Foillow-up on Digital Advertising in 2022, plus Monday’s Daily Update about Spotify.
Digital Advertising in 2022
The advertising has shifted from a Google-Facebook duopoly to one where Amazon and potentially Apple are major forces.
Spotify and Joe Rogan, Culture and Principles, Music Versus Podcasts and the Long Run
Lessons from Spotify’s recent controversy, both for other tech executives, and also for the Spotify’s long run profitability.
Meta’s Earnings, Facebook’s Three Challenges, Financial Versus Existential Risks
Meta’s earnings were a perfect storm of challenges facing the company.
Apple Earnings, AMD Earnings, Google Earnings
Apple, AMD, and Google all delivered great results; margins were the most interesting places for analysis.
Gaming the Smiling Curve
The spate of recent acquisitions in the gaming space — Take-Two and Zynga, Microsoft and Activision, and Sony and Bungie — make sense in the context of the Smiling Curve.