In the shadow of the headlines around fake news online, is a much older debate about media pluralism. Netopia went to a conference about just this and discovered the two are connected. Perils of conce... »
Threats to media plurality and the concentration of media ownership are the focus of Newsocracy 3: an event hosted by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom in Madrid on January 30th. Who ... »
What a story Jonathan Taplin can tell. He used to be Martin Scorsese’s producer (Mean Streets) and tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band. Icons of 20th century popular culture. He is also an interne... »
Your Excellency Ms Kaja Tael, This week, the European Parliament will vote in Plenary session on the so called “cable and satellite” regulation. You will also preside over potentially determining dis... »
European consumers are a myriad of individuals who want different things, have different purchasing power, different cultures and different tastes or priorities. When we make policy for the Digital Si... »
During his nine-month travel through the New World, French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) analyzed not just prisons but also the fabric of American life. Impressed by an apparently vital a... »
Annus Horriblis may be the kindest way to describe how tech platforms have fared in 2017. Google, and to a lesser extent Facebook and Twitter, have – for want of a better description – taken a poun... »
Math Contest: How Many Years Before the Singularity Comes in 2050 It used to be the singularity was expected around 2045. At least according to Ray Kurzweil’s 2005 book The Singularity Is Near. Wha... »
Alphabet Inc. chairman Eric Schmidt visited Stockholm recently to launch a study on automation and the future of jobs. (Or was it to take selfies with politicians?) At a seminar in the aptly named ... »