Ev Williams premise that media is broken is correct. It’s broken, though, because of the business model, which means another bad business model isn’t the solution.
Apple had several announcements that were relatively boring from a product perspective but very interesting when it comes to strategy. Plus, its new “Clips” app may point to new products in the future.
Following up on Ad Agencies and Accountability, first with a correction on agency fees, and then a discussion of Google’s announced changes. Then, Foursquare has completed its multi-year pivot, and it looks like a great business.
Google is in hot water again, this time for ads placed against objectionable content. However, ad agencies and brands are just as responsible, and can no longer live in the past.
Microsoft Teams has officially launched, and the batter with Slack is as fascinating as ever. Indeed, it is perhaps the most compelling battle in all of enterprise software.
Uber looks to be in very big trouble if the allegations in Waymo’s lawsuit are true; this also may be what finally does in Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Google, though, messed up too, in the same way they have before.
Intel is buying Mobileye; it’s an acquisition that makes sense once you realize how much value there is in components.