Manifestos and Monopolies

Facebook has long had too much power, but Mark Zuckerberg’s expressed willingness to use said power for political ends means it’s time to consider countermeasures.

Snap’s Apple Strategy

Snap plans to win on innovation; we’ve known for 30 years, though, that that is not always enough.

Inspired Media

The key for products and politicians used to be maximizing paid and earned media. What matters on the Internet, though, is inspired media.

The Great Unbundling

It’s trivial to say that the Internet changed media; what is more interesting is unpacking how different types of media were affected, and why — and what might happen to TV.

The Ten Year Anniversary of the Apple TV

Today is being marked as the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone; it is a footnote of history that it is also the 10-year anniversary of the Apple TV. It’s a reminder that we don’t know what innovations matter until they occur.

Alexa: Amazon’s Operating System

Money is made at chokepoints, and the most valuable chokepoints are operating systems; Amazon has built exactly that with Alexa.