Twitter’s Catch-22

Jack Dorsey’s first tweet was “just setting up my twttr”. We are talking March 21st 2006 and everybody is about to get their 140 characters of fame. Ten years later Twitter shows some impressive stats. There are some 310 million active users out of a total of 1.3 billion accounts sending 500 million tweets per […] Read more »

Facebook vs Ad Block: Better the Devil You Know?

In a previous post  we alluded to an impending ad block block war. Last week can be regarded as the starting point of an open war between adblockers and publishers. Facebook, claiming 1.7 billion users currently, decided that enough was enough;  Facebook ad-blocking software had to be stopped. In 2015 Facebook’s revenue peaked at $ […] Read more »

To Uber Or Be Ubered

The fast rise of 21st century company brands such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Skype appeal to many. They all have been very successful and their founders became billionaires. What they have in common is that they are all about communicating text, voice, images and video. Taking digital innovation to the physical economy […] Read more »

You have zero privacy anyway – Get over it

The discussion on data privacy continues to be a hot topic. And for good reasons. Our online presence is becoming more and more an integral part of our daily life. Only two decades ago sending mail (snailmail) was protected by a law that explicitly stated that mail was not to be opened during transport to […] Read more »

Say Hi To Fi, Hello To FB, Bye To Telcos

Disruption in telecoms continues to come from social media players. Over the last couple of weeks, messaging player WhatsApp added its calling feature to Android and iOS apps, Facebook added a dialer/caller-id android app called Hello and Google launched a US MVNO that offers cloud calling coupled with national 4G roaming on Nexus phones. While […] Read more »

Eavesdropping is the New Normal

This week Samsung explained their privacy message regarding their smart TV in a much clearer tone: Samsung is not listening in on your private conversations when watching TV if the speech recognition option is not activated. This statement was absolutely necessary as media reported on Samsungs privacy policy phrase: “Please be aware that if your […] Read more »