Google Assistant Added to Android, Amit Singhal Out at Uber

Google Assistant is being added to Android, which makes the company’s previous statements and actions even more confusing than they already are. Then, another controversy hits Uber, but Google is implicated as well — along with the entire industry.

Twitter, Live, and Luck

Last night’s Academy Awards show was another event that showed how special Twitter is; the fact that you had to be there shows just how badly the company has failed to evolve.

Manifestos and Monopolies

Facebook has long had too much power, but Mark Zuckerberg’s expressed willingness to use said power for political ends means it’s time to consider countermeasures.

DistroKid, The “Publisher’s Right”, Shopify’s Results

Distrokid is small, but it’s a powerful example of the how distribution is not a value-add, the implications of which European publishers have yet to learn. It’s a lesson that doesn’t just apply to media, either.

Planet of the Apps, #DeleteUber, Amazon’s Earnings

“Planet of the Apps” is probably not nearly as big a deal as its being made out to be, why #DeleteUber was uniquely dangerous for Uber, and Amazon’s ongoing shift to being a service business.

Snap’s Apple Strategy

Snap plans to win on innovation; we’ve known for 30 years, though, that that is not always enough.