These are links from around the internet that I find interesting. It's kind of my own alternative to twitter 🤪 Click on the image to go to the link directly; click the title to view my commentary :)

The real business model of Amazon Prime

The real business model of Amazon Prime

shared on Feb 20, 2022

Amazon makes up for the cost of free shipping by charging high seller fees and then not letting sellers sell for lower on any other competing website, including the seller's own.
FAATMAN: Big Tech Keeps Getting Bigger

FAATMAN: Big Tech Keeps Getting Bigger

shared on Dec 14, 2021

FAATMAN. Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon, Tesla, Microsoft, Apple and Netflix. Together these 7 stocks, most of them technology companies of some description, have gained $1.75 trillion of value so far in 2020
[Cobalt] One time in Uganda..

[Cobalt] One time in Uganda..

shared on Nov 25, 2021

The quest for Congo’s cobalt, which is vital for electric vehicles and the worldwide push against climate change, is caught in a cycle of exploitation, greed and gamesmanship.
Tech Companies and Startups in New York

Tech Companies and Startups in New York

shared on Nov 20, 2021

This post is a breakdown of the current tech company and startup scene in NYC. It analyzes companies by HQ Location, Founded Year, Employee Count, Total Funding Amount and Industry.
Career Moats 101

Career Moats 101

shared on Nov 18, 2021

A career moat is something that makes you unique and employable. In today's rapidly changing world if you plan on working for other people for the foreseeable future a career moat is definitely a good concept to consider.
Why I'm building Employbl

Why I'm building Employbl

shared on May 1, 2021

Employbl is a project I've worked on for a couple years now to help candidates find jobs in tech
Learn SwiftUI course

Learn SwiftUI course

shared on Apr 5, 2021

SwiftUI is a relatively new tool to help in building apps for Apple's ecosystem. This looks like an interesting course on how to design and build real apps with minimal coding.
New Republic article on importance of antitrust enforcement

New Republic article on importance of antitrust enforcement

shared on Apr 5, 2021

From 2016 New Republic article: Practically every major American industry has become extremely concentrated, and this creeping monopolization has increased inequality, created economic hazards where they previously didn’t exist, and heightened public anxiety.
Regional inequality in America

Regional inequality in America

shared on Apr 5, 2021

Wired article about how Amazon has made rich cities richer—and also more dystopian. In a new book, Alec MacGillis explores the growing divide between winner-take-all cities and everywhere else, and the ecommerce giant at the heart of it.
Everything is a Remix

Everything is a Remix

shared on Feb 12, 2021

Connecting ideas together can lead to creative leaps. Intellectual property laws are problematic for the common good.
Intro to Advanced SQL

Intro to Advanced SQL

shared on Feb 12, 2021

Tutorial series from Mode Analytics about SQL concepts from basic to advanced
Use the Index Luke

Use the Index Luke

shared on Feb 12, 2021

A site explaining SQL indexing to developers—no crap about administration.
The internet as a knowledge graph

The internet as a knowledge graph

shared on Feb 11, 2021

Diffbot is building the biggest-ever knowledge graph by applying image recognition and natural-language processing to billions of web pages.
Advice To Job Seekers

Advice To Job Seekers

shared on Feb 2, 2021

Emotional balance, resilience and perseverance are essential skills for job seekers
How CVS became a healthcare tyrant

How CVS became a healthcare tyrant

shared on Jan 27, 2021

CVS controls pharmacies, health insurance providers and a Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM). This results in higher prices and worse care for Americans