Platform capitalism with Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin
This week: we interview Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow, authors of Chokepoint Capitalism, about how platforms capture value in creative markets.
Can regulators think like Google?
People are looking to governments to protect them against the undemocratic power wielded by internet platforms.
Musk and the freedom to tweet (absolutely anything)
As a vehement Twitter critic and free speech absolutist, what does Elon Musk want to do as Twitter's largest shareholder?
New York Times gets Wordle
This week: we discuss the economics and business behind the New York Times’ decision to buy popular internet game Wordle.
Facebook relaunches itself as Meta in a clear bid to dominate the metaverse
Facebook’s parent company is now called Meta, as part of its move to embrace the metaverse.
What Spotify is doing to podcasts on The Future, This Week
The podcast about podcasts: how Spotify’s ambitions might change podcasts forever.
Here’s what the High Court decision means for your favourite Facebook pages
Today’s ruling may inspire many social media account managers to more tightly restrict comments — or, where possible, switch them off completely.
Facebook’s failure to pay attention to non-English languages is allowing hate speech to flourish
What does Facebook need to do to strengthen enforcement of their community standards to protect persecuted minorities?
Breaking the internet (badly)
Fastly and Akamai are major internet companies most of us don’t need to know about, but what happens when they go down?
AirTags and suburban retrofitting on The Future, This Week
This week: Apple’s AirTag release raises platform competition issues, and the trend of suburban retrofitting changes what suburbs are for.