The seduction of access to privileged (non-public) data is irresistible. Prioritizing data because it’s exclusive is the pitfall that all analysts must resist.
Horace Dediu has a very valuable advice for his fellow analysts.
Google gets even more interested in podcasts now. Currently, they look primarily focused on improving the podcast discovery plus streaming experience.
However, I feel soon that will shift to recording and publishing podcasts too. YouTube Audio. With Google Audio ads.
M. G. Siegler recently posted his thoughts on Arrogance Peaks in Silicon Valley. I found this belief of his fascinating.
The nerds have taken over the world.
Oh, the Irony. Nope, they haven’t – head back to your original premise.
I am surprised there exists another social network that I did not hear about earlier (it’s launched in 2016) - hello network. And given that it has existed before the kerfuffle around Facebook, there is no reference to privacy of data. Difficult to sell in today’s world.
The more I think and hear from the voices (a lot smarter than I) talk about the rumoured Apple’s transition to its in-house chips for Macs, I realise this is going to be way tricker than I initially thought. There are too many variables I failed to think about initially.
The latest ATP episode covers few of them really well. I had to put down my thoughts to appreciate how big a deal this is.
Whatever the truth behind the rumours be, upcoming WWDC promises to be an exciting event. Even if they do not chalk out the whole strategy, would be interesting if we do see any early signs.
I simply love the podcast The Truth. Every episode has a unique fiction to narrate, with an intriguing presentation.
Short audio fiction is difficult to nail, these guys do so every time. Recommended.
Another day, another update on Facebook’s grey terms around their product usage. Now it’s Messenger, the trainwreck continues.
I won’t be surprised if one of these days we hear they have been actively listening over the phones’s mic. A stretch I know, but what isn’t these days.
@manton I find the character ‘&’ eats up 5 characters instead of just one in iOS app — think it’s the HTML code that’s being counted? (reposting from slack).
Time. Those fleeting moments of time. Those crazy, affected attempts to catch up to them. To not let them pass. To slow them down. Those foolish attempts, unsuccessful every time.
24 hours. 1440 minutes. 86,400 seconds that dawn with a promise to provide enough time to complete all the tasks unfinished. At work and out of work. To run all the errands. To update all those projects. To finish all those drafts. To pen all those ideas, those thoughts clogging your mind.
That dawn with a promise to let you provide attention, dedicated attention to your family. With a promise to let you socialize with those friends, neglected - forgotten even - for the want of time. With a promise to let you make those calls still not made since last week, last month. With a promise to let yourself focus on your health, let you the rest that you dearly need.
With a promise to do so much more than there is time for. Till you realise those 24 hours the day dawned with? They just aren’t enough. Not enough for everything. Barely enough for something.
So you can either spend those fleeting moments on that something, anything. Or get bogged down with the burden of those others things left untouched. Because there’s just not enough time.
Ezra Klein interviewed Mark Zuckerberg recently and fascinating to hear him evade (though clearly well prepared) the mess he finds himself and FB in. Especially interesting is his constant reference to FB user as “our community” and Apple as “rich” company that charges more.
For all the ball-tampering madness, we can also see a team both out of touch and out of favour, and a vice-captain a million miles away from understanding what the game of cricket truly means to millions of people around the world.