“They’ve got this great stuff sitting in the can that they can’t use.” So you want to kickstarter a Republican ad? Have we got a new superPAC site for you…
Change.org is revising their data collection to capture more information about voters—so they can better target elected officials, not just companies.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Tech coops are on the rise in Silicon Valley.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
Do you use Facebook Messenger? Maybe you want to turn off the location data. Or maybe you’re a really big Harry Potter fan, in which case, don’t.
Finnish computer scientists write an algorithm that can compose rap lyrics. What’s up with that, West Coast?
h/t to reader & friend of the blog, Matt Richards, for this new website, which tracks robotics projects in the developing world.
What’s Going on in the Workforce?
A lesson about what happened to working class America, through the lens of Windows and Onions.
Interesting debate about whether we need to create a new legal class of workers that are neither independent contractors nor traditional employees.
Hospital bots deliver pills, linens, food and more.
The first test of Uber’s self-driving car has been spotted in Pittsburgh.
Here’s Tesla’s principal software engineer, making the case that this time, it really IS different, when it comes to technological unemployment.
Al-Jazeera has a new two-part documentary series out about The Tech Threat—watch it here.