Weekly Links & Thoughts #78

Here is this week’s edition of meshedsociety.com weekly, loaded with thoughtful opinion pieces, interesting analyses and significant yet under-reported information bits from the digital and technology world. Published and annotated every Thursday (CET), just in time so you have something good to read over the weekend.

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Recently published on meshedsociety.com

  • Mobile platforms and retail – comparing Apple(s) with Oranges
    The mobile platform market with its two sole global players Apple and Google (Android) is historically unique. That means that as tempting as they might be, analogies and comparisons to other sectors of commercial life will lead to wrong conclusions.

Podcast episode of the week

  • Exponent Episode 85: Ballots Versus Guillotines
    Brilliant, intelligent exchange between Ben Thompson & James Allworth about Brexit, Trump, inequality, the Internet and how everything is connected. Don’t get discouraged by the initial small talk about the weather.

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