Immigration policies and the new susceptibility of US tech dominance

Immigration policies and the new susceptibility of US tech dominance

The recent debacle on the news about immigration has me thinking about America’s fascination with the cult of the hero who triumphs against all odds. This kind of mythical folklore is what panders to our competitive capitalist society to uphold the “survival of the fittest” business practices. It is an inspiring and uplifting myth but does't tell the whole story. What is missing is the part of the story that illustrates the inevitable hardships, failures and persistence one must endure in order to “make it.”

The 800lb Dragon in the room: China’s remarkable climb to dominance through VC hustle.

The 800lb Dragon in the room: China’s remarkable climb to dominance through VC hustle.

At face value, the level of China’s foreign direct investment appears expected.

An unprecedented occurrence of the first generation, disposable wealth and a growing recognition of its historical lag in technological innovation. What else is it supposed to do?

Housing market uncertainty acts as a forcing function. Venture and private equity outlets are only natural, next options...right?

Did Facebook just introduce its own kill switch?

Did Facebook just introduce its own kill switch?

I saw some random tech article in my daily media consumption cycle that rubbed me the wrong way. "Facebook introduced interstitial video ads"

A couple days later, I experienced one of those ads, and quickly found myself annoyed. It triggered my action of simply dismissing the content stream and exiting out of the passive noise social engine experience that, in my view, has replaced our former binge TV-watching behavior.