The missing piece when it comes to the future of media are faceless publishers. Vox Media’s deal with The Ringer shows the way.
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 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.
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.
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.
Google’s I/O was exactly what you would expect from Google, and that’s a great sign for the company.
Uber’s disasters continue, but the Lyft partnership with Waymo has a chance to be existential.
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.
WannaCry is yet another systematic breakdown in security: the blame, though, is less with Microsoft and end users — nor the government — but rather a mismatched business model.
Snap’s earnings were far worse than expected: not only is user growth slowing, but so is revenue. The company needs to build a real business far more quickly.