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Biden Boys Bear Down on Big Tech With Big Unfriendly Bear Hugs (Republican Prepare Their Own Beat Downs)

In Chapter 14, The Social Ministries,” I make the point that Big Social Media has earned itself no friends in Washington D.C. despite the boatloads of PAC and campaign donations showered on both political parties. From both sides of the aisle, their  ROI on their investment has been paltry. In 2018, the left wing, represented by Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Corey Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, and other progressive presidential candidates called for all the social media giants and Amazon to either be broken up or heavily regulated. The FTC’s Democrats were ready to disembowel Facebook. The right wing wasn’t

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Return of the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys

The phrase “cheese eating surrender monkeys” first entered the main lexicon of American English just before the beginning of the second Iraq war courtesy of the ever-running The Simpsons cartoon series.  France’s reputation for toughness has never recovered from that whole WWII-breakout-in-the-Ardennes-Forest thing and when the country declined to join the forces preparing to invade Iraq post 9/11, “surrender monkey” became a popular meme which makes the teeth of every Frenchmen grind. Thus, it was with some surprise that I found myself writing admiringly of the courage of the French as Jeff Bezos and his merry band of monopolists/monopolists attempted

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I, Chatbot

Company Profile Company name: Enterprise Bot   Years in business: Founded in October 2016 Locations: 30 clients and employs 77 people split between Switzerland and India Number of employees: 77 Principal management: Pranay Jain CEO, Pranay Jain is the co-founder and CEO of Enterprise Bot. Originally from Pune, he studied business at Bentley University in the United States and developed a strong interest in information technology during his internship. His work with AI caught British multinational Barclays’ attention, and the bank invited him and his team, Co-founder Ravina Mutha and Co-founder and CTO Sandeep Jayasankar to a hackathon in Mumbai which tasked them with creating an effective

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The New “Hate Speech” is “Misinformation”

Everyone claims to love the First Amendment and well they should, because the FA is the most significant political concept since the Greeks developed the concept of democratic government. And considering what happened to Socrates, the First Amendment has been better implemented. When judging nations, the FA is the gold standard for separating first rate nations from the second rate. If your country adheres to U.S. standards of freedom of speech, you’re first rate. Like to throw nursing mothers into jail because they won’t call a guy (biologically) a gal? Second rate. (Sorry, Mother England. You didn’t seem to learn

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NFTs: Monetizing the Moment

Athon Slotkin, The Shadow CEO A sample NBA Top Shot digital sample playing card Dean Christensen. When not creating art, he plays for the amateur basketball team “The Brooklyn Eyebleeds” Profile Info: Company names The Stealth CEO Dapper Labs: Years in business: January, 2021. Principal management:  Athon Slotkin: Athon has earned the title of “The Shadow CEO” by working with thousands of businesses to adjust business strategy, see the big picture, make innovative brand or financial moves, and pivot accordingly to market developments. He is currently working with several startups on the NFT market. https://athanslotkin.com  Roham Gharegozlou: Roham is the

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It Absolutely Will Not Stop, Ever, Until It…Closes You

Chad Burmesiter, CEO, ScaleX Company Profile Info Company name: ScaleX, Inc. Years in business: Three. Location(s:) Virtual. #empolyees: Five. Principal management: Chad Burmeister, CEO, Rich Blakeman, CRO. Revenue % growth over last year: 85%. Primary business successes to date: 100+ clients Primary sales model (direct, indirect. telemarketing, etc):Direct and indirect model (15 resellers growing to 50 by June 20, 2021) Average size of sale. $6,000 to $50,000 Primary marketing methods.  ScaleX uses our own outreach technologies – data + digital (email, social, paid-ads, warm introductions) and dials (using agent-assisted dials). Contact Info Website:  www.scalex.ai  Email : [email protected] Twitter: chad_burmeister Introduction

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Mac OS heads towards the sunset…

Quoted from Apple Legend Jean Louis Gassee Last quarter, Mac represented a little less than 8% of Apple’s revenue, while iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) amounted to more than 67% of the company’s $92B for the Xmas period. That disparity translates to about 2M apps for iOS and less than 10% of that number for macOS. Understandably, app developers are much more interested in iOS than in macOS, something that could slow the ARM-ed Mac transition. Mythical man-month fallacies aside, where would a rational app developer invest months of engineering resources? Read more at: https://www.deepnews.ai/digest/

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One Market That’s Enjoying the WuFlu

New research by Atlas VPN has revealed that VPN usage in Italy increased by 112% during the last week. The data was derived from their 50,000 weekly users and the chart prepared by the team illustrates total COVID-19 cases and VPN usage growth for the period (March 9th to 15th, 2020). The research reveals, that: VPN usage in Italy grew by 112%. VPN usage in the US grew by 53%. VPN usage in Iran grew by 38%. VPN usage in Russia grew by 36%. VPN usage in Spain grew by 36%. To see the full report, please click here.

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MEET THE EDITORS AND EXPERTS

Rick Chapman

Find out more about Rick’s latest book, the latest edition of In Search of Stupidity: Over 40 Years of High-Tech Marketing Disasters.

John Miller

John has been working in the IT industry since the 1980’s firstly as a Sales and Marketing Director including Techex a global distribution company, Olivetti, Norsk Data and Intergraph

He was a founder member of Delta Channel Services  back in 1995 and has since visited over 40 countries consulting, speaking at channel conferences and delivering training workshops

John has launched several SaaS based business, a Non Executive Director to several start ups and is based in the UK