Microsoft and ICE; Tech and Trump, Revisited; Lines and Responsibilities

Microsoft is facing both internal and external pushback for its contract with ICE in the light of the Trump administration decision to separate families at the border; it is time for tech executives to decide where the line is between rhetoric and action.

AT&T, Time Warner, and the Need for Neutrality

It is no surprise that a judge allowed the AT&T-Time Warner acquisition to proceed given the government’s poor case; the question is if a better case could have been made. What is ultimately needed, though, are new laws.

The Scooter Economy

Scooters are everywhere, and the use case is amazing. What is not so clear, though, is how scooter companies can build strong businesses, which means consumers are the real winners.

Exponent Podcast: Legacy Leverage

On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss The Cost of Developers. Listen to it here. Note: This is the last episode of the season; Exponent will return in the fall

The Cost of Developers

Microsoft paid a lot for GitHub, because it had to pay directly for access to developers. It doesn’t have the leverage of users the way that Apple does on the App Store.