Well, you know…A new bill designed to take protections away from social media that allow Covid misinformation, is mostly bark, not bite. But it acknowledged an important issue…when is it ok to regulate? When freedom of speech faces-off with public health, can they possibly co-exist?
Take that any way you like, just know, there are more smart TV’s and OTT devices, and Voice assistants, and cool tech, to make your life better, now more than ever (an old NBC News tag line). These are not just distractions, they are helpers.
…and say it a lot. I’ve been doing that about Voice for a few years now, and it’s clear… it’s everywhere, and nowhere at the same time. Millions of people rely on “Siri on the phone and Alexa in the home.” It’s becoming second nature. People expect it. And for the 2nd year in a row, my pals at Vixen Labs, and their strategic partners, present a detailed data driven look at the place of Voice in our lives. It’s worth a look. (full disclosure, I’m associated Vixen Labs). The numbers tell the story.
CNN is jumping head first into the stream, and they have a plan. Kacie Hunt jumped ship from MSNBC to CNN reportedly to concentrate on streaming news. And now the launch is set. This playing field is wide open to create something new. Let’s see what happens. If it’s the same old thing, I wonder if it will be enough to pull an audience into the tent in any significant way.
CNN did 2 big things yesterday. They landed an outstanding talent from NBC News…and they planted the flag for news in the stream. It’s just the beginning, kids.
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