On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we the Trump election, filter bubbles, and the responsibility of the tech industry. Listen to it here.
A reminder that the bubble problem applies to everyone, while Twitter is losing a key exec. Then, the riddle of Assistants on premium Android, and three Snapchat updates.
Donald Trump is the president-elect, and the temptation is to reduce his success to black-and-white issues. That would be a mistake for the tech industry in particular.
First, a reposting of an old Stratechery article, Rebuilding the World Technology Destroyed. Then, why Twitter is an essential antidote to Facebook and must be preserved.
A follow-up on Microsoft Teams and Slack after having used the former; then, Facebook’s Earnings were more concerning than expected.
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Apple Should Buy Netflix. Listen to it here.
Slack made Microsoft’s Teams announcement much more exciting with a taunting ad in the New York Times, an echo of Apple’s ad welcoming IBM to the PC. That may not be the precedent that Slack wants.
Google’s earnings were good, but maybe not quite as revelatory as they could be. What is clear, though, is that Google, not Alphabet, will drive growth. Then, Twitter made some changes; they’re probably not enough in the long run, but a good start.
A follow-up to yesterday’s weekly article that Apple Should Buy Netflix, then a look at Amazon’s earnings.