Susan Fowler is tech’s person of the year, both because of her impact on Uber and on the tech industry broadly.
The Pollyannish Assumption and Bright Lines, YouTube’s Market Power, Google vs Amazon
Society collectively decides what is wrong through laws: that’s a useful bright line for platforms. Then, YouTube is demonstrating its market power, and Google and Amazon are acting like monopolies.
The Pollyannish Assumption
Moderating user-generated content is hard: it is easier, though, with a realistic understanding that the Internet reflects humanity — it is capable of both good and evil.
Apple’s Bad Week, Reputation Risk, Integration and Focus
Apple has had a recent spat of bad software bugs. Software is hard, but Apple has more to lose from its reputation than most. Could there be too much integration?
Exponent Podcast: Two Terrible Options
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Pro-Neutrality, Anti-Title II. Listen to it here.
AWS Fargate and Kubernetes Support, Embrace and Extend, AWS’s Execution Advantage
AWS announced Kubernetes support, which seems to fulfill Google’s strategic objectives: strategy without execution, though, can turn the tables.
“Light Touch”, Cable, and DSL; The Broadband Tradeoff; The Importance of Antitrust
Follow-up on net neutrality, and why the evidence suggests that less regulation has indeed spurred more investment; antitrust, though, is key.
Pro-Neutrality, Anti-Title II
Any regulation, including those around net neutrality, should be put to a cost-benefit analysis. In this case regulation advocates come up short.
Give Stratechery as a Gift
The holiday season is approaching, and a Stratechery subscription can be given as a gift! You can specify the date of delivery (like, say, December 25, to pick a random example), and include a personalized message to be delivered by email. To buy a gift visit this page (or send it to someone else to […]
Meredith Buys Time Inc., Meredith’s Business, About the Koch Investment
Meredith is buying Time Inc.; most media coverage is focused on the Koch investment, but Meredith itself is far more interesting as a publisher that is succeeding.