Here is a weekly selection of important information bits, thoughtful opinion pieces and interesting analyses from the digital and technology world. Published every Thursday.
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- A world without work
Maybe the most comprehensive article about this pressing topic.
- You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss
Obviously, one of the best ways to approach a future in which salaried work increasingly disappears is entrepreneurship. In 2008 Y Combinator founder Paul Graham wrote a real gem in which he explains why running a startup company is a way more natural thing to do then being employed and having a boss.
- The Code Issue
Bob Lefsetz describes why and how code and coders take over the world and culture.
- Tech Is Only Awful Like People Are Awful
Something people frequently forget. It’s us people who have to get “better” if we want to make things work.
- How SoundCloud Keeps Communication Flowing Across 4 Offices in 4 Time Zones
Quite a good informative read if you are interested in internal/employee communication and how to make sure that a growing company keeps everyone informed, motivated and working towards the same goals.
- Curation and Algorithms
Smart thoughts about one of the hottest trends right now, human curation, and when it is more suitable than algorithmic curation.
- Millions of Uber’s China rides are faked
Conflict of interest for Uber: Fake rides means it is loosing money. At the same time, they increase the activity and revenue numbers in China which help the company to tap additional funding. So the incentive not to prevent fake rides is there.
- Now you can sign up for Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account
As I wrote here: We are witnessing the end of Facebook as we know it. The company does not see Facebook.com as the essential core of its business anymore.
- Virtual Reality Is Still Not Ready for Prime Time
I have no personal experience with VR so I can’t comment on this, but interesting to read.
- Consumers Spend 85% Of Time On Smartphones In Apps, But Only 5 Apps See Heavy Use
It’s a world with very few winners.
- Slack and Flickr co-founder says ‘fuck you’ to WSJ over Charleston shooting
It is quite rare that well-known tech CEOs take a clear public stance regarding a social issue not related to their industry. Stewart Butterfield does.