Showdown: Thiel vs. Schmidt, 2012

Clearly I’m on a Thiel kick. At first I was dubious, but now I’m just curious. Though some of Thiel’s motives and politics remain vague, it should be impossible for anyone to ignore his foresight and intelligence. The fact that many people still dismiss him offhand because he’s a nominal Trump supporter just blows my mind. This debate, which took …

Why Does Peter Thiel Support Donald Trump? Because He Wants to Save the World…

So why does Peter Thiel support Donald Trump? When I read headlines saying that Silicon Valley is baffled by his actions, I am baffled by their reactions. It should be clear that there’s more going on here than meets the eye – though sometimes I wonder if Trump knows that… Peter Thiel, for those of you who don’t know, is …

Windows 10 Made Me 10X More Productive Overnight. Plus, Microsoft Sway is Microsoft Swank.

Hi folks, At first, I didn’t know Microsoft Sway was a presentation software. I just started clicking away and came up with some pretty cool stuff. It seemed apparent to me that most content is headed this way, including blogs. So here’s a little experiment (FYI, it may not be very responsive because it’s embedded). I put my post into …

Google’s Your Mom, Mobile’s Dead, and Other Future Predictions from June, 2015

I woke up this morning and realized I hadn’t predicted the future yet this year. I meant to do it in January but I forgot. In January of 2014, I predicted what the world of tomorrow will look like. Among other things, I predicted that: Google will build androids Wearables are the future – specifically, those creepy things you put …

More Fun with Big Data

As Problogger pointed out that Define Media Group pointed out, Buzzfeed’s recent picture of traffic referral sources may be slightly skewed. Their claims suggest that Facebook generates nearly triple the traffic referrals that Google does. It’s an interesting statistic, but the methodology and data sources are clearly opaque. This problem suddenly becomes compounded when publications such as Recode and The …

The Future of Content Marketing Part 2

Elsewhere I explained that everyone and their mom should hop on board the Google train, because they’re taking over the Earth. And that’s true. Wil Reynolds, CEO of Seer Interactive, an internet marketing company, demonstrated as much in a presentation at Affiliate Summit. The search engine’s evolution is a good thing, he argues, because it clears away more of that …