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Urban legend: Apple’s market dominance

The European Commission and others are complaining about Apple's market dominance (eg, WSJ). They must be joking. Google (eg, Android) has a c.70% market share for smartphone software, while Apple has only c.25%. Samsung is the dominant hardware supplier using Android software (eg. Statista). People buy Apple products despite its higher prices. Apple's closed...

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Drivers of Change: a 2022 update

Several of my blogs have mentioned the drivers of Change, which govern everything around us. Late April 2018, I published my initial blog Drivers of Change, which included a rather complex diagram. I suppose I was still arranging my thoughts. Today, I present a much simpler diagram. Perhaps, the single most important item in my diagram is the Blueprint of our...

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The viral role in the blueprint of Life

The 2022 Quanta article below, A Billion Years Before Sex, Ancient Cells Were Equipped for It, is rather technical to read. Nevertheless, it's a must-read as it reveals several very important issues. Most importantly, this article supports my theory that viruses play an important - if not essential - role in Evolution and in the blueprint of Life. The article does...

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Facebook Has Probably Peaked. What Can Mark Zuckerberg Do Now? (Bloomberg)

Introduction LO: Facebook was founded in 2004, not even twenty years ago. Over the years, it has made a lot of enemies, who will smell blood now. The chances of Big Tech regulation have increased due to Facebook's weakening. The easiest way would be to remove Section 230 from the "Communications Decency Act, that generally provides immunity for website platforms...

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Living by the Code: In China, Covid-Era Controls May Outlast the Virus (NYT)

New York Times title: Living by the Code: In China, Covid-Era Controls May Outlast the VirusNYT subtitle: The country has instituted a wide range of high-tech controls on society as part of a mostly successful effort to stop the virus. The consequences may endure.By:  Chris Buckley, Vivian Wang and Keith BradsherDate: 30 January 2022 "The police...

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Progress: how, what, when, where, who and Why

Progress can be summarized by the 2001 Daft Punk song: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Many of us expect progress, else we get disappointed. However, older people may complain that everything used to be better, while young people rejoice the latest version of their gaming console. The pace of Change is quite relevant. We expect progress in the following areas: (i)...

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