Innovation Brief: Google, Facebook & Netflix

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On a semi-weekly basis, Street Fight’s Innovation Brief series aggregates and analyzes happenings from across the technology and media spheres. This week, we look at Google’s latest machine learning strategy, Facebook’s Watch play, and Netflix getting into e-commerce. 

These insights come from digital agency M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher synthesizes his perspective from the trenches of digital experience creation. See the full episode and summary notes below, and stay tuned for semi-weekly episodes. 

???? Google is deploying machine learning algorithms to design new machine learning chips. “Google Engineer” is no longer a future-proofed job.

???? Netflix Shop allows you to buy merchandise and gear from your favorite Netflix originals. We discuss the marketing implications.

⌚️ Facebook Watch is the tech giant’s hope that you’ll strap two cameras to your wrist and share photos to their platforms. We debate the potential.

Mike Boland has been a tech & media analyst for the past two decades, specifically covering mobile, local, and emerging technologies. He has written for Street Fight since 2011. More can be seen at