2013/08/09: What’s intriguing about Jeff Bezos, who purchased The Washington Post this week, is not that he’s a digital guy or that he has a lot of money—though both certainly help—but that ever since he founded Amazon, he’s specialized in the long view.
In India, American companies dominate the internet. Facebook's WhatsApp is the most popular app on phones. Virtually every smartphone runs on Google's Android system. YouTube is the favorite video platform and Amazon is the No. 2 online retailer. For some Indian political leaders, it is as being conquered by colonial powers all over again.
"As a country, we have to all grow up and say that, you know, enough of this,"
India is currently the most important country in term of defining the future of Internet policy. It sits at the fulcrum between the United States and China. As it goes, so goes the world."
We were promised a 3D-printed future. It's never going to happen.
My first job at Amazon was as the first analyst in strategic planning, the forward-looking counterpart to accounting, which records what already happened. We maintained several time horizons for our forward forecasts, from granular monthly forecasts to quarterly and annual forecasts to even five and ten year forecasts for the purposes of fund-raising and, well, strategic planning.
From microchip implants to wristband trackers and sensors that can detect fatigue and depression, new technology is enabling employers to watch staff in more and more intrusive ways. How worried should we be?
Amazon's made a slew of acquisitions in the area of smart home services, and now it's offering a product that brings them together under one roof - your roof. Amazon has quietly launched a portal offering home security services - which include all the equipment you would nee
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Digital stardust won't magically make future cities more affordable or resilient.
Localism can only flourish with a competent, generous, and fair federal government.
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Grocery suppliers are feeling the squeeze - big-time.
They say that news is what happens to a writer on his way to the bathroom and I've recently discovered something fascinating. Alexa - and, to a degree, Siri and Google's OK Google solution - have become indispensable additions to our home. The kids tell Alexa to turn on the
This is extremely long and probably only of interest to indie authors, but it does impact readers who shop Amazon, so I'm putting it here for anyone. Not many readers (who aren't also a
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The industry is right that Jeff Bezos is destroying them. But he's not doing it by abusing monopoly power. They're weak because they're not doing anything useful. People who care about literature and ideas will be better off without them.
Monopoly is back: Barry Lynn on the concentration of American economic power - and how we can restore fairness
Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10 aren't the only smartphone operating systems vying for a place in your pocket. There are other smartphone operating systems in development - and they're all Linux-based.