Don't Eat the Wish Sandwich

Don’t Eat the Wish Sandwich

“Have you ever heard of a wish sandwich? A wish sandwich is the kind of a sandwich where you have two slices of bread and you, hee hee hee, wish you had some meat…” (The Blues Brothers, Rubber Biscuit) In…

VideoNotes #2 (10/31)

VideoNotes #2 (10/31)

Happy Halloween! This week: Video product closings, Comcast, Amazon, Alphabet earnings, AT&T+Time Warner, skinny bundles video+commerce at Twitch, and more below! STORIES The category is “once Hyped Video Services that begin with letter ‘V’ Closing”: Twitter is shutting down looping…

Podcast Monday:  In Appreciation of Walt Mossberg

Podcast Monday: In Appreciation of Walt Mossberg

Walt Mossberg has been on the scene as a tech reporter as long as most of us have been following tech. Mossberg was a journalist at The Wall Street Journal from 1970 – 2013.  His Personal Technology column ran from…

What we talk about when we talk about GAFA

What we talk about when we talk about GAFA

Google, Apple, Facebook , and Amazon: GAFA.  One or more of these companies likely plays a part in any given day of  your life.  Conversation topics and debate inspired by their power and pervasiveness includes: Financial Dominance Silicon Valley Tech Dominance American Influence…

Hampton Creek Can Use a Paddle

Hampton Creek Can Use a Paddle

Update:  On Sept. 22, 2016, Bloomberg posted a longer, more damning follow up story: How Hampton Creek Sold Silicon Valley on a Fake-Mayo Miracle  How do you know if someone is a vegan?  Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.   There…