France passes tax on tech firms despite US…

Image copyright AFP France has approved a digital services tax despite threats of retaliation by the US, which argues that it unfairly targets American tech giants. The 3% tax will be levied on sales generated…

Man as a Rationalist Animal

On Seeing Like a StateI Subconsciously or not, most of us presuppose malice behind failure. This goes doubly for historical failures, and quadruply for political failures. The daily form of this hisses about “corrupt politicians” (past and present),…

Shopify and the Power of Platforms

While I am (rightfully) teased about how often I discuss Aggregation Theory, there is a method to my madness, particularly over the last year: more and more attention is being paid to the power wielded…

alexellis/inlets

Expose your local endpoints to the Internet Intro inlets combines a reverse proxy and websocket tunnels to expose your internal and development endpoints to the public Internet via an exit-node. An exit-node may be a 5-10…

How Dark deploys code in 50ms

Speed of developer iteration is the single most important factor in how quickly a technology company can move. Unfortunately, modern applications work against us: our systems are required to be live updated, silently and without…

US investigates French plan to tax tech giants

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The new tax would target huge - mostly American - technology companies US President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on tech giants - a move…

Taboola, Outbrain and the Chum Supply Chain

Ranjan here, and today I'm talking Taboola and Outbrain. Most of my work in media has been on subscriptions and branded content, so I've never played in the depths of ad-tech darkness. But, I spent…