I’ve been dismayed by the situation unfolding over the past week in response to Susan Fowler’s incendiary blog post. If you haven’t read the post, you should, but if you haven’t, it’s helpful to know that Susan was an engineer at Uber from late 2015 through the end of 2016. Susan contends that Uber not only turned a blind eye to a repeated sexual offender but that the company actively rewards those who exhibit Machiavellian behavior to the detriment of other coworkers.
I read the other day that YouTube is the second-largest search engine on the internet. It achieved that distinction back in 2014. This got me thinking about how searching for relevant content has changed and will continue to change as the content we are searching for increasingly takes on new and novel formats. Continue reading “Search, and Such”
Americans have stagnating real incomes and seemingly endless rising housing prices. However, spending has decreased notably across a wide range of goods. Ther are a number of innovative tech companies tackling the underlying issues at work here, and the next 50 years will see a growing selection of higher quality goods and services at more affordable (or at least more equitable) price levels. Continue reading “Spending in the Future”
There are two juicy stories floating around about Snap today, which are especially poignant in light of Snap’s anticipated public filing for an IPO later this week. Continue reading “Instagram vs. Snapchat”