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The Bitcoin value argument

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 06:59:30 +0000

Whether or not Bitcoin is “money”, or “a currency”, or neither, it has undeniable value, in that some people are ready to buy or sell some for a price. Some will say it’s a hype, because Bitcoin’s value is not really linked to its power to buy stuff. Sure you *can* buy things with bitcoins…

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Why interoperability matters in Social Networks

Sat, 09 Jul 2011 11:16:36 +0000

It’s in the news, there is a war of Social Networks. But the current system, where bloggers and web commentators ask “will Google+ kill Facebook, or Twitter or both?” is not sustainable. This type of business cannot survive in the long term. I am not going to elaborate on the benefits of the market economy,…

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The Dropbox downward spiral. Or is it their biggest chance?

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 09:52:59 +0000

In recent weeks, there has been a lot written and discussed about cloud-hosting company Dropbox. First, we discovered that Dropbox employees can decrypt and see our stuff, although the company said the opposite all along (which, some claim, gave them an unfair competitive advantage). Then, they had a security bug, which allowed anyone to log…

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Why LulzSec is important. But why it had to die.

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:35:08 +0000

In the last 50 days, a group of anonymous hackers calling themselves LulzSec have been often featured in the news. Yesterday, they just called it quits, announced that enough is enough, and that they are going back to their normal lives. Leaving aside speculations on whether or not this stop was planned (as they claim)…

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Facebook is dead. Everything’s gonna be OK.

Tue, 18 May 2010 17:09:22 +0000

Pointing out Facebook slip-ups is like shooting fish in a barrel, except the fish is actually a dead horse. Facebook has replaced Microsoft as the dream target of everyone looking for a good rant on unethical business behaviour. But while Microsoft is like a vampire who can’t ever die, Facebook could easily pull a Hendrix…

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Please mobile me already!

Tue, 11 May 2010 17:32:54 +0000

Foreword — Jobs has spoken In case you missed it, you should know that everyone has been talking about Steve Job’s “Thoughts On Flash” in the last couple of weeks. This is an important read, not because it talks about what’s currently happening (i.e., the lack of Adobe’s Flash technology in the iPhone, and now…

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