Silicon Valley

Uber-for-X: A different kind of “disruptive?”

A thought-provoking piece in The Atlantic. Now, you can do stuff that you could already do before, but you can do it with your phone. What it takes to make that work is incredible—venture capitalists have poured $672 million combined into Wag and Rover!—but the consumer impact is small. Instead of taking a number off […]

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Musings on innovation

Musings on innovation from Mark P. Mills: It’s not that disruption (possibly the second most over-used tech word, after “awesome”) isn’t wired into Silicon Valley’s ecosystem. But foundational economic and social transformations don’t come from making products to compete with cab or power companies; they come from basic research that radically advances our understanding of—and […]

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