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The Creator Opportunity, The Value of Abundance, TV and Sports Follow-up
It is fine to be excited about web3, but it doesn’t seem right to deny the real opportunities already afforded by the Internet. Plus, tying up loose ends on TV and sports.
The 2021 Stratechery Year in Review
The most popular and most important posts on Stratechery in 2021.
Formula 1 and Netflix, Netflix and Sports, YouTube TV vs. ESPN
The increased popularity of F1 shows how sports can be valuable to Netflix, and why sports remain valuable to Disney.
The Great Bifurcation Follow-up, More on Intel and TSMC, Intel to Spin Out Mobileye
Follow-up on The Great Bifurcation, then more on Intel’s relationship with TSMC, and why the latter needs the former. Plus, spinning out Mobileye is a great idea.
The Great Bifurcation
Tracing the evolution of tech’s three eras, and why the fourth era — the Metaverse — is defined by its bifurcation with the physical world.
Intel vs. TSMC, How Samsung and TSMC Won, MAD Chips
Intel’s CEO is out campaigning for subsidies; his pitch doesn’t give sufficient credit to TSMC and Samsung for their success.
App Store Injunction Stayed, Fingerprinting on iOS, Life360 and Apple’s Missing Leverage
Apple wins in court, probably for good; meanwhile, its tracking rules aren’t really being enforced, and probably can’t be, which means Apple’s overreach was a mistake.
The Information on Apple in China, Apple’s Deal, Evaluating Apple’s China Risk
The Information has a report on a deal Apple made with the Chinese government; this explains multiple things over the last five years, and may indicate that Apple’s position is fairly secure.
FTC Sues to Block Nvidia ARM Acquisition, Innovation and the Data Center, ARM’s Future
The FTC is suing to block Nvidia’s ARM acquisition; it is a plausible argument, although Nvidia can make a pro-innovation case. Regardless, ARM’s future looks shakier than before.