ICYMI | 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 5 minutes Klarna How Klarna’s pastel pink exterior began to crack | Dazed – Klarna isn’t new technology, its unsecured financing. Once you scratch beneath Klarna’s technology veneer you realise that Klarna is like pre-internet business like a shopkeepers lay away or the catalogue agents who used to work for Freemans and Littlewoods. Previously the catalogue companies… Continue reading ICYMI | 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Clubhouse & things that caught my eye this week

Reading Time: 3 minutes Korean American security researcher Brian Pak looked at Clubhouse and some of the findings were very interesting. Pak posted a full analysis in Korean here. The key takeouts for me where: Some (probably early adopter) Koreans have been buying used iPhones so that they can try Clubhouse, since the app is currently iOS only. The… Continue reading Clubhouse & things that caught my eye this week

User domestication

Reading Time: 2 minutes User domestication was an interesting phrase that I noticed in an essay about the growth of WhatsApp. In the essay the author highlighted a number of factors in WhatsApp’s success: Having a proprietary messaging client that didn’t support industry standards for messaging such as the XMPP protocol supported by Google Talk. (Google later abandoned the… Continue reading User domestication