Om Malik

Thinking Of Sir Arthur C. Clarke On His 100th Birthday

Space technology writer Keith Cowing has a short but wonderful blog post about Sir Arthur C. Clarke, who was a major influence on his writing. This …

Science Fiction

When The Daily Show Does BitCoin

The Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng’s investigation into Bitcoin’s runaway valuation inspires him to create his own cryptocurrency — even if he …

What Happens Next With Net Neutrality?

In the near term, nothing changes, but:<p>The rules won’t technically be repealed until the repeal itself hits the Federal Register sometime in January. …

Internet

Why what Internet giants decide is what we get to see

In the name of holy engagement, the native experience of products like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are moving away from giving people the …

Trends

Will Cryptocurrencies Reshape Oil Trade & undermine Petrodollar?

Okay, even before I say anything, this is all based on rumors but it does makes some sort of sense. Apparently, bitcoin and crypto currencies are …

Oil & Gas Industry

Blockchain, IoT, and a $3.6 trillion infrastructure crisis

The decentralized nature of the technology creates a system which requires no approval from a single authority, and a ledger in which the blocks and …

Internet of Things

The Age Of Empathy: How To Build A Customer-Centric Sales Experience

A recent <i>Today</i> show segment discussed toys that taught kids empathy. Fisher-Price had received feedback that parents want emotionally intelligent children as much as they want successful ones, or at least saw a corollary. Conversely, the sales-heavy Silicon Valley, according to Om Malik, has an …

Customer Service

Global Internet speeds up more than 30% from 2016

The world is getting faster — at least from the perspective of broadband networks, according to research from speed testing service provided by …

Internet

The OmShow Podcast: AWS, Google Cloud, Block Chain & Edge Computing

I sit down with Metamarkets Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Driscoll to geek out and deep dive on technology topics like AWS and Google Cloud, blockchain …

Blockchain

Why Google & Amazon are hypocrites

By now you must be familiar with this fisticuffs going on between Amazon and Google.<p>Amazon has just responded to Google’s decision to remove YouTube …

Amazing

How is Chevy Bolt selling vs Tesla?

Internet’s resident skeptic is not that impressed by Tesla and its performance and lays out why he is not buying the hype. I found this buried in the …

Chevrolet Bolt

To suck up more of your attention, Netflix is apparently eyeing making personalized trailers for its TV shows. Researchers at Netflix are experimenting with creating software-edited trailers person…

To suck up more of your attention, Netflix is apparently eyeing making personalized trailers for its TV shows.<p>Researchers at Netflix are …

Reed Hastings

Create more value than you capture: An oral history of Toronto product development

Innovation

Nearly $300 million Stolen From ICOs

Did you know that in 2017 “over $3.5 billion has been raised through ICO (Initial Coin Offering” and “$300 million was stolen by hackers and number …

Icos

Anatomy of a software startup fraud

It might read like a satire, but this quasi-rant/essay is packed with truths. It is too long, yes, but it kept me engaged until the end. He focuses …

Startups

Some thoughts on the Blog Post Bribe Scandal

The Outline, an often forgotten but exciting web publication, exposed a widespread practice at publications such as Mashable, Entrepreneur, Business …

Digital Marketing

You are stressing me out…. Man!

Right there on the corner of Brannan and Fourth Streets, there is a billboard advertising some marijuana brand, saying “Hello marijuana, goodbye …

Silicon Valley

iPhone X & Apple’s plans for AR glasses

Darshan is the founder/CEO of Bigscreen VR (a True Ventures-backed company) and one of the smartest people in the mixed reality domain. And he has …

Augmented Reality

AI and the randomness of a human mind

Om Malik talking about how a simple sound brought back powerful memories of his grandfather:But to me, AI as we know it is nowhere close to having …

Psychology

Will AI match randomness of a human mind?

The other Sunday, I was sitting in Sightglass, chatting with a friend and having coffee. It is what I usually do on the weekend, talk to friends in …

Artificial Intelligence

Omakase: November 2017

Omakase is a monthly selection of products, services, applications, and art I have enjoyed. These are not reviews. Instead, they are my …

AI and the future of war

…the might of U.S. forces will be measured as much by the advancement of their algorithms as by the ammunition in their arsenals. And so as it seeks …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook, Google, Twitter & The Fascist Decade

Dana Blankenhorn writes a smart blog post on fascism and the role of tech companies.<p>Putin hacked the Internet because the people with power over the …

Meta.Bijan

A coffee with Chris Michel and Bijan Sabet turned into a full-blown photo session. I thought this photo represented Bijan the best — with his Leica, …

Bijan Sabet: Some thoughts on network neutrality

Bijan Sabet, a long time venture capitalist and a partner at Spark Capital, makes a good case for network neutrality, why we need it and why we can’t …

Net Neutrality

Fact-checked: FCC chairman Ajit Pai comments about net neutrality are not factual

The problem is, much of the “facts” he puts forth are either wildly misleading, missing key context, or simply speculation. To be fair, there’s …

Ajit Pai

Ben Thompson Is Wrong About the Deregulation of ISPs

The much-shared piece penned by Ben Thompson on network neutrality raised a few eyebrows. I will reserve my opinion on what he wrote, but for now, …

Smart: Snap separates Social from Media

I like this bold move by Snap (nee Snapchat.) I think it makes sense that the two worlds remain separate. I also love that they are making a strong …

Technology

Why we (the riders) are not Uber’s customers

I have been using Uber since the day it went into service. It has been a godsend for me — I don’t drive and almost always have to go to the far …

Technology

Jingle Bells

It was quite hard to find a photo today as I was busy with partner meetings most of the day, and then had a lot of emails to deal with upon my return …

Palo Alto