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AI Organizations, Solo Rogue Traders, Magic, Internet Culture, Twitter, Leverage, Nasdaq

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Last week’s piece on the metaverse noted that mobile was unusual as a computer model shift in that it had relatively few casualties among previously leading companies. Levi Ramsey points out that Sun arguably blew a head start in mobile (perhaps while distracted by also losing revenue and relevance during the cloud transition).

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