A single tweet from a Houston Rockets official has set off a firestorm and a wide-ranging debate about how China is trying to impose its policies on the rest of the world by using its economic might and access to the Chinese market. Elsewhere, Activision Blizzard is coming under fire for banning a gamer for … Continue reading Our Collective Chinese Conundrum
America is at war with China. Instead of guns, bombs, and bullets, the war is being fought in the business arena. The media calls it a trade war. And like all wars, there will be those who end up paying the price for it — namely, everyday Americans. As Brad Feld, partner with The Foundry Group, wrote on his blog about the tariffs imposed on Chinese goods, “Many BigCos are simply treating the tariff like a tax and passing it on, either directly or indirectly, to the consumer.”
The New York Times points out that many companies are looking to figure out how to become less reliant on China, including finding second sources for their products. While many industries can find ways around China, the technology sector is going to be very messy. For example, there is very little manufacturing capability in the US when it comes to semiconductors, as many of the production lines have been outsourced to China and other parts of Asia. Continue reading “Tech & the Trade Wars”
We have become so accustomed to our leaders — political and corporate — lying to us, that when someone actually shares the facts, we choose to overlook them, instead of trying to read between the lines, even if there isn’t much. I am obviously talking about Appleocalypse — which arrived on the first working day … Continue reading Appleocalypse: An unfashionable view
A 26-year-old photographer from Brooklyn spends months taking photos of people, places, objects, time, sky and water of Yangtze River. He uses a Mamiya 7 camera, film and lots of patience. Check out the photos and accompanying piece in the New Yorker.