Growth: What is it Good For?
The Facebook whistleblower accused the company of putting growth and profit before everything. So, is growth bad? Is it incompatible with human good? Or is it the essence of progress?
Did Apple Win? It’s Complicated
This week Apple declares victory in defending its app store from claims it is a monopoly while its enemies circle the wagons intent on freeloading on Apple’s infrastructure.
The App Store War
Apple agrees to modify App Store rules in Japan in a week where South Korea passes a law forcing Apple and Google to create a billing back-door for developers who want to avoid paying for carriage.
Regulation and Free markets — Which Works Best?
This week Amazon said no to Google’s new tracking tech, FLOC. Microsoft launched an app store that takes zero from developers. Brave, the startup browser, launched a search engine competitor. Do free markets challenge Google and Apple better than Governments could?
Killing Innovation — Is Big Bad?
Lina Khan’s rapid elevation from student paper writer to head of the US Government’s corporate regulation authority is a worrying signal that the Democratic Party has lost the plot on innovation and technology. Far from killing innovation, the US technology leaders are the heroes of it. Content Nation States and Big Tech Lina Khan’s Pogrom […]
Garbage in, Garbage Out
The Future of the Open Internet By Keith Teare • Issue #5 • View online That Was The Week 2021, #5 Contents Open or Policed Internet?Solutions for an Open InternetThe Clubhouse PhenomenonSubscriptions and UnicornsRemote Work — The Inevitable is now HappeningThe End of Retail Banking?UK InvestingAfrica RisingTweet of the Week Editorial Another week, another impeachment, and it […]
Wanted: An Internet Bill of Rights
Let’s Protect Free Speech Online That Was The Week, 2021, #2 This week’s video is here: [embedded content] I am using the Telegram App to enable readers to follow That Was The Week as a real time newsletter. I usually post a sneak peek of the newsletter there on Thursday afternoon Pacific Time. It is […]
Facebook: Not a Monopoly
FTC: Not Competent That Was The Week, #48 This week’s video is here: [embedded content] I am using the Telegram App to enable readers to follow That Was The Week as a real time newsletter. I usually post a sneak peek of the newsletter there on Thursday afternoon Pacific Time. It is also a place […]
Should Facebook Ban Bannon?
The State, Freedom and Big Tech in the Spotlight That Was The Week, #45 If you enjoy ‘That Was The Week’ please consider a paid subscription. We have 5500 subscribers but only 200 are paid. If that could become 1000 then this would become a self-supporting publication. This week’s video is here: [embedded content] I […]