Category Archives: Technology

Hair Füror Makes a Move

The LATimes email thingie tells us: — Trump has issued an executive order that will bar TikTok‘s parent company, ByteDance, from conducting business transactions with American companies beginning in 45 days. A separate order bans business transactions involving WeChat, a … Continue reading

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(UPDATED) New Cool Kid: Microsoft

Axios morning email thingie tells us that the people who brought us Clippy are definitely trying to buy TikTok: President Trump gave Microsoft 45 days to negotiate an acquisition of TikTok, following a Sunday conversation with CEO Satya Nadella, Reuters … Continue reading

Posted in Microsoft, Our Failed Social Media, Social Media, Technology, TikTok | 10 Comments

Tech Bros Escape Hearing Unscathed, Unlike Republicans

It seems that there were two (2) Tech Hearings yesterday. The first was Democrats wondering if Tech Companies are too big and powerful for America’s good. Axios morning email thingie: Here’s where the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee pressed each company … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Faceberg, Silicon Valley, Technology, The Google | 19 Comments

Tech in the News

The Tech Bros are gonna be testifying today before Congress starting at noon ET, so I’m putting this up, quickly, so we can do our homework first: What to watch for in today’s Big Tech CEO hearing in Congress according … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Faceberg, Silicon Valley, Technology, The Google | 5 Comments

Don’t Try This At Home, Kids

This cracked me up: Microsoft Store announces new approach to retail The new approach: they are getting out of retail. That headline is weapon-grade spin!

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News That Will Drive You to Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs As Gawd is my waitress… The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation owns shares of Apple, so naturally when so-called "firefighter prophet" Mark Taylor was required to wear a mask when he picked up his new Apple … Continue reading

Posted in Chris 'Sugar Lips' McDonald, Mark Taylor, Technology, Theocrats | 7 Comments

Failure to Launch

The SpaceX failure to send Americans into space yesterday really isn’t a politics story… until it was. NYTimes (emphasis mine): At Cape Canaveral, Trump’s Search for a Heroic Narrative Is Thwarted “For President Trump, it was a chance to rewrite … Continue reading

Posted in Lord Damp Nut, The Russian Usurper, Science, Space!, Technology | 14 Comments

I, For One, Welcome…

…our new Robot overlords: SEOUL, South Korea — When you approach the sleek silver counter of Lounge X, a cafe in one of southern Seoul’s corporate hubs, a masked and aproned barista takes your order. Motioning toward the chip reader, … Continue reading

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Our Future, Today

Think pieces abound that office workers will be at home because the technology is so easy now and proven to work…

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs Wired Magazine —the tech magazine that oddly has little tech in it— has a post to summarize the decade that was: The Most Dangerous People on the Internet This Decade That headline is a little ambiguous … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook or Faceberg, Lord Damp Nut, The Russian Usurper, Pooty-Poot Putin, Silicon Valley, Social Media, Technology | 3 Comments