Congressional tech hearings are becoming more compelling with time, as tech companies run the risk of making not just economic enemies but political ones.
AMD Acquires Xilinx, Microsoft’s Earnings, Teams Wins
AMD’s Xilinx acquisition makes sense, even if it’s a bit boring; Teams, meanwhile, is the clear winner of the cloud integration opportunity.
Facebook Gaming, Facebook’s Innovation, Apple and Facebook
Facebook Gaming is perhaps the most innovative game streaming service; Apple should embrace it.
Facebook and the NYU Ad Observatory, Facebook’s FTC Decrees, Tradeoffs and Politics
The dispute between Facebook and the Ad Observatory are just as emblematic of the trade-offs between privacy and social responsibility as Clearview AI.
An Interview with Microsoft Executive Vice-President of Gaming Phil Spencer
How gaming has changed at Microsoft, Xbox’s strategy for the next generation, and what is going on with iOS
United States v. Google
The Justice Department’s lawsuit against Google is appropriately narrow, and if it fails it gives a template for Congressional action.
More on iPhone, iPhone Naming, iPhone Pricing
More on last week’s iPhone launch, specifically the names and prices of the new iPhones.
Twitter, Responsibility, and Accountability
Twitter went too far last week for reasons that go back to 2016 and the unfair blaming of tech for media’s mistakes.
Twilio Acquires Segment, What is Segment, An Interview with Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson
Why Twilio bought Segment, and an interview with Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson
The iPhone 12 Event, iPhone Pro Differentiation, Additional Notes
Apple’s iPhone 12 introduction was surprising, not necessarily because of the iPhone 12, but because of what Apple chose to focus on.