Winners & Losers April 20, 2017

Taxes for Robots



Winner or loser? Robots, who could hold 40% of U.S. jobs by 2030.

Winner: Viewers as Amazon, Netflix and HBO compete to produce original content.

Winner: Consumers, who now have more options for drugstore staples thanks to a wave of innovative startups.

Loser: Corporate PR departments failing to adequately address the United and Pepsi scandals.

(0:06) “Robots Could Steal 40% of U.S. Jobs by 2030,” Fortune, March 2017.
(0:12) “A Warehouse Worker’s Best Friend—or Replacement?” MIT Technology Review, April 2015.
(0:20) “Online Retailers’ New Warehouses Heat Up Local Job Markets,” The Wall Street Journal, April 2017.
(0:38) “The Robot That Takes Your Job Should Pay Taxes, Says Bill Gates.” Quartz, February 2017.
(1:12) “Original Programming Can Be Netflix’s Key Competitive Edge In 2017,” Forbes, December 2016.
(1:12) “How Netflix’s Content Distribution Has Changed Over The Years,” Morningstar, January 2017.
(1:12) “HBO’s Reaction to Netflix’s Big Content Budget,” The Motley Fool, January 2016.
(1:25) “Time Warner Boosting HBO Budget As Netflix, Amazon Keep Spending,” FierceCable, December 2016.
(1:25) “Amazon Is Spending An Insane Amount Of Money To Catch Up To Netflix,” Vanity Fair, April 2017.
(1:39) “Netflix Has 30 Original Series Today, Will Double That in 2017, Content Chief Ted Sarandos Says,” Variety, December 2016.
(1:41) “The Ridiculous 6,” Rotten Tomatoes, April 2017.
(1:41) “The Do-Over,” Rotten Tomatoes, April 2017.
(2:02) “Unbundling CVS: 80+ Startups Attacking Drug Store Shelves,” CB Insights, April 2017.
(2:25) “The Product Launch Fallacy Of Big CPGs,” CB Insights, March 2017.
(2:53) “Communicator of the Year 2017,” PR Week, March 17, 2017.

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