Intel Problems

Intel is in much more danger than its profits suggest; the problems are a long time in the making, and the solution is to split up the company.

Internet 3.0 and the Beginning of (Tech) History

The actions taken by Big Tech have a resonance that goes beyond the context of domestic U.S. politics. Even if they were right, they will still push the world to Internet 3.0.

Trump and Twitter

Twitter and Facebook face the gravest Trump crisis yet, and this time, I think it is time to act.

New Defaults

The pandemic and vaccine rollout have highlighted where the West has lost its way; we need new defaults about information, change, and speed.

Social Networking 2.0

Facebook and Twitter represent the v1 of Social Networking; it’s a bad copy of the analog world, whereas v2 is something unique to digital, and a lot more promising.

Privacy Labels and Lookalike Audiences

Apple’s position on privacy seems unimpeachable, but it ignores trade-offs, and risks a bad outcome for the Internet as a whole.

Stripe: Platform of Platforms

Stripe’s announcement of Treasury — banking-as-a-service — manifests the breadth of the company’s ambition.

Five Lessons From Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle has a new special about his old show that includes fundamental lessons about how the Internet has changed the content business.

The Idea Adoption Curve

Mapping the technology adoption curve to ideas gives insights as to which business models work on which parts of the addressable market.