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Big Tech Cannot Stop Shooting Itself In The Foot
For years, Silicon Valley has operated under the assumption that consumers would take it at its best intentions. But the last few months suggest that we’ve entered a new era of tech skepticism.The platforms have long demanded more — more trust, more data, more goodwill — from their users. Now, perhaps, it's the users’ turn to make demands.
silicon-valley  big-social 
november 2017 by jomc
Manifestos and Monopolies – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
In this brave new world, power comes not from production, not from distribution, but from controlling consumption: all markets will be demand-driven; the extent to which they already are is a function of how digitized they have become.

This is why most Facebook-fail-fundamentalists so badly miss the point: that the company pays nothing for its content is not a weakness
facebook  big-social  stacks  silicon-valley 
february 2017 by jomc

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