Here’s our News Roundup episode for the week, with a deeper dive on a few of the big news items from the past few days. We kick off earnings season with a discussion of Netflix earnings and what if anything it has to worry about in future. Secondly, we discuss Lyft’s announcement that it’s working on a self-driving system, as a complement to recent announcements on working with partners on this area. Third, we talk about the rebirth of Google Glass as an enterprise and industrial product, and the broader implications for related products like Microsoft’s HoloLens and AR headsets in general. We wrap things up with a discussion of abuse and harassment on Twitter, which continues to be a problem despite the progress the company touted this week.
As always, you’ll find links to these stories and other things we discussed underneath the SoundCloud player embedded below.
Here are some useful links relating to this week’s episode (Tech Narratives links unless otherwise stated):
- Netflix Earnings (Jan’s take on Tech Narratives – a free post):
- Lyft Self-Driving System:
1. Lyft blog post: https://medium.com/@lvincent/introducing-level-5-and-our-self-driving-team-705ef8989f03
2. Jan’s take:
- Google Glass:
1. Wired deep dive: https://www.wired.com/story/google-glass-2-is-here/
2. Jan’s take: https://www.technarratives.com/2017/07/18/google-glass-relaunched-as-enterprise-and-industrial-product/
- Twitter Abuse
1. BuzzFeed article: https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/twitter-is-still-dismissing-harassment-reports-and
2. Twitter blog post: https://blog.twitter.com/official/en_us/topics/product/2017/Our-Safety-Work-Results-Update.html
3. Verge article: https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/20/16000834/twitter-anti-abuse-tools-data-update
4. Jan’s take: https://www.technarratives.com/2017/07/20/twitter-provides-data-on-abuse-efforts-fails-to-address-inconsistent-application/
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