Scott Monty

12,131 Added | 4 Magazines | 44 Likes | 18 Following | 72,135 Followers | @scottmonty | CEO of Brain+Trust Partners, consultant, advisor, keynote speaker. Husband, dad, grammarian, Sherlock Holmes devotee and general man about town.

Sherlock Holmes 3 producer gives VERY exciting update for fans (EXCLUSIVE)

SHERLOCK HOLMES 3 producer Lionel Wigram spoke exclusively with Express.co.uk about the upcoming Robert Downey Jr sequel and when it will start …

Movies

Our First Communities Summit and New Tools For Group Admins

<i>By Kang-Xing Jin, VP, Engineering</i><p>Today we hosted our first-ever Facebook Communities Summit in Chicago with hundreds of group admins where we …

Collaboration

The End of Car Ownership

Ride sharing and self-driving vehicles will redefine our relationship with cars. Auto makers and startups are already gearing up for the change.<p>By<p>Tim Higgins<p>Tim Higgins<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@timkhiggins<p>tim.higgins@wsj.com<p>Cars are going to undergo a lot of changes in the coming years.<p>One …

Transportation

The Connected Car Opportunity

As connected, smart and self-driving vehicles become more common, they are changing the way consumers drive.<p>But the steady adoption of smart cars …

Mark Zuckerberg explains why he just changed Facebook's mission

Mark Zuckerberg has spent the last dozen years making sure you know what your friends' babies look like and what your high school friends think about politics.<p>And, of course, transforming media and politics by presenting news and opinion -- true and fake -- to billions of people around the …

Facebook

Tesla's Autopilot software head leaves the company six months after joining from Apple

Chris Lattner exits on the same day Tesla hires a new director of AI<p>Chris Lattner, a longtime Apple software guru, has left his post running software for Tesla’s Autopilot division after just six months. Lattner announced his departure in a tweet late Tuesday. Earlier in the evening, Tesla …

Autos

Apple Said to Seek Lower Rate in New Deals With Record Labels - Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is seeking to reduce record labels’ share of revenue from streaming, part of negotiations to revise the iPhone maker’s overall …

Facebook Is Introducing New Tools to Protect Women in India

Facebook on Wednesday is unveiling new features that it hopes will make women in India feel safer on its platform.<p>The social network is introducing …

Facebook

Who doesn’t read books in America?

About a quarter of American adults (26%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year. Who, exactly, are these non-book readers?

Pew Research Center

Outside The Box Podcast

Episodes<p>1 Episode 1<br>• Teaser<p>A new podcast featuring conversations with some of the most brilliant thought leaders, innovators and visionaries working …

Podcasting

Inside Travis Kalanick’s Resignation as Uber’s C.E.O.

Travis Kalanick’s final hours as Uber’s chief executive played out in a private room in a downtown Chicago hotel on Tuesday.<p>There, Mr. Kalanick, who was on a trip to interview executive candidates for Uber, was paid a surprise visit. Two venture capitalists — Matt Cohler and Peter Fenton of the …

Uber

These key candidates could replace Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

The embattled ride-hail company needs a no-nonsense executive with some form of experience with distributed networks.<p>The sudden departure of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has upended the startup’s latest plans, jumpstarting a search for a new CEO.<p>Board director Bill Gurley, one of the biggest voices …

Uber

Nike is reportedly close to making a huge move that should terrify Dick's, Foot Locker, and Under Armour

The world's largest sportswear maker and the world's largest online retailer might finally work together.<p>In its tooth-and-nail fight to staunch ebbing sales, Nike may finally embrace Amazon soon and sell directly on Amazon.com, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs.<p>"Our channel checks indicate …

Foot Locker

Wal-Mart to Vendors: Get Off Amazon’s Cloud

To do business with Wal-Mart, the retailer requires some tech providers to build the services on AWS cloud rivals<p>The battle between the King Kong and Godzilla of retail has moved into the cloud.<p>Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is telling some technology companies that if they want its business, they can’t run …

Walmart

We Studied Brands Around The World. What Consumers Want Isn’t What You Think

We asked more than 5,000 people to tell us about the brands they sought out, then we analyzed what those brands did. The results were surprisingly consistent.<p>Traditional advertising went after “share of mind”–the idea was to get you to associate a brand with a single idea, a single emotion. Volvo: …

Marketing

Brief: Chinese bike-sharing company shuts down after 90% of cycles go missing

Photo credit: Silent Hill / Imagine China.<b>The news:</b>• Chinese bike-sharing startup Wukong Bike has shut down just five months after launching, with …

China

Uber Can’t Be Fixed — It’s Time for Regulators to Shut It Down

From many passengers’ perspective, Uber is a godsend — lower fares than taxis, clean vehicles, courteous drivers, easy electronic payments. Yet the company’s mounting scandals reveal something seriously amiss, culminating in last week’s stern report from former U.S. Attorney General Eric …

Uber

A Short History of the Many, Many Ways Uber Screwed Up

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned late Tuesday night from the company he cofounded in 2009. While he’ll remain on the board of directors, Kalanick's …

General Motors' Maven Gig Arrives In San Fran To Support On-Demand Economy

Maven Gig, the offshoot brand of General Motors’ multi-city shared-mobility, subscription-based project Maven, is moving into its second city to …

General Motors

Preparing for the rise of AI

People who enjoy a lot of respect — like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk — warn of a coming artificial intelligence apocalypse. Others say the …

Introducing Teen Accounts

Uber connects your teen to a safe, reliable ride in minutes.<p>They stay on the go. You stay in the know. And everyone gets more from their day.<p>Live …

Uber

The people within Uber who could potentially replace Travis Kalanick as CEO

Travis Kalanick is out at Uber.<p>Yesterday (June 20) the controversial leader resigned as CEO of the $70 billion ride-sharing company after five major investors urged him to step down, according to the New York Times (paywall). He’ll reportedly remain on Uber’s board.<p>The unraveling of Kalanick’s …

Uber

How Snapchat and Time Warner's $100 Million Deal Could Mean Big Things for the Future of TV

The two-year deal is one of the largest show-development agreements Snap has scored.<p>Snapchat may be known for its disappearing messages, but the company's recent push into TV isn't going anywhere--giving anyone with a marketing budget reason to think twice about the Millennial-focused messaging app.<p>…

Wall Street Journal

Facebook's Instagram Stories crushes Snapchat with 250 million daily active users

Instagram Stories is now at 250 million daily active users, vastly surpassing Snapchat's rate according to Facebook's global head of sales Carolyn …

Daily Active Users

Uber’s Biggest Problem: Its Business Model

The hard truth for Uber’s next CEO is that it might be more taxi company than tech giant<p>Memo to Uber Technologies’ next chief executive: The problems there may be bigger than you think.<p>Uber is currently trying to put out the fire that has culminated in the resignation of co-founder and CEOTravis …

Trends

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O.

Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and that he built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company.<p>Mr. Kalanick’s exit came under pressure after hours …

Uber

Why chatbots will never completely take over for humans

What an unexpected twist in the tale of bots.<p>A McKinsey write-up says the bots are stumbling. Google’s Igor Markov warns that AI could turn into the plague. Yet some of the world’s largest companies have recruited tens of thousands of workers to build AI and chatbots. There’s this supposed <i>coming</i> …

Chatbots

Google Search taps Monster, Facebook, Glassdoor, others to let you job hunt and receive email alerts

Google has partnered with a number of notable technology companies to enable its users to hunt for jobs directly through Google Search and receive email alerts when relevant new employment opportunities arise.<p>The initiative represents part of the Google for Jobs program unveiled at the company’s …

Google

Netflix debuts choose-your-own-adventure stories for kids

Netflix today announced the debut of “interactive” stories on its service – a sort of choose-your-own-adventure style of storytelling, where viewers get to decide what happens next. The new stories, whose development was rumored earlier this year, will initially cater to Netflix’s younger viewers, …

Netflix

Uber is finally adding tipping

It’s part of the company’s “180 days of change” for drivers that comes with a number of other improvements.<p>Uber is rolling out a number of driver improvements, including the most sought-after feature: Tipping.<p>The new feature — which drivers have fought for during protests dating back to at least …

Uber