Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir & Amazon Seeking to “Own” US Defense Intelligence?

Palantir Technologies: The Winding Down of DCGS and the Winding Up of Old School Intelware Vendors If you recognize the acronym “DCGS”,  you probably know that the Tolkien-infused intelware vendor Palantir Technologies has captured the $800 million contract for the US Army’s “new” intelligence system. If not, you won’t care. According to “Palantir Wins Competition …

Stephen E. Arnold: Is Google a Colonizing Force and Palantir Worried About a Demand by KT4 for Electronic Records?

Google: Just Like a Colonizing Force? Can a company cross over into the monetization methods of a country? I read “Google’s Sidewalk Labs Plans Massive Expansion to Waterfront Vision” and formulated this company-country question. If accurate the Star’s report seems to outline a way for a commercial enterprise, based in the US, to monetize or …

Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir Devalued, Automated Hate Speech Not Working

Bloomberg Continues to Needle Palantir Technologies All seven mutual funds that own Palantir shares have slashed the value of their holdings since their 2015 high of $11.38. SP Investments Management values Palantir at $7.87 a share as of September, the most recent data available. Morgan Stanley’s mutual funds have decreased prices seven times in three …

Stephen E. Arnold: #GoogleGestapo – Will Palantir Follow Cambridge Analytica Over the Facebook Cliff?

Phrase of the Day: Collateral Damage The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal has rightly been scrutinized by everyone from individual users to entire government bodies. As could be expected when the players are this large, what people are finding links together unlikely suspects and victims in this data breach. One such surprise popped up this week …

Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir Fired by New Orleans — Is US Army Being Stupid?

Crime Prediction: Not a New Intelligence Analysis Function We noted “New Orleans Ends Its Palantir Predictive Policing Program.” The interest in this Palantir Technologies’ project surprised us from our log cabin with a view of the mine drainage run off pond. The predictive angle is neither new nor particularly stealthy. Many years ago when I …

Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir’s Last Stand…

A Decision on the Palantir US Army Dust Up Looms Palantir Technologies like many Silicon Valley-type firms, takes its inspiration from logical reasoning (our software is great, therefore, the US Army should use it, not DCGS which is not great), Google methods (do not ask permission, apologize later), venture capital infused advisors (we are the …

Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir Shits Again…

PBI: Above is our editorial title, see our comment below the fold. Palantir Technologies: An Overview of What Looks Like a Muliti Front War I read “Conservatives See Political Reprisal As Obama Administration Sues Peter Thiel’s Palantir.” Here in Harrod’s Creek “political reprisal” gets translated as blood feud. The source for the “reprisal” allegation is …