I returned from a quick trip to London on the day of Thanksgiving, thus missing the bonhomie of the weekend. While I did miss the slices of pie, it was good to spend the time watching The Silence of Water on PBS Masterpiece (via Amazon Prime.) The Italian crime show is beautiful in location, cinematography, and acting. … Continue reading What’s Worth Reading: Thanksgiving Weekend Edition
Sorry (State of) Siri
During today’s iPhone 12 launch event, Apple proudly noted that its voice command service, Siri, was now running on a billion devices and had 25 billion interactions. “That’s less than one request a day. Does that mean most people don’t use Siri often, or at all?” noted Scott Austin of Dow Jones. I am not … Continue reading Sorry (State of) Siri
3 pieces of advice in Jeff Bezos’ Shareholder Letter
In my previous post, I urged you all to take a moment and make some price comparisons before buying from Amazon, which is no longer the cheapest or the best place to buy stuff. Other options are equally convenient — it not as fast — especially when it comes to returning stuff that isn’t up to scratch.
However, in the process of writing that post, I ended up spending a lot of time reading (and re-reading) Jeff Bezos’ letter to Amazon shareholders. Here is some wisdom that can apply to all types of organizations – teams, small startups, partnerships, and large groups.
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December 4: What I am reading today
Here are some of the stories that caught my attention today. Some of them are about technology, but not all of them. Updated all through the day, and shared via email newsletter in the evening. You like the links, sign-up for the email newsletter. “The value proposition of (Amazon) Alexa is not an advertising platform … Continue reading December 4: What I am reading today
Smart Home is a Home that’s always spying on you
It is ironic that we pay good money to buy and install devices that steal our privacy and sense of identity. We complain about Facebook’s ill-effects on society, but have no problems leaving digital footprints by excessive use of the service. We love Alexa, but we don’t stop and wonder what is the end game here? What impact will friction-free ordering have on our consumption. We buy smart devices, and never ever think that they are the spy in the house of life. Continue reading “Smart Home is a Home that’s always spying on you”