As seen at Techpinions. I’m often asked why consumer tech products can’t be made in this country. In fact, with Trump’s tariff wars, more and more companies are being pressured to look for local manufacturing. I’ve always been skeptical, having worked on more than a hundred consumer tech products over my career, mostly manufactured in Asia, […]
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One of the trends of high-tech startups is to build a product around two things: an app and independent workers. These new business models are all the rage in Silicon Valley and eminently fundable because they open up new business models that do old things in new, more efficient ways. That was the basis behind […]
In my efforts to simplify things, I recently canceled a bunch of credit cards that I’ve accumulated over the years. Multiple credit cards adds a lot of complexity that we just don’t need: which card to use for which purchase, checking each for accurate monthly charges, and paying each on time to avoid interest charges. […]
One of the most frightening developments in the world of tech is how personal data mining is being used to undermine democracies around the world. The tools Facebook has developed to target individuals with personal ads – the dream of advertisers for decades – is being used to target individuals with specific psychologic messaging, much […]