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A Data Manifesto May 28, 2019 business.of.tech & people.first Not mine - Kevin Kelly’s …. and interesting enough to capture for posterity. Not sure I agree with it all … but it’s a starting point. Published on Uber Alles Apr 16, 2019 around.the.world & business.of.tech Why exactly is Uber worth $120 billion? It isn’t. It’s a pitch being made to make Dara ‘whole’. Some eye watering numbers from Axios’ Dan Primak iPad Mini (2019) Review Apr 12, 2019 business.of.tech “You’re not awash with high quality choices when it comes to small tablets, and within that context, the Apple iPad Mini 2019 stands truly alone The Role Of Oracle’s Magic Suitcase’ In It’s Anti-Google Campaign Apr 12, 2019 business.of.tech “Just over a year and a half ago, Oracle lobbyists started lugging a large black suitcase through the halls of Congress. It contained a tangle of There Is No Limit To The Ugliness Of Facebook Apr 12, 2019 business.of.tech “Last year, while swiping through Tinder, I matched with a young lady whom I’ll call Emily. After a polite exchange, we made plans to meet up and Microblog featured in examples of ‘The Most Hyped Technology of Every Year From 2000-2018’ Apr 5, 2019 business.of.tech ”As the media searches for the next big thing, certain technologies tend to dominate the headlines. Meanwhile, venture capital flows into the Twenty Six Billion Phone Calls Last Year Apr 3, 2019 business.of.tech & people.first Robo-callers rang Americans’ phones 26 billion times last year. Turns out, Congress have woken up …. ”Under bipartisan legislation, called the This is Not Your Father’s VC Uniform Apr 3, 2019 business.of.tech & observations & people.first A while back Business Insider reported that a vending machine selling vests in SFO was raking in $10,000 per month! Turns out that for all these VC Is The ‘News’ In ‘Apple News’ A Misnomer? Apr 2, 2019 business.of.tech “As I said, it’s early days still. If you are into magazines, the value is clear. If you are looking for breaking news, or want a highly tunable Facebook and Google Can’t Even Track Their Own Money Mar 28, 2019 business.of.tech A man stole $122m from Facebook and Google by sending them random bills, which the companies dutifully paid “Last week, Evaldas Rimasauskas of Apple deserves kudos for doing right by workers Mar 26, 2019 business.of.tech “Honest question — is any other company, especially in tech, as transparent as Apple with regards to its Asian supply chain?” Shawn King The 5 Calendar Problems That Eat Your Productivity Mar 26, 2019 business.of.tech & observations You know how I sometimes go on about the word content. Even writing; Content is a horrible, generic, cheap, ‘anything will do’ kind of word. Which Remaking the Servant Economy Mar 20, 2019 business.of.tech “An unkind summary, then, of the past half decade of the consumer internet: Venture capitalists have subsidized the creation of platforms for Work - There Has To Be A Better Way. Mar 12, 2019 people.first & business.of.tech & people.centered.economy In their recent Core Intuition podcast, I think @manton and @danielpunkass were touching on - though (IMHO) not getting to two things. Bottom line, The Convergence Of The Phone And Laptop Feb 17, 2019 business.of.tech “So if this is the future we are heading into, where the user interfaces and applications our computing devices and our phones use start to When Do You Stand Up And Say ‘NO’? Dec 15, 2018 business.of.tech “Cory talks about how Airbnb and other tech companies try to circumvent local regulation by lobbying statehouses.” Priya Anand The Full Story What’s Wrong with Tech? Late Stage Capitalism Dec 15, 2018 business.of.tech “It’s not tech itself that is the problem, it’s late-stage capitalism.” Cognizant - Of All ‘People’. The Full Story I have often found myself US Customs and Border Protection Sued Over iPhone Search and Seizure Dec 15, 2018 business.of.tech “An American woman is suing US Customs and Border Protection over what she claims is the illegal seizure and search of her iPhone at Newark U.S. Slowdown at Uber and Lyft Dec 14, 2018 business.of.tech “Revenue growth rates for the U.S. ride-hailing businesses of Uber and Lyft slowed this summer to their lowest point in years, according to Time for a New Type of Tech CEO? Nov 25, 2018 business.of.tech “But Khosrowshahi has managed to turn around internal morale, investor sentiment and even public opinion through some carefully crafted internal Israeli minister urges Airbnb boycott Nov 21, 2018 business.of.tech & no.comment “An Israeli cabinet minister called on Wednesday for a boycott of Airbnb and promoted one of its rivals, escalating the government’s response to Building Technology for Good Nov 21, 2018 business.of.tech & no.comment “Here’s something to think about: Apple has almost the inverse ethos as Facebook. Both Facebook and iPhone have massively transformed the world. Apple knows 5G is about infrastructure Nov 21, 2018 business.of.tech & no.comment … NOT mobile phones “But sometimes writers looking for a story don’t fully understand what they are talking about.” Robert X. Cringely The Full AliveCor Versus Apple Watch Series 4 Nov 21, 2018 business.of.tech “And this price comparison is prima facie nutso. $99 gets you a single-purpose no-fun ECG device. $399 gets you a watch you can wear all day every Facebook’s Dirty Tricks Nov 17, 2018 business.of.tech “At bottom, this is not about George Soros or the foundations. Your methods threaten the very values underpinning our democracy.” John Queally Google Plus Oct 17, 2018 business.of.tech “You read that correctly. A fuck ton of money to ruin the product you were building with bloated garbage that no one wanted. No one really liked The Magic Leap Con Oct 17, 2018 business.of.tech “You know that weird sensation when it feels like everyone aroundyou is participating in some mild mass hallucination, and you missed the dosing? About That Facebook Video Portal Oct 17, 2018 business.of.tech “If you trust Facebook with a camera and microphone in your house, I’d love to have you at my table in a poker game.” John Gruber The Full Kids .. they think of EVERYTHING Oct 16, 2018 business.of.tech Crafty kids are finding ingenious ways to thwart Apple’s ‘Screen Time’ feature “His son, a seven-year-old, deletes the games he’s been locked out “Money is like gasoline during a road trip. Oct 16, 2018 business.of.tech You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” Tim Streaming Services Are Not Good For Artists Oct 15, 2018 those.creatives & business.of.tech I keep highlighting that streaming is not good for artists. I keep being told no no no …. it is. So, here is Jody Gerson on how the increasingly “To calibrate this consider that Facebook revenues for the last 12 months were $48 billion and it now has a market capitalization of $468 billion or 41% that of Apple whereas Services consists of about 14% of Apple’s total revenues. Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “To calibrate this consider that Facebook revenues for the last 12 months were $48 billion and it now has a market capitalization of $468 billion The Markup - A New Journalism Venture Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “The venture is primarily backed by a $20 million donation from Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and $2 million from the Knight Foundation. Sometimes you forget how far we have come Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “Data were found in books by a research department skilled in the art of extracting obscure economic figures and statistics, which were copied to Run Windows apps on your Mac without Windows Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “However, there are a couple that slip through my fingers, like Microsoft’s Visio Professional. It doesn’t exist on the Mac side and I really need A New Scam or Not Paying Attention? Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech An article by Panic’s Cabel Sasser has been doing the rounds over the past few days. And at first glance I thought ‘wow’. And then after some On VCs Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” Tim Meet The Woman Who Gives Nerdy Tech Execs A Makeover Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “Zuck’s minimalist look isn’t merely an act of efficiency — it’s a call to the world that he’s a man of the people, a man of the coders, true to Mary Meeker Is Leaving Kleiner Perkins Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “Here’s how you know this is a huge deal:   “I don’t think it’s a huge deal,” Ted Schlein, who succeeded Doerr as the de facto head of the firm, Ideal Clients Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech Marmol Radziner and Charles de Lisle Restore and Revive a Classic Home in San Francisco “Jessica and Aaron approached the design process with a How the Platform Economy Is Reshaping Global Trade Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “Countries have to think like platforms. Any country that wishes to participate in this new global trade order should think about attracting How Adobe’s $4.75 Billion Acquisition Of Marketo Was A Huge Win For Vista Equity Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “Marketo was not Adobe’s only big acquisition this year. In May, Adobe acquired e-commerce company Magento for $1.6 billion.” The Full Story Facebook Unveils ‘The Portal’ Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “On Monday, Facebook unveiled the $200 Portal, the first-ever consumer hardware from the world’s largest social network. The toaster-size gadget, Engineers are fixing Silicon Valley Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “And, by Christ, there’s not enough pity in the world for the poor journalistic souls who have to report on whatever shitty thing Travis Kalanick Dediu and Thompson Both Understand Apple … Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech … in ways that most do not and absolutely no one in the mainstream seems to (at least that I have found). “The important call to make is that Apple Cop Pulls Tesla Model 3 Driver Over For ‘Computer’ Mounted On Dashboard Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “After Hall explained that the screen came stock with the car and showed the officer how the touchscreen controlled most of the car’s functions, Chinese Authorities: Didi bears ‘unshirkable responsibility’ for passenger’s death. Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “China’s police and transport ministry said on Sunday the country’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing had”unshirkable responsibility” for a Apple’s Position on OUR Privacy Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “We believe security shouldn’t come at the expense of individual privacy.” And: “Apple has never created a backdoor or master key to any of our About That Watch Alert Thing When You Fall … Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech Filed in the ‘ruh roh’ drawer … the law of unintended consequences rears its head. ”In other words, if police are alerted by an Apple Watch of a Apple Looks Down On Ads, But Takes Billions From Google Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “OK, so give Apple credit for not itself employing an aggressive system to harvest personal information for advertising purposes. What if instead Everyone Can Create Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “Everyone Can Create includes four new project guides for drawing, music, video and photos now available for free in Apple Books.” Mike Adobe’s $4.75 Billion Acquisition Of Marketo Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “Marketo was not Adobe’s only big acquisition this year. In May, Adobe acquired e-commerce company Magento for $1.6 billion.” The Full Story How Adobe’s $4.75 Billion Acquisition Of Marketo Was A Huge Win For Vista Equity Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “Marketo was not Adobe’s only big acquisition this year. In May, Adobe acquired e-commerce company Magento for $1.6 billion.” The Full Story Is It Ok To Mount A Computer On Your Car’s Dashboard? Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “After Hall explained that the screen came stock with the car and showed the officer how the touchscreen controlled most of the car’s functions, Comparative Valuations Oct 15, 2018 business.of.tech “To calibrate this consider that Facebook revenues for the last 12 months were $48 billion and it now has a market capitalization of $468 billion The Future of Privacy: Disinformation Aug 20, 2018 business.of.tech “The only possible future of privacy was to generate lots of disinformation rather than try to prevent information from being exposed in the first Facebook’s Flawed DNA Aug 20, 2018 business.of.tech “When it comes to fighting misinformation, Facebook doesn’t have a technical problem. It has a problem of will and resolve, which is deep-rooted in Facebook v Feds Aug 17, 2018 business.of.tech “In secret court proceedings, the U.S. government is trying to force Facebook to help wiretap Messenger. Facebook has declined, so the Justice The Hoodie Kings Feb 28, 2018 business.of.tech & observations ”My journalistic spidey sense tells me that a new wave of startups is sloshing around and forming now. I hope it’s looking at cost of the toxic Google Has Lost It Feb 28, 2018 business.of.tech & observations Not a lot to disagree with here …. “You can look at Google’s entire portfolio of launches over the past decade, and trace nearly all of them to Privacy Is Not Absolute Feb 28, 2018 business.of.tech & people.first & observations The US is among a consortium of nations calling for encryption back doors. “The privacy of Internet users”is not absolute,” according to a The Future Of Funding Feb 28, 2018 business.of.tech & observations An early Facebook exec explains why investing in startups without meeting them is the future of venture capital “It’s ludicrous the idea that you What Might Have Been - Or Is? Feb 28, 2018 indie.web & business.of.tech & observations At least, that’s what Robin writes … personally I see it getting better again with software like Blot where this is published and Micro Blog … to What Makes A Smart Speaker Smart? Feb 28, 2018 business.of.tech & observations ”Maybe if Apple had called the HomePod a “super speaker” or something else and more directly avoided the comparison to “smart” devices like the
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