The chip shortage facing the automobile industry has more to do with the auto industry’s failure to understand chips than a lack of U.S. capacity; still, a crisis in one area might fix another.
More from Daniel Ek; Creation, Consumption, and Clubhouse; Facebook and Australia, Continued
Good morning, Yesterday’s Spotify post probably should have been a Weekly Article; I’m writing follow-up all the same! On to the update: More from Daniel Ek Spotify CEO Daniel Ek did an interview with The Verge and a question-and-answer session with investors after the Stream On event that I wrote about yesterday. I thought thereSubscribe […]
Spotify Stream On, Spotify’s Advertising Play, Additional Notes on Stream On
Spotify’s Stream On event advertised Spotify’s ambitions to become an Aggregator. The plans were impressive, but should Spotify go even further?
Nonfungible Tokens, NBA Top Shot, The Creation of Consumption
NFTs are useful not simply because they are unique, but because they are an easy-to-understand way to understand the importance of blockchains.
Google Makes Deal With News Corp, Facebook Blocks News in Australia, Microsoft’s Cynicism
Google gives in in Australia, not to the government, but to News Corp. Facebook, meanwhile, pulls out; they are right on the merits, but terrible at the politics.
Ben Thompson on the Good Time Clubhouse Show
A recording of Ben Thompson on Good Time, February 16, 2021
Clubhouse and AirPods; Twitter, Meerkat, and Clubhouse; Clubhouse Monetization
More on Clubhouse, including the importance of AirPods, why it is different than Meerkat, conflict between privacy and competition, and monetization options.
Clubhouse will do for audio what Twitter, Instagram Stories, and TikTok did for text, images, and video.
Mistakes, Memes, and Foreign Ground; Coronavirus Context; The New York Times and the China Model
Considering a world of memes is uncomfortable, and perhaps explains why journalists want a world of information control. The problem is that we will never be better at this than China.
Mistakes and Memes
Information on the Internet is conveyed by memes, which can be anything and everything. The real world impacts are only now being understood.