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 […]

C’mon we can do better than this!

Warren’s plan to break up tech companies

Everyone and their mom have written about Senator Warren’s plan to break-up tech. She certainly hit the right button to get attention. I do feel that the whole thing is one-sided and presents a very limited view of the world around us. It reminded me a little of the stop BEZOS Act of Senator Sanders. […]

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 [...]
Top 15 global brands ranking from 2000 to 2018

Nothing is set in stone

Top 15 global brands ranking from 2000 to 2018

The video below (via @freakonometrics) shows rankings of the top 15 global brands over the years. It is super [...]
Companies rule the world

Apple’s ecosystem economy is the size of a large country

Companies rule the world

Last week, there was a lot of hoopla around Facebook and Google running market research apps on Apple’s [...]
Merger

A short film about a world dominated by computers

Merger

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

Living in an AR world

Hyper-Reality

This video caught my eye this week. It’s a short film made by Keiichi Matsuda. He describes it as [...]
VCs are not always on your side

Keep that in mind when you fundraise

VCs are not always on your side

Last week, there was much debate in tech about an article from the NY Times. It was about a movement of not taking [...]

Asking my kids

YouTube or Netflix?

This weekend, I was chatting with my kids about online streaming video. They’re 6 and 9 years old. They barely watch regular broadcast TV if ever. To them, video means streaming. It’s the only thing that counts. I asked them if they had to choose between YouTube and Netflix, what would they prefer? The answer […]