On my Om

Tech Opinions & Analysis by Om Malik

The Price is Right

I have to admit, it is great to see the initial public offerings of various technology companies come to market and create a level of excitement. Lyft, Uber, and Pinterest are hogging the headlines, but they are also helping to kickstart the financial engine that makes Silicon Valley hum. Of course, not everyone is enthusiastic....

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:30:44 +0000

Google: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

Now that Lyft is a publicly traded company, and Uber has filed its S-1, it is becoming pretty obvious that Google is the big winner in the on-demand mobility sweepstakes. In 2017, it invested $500 million in Lyft at about $39.75 a share, and at present, that is close to $750 million. Google had also...

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:25:21 +0000

The Scourge of Robocalls

Wired recently chronicled the rise of robocalls. In the piece, you learn that Americans got “47.8 billion robocalls in 2018” or roughly “200 per year for every adult,” and in 2019, it looks like those numbers will be much higher. It is not going away. Much of it has been enabled by open source software,...

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:30:55 +0000

The Good Algorithm

It was quite an astonishing week for science and technology, in large part because we got to see the first photo of a black hole—something that has fascinated us humans for so long. The photo was a timely reminder of our potential. From our politicians to our media, it often seems there is faint regard...

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 03:00:18 +0000

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