Now You See Me

Now You Don’t

Oculus standalone VR headsets will roll out as soon 2018. Facebook is developing a model that doesn’t require a connected PC or smartphone and will face competition from Samsung’s standalone counterpart. Both companies are currently working on their own separate VR prototypes, but the clear winner will be revealed when one is able to balance performance with price. (Source: TechCrunch)

 

Streaming Showdown

With this year’s Emmy nominations announced, Netflix has emerged as a clear powerhouse of entertainment. From releasing its first original content (House of Cards) in 2013 to battling Redbox and Hulu, Netflix is finally at the top of the streaming service social ladder along with HBO. The company’s success is powered by data analytics and evolved technology. Back in 2013, Netflix’s chief content officer said, “The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.” As the competition between these two streaming services wages on, cable companies are just mere bystanders. (Source: The Verge)

 

Work It Out

New York-based WeWork is planning to rapidly expand across Latin America. With five locations in operation across Latin America, the company aims to open an additional ten locations by January. WeWork hopes to bring shared work spaces to larger communities and multinationals. Adapting to the needs of companies of all shapes and sizes, WeWork’s “primary new markets” other than Latin America are India and China. (Source: Bloomberg Tech)

About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 44 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.
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