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Mark Zuckerberg, America’s Fav Boy Robot, Goes to Washington

The way everyone’s eyes are glued to some screen or another, hands ready to tweet at a moment’s notice while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gets grilled on Capitol Hill, you’d think this is some sort of existential crisis for the social network. You’d think these hearings are important. It’s not.[…] Read On

How America Can Pay Down the National Debt and Turn a Profit

When I joined Texas Instruments in 1980 the company had its hands in everything. It was the world’s biggest semiconductor company. It employed the largest private navy on Earth for oil exploration. It made everything from guided missiles and minicomputers to calculators and digital watches. Eventually, TI’s leaders came to[…] Read On

Net Neutrality: Before You Rush to Judgement, Learn the Facts

Net neutrality : Intrusive government regulations that won’t work to solve a problem that doesn’t exist using legal authority the FCC doesn’t have. – Ajit Pai Turkey : noun  \ˈtər-kē\  1. a large mainly domesticated game bird native to North America  2. failure, flop; especially a movie, a play or net neutrality[…] Read On

Are Apple and Google Destined to Become Dinosaurs, Like GE?

You’ve got to marvel at how tech giants have come to dominate the S&P. You have to dig way down to number seven by market cap before you hit a non-tech company. In case you’re wondering, that would be Berkshire Hathaway, with Johnson & Johnson, Exxon Mobil and JPMorgan rounding[…] Read On