Web3, Ransomware Attacks, Facebook and Apple Woes Defined Tech’s 2021

With the dawn of a new year approaching, let’s look back at what’s changed in the world of tech over the past 12 months. In my role as the Senior Editor for Technology and Science at Flipboard, I’m always paying attention to emerging story trends impacting the industry. Since 2018, I’ve analyzed the headlines to… Continue reading Web3, Ransomware Attacks, Facebook and Apple Woes Defined Tech’s 2021

Google Challenges Amazon’s Product Search Dominance With New Shopping Graph

An illustration of Google's shopping guide feature the company announced at its 2021 developer conference. (Credit: Google)

Amid all the flurry of news Google announced at its 2021 I/O developer conference, one thing stood out to me: the launch of the Shopping Graph. The announcement may not be as glamorous as, say, Android 12, but its importance isn’t to be ignored. While Google is putting forth the full power of its search… Continue reading Google Challenges Amazon’s Product Search Dominance With New Shopping Graph

No More Cash Cow: Google’s Dominance In Advertising May Be On Shaky Ground With Amazon’s Entry

Just a little more than a decade ago, an entrepreneur named Jeff Bezos started a company called Cadabra. It quickly became rebranded as Amazon focused on Web commerce. For the past few years, though, it’s been slowly evolving to a point where it’s becoming more media-focused and today is showing signs that it’s ready to… Continue reading No More Cash Cow: Google’s Dominance In Advertising May Be On Shaky Ground With Amazon’s Entry

Bloggers may be influencers but don’t decide things for you

I write this blog post as a reaction to the Social Media Club Question of the Week in which they ask a simple question that requires something more than a blog post: Are bloggers responsible for getting the facts right? This isn’t necessarily a straightforward “yes” or “no” question because bloggers are supposed to be… Continue reading Bloggers may be influencers but don’t decide things for you