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Tech, mobile & media. Trying to work out what's going on, and what happens next. @a16z

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Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
5g doesnt make your home dsl faster and your home broadband will remain faster than 5g for most people its jus
5G doesn’t make your home DSL faster. And your home broadband will remain faster than 5G for most people. It’s just another pipe.
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
hermes faces a long slow demise for the 195 necktie
Hermes Faces a Long, Slow Demise for the $195 Necktie https://t.co/BomLl9fYJH
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
i suspect a lot of what looks like creepy targeting facebook is listening to my conversations is actually a li
I suspect a lot of what looks like creepy targeting (‘Facebook is listening to my conversations!’) is actually a little like thinking astrology gets things right: people remember the things that happened to be right and forget the things that weren’t
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
me ive just been reading about rolex and now my instagram feed is full of watches creepy me 10 seconds later b
Me: ‘I’ve just been reading about Rolex and now my Instagram feed is full of watches. Creepy. 😡
Me 10 seconds later: ...” because lots of people I follow are at Baselworld” 🤦🏻‍♂️
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
idly occurs to me that the cairo genizah would be a great place to apply machine learning
Idly occurs to me that the Cairo Genizah would be a great place to apply machine learning https://t.co/mxpE67WNNv
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
this is not a new observation but i love how many app store reviews for restaurant and hotel listings apps her
This is not a new observation, but I love how many App Store reviews for restaurant and hotel listings apps (here, TripAdvisor) are actually reviews of random restaurants and hotels.
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
maybe this is the new youll walk past a starbucks and your phone will detect your location and send you a coup
@LaurenGoode Maybe this is the new ‘you’ll walk past a Starbucks and your phone will detect your location and send you a coupon for a free coffee’
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
the best thing about following norman foster on instagram is his wardrobe
The best thing about following Norman Foster on Instagram is his wardrobe.
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
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Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
wondering if the psychology of a paid newsletter is stronger than that for a paid blog perhaps because youre a
Wondering if the psychology of a paid newsletter is stronger than that for a paid blog. Perhaps because you’re always getting ther product in your inbox, instead of having to remember to go to the site.

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Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
i run the innovation lab its like were a startup but inside a big company
“I run the innovation lab. It’s like we’re a startup, but inside a big company.” https://t.co/q3m7XysPNn
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Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
image the pixar render farm in 1995 half of an iphone
Image: the Pixar render farm in 1995. Half of an iPhone.
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
the global sms system does around 20bn messages a day whatsapp is now doing 42bn with 57 engineers
The global SMS system does around 20bn messages a day. WhatsApp is now doing 42bn. With 57 engineers.
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
what do we want natural language processing when do we want it sorry when do we want what
WHAT DO WE WANT?
Natural language processing!
WHEN DO WE WANT IT?
Sorry, when do we want what?
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
google search for medical bankruptcy by region
Google search for ‘medical bankruptcy’ by region
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
a key premise for the next decade it s easier for software to enter other industries than for other industries
A key premise for the next decade: it's easier for software to enter other industries than for other industries to hire software people
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
its important to know how to say i dont know i dont have a view thats not my field or you would know better th
It’s important to know how to say ‘I don’t know’, ‘I don’t have a view’, ‘that’s not my field’, or ‘you would know better than me’.
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
sometimes i missing living in a country where the rule of law applies
Sometimes I missing living in a country where the rule of law applies. https://t.co/gP2FVXfHb2
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
russia today
Russia today.
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
i have a theory that all the silicon valley kids being sent on stem courses and coding camps aged 3 will grow
I have a theory that all the Silicon Valley kids being sent on STEM courses and coding camps aged 3 will grow up to be poets or philosophers out of pure rebellion
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