10 Wacky Tech Predictions for 2017

Published on Author Eli Fennell

1) Twitter finally acquired by 11-year old Jenny McIntyre of Dulles, Virginia in exchange for all her lunch money for 1-year. Miss McIntyre’s resume includes running a profitable lemonade stand and babysitting neighborhood children. Her pragmatic approach to business is expected to be a breath of fresh air for the company. Investor confidence increases, pushing… Continue reading 10 Wacky Tech Predictions for 2017

On Being the Product, Not the Customer

Published on Author Eli Fennell

We live in a world of free internet services.  Of course, we know that most of these “free” services aren’t really free, they’re ad supported or bundled with other paid services.  There is no question we will surrender privacy for the benefits of these services.  We were doing this long before the web existed.  The… Continue reading On Being the Product, Not the Customer

The Facebook-Instagram Shotgun Wedding

Published on Author Eli Fennell

You may know, by now, that Facebook has acquired Instagram, the social photo editing and sharing app for iOS and Android, for a cool billion dollars.  Some see this as a brilliant move, but I think it more resembles a move of desperation, possibly combined with some skillful bidding inflation by Google.  Instagram creates a… Continue reading The Facebook-Instagram Shotgun Wedding