Faceless Publishers

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 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.

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.

Boring Google

Google’s I/O was exactly what you would expect from Google, and that’s a great sign for the company.

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.

WannaCry About Business Models

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.