Oculus Connect 4, Russian Ads and the Law, Trump and Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote at Oculus 4 gave the clearest indication yet why Facebook might be interested in Virtual Reality. Then, Trump challenges the first amendment, so why are folks eager for regulation of content? Plus, Facebook isn’t trustworthy either.

Boring Google

Google’s I/O was exactly what you would expect from Google, and that’s a great sign for the company.

Daily Update: The Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Pay, HTC: Industrial Design for Hire

Good morning, I apologize that this Daily Update is late; I’m actually posting from San Francisco, having just arrived on an overnight flight from Taipei. I’ll be up and down the West Coast for the next week, and plan on attending the Apple Watch event next Monday, so Daily Updates may be a bit irregular. […]

Daily Update: The FAA and Drones, Google to Preannounce New Android, Oculus Seeking Partners

Good morning, I wrote a piece yesterday about the latest attempt by European publishers to extract concessions out of Google for including their content in its listings. I’ve always found the idea kind of silly on the face of it, but actually thinking about why it is silly results in some interesting takeaways about where […]

Face Is Not the Future

There is certain logic to any Facebook acquisition given the current stock price. The current market valuation of $156 billion implies significant revenue growth on an annual basis far greater than simply converting desktop revenue streams to mobile ones; if you assume the stock price will decrease in the future, then making largely stock-based purchases […]