🤠 Newsletter - Issue #2 - March 2020

Musings on the future of tech, art, culture, and humanity.

March 16, 2020

📰 News

📦 The Death of DTC (Link 1 & Link 2)

👁️ A perspective on the Future of Synthetic Reality by Betaworks

🔫 Mobile phones potentially linked to the decline in murder rates and gang wars

💿 CD sales still make up 78% of music revenue in Japan because of rewards

📻 Why songs are getting shorter from a financial perspective

🔬 "Imagine being able to hear exactly what’s under the hood of any piece of recorded music."

🗑️ Biggest technology failures of 2019

🤷 1 Youtube video and 6k AR glasses sold, here we are...

🤳 Wtf is a 'Content Collective'

🦠 Coronavirus' impact on businesses and visual history of pandemics

🌐 Three million students at US schools don’t have the internet at home

⛏️ The oldest companies in almost every country

📺 Balenciaga's Dystopian Newscast

🏫 Lambda School wants all the smoke

🎮 How Figma’s multiplayer technology works and other workplace collaboration startups

✈️ Spirit Airlines, the bane of of cheap air travel, deserves respect

🤑 Did you know Shopify handles $60bn in sales on its platform?

🗺️ Google Maps draws borders based on who's asking

💍 How pawn shops work

💸 #CashAppFriday me


🕹️ Products

Botnet - Social media platform simulator

Blynk - Build IoT apps

Booklets - Bite-sized learning

Scroll - A no ads future for online publishers

These Lyrics Do Not Exist - AI-generated lyrics

Armslist - Craigslist for guns

Parabola - UX + Data Tasks

Voiceflow - Build voice apps and experiences

AI Dungeon 2 - Text-based game built on OpenAI

Familiar - Deepfake a GIF


🎧 Music

Giveon - LIKE I WANT YOU

Flume feat. Toro y Moi - The Difference

BROCKHAMPTON - SUGAR

Kaash Paige - 64’

Rex Orange County - Pluto Projector (Live)

Thundercat - Dragonball Durag

Deb Never - Stone Cold


💬 Talk

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✉️ Share & Support

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Wrangled by Vu Francois, @vufrancois


©2020 COWBOYB3BOP. All Rights Reserved.

🤠 Newsletter - Issue #1 - February 2020

Musings on the future of tech, art, culture, and humanity.

February 16, 2020

📰 News

🔮 Tech in 2020: Standing on the shoulder of giants by Ben Evans

☠️ A list of the 30 most evil companies

🍄 AI + Mushrooms + China

🧠 Just because an AI beat you at Starcraft, doesn't mean it's actually smarter than you

🔦 Accenture Fjord Trends 2020

👁️ Fight against manipulated media (Sponsored by Facebook)

🏠 Airbnb can predict if you're a psychopath or not

🏛 Lawmakers and activists are proposing a public Venmo to help millions of unbanked New Yorkers

💻 From 2D to 3D, new neural network frameworks enables AI to develop 3D models from 2D images

🗣 Peter Thiel's Religion by David Perrell

👀 An ex-model invented a tool that could end your ability to walk down the street anonymously

🎞 "We are now in the mature stage of a book-to-film boom that is quietly transforming how Americans read and tell stories, and not for the better."

📹 The Intellectual Property Question of TikTok Dance Videos & Viral Content

📜 “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” — Aldous Huxley

🚸 What happens when kids get AI-generated ‘Risk Scores

🔥 Bangers brought to you by Excel On Da Beat

📍 Artist trolls Google Maps with a wheelbarrow full of phones

🗣 Profile on MSCHF, originators of the Jesus Air Max 97s

🔪 I’m betting on fake cloud kitchens becoming more prevalent

💭 How does Facebook Advertising actually work?

🎮 Reasons why Gaming is the real industry we’re all after


🕹️ Products

Byte - Vine 2.0

Elliot - Sell & ship globally, faster, without coding

Memberstack - Memberships & gated content for any website

Cinelytic - AI platform built for the film and entertainment industry

Are.na - Build simple, visual collections by adding links and files of any kind

Descript - Create and edit videos and podcasts using a word processor

Quibi - Streaming content wars are not over

Next! Fitness - Gyms of the future


🎧 Music

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - C-Side

Ama Lou - NORTHSIDE

Baby Keem - Orange Soda

Dayglow - Can I Call You Tonight?

Dijon - CRYBABY :*(

Brent Faiyaz - Fuck the World (Summer in London)

Kaytranada - 10%

Brittany Howard - Stay High


💬 Talk

Discord | Instagram | Twitter | Reddit


✉️ Share & Support

Email | Website | Patreon


Wrangled by Vu Francois, @vufrancois


©2020 COWBOYB3BOP. All Rights Reserved.

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