Facebook’s (in my opinion) misguided attempt to own both public and private social was not the only thing that concerned me about the F8 keynote; I am also skeptical of the 10-year plan. Then, BuzzFeed may have some concerning numbers, but I think there is a good reason: the company is changing its business model.
Facebook, Phones, and Phonebooks
There are two types of social networks, and Facebook wants to be both. The problem is that the company already chose public sharing over private communication.
The Saga of Samsung’s High-End Smartphones, The PC Enters a New Stage of Disruption
Samsung’s smartphone fortunes are looking up, now that the worst that could happen already has. However, the outcome is far grimmer for the PC.
Update on the Fight over iPhone Security, Encryption Under Attack, WhatsApp Adds Encryption
There have been significant developments when it comes to the debate over security, in which reasonable people can disagree; unsurprisingly it is on the verge of shifting to a debate about encryption. This is a fight that has only one right answer.
Exponent Podcast: Tesla Fervor
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss It’s a Tesla. Listen to it here.
Twitter to Stream NFL Thursday Night Games, About That Gmail April Fool’s Joke
First, a deep dive into Twitter’s deal with the NFL and why it’s not about the money. Then, why Gmail’s failed April Fool’s joke was so outrageous and worrying.
Tesla Skepticism and Superchargers, Medium for Publishers
Just because Tesla is achieving an Apple-like brand doesn’t mean they will have Apple’s success: the hard part starts now. Plus, why SuperChargers are a big deal. Then, Medium for Publishers is Medium’s play to own the long tail of publishing, and it’s very exciting in what it enables.
It’s a Tesla
Tesla is not a disruptor, but then again, neither is Apple, the closest comp: both succeed by building a brand around being the best.
A Brief History of Build, The Linux Command Line, Open Source Xamarin
I know I’ve heaped a lot of praise on Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella over the last few years, but I can’t help but go at it again today. I hope, though, the subtle point I hope to make is clear: being an effective leader is about more than strategy.
Exponent Podcast: Get Off My Lawn!
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Snapchat’s Ladder. Listen to it here.