O brave new world. It’s the week it opens the door and gingerly peers out

by Rashmee

Posted on May 10, 2020


This is the week the world tries to recover its nerve even though we remain months away from a vaccine for Covid-19 and still have no cure. As 15-year-old Miranda said in Act V of The Tempest: “How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world That has such people in’t!” Indeed, rather a brave attempt … Continue reading “O brave new world. It’s the week it opens the door and gingerly peers out”

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It’s not clear Europe can really take on ‘Gafa’ and ‘Bat’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 29, 2019


  Brussels is finally trying to become something more than a lifestyle and values superpower. According to the Financial Times, the European Union is considering plans to launch a €100bn sovereign wealth fund to finance European industrial champions. The idea is that they compete with the four US tech giants known as the “Gafa” (Google, … Continue reading “It’s not clear Europe can really take on ‘Gafa’ and ‘Bat’”

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Apple’s magic key problem, the dungeons and dragons fairytale solution

by Rashmee

Posted on February 24, 2016


Is it just me or does Apple seem to be on the wrong end of the argument? Tim Cook has said he will challenge a judge’s order to help the FBI unlock an iPhone belonging to Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, shot dead 14 people in San Bernardino, California, in December. Mr Cook, … Continue reading “Apple’s magic key problem, the dungeons and dragons fairytale solution”

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Facebook vs Apple: A contest in immersive virtual reality, in reverse?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2015


In the span of a couple of weeks, both Facebook and Apple have suffered the consequences of success. Both reported high revenue and profits but failed to exceed expectations in the way everyone had hoped. As a result, their shares actually went down. Not up. So far, so similar. But here’s the main difference between … Continue reading “Facebook vs Apple: A contest in immersive virtual reality, in reverse?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK