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Facebook’s iOS 14 Announcement, Understanding the IDFA, The Real Showdown
What was interesting about Facebook’s iOS 14 announcement was not what it said about the IDFA, but what it didn’t say about Apple’s broader policies.
The Final Word on the App Store (for Now), Palantir’s S-1, Alex Karp’s Letter
The final word on the App Store, while Palantir’s S-1 both establishes the company as a defense firm, and argues that the biggest tech companies are on the wrong side of history.
Rethinking the App Store
Assume that Apple is going to win versus Epic: what is a reasonable approach to the App Store that will gain more developer support?
Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code, Breaking Down the Code, Australia’s Fake News
Australia’s new media code forcing Google and Facebook to pay incumbent media companies is wrapped in dishonesty about the reality of the Internet.
New Huawei Rules, What Now for Huawei, Apple’s Brand and China Inc.
New Huawei rules may kill not only the company’s handset business, but also its base station business. Why hasn’t China yet retaliated against Apple?
Apple-Epic Follow-up, A Brief History of Epic Games, Apple’s Hammer
Apple is reverting to form, trying to control everything. It is also threatening all of Epic’s business, not simply Fortnite.
Apple, Epic, and the App Store
The App Store is not one thing: it is installation, payments, and customer management; the further Apple gets from iOS, the worse its actions are for users and developers.
Qualcomm Follow-up, Twitter Earnings, Twitter Subscriptions?
It matters that Qualcomm is a U.S. company. Then, why Twitter is struggling with advertising, and what a subscription product might look like.
Qualcomm Wins on Appeal, The Opinion, Apple’s Foresight
Qualcomm won its appeal against the FTC; most of the opinion’s narrow arguments make sense, but look differently when considered holistically.