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.

The Walt Mossberg Brand

Walt Mossberg is retiring; his influence on tech is well-known, but his influence on the media is just as profound.

The Arrival of Artificial Intelligence

What is artificial intelligence? Is it really any different than technology? In my estimation machine learning is truly something new, and the effects on society will be significant.

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.