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Drowning in unmanaged personal data

[caption id="attachment_2599" align="alignright" width="150"] Photo by Walter Benson on Flickr[/caption] I don't know what changed, but in recent months, I've started to feel overwhelmed by the amount of personal data that I have an interest in, that I'd like to keep, and that is entirely unmanaged by either me or anybody else. Here are some…

Tech Titans’ Next Targets: Telcos and Cars

Apple has over $200 billion in revenue, growing 25% a year. Where are the next $50 or $100 billion going to come from? Mobile phones: no, that market is close to saturation. Desktops and laptops? Stagnant. Watch? Certainly not. All of them have room to grow, but not by 10's of billions of dollars every…

And just like that, the first big thing broke (Europe)

61% No in Greece. That wasn't supposed to happen. But it has, and now we are in uncharted territory. Some random observations: Syriza has just effectively won an election with 60%+ of the vote. The strategy of waiting for a different government going back to business as usual, as some in Europe have done, has…

Financial Götterdämmerung

So the Europeans killed the Europe-Greek negotiations today because of the Greeks' insolence to ask their citizens for approval. Insolent, no doubt: @yanisvaroufakis Democracy? You crazy Greeks. It'll never catch on. ;) — Roland Yanez (@rolandyanez) June 26, 2015 But why? If you cut through all the clutter, there's a simple explanation: The powers-that-are need…

Confusing the Robot Takeover and the robots’ masters’ takeover

Even Steve Wozniak makes this mistake: The artificial intelligence that will control the world used to worry Wozniak, he told a technology conference. But he has realised that it will be good for us because robots will opt to keep us as part of nature. So far, there is NO INDICATION that any kind of…