The Stratechery 2014 Year in Review

2014 was Stratechery’s second year, and what a momentous one it was! In April Stratechery became my full-time job, and although I made some quick changes to the model, it’s been a big success. It has certainly kept me busy: in 2014 I wrote 88 free articles, 169 Daily Updates, and recorded 41 podcasts (29 […]

Daily Update: Christmas Gifts for Startups

Good morning, Happy New Year! As I noted last week, The Daily Update is on a reduced schedule for these two weeks, with updates on Mondays and Tuesdays only. There will be no update from December 31-January 2. The regular daily schedule will resume on Monday, January 5. Today continues Christmas gifts for tech companies: […]

Daily Update: Christmas Gifts for Microsoft, Intel, and Amazon

Good morning, I hope you all are having a good Christmas break (or a good end-of-the-year, if you’re not in the West). As I noted last week, The Daily Update is on a reduced schedule for these two weeks, with updates on Mondays and Tuesdays only. There will be no December 31-January 2. The regular […]

Christmas Gifts and the Meaning of Design

This is a re-post from December, 2013 Gifts are a funny thing. A year ago, for Christmas 2012, my wife “gave” me an iPad mini. I use quotes because I actually bought it; supply was constrained, and when we got a notification that there were models in stock, I quickly dashed over to my local […]

Daily Update: Christmas Gifts for Google, Facebook, and Twitter

Good morning, Last call for Stratechery Gifts! I’ll be taking this page down after Christmas. Please note that once you make your payment I will immediately send you a registration link for the gift membership; you can forward this link to your recipient directly. Please don’t share this link with anyone other than the recipient, […]

Daily Update: Christmas Gifts for Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi

Good morning, In case you missed it, James Allworth and I had a debate about his post on drones on the latest episode of Exponent. If you’re looking for last-minute gift idea, don’t forget about Stratechery Gifts. Once you make your payment I will send you a registration link for the gift membership; you can […]

Podcast: Exponent Episode 029 – Drones

On the newest episode of Exponent, the podcast I co-host with James Allworth: We discuss the problems with drones, how they could be used for terrorism, and how you balance upside and downside. Links Felix Salmon: Whiter Nanopublishing? – Medium James Allworth: Thinking Twice About Drones – Stratechery (Members-only) FBI: Man plotted to fly drone-like […]

Daily Update: Yahoo’s Wrong Choice, What if Yahoo had Bought Google?, Amazon’s E-commerce Vulnerability, plus Stratechery Gifts

Good morning, Many of you asked me how you can give Stratechery memberships as a gift, and I’m happy to announce you can give one year, non-renewing memberships by visiting this link: Stratechery Gifts Once you make your payment I will send you a registration link for the gift membership; you can forward this link […]

Daily Update: Thinking Twice on Drones, by James Allworth

Good morning, A quick note about yesterday’s update: I made an error here: This number was a bit of a surprise; the Wall Street Journal reported a month ago that the company made $566 million in 2012. In fact, the Wall Street Journal was reporting the number for 2013 (which was my original assumption). Yesterday, […]

Daily Update: Xioami’s Profit, Xiaomi to Sell Air Purifier, Xiaomi India Ban Lifted

Good morning, Two quick things: Many of you have asked about how you might gift Stratechery memberships. I will have a solution for you on Friday Tomorrow my co-host on Exponent, James Allworth, will be filling in for me on the Daily Update. The content and opinion are his alone, and I suspect it will […]