Tidbits #58 – AI Machine Guns, Collapsing Supply Chains, TikTok + More

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. How Comedians May Rule the World Generally, I consider myself to be a fairly (long-term) optimistic person (but near-term realist). I’m generally more optimistic than almost anyone I meet or know. Even … Continue reading Tidbits #58 – AI Machine Guns, Collapsing Supply Chains, TikTok + More

Tidbits #57 – Babel-ing, Crackdowns, Reunifying Media + More

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. Tower of Babel Sorting through all the things happening around the world recently has become a challenge in coherence. Although we all live on one world, increasingly it feels like we live … Continue reading Tidbits #57 – Babel-ing, Crackdowns, Reunifying Media + More

Tidbits #56 – New Frontiers

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. Less “news” in this edition, but a lot of thought-provoking think pieces that outline how society’s tectonic plates are shifting. People are really thinking outside of the box! Indeed a time for … Continue reading Tidbits #56 – New Frontiers

Tidbits #54 – CryptoPunks, Quantified Self, India Tech, “I am Groot!” + More

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. In Search of Power The world has changed a lot in the last few decades. The world has changed a lot in the last few centuries. The world has changed a lot … Continue reading Tidbits #54 – CryptoPunks, Quantified Self, India Tech, “I am Groot!” + More

Tidbits #53 – Million Dollar Rocks, Invisible Rocks, Burn Burn Burn๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ! + More

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. ๐Ÿ—บ Geopolitics #1 Intel Lands Pentagon Deal to Support Domestic Chip Making Intel Corp. INTC 1.43% said it would provide commercial foundry services in the first phase of a broader Defense Department program that aims to … Continue reading Tidbits #53 – Million Dollar Rocks, Invisible Rocks, Burn Burn Burn๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ! + More

Tidbits #52 – Parkour Robots, Common Prosperity, Forgotten Heroes + More

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. ๐Ÿ—บ Geopolitics #1 How Afghanistanโ€™s Ghani Went From President to Villain in Hiding โ€œI had to move out of Afghanistan to prevent Kabul from bloodshed and destruction,โ€ Ghani said in the video, … Continue reading Tidbits #52 – Parkour Robots, Common Prosperity, Forgotten Heroes + More

Tidbits #51 – Kabul…, The Future of Work, Concerts in the Cloud + More

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. A Non-Linear World One of the most important concepts I’ve come to learn about over the years is the non-linearity of the world we live in. For financial types, you can see … Continue reading Tidbits #51 – Kabul…, The Future of Work, Concerts in the Cloud + More

Tidbits #50 – Chips, Data, “Spiritual Opium” + More

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. ๐Ÿ—บ Geopolitics #1 U.K. Considers Blocking Nvidia Takeover of Arm Over Security The U.K. is considering blocking a takeover of Arm Ltd. by Nvidia Corp. due to potential risks to national security, according to people familiar … Continue reading Tidbits #50 – Chips, Data, “Spiritual Opium” + More

Tidbits #49 – China, China, China…Battle for the Metaverse, BTS, Japanese Toilets, and More

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. China Policy Direction and Impact on Capital Markets In recent months, Chinese domestic policy actions have accelerated and seem to embed a sense of urgency. While the Chinese government and regulators have … Continue reading Tidbits #49 – China, China, China…Battle for the Metaverse, BTS, Japanese Toilets, and More

Tidbits #48 – A New Thing Called Fiat, Netflix Becoming the Metaverse, Softbank’s Comeback + More

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. ๐Ÿค‘ Economics + Markets #1 Ethereum Co-Founder Says Safety Concern Has Him Quitting Crypto โ€œItโ€™s got a risk profile that I am not too enthused about,โ€ said Di Iorio, who declined to … Continue reading Tidbits #48 – A New Thing Called Fiat, Netflix Becoming the Metaverse, Softbank’s Comeback + More

Tidbits #47 – Didi Gets Pulled Over, Tech vs Govts, But All We Want to Do is…Shop!

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. This is a double issue due to the July 4th holiday last weekend. ๐Ÿ—บ Geopolitics #1 130 countries sign on to global minimum tax plan, creating momentum for Biden push The Biden … Continue reading Tidbits #47 – Didi Gets Pulled Over, Tech vs Govts, But All We Want to Do is…Shop!

Tidbits #45 – Proxies, Titans, Games Games Everywhere + More

Hello, hello! Have some stuff going on around the house today. Will keep it short and just dive right in. ๐Ÿ—บ Geopolitics #1 Hackers Thrive in Putinโ€™s Russia as U.S. Seeks New Strategy Early in his rise to the pinnacle of Russian cybercrime, Maksim Yakubets, leader of one of the most successful hacking syndicates in … Continue reading Tidbits #45 – Proxies, Titans, Games Games Everywhere + More

Tidbits #44 – The Empire Strikes Back + Metaverse, Mobility, and More

Hello, hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Yikes, this one is long…And this is after I cut out a bunch of other clippings I saved already! In any case, hope it is enjoyable, and thanks for reading. The Empire Strikes Back Before jumping into our regular programming, one thing I think worth diving deeper into is what happens when … Continue reading Tidbits #44 – The Empire Strikes Back + Metaverse, Mobility, and More

Tidbits #41 – “Everything is Everything” + More

Hello friends! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Hope everyone is doing well. Markets are volatile, but hopefully your personal life is starting to return to some semblance of normal. I’m pretty excited about this edition of Tidbits and to discuss how “everything is becoming everything”. I’ve written a lot over the last few years about mostly convergence in almost … Continue reading Tidbits #41 – “Everything is Everything” + More

Gaming is Eating the World and How Gaming Can Can Restore Trust in Society

Almost exactly a decade ago, Marc Andreessen famously proclaimed: Software is eating the world. Source: A16Z With hindsight, it’s clear Marc Andreessen was not just right, he was absolutely right. Even before considering the proliferation of software in 2020 in a COVID-driven world, software was already well on its way to dominating most aspects of … Continue reading Gaming is Eating the World and How Gaming Can Can Restore Trust in Society

Tidbits #39

Hello, hello! Here’s what I found interesting recently. Thanks for reading. ๐Ÿ—บ Geopolitics #1 Peter Thiel- “I do wonder whether at this point Bitcoin should also be thought in part of as a Chinese financial weapon against the U.S.” Peter Thiel: Well, you know, I think thereโ€™s sort of a lot of different things that … Continue reading Tidbits #39

Tidbits #32 – The World Continues to Spin

Hi, friends. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend. If you have a significant other, hopefully you were able to do / enjoy something nice together for Valentine’s Day. For all my Asian readers, happy lunar new year! And for all my American readers, happy President’s Day! As always, thanks for sharing a little … Continue reading Tidbits #32 – The World Continues to Spin

Tidbits #26 – “Did Not Expect That”

Hope you had a restful Christmas / holiday season! Here’s what I found interesting recently. 2020 is not the year that anyone expected. But a lot of unexpected things continue to happen. Good thing it’s almost over. ๐Ÿค‘ Economics #1 Why the US Dollar Could Outlast the American Empire But modern trade has gotten more complicated, largely … Continue reading Tidbits #26 – “Did Not Expect That”

Tidbits #20 – Finish Line in Sight

Hereโ€™s a selection of what I found most interesting recently. I started experimenting with some design changes in recent editions of Tidbitsโ€ฆthe design changes donโ€™t come through all that well via WordPressโ€™ default email feature, and Iโ€™m not confident I will figure out a better alternative to the default email feature soon. May be better … Continue reading Tidbits #20 – Finish Line in Sight

Tidbits #15

Here’s some of the things I found interesting recently. Some of the articles can be a bit dated but still worth considering in the grand scheme of things. ๐ŸŽฎ Games + Virtual Worlds #1 Next Installment of Call of Duty Black Ops About to Launch While this isn’t my type of game, Call of Duty … Continue reading Tidbits #15

Tidbits #4

As previously mentioned, Nintendo is following in the footsteps of Disney and will be building theme park attractions. Bloomberg recently published more details on what that may look like ahead of Super Nintendo World opening at Universal Studio Japan: Super Nintendo World is slated to open this summer in Osaka, featuring a Power Up Band … Continue reading Tidbits #4

Tidbits #3

Fornite is officially a school sport: Fortnite, one of the worldโ€™s most popular games, will now be an official high school sport and college sport, thanks to an LA-based startup called PlayVS. The company has partnered with Epic Games to bring competitive league play to the collegiate and high school level.ย This also marks PlayVSโ€™s entry … Continue reading Tidbits #3

Game On

As expected, October shaped up to be an eventful month for Activision. After starting the month with very impressive numbers for Call of Duty mobile, the company almost went off track after getting involved in the politically sensitive topic of Hong Kong governance. While that remains a sensitive topic, the issue seems to have died … Continue reading Game On