US tech workers pledge to not help build a data-base of religion, should president Trump carry out his campaign promise to build such an index of Muslims. is signed by thousands of sof... »
How can Santa deliver so many Christmas presents in such a short time? A question every child has asked, perhaps the first step in doubting Santa Claus’ existence. Can new technology be the answer to ... »
In today’s news, Finland will carry out an experiment with universal basic income. The idea that the state should provide a small income for all citizens is popular in tech ideology. Robots will put u... »
“Kevin Bacon, please don’t die” The punchline of the old meme leaps to mind when I try to make sense of the US presidential election. “We used to have Bob Hope, Johnny Cash and Steve Jobs, now we have... »
Recently, I had the chance to moderate a panel on industrial cyber-security. That’s right, industries have control systems for all kinds of processes: boilers, turbines, valves… you name it. A lot of ... »
The election results from Iceland are final. Contrary to some of the hype prior to the election, the Pirate Party did not “take over an entire island” and will not be part of the ruling coalition. How... »
Netopia’s new report Immaterial Value Creation in Europe looks at how much European businesses rely on intellectual property rights. A lot, it turns out. 44% of jobs and 51% of revenue in primary indu... »
I went to Iceland but couldn’t find any pirates. The rumours of the Pirate Party’s popularity in the polls for the upcoming Althing* election may be exaggerated. But let’s have a look at the pirate po... »
“Why are there no successful European internet companies?” I think that you have heard this question many times, just as I have. What is the answer? Don’t we have enough innovation? Perhaps not enough... »
Google chief economist Hal Varian writes an opinion in the Financial Times explaining why the tech giants of Silicon Valley compete so intensely. It’s hard not to see this as a response to the Economi... »