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Who Wrote It?

This morning, I asked ChatGPT to "write 200 words about why Facebook is warning it could ban news in the U.S. if Congress passes a bill that would require the platform to negotiate with and compensate publishers for their content – in the style of Shelly Palmer." Here's what it wrote. Continue Reading →
AR Sports
Let's imagine the fan experience of the future. If there were no technological or financial restrictions, how would you want to attend a sporting event or a concert? What will "attending" evolve to mean? Continue Reading →

Apple Wants 30% of Gas Fees

According to Coinbase Wallet (a very popular cryptocurrency and NFT wallet), Apple would not approve an update to its app until it removed a feature that allowed users to transfer NFTs. Apple believes it is entitled to 30% of the transaction fees ("gas fees" in crypto parlance) paid to blockchain validators and miners whenever an NFT is sent from a Coinbase Wallet. Continue Reading →

South Dakota TikTok Nonsense

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has signed an executive order officially banning the social media app TikTok from state-owned devices that can access the internet, like phones and laptops. The move comes as concerns grow over the platform’s alleged infringement on national security. Continue Reading →
According to transparency.twitter.com, "Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy." I'm not sure when this was posted, but I learned about it this morning. Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two NFTs

I can't help but think back to the middle of 2000 when any mention of the web or the internet or even the hint of a dot-com would get you laughed out of every VC’s office. The internet was alive and well and growing strong, but Wall Street was angry at itself for getting caught up in a bubble of its own making, and it took a year or two for financiers to collectively come to their senses and start investing again. Continue Reading →
Will you get a gray, gold, or blue check mark? No, it's not your 4th grade spelling test, but instead Elon's new idea for verification: gray for governments, gold for companies, and blue for people and bots and trolls. Oh, wait. Maybe he won't verify the bots… but how will he know? Elon has not shared how he plans to make this work better than his initial attempt at verification (which was an epic fail). Continue Reading →
At a dinner party the other night, a very accomplished business person told a story about how he and his wife were certain that their devices were listening to their conversations. “I was talking to my wife about a pair of designer shoes that she wanted to purchase, and not 10 minutes later while she was doing some online research for work, she saw an ad for that exact pair of shoes. She hadn’t searched for the shoes; the ad just appeared. Clearly, our computers or our phones are listening.” Some people nodded in agreement, and others began to chime in. Continue Reading →

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