Clearview AI is billed as a story about facial recognition, but the most important questions it raises is about scraping. And, by doing so, it reveals how many trade-offs we have yet to confront.
The history of credit cards helps explain why Plaid is valuable to Visa, and how Visa can make it significantly better.
CES is boring, because no one knows what is next. Then, Verizon is dropping Internet and TV bundles, which is a rational response to the changing nature of pay-TV. It also shows how much tech disruption is still to come.
Examining The End of the Beginning through the lens of Carlota Perez’s Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital, and what that means for venture capital.
The beginning of technology was about the shift from batched computing in one place to continuous computing everywhere. That era of paradigm changes may be over, which means the real changes are only beginning.
The First Amendment is not about a law, but rather a culture — specifically a culture of liberty. It is essential to tech, and in this context, Facebook is mostly right about political ads (but can still do better).
Mark Zuckerberg suggested that social media is a “Fifth Estate”; in fact, social media is a means by which the Third Estate — commoners — can seize political power. Here history matters.
The question of “What is a tech company” comes down to how much software and its unique characteristics affects the company’s core business.
Jony Ive is leaving Apple: how it happened, Ive’s legacy, and what it means for Apple going forward.
TV is moving from a world where distribution dictates business models to one where business models need to fit the jobs consumers want done. That is the best way to understand Disney’s latest announcement.