I rant about Amazon’s befuddling entrance into the smartphone market, how the Fire Phone’s feature parity with high-end devices doesn’t make up for its lack of consumer brand appeal, and why the phone’s price and strategic direction seems to be diametrically opposed to Amazon’s core revenue model.
I rant about all the new Mac OS X 10.10 & iOS 8 features Apple announced at WWDC, why third-party applications that provided those functionalities previously are not getting “sherlocked” in the process, and whether or not the vast majority of people will even use some of these shiny additions despite their excitement.
I rant about Google’s latest self-driving car, how removing the steering wheel takes away a person’s illusion of control, why it will be a very long time before the public trusts this type of technological progress, and how it’s all hedged against government bureaucrats nixing the entire concept after one major accident.
I rant about eBay’s password change plea after a recent network attack compromised user accounts, why I’m not surprised one bit that most consumers and companies did nothing about Heartbleed, and I propose a radical solution that would completely neutralize effects from these constant security breaches.
I rant about Apple’s potential $3.2b acquisition of Beats Audio, how it pivots them back into being at the forefront of music in consumers’ minds, and regardless of what many Apple beat writers think, both companies products are actually perfectly aligned: stylish and well-designed, but overhyped and overpriced.
I rant about Twitter’s stagnant user growth, how its massive early adoption by the hyper-connected demographic hid the platform’s lack of true product/market fit, and why it’s a problem (as shown by the stock price plummet) since their business model is built squarely around mainstream mass market advertising.
I rant about the FCC’s recent proposal concerning net neutrality, why appeasing big money and corporate interests were always the inevitable direction of the internet, and how content providers and cloud services have already planned for the dawn of commercially prioritized bandwidth, delivery and access.
I rant about US Airways’ lewd tweet and why the employee responsible should be fired despite the mistake, how a man posing as a town’s mayor on Twitter shows our rampant political unawareness, and why the venture funding of a beauty company is purely spin to deflect sexist claims in the tech industry.
I rant about the recent outing of Mozilla’s CEO after his political views came to light, the campaign to cancel the Colbert Report after a satirical tweet was taken out of context, the celebration in the death of Ken Phelps, and how they all show a hypocritical, narcissistic view of persecution and a complete disregard to the definition of tolerance.