Chris Lattner Leaves Apple…for Tesla; Does Apple Have a Problem?

Chris Lattner has been one of Apple’s most important employees for years, helping the company own one of its most critical assets. But now he is moving on to Tesla: what does that mean for both companies?

Atlassian Buys Trello, Yahoo => Altaba

Atlassian acquired Trello in a deal that makes sense for Atlassian and also signifies increased consolidation in productivity software; then, Yahoo is nearly finished: the company was more important than we remember.

The Ten Year Anniversary of the Apple TV

Today is being marked as the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone; it is a footnote of history that it is also the 10-year anniversary of the Apple TV. It’s a reminder that we don’t know what innovations matter until they occur.

Exponent Podcast: Fate Has a Sense of Irony

On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Alexa: Amazon’s Operating System. Listen to it here.

Alexa: Amazon’s Operating System

Money is made at chokepoints, and the most valuable chokepoints are operating systems; Amazon is building exactly that with Alexa.

Airbnb Christmas Q&A, Airbnb and Flights, Apple-China Follow-up

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky had a Twitter Q&A on Christmas, which is a terrible idea for product development but an interesting insight into the power Airbnb derives from owning users. Might that be applied to flights? Then, more on Apple and China.