Tulips, Myths, and Cryptocurrencies

Did you hear the one about the tulip bubble? It’s almost certainly a myth. It is myths, though, that explain why cryptocurrencies are here to stay.

Boring Google

Google’s I/O was exactly what you would expect from Google, and that’s a great sign for the company.

WannaCry About Business Models

WannaCry is yet another systematic breakdown in security: the blame, though, is less with Microsoft and end users — nor the government — but rather a mismatched business model.

The Local News Business Model

Subscriptions are the future of local news: the key, though, is getting rid of newspapers.

Apple’s China Problem

Apple had mixed earnings: most of the world was great, but China was bad again. The reason is that in China WeChat matters more than iOS.

Not OK, Google

Google is making an algorithmic change to demote fake news, but its lack of transparency around its actions is concerning in its own right.

Facebook and the Cost of Monopoly

Facebook gave one of the worst keynotes in a long time: there was no vision, just the adoption of Snap’s. It’s the inevitable outcome of a monopoly.