sweeney / Martin Sweeney

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  1. a16z Podcast: The Politics of Technology

    with Tony Blair (@InstituteGC), Scott Kupor (@skupor), and Sonal Chokshi (@smc90)

    If the current pace of tech change is the 21st-century equivalent of the 19th-century Industrial Revolution — with its tremendous economic growth and lifestyle change — it means that even though it’s fundamentally empowering and enabling, there’s also lots of fears and misconceptions as well. That’s why, argues former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair (who now has an eponymous Institute for Global Change), we need to make sure that the changemakers — i.e., technologists, entrepreneurs, and quite frankly, any company that wields power — are in a structured dialogue with politicians. After all, the politician’s task, observes Blair, is “to be able to articulate to the people those changes and fit them into a policy framework that makes sense”.

    The concern is that if politicians don’t understand new technologies, then "they’ll fear it; and if they fear it, they’ll try and stop it" — and that’s how we end up with pessimism and bad policy. Yet bad regulations often come from even the very best of intentions: Take for example the case of Dodd-Frank in the U.S., or more recently, GDPR in Europe — which, ironically (but not surprisingly) served to entrench incumbent and large company inter…

    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/a16z/politics-technology-policy-regulation-tony-blair
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  2. BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Tristram Shandy

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Laurence Sterne’s comic novel Tristram Shandy.


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  3. Transformation of online payments | Click. by Booking.com

    In our seventh episode of the Click. Podcast we explore the potential impact of new payment solutions and technologies on the hospitality industry- featuring insights from Brian Dammeir, Head of Product at Adyen and Morten Larsen, Head of Product Marketing at Booking.com #Clickbybooking


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  4. Jon Day reviews ‘Secret Pigeon Service’ by Gordon Corera · LRB 4 April 2019

    There are 290 species of pigeon in the world, but only one has adapted to live in cities. Feral pigeons are synanthropes: they thrive in human environments where they can skim a living off our excess, nesting in the nooks and crannies of tall buildings that mimic the cliff faces on which . . .



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  5. Benedict Evans on where the tech industry is taking us next - AEI

    On this episode, Andreessen Horowitz’s Benedict Evans discusses why we respond the way we do to technological change and where the tech industry is taking us next.


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  6. Loose Rounds Season Finale - Live from AUSA 2018 - Nammo

    What would the Nammo booth have looked like at a trade show 700 years ago? What does the future of ammunition look like? Listen as Nammo SVP Communication…


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  7. New Nice | Radiolab | WNYC Studios

    Brian Hare tells us the story of Dmitri Belyaev, a geneticist and clandestine Darwinian who lived in Stalinist Russia and studied the domestication of the silver fox.

    Through generat…


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  8. The Chaotic Triumph of Arron Banks, the “Bad Boy of Brexit” | The New Yorker

    The U.K. is in a panic over voters’ decision to withdraw from the E.U. But the pugnacious millionaire whose donations—and Trumpian scare tactics—helped sway Britons has no regrets, Ed Caesar writes.



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  9. Audioboom / 5 Simple Rules for PSD2 Strong Customer Authentication Success

    An episode by Daon Podcast Series


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    Tom Blomfield is the Founder & CEO @ Monzo, the startup has raised over $190m in funding from Thrive, Accel, General Catalyst, Stripe and Mike Moritz.



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