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Issue 70

Further thoughts on the coronavirus

Most of the world has, to varying degrees, shut down. That means there's very little happening in the tech sector, outside of SoftBank's desperate attempt to raise another $US10 billion (the definition of throwing good money after bad), or the… Read on →

Delivered on 23 March 2020. About a 7 min read.


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Issue 69

A lasting impact of the coronavirus

The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19) has spread to the extent that for many countries, containment is impossible. The goal now is to delay the speed at which it moves through communities. That means cancelling public events, mandating self-isolation for… Read on →

Delivered on 16 March 2020. About a 5 min read.


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Issue 68

Facebook backs down

It's official, Libra as it was originally conceived is dead. Facebook has ceded to regulatory pressure and is now going to market without the cryptocurrency backed by a basket of assets as an option: Succumbing to pressure from regulators, Facebook… Read on →

Delivered on 09 March 2020. About a 5 min read.


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Issue 67

China and the coronavirus

By now everyone should be aware of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). It's a cousin of the original SARS virus that's less deadly but far more infectious, and it's increasingly looking like the world's containment efforts have failed. Reported cases… Read on →

Delivered on 02 March 2020. About a 6 min read.


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Issue 66

The regulated love regulations

In what should come as a surprise to no one, Facebook is lobbying the European Union for regulations to govern artificial intelligence, content moderation and more. As we wrote way back in Issue 14, "Facebook will be willing to pay… Read on →

Delivered on 24 February 2020. About a 5 min read.