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...

Carole Cadwalladr’s Ted Talk Delusion About Social Media And Democracy

Carole Cadwalladr has been banging on for a year now about how Facebook - with useful assists from Twitter and other social media firms - has been gutting our democracy. The problem is that there's a basic delusion at...

It’s Not Just Social Media Stoking Violence

There's a current meme floating through the political classes that social media is newly and uniquely responsible for stoking up the mob and causing real world violence. For this reason Sri Lanka has closed down Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram...

No, Really, Bitcoin Won’t Be Worth $1 Million Each In 10 Years Time

This is a fun float of a little prediction but the chances of it coming true are about as high as my dating Ariana Grande in a decade's time. You know, indistinguishable from zero. For the posit is made...

Taxi Ride Anyone?

So here we go again. Just as the dust settles on that deflating balloon that was the Lyft initial public offering along comes another taxi seeking your hard-earned pennies. We have the Uber roadshow! Bigger. Better and with more...

Facebook Manages To Change English Libel Law – For The Worse

At first this decision looks sensible, Facebook is indeed a fleeting experience, we leap through it as we do a conversation. Thus what is libel in a Facebook post becomes a little different from what it might be in...

Google+’s Death And The Failure Of Big Tech Monopoly Power

As we all know Big Tech just has so much power over our lives that those shrinking violets, the bureaucrats, must regulate it for our own good. The people who bring us the joys of the DMV should be...

We Look Forward To That New Internet Built By Feminists, People Of Color And...

Mike Monteiro has a very strange complaint about the internet - that it's been built by a bunch of young, cis- and hetero- white men. It therefore doesn't take care of the concerns of all of those who aren't...

Facebook Just Created Tens Of Thousands Of Jobs By Opening Up The Newsfeed Algorithm

Facebook has just created some vast plethora of jobs by opening up, in a limited manner, how the Newsfeed works. One of the great ambitions of a website - like this one, yes - being to work out how...

Of Course Zuckerberg’s Calling For Facebook Regulation – Monopolist Incumbents Always Do

It's being taken as some remarkable sign, that Mark Zuckerberg is calling for regulation of Facebook and social media. It's not remarkable in the slightest, this is just what monopolist incumbents do and always have done. For any savvy...

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How Can The Pregnant Woman – Marshae Jones – Who...

This is going to provoke outrage but there's a rather simple explanation to it. A pregnant woman has been charged over the death of...