Ad Agencies and Accountability

Google is in hot water again, this time for ads placed against objectionable content. However, ad agencies and brands are just as responsible, and can no longer live in the past.

Intel, Mobileye, and Smiling Curves

Intel is buying Mobileye; it’s an acquisition that makes sense once you realize how much value there is in components.

The Uber Conflation

It’s easy to conflate criticism of Uber’s regulatory approach with accusations about the company’s culture. That is CEO Travis Kalanick’s responsibility; it’s also a failure of all of tech.

Twitter, Live, and Luck

Last night’s Academy Awards show was another event that showed how special Twitter is; the fact that you had to be there shows just how badly the company has failed to evolve.

Manifestos and Monopolies

Facebook has long had too much power, but Mark Zuckerberg’s expressed willingness to use said power for political ends means it’s time to consider countermeasures.

Snap’s Apple Strategy

Snap plans to win on innovation; we’ve known for 30 years, though, that that is not always enough.

Inspired Media

The key for products and politicians used to be maximizing paid and earned media. What matters on the Internet, though, is inspired media.