Dave Chappelle has a new special about his old show that includes fundamental lessons about how the Internet has changed the content business.
An Interview with BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti
An Interview with BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti about BuzzFeed’s business model, acquisition of the HuffPost, and how big tech companies can fix the news.
The Idea Adoption Curve
Mapping the technology adoption curve to ideas gives insights as to which business models work on which parts of the addressable market.
More on the App Store, Hard Mode Follow-Up, Airbnb’s Complicated Costs
Apple’s App Store changes are genuinely a good deal for small publishers, and make me feel more favorable about the entire business. Then, Airbnb’s costs, particularly marketing, are too hard to understand.
Zuckerberg and Dorsey in Congress, Again; Apple Reduces App Store Fees for Small Developers; Apple’s Aggregation Politics
Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were in front of Congress again, while Apple reduced its App Store take for small developers.
Playing on Hard Mode
Airbnb and DoorDash both created new markets where ones did not previously exist; they are startups played on “hard” mode.
Spotify Buys Megaphone, Spotify’s Podcast Strategy, Spotify’s Megaphone Strategy
Spotify has acquired Megaphone, which brings clarity to its podcast advertising ambitions.
Intel’s Disruption, Intel vs. Apple, Additional Notes on the M1
Apple’s shift in differentiation shows how Intel went wrong; then, more notes on the M1, including Microsoft’s mysterious absence.
Apple’s Shifting Differentiation
Apple is about the integration of hardware and software, but the balance between the two has shifted over time.
More on Visa-Plaid, European Commission v. Amazon, Spotify Updates
Should regulators be able to see the future, and a reminder that Aggregators are good for customers and suppliers. Then, Spotify starts selling demand, and potentially podcasts.