Barry Ritholtz postulates that the reason why big tech stocks are heading to the moon is because of the “overseas markets.” Apple generated more than 55% of its revenue outside the U.S. in the year ended in September; in some quarters, overseas accounted for as much as 60% of revenue. International accounted for 54.5% and … Continue reading Big Tech is big in Japan (& everywhere except China)
In case you hadn’t noticed, but there is a podcast boom of sorts going around these days. I came across some statistics about podcasts. According to a podcast search engine, ListenNotes, there are at least 1.38 million podcasts (with 75.1 million episodes.) The pandemic lockdown has been a big boost for podcast creation — from … Continue reading Podcast Reality Check (by the numbers)
Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Tinbergen, writing for the Washington Post have applauded the social media platforms’ recent efforts to reign in “hate speech, misinformation and posts that potentially incite violence.” These posts were coming from the US president and many of his supporters. When asked what I thought of this step forward, here is what … Continue reading The illusion of improving social media platforms
I have been wanting to upgrade my read it later application — Pocket, but thought I would ask what friends on Twitter think about the premium version of the software versus its competitor Instapaper. The premium version of Instapaper costs less and looks nicer. And yet, Twitterati voted for Pocket Premium. Vox Populi!
After two weeks in the hospital, both my parents have returned home after being cleared by the doctors. They are free of the virus, though we have to watch out for the after-effects. This has been an arduous few days — the distance only exacerbated the anxiety and unease.
The limitations of travel and international quarantines only added to the complexity of the situation. My siblings, a handful of friends, and some family members rallied together to get us to today. I will be remiss if I don’t thank all of you for sending your prayers and wishes.