The Apple v. Epic Decision

Understanding Apple’s victory in Apple v. Epic, and the limitations of the injunction on anti-steering provisions.

Tech Epochs and the App Store Trap

Centralized control is useful at the beginning of an economy, but limits innovation in the long run. That is as true for China as it is for the App Store.

Regulators and Reality

The FTC’s new Facebook case isn’t any better than the old one, even as there are ever more questions about the potential harm of regulatory interference

Apple’s Mistake

While it’s possible to understand Apple’s motivations behind its decision to enable on-device scanning, the company had a better way to satisfy its societal obligations while preserving user privacy.

Metaverses

The Metaverse of Snow Crash is not a good analogy for the future, as the Internet breaks down into Stephenson’s dystopia

Instagram’s Evolution

Instagram’s shift away from being a photo-sharing app is very much inline with the service’s continuous evolution.

The Lightness of Windows

The Windows 11 announcement was fun and interesting, but there is a reason that Windows is no longer the center of Microsoft’s business.

Pandemic Progress

Marc Andreessen has changed his tone over the past year; there is a cynical interpretation, but I think the shift is justified.

The Cicilline Salvo

A package of new proposed laws for regulating tech companies are in part a negotiating ploy, but also an indicator of change.

Integrated Apple and App Store Risk

WWDC highlighted how Apple’s differentiation is based on integration; the company ought not risk that differentiation for exploitive App Store policies.