Unlikely Defenders Of The Truth

Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thompson are speaking out against Google and Facebook’s carte blanche business models. Murdoch says that tech giants should pay for the content they post on...

Herb Schmertz Invented Modern PR

Herb Schmertz, who passed away last week, did amazing work that made him my idol when I started in the business. Little did I know...

CES: The Festival of Frivolity

Olivia Solon just wrote a brilliant piece in The Guardian about the inanity of the Consumer Electronics Show. I worry the situation may even...

Bitcoin Gives Blockchain A Bad Name

The exchange rate for bitcoin is madly swinging from the absurd to the incomprehensible. It’s a classic market bubble that doesn’t do justice to...

Do Logos Matter Anymore?

A recent study asked people to draw logos of well-known brands from memory. Most of them failed, but does it matter? The study, which prompted...

Earth, Our Only Home

Stephen Hawking has said that mankind must move to another planet within a century or so in order to survive. Elon Musk thinks Mars is the answer. Neither...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg “visits” Puerto Rico via VR

Can Tech Companies Remake Puerto Rico?

All of your favorite tech brands are pitching in to help rebuild Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricane Maria. It could make the...
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What If The Future Of Transportation Is Staying Put?

I wonder if the truly disruptive innovation might be to use VR and thereby skip traveling altogether. Cars that drive themselves and run on electricity...
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Are Smart Cities For Citizens Or Consumers?

I’m at a conference where tech companies are showcasing their tools to make streetlights, buildings, and energy grids “smarter.” Where are the people? Don’t get me wrong, the...
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Bitcoin: Capitalism, or Conspiracy?

I’m struggling to decide whether or not Bitcoin (and cryptocurrency in general) is a capitalist tool, or a conspiracy to exploit it. It doesn’t help...