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Sep
23
๐Ÿงฌ Digital? It's not only pizza-delivery!

๐Ÿงฌ Digital? It's not only pizza-delivery!

Most of the tech and digital news this year have been rather depressing if you ask me. Between Andreessen Horowitz
1 min read
Sep
22
๐Ÿ˜ฑ Tardigrade vs. Zombie technologies

๐Ÿ˜ฑ Tardigrade vs. Zombie technologies

To end the week, I'd like to share an interesting find about a legacy technology that still survives against all
3 min read
Sep
20
๐Ÿช† The Russian brain drain

๐Ÿช† The Russian brain drain

Fascinating tweet from Johannes Wachs a few days ago: Preprint day: I measure developer brain drain from Russia since the
2 min read
Sep
19
๐Ÿš€ Do we need more Silicon Valleys? (No)

๐Ÿš€ Do we need more Silicon Valleys? (No)

I have been historically doubtful of reproducing innovation models imported from other cultures and ecosystems โ€“ I've been very polite right
3 min read
Sep
16
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป The Verge redesign matters (for us, too)

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป The Verge redesign matters (for us, too)

The Verge is one of the most famous consumer electronics and technology news websites. As of yesterday, they fully redesigned
6 min read
Sep
14
๐Ÿค– Does an AI have the right to produce art?

๐Ÿค– Does an AI have the right to produce art?

Two weeks ago, a composition won the first prize at the Colorado State Fair. This composition wasn't produced by an
2 min read
Sep
13
๐Ÿฅธ Sales are a vanity metric

๐Ÿฅธ Sales are a vanity metric

In the context of a looming recession, most governments think again that maybe big tech should start paying a fairer
2 min read
Sep
12
๐Ÿ””The iPhone is wiggling

๐Ÿ””The iPhone is wiggling

This August, I translated and updated an article from 2013 about how innovation is a cycle of reimagination, diversification, and
3 min read
Sep
09
โฎ [ Looking back at ] the rise of China

โฎ [ Looking back at ] the rise of China

The last episode of this week's Looking Back series will be about China. How can I avoid this hot topic
7 min read
Sep
07
โ—ผ๏ธ Innovation Micro-interview #9 - Tim RAYNER, Australia

โ—ผ๏ธ Innovation Micro-interview #9 - Tim RAYNER, Australia

A series of micro-interviews with people we work with. Partners in crime, current or former customers, all have a unique view on innovation and the current zeitgeist. Five questions on innovation, short answers. We might agree, we might disagree. No context, no comments.
2 min read