Amazon acquired One Medical, emphasizing its commitment to the health care space; what are the reasons for both optimism and skepticism?
America Wakes Up?, An Interview with Matt Mullenweg About Working From Home
Yesterday may have been a turning point in the American response to COVID-19. Then, an interview with Matt Mullenweg of Automattic about working from home and what is next for his company.
Six Deaths in King County, U.S. Mistakes, Paywalls and Pandemics
The situation in the U.S., particularly in the Seattle area, is likely worse than it appears; Microsoft and Amazon should take action. Then, the U.S. needs to rely on the private sector, and publishers need to remember why people pay.
COVID-19 Cancellations; Apple, China, and Data; What We (Might) Know
Tech companies are starting to cancel event and unnecessary travel as the coronavirus starts to spread in the United States and Europe. This is the correct decision, even if most economic activity should probably carry on.
Epic Systems and Electronic Health Records, Aggregators and Data Portability, Epic’s Privacy Objections
Epic Systems, an electronic health records company, is protesting a mandate that they make consumer health care available via API. Their arguments highlight the tension between interoperability and privacy.
AB 5 and Health Care, Project Connected Home Over IP, Ecosystem Pragmatism
A more flexibility economy would benefit from a stronger safety net. Then, a new standard that actually has real potential. It’s a win for some companies, but questionable for others.
Amazon Health doesn’t seem like much now, but there are hints it could be the ultimate application of Aggregation Theory.
The Brexit Possibility
Brexit’s downsides are clear; might tech help realize upsides in building something new based on a new world order?
A Politics For Technology
Technology is changing the world, which means politics should change as well. There is a way forward that entails less regulation and a much bigger safety net.
Don’t Blame Uber
At the risk of painting too broad a stroke, it seems to me that much of the opposition to changes wrought by the Internet undervalue the positive impact said changes have on normal people. For example, people despair over newspapers closing without appreciating the explosion in quality content freely available to anyone anywhere in the […]