Nintendo seems to be striking its music off YouTube, and that sucks

After apparently resolving its troubled relationship with YouTubers, Nintendo‘s now coming down on those who upload music from its games. At least two popular channels have been hit, and if this starts a trend, there aren’t a lot of alternatives for listening to this music. The channels GilvaSunner and BrawlBRSTMs3 have both reported Nintendo issuing copyright claims on videos with their music. BrawlBRSTMs3 was terminated last night, though the owner says on Twitter they’d planned to shut…

"Nintendo seems to be striking its music off YouTube, and that sucks"

Facebook sucks for privacy, but how good are advertisers at targeting me?

Amid the massive hue and cry about Facebook’s utter disregard for data privacy, and the illicit use of personally identifiable information, I thought I’d take a step back and examine the company’s data handling from a new perspective. Facebook sells a bunch of targeting methods to advertisers, but are the companies successfully targeting my profile? To find out, I decided to conduct an informal and, admittedly, subjective data analysis of the companies that are using…

"Facebook sucks for privacy, but how good are advertisers at targeting me?"

Email on mobile sucks, but it’ll get better in the next 10 years

It’s not the apps – they’ve got better. It’s not even the devices – they’re faster, slicker, with shortcuts and enhancements that make it easier, but not good. The problem is the medium itself – mobile communication has aspired to take over the entirety of our business communication, but the awkward way in which we type and the inconsistencies of a purely touch-based interface utterly shred precision and accuracy. I should also be clear that…

"Email on mobile sucks, but it’ll get better in the next 10 years"