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Fidelity Investments, the largest retirement plan provider in the United States, plans to allow investors to allocate up to 20% of their 401(k) accounts to bitcoin. It's the first major retirement-plan provider to do so. Continue Reading →

Elon Buys Twitter

Elon Musk's desire to buy Twitter has dominated tech headlines for weeks. The deal at first seemed impossible (or at least improbable), but now it’s official: Twitter has accepted Musk’s offer of $44 billion to buy the company. Continue Reading →
Netflix
Netflix says that roughly 100 million households use a shared password. For years it encouraged the practice because the network effect (more people watching Netflix) had a positive impact on subscriber acquisition. That was then. Now, Netflix is facing headwinds. It is losing subscribers and share prices are heading in the wrong direction. So, among other things, Netflix is going to try to increase revenue by cracking down on password sharing. Will it work? And, how will it work? Let’s explore. Continue Reading →

Announcing ShellyPalmer+

Citing competition from Discovery+, Disney+, Paramount+, AppleTV+, and the advent of CNN+, we are excited to announce ShellyPalmer+. “Everyone else has a plus,” said Shelly Palmer, founder of the soon-to-be-launched service. Continue Reading →

Can There Be Two?

Coke and Pepsi, McDonald's and Burger King, Tide and Gain. In the physical world, there are many competitive pairs. In the digital world (Google, Amazon, eBay, Netflix, etc.), the biggest companies tend to completely own their categories, which raises the question: Can Coinbase's new NFT marketplace find a place alongside category-leading OpenSea, or will one have to completely dominate the other? Continue Reading →
The debate (if you can call it that) about Elon Musk's possible Twitter takeover is a welcome distraction. As frivolous entertainment goes, it's right up there with Wordle and Star Trek spin-offs. Continue Reading →

MetaMask Mac Attack

There is a new phishing scheme targeting MetaMask users on Apple devices. You’ll get a phone call with a legit-looking Apple caller ID. The caller will ask you to call them back so that you “know” the call is real (which it isn’t), at which point the scammer will ask you for a code that is being sent to your phone. That’s it; your MetaMask wallet is now drained because a hot (online-only) MetaMask wallet stores your seed phrase in your iCloud account. Continue Reading →
Elon Musk said, "I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe." This sounds awesome. I have only one question: How would you actually do it? Not hypothetically, but actually. Step by step. How would you do it? Continue Reading →

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