Day: April 3, 2021

The invention of NFTs was meant to give artists more control over their work, but that dream didn’t come true and only led to commercially exploitable hype (Anil Dash/The Atlantic)

Anil Dash / The Atlantic:The invention of NFTs was meant to give artists more control over their work, but that dream didn’t come true and only led to commercially exploitable hype  —  The only thing we’d wanted to do was ensure that artists could make some money and have control over their work. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210403/p12#a210403p12

A look at ransomware incidents targeting the manufacturing industry, which according to Trend Micro was the most targeted sector in Q3 2020, involving 150 firms (Sean Lyngaas/CyberScoop)

Sean Lyngaas / CyberScoop:A look at ransomware incidents targeting the manufacturing industry, which according to Trend Micro was the most targeted sector in Q3 2020, involving 150 firms  —  Halvor Molland was asleep on a brisk night in Oslo, Norway’s capital, two years ago when his phone rang around 3 a.m. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210403/p10#a210403p10

Gumroad’s CEO on the company’s first 10 years, competitors like Patreon and Substack, the rise of the creator economy, and how app store “taxes” stifle growth (Danny Konstantinovic/The Business …)

Danny Konstantinovic / The Business of Business:Gumroad’s CEO on the company’s first 10 years, competitors like Patreon and Substack, the rise of the creator economy, and how app store “taxes” stifle growth  —  When you visit Gumroad’s website, one of the first things you see is a simple promise.  —  “Gumroad makes it possible for …

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Analysis: average smartphone NAND flash capacity crossed 100GB for the first time in 2020; avg. capacity in iPhones was 140.9GB in Q4 ’20 vs. 95.7GB for Android (Brady Wang/Counterpoint Research)

Brady Wang / Counterpoint Research:Analysis: average smartphone NAND flash capacity crossed 100GB for the first time in 2020; avg. capacity in iPhones was 140.9GB in Q4 ’20 vs. 95.7GB for Android  —  NAND flash capacity has emerged as one of the most important considerations for consumers while purchasing a new smartphone. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210403/p5#a210403p5

How Facebook’s stance that it won’t ban posts unless they “cause imminent harm”, reversed in Feb. 2021, has led people to believe dangerous lies about COVID-19 (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:How Facebook’s stance that it won’t ban posts unless they “cause imminent harm”, reversed in Feb. 2021, has led people to believe dangerous lies about COVID-19  —  Mark Zuckerberg wanted to make his social network a reliable source about the pandemic. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210403/p3#a210403p3