Playing it safe

Apple is getting old

It was this tweet from Howard Lindzon which kind of inspired me to write this: Tim Cook hate pretty high in my streams (I won’t judge the demo) but he’s doing what he knows … he’s a low risk person $aapl — Howard Lindzon (@howardlindzon) March 25, 2019 This is something which pops in my […]

Reducing virality, increase privacy and trust

Platform shift in social networking

The other day, Ben Evans wrote a post “Microsoft, Facebook, trust and privacy” on the parallels between Microsoft’s virus problem and Facebook’s viral toxic campaigns problem. It is worth a read. As usual, Ben makes very astute observations and sound conclusions. But let’s read between the lines a little: – The impact of using viruses […]

Is it even possible?

Facebook and privacy

You can say whatever you want about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg, if you read his last memo “a privacy-focused vision for social networking” you could deduce he got the message. I found it particularly interesting that he links privacy not only with keeping information private but also with reducing the reach and breadth of the […]
Checks and balances on new products

What is here today might not be there tomorrow

Checks and balances on new products

Yesterday, the Jibo robot shut down permanently. It was marketed as a social robot, I never owned one, but it kind [...]

A short film about a world dominated by computers


Recently, Keiichi Matsuda released another short film on a future dominated by computers and algorithms. Like in [...]

Living in an AR world


This video caught my eye this week. It’s a short film made by Keiichi Matsuda. He describes it as [...]

The internet is not nearly done

Let’s do everything else

This morning, I watched a presentation by A16Z’s top analyst Benedict Evans titled “The end of the beginning”. I always enjoy his analysis and this one is no exception. Using market sizes Ben extrapolates that we’re just scratching the surface on disrupting global industries – we’re maybe at 5-10% of leveraging software and the internet […]

Let me annoy you for a second

Every website in 2018

The video in the tweet below sums it up. It’s a mess again. The pop-ups, pop-overs and pop-unders are back! Now implemented in CSS. Every website in 2018 — Daryl Ginn (@darylginn) October 20, 2018

The platforms of the many turn into platforms of the few

Local stardom

One of the most interesting trends of the internet in the last decade, is what I like to call local stardom. Not everyone is the same on the internet and it is caused by algorithms. I call it local stardom. The amount of content we need to consume is so vast, we use algorithms to […]

Slow disruption

When was the last time you visited your bank?

Sometimes disruption happens fast and is very visible like the introduction of the smartphone. Other times it happens very slowly. I came across this article that HSBC put a cute robot in their flagship (who knew that’s a thing for banks?) branch on Manhattan. Obviously the idea is to increase foot traffic. It’s a good […]