Basecamp is banning politics at work, which is very much in-line with Basecamp’s bigger critique of Silicon Valley. Then, Stripe stops acting like a startup.
What happened to H&M in China should be a warning to smaller companies, but it also suggests that Apple’s position is secure.
The latest tech hearing in Congress makes it seem that new legislation is imminent.
Interviews with Patrick Collison, Brad Smith, Thomas Kurian, and Matthew Prince about Moderation in Infrastructure
Infrastructure companies need a distinct approach to moderation that focuses on neutrality and due process.
The actions taken by Big Tech have a resonance that goes beyond the context of domestic U.S. politics. Even if they were right, they will still push the world to Internet 3.0.
Facebook and Twitter ban Trump; Apple, Google, and Amazon ban Parler; this wasn’t an ideal solution, but it was a uniquely American one.
Twitter went too far last week for reasons that go back to 2016 and the unfair blaming of tech for media’s mistakes.
Calling Facebook a monopoly in the antitrust sense doesn’t make any sense, because digital goods aren’t a zero-sum game. Facebook, though, is increasingly American in the way it operates.
Coinbase and Spotify are both grappling with political questions, which is something all companies should prepare for.