Instagram For Kids Raises ‘Serious Concerns,’ Lawmakers Say

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Description: Lawmakers say they have “serious concerns” about the prospect that Facebook will launch a children’s version of the photo-sharing app Instagram. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Apr 06, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/362047/instagram-for-kids-raises-serious-concerns-lawm.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=121966&hashid=l3tGlXhWQw2MIejOLismCw Questions for discussion: What are the ethical and social issues presented in this story? How would you advise management to proceed? What advice would you… Read more »

In gaming, mobile phones are the No. 1 device by a long shot

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Description: The coronavirus pandemic led to heightened gaming usage and viewership of gaming video content in 2020, with mobile phones being the most popular device for gaming in the US. ?Source: eMarketer.com Date: Mar 31, 2021 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/mobile-phones-are-most-popular-gaming-device-by-long-shot?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about online gaming and the reasons? What does this… Read more »

Coursera begins trading at $39 per share, stock pops 18%

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Description: Shares of education tech company Coursera opened at $39 apiece in its market debut Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 31, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/coursera-ipo-cour-begins-trading-on-the-nyse.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Describe the Coursera business model. Who are the target customers? What are the limits to growth? How should HR managers approach… Read more »

‘This is a low-cost peoples’ vaccine:’ Expert on India’s Biological E vaccine

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Description: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is getting lots of help both at home and abroad to get its COVID-19 jab out to the masses. In the U.S., Merck (MRK) stepped up to begin the process this month, while in Europe, Sanofi (SNY) has offered to help fill and finish vials. And in India, J&J has… Read more »

TikTok Star Sells Viral Video as NFT for $500,000

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Description: It is very likely that you know Nathan Apodaca, the TikTok skater who went viral in October 2020 with a single video. ?Source: Entrepreneur.com – video report Date: Mar 19, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/367518?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Explain the benefit and value gained by each player related to the video clip. What does this case say about publicity,… Read more »

Wikipedia Wants Tech To Pay Up For Content

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Description: The Wikimedia Foundation — which operates the Wikipedia project in more than 300 languages as well as other wiki projects — earlier this week announced the launch of a commercial product that would allow it to license its content to the large tech companies curating its content and serving it up online in search… Read more »

SPOS #765 – Kat Cole On The State Of Leadership – Live From Clubhouse

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #765 – Host: Mitch Joel. Welcome to the our second-ever live podcast recoding from Clubhouse (the new social audio app that is all the rage these days). This conversation was recorded on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021. Our conversation this week is with someone I met many moons back on… Read more »

E-Commerce Explosion to Fuel Warehouse Building Boom in Canada

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Description: Canada is on the verge of a warehouse building boom as soaring demand for online goods is expected to continue beyond the pandemic. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 23, 2021 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-23/e-commerce-explosion-to-fuel-warehouse-building-boom-in-canada Questions for discussion: What does the report say about changing buyer behaviors in Canada? What does this mean for retail developments like downtown… Read more »

Jeremiah Owyang On The Future Of Social Audio – Live From Clubhouse – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: Welcome to our first-ever live podcast recording from Clubhouse (the new social audio app that is all the rage). This conversation was recorded this past Friday (February 19th, 2021). Our conversation this week is with my old friend, Jeremiah Owyang, to discuss the present and future of social audio, Clubhouse, smart audio, podcasting and beyond. Jeremiah is… Read more »

Covid Relief Could Leave Bus Companies Behind

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Description: The motorcoach sector has been devastated by the drop in pandemic-era travel, but there’s been little federal aid for this 3,000-company transportation industry. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 23, 2021 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-23/there-s-no-covid-bailout-for-the-bus-industry?srnd=premium Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the state of the motorcoach industry? Do you think the government should do more… Read more »