Facebook and WhatsApp are not just flawed they are downright dangerous

Facebook and WhatsApp are not just flawed they are downright dangerous
by Vivek Wadhwa on 09-17-2018 at 7:00 am

Facebook’s woes are spreading globally, first from the U.S., then to Europe and now in Asia. A study by researchers at the University of Warwick in the U.K. has conclusively established that Facebook has been fanning the flames of hatred in Germany. The study found that the rich and the poor, the educated and the uneducated, and those… Read More


Maybe it is time to #DeleteWhatsApp

Maybe it is time to #DeleteWhatsApp
by Vivek Wadhwa on 04-22-2018 at 7:00 am

WhatsApp differentiates itself from Facebook by touting its privacy and end-to-end encryption. “Some of your most personal moments are shared with WhatsApp”, it says, so “your messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents, and calls are secured from falling into the wrong hands”. A WhatsApp founder expressed… Read More


Is Facebook causing the end of happiness?

Is Facebook causing the end of happiness?
by Vivek Wadhwa on 04-15-2018 at 7:00 am

For the past 30 years, most of us around the globe have welcomed modern technology with few questions and fewer reservations. We have treated each new product as a “solution” and paid little attention to its accompanying problems.

The past six months, though, has seen a rapid change of opinion in the United States, Read More


Network vs. Platform

Network vs. Platform
by Sudeep Kanjilal on 09-25-2016 at 7:00 am

So, how do we define these terms? What is the core difference? Why does it matter – what is the implication on business models? And finally, which firms today embody these models?

First, the basics. Digital business models are inherently exponential in terms of value generation. Data drives powerful flywheel effect, and these … Read More