I am a founder and CEO at SignalRank, a data driven technology company. I publish a weekly newsletter – That Was The Week – on Substack. The posts here are pulled from it. I also have a video podcast with Andrew Keenthat accompanies it each week. You can see the full catalogue on AnchorSpotify , Youtubeand Apple Podcasts. And I am a regular guest on Steve Gillmor’s The Gillmor Gang.

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Newsletter Podcast

Venture Capital Deep Dive

By Keith Teare • Issue #274 • View online This week a far deeper dive into the changing world of venture capital, and a video essay by @kteare to accompany a great selection of writers from across the venture ecosystem Let’s go on a journey into the obscure world of venture capital. This has been bubbling under for quite some time now in That Was The Week. With Andrew Keen traveling it seemed like a perfect week to pull things together and do a face to camera video essay on the topic. The catalyst was the wide range of exceptional writing by Jack

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The App Store War

South Korea Hits Apple and Google Where it Hurts By Keith Teare • Issue #272 • View online Apple agrees to modify App Store rules in Japan in a week where South Korea passes a law forcing Apple and Google to create a billing back-door for developers who want to avoid paying for carriage. It is incredible how silly we humans can be and how short our memories are. The first iPhone emerged in 2007 and the first Android phone in 2008–9. Apple’s App Store debuted in July 2008, Google’s Play Store in August 2008, branded as Android Market. The software business before that

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Money is Changing

By Keith Teare • Issue #271 • View online Money is changing. Machine Learning is broken. China is winning foreign investment. Apple is becoming a spy and venture capital is exploding in all directions. Another That Was The Week. David Marcus heads up Facebook’s journey into digital wallets, stable coins, and payments infrastructure. The journey so far has taken him far from his starting point, but he has not lost his taste for a big vision that in my opinion would represent a net plus for most of us on the planet. Having initially made the error of too closely aligning Facebook with

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Facebook and Afghanistan

As Kabul collapsed and the Taliban took over, Facebook decided to try and remove any Taliban-related content. Good or Bad? By Keith Teare • Issue #270 • View online Contents Editorial The reaction in social media to the failed “nation building” exercise in Afghanistan has focused on the details of the departure of the US and UK presence and the speed of the Taliban advance. It has largely sought to blame President Biden for poor tactics whilst embracing his larger point that the entire US episode was a mistake from day one and was always unwinnable. To a large degree, there is nothing

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Don’t Underestimate China

This week we do a deep dive into how China’s tech sector is building replacements for many US-sourced technology products and seeking true independence from the US as a supplier. Contents Editorial My Master’s thesis, way back in 1980, focused on the economic certainty that no empire can avoid being replaced by the next upstart. Capitalism is relentless in enabling money to flow, across borders, to whoever can produce the needs of humanity most efficiently. For the past two decades, that money has been flowing to China and the pace has been accelerating. This inevitable trend, experienced by the UK

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Universal Income – Its time has come

The Covid-19 crisis has accelerated a trend towards a workless society 30 April 2020, Palo Alto, California I am now the founder of UBI Network (ubinetwork.org). We are developing a way to distribute Universal Income to all citizens, globally. For those unfamiliar with me I was previously founder at EasyNet (the first European consumer Internet Provider); RealNames (the first multi-lingual web address system) and Archimedes Labs (his Palo Alto based accelerator/incubator). UBI Network will seek funding, but for now we need volunteers in various fields. Engineering (Full Stack, Blockchain, Android, iOS, Desktop, DAO experience); Product Development and Management, PR, Policy,

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