Even increasingly active tech companies figure the debt impasse isn't really their problem.
What happens when everyone begins tethering all at once?
Nothing will ever be the same.
Dear Google Reader: You've been great. I've loved our time together. But maybe this is for the best.
It is only because Silicon Valley has done such an extraordinary job branding itself that articles about their social conscience, or lack thereof, seem completely reasonable.
In today's WonkTalk, Brad and I talk through my war on Twitter, and some possible peace agreements.
Nick Beaudrot gave up Twitter for Lent. But now Lent's over. So is he excited to fire up the old Tweetdeck? Nope. And I see his point.
Do you really want to be the sucker who spent endless hours using a new Google tool to organize your life, only to see it canceled two years later?
And -- here's the tough part -- he wants the Republican Party to agree with him.
The bullying prosecution of Aaron Swartz might be a sign that we're losing the tolerance for dissent, irreverence, and disrespect for authorities that made this country great.
There are one of two ways to look at the digital revolution of the last few years. The first way is that it hasn't done much for the real economy. The second way is that it hasn't done much for the real economy yet. But maybe Square will change all that.