Amazon Just Walk Out, Waymo Raises $2.25 Billion

Amazon Go is licensing its technology, contrary to my previous prediction. Then Waymo is taking on outside investors which should result in a needed shift in incentives.

Facebook’s Platform Opportunity

Facebook is under pressure from all sides, but that actually means it has an opportunity to build the platform it has always wanted — in digital ads.

Bluesky, The Twitter Protocol Tragedy, Alternatives

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the company would be setting up a team to pursue a more open alternative to social network; unfortunately, the time to do so was ten years ago.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin Step Down, Why Now?, Google Going Forward

Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s impact on Silicon Valley is incomparable; now, though, they are formalizing a departure that arguably happened years ago. Why now, and what should Alphabet and Google do next?

Tech and Liberty

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).