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I talk about tech, business and its impact on our digital lives. Join my mailing list and never miss a thing | #BigTech | #Crypto | #Metaverse | #AI
Aug 25, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
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#TikTok is supper addictive...as the 1.3 billion monthly active users (and I) can testify.

Its strength is in the #algorithms that use the 15-30 second videos to figure you out really quickly...and then feed you a never ending diet of video shorts that tickle your fancy Image 2/
#TikTok captures more "signals" about you than any other social media platform...and in double-quick time

(Think about it...on #Netflix, you need to watch a whole show before they know if you'd more of the same. On TikTok, they've figured that out in a couple of minutes) Image
Aug 25, 2021 4 tweets 7 min read
Can ethical, inclusive tech help to create a better world?

This @wef report argues that critical #technologies such as artificial intelligence (#AI) and machine learning, have already defined our world.

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@AlbertoMChi @oost_marcel @SaeedBaygi #ML #BigData Their point is that it's not the #technology, but its curation that matters. Technology for technology's sake is neither positive nor negative.

To paraphrase Tim Cook over the weekend...it's all about trust.

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@jaypalter @terence_mills @KeithKeller #TimCook #BigTech Image
Aug 22, 2021 53 tweets 40 min read
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Who are the top influencers in #Fintech?

Here is a thread of 50 of the top social media influencers to follow for insight and information

Identified by @Onalytica using the 4 Rs methodology (Reach, Resonance, Relevance and Reference)

bit.ly/2WgCoOj 2/ Who's Who in #Fintech

Lex Sokolin
Head Economist, @ConsenSys

Twitter handle: @LexSokolin

Linkedin: bit.ly/3mmdDeF

Following: 320k
Aug 18, 2021 15 tweets 23 min read
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Thread of the very best #YouTube channels and #Twitter accounts to follow for:

#AI/ #ML, #DeepLearning, #neural and all things #datascience

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#AI #machinelearning @wiserin10 #datascience #bigdata #artificialintelligence 2/

@Analyticsindiam

Analytics India Magazine includes discussions on news, tips for the data ecosystem and a deep dive into #AI/#ML, #deeplearning and #neural networks

#YouTube subscriber count: 38k
Aug 17, 2021 11 tweets 7 min read
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Why is #Apple getting so much heat over its new Child Protection Mesures?

They are well-intentioned, present no risk to anyone who doesn't store child abuse material on their devices, and, frankly, there's nothing new here

#CSAM #Privacy @WiserIn10

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Collectively known as #CSAM (child sexual abuse material), #Apple are not the first in #BigTech to use #technology to surveil its users for this
Aug 17, 2021 4 tweets 5 min read
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#Cryptocurrency has cross-border promise as more and more people are using #crypto to send money to family and friends abroad

@MorningBrew @haydenfield
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$540 billion in remittances flowed to low- and middle-income countries in 2020, per the #WorldBank

Most #remittance payments are made via wire transfer or bank transfer

Watch how #CBDCs could change this
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Aug 16, 2021 7 tweets 6 min read
Do you know what a ‘Dark Kitchen’ is?

It’s the new trend for commercial kitchens that only prepare food for the rapidly growing #food delivery marketplace

And #Wendys are the latest to announce 700 new kitchens!

@WiserIn10
engt.co/3g7C9fD Meanwhile, @FPratty for @Siftedeu report that #Uber founder, Travis #Kalanick is behind a growing network of #dark kitchens across Europe

This is a controversial and competitive space
Aug 16, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
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#Amazon’s investments have fuelled job creation and economic growth in communities across the USA

Amazon invested more than $167 billion in the U.S. on infrastructure and compensation to employees
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#Amazon has created more than 950,000 full- and part-time jobs in the U.S.

No other company has created more jobs than Amazon in the past decade

Last year Amazon created an average of 1,000 jobs per day in the U.S.
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Aug 16, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
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At least five popular Chinese apps have suspended new user registrations in compliance with regulatory demands

This is part of China's latest #BigTech Crackdown (read more about that here...)
@WiserIn10
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Ride-hailing behemoth #DiDi Chuxing has over 90% marketshare in China and stopped new user registrations after an investigation into the company's #cybersecurity practices

#ChinaTech #BigTech Image
Aug 16, 2021 4 tweets 6 min read
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#Facebook could be forced to sell off GIF platform #Giphy in response to UK regulators

by @CNNBusiness #competition #bigtech #regulation @WiserIn10
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15 months ago, #Facebook said it was buying the popular #GIF search engine #Giphy for about $400 million

Now the acquisition may be a bust, thanks to an #antitrust probe by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority

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