‘Like, Comment, Subscribe’ Details YouTube’s Existential Struggles, Creator Frustrations

Many books have been written about tech’s biggest platforms. From Hatching Twitter to How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars, Elon Musk, Super Pumped, No Filter, and An Ugly Truth, deep reporting provides readers with an inside look into the influence of these firms. But one platform largely remained ignored by book authors, until now:… Continue reading ‘Like, Comment, Subscribe’ Details YouTube’s Existential Struggles, Creator Frustrations

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

Qualcomm Writes 5G’s Next Chapter With New Chips, Previews Key CES Theme

Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon at the company's 2019 Snapdragon Summit in Maui, Hawaii (photo credit: Qualcomm)

Like the “chicken-and-egg” metaphor, many are wondering when 5G will start to take off. Carriers such as T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T have added support to their respective networks but there are few phones currently 5G-enabled. And for those that can take advantage of the new speed, there are caveats—it’s anything but a perfect system… Continue reading Qualcomm Writes 5G’s Next Chapter With New Chips, Previews Key CES Theme