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Will Congress Kill Facebook and the Rest of the Internet?


Congress wants answers. It’s caveat emptor if someone boosts (pays to advertise) a Facebook post about a new fruit smoothie that prevents cancer, heart disease, and warts. But suggest to a professional politician that the same exact Facebook advertising might adversely affect that politician’s ability to get reelected, and it’s time for a congressional hearing.

Why Lose-Lose Almost Always Beats Win-Win


Professional negotiators often wax poetic about win-win outcomes: where both sides cooperate and compromise. In practice, win-win is never a dominant strategy. Lose-lose almost always beats it. Here’s why.

iPhone X

iPhone X: Imitation Is Not Innovation


My monthly “new iPhone every year” payment just joined my cable bill, my water bill, and my electric bill as grudge expenses. I hate paying them because the companies charge more and more for the same stuff, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Oh, and there's just one more thing ...

It’s the Sharing, Stupid!


We already live in a world where you can press a button and request a self-driving car, what will really change when fleet cars are autonomous?