Dedicated Follower of Tech

C Gavilanes
A weekly letter from London
Created 31 Oct 2018
  • A new kind of war
    28 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Are the US and China already at war? This week in the Financial Times, Gillian Tett told us about Graham Allison, an American political scientist who wrote a best-selling book that compared the curren...
  • Signals of change in connectivity?
    21 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Connectivity business models are evolving, and investors are contributing to change We finished the week with the news that KKR (the leading Private Equity fund) has made an offer to acquire the whole...
  • Debating the Metaverse opportunity
    14 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    The business world has started to debate about the Metaverse After Facebook’s (Meta Platforms’) announcements, people are debating the “Metaverse” future. The consensus is that this as a (potential / ...
  • The age of iPhones on wheels
    07 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Cars could become iPhones on wheels, according to… Ford A Ford executive who previously worked for Apple and Tesla and now leads Ford’s efforts to design “digital cars” talked to the WSJ this week, an...
  • Big Tech results: Alphabet & Microsoft win
    31 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Diverging paths in Big Tech: Google & Microsoft win, while Amazon and Apple decelerate The 5 Big Tech companies (plus Tesla, which this week surpassed Facebook in size) presented their 3Q21 results th...
  • A tectonic shift in online advertising?
    24 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Apple’s privacy tools may have triggered a massive change in online advertising Snap’s 3Q21 results last Thursday triggered a crisis in the online advertising market, as the company attributed the mis...
  • Crypto and the latest tech revolution
    17 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Crypto as a key infrastructure for the digital revolution This week there were several discussion threads on how crypto / blockchain, and the “web3” paradigm that comes with it, could shape the digita...
  • Facebook's business model under question
    10 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    A difficult week for Facebook Facebook’s business model is being put under question: The woman who told the WSJ about questionable internal practices testified at the US Senate. She claims she “wants ...
  • The digital safety storm
    04 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Digital safety, on top of governments’ agendas Difficult week for Facebook, culminating a month when the WSJ published a series of articles about internal contradictions, including about internal rese...
  • The challenge of misinformation
    26 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Misinformation may be here to stay After the series of articles at the WSJ last week, Facebook’s Oversight Board has demanded an investigation on how the company addresses misinformation cases for “hi...
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