Over the years, we’ve dug into some complex topics, from technical infrastructure to growth equations. We’ve even covered complexity itself. But there’s one concept that’s familiar yet remains a challenge to parse and make tactical: trust.
Streaming music revenues surpassed income from the sale of traditional music formats for the first time last year, as the booming popularity of services such as Spotify put an end to the era of the CD.
Abstract: I believe the growing obsession with immediacy represents the biggest danger to the future of brands. Short-term pressures impact every aspect of business in the 21st century, but marketing – as a readily dispensable expenditure – invariably suffers most.
Martin Casado is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He was CTO and cofounder of Nicira, acquired by VMware in 2012. Many iconic technology companies began with concepts that were new to the industry. In hindsight, the narrative goes something like this: Founder built thing X. Y bought it.
Authors: Nicholas Carlini, David Wagner Abstract: We construct targeted audio adversarial examples on automatic speech recognition. Given any audio waveform, we can produce another that is over 99.9% similar, but transcribes as any phrase we choose (at a rate of up to 50 characters per second).
The 1990s will belong to the customer. And that is great news for the marketer. Technology is transforming choice, and choice is transforming the marketplace.
This is the first year I am presenting predictions for the coming year. I’ve received some incredibly helpful comments from readers via Twitter. This has encouraged me to stick my head above the parapet.
“One of the things that happens when you’re an innovator is there’s actually no benefit to being really, really fast,” he told Hempel. “You’re the one creating the new stuff, so there’s no one who’s racing you. It’s actually very important that you are slow and deliberate.”
Unbeknownst to me, at the very moment on Monday morning when I was asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the biggest ethical concern for AI today, Google’s algorithms were promoting misinformation about the Las Vegas shooting.
Familiar song, new tempo: Music streaming is big, and getting bigger fast. Digital downloads are falling off a cliff.