But what if digital manipulation goes over to the dark side and targeted online campaigns bring about real-world hatred, conflict, confusion and harm? Carte Blanche investigates who and what lies behind misdirected hashtags on South African social media, intended to manipulate and exploit users. We analyse disinformation trends and meet the investigators who are unpacking fakes to help identify and combat the damage.
Social media is everywhere these days. We take an in-depth look at just what kind of effect this growing online influence could have on voters in the US presidential election. What have the candidates, intelligence agencies and troll farms learnt since 2016 and what’s changed this time around? We find out more and also speak to political analyst Caitlin Chin. Meanwhile, with Covid-19 forcing more and more campaigners to stay home, social networks are overflowing with influencers
We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen. View on Netflix
Siva Vaidhyanathan, professor of media studies at University of Virginia, says Facebook’s 2.5 billion users are impossible to monitor using artificial intelligence. He appears on “Bloomberg Technology.”
The world’s most valuable tech companies profit from the personal data you generate. So why aren’t you getting paid for it? In this eye-opening talk, entrepreneur and technologist Jennifer Zhu Scott makes the case for private data ownership — which would empower you to donate, destroy or sell your data as you see fit — and shows how this growing movement could put power (and cash) back into the hands of people.
The first open-source distributed ledger that is being built to power the future of the Internet of Things with feeless microtransactions and data integrity for machines.
Millions of images and videos are uploaded to the internet each day, yet we rarely see shocking and disturbing content in our social media feeds.
Peter Fankhauser, CEO of Thomas Cook, spoke at Skift Forum Europe 2019 on the topic of “The Future of Mass Tourism: Charting a New Path in Uncertain Times.” … 2 months later. If companies fail to see how the internet could affect their business, they’re doomed – and this is exactly what happened to British travel giant Thomas Cook… read more
HelloSign Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Joseph Walla discusses his firm’s acquisition by Dropbox Inc. and competition in the digital contract and document solutions market. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg Markets.”