The missing piece when it comes to the future of media are faceless publishers. Vox Media’s deal with The Ringer shows the way.
Exponent Podcast: Blockchain Beauty Contest
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Tulips, Myths, and Cryptocurrencies. Listen to it here.
Facebook Content Guidelines, Facebook Video, Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV
Facebook faces a daunting challenge when it comes to policing content, but it is a challenge the company brought on itself. Then, Facebook’s video tab is competing against YouTube, not Amazon or Netflix, and business models explain why — and probably explain the Amazon-Apple truce.
Ford Fires CEO, Car Companies and the Future, Anthony Levandowski vs. Google
Ford has a new CEO, and it probably doesn’t have much to do with the tech industry. That said, what car companies are best placed for the future? Plus, 100x engineers and the problem of culture.
Tulips, Myths, and Cryptocurrencies
Did you hear the one about the tulip bubble? It’s almost certainly a myth. It is myths, though, that explain why cryptocurrencies are here to stay.
Second-Generation TensorFlow Processing Units, What are TPUs?, Groq
Perhaps the most interesting announcement at Google I/O were the second generation Tensor Processing Units and their integration into Google’s cloud. Plus, a competitor looms.
Exponent Podcast: Business Matters
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Boring Google. Listen to it here.
Google’s I/O was exactly what you would expect from Google, and that’s a great sign for the company.
The Uber Disaster Round-up, Waymo and Lyft Form Partnership
Uber’s disasters continue, but the Lyft partnership with Waymo has a chance to be existential.
Microsoft Build, iTunes on the Windows Store
Satya Nadella sketched a new vision at Microsoft Build, but the company has yet to replace the Windows engine. Then, Microsoft (likely) compromises to get iTunes into the Windows Store.