On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss A Regulatory Framework for the Internet. Listen to it here.
Alexa’s Human Listeners, New Questions, Disney’s Presentation
Why Bloomberg’s article about Alexa was both scare-mongering and a missed opportunity, plus why Disney’s 2015 plummet in the stock market was a blessing in disguise.
Google Cloud Next, Anthos, Google Cloud and Open Source
The Google Cloud Next keynote was a big improvement: Google Cloud is focusing on its go-to-market strategy, and building products that make tactical sense relative to AWS.
A Framework for Regulating Content on the Internet
Regulators need to stop blindly regulating “the Internet” and instead understand that every part of the Internet stack is different, and only one part is suffering from market failure.
The Snap Partner Summit, Snap’s Announcements, Vision Versus Execution
Snap’s announcements at its Partner Summit signaled a new strategy that makes a lot of sense. The company, though, needs to show that it can execute.
Exponent Podcast: YouTube and the End of Friction
On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss the question of YouTube, why it’s similar and different from Facebook, and why engagement is both alluring and a potential problem. Listen to it here.
The Wall Street Journal and Apple News, The Problem with Regulating Content, Australia’s Terrible New Law
Why the Wall Street Journals’ deal with Apple isn’t so bad, and how that applies to YouTube. Plus, why content regulation isn’t workable, and a review of Section 230. Then, Australia passes a truly terrible law.
YouTube and Toxic Videos, YouTube’s Problematic Incentives, Sins of Omission and Commission
YouTube is undergoing the same scrutiny as Facebook, and is arguably even more to blame. The problem is not simply sins of omission (not finding bad content) but sins of commission (actively promoting it).
Mark Zuckerberg’s Proposal, The Copyright Directive and Sunk Costs, You Say You Want Some Regulation
Recent regulation highlights why Mark Zuckerberg’s call for regulation was so self-serving. The place where regulators should actually start is advertising.
No Daily Update: Personal Day
Hi folks, Hi folks, unfortunately this is not an April Fool’s joke: I had some unexpected personal issues to attend to today and need to take a personal day. I have updated the posting schedule. Thanks for your understanding. See you tomorrow.Subscribe to Stratechery Plus to receive full access to Stratechery and a whole lot […]