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Analysis pieces written for the Swedish Daily, SvD Näringsliv – https://www.svd.se

Embarrassing AI mistakes could knock out top executive

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on March 8th, 2024. It is one of the world’s largest and most influential tech companies. Despite this, Google’s AI launches are marked by embarrassing mistakes. Now questions are being raised if it’s time for its leader to step down. Fire. Described by many as the most important discovery in history. It’s easy to understand the surprise of legendary journalist Kara Swisher. The year is 2018 […]

Is the hype the start of a new internet?

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on October 5th, 2021. Speculation in cryptocurrencies has turned many into both paupers and millionaires. But when phenomena like NFTs begin to mature, they can form the basis of something entirely new – a different type of internet than the one we know today. A shiba inu dog that looks a little lost. The image is at the center of a series of seemingly strange events […]

Credit cards are threatened – for the first time since 1958

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on September 27th, 2021. In 1958, all residents of the American city of Fresno received a letter from Bank of America, regardless of whether they were customers or not. It contained what would become the key to all modern commerce for the next 60 years. The mailing was an experiment, and Fresno was small enough that a public fiasco could be avoided. In the envelope was […]

Amazon is getting ready – this is how they will take on Sweden

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on September 19th, 2021. The start was a failure for the e-commerce giant. But as a new, secret, big owner in the last mile company Airmee, Amazon seems determined to try to take the Swedish market. The deal creates challenges for the other companies – and perhaps also for Airmee. Tobias Lutke, founder and CEO of the e-commerce platform Shopify, followed the opening of the Nasdaq […]

New documents expose Facebook – again

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on September 17th, 2021. Human trafficking. Drug cartels. Teenage girls getting body image issues. Internal documents reveal how Facebook has been alerted to its problems – and ignored them. Now the company is facing another crisis of confidence. When Facebook – the world’s largest social network – began crisis management after the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018, they made a somewhat ironic media choice. To reach […]

Tiktok’s superpower – a nightmare for Xi Jinping

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on September 16th, 2021. While the Chinese authorities are pushing their tech companies hard, a silent revolution is taking place at the same time. Tiktok, Shein and Tencent pose a serious challenge to American tech giants – but their success is perhaps also their biggest Achilles heel. “I think we should talk to them. If nothing else to make it more expensive for Yahoo.” It’s entertaining […]

Facebook’s glasses: an unusually bad idea

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on September 11th, 2021. A new book about Facebook describes a company that puts growth above everything else. When they now release a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera, it enhances the image of a company that wants to be everything, for everyone, at almost any price. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook, sat in her conference room and received bad news. It did […]

Apple’s concessions are too late

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on September 2nd, 2021. Developers and legislators around the world are questioning Apple’s business model. Slowly, the company has been forced to back down. But the latest concession will not solve the big app conflict. “Once we are making over $1B a year in profit from the App Store, is that enough to think about a model where we ratchet down from 70/30 to 75/25 or […]

The crypto hype has reached Lionel Messi’s pockets

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on August 28th, 2021. When Leo Messi closed the door on FC Barcelona, another one opened wide – and it shows that Silicon Valley is currently tearing down old structures in sport. One of the many ways he is compensated is through the club’s own cryptocurrency. “Bartomeu was plugging holes in the short term and mortgaging the club in the long term. That leaves us a […]

Tech giants just the first to get aligned in China

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on August 20th, 2021. Contribute to the state’s goals – or suffer the consequences. This is the message that the Chinese state has recently sent to the country’s tech companies. Fears are now being raised that the same harsh stance will spread to more sectors. 50 billion yuan – about 7,75 billion dollars – will be invested to revive the countryside and raise wages for Chinese […]