Metaverses grapple with Meta versus Apple

Hello readers, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about Apple and crypto. This week, we’re talking about Apple clashing with Meta over their metaverse taxes. After sending out hundreds of…

Facebook isn’t growing anymore

The biggest social network in the world isn’t getting any bigger. Meta posted its fourth quarter earnings Wednesday, sharing financials that disappointed Wall Street enough to send its stock into a nose dive. Shares of…

How ‘feature bloat’ is driving the chip shortage

What if the auto industry’s best solution to the chip shortage was not simply making more chips? Suppose we instead got a handle on what might be called “feature bloat” — the tendency, fueled by…

Cheugiest tech moments of 2021

Technology has come a long way in 2021. There’s widespread mRNA vaccines! An asteroid-deflecting space mission! A very powerful laptop with a very controversial notch! But it’s unfortunately easier to think about the cringiest moments of…

Our cloud complexity bias may be hurting business

I was listening to my podcast feed again this weekend, and beyond the true crime shows, I did listen to something more work related. The question asked on this episode was a profound one, not…

The decline of Heroku

Heroku has long been held up as the gold-standard platform as a service (PaaS) for software developers to easily deploy their code without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure, while others see it as…