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.

Passport

Announcing Passport, the new infrastructure supporting Stratechery.

App Store Arguments

There are all kinds of arguments to make about the App Store, and nearly all of them are good ones; that’s why the best solution can only come from Apple.

Distribution and Demand

Distribution on the Internet is free; what matters is controlling demand. AT&T and Verizon didn’t understand the distinction.

Cloudflare on the Edge

Cloudflare is uniquely positioned to become a major player in an Internet 3.0 world, where politics matter more than economics.

Market-Making on the Internet

More and more opportunities on the web come from market marking, not for advertisers, but for real goods and services paid for with real money.

Spotify’s Surprise

Spotify’s new subscription podcast offerings embrace the open ecosystem of podcasts in multiple ways.

Non-Fungible Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift, like Dave Chappelle, is leveraging the power of the Internet to take control of their art.