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The vaccine passport debate is making me feel more and more like a Casandra. 😩 I've been warning about this stuff for nearly a year, but no one wants to listen. *sigh* pando.com/2020/08/12/sil…K thedailybeast.com/vaccine-passpo…9 wired.com/story/opinion-…H
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This is something that's been on my mind a lot lately: I wrote about some of the issues that this mindset leads to: unrealistic expectations about space exploration taken to the extreme, for example: pando.com/2020/11/09/tec…
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The spread of coronavirus has increased the demand for robots - and business leaders are already thinking about the next pandemic. In order to be successful, we must use robots to contribute to work that humans find meaningful. pando.com/2021/03/26/pan…
A short take from me on why @sarahoconnor_ is right. There are plenty of bright ideas for humanely integrating robots into the workforce. What's the problem, then? It's that solving political economy problems fundamentally requires changing power dynamics! pando.com/2021/03/26/pan…
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"For many, this past year has been a time of unprecedented pain and loss...in-person and online, the world hangs heavy with grief." I'm so grateful to everyone who spoke with me for this story that captures just a piece of this experience. pando.com/2021/03/22/thi…
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For many, this past year has been a time of unprecedented pain and loss. Those already acquainted with these experiences now find them amplified everywhere they turn. Both in-person and online, the world hangs heavy with grief. pando.com/2021/03/22/thi…
Both Apple and Google have now cut their app store fees for developers Steam:
"I think this is a step in the right direction to bring some authenticity to the online and digital media space," says @hunrharrison. "We are in the early stages with NFTs, and a lot can happen...but that's one of the things that I'm most excited about." pando.com/2021/03/15/hyp…
Moxie is a new companion robot for kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. It costs close to $1,700, and seeks to revolutionize child-rearing by focusing on the development of often-overlooked emotional intelligence. pando.com/2021/03/11/wil…
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"Everydays - The First 5000 Days" is an NFT by @beeple. It just sold for $69 million at @ChristiesInc...
Moxie is a new companion robot for kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. It costs close to $1,700, and seeks to revolutionize child-rearing by focusing on the development of often-overlooked emotional intelligence. pando.com/2021/03/11/wil…
“I realised social media isn't that good really for expanding your social network, it's more about consuming media from people you've probably already met in your life." “So many current social networks are just doomscrolling time killers.” pando.com/2021/03/10/chi…
Amazon warehouse workers' campaign against one of the world's most powerful - and most anti-union - corporations has captured public imagination, and inspired young activists, in a way that hasn't happened in almost a century. pando.com/2021/03/05/ama…
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Amazon warehouse workers' campaign against one of the world's most powerful - and most anti-union - corporations has captured public imagination, and inspired young activists, in a way that hasn't happened in almost a century. pando.com/2021/03/05/ama…
Petition for the "undo" label to be replaced with "are you sure it's a good idea to tweet that?" twitter.com/wongmjane/stat…
Last week the UK Supreme Court finally agreed that Uber drivers are workers, rather than self-employed independent contractors. @JeremiasPrassl and @abicadams discuss what this ruling means for the future of the gig economy. pando.com/2021/03/04/beg…
Α month ago Don Βutler hopped on board a modular pontoon boat with four other guys for a ride along the Knoxville side of the Tennessee river. It was a sweet day; cloudy, but balmy... pando.com/2021/03/02/wor…
"34% of teens are currently unbanked, only 21 states teach personal finance content in school, college students are graduating with an average of $5,000 in credit card debt, $30,000 in student loans and pay roughly $350 in fees each year" - @CJMacDonald, co-founder at @step
Schools aren't teaching young people anything about personal finance...so they're learning about it through 60-second TikTok videos instead. Thanks to @step co-founder & CEO @CJMacDonald, & millennial money coach @herfirst100K for your insights on this. pando.com/2021/03/01/ban…
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"9.6 million people visited the Louvre in Paris in 2019. 95 million photos are uploaded to Instagram every day. Even when we do go into art galleries, we’re taking photographs." @veritybabbsart on why face filters are a great leveller of access to art. pando.com/2021/02/24/fac…
“Contrary to the requirements of behavior demanded by global labor standards, @amazon is conducting an aggressive union-busting campaign in Bessemer” Alabama. @RWDSU pando.com/2021/02/17/ama…
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For more info on today's UK Supreme Court ruling in particular, here's a great analysis by Jeremias 👇twitter.com/JeremiasPrassl…k
Here's a post from May 2020 by @JeremiasPrassl discussing the importance of gig worker rights - for all of us. pando.com/2020/05/27/gig…
The UK Supreme Court just ruled that @Uber drivers are workers, not self-employed. Uber lost the battle, and drivers must now be classified as workers and receive minimum wage and holiday pay. This ruling will have far-reaching implications for millions in the gig economy.
tired: giving clubhouse access to your phone contacts wired: giving clubhouse access to your tinder matches twitter.com/eshita/status/…
In this week's episode of Apple flops (there were a few) is the QuickTake 100. It cost $749, and you could take up to eight 0.3-megapixel images before you had to plug it into your Mac to look at your photos. It was sold between 1994 and 1997.
"To date, we have seen a long-running and profound mismatch between Amazon’s public commitment to global labor and human rights standards and how the company behaves in practice when workers try to form a union." pando.com/2021/02/17/ama…
At first glance, these look unnervingly similar to Covid-19 infection curves - but they're actually graphs by @chartrdaily showing Google search volume for social media platforms over the years. Why has Reddit yet to peak? And what has led to Twitter's resurgence? 🤔R
Throwback to the 'Anna Kournikova computer worm', sent out by 20 y/o Dutch programmer Jan de Wit in 2001. The attachment was disguised as a pic of a famous tennis player, but it contained a malicious programme that forwarded itself to everyone in the victim's address book.
Microsoft trying to become relevant again by replacing pinning with clipping twitter.com/Techmeme/statu…
So it turns out that Tesla’s $1.5 billion bitcoin purchase clashes with its environmental aspirations
Actual footage of Facebook coming up with new features
Why would one spill their own blood on YouTube? I take a deep dive into what looks to many like a blood cult, but is actually a very concerning blood ritual pando.com/2021/02/09/mee… at @PandoDaily
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Does anyone actually own one of these things?
25 years ago, Apple tried to break into the console market with the Apple Bandai Pippin. It's consistently rated as one of Apple's biggest ever flops, due to a combination of awful performance, poor controls, and bad games.
"Blood Over Intent" (BOI) refers to a specific satanic ritual, and the belief system behind it. It has strong links to conspiracy theories - especially the flat earth movement. Practitioners have been posting their rituals on YouTube since around 2013. pando.com/2021/02/09/mee…
Waking up every morning and checking Twitter to see which cryptocurrency Elon Musk has decided to jump on today
In May 2020, Clubhouse was valued at $100M In January 2021, it was valued at over $1B
You can read the full article by the Director of Labor and Employment Studies at San Francisco State University, John Logan, here: pando.com/2021/02/05/bri…
👉For 15 years, Morgan Lewis was the Trump Organization’s favorite law firm Time will tell if Morgan Lewis will play a critical role in determining the outcome of the historic union vote at Bessemer.
👉Morgan Lewis has defended Amazon in lawsuits alleging that it discriminated against pro-Black Lives Matters employees 👉Morgan Lewis has represented Big Tech and influential anti-union organizations before the NLRB
👉Morgan Lewis has a background in fighting unions at Amazon 👉Morgan Lewis has represented Amazon in lawsuits filed by workers who claim they were cheated out of wages & benefits 👉Morgan Lewis has defended Amazon against allegations of inadequate Covid-19 safety precautions
👉Morgan Lewis attorneys have advocated using delaying tactics, opposing mail-in ballots, and bargaining unit manipulation, tactics clearly in evidence in the Bessemer campaign 👉Morgan Lewis had extensive links to the anti-union Trump NLRB
Here are a few things to know about Morgan Lewis, Amazon’s anti-union law firm at Bessemer, Alabama: 👉Morgan Lewis has a long history of opposing unionization 👉Morgan Lewis attorneys have extensive expertise fighting unions in NLRB elections
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