Platforms are liable of what they do: so says a ruling of the California Court of Appeals by Andrea Monti – originally published in Italian by Wired.it
The Bolger vs Amazon.com Inc. ruling, issued by the California Court of Appeals on August 13, overturns the first-degree verdict and establishes Amazon.com is liable for damages caused by products made available through its website, also if the customer buys from a seller operating in the marketplace in “Fulfilled by Amazon” mode.
Continue reading “Amazon to compensate damages caused by a product sold in its marketplace.”
The number of advertising campaigns and e-mail communications that, more or less directly, use the COVID-19 as a narrative element is increasing. I don’t “name names” because I’m interested in trying to classify the strategies adopted by the various advertising agencies and by the “DIY-marketing-experts” rather than “giving votes” to this or that essay in business hypocrisy. Continue reading “COVID-19: marketing and advertising in Italy”
The announcement of Libra, Facebook’s crypto-currency, has provoked violent reactions and harsh criticism. Some well-founded, others less so.
by Andrea Monti – originally published in Italian
Continue reading “The Dangers of Lybra”
By partially sustaining the Antitrust sanction to Facebook, Tar Lazio confirms that personal data “worth”. What does this mean for the Internet ecosystem?
by Andrea Monti Continue reading “Tar Lazio to affirm the economic value of personal data. Is this the end of free-services?”
Another clichè now ubiquitous is that for which the “customer – or, as far as the GDPR is concerned, the data-subject – must be pampered”.
The result is that the narrative of corporate communication pours so much sugar and honey that it causes a hyperglycemic crisis at the mere sight of a poster or an advertising film. However, in the reality check, the user is faced with a carnivorous plant: beautiful on the outside – to attract the victims – and deadly on the inside. Continue reading “How Hypocritical Is To Pretend To Care about Customers!”