Topic of the week

Universal Basic Income

Simultaneously, technology and information are radically reducing the cost of production and distribution of goods and services, and also reducing demand in many sectors of the labor force. Over time, continued automation may further reduce manufacturing & distribution costs, while continuing to reduce the need for human labor. While new jobs will certainly be created, we may ultimately see a massive net... ↓ expand

  • The Internet has its roots in decentralized design, which have been forgotten over the years.

  • I blog entirely about basic income and focus on frequently asked questions about the idea.

  • My take on the risks and rewards of early stage venture capital intertwined with stories of my own experience trying to launch bottle rockets as a youngster. Sometimes you get burned, but sometimes you launch one into the stratosphere.

  • Love the idea of an anti smartphone

    Since Jonathan's post last week on texting I have been thinking a lot about firefox OS and how that might power a different kind of mobile experience.

    #mobile #firefox os
  • Yesterday the NASDAQ ($QQQ) hit 5000. Hasn’t been here in 15 years. My friend Brian Lund had a nice write up about the differences between 2000 and 2015. The tech market hitting highs made me think about the other end of the market. The end where the company is just starting... ↓ expand
  • After a month of labor of's the most complete and public database of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency related companies.

    #blockchains #bitcoin
  • "There is a dichotomy in cryptocurrency. People believe the future is either fully decentralized or fully centralized. However, the reality is more like a spectrum."

    #blockchain #bitcoin
  • Extra points for the pun in the subheading: "How Anonymous Customization and Notifications are killing it"

    #mobile #identity #apps #onboarding
  • i wrote a quick post about this today. i think this is very interesting in a number of ways and listed a few of them

  • Yep

    #blockchains #bitcoin #security
  • "What’s to stop a community of drivers from partnering with a payment processor, integrating off-the-shelf dispatching technology, and going to market with the democratic version of these platforms? Is that like proposing a social networks be more open, which seems to have... ↓ expand
    #community-owned-applications #supporting-the-networked-labor-force
  • A series of blog posts regarding Algorithmic Trading. Excellent resource for daytraders wanting to automate their strategies.

  • We are launching a topic-based messenger, Trigger. Explore interesting content and discuss with your friends. The app lets you trigger multiple topic-based DMs making conversations more elegant. It also has a Reddit-like flow but for messaging.

  • A great writeup about how/why GitHub has become the force that it is today (network effects)

  • In order to boost sales  of your eCommerce business, follow these three secret tips as these tips can be useful for your business to grow more and increase profit!

    #magento blog #ecommerce
  • Recent report from UK about Citizen's Income

  • Matthew from Cloudflare on Net Neutrality

  • But the most interesting thing here is in its standalone forums, which represent the first time Disqus has hosted discussions away from its core widget. The first two forums are for fashion and movies; you can join any of the discussions there or create your own. It feels a bit... ↓ expand
  • Microsoft's new browser looks interesting.

  • #universal-basic-income
  • #culture-and-psychology-in-fundraising
  • Now-a-days, mobile commerce plays a very important role in making your business successful. For businesses of across the world, it is important that they adopt this trend otherwise they can risk their business. Go through this blog and know importance of mobile commerce in near... ↓ expand
    #mobile #ecommerce
  • Someone posted today a link about Tinder. I wanted to expand on my comments and talk about how Tinder is viewed among the IAC portfolio.

  • We the people petition for UBI is 55 signatures shy of its goal, w 3 weeks remaining

    #basic income #basic income guarantee #universal income