Technology Standards, ‘Tech Debt’ Among Issues Media Will Face After An Unusual 2020

Technology development has sped up, rather than slowed down, during 2020, as the global coronavirus pandemic has led companies to quickly implement workflows they might have only imagined before having to deploy widespread remote operations.

At the same time, the scramble to move operations off-premises has pushed technologists to focus on next steps, including the need for standards that will apply across media supply chains and to govern media’s use of artificial intelligence among other things.

That, in a nutshell, captures a conversation among four technology leaders and a pair of rising stars that is set to take place Monday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. ET.

All six of the technologists participating in the “Predictions for 2021,” will have just received TVNewsCheck’s 2020 Women in Technology Awards in a presentation ceremony webcast live by TVNewsCheck.

Among their predictions:

  • Media companies that have scrambled to implement solutions to support
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Ex-Facebook honcho Tim Kendall says Big Tech is a ‘threat to democracy,’ calls for social media reform

Media Angle is a column offering perspectives on the media landscape from the newsmakers themselves. 

Moment CEO Tim Kendall is among the stars of the wildly popular Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma,” which tackles the negative impact social media and Big Tech can have on people — and the former Facebook executive feels Big Tech is a threat to democracy that could eventually lead to a civil war in America.  

“Extreme outcomes are the logical end conclusion if there is no action on social media reform during the increasing destabilization of civil society,” Kendall told Fox News. 

Moment CEO Tim Kendall is among the stars of the wildly popular Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma."

Moment CEO Tim Kendall is among the stars of the wildly popular Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.”

EX-GOOGLE STAFFER WARNS SOCIAL MEDIA, APPS ARE ‘BIG TOBACCO FOR OUR BRAINS’ 

“The Social Dilemma” features several Silicon Valley insiders explaining the dark side of social media, with everyone from the co-inventor of Facebook’s “like” button

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What the debate over TikTok means for the future of social media

It has been an eventful few months for TikTok: The social media platform recently won an injunction against a nationwide ban while it negotiates a deal with Oracle and Walmart to satisfy President Trump’s executive orders demanding a sale to a U.S. company. With the November deadline for a deal upcoming, the shifting contours of the transaction and concerns over the app’s security will have important ramifications for future technology policy.

The TikTok app has consistently topped worldwide download charts and recently celebrated the best quarter of downloads in app history. Yet this very popularity fueled concerns about data security and potential foreign espionage from China, where TikTok’s current parent company ByteDance is located. Though some TikTok users have speculated that the executive orders have been in retaliation to the platform’s role in organizing opposition to Trump’s reelection campaign, the app has been under national security review since 2019 due

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Become a one-person social media team with SocialyHub

Social media might have started as a way for people to connect with one another, but it is increasingly a place where people can also connect with the brands they love. Studies have shown that most people prefer for companies to connect with them on social media, and are more likely to engage with and buy from brands that have a robust social media presence.

While big businesses might have entire marketing teams dedicated to selling their product and service on their platform, startups and solopreneurs are all on their own. That is, unless they have SoicalyHub. This powerful social media management platform can turn anyone into a marketing pro on social media. You can get this all-in-one social media management solution on sale for just $79.99!

Using SocialyHub is like cracking open social media and getting a look at the Matrix. This powerful social media management tool offers a

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How Gaming Could Become The World’s Biggest Media Platform

Founder and CEO at Admix. Pioneer of “in-play.” Previously ran a hypercasual game studio before they were cool.

It’s a few minutes before midnight on April 23, 2020, a month after the lockdown started in most of Europe. But this doesn’t stop me — I am eagerly waiting in front of the biggest stage I have ever seen for a concert to start.

Suddenly, the stage in front of me lights up; huge holograms appear, and the music starts. Around me, 12 million people also start dancing to the beat. No masks, no social distancing. For a moment, it’s like we are in an alternative reality.

In fact, we are in an alternative reality.

My 12 million digital friends and I were not breaking the lockdown to see Travis Scott performing live — this event happened virtually on Fortnite, the ultra-popular online video game. And this experience

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Turkey Says Facebook Risks Fines If Flouts New Social Media Law

(Bloomberg) — Turkey will penalize Facebook with escalating fines and could make it excrutiatingly slow to use the platform if the company flouts a new social media law that could be used to stifle dissent.



Buildings on the skyline of the European side sit on the horizon, framed beneath a Turkish flag flying from the Asian side, in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday, April 27, 2020. Coming off a brief recession just over a year ago, the urgency is mounting for Turkey to loosen the screws on the economy as its currency and reserves come under pressure more than a month after it introduced social-distancing measures.


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Buildings on the skyline of the European side sit on the horizon, framed beneath a Turkish flag flying from the Asian side, in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday, April 27, 2020. Coming off a brief recession just over a year ago, the urgency is mounting for Turkey to loosen the screws on the economy as its currency and reserves come under pressure more than a month after it introduced social-distancing measures.

A senior Turkish official said The Menlo Park, California-based companyhad not formally told the government whether or not it would not be appointing a local representative.

But the social media giant will face an initial 10 million lira ($1.3 million) fine on Nov.

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Black Public Media Announces Tech Fellowship Recipient

Carla LynDale Bishop has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the MIT & Black Public Media Fellowship.

Black Public Media Announces Tech Fellowship Recipient

Carla LynDale Bishop has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the MIT & Black Public Media Fellowship, hosted by MIT Open Documentary Lab and sponsored by MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology. Part of BPMplus – the Black Public Media (BPM) initiative focused on eliminating barriers for Black makers to help increase their participation in the world of emerging technology – the semester-long fellowship marks the first collaboration between the three partners. BPM is a Harlem-based nonprofit dedicated to creating content about the global, Black experience.

“Fellowships, incubators, residencies, and labs are important on-ramps for creatives to learn about emerging technologies, such as AI and XR, but many great programs have unintended barriers that discourage or prevent Black creatives from participating. Relocating for two weeks to a year is a

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Tristan Harris And “The Social Dilemma:” Big Ideas To Fix Our Social Media Ills

Somehow, it figures that an online media and technology conference would be dogged by tech problems when its opening keynote featured social-media critic Tristan Harris. But that’s exactly what happened in today’s NYC Media Lab Summit, which eventually opened with Harris’ truncated conversation about hit Netflix
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documentary The Social Dilemma, followed by a panel of tech-sector and journalism critics discussing “Big Ideas” to fix both industries.

“So this is ironic on a whole bunch of levels,” said host Steve Rosenbaum, managing director of the NYC Media Lab, after the Harris talk finally started 20 minutes late.

Harris, head of the Center for Humane Technology and a former Google
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design ethicist, has become a prominent critic of the ways social-media companies harvest and profit from user data, abuse their market power, and encourage self-reinforcing information bubbles that lead to extremist positions.

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Green Builder Media Announces Call for Entries for Green Home of the Year Awards

The 13th Annual Green Home of the Year Awards and 3rd Annual Sustainability Awards celebrates sustainable cities, residential projects, and the pros who produce them. Enter today!

A winner from last year, the Monroe Farmhouse showcases outstanding attention to energy, ventilation, and heat management.
A winner from last year, the Monroe Farmhouse showcases outstanding attention to energy, ventilation, and heat management.
A winner from last year, the Monroe Farmhouse showcases outstanding attention to energy, ventilation, and heat management.
A former winner, the Palo Alto Apartments proves if one green home is good, multiple green structures must be great. This is a series of net-zero residences in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, Calif.
A former winner, the Palo Alto Apartments proves if one green home is good, multiple green structures must be great. This is a series of net-zero residences in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, Calif.
A former winner, the Palo Alto Apartments proves if one green home is good, multiple green structures must be great. This is a series of net-zero residences in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, Calif.

Lake City, Colo., Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Builder Media’s annual Green Home of the Year and

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Apple schedules iPhone 12 media event for October 13

Following the September “Time Flies” media event for new Apple Watch and iPad models, Apple today announced an October event called “Hi, Speed” that will focus primarily on new iPhones — the most popular products and biggest revenue generators from the world’s largest tech company. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on October 13, and once again will use a virtual format with footage streamed from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California to viewers online.

The stakes are atypically high for Apple this year, as the latest iPhones will be Apple’s first to embrace 5G cellular technology, nearly two years after rivals such as Samsung showed and started to release the earliest 5G devices. During that time, 5G networks have successfully launched all across the world, generally with superior performance outside the uneven United States. Some 5G towers are already delivering transformative-class peak download speeds in the

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