On The Times today an expert (Paul Bonello) warns that unless the gaming industry is tightly regulated, it could be used to integrate ill-gotten funds. A few decades late with the warning there and given recent events the word "could" seems like an understatement.
A colleague today shared this NPR programme about Toby Groves - a man who committed large scale fraud - and how new research into fraud shows that a lot of fraud is unintentional. Traditionally, when we think about bad behavior, we think about character. But psychologists who study bad behavior — who study, say, fraud [...]
Fred Wilson has been doing an interesting bit of research with his readers about Apple Watch usage and uptake. It's a niche audience but an in important early adopter one that read his blog so the survey results carry some interesting weight. The full results from the 2nd survey are here but the spoiler alert [...]
This Pando article about Quirky (link valid for 48 hrs unless you're a paid member) is well worth a read. I've not paid attention to Quirky save for thinking it was a cool concept when I came across it a few years ago. Despite perfect timing, great funding, and a strong vision its now sadly [...]
I recently got hold of a Nexus 6 in order to familiarize myself with Android. Its a great device in many ways but there's one thing that had I known about previously would have made me not buy it. It's this: the back is not flat. I'm very often at my desk with my phone [...]
Another shipwreck off Libya leaves around 200 dead. The most tragic and gut wrenching part of this latest event is this: The boat is believed to have capsized after migrants rushed to one side of the ship as mobile units from the Irish rescue carrier approached it. What panic and despair there must have been on that boat to [...]
A responsible "iGaming" company is one that chooses to not be in business. What is permissible is not always honourable – Cicero It is impossible to live in Malta if you're involved in the software industry and not constantly run into the online betting or gaming companies – or people who work for them. A rough estimate [...]
Tech is still remarkably sexist. On second thoughts maybe this is not so surprising because the world is still remarkably sexist. It's still pretty common to come across men who are "surprised" that women can code. A lot of them are also surprised that they can code well. I've been lucky to have studied and [...]
A mural that spans two islands by artist MTO: He poignantly and beautifully makes the point that Malta is keen on letting migrants through to other countries and, possibly at the same time that they in fact don't particularly want to be here anyway. Full story on The Times.
Lovely time meeting Rachel and her family this morning. Will be good to have colleagues at closer hand come the new year :-) Check out photos and on-brand socks on her blog.