The Apple Card Trojan Horse

The Apple Card has intrigued me since being announced in March 2019. The power of iPhone. In a credit card. as the site says. Partnered with Mastercard and Goldman Sachs. And out now for early users, apparently. There’s been some good thought about how disruptive it will be to the payments system, taking on the […]

So this is the price of user data in the EU. The US$5bn antitrust ruling against Android.

The EU hit Google with a US$5bn fine for antitrust, and anticompetitive activity in forcing/incentivising phone manufacturers to install Android, and stick to Chrome rather than offering an alternative. While Google has of course started the usual appeal against this decision, the real question is how much this actually means. Sure, US$5bn is a lotta […]

The maturity peak, part 2

This is the second part to my look into the maturing innovation technology industry. Part 1 here, in which I freaked out about Uber, and the general lack of maturity in innovation leadership. In the time between that first post a few weeks ago and now, of course Uber has been through more. Driverless car crashed in […]

How about that Vault7?

What has Wikileaks done now? Yesterday (7 March, 2017), Wikileaks released an absolute treasure trove of CIA secret misdeeds, misinformation, technical knowhow, surveillance capability and much more juicy stuff. I’m not going to go into the politics, rights/wrongs or even whether it’s real or not (independent experts are leaning to ‘yes’). There are many others […]