Stratechery is on holiday from December 26, 2022 to January 5, 2023; the next Stratechery Update will be on Monday, January 9. In addition, the next episode of Sharp Tech will be on Monday, January 9, and the next episode of Dithering will be on Tuesday, January 10. Sharp China will return the week of […]
An Interview with Daniel Gross and Nat Friedman about ChatGPT and the Near-Term Future of AI
An interview with Daniel Gross and Nat Friedman about ChatGPT and the near-term future of AI, Apple’s huge opportunity, the importance of bias, and the GPU paradox.
FTC Fines Epic, Netflix Ads, YouTube and the NFL
Epic’s FTC settlement is a reminder about the value of the App Store. Then, Netflix’s ad weakness is disappointing but not surprising, while the YouTube/NFL deal could have been worse for cable companies and other leagues.
The 2022 Stratechery Year in Review
The most popular and most important posts on Stratechery in 2022.
Twitter’s Link Ban, Network Portability, China and the Trailing Edge
Twitter’s link ban is not a new tactic to the company, or the industry, and shows where regulation goes wrong. Then, China doubles down on trailing edge semiconductor capacity.
An Interview with Gregory C. Allen About the Past, Present, and Future of the China Chip Ban
An interview with Gregory C. Allen about the Biden administrations China chip export controls, plus the broader historical context of U.S.-China relations, the history of Silicon Valley and the U.S. military, and the factors that drove the globalization of chips in the first place
The App Store and the Digital Markets Act, Third-Party App Stores, Messaging Interoperability Madness
The impact of the Digital Markets Act on App Stores and messaging.
Apple iCloud Encryption, CSAM Scanning and Convergent Encryption
Apple announced end-to-end encryption for iCloud, even as it officially abandoned its on-device CSAM-scanning approach; the details of its plan leave open the door for scanning in the cloud.
Consoles and Competition
Reviewing the history of video games explains why Sony is dominant today, and why Microsoft is actually introducing competition, not limiting it.
An Interview with Coinbase Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong about FTX and Crypto Realities
An interview with Coinbase founder and CEO Brian Armstrong about FTX, the value (or not) of crypto, and whether or not this current downturn is different.