Daily Update: Net Neutrality Passes, Pointer Events and Elitism

Good morning, I’m going to get on my soapbox today; I hope you don’t mind. On to the update: Net Neutrality Passes From the New York Times: The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a milestone in regulating high-speed Internet service into American homes. Tom Wheeler, […]

Daily Update: Where is YouTube on the Publishing Curve?, Sites About Everything, Larry Sanders and The Player’s Tribune

Good morning, I wanted to give you a quick update on Stratechery. I am in the process of implementing a new membership system that should hopefully solve many of the problems some of you have encountered, including logging in issues, abrupt cancellations, etc. In broad strokes I am moving from packaged software to a software-as-a-service […]

Daily Update: Google Wallet, Softcard, and the Perils of Modularization

Good morning, I made a mistake in yesterday’s Snapchat post. Specifically, the excerpted email at the beginning was not written by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel; rather, it was written by Twitter CFO Anthony Noto to Evan Spiegel. I greatly regret the error. On to today’s update about Google Wallet and, inevitably, Apple Pay: Google Wallet […]

Old-Fashioned Snapchat

How Snapchat is positioning itself to win an outsized share of television’s brand advertising

Daily Update: Lenovo’s Superfish Debacle, AT&T Prices Privacy

Good morning, I trust you all had a great Chinese New Year. True, I know the vast majority of you don’t celebrate the holiday, or even know it exists (or at least when), but I can assure you your “holiday” was better than one Chinese company’s. On to the update: Lenovo’s Superfish Debacle From Ars […]

Redmond and Reality

There’s reality, and there’s Redmond, and if one thing marked the last few years of Steve Ballmer’s tenure as the CEO of Microsoft, it was the sense that those were two distinct locales. In reality, Android (plus AOSP in China) and iOS were carving up the world phone market; in Redmond Ballmer doubled-down on the […]

Daily Update: FiftyThree and the App Store, Three Notes on China

Good morning, Surprise! Today’s update is not late. It’s also not my weekly article, as planned – that should be coming tomorrow. In addition, I’ll be off for Chinese New Year on Thursday and Friday. On to the update: FiftyThree and the App Store FiftyThree, a startup based in New York, is particularly important to […]