Good luck with your Thanksgiving family tech support, everybody!
11/13/2017: 5G’s Economic Prospects: Flexibility and Fuzziness, FierceWireless
Researching this piece about possible business models for 5G wireless helped inform me about story angles I’ll want to look into over the next few years. As with my past work for Fierce’s e-book bundles, you’ll have to cough up an e-mail address to read this one.
11/13/2017: Comcast + NBCUniversal Produces Mixed Bag, FierceCable
Disclosure: Comcast’s purchase of NBCUniversal has benefited me directly, in the form of Comcast PR inviting me to NBCUniversal movie screenings in D.C.
11/13/2017: How Apple sold me on buying a Windows laptop, Yahoo Finance
An angle I didn’t have room to address in this post: Windows 10’s “tablet mode” represents a long-delayed fulfillment of the promise of Windows XP’s watching-not-creating Media Center interface.
11/14/2017, Barry Diller says big media will be ‘serfs on the land’ of tech giants, Yahoo Finance
The media mogul’s pessimistic assessment of traditional media’s future was an easy sell from the Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle conference in San Francisco.
11/17/2017: You should still use the iPhone X’s Face ID even though hackers say they beat it, Yahoo Finance
I’ve written a few posts over the past year or two on the theme of “security nihilism”–the unhelpful belief of many infosec types that if a defensive measure can’t protect you from the most experienced and motivated attackers, then it’s worthless. Maybe this was more persuasive than the others?
11/16/2017: Technical and Human Solutions to Problematic Behaviors, Family Online Safety Institute
I moderated this panel at FOSI’s conference about ways to deal with people being jerks online. My thanks to TeenSafe’s Tracy Bennett, Verizon’s Ginelle Brown, Twitter’s Patricia Cartes and the Born This Way Foundation’s Rachel Martin for making me sound smarter on the subject on a day when I had to function on about four hours of sleep after a fuel leak forced my flight back from SFO to divert to Denver, after which I didn’t land at Dulles until after 1 a.m.