Why Silicon Valley will constantly require Wall Street

Why Silicon Valley will constantly require Wall Street

The impressive rise of Silicon Valley as it became the global hub of technological innovation certainly took many on Wall Street by surprise. As time has gone on, I’ve seen many begin to muse that the era of Wall Street’s financial dominance over technology could be over, especially as private lenders and burgeoning tech firms…
What TikTok’s Chinese predecessor can expose about its future

What TikTok’s Chinese predecessor can expose about its future

TikTok’s sudden popularity might’ve taken many by surprise as the app burst out on the social media scene seemingly out of nowhere. But TikTok’s origin is clear, it’s based on its one year-older predecessor, Douyin 抖音 which has over 500 million monthly active users. New TikTok features often make their debut on Douyin, bringing Chinese…
The very first self-driving vehicle by 2020: simply another lofty guarantee?

The very first self-driving vehicle by 2020: simply another lofty guarantee?

It seems we have another ambitious promise from a leader in the autonomous vehicle industry. Earlier this month, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and a bunch of other futuristic startups, said that he anticipates completion of fully autonomous technology by the end of 2019, with their self-driving vehicles being so advanced in 2020 that the…
Sears’ personal bankruptcy highlights the requirement for tech development in retail

Sears’ personal bankruptcy highlights the requirement for tech development in retail

The demise of Sears provides a perfect cautionary tale. By all accounts, the former retail giant — which was in a “death spiral for well over a decade” — is paying a steep price for its failure to innovate in new technology. Yet, the means for Sears to do just that was available. Business technology…
Jeff Bezos guaranteed drone shipments by 2019– however 3 things are missing out on

Jeff Bezos guaranteed drone shipments by 2019– however 3 things are...

Five years ago, Jeff Bezos promised in a 60 Minutes interview that drones would deliver goods to our homes by 2019. With the new year upon us, it’s exciting to think that drone package delivery could be a reality in the US, just as it’s starting to happen in other countries. While hobbyists are already…
Why online provider should not partner with huge tech

Why online provider should not partner with huge tech

Hosting providers like GoDaddy, 1&1 Ionos, and even Wix and Squarespace, started out offering a single service to business owners. Most of them developed parts, or even all of their service technology in house, that resulted in a range of unique and differentiated services. But they quickly realized they could be more than just a…
The distressing pattern of kids’s information being offered on the dark web

The distressing pattern of kids’s information being offered on the dark...

When was the last time you got a data breach notification, a letter in the mail about a potential compromise, or an email triggering a password reset on one of your accounts? What about your kids? When it comes to data breaches, we almost exclusively focus on adults. It’s automatic, instinctual: compromised data impacts customers,…
Paradoxically, platforms like Uber and Deliveroo might be helpful for labor unions

Paradoxically, platforms like Uber and Deliveroo might be helpful for labor...

In my research on the platform economy, I’ve seen a trend of trade unions mainly attacking websites like Uber and Deliveroo. However, I’d like to argue that their focus on a hostile approach is a mistake and they need to consider another tactic. Let me explain why. We need to talk about the gig economy…
Designers are our best option to stop Apple’s App Shop monopoly

Designers are our best option to stop Apple’s App Shop monopoly

Any day now, the US Supreme Court will issue a decision in a case called Apple Inc. v. Pepper, where a group of iPhone users have said that the Apple App Store, the only place they can get software (or apps) on their phones, is an unlawful monopoly. They’re right.  It’s no secret that Apple…
That is the GDPR-themed sci-fi quick story you’ve been ready for

That is the GDPR-themed sci-fi quick story you’ve been ready for

The short story here below started as a submission to the Dutch Information Law Institute’s science fiction contest but quickly grew into much more once I started to create a timeline to solidify the legal situation. The underlying theme is that everyone expects GDPR enforcement to come from government, but that has been haphazard and…
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