Skype Becomes More Seamless For Business–No Login Required

Microsoft’s Skype did something very smart today, it made it possible to use Skype in guest mode and with that eliminated a choke spot for using it as a business tool. Often meetings happen spontaneously, someone emails a request to…

State Backed China Newspaper Threatens iPhone Tariff if Trump Follows Through

The communist state backed China newspaper Global Times sent a warning shot to the Trump Administration threatening to take a “tit-for-tat approach” if tariffs are imposed on Chinese products. China will take a tit-for-tat approach then. A batch of Boeing…

Trump: I’ve Proved That Social Media Has More Power Than TV Ads

President-elect Donald Trump says that social media enabled him to win the Presidency despite the millions of more dollars the Clinton campaign spent on TV ads: From the 60 Minutes Interview which is set to air tonight after the football…

Paypal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Joins Trump Transition Team

Reporter Dan Primack reports that tech mogul and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel is joining the Trump transition team: Peter Thiel has agreed to join Donald Trump’s presidential transition team, according to multiple sources close to the situation. Thiel, a venture…

Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney is an Idiot–Potentially Costing Company Millions–Trump Supporters Outraged

Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney is dumb, dumb and dumber. After the election he sent a condescending, baseless, whacko email that gives the impression to his employees that if you voted for Trump or believe in Trump’s campaign message that you…

Facebook Cancels Racial Targeting For Certain Advertisers

Facebook announced today that it no longer will allow advertisers marketing products and services related to housing, credit or employment to target their ads based on race. Erin Egan, VP, US Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer explained: Recently, policymakers…

Zuckerberg: The Idea That Fake News Impacted the Election is “Out There”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg scoffed at suggestions that the Facebook news feed had anything to do with election results: I do think that there is a certain profound lack of empathy in asserting that the only reason why someone could…

Trump & Tech: The Clashes May Not Prove So Dramatic

Silicon Valley thinks the election of Trump is a disaster, but some tech leaders are starting to realize that the real impact may not be so dramatic. From Christopher Mims writing at the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Srinivasan (Balaji Srinivasan,…

The State of Artificial Intelligence at Facebook

When you think of Facebook, you think of data, but not so much technology. Get ready for an in-depth preview of how Facebook is and is further planning to use artificial intelligence and other key technologies that they see as…

The Twitter Election Comes to a Close

Twitter says that people in the U.S. sent 1 billion Tweets about the election since the primary debates began in August of last year. That’s a lot of tweets! Donald Trump, who has over 13 million Twitter followers and Hillary…