Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was back on the hill, using his usual talking points; the contrast with a Chinese news app, facing its own political pressure, was striking. Plus, why Apple’s Siri hire is so important.
The Senate hearing about Facebook was a bigger deal than it might have seemed, both because it happened and because of what was said.
Uber has acquired JUMP, the dockless e-bike company. It’s an acquisition that makes sense for both sides, and suggests that Uber has a more coherent strategy than previously.
Publishers are in ever more trouble, thanks to the GDPR. It increasingly seems like Facebook and Google are the inevitable saviors, for better or worse.
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss The End of Windows. Listen to it here.
Mark Zuckerberg blamed The Pollyannish Assumption for his mistakes, but an internal memo suggested that Facebook may have misunderstood itself. Then, the walls around the company’s garden grow stronger.
Spotify debuts, and I really want to be bullish, but it’s hard. Then, Trump might have a point about Amazon, but it’s moot: the company should be defended.
Microsoft Teams is another example where Windows held too much sway. Then, ARM might be coming to the Mac; if it is, it shows the importance of commitment.
The Windows division no longer exists at Microsoft, marking the end to a four-year process of changing Microsoft’s culture.