Here is my selection of some articles that I found interesting. They will make for good reading this weekend or any other time really. Continue reading "What’s worth reading today"
The 37-page indictment by the U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s 37-page indictment against 13 Russian nationals makes one thing clear – the Russian Propaganda Machine (R.P.M.) was super efficient in using Facebook thanks to the use of a lot of fake accounts and smart targeting. And guess what, it is a growing problem for Facebook, as its most recent 10K filing reveals. Continue reading "Facebook’s Fake Account Problem Is Getting Bigger"
It was a hectic Monday, but I did manage to read some good stuff with my morning cup of tea and then later, over post-lunch espresso. I hope you get a chance to read these technology stories that will be worth your time.
- Inside Facebook: Two years that shook the company. [Wired Magazine]
- $150 million in funding later, SigFox (IOT network provider) is skating on thin ice, with more competition looming. [E.E. Times]
- Why SigFox might be in trouble. [Fierce Wireless]
- Computer vision is good at recognizing white faces. [NYTimes]
- The Cloud Act is going to be a major disaster. [EFF]
- Here is a Alternative point of view on why the Cloud Act is good. [Lawfare Blog]
- The Myth of the Focus Group. Alternatively: No one care what you think. [The Guardian]
- PixelBuds are not Continue reading "What’s Worth Reading Today"
Despite a boom in startup activity, more and more companies being formed, it doesn’t mean that more good companies are being created. I keep seeing the same names hit up investors again and again. A few successful ones are garnering a lion share of the total funding dollars, especially as they get more traction. Even those companies that have little traction are generating a lot of investor interest, while others who fall in the in-between range are getting less attention. I don’t know how to say this politely, but a lot of it has do with the sheer laziness of investors who view what are essentially opportunities as “deals” in their backyard, preferably over expensive coffee. The polarization of investor interest is exacerbated by long standing dogma in Silicon Valley: we will invest within drive able distance. Which is strange, because the same investors are the first ones to espouse Continue reading "Startups are a global opportunity!"
Couldn’t agree more with this statement from Bill Gallagher, author of “How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story.”
“Snapchat struggled a lot with controlling narrative in the media in part because Snapchat’s user base doesn’t overlap that much with Instagram’s user base who cover these things.”
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It is not hard to find a memory card that can pack as much as 128 gigabytes (GB) storage capacity into an SD memory card, a boon when shooting videos or when embarking on a weekend trip with a nice point and shoot like the FujiFilm x100F or Leica Q. Personally, however, I like the 16GB SD cards and here are my reasons: Continue reading "Why 16GB Memory Cards Are Better"
I might have been slow in re-starting my recommended reading list, but I promise you, these are worth reading over the weekend.
- In conversation with Quincy Jones: The music legends doesn’t hold back in this interview with The Vulture.
- America’s love affair with Prescription Medication: This is a nominee for National Magazine Awards, and once you read this piece in Consumer Reports, you know why.
- The Mutilated and the Disappeared: A long feature on migrants on the North American migrant trial, who are mutilated and abused on their way up. Not all make it. A devastatingly heartbreaking story in LongReads, a publication I love to support.
- The real king of the west, and his kingdom of dust: What a fantastic gift California Sunday Magazine is for the Golden State. An in-depth investigation into the world of Stewart Resnick is worth reading.
- The Olympics never ending struggle to Continue reading "What to read this weekend"