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What Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Larry Page All Understood About Business

If you look at the world’s most valuable technology companies, you’ll notice something interesting. Not a single one invented the category of products they’ve come to define. The vast majority of their enormous profits come from markets they did not create. Whether it’s Apple in smartphones, Google in search, Microsoft[…] Read On

The ‘Scientists Say’ Trap

Have you noticed Google’s latest feature: answering search queries with a single result shown above all others? While some questions do have definitive answers, most don’t. Life isn’t usually that black and white. That hasn’t stopped the search giant from acting as the definitive authority on, well, pretty much everything.[…] 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

Facebook Clones

How Facebook Exploited a ‘Vulnerability in Human Psychology’ to Addict Billions

Finally, a social media pioneer fesses up to the truth in a startling revelation: that Facebook’s founders weren’t just consciously aware of their product’s addictive potential; it was the goal of Mark Zuckerberg and company to “consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible.” And they succeeded[…] Read On