Antitrust Politics

Analyzing the politics of the antitrust hearing featuring the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

India, Jio, and the Four Internets

There are four Internets: China versus the U.S., and the E.U. and India. India’s potential new model rests on Jio.

The TikTok War

How TikTok exposed Facebook’s blindspot, thanks to its Chinese roots, and why those Chinese roots make TikTok a genuine concern.

The Slack Social Network

Slack lost to Microsoft head-to-head, but has smartly shifted to a horizontal strategy that the vertically-oriented Microsoft can’t match.

Apple and Facebook

Apple and Facebook seem like they are in conflict, but have often been each other’s best partners.

The End of OS X

OS X is retired, but fortunately, its legacy appears to live on in macOS 11.0.

Apple, ARM, and Intel

ARM Macs are imminent; why they make sense, and why the implications could be far-reaching, for not just Apple but also Intel.

Never-ending Niches

The Internet changed how media competes to focus and quality, but quality is defined by your niche.

Dust in the Light

The Internet ends gatekeepers and increases transparency, which has world-altering effects — both good and bad.

Platforms in an Aggregator World

Facebook Shops are good for Shopify merchants, but bad for Shopify; the answer is to push more into the real world.