On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss How Facebook Squashed Twitter. Listen to it here.
Facebook Earnings, Five Facebook Facts, Additional Facebook Observations
Facebook earnings were once again impressive: they have a killer market, but the company continues to execute fantastically, particularly on the business side.
Twitter Follow-up, Apple’s Good Earnings, Apple is Not a Services Company
Understanding why Twitter failed has strategic implications today. Then, Apple’s earnings were better than they looked, but despite the CFO’s protestations, they are still not a services company.
How Facebook Squashed Twitter
Twitter uncovered the most powerful format in mobile back in 2006: the feed. But, in 2009, Facebook went algorithmic while Twitter remained to hard to use. Now, it’s almost certainly too late.
Twitter’s Shakeup, So You Wanted a Turnaround, Google’s Android Finances
There was another executive shakeup at Twitter, which probably shouldn’t have been a surprise. Plus, Oracle has revealed new numbers about Android that highlight just how little Google probably makes on mobile search.
Exponent Podcast: Disrupting Trump
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss The FANG Playbook. Listen to it here.
SideCar’s “Innovation”, Facebook Stadium and Twitter’s Conundrum, Tidbits
SideCar feels that Uber was unfair, but the truth is the company didn’t understand that product matters more than technical expertise. Plus, why Twitter doesn’t have an natural acquirers, and several other tidbits from this week.
The FANG Playbook
The FANG companies — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google — are far more similar than you might think. Their rise in value is no accident, and it is connected to Aggregation Theory.
WhatsApp Drops Subscription Fee, Messaging’s Monetization Potential, GM Acquires Sidecar Remnants
WhatsApp unsurprisingly dropped their subscription fee and, paradoxically, increased the services value. There are much better ways to monetize messaging. Plus, why it doesn’t matter what car makers do.
Exponent Podcast: Driving Into the Future
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Cars and the Future. Listen to it here.