Facebook and Google Political Ads Should Be Regulated Like All Other Types of Political Advertising

A battle is building. In this case it's Goliath vs. Goliath. The United States government is demanding that Facebook and Google reveal the identities of all people and organizations that bought political ads during the 2016 election in an effort to tease out just who acted on behalf of the Kremlin in Russia's attempt to … Continue reading Facebook and Google Political Ads Should Be Regulated Like All Other Types of Political Advertising

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Should I Give my 18-Month-Old Son the iPad?

I can remember it clearly, probably because it was repeated so many times. "Tony, stop watching TV and go outside and play." I would look up in a zombie gaze and squint my eyes at the bright light coming through the window. I would reluctantly click off the TV. Open the door. Go outside. Our … Continue reading Should I Give my 18-Month-Old Son the iPad?

iPhone X Review

The big news came out yesterday and all I can say is: finally! Maybe Steve Jobs' ghost came back to flutter around 1 Infinite Loop. Or, even less likely, maybe Tim Cook read my rant about the shitty design of the iPhone 7. Maybe investors were just getting fed up with the training wheels and … Continue reading iPhone X Review

Digital Buzzwords 2017

After a month of still writing '16 on anything that requires the date, I've finally switched over to '17. 2017. Holy shit. It's basically the future. And while we still don't have flying cars, we do have self-driving cars, super-hero mobile connections and we're not just interacting with each other, we're interacting with things. Who … Continue reading Digital Buzzwords 2017

Highlights from Web Summit 2016 in Lisbon

For the first time, Europe's biggest tech and digital conference descended on warm Lisbon instead of rainy Dublin. Originally from the Emerald Isle, Web Summit had simply gotten too big, putting a strain on Dublin's infrastructure. Portugal, and Lisbon in particular, has been eager to pull in startups to fuel new growth into their economies. It … Continue reading Highlights from Web Summit 2016 in Lisbon