Steve Gillmor's Top Stories

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  1. When I’m Gone - Medium
    When I’m Gone Death is always a surprise. No one expects it. Not even terminal patients think they are going to die in a day or two. In a week, maybe. But only when this particular week is the next week. We are never ready. It is never the right...
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  2. In praise of unfairness
    The complaint in both cases was that of course smartphone sales are bigger than PCs, but that's unfair - the phone market is just much bigger than the PC market (and the devices are replaced every ~2 years where PCs are replaced every ~5 years)....
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  3. Technology and Strategy in Biotech, with Andi Karaboutis, Executive Vice President, Biogen
    Technology plays a foundational role in biotech and the pharmaceutical industry. In this episode, we discuss the intersection of technology and strategy with one of the industry's leading executives, who also happens to be a woman. Andi Karaboutis...
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  4. Chat - Core To The Promise Of Effortless Service
    Customers today simply want efficient, effortless service, and are increasingly using chat as a way to get to the information that they are seeking. Chat usage rates have risen in the past three years — from 38% in 2009 to 43% in 2012 to 58% in 2014....
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  5. New Tape Proves Cops Lied
    On the tape, you can clearly hear a female bystander shouting at the LAPD officer who’d stopped Rall for jaywalking to “take off his handcuffs.” She yells this twice. Officer Will Durr responds first with a “No, no, no … ” and then by whistling...
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