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Benedict Evans
Trying to work out what's going on and what happens next. Curious. Easily bored. Single parent. Expat in San Francisco. .
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Benedict Evans 4h
Replying to @diemkay
They have always taken donations. Contactless is new. No-one caries cash.
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Liam Dillon 9h
. announces a $1 billion investment in housing in the Bay Area. Most interestingly, they plan to support the development of 15,000 homes on their own land
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Benedict Evans 6h
Replying to @gt
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Noah Smith 🐇 7h
Those econ theory papers showing that robots (can, can't) take people's jobs? Those studies saying "one third of jobs will be lost to automation"? Don't listen to em. They don't know what robots will do to jobs. No one does.
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Benedict Evans 8h
Replying to @GerryInvestment
We have a blog post.
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Benedict Evans 9h
Thinking about tech cycle lengths. 1975: First Apple 1995: WIndows 95 seals Microsoft’s victory. 1994: Netscape launched 2014: New MSFT CEO appointed, admits WIndows is now the legacy OS.
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Benedict Evans 10h
Old: “APIs are the new business development” New: “Smart contracts are the new APIs”
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Benedict Evans 10h
Tech has a version of the Emperor’s New Clothes problem: sometimes the emperor really IS wearing clothes, that some people in the crowd aren’t visionary/imaginative/crazy enough to see, and they don’t want to admit it, just in case. (I’d guess this applies in movies/music too)
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Benedict Evans 11h
(Except that there were 100m PCs on Earth in 1994 and 1.5bn or so now. They lost the dominance but sold a lot of copies of Windows for people to get online )
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Esther Webber 14h
Feels a long way from Peel's argument for "careful review of institutions, civil and ecclesiastical, undertaken in a friendly temper combining, with the firm maintenance of established rights, the correction of proved abuses"
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Benedict Evans 12h
Replying to @christianhern
Reliable counter-indicators.
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Benedict Evans 12h
Has anyone written a book calling for the US Department of Justice to break up Tencent?
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Benedict Evans 14h
Replying to @niubi
Hence blockchain. You’re not trusting him.
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Benedict Evans 14h
So funny that every London cab has a card terminal built in, but all the cabbies are using a smartphone pad instead because they get a better rate. OTT.
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Benedict Evans 16h
Thread: Facebook, blockchain, payments.
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Benedict Evans 18h
I clicked to find out why you would name a hospital after a sandwich.
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Nathan Baschez Jun 17
Wow, Clockwise looks awesome! (It's a "disk defragmenter for your time")
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Benedict Evans 19h
Replying to @theblastappceo
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