Apple has quietly moved the goalposts again, this time to impose its own social login service on developers. It’s talking about giving users choice, and offering a more secure way of doing what Facebook and Google have been doing for years, but is that all it’s about?
Reading through the documents released by the U.S. Judiciary Committee, I’m struck by how early we lost the war on walled gardens. I take a deeper dive and see where it all went wrong
Apple is behaving badly when it comes to how it bamboozles users into signing up for its services Music and TV+. It’s another example of what I call a “technopoly” — abusing its position in the ecosystem to change the rules when it applies to its own products and services.
Another Apple product I’m unlikely to purchase — a smartwatch. I don’t need more screens to look at frankly, but I doff my smartcap to the company for the way they’ve usurped an industry that already existed and then doubled it. This approach has some parallels to the AirPod strategy, which I looked at before : take a market… Read More »
This piece was written for the BBC World Service’s Business Daily. This year is going to be an interesting one, but in technology it’s going to be particularly so. Social media is going to see some reverses, as users start to wake up to the compromises they make in sharing information with companies, governments and the world. But… Read More »