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'Very, very severe headwinds’: The threat to bust up Big Tech is giving some experts painful flashbacks to the financial crisis — and one has stopped buying those stocks entirely

As calls to regulate or break up US tech giants increase, Wall Street sees a resemblance to past situations in which massive companies faced years of scrutiny and difficulty. Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said recently that Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple should be split up to increase competition. Some experts now say the companies are in for an extended rough period. One money manager explained to Business Insider why he stopped buying those four stocks entirely. W...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, North Korea, Wall Street, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Warren, Department Of Justice, Stifel Nicolaus, Kim Jong, Antonelli, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Facebook Google Amazon


March 13 roundup

“Near the end of her new proposal to break up Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple, Senator Warren asks, ‘So what would the Internet look like after all these reforms?’ It’s a good question.” [Geoffrey Manne and Alec Stapp, Truth on the Market/CNBC] Floral arrangements as constitutionally protected expression: Cato files amicus on behalf of First Amendment rights of Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman not to serve a wedding of which she disapproves [Ilya Shapiro and Patrick Moran, Washington...
Tags: Apple, Law, Washington, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Transgender, Antitrust, Warren, Don't, FHA, Second Circuit, Natalia, Facebook Google Amazon, Scott Greenfield, Barronelle Stutzman, Ilya Shapiro


Google's former CFO wants to fund Europe's Facebook and Google before Silicon Valley buyers 'take them out'

Google's former chief financial officer, Patrick Pichette, will invest in European startups as a general partner at Canadian venture capital firm Inovia Capital. Pichette will lead Inovia Capital's new London office after the company raised $600 million across two funds. Pichette wants to help Europe fund the next Facebook or Google, before its most promising startups are acquired by US tech giants. Pichette pointed to DeepMind, a British AI company acquired by Google while he was CFO, as an e...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, UK, London, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Canada, Silicon Valley, iNovia Capital, Deepmind, Kings Cross London


AT&T has lofty ambitions to change the way TV advertising is sold, but ad buyers worry it will become a walled garden like Facebook and Google

AT&T rolled out Xandr this fall with a vision of turning its data and premium content into an ad platform that could enable advertisers to buy across the TV industry. But media buyers say that it's unclear how much AT&T is willing to work with competitors in 2019 to create standards in the ad industry. They also worry that AT&T will take a walled garden approach that would make it hard to achieve its goal of getting TV companies to cooperate. This summer, AT&T unveiled an ambitious plan to re...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Miami, Viacom, Business Insider, AT T, Jason Smith, Facebook Google Amazon, Lesser, Jay Friedman, NBCUniversal Fox, Ana Milicevic, Goodway Group, Brian Lesser CEO of AT T, Xandr


4 Smart Ways You Can Help Legally Safeguard Your Website

By Geoff Scott Most entrepreneurs running ecommerce stores are experts on their product, understand key areas of digital marketing, and have a vision for how they’d like to develop their business into the future. However, website security and legal compliance are often more tertiary matters – noted, but (generally) neglected. This is a big mistake. As Facebook, Google, Amazon, and other tech giants continue to make highly visible (and widely criticized) ethical errors , now is not t...
Tags: Europe, Business, California, Management, Eu, Google Analytics, United States, Right Now, Geoff Scott, Barnes, CCPA, Facebook Google Amazon, General Data Protection, Vital Interest, Geoff Scott Most, Motile LLC


Microsoft close to eclipsing Apple for most valuable U.S. company

By Matt O’Brien, The Associated Press Wall Street investors are enamored with a newly emergent tech company. It has nothing to do with posting selfies or finding a soul mate. The company is instead making billions of dollars selling cloud-computing and other technical services to offices around the world. Say hello to Microsoft, the 1990s home-computing powerhouse that is having a renaissance moment – eclipsing Facebook, Google, Amazon and the other tech darlings of the late decade. And now it i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Technology, Microsoft, China, Office, Exxon Mobil, Sport, Soccer, Gartner, Steve Ballmer, Donald Trump, Bing


Glimpses of China’s parallel tech universe

What can we learn from DETECTIVE CHINATOWN 2? Quite a lot, actually. The 11th biggest box-office hit of the year, it vastly outgrossed the likes of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, A STAR IS BORN, and CRAZY RICH ASIANS. You may never have heard of it, though; like OPERATION RED SEA, the 10th biggest hit of the year, it made all of its money in China. What can a slapstick-meets-Sherlock-Holmes comedy tell us about technology? Quite a lot, if we read its subtext. One striking thing: it’s hard to think of ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Opinion, China, America, San Francisco, Tech, West, Paris, Ethiopia, Sherlock Holmes, Huawei, Chinatown, Mastercard, McDonald, TCP


4 Smart Ways You Can Help Legally Safeguard Your Website

By Geoffrey Scott Most entrepreneurs running ecommerce stores are experts on their product, understand key areas of digital marketing, and have a vision for how they’d like to develop their business into the future. However, website security and legal compliance are often more tertiary matters – noted, but (generally) neglected. This is a big mistake. As Facebook, Google, Amazon, and other tech giants continue to make highly visible (and widely criticized) ethical errors , now is not t...
Tags: Europe, Business, California, Management, Eu, Google Analytics, United States, Mario Kart, Right Now, Barnes, CCPA, Facebook Google Amazon, General Data Protection, Geoffrey Scott Most, Vital Interest, Legal Obligation Compliance


What you need to know in advertising today

It was the week that the TV industry sounded the alarms: Work together. Change who you are. Or die at the hands of FANG. There's no doubt that executives are talking up a big game when it comes to defending the ad industry against Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Netflix. They spent much of Advertising Week last week vowing to work together to battle the FANG titans after all. The question is, how fast do they really want to move? To read more about how TV execs are vowing to work together on adv...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York City, US, Trends, Evan Spiegel, Wall Street Journal, Advertising Week, Michael Nathanson, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Google Amazon, Europe Facebook


TV execs are vowing to work together on advertising — but buyers are getting impatient

TV executives spent much of Advertising Week last week vowing to work together to battle the FANG titans. The industry is trying to adopt some of Facebook, Google, and Amazon's digital ad buying efficiency and powerful targeting capabilities, less it risks getting bowled over. It's also promising to cut down on how many ads it shoves in way of consumers, who are streaming tons of ad-free content. It was the week that the TV industry sounded the alarms.  Work together. Change who you are. Or d...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Navy, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Nbcu, Groupm, Advertising Week, Cox, Comcast Cable, Google Facebook, FANG, Facebook Google


Facebook says it will be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2020

Facebook will be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2020, the company has promised. In new goals published on Tuesday, Facebook also said it would cut its greenhouse gas emissions 75% over the same timeframe. Tech giants like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple, consume extraordinary quantities of electricity to power their global networks of data centres and infrastructure. Facebook is determined to make its energy-guzzling data centres more environmentally friendly. On Tuesday, the Silico...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Silicon Valley, Greenpeace, Signal, Facebook Google Amazon


Future of Media: From Generalist to Focused

One of the absolute most important trends that defines media today is how the more generalized middle-market is being replaced by a more atomized, specific market. On one side there are big platforms and on the other are niche verticals.We see this trend in so many different places.To give you a simple example, the New York Times recently wrote about the problems facing Barnes & Noble, and in it was this delightful graph.As you can see, the number of B&N stores are in decline, whereas there is t...
Tags: Amazon, Blogging, New York Times, Barnes Noble, Ramez Naam, Facebook Google Amazon


3 Ways for Marketers to Integrate Marketing Into Strategies

Over the past few years, we've seen Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple doubling down on machine learning and automation. With both maturing quickly and more platforms following suit, we're beginning to experience firsthand just how much they're going to impact our lives as marketers. Many marketers are struggling to wholeheartedly welcome automation with open arms...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, Voice, Emerging Tech, Facebook Google Amazon


3 Ways for Marketers to Integrate Automation Into Marketing Strategies

Over the past few years, we've seen Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple doubling down on machine learning and automation. With both maturing quickly and more platforms following suit, we're beginning to experience firsthand just how much they're going to impact our lives as marketers. Many marketers are struggling to wholeheartedly welcome automation with open arms...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, Voice, Emerging Tech, Facebook Google Amazon


IT'S OFFICIAL: Disney is spending $71.3 billion to arm itself for a war with Netflix

Disney is preparing for a full-scale rivalry with Netflix. And that means Disney needs all the programming it can get as it plans for a direct-to-consumer, digitally-dominated media future. Disney's first shot in this war was to announce a deal to buy a collection of assets from 21st Century Fox. But after  a federal judge  approved AT&T's so-called vertical merger with Time Warner, Comcast entered the bidding, leading to a takeover battle.  On June 20,  for the assets to $38 a share, or a t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Hbo, UK, New York, Hollywood, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Pandora, Comcast, Ubs, Cbs


Disney has won the $71.3 billion battle for Fox — now it's readying for a war with Netflix

Disney is preparing for a full-scale rivalry with Netflix. And that means Disney needs all the programming it can get as it plans for a direct-to-consumer, digitally dominated media future. Disney's first shot in this war was to announce a deal to buy a collection of assets from 21st Century Fox. But after a federal judge approved AT&T's so-called vertical merger with Time Warner, Comcast entered the bidding, leading to a takeover battle. On June 20, for the assets to $38 a share, or a tota...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Hbo, UK, New York, Hollywood, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Pandora, Brooklyn, Comcast, Ubs


How worker pay compares at Facebook, Google, Amazon

The pay at big tech can be ... pretty big.
Tags: Money, News, Facebook Google Amazon


Why Disconnected People of the World Should Unite

The Internet connects everyone and the whole world. But have you wondered how it works? Does it promote the democratisation of our society, either in communications, in the access to and production of knowledge, or in more horizontal and collective practices of the construction of our citizenship? Is the Internet contributing to guarantee the enforcement of human rights, to reducing inequality and discrimination? Who makes the decisions about the Internet? The fact is that people use the Int...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Ecommerce, Mark Zuckerberg, America, Infrastructure, Brazil, Jordan, E-strategies/policy, Quito, International Telecommunications Union ITU, ITU, Zhao, Information and Communication Technologies, Facebook For, Facebook Google Amazon


Best of 2017

2017 was a very exciting year for Lead Change. We rebranded, updated old processes, and moved over to a brand new website! I wanted to take the time to reflect on our key authors from the past year. Below, you will find the highest viewed blog post from each month of 2017. Be sure to check out some great contributors, and stay tuned to see what 2018 brings to Lead Change. January The Best Leaders Use These Three Hard Words by Lisa Kohn “I see it with my clients. I see it with my colleagues. I ...
Tags: Leadership, Inspiration, Winston Churchill, Richard Branson, Henry Ford, Kay Peterson, Robert Greenleaf, Facebook Google Amazon, Eileen McDargh, Randy Conley, Lisa Kohn, Jane Perdue, Jon Lokhorst, Hollis Thomases Adaptability, American Telephone and Telegraph now AT T, Bria Pierce


Predictions 2017 – How’d I Do This Year?

The post Predictions 2017 – How’d I Do This Year? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Every year, I make predictions, and every year, I score myself. As I wrote nearly 12 months ago, 2017 felt particularly unpredictable. As it turns out, my musings were often on target. Except when they weren’t… I’ve played with all manners of scoring over the years, but this year I’m going with a straight zero to ten rating. Zero if I whiffed entirely, ten if I hit it out of the park, and ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Pgp, Media/Tech Business Models, B Corp, Travis Kalanick, Predictions, Alexa, Adtech, Trump, Top Posts, Paul Polman, Susan Fowler, Amazon Google, Facebook Amazon


Everyone's missing the other part of the net neutrality debate — Big Tech is poised to become even more powerful

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to repeal its net neutrality rules. The repeal is good news for Facebook, Google, Amazon, and the other big internet companies that have deep pockets and can afford to pay any tolls put in place by the internet providers. The repeal could make the Big Tech companies even more powerful, because their smaller rivals will likely have less ability to afford such fees. In the wake of the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Fcc, Youtube, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, New York Times, Federal Communications Commission, Boeing, Facebook Google Amazon, Big Tech, Facebook Google Netflix


The $52.4 billion Disney-Fox deal is not just about Netflix — it also has major ad-sales ramifications

Disney has announced a $52.4 billion media-industry-rocking deal to acquire a collection of assets from 21st Century Fox. While 21st Century Fox's content assets help Disney in its budding war with Netflix, don't forget about ad sales. The combined media entity immediately boasts a broader array of TV networks to sell to marketers, allowing it to command more clout in the market and deliver elaborate cross-network packages. Fox's ad team also helps nudge Disney ahead in data-driven ad sales, w...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Espn, Turner, Viacom, Nissan Rogue, 21st Century Fox and News Corp, Ferro, Disney Fox, Maltby, Facebook Google Amazon, Mindshare


Disney is spending $52.4 billion to arm itself for a war with Netflix

Disney is preparing for a full-scale rivalry with Netflix. That means Disney needs all the programming it can get as it plans for a direct-to-consumer, digitally-dominated media future. Disney's first shot in this war was to announce a deal to buy a collection of assets from 21st Century Fox. More deals are sure to follow. It's official: Disney has announced a $52.4 billion media-industry-rocking deal to acquire a collection of assets from 21st Century Fox. The deal comes as media companie...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Pandora, Ubs, Cbs, Silicon Valley, Espn


5 Ways to Lead Change in a Change-Averse Environment

Despite the constancy of change in today’s global marketplace, the environment for change in many organizations is unfriendly at best. Few organizations have the appetite for change found at Facebook, Google, Amazon, and other innovative firms. I work extensively with CPAs, CFOs, and other technical professionals; a group not known for its propensity to change. As a leader, you recognize that when the pace of internal change lags the pace of change in the external environment . . . well, it’s no...
Tags: Motivation, Leadership, Change, Lockheed Martin, Skunk Works, Actions, Authentic, U S Army, Host, Facebook Google Amazon, Ways to Lead Change, Lockheed Martin Your


A Disney-Fox deal is not just about Netflix — it also has major ad sales ramifications

While Disney seems to want some of 21st Century Fox's content assets primarily as part of its budding war with Netflix, don't forget about ad sales. The combined media entity would immediately boast a broader array of TV networks to sell to marketers, allowing it to command more clout in the market and deliver elaborate cross-network packages. Fox's ad team could also help nudge Disney ahead in data-driven ad sales, where it's fallen behind, ad buyers say. Investors, commentators, and stakeh...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Espn, National Geographic, 21st Century Fox, FX, Turner, Viacom, Nissan Rogue, 21st Century Fox and News Corp, Ferro, Disney Fox


What you need to know in advertising today

Investors, commentators, and stakeholders alike are watching intently as Disney closes in on a deal to acquire a collection of valuable assets from 21st Century Fox — a deal that would  alter the existing media landscape as we know it . It would help Disney battle accelerated cord cutting, give it an even  bigger repository of content , and help prepare it to take on Silicon Valley giants including Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple. But less examined thus far is the fact that the merger would ...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Time, Disney, US, Sacramento, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Iger, Major League Soccer, Hulu, Doj, 21st Century Fox, Wall Street Journal


A Disney-Fox deal is not just about Netflix – it also has major ad sales ramifications

While Disney seems to want Fox primarily for its content assets as part of its budding war with Netflix, don't forget about ad sales. The combined media entity will immediately boast of a broader array of TV networks to sell to marketers, allowing it to command more clout in the market and deliver elaborate cross-network packages. Fox's ad team could also help nudge Disney ahead in data-driven ad sales, where it's fallen behind, say ad buyers. Investors, commentators and stakeholders alike ar...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Espn, National Geographic, 21st Century Fox, FX, Turner, Viacom, Nissan Rogue, 21st Century Fox and News Corp, Ferro, Disney Fox


Disney is about to go to war with Netflix and Fox could be a big weapon

Disney is preparing for a full-scale rivalry with Netflix. That means Disney needs all the programming it can get as it plans for a direct-to-consumer, digitally-dominated media future. Disney's first shot in this war may be to buy a collection of assets from 21st Century Fox. More deals are sure to follow. Disney may be closing in on a media-industry-rocking deal to acquire a collection of assets from 21st Century Fox. CNBC reports that a deal, which would include Fox's movie studios, cou...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, UK, New York, Disney, NFL, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Ubs, Silicon Valley, Iger, Espn


Tech giants, once seen as saviors, now under fire for creating problems

Facebook, Google, Amazon and other tech titans have accrued a tremendous amount of power and influence over social and political discourse, and now even some technologists are warning about how that concentrated authority is handled.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Facebook Google Amazon