Google allegedly had a think tank team fired for suggesting the company was a monopoly; it was a stupid action that makes the case.
ARCore, Google’s Benefit to Apple, AR’s Killer App and Apple’s Business Model
Google announced ARCore, which is basically copying ARKit (and abandoning Project Tango). The company that stands to benefit the most from the news is actually Apple.
Uber CEO Follow-up, BuzzFeed Adds Banner Ads, Google Offers Cheaper Networking
Who wanted Dara Khosrowshahi as Uber CEO? Then, BuzzFeed is making the right move in adding ads, and why Google’s seemingly innocuous decision to offer cheaper networking is so interesting.
Uber’s New CEO
Uber has a new CEO, and the reason he is a great choice explain why the Uber job is still an attractive one.
Exponent Podcast: From Intel to Disney
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Disney’s Choice. Listen to it here.
Disney Follow-up, The Re-Bundlers, Medium Claps
Disney is approaching streaming from a different place than its competitors, and the Conservation of Attractive Profits explains why its past success works against it.
Cable TV created a world where differentiated content could profit from everyone; that is why it will be hard for Disney to make the choices streaming will force on them.
Tencent Earnings, WeChat Advertising, The Potential of WhatsApp Status
Tencent’s earnings were good, but as opaque as always. Still, there are insights to be gleaned about advertising in particular, and what that says about Messenger and WhatsApp.
Box and Google Cloud Vision, An Interview with Box CEO Aaron Levie
Box has made a deal to offer Google’s Vision AI services to its customers; is there space to be the intermediary between technology providers and end users? Box CEO Aaron Levie answers those questions and more.
Exponent Podcast: The Uber Mutation
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss The Uber Dilemma. Listen to it here.