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1

We really shouldn't be surprised that Google has turned their search engine into an ad engine. This is the basic, predictable playbook of monopoly power. Once the quality of the product stops mattering, because all competition has been vanquished, you raise prices. This is it.

2

"There's an app for that" because developers built those! They didn't appear out of thin air.

3

The best part of working on defeating spy pixels in emails is when whistleblowers inside app and marketing companies send me reports on how to block their products too.

4

Quickest way to spot an enterprisey software company? They can't just sell products, they must sell "solutions".

5

When looking at company software options, like for video chat, I'd love a browser plugin that would instantly tell me how a company I'm looking at was funded. I have no interest in signing up for a VC-backed option that's likely going to be shut down, sold, or IPO in X time.

6

Electron should send an brand-impairment invoice to all the memory-hogging, fan-spinning monstrosities that have been shipped under its brand. It’s amazing that so many apps have gotten away with bloat murder because Electron absorbed all the blame.

7

Free product idea: A reverse hearing aid for parents. Inconspicuous way to turn down the volume on kids by 20-80%, as situation may require.

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