Sebastian recently graduated from the University of St Andrews where, in quiet moments between surf trips, he studied the philosophy of technology.
Wednesday 28 September 2022
Why big tech is breaking into healthcare
Since the pandemic began, the tech states have accelerated their investment in healthcare â€“Â developing wearables, driving breakthroughs and acquiring whole businesses.
Friday 23 September 2022
Big little budget
Whatâ€™s in Kwasi Kwartengâ€™s â€śmini budgetâ€ť? And will it have the impact itâ€™s meant to? The experts are sceptical.
Wednesday 21 September 2022
The endless scrolls and the battle for short-form video
Last week Facebook reassigned its â€śproduct experimentationâ€ť division to focus exclusively on one thing: short-form video.Â
Wednesday 14 September 2022
Non-fungible abuse material â€“ the â€śdisaster situationâ€ť for NFTs
The NFT space is rife with harmful and explicit content, which â€“ as per the function of NFTs â€“ can never be deleted. While Microsoft bans them, Meta embraces them.
Wednesday 17 August 2022
Is Meta collapsing?
Itâ€™s not looking good for Mark Zuckerbergâ€™s company
Wednesday 3 August 2022
A decade in the shade?
For the first time ever, the combined revenue of major technology companies is falling. Could this be the beginning of the end for some of the tech states?
Wednesday 27 July 2022
The beauty and the waste
The beauty of Appleâ€™s design is at risk â€“ it has lost a legendary designer and is locked in battle over unsightly charging cables
Wednesday 8 June 2022
The Big Tech Short: for how long can investors win on big losses?
Some bold investors have bet against Big Tech. Are they in for a windfall?
Wednesday 20 April 2022
Battle in Staten Island
Amazon is trying to stop its workers unionising. Why?
Wednesday 13 April 2022
Banning big money
In the US, politicians are big on investing in big tech. That might be about to change
Wednesday 6 April 2022
Meta â€śastroturfedâ€ť TikTok
Is Metaâ€™s campaign to disparage TikTok a legitimate public affairs strategy? Or an unethical smear campaign, typical of Metaâ€™s playbook for dealing with rivals?
Tuesday 8 February 2022
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Sensemaker: Billion-dollar bet
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Thursday 22 July 2021
Colombiaâ€™s AI Strategy
Alexandra Mousavizadeh and Sebastian Hervas-Jones spoke to Victor Munoz, Director of the Administrative Department of the Presidency of Colombia, and Armando Guio, IADB consultant in AI policy. Here is a summary of what was discussed