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.
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 […]
However much we dislike the way Apple uses music as a loss leader to see products, at least they don’t treat their users as a product. Which is more than you can say for Facebook, Google, Twitter and the entire Web 2.0 bunch.
Remember when Mark Zuckerberg was Time “Person of the Year” in 2010? Here’s a strange anecdote from the story in Time that accompanied their fawning over Zuck: On the afternoon of Nov. 16, 2010, Mark Zuckerberg was leading a meeting in the Aquarium, one of Facebook’s conference rooms, so named because it’s in the middle of a […]
The “Paradise Papers” reveal that Facebook took approximately $200 million of cash investment from the Kremlin. This huge chunk of cash came from the Kremlin’s VTD Bank was “funneled through DST Global”, an investment vehicle owned by oligarch Yuri Millner (known as “космонавт” loosely translated as “the spaceman”). The papers also show that Gazprom (the controversial […]
The idea of Mark Zuckerberg running for president is really scary, given what we’ve discovered about the power of his little invention to warp democracy.