It may come as a surprise but until a couple years ago, Facebook never licensed music or paid royalties. To my knowledge, Facebook paid huge payments to major labels and publishers and also made some deals with a handful of indie labels. These payments probably totaled around $500 million, or that’s the rumor. Rather than […]
Facebook’s secret plan to own the super light weight high flying drone space “to boldly go where no data miner has gone before…”
As usual, Henry gives an extremely relevant and literate dissertation on the loss of humanity imposed on us by Big Brother’s youngest sibling, Mark Zuckerberg–the boy who wouldn’t grow up, but who instead created an app for Room 101.
heryl Sandberg’s performance in the role of Wendy Darling is getting a bit hard to watch as Peter Pan self destructs on the way to his own version of Casa Neverland.
In the end, what every incumbent wants is another term. And if they already struggle to field a winner as does the Pirate Party that may well face declining relevance and a situation where they lose their one seat in the next European Parliament election, who knows what compromises may get made and who knows what in-kind donations may surface.
We’ve all experienced the sneering smugness of the executives at YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and Amazon looking down their noses at artists and labels (especially independents). (Never a problem with Apple in my experience, by the way, gee I wonder why.) But the ontological definition of smugness is often found in the smuggest of the smug–former […]
Senator Mark Warner has released (or leaked) a comprehensive plan to combat fake news and foreign manipulation of the American electorate through Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, however appealing or appalling some of Senator Warner’s proposals are, it’s likely that he may just be expanding the game of whack-a-mole that Silicon Valley loves so much. We’ve seen […]