What are the biggest insights and observations in immersive tech & media this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes, featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of digital media creation.

We continue the narrative this week with Maher’s look at Spotify’s radio revival, Netflix’s Tudum trials, and the new era of online passwords. See the quick summary below, followed by embedded video. And stay tuned each week for more tech & media musings from Maher.

🎙 Spotify tried to bring back the behaviors of traditional radio, and it failed. We discuss why technology has irreparably shifted consumer behavior.

📰 Tudum was Netflix’s answer to drive fandom and give us exclusive access to its content, until it wasn’t. We dive into why exclusivity is dying in our digital world.

🔐 Passwords will soon be dead, and it has nothing to do with Web3. We discuss FIDO, the tech giants, and the plan for ‘Public-Key Cryptography.’

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