• The True Cost of the iPhone
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    The True Cost of the iPhone

    This video is sponsored by Brilliant! The first 200 to use the link in the description get 20% off the annual subscription. 2018 was a rollercoaster year for Apple. In August, its stock hit two-hundred and seven dollars, making it the first trillion dollar company in history. Then, in a dramatic few months, it lost $450 billion as Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet passed it by. And for the first time in fifteen years, the company announced it would make less money than expected. The problem? Fewer people buying iPhones. The reasons are many: China’s slowing economy, sticker shock, market saturation. But there’s also another big factor: Apple has a new…

  • Why Bing Isn’t a Failure (& the Future of the Internet)
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    Why Bing Isn’t a Failure (& the Future of the Internet)

    Here’s something you’ve never, ever heard before: “Hey, good question, you should Bing it” Okay, maybe once. But, except maybe as a punchline, nobody uses Bing. Microsoft has tried, and tried, and tried again, They redesigned the website, spent millions advertising a pun making Google look better, even paid people to use it. And yet, a decade later, Bing is still Bing. So, at this point, why not just abandon the project? Well, because Bing isn’t actually a failure. Far from it. It’s a story of data, and control, and, ultimately, the future of the internet. In 2012, CEO Steve Ballmer announced Bing was finally a real contender. He said…