Meta’s earnings, reason for optimism, and the company’s changing moats
Google Earnings, YouTube Growth Strategies, Shopify Layoffs and Earnings
Google search continues to be a source of strength, while YouTube’s weakness is likely because of ATT. Meanwhile, Shopify is suffering from mistaken forecasts, even as ATT’s impact becomes clearer.
Snap Earnings, Instagram Versus the Kardashians
Snap’s earnings were bad on the surface, and worse in the details; there may, though, be some good news for Meta, both in terms of advertising and also the evolution of Instagram.
Amazon Acquires One Medical, One Medical Allure, Reasons for Skepticism
Amazon acquired One Medical, emphasizing its commitment to the health care space; what are the reasons for both optimism and skepticism?
Netflix Earnings, Microsoft and Netflix’s Ad Deal
Netflix’s earnings beat expectations, but were still concerning; then, why Netflix made a deal with Microsoft, and why Microsoft is the biggest winner
CHIPS Act; America, China, and Intel; Micron and TSMC
The CHIPS Act is flawed in both its premise and implementation, but is worth passing for geopolitical reasons; that, though, means that Intel shouldn’t be calling the shots, particularly since it needs it more than ever.
More on Unity and ironSource, Developer Discontent, Tactics and Execution
Unity’s ironSource acquisition makes sense in isolation, but there are reasons to be concerned about the overall direction of the company.
Unity Merges With ironSource, Football Follow-up, Uber/Musk Follow-up
Unity’s merger with ironSource makes lots of sense, plus more on live sports and the Internet, and tough questions raised by Elon Musk and Uber
Big Ten Blame
The Big Ten’s recent expansion is being blamed on Fox and ESPN, but it is actually an example of content extracting maximum value through consolidation
The Uber Files, Musk Tries to Dump Twitter, Musk and the Hero Paradox
Uber raises philosophical questions about ends versus means; Elon Musk’s actions with Twitter raise similar questions.