Oliver joined Breakingviews in 2019 as a research assistant. He previously worked in market research and in academia. Oliver studied modern languages at the University of Bristol and philology at the University of Salamanca in Spain.Follow @olivertaslic
Facebook and Apple are working on so-called augmented-reality glasses, the latest addition to an $81 bln wearable accessories market. Like watches, such gadgets help tech giants hoover up data and lock in customers. The hard part is convincing people they’re actually useful.
A U.S. judge is considering an antitrust suit against Apple’s online shop as lawmakers pile pressure on the iPhone maker and rival Google. Despite games dominating their outlets’ $111 bln in annual sales, a cut in the tech giants’ 30% fee may boost daters like Match more.
Ex-Swift executives Gottfried Leibbrandt and Natasha de Terán traverse the payments world in “The Pay Off”. Anecdotes and explanations lend pace and purpose. But despite warnings about central bank digital currencies and other novelties, they ask more questions than they answer.