Facebook’s Profit On WhatsApp Ads Should Be Around The 99% Or More Level

To no one's surprise at all WhatsApp has let loose the news that it will indeed be placing ads on the app, in the...

ThinkProgress, Gab AI And The Joy Of The Biter Bit

Following this appalling shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue it looks like Gab.AI is in trouble again. As we're repeatedly told it's where all the...

As Usual, World Economic Forum Gets Robots And AI Wrong Over Jobs

The World Economic Forum is that gathering of the Great and the Good that takes place at Davos each year. One good explanation for...

The Coming Glories Of The Decentralised Web

There's a rather breathless movement among the tech types who think about such things as the internet - the rest of us just use...

Naked Self-Interest And The Idea Of Higher VAT For Online, Amazon, Sales

The latest suggestion for dealing with the decline of retail is one of such naked self-interest that those proposing it should be ashamed of...

WhatsApp Turns Down India’s Demand For Message Traceability – Rightly So

It's clearly true that untraceable messages create problems for law enforcement and even the suppression of incitement to violence. However, the ability to send...

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...

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...

The Nobel Laureate On Tech Company Monopoly And Regulation

It won't have escaped your attention that rather large numbers of people are calling for the regulation of the tech companies. The Amazon, Google,...

Elon Musk’s Pravda And Why It Won’t Work

An alternative title to this could be my, how quickly the blogs became absorbed into the establishment. Elon Musk is getting tired of people doubting...