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I'm hosting a Google Hangout to discuss my research and to hear your questions/ feedback.
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Our 2015 Tech Trends report is here! This year featuring 55 trends and 100+ companies... http://slidesha.re/1z6jFiK
At the end of each year, Webbmedia Group applies our FuturePrint Trend- spotting Framework to surface the most important emerging trends in digital media and technology for the year ahead. This 2015 Trend Report offers 55 key insights representing the immediate trends that we think will matter most in the coming year.
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Sheesh. My latest +Slate story hit a nerve. http://bit.ly/13ItZiE.

On Sunday, I explained why there are, in fact, a few errant photos of my daughter floating around online on America Weekend. Lots more media happening this week: CNN, CTV, NPR, CKNW…
I vividly remember the Facebook post. It was my friend’s 5-year-old daughter “Kate,” (a pseudonym) standing outside of her house in a bright yellow bikini, the street address clearly visible behind her on the front door. A caption read “Leaving for our annual Labor Day weekend at the beach,” and...
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Very excited to be on CNN this morning!
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Here's the result of my work at Harvard... A new blueprint for the future of journalism education. http://bit.ly/1C4x1ix
In the fall of 2000, I sat in the large seminar room at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism listening to a lecture …
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Our annual Tech Trends report was featured on PBS Newshour! +Hari Sreenivasan and I talk about what's coming in 2015... http://buff.ly/1Ak5JkO
Are high-tech personal gadgets on your holiday shopping list? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Amy Webb of Webbmedia Group about the rise of wearable devices, the inherent concerns over data collection and security and the industry that’s popped up to help safeguard consumer privacy. Continue reading →
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Google Now users: walk by a store that caries a product you've looked up on Chrome and it'll automagically alert you http://buff.ly/1kI53NW
You’ve been looking for the perfect pair of hiking boots online, but haven’t gotten around to pulling the trigger. Starting today, if you’re out and about… - Google - Google+
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"Unfortunately, the future won’t materialize as it did in Star Trek..."  http://buff.ly/1sNWhmB

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Internet and technology experts see voice recognition as the next big thing for "smart," internet-connected devices, according to a report released today by Pew Research Center. A survey of more than 1,600 people identified as technology builders and analysts found that most expected voice recognition and speech synthesis to be the computer interface of the...
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Amy Webb is a digital media futurist and Founder of Webbmedia Group, a leading digital strategy consulting firm that researches near-future trends in digital media and technology and answers “What’s the future of X?” for a global client base. She is a Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a Lecturer on emerging technology and media at Columbia University. Her third book, “How Did We Miss That?” is about what the future holds––and what you can do about it in the present (PublicAffairs, Fall 2016).

Amy holds many professional affiliations and collaborates with a number of institutions. Amy was a Delegate on the former U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission and served on the Aspen Institute’s Dialogue on Libraries, where she worked with FCC Chairman Reed Hundt and others on the future of libraries. Every year, Amy lectures about the future of media and technology at a number of universities, which have included Institut d'études politiques de Paris, Temple University, New York University, Tokyo University and National University of Kyiv. She is a David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecturer at Ball State University in 2016. Amy is a new member of the accreditation council of the ACEJMC, where she is helping to recalibrate accreditation standards. She's also a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Interactive Media Peer Group – Emmy award judge). She serves on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and serves on several startup and advisory boards, including the SXSW Accelerator.

Writing about emerging technology, digital media and the impacts/ opportunities they present is a focus of Amy's work. She is the tech columnist and a contributing editor at Inc. Magazine, where she writes about the future of technology and business. She regularly contributes to a number of publications, including the Harvard Business Review and Slate, where she writes the "Data Mine" column. In 2013, Amy published “Data, A Love Story” (Dutton/ Penguin), a bestselling book about the world of online dating, consumer behavior and finding love via algorithms. Data has since been translated for a worldwide market into Chinese, Korean, Turkish and Portuguese and is being adapted for the screen. Her second book, "How to Make J-School Matter (Again)," is about the future of journalism and journalism education (Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, 2015). Her next book, “How Did We Miss That?,” is all about what the future holds and what you can do about it in the present (PublicAffairs, Fall 2016). Amy's TED talk about Data has been viewed more than 4.5 million times and has been translated into 31 languages.

Amy originally attended the Jacobs School of Music to study classical clarinet and has an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She also earned Nikyu Certification in the Japanese government-administered Language Proficiency Test and speaks fluently. Amy began her career as a reporter/ writer with Newsweek (Tokyo) and the Wall Street Journal (Hong Kong) where she covered emerging technology, media and cultural trends. Forbes named Amy one of the “Women Changing The World,” while the Columbia Journalism Review included Amy on its “20 Women To Watch in Media” list.Amy holds many professional affiliations and collaborates with a number of institutions. She is a Delegate on the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission and has been a Lecturer at the Columbia University Sulzberger Program at the Graduate School of Journalism since it began in 2007. She is a member of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Libraries. Amy is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Interactive Media Peer Group), serving as a judge for the Emmy awards. Amy is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Online News Association and serves on a number of advisory boards, including the SXSW Accelerator, Temple University’s School of Media and Communication and the International Center for Journalists. Amy is an advisor to several startups.

Amy originally attended the Jacobs School of Music to study classical clarinet and has an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She also earned Nikyu Certification in the Japanese government-administered Language Proficiency Test and speaks fluently. Amy began her career as a reporter/ writer with Newsweek (Tokyo) and the Wall Street Journal (Hong Kong) where she covered emerging technology, media and cultural trends. She contributes to a number of publications, including the Harvard Business Review and Slate, where she writes the "Data Mine" column.

In 2013, Amy published “Data, A Love Story,” a bestselling book about the world of online dating, consumer behavior and finding love via algorithms. Amy was featured on Good Morning America, 20/20, The View, NPR and CNN, and her book was covered by numerous media outlets, including People Magazine, Time, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Wired, Elle, Slate, Huffington Post, Grazia, ReadWrite, Mashable and many others. Data has since been translated into several languages and has garnered a worldwide audience.
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Forbes named Amy one of the “Women Changing The World,” while the Columbia Journalism Review included Amy on its “20 Women To Watch in Media” list.
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  • Columbia University
  • Indiana University
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  • Webbmedia Group
    Founder and CEO, 2006 - 2016
  • U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission
    Delegate, 2010 - present
  • Slate
    Columnist, 2013 - present
  • Spark Camp
    Co-Founder, 2011 - present
  • Columbia University
    Lecturer, 2007 - present
  • Future Today Institute
    Founder and CEO, 2016 - present
    The Future Today Institute research emerging technologies at the fringes and track them as they move towards the mainstream. Our pioneering, data-driven forecasting methodology and tools enable organization leaders to make better decisions about the future, today.
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