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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Big Tech’s Day of Antitrust Reckoning

Facebook and other tech giants have been “getting away with murder on privacy” and other abuses of the public trust, declared Tim Wu, Professor at Columbia Law School and author of the new book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in…

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Predictive Analytics White-Out at Lake Tahoe

It’s the mantra of big data and machine learning. The past predicts the future. But what if the future is a total departure from the past? In that case, does machine learning become really stupid about the present? To answer…

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Bump or Slump? What to Expect in 2019

The San Francisco Bay Area is not in a bump and not in a slump. We’re somewhere in the middle, above the national average of 3% GDP growth last year, after a massive tax cut, trillion-dollar deficits, and low interest…

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Night of Ideas and Tech

Bold intellectualism and philosophy lit up San Francisco this weekend on a French-inspired giant stage.  The Night of Ideas, sponsored by the French Embassy, MoMA, and the SF Public Library, featured a full slate of panels and performances by diverse…

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