Beats and Beating Disruption, plus the Week in Daily Updates

The main page content on Stratechery is free for all readers, but I also offer the Daily Update via email and RSS for $10 per month/$100 per year.1 This is one of the items sent out in this week’s Daily Updates. To sign up, visit the Membership page Justifying Beats One side effect of how […]

Daily Update: Justifying Beats, Amazon Prime Music Streaming, Swipely and Square Follow-up

Good morning, I will be traveling to San Francisco next week, which means the timing of these updates may be a little irregular for the entire week (likely several hours later on Tuesday through Wednesday in particular). Thank you for your patience. For Access members, I plan on doing some sort of live chat during […]

Podcast: Exponent 005 – The World has Changed

On the newest episode of Exponent, the podcast I co-host with James Allworth: This episode surprised us; through a discussion of who is at fault in the latest series of new vs old-world spats, we realized that not only has the Internet fundamentally changed winners-and-losers, but also the very nature of economic competition and the […]

Daily Update: Satya Nadella at the Code Conference, Google’s Self-Driving Car Video, Intel to Work with Rockchip on SoC

Good morning, I mistakenly made yesterday’s Daily Update available to everyone; I promise you that was not intentional, and apologize for lowering the value of your subscription for even a day. I also wrote about the ongoing dispute between Amazon and the publishers in a piece called Publishers’ Deal with the Devil. Amazon also released […]

Publishers’ Deal with the Devil

Ay, we must die an everlasting death. What doctrine call you this, Che sera, sera, What will be, shall be? Divinity, adieu! – The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe To evoke Faust as allegory for the ongoing dispute between Amazon and book publishers is appropriate on two levels, the first being the nature […]