Twitter is changing CEOs once again; what if the company changed its business model from ads to subscriptions?
Stratechery and Thanksgiving
An update on Stratechery and why I’m particularly thankful this Thanksgiving.
Spotify’s Earnings; Spotify’s Podcast Payoff; Universal, Taylor Swift, and Internet Power
Spotify’s earnings show that their strategy is working exactly as predicted; then, Universal is responding to Taylor Swift’s leveraging of Internet power.
Unity, Weta, and Faceless Platforms
Unity’s acquisition of Weta digital makes sense for both sides, and positions Unity to be an essential platform for tech’s future.
Unity Buys Weta Digital, An Interview with Unity CEO John Riccitiello
The Weta acquisition, Unity’s ambitions, their advertising business and relationship with Apple, and why Riccitiello thinks my understanding of the metaverse isn’t quite right.
ConstitutionDAO, The Need for Trust, Memes and Reality
ConstitutionDAO is an interesting project to buy a physical good as a community; what is particularly interesting is what it says about the power of actualizing memes
Opendoor Earnings, Opendoor’s Pricing, Opendoor’s Scalability
Opendoor’s results suggest that the problem in the home-buying market was unique to Zillow’s lack of expertise, not the model
Nvidia’s GTC Keynote, The Nvidia Stack, The Omniverse
Nvidia’s can ship so many new things because it is building on a common foundation; then, Nvidia’s Omniverse gives another way of thinking about the Metaverse.
Metaverse Follow-up, Apple Denied Stay in Epic Case, Google Loses EU Shopping Case Appeal
Metaverse follow-up, and then both Apple and Google lose in court
Microsoft and the Metaverse
Defining the Metaverse, and explaining why Microsoft is well-placed for the virtual reality opportunity