Stephen E. Arnold: Is Palantir In Big Trouble?

Palantir Technologies: A Problem for Intelware Competitors? The Palantir Technologies initial public offering is looming. Pundits are excited; for example, “Palantir Has A Long Uphill Battle Towards Customer Acquisition, But Benefits From Stickiness And Contract Expansion” makes clear that the journey to profitability may be like the Beatles observed: A long and winding road. Others …

Stephen E. Arnold: Social Science Lack of Integrity

Social Science: Like Astrology and Phrenology Perhaps? After reading “What’s Wrong with Social Science and How to Fix It: Reflections After Reading 2578 Papers,” I reaffirmed my skepticism of sociology and its allied fields: But actually diving into the sea of trash that is social science gives you a more tangible perspective, a more visceral …

Stephen E. Arnold: Science Journals Disappearing from Internet

Science: Just Delete It The information in “Dozens of Scientific Journals Have Vanished from the Internet, and No One Preserved Them” may remind some people that the “world’s information” and the “Internet archives” are marketing sizzle. The steak is the source document. The FBI has used the phrase “going dark” as shorthand for not being …

Stephen E. Arnold: DarkCyber Innovation, Black Hat SEO, Drovorub, Sparks Snuffed, and Killer Drones

Dark Cyber Today: Innovation, Black Hat SEO, Drovorub, Sparks Snuffed, and Killer Drones Third, the FBI and NSA have published a free analysis of Drovorub malware. If you are responsible for a Linux server, requesting a free copy of the publication may save you time, money, and loss of important data. Read full post with …

Stephen E. Arnold: Mobile Data Costs Around the World

Mobile Data Costs Around the World Sometimes it takes looking at the cost of certain services in other countries before we decide whether our situation is acceptable. No, I am not talking about healthcare—Cable.co.uk has published “Worldwide Mobile Data Pricing: The Cost of 1GB of Mobile Data in 228 Countries.” The interactive map makes it …

Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir Desperate for an Exit?

Palantir: Planning Ahead I read “In Amended Filing, Palantir Admits It Won’t Have Independent Board Governance for Up to a Year.” The legal tap dancing is semi-interesting. Palantir wants money and control. I understand that motive. The company — despite its sudden interest in becoming a cowboy — has Silicon Valley roots. Observations: The resubmission …

Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir: Stakeholders May Know Whom to Blame If Money Does Not Flow

Palantir: Stakeholders May Know Whom to Blame If Money Does Not Flow Another Palantir technologies item. Is it accurate? Who knows. But I found “Palantir Targeting 3 Class Voting Structure According to Leaked S-1, Giving Founders 49.999999% Control in Perpetuity” fun reading. The write up states: Wow, this is a really complicated ownership structure. Read …