BuzzFeed Reorganizes, WhatsApp Eases Privacy Rules

BuzzFeed reorganizes and thus reemphasizes their new business model. Unfortunately, it’s a business model that doesn’t necessarily need news. Then, WhatsApp predictably eases their privacy policy, their CEO’s previous declarations notwithstanding.

Sports and TV Follow-up, Intel Licenses ARM IP

First, why I don’t think sports is a bubble, then, Intel finally gives in to reality and licenses ARM IP, a necessary step in becoming a foundry-for-hire.

The Sports Linchpin

Ratings are down for the Olympics, which could be bad news not only for TV but industries everywhere.

Google’s Earnings, Microsoft’s Earnings

Google’s earnings were fantastic, but I’m still not totally convinced about their shift to mobile. Microsoft’s were good as well, but what was under the surface was more important.

Walmart and the Multichannel Trap

Walmart wasted years trying to retrofit their model to ecommerce. Buying Jet.com will give them a better chance, but it’s almost certainly too late to compete with Amazon.