A year-end review of tech’s five most important companies.
The top five most read posts, big ideas, company-specific posts, posts about media, and Daily Updates of 2015.
SpaceX accomplished something truly momentous yesterday, and the company is a reminder that unicorns remain great investments. Plus, more on why I’m bullish on Disney
Star Wars has significantly exceeded expectations, yet Disney’s stock is down. The question is what matters: content, or cable networks? I argue it is the former, and that Disney’s future is bright.
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss OpenAI’s new mission and what it says about capitalism. Or is it just a strategy credit that we are reading too much into? Listen to it here.
Significant changes were announced at Apple yesterday, particularly in marketing. Then, what is so bad about ticket brokers?
More on Slack’s platform opportunity, which can be compared to what WeChat has already accomplished in China. That said, the fact way that China is truly mobile-first means that it’s likely that no one — including Facebook Messenger — will fully imitate WeChat’s model.