MySpace Loses Every Song – Fortunately, No One Notices

MySpace has just revealed that it has managed to lose every song uploaded to the site between 2003 and 2015. Which is a bit of a problem really, as that's what the site had decided to do in order...

Getting Around Town

  I'll go out on a limb and predict that passenger-carrying drones will be in commercial use before driverless cars. Now, driverless cars will almost certainly be ferrying passengers from parking lots to theme parks, from railroad stations to metro...

Facebook And Brexit – Political Advertising Medium Carries Political Ads

The latest Facebook outrage - apparently a medium which carries political advertising has been carrying political advertising. This is, of course, that outrage and something must be done. Quite what is difficult to discern for an insistence upon the truth...

Why Facebook’s Latest Fake News Campaign Won’t Work In The Slightest

So Facebook has decided that it really should be doing something about fake news. They've even managed to get the underlying basic point correct too. Just as with restrictions upon free speech in general, where we've incitement to immediate...

Today’s Gross Propaganda – The Observer On Apple’s Ireland Taxation

Statistics are important, they're how we make sense of that complex world out there. That complexity being exactly why people can manipulate them in order to confuse us. Which is what The Observer is doing here with their comments...

Google’s Response To The EU’s Android And Search Case

Hal Varian has made some cogent points about digital economics. Not wholly certain that all of the following is quite so obviously true but there are some interesting points made. Google Android case: Milestone or millstone? Hal Varian 13 August 2018 The European...

Free Money: the Neoliberal Case for Bitcoin

Introduction Hello, I am James Bayley, the founder of CRYPTOSTAR.MONEY and an expert on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. I have taken up Tim’s kind offer to write for the Continental Telegraph and I hope that my weekly column will be...

As Change UK Just Proved, Facebook Advertising Doesn’t Dominate Politics

Perhaps the problem was that Heidi Allen and Chuka Umunna actually believed the reporting from Carole Cadwalladr? You know, how a few tens of thousands of pounds from the Russian swung the Brexit referendum, or was it the Russians...

MPs More Than A Day Late, Pound Short, On 4G Spectrum Coverage

Well done to MPs here, well done indeed, for they're more than a day late. Which might actually be early for some significant portion of them. They've decided to call for coverage standards for 4G - those with licences...

So Who Lost All The Money On Bitcoin? Masayoshi Son Of Softbank, That’s Who

So here's a bit of fun and amusement. Bitcoin surged in price a while back. Then it fell in price again. Somewhere in that there's going to be someone who bought near the peak and was left holding as...

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Free The Bangladeshi Salt Industry – Kill The Import Tariffs

An interesting little puzzle from Bangladesh concerning the salt industry. The particular complaint is that certain nefarious types are subverting the tariff protection enjoyed...