On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Not OK, Google. Listen to it here.
ESPN’s Cuts, ESPN’s History, ESPN: From Franchise to Business
ESPN’s cuts are not a surprise if you understand how ESPN has made money in the past, and where it must go in the future
Not OK, Google
Google is making an algorithmic change to demote fake news, but its lack of transparency around its actions is concerning in its own right.
Wikitribune, Apple Cuts Affiliate Fees, Netflix Earnings
Wikitribune is betting on scale in a way that most news organizations can’t comprehend. Then, Apple is keeping more of the pie for itself, and Netflix is getting loose with definitions.
The New York Times Versus Uber, Uber Versus Apple, Apple Versus Tencent
The New York Times has a story about Uber and Apple that had a fundamental flaw and lacked context; then, Apple won this round against Tencent, but this is a battle to watch
Exponent Podcast: Lamentation Not Condemnation
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Facebook and the Cost of Monopoly. Listen to it here.
Facebook and Antitrust, Mark Zuckerberg’s Platform Obsession, The Camera Effects Platform
Even if Facebook is a monopoly, there’s nothing that can be done about it. Then, Facebook’s platform obsession now extends to the camera; this makes more sense, but Facebook will always have trouble being a true platform company.
Facebook and the Cost of Monopoly
Facebook gave one of the worst keynotes in a long time: there was no vision, just the adoption of Snap’s. It’s the inevitable outcome of a monopoly.
Airbnb Versus Hotels, The FCC and Differences of Opinion, Airbnb Versus Uber
Opposition to Airbnb is often chalked up to regulatory capture, but it’s not clear that is the case, as illustrated by both the FCC and Uber.
Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic Edition, A Brief History of Nintendo, Nintendo’s Solipsism
Nintendo’s decision to discontinue the NES Classic Edition doesn’t make any sense, unless you understand Nintendo. Then it makes all the sense in the world.