The Facebook Current

The Senate hearing about Facebook was a bigger deal than it might have seemed, both because it happened and because of what was said.

Five Years, Facebook’s Apology, Facebook’s New Scandal

First, a reminder that social media has big benefits, before diving back in to Facebook’s burgeoning scandal; it seems clear the company doesn’t understand exactly what it is facing.

The Facebook Brand

The Facebook brand is, due to Facebook’s strategic choices, about not respecting privacy. That is why the Cambridge Analytica story is such a problem for the company.

Qualcomm, National Security, and Patents

The Trump administration blocked Broadcom’s acquisition of Qualcomm, and I think it was the right move. Understanding why means understanding Qualcomm and Broadcom’s plan for the company — and the problem with patents.