The Highs, Lows, and Unexpected Happenings Week of July 26 – Futurum Tech Webcast
by Steven Dickens | August 11, 2021

Check out our Deep dive of the week and our Highs, Lows and Unexpecteds from the week in technology. This week we cover: A crazy week of earnings, Contentful, Facebook and the Metaverse, SAS going public, The return of in-person events, how earning beats are leading to share price drops and Vast Dats.

For this episode of the Futurum Research Weekly Podcast, I am joined by my colleague, fellow analyst, and founding partner, Daniel Newman, for a conversation about the highs, lows and unexpecteds from this week in the Technology industry.

In this episode, we covered:

Deep Dive

Crazy week for Earnings from some huge companies. Everyone from Apple to Microsoft and bunch in between announced earnings this week. Daniel went deep and fast through his highlights.


Daniel covered Contentful and their funding raise. For more details check out Daniel’s extended coverage here.

Steven covered his feelings on the the first in-person event he has attended since March 2020. The buzz at the Fiber Broadband Association event in Nashville was off the charts. For more from the event:

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Daniel covered his feelings on Facebook’s discussions on the subject of the Metaverse.

Steven talked about how companies who are announcing earnings beats are seeing their share price drop as a result.


Daniel covered SAS going public. For more information read this article.

Steven covered his thoughts on Vast Data, for more on Vast data read this recent article.

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About the Author

Steven Dickens is Vice President of Growth and Business Development and Senior Analyst at Futurum Research. Operating at the crossroads of technology and disruption, Steven engages with the world’s largest technology brands exploring new operating models and how they drive innovation and competitive edge for the enterprise.  Read Full Bio.